SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — It has been six weeks since California Freeway Patrol started working in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, and in that point CHP says it has seized 41 stolen autos.
A brand new operation went into place on Might 1, which entailed the state deploying CHP, California Nationwide Guard, and California Division of Justice assets into the drug-ridden district.
CHP labored with San Francisco Police Division officers in offering supplemental patrols in high-crime areas across the metropolis, together with the Tenderloin. Two-hundred individuals died from unintended drug overdoses in San Francisco between January and March of 2023, in keeping with information launched by town’s Workplace of the Chief Medical Examiner.
“The collaboration between CHP and the SFPD continues to take harmful medication off the streets and return stolen property to its rightful house owners,” CHP Golden Gate stated.
Along with recovering the stolen autos, CHP has additionally been getting medication off the Tenderloin’s streets. On Might 15, officers seized what CHP stated was 225,000 deadly doses of fentanyl.
“I’m pleased with the CHP and CalGuard’s lifesaving efforts to close down the Tenderloin’s poison pipeline and maintain drug traffickers accountable. These early outcomes present promise and function a name to motion: we should do extra to scrub up San Francisco’s streets, assist these fighting substance use, and eradicate fentanyl from our neighborhoods,” Gov. Gavin Newsom stated.
SFPD Chief Invoice Scott stated that 45 individuals have been arrested within the drug crackdown, and simply three of them are residents of San Francisco.