New CHP Task Force Busting Retail Theft Rings

Under a new law, three California Highway Patrol divisions in the state, including San Diego, have created task forces to go after crime rings that steal thousands in merchandise from retail stores.

The San Diego team has already seen success, arresting members of three alleged crime crews, and going to work even before the task force’s official November 4 start date. “Once we knew this task force was coming, we had our team set up, we were able to get cases going,” Sgt. Jim Kelley of the CHP’s Border Division office in San Diego. “The investigators are very experienced guys.”

So far, they have cracked three rings in San Diego, and made at least six arrests. They’ve also recovered about $75,000 in stolen goods. And as of this week, they have at least eight more investigations in the works… The San Diego Union-Tribune

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