Temecula’s new Old Town Policing Team nets dozens of arrests, hundreds of traffic citations in first 10 days

The city of Temecula’s new Old Town Policing Team makes 32 arrests and gives nearly 150 traffic citations in its first 10 days, according to a Riverside County sheriff’s captain. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
The city of Temecula’s Old Town Policing Team is off to a solid start, the captain who oversees police services for the city told members of the City Council recently. Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Zach Hall, who heads the Temecula Sheriff’s Station – Temecula contracts with the sheriff’s department for its police force – said while the new team had only been active for 10 days as of the March 23 council meeting at which he was speaking, they have made dozens of arrests and issued more than 100 traffic citations. The new dedicated team began their duties Thursday, March 11, and include six sheriff’s deputies, two traffic enforcement motorcycle deputies, one supervisor, one community services officer and one investigator. As of the council meeting, Hall
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