CHP ramps up efforts to disrupt retail theft rings statewide

SACRAMENTO – In a significant blow to organized retail theft, the California Highway Patrol (CHP), along with partner law enforcement agencies, arrested more than 50 people and recovered more than $60,000 and merchandise in Central Valley over the Aug. 12 weekend. The CHP conducted several operations as part of the Organized Retail Crime Task Force (ORCTF), which was formed in 2019 by Governor Newsom. The ORCTF has worked tirelessly since that time to help recover $30.7 million in stolen merchandise, returning the goods to impacted retailers throughout California. With ramped up law enforcement cooperation and activities across California, the CHP seeks to disrupt criminal operations of this nature across the state, sending a strong message that these illicit activities will not be tole
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