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19 Arrested During Temecula Area DUI, Traffic Warrant Sweep

The sweep was conducted Wednesday in Temecula and surrounding unincorporated county areas, with the majority of arrestees wanted on outstanding DUI warrants, a police sergeant said.

Patch file photo
Patch file photo

Nineteen people were arrested Wednesday when the Temecula Police Department Traffic Division and the California Highway Patrol-Temecula Office conducted a warrant sweep.

“The goal was to locate and arrest subjects who had outstanding warrants related to traffic offenses within the city of Temecula and the outlying county area,” Temecula police Sgt. Dean Spivacke stated in a news release issued Thursday.

The majority of those taken into custody had outstanding warrants related to alleged DUI offenses, Spivacke told Patch.

A few others had allegedly failed to appear in court for traffic offenses, he said.

The names of those arrested were not disclosed.

The warrant sweep was part of several Spivacke said will be conducted this year in Temecula and the county areas that are within the jurisdiction of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Southwest Station.

JJ Mclure January 23, 2014 at 07:47 PM
outstanding....round them up.
Brenda January 24, 2014 at 04:06 AM
I 2nd THAT. JJ for Mayor!!! :) We let them out so easily and then just just run around wild not obeying their probation rules, so then it costs us more money still to go out and round them all back up again. Book em, bond em out, and it starts all over again. I am telling you if we have 1 in 5 families living below poverty level here in this beatiful US of A sleeping on floors, without warm clothes, heating at night or cant afford to use it, no running water, not enough food, then guys that have broken the law can sure sleep on a pallet with blankets and apillows in a nice warm jail. Morons letting these guys out just cause more work then can ever be any good from it.
TemeKoala January 24, 2014 at 11:23 AM
Outstanding traffic offenses? Really you're gonna round em all up? For traffic offenses? We don't care about that, hang out in Old Town, there are beatings and fights on the daily, and use your resources to round up some drunk drivers, then post their names in The Patch please, with a mug shot. But leave the traffic offenders alone, there isn't any room in French Valley for traffic offenders, if someone doesn't pay a ticket or show up for traffic court BFD. Use your resources to get the real offenders, I saw a guy in a white coat selling heroin out of the CVS pharmacy in a pill bottle yesterday. And last night the TV told me to drink vodka, can you believe that? My tv is selling me drugs!! What the?!
Aaron Powers January 24, 2014 at 11:40 AM
@ValleyCat. Make sure you drink a gallon or two...just like your tv tells you to.
SA January 24, 2014 at 11:46 AM
“Valleycat shhhhh over here, over here ... yes you… we all float down here shhhhhh”
TVOR January 24, 2014 at 01:18 PM
People so frequently secondguess the police department's use of resources. How many of you actually have experience in the administration of law enforcement? I do not but I can easily understand how difficult it must be to accomplish all that is asked of our police with such limited resources. How about instead of people simply bitching about it, they actually study the issue and offer some solutions? I think you would find the problems beyond your grasp to solve.
TVOR January 24, 2014 at 01:21 PM
I have to add to that the fact that I myself have often questioned the efficiency of DUI checkpoints as opposed to Roving enforcement by motorcycle officers. This criticism was based on research I did on the subject because I took a keen interest in it. What I discovered is that politics drives those decisions, not being efficient at rounding up drunks.
ChrisG January 24, 2014 at 01:46 PM
This is good. I don't see why anyone would have a problem with this. What is the point of arresting people if the fines and penalties are not followed up on?
TemeKoala January 24, 2014 at 02:48 PM
@TVORetarded @Austin Powers @ SA- The resources are setup to protect local business that sell alcohol and a casino that starts with a P. That's simply it, you don't really have to research that much to find that the banks control the cops all the way down to small time local Temecula. The banksters own those cops that show up protecting the business every time there is a protest or gathering.
TemeKoala January 24, 2014 at 02:54 PM
Cops in general are great people, but that doesn't change the fact that they are owned by Bank of America and Wells Fargo. They are just slaves of the system that wouldn't hesitate to shoot your ass if directed to do so. Mindless sheep, but good people that need to question their orders more often.
KB January 25, 2014 at 02:44 AM
@ valleycat I agree with most of what you said except that"cops in general are great people." A very, very dangerous assumption to make, naive as well.
Brenda January 25, 2014 at 05:53 AM
I think someone is missing the point of this article. 19 people were arrested, with the majority of arrestees wanted on outstanding DUI warrants, a police sergeant said. Ok, now these were 19 guys who did not show up for court and a warrant was issued because our wonderful system had let them out on bail. So, we have to have a crew of Police and Highway patrols go out and round them up and take them back to Jail to be rebooked, and then again bailed out. Whew, and yes while we pay for all of it again because these morons do NOT show up. If we were setting higher bails for DUI's, and the damn bail companies made sure they got a piece of important collateral, house, car!! then maybe these guys would show up for court. That is what this article is about and if we just left those caught DUI in jail with a blanket and pillow we would not have to go to the expense of having to hunt them down.

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