Each May 5th (Cinco de Mayo), the City of Santa Ana experiences a high volume of unsanctioned cruising activity. This unsanctioned activity produces public safety concerns, numerous calls for service and grid-lock. In an effort to provide a safe environment and minimize the impact on our local neighborhoods, the Santa Ana Police Department will be deploying extra police personnel to deal with the influx of cruiser activity.
As with past years, the Santa Ana Police Department is taking pro-active measures to deter cruising activity throughout the city. To mitigate these issues, an increased police presence, lane restrictions and road closures will be in effect in the areas of Bristol Street from 17th Street to Callen’s Common, Main Street from 17th Street to Dyer Road, Edinger Avenue from Main Street to Raitt Street and Harbor Boulevard between Westminster Avenue and Edinger Avenue.
Residents, motorist, and visitors should expect traffic delays and make an effort to avoid these areas whenever possible. Residents are encouraged to report any significant or ongoing criminal activity to the Santa Ana Police Department at (714) 245-8049.