Sun. Jun 16th, 2024

Remarkably the SAPD has announced that they are still intending to go after the Easter cruisers this weekend despite the fact that we now have a liberal all-minority majority on the Santa Ana City Council.

Why is this still a police priority in our city? It is probably because of the massiver overtime pay the SAPD officers will rack up for working on Easter Sunday. No wonder they keep busting the cruisers every Easter!

This is of course a major inconvenience to our residents as the SAPD insists on closing down major streets and creating traffic nightmares just as our families are trying to get to church and to Easter brunches, lunches and dinners.

Here is the SAPD’s press release about the Easter Cruiser crackdown:

The Santa Ana Police Department will be conducting a large-scale anti-cruiser enforcement operation on Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023. It will begin at 6:00 PM and will conclude at 2:00 AM. The City of Santa Ana has contended with large crowds, congested roadways, and criminal activity in years past on Easter Sunday. These activities are quality of life issues that impact our residents, businesses, and visitors. Road closures, lane restrictions, and extra patrol officers will help the Santa Ana Police Department crackdown on the annual tradition of cars cruising on Easter Sunday.

To mitigate these issues, an increased police presence with a zero-tolerance approach along with lane restrictions and road closures will be in effect in the following areas: Bristol Street between Warner Avenue to 1st Street & Edinger Avenue between Bristol Street & Main Street.

Bristol Street will be 1 lane in each direction and Edinger Avenue will be completely closed starting at 3:00 PM to 2:00 AM.

The temporary closures and restrictions will delay traffic in some areas of the city.

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

2 thoughts on “Why is the SAPD going to crack down on the Easter cruisers again this Sunday?”
  1. no surprise on anything negative regarding the streets of Santa Ana. I love Santa Ana, the merging of cultures, The oldness of its architecture. However all things relating to driving the streets of Santa Ana is another story. Santa Ana has the worst driving experience in the nation. The worst potholes, alarmingly worst, suspension damaging worse and they are everywhere.Whats just as bad is are the traffic light sequencing. EVERY traffic light in SA is timed long enough to finish a drive thru meal with time to spare. If you need to get to places on time move somewhere else. The only place they are speedy is leaving Floral Park where you know those special people live.The last thing is the actual drivers are not just bad but dangerous, so many unlicensed, untrained. drunk or just very very slow. Also the road closures due to repairs must be planned by someone with a sadistic disorder, closing whole little sections of the city in all directions to trap drivers into total despair.
    PS i’d love to follow the money on all the street construction because you can smell the graft from the Main St beautification project from Broadway.

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