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Published on May 23, 2024
RESET Team Thwarts Sideshow Setup in Hayward with Multiple Arrests and SeizuresSource: Alameda County Sheriff's Office

Cracking down on illegal automotive antics, the Regional Sideshow Enforcement Team (RESET) swung into action over the weekend, putting the brakes on sideshow mayhem before it could tear up Hayward streets. The multi-agency task force, which pools the might of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office, Hayward Police Department, California Highway Patrol, and San Leandro Police Department, pulled the plug on a sideshow in the making near Mission Boulevard and Harder Rd.

Through strategic positioning based on gathered intelligence, the RESET team's latest crackdown led to several disruptions and arrests. Their campaign yielded 65 traffic stops and 21 citations, along a dragnet that brought in 6 misdemeanor and 5 felony arrests, "the Alameda County Sheriff's Office" detailed in a Facebook post. Also snared in the sweep were 2 firearms, complete with high-capacity magazines, and ten vehicles that ended up on the tow list.

Stressing the perils of illegal sideshow events, which can all too easily spiral into dangerous displays of vehicular bravado, law enforcement emphasized the need for technologically advanced tools to capture those intent on fleeing the scene. According to the post by the Sheriff's Office, agile deployment of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and air support from across agencies, including the ACSO, CHP, and OPD, worked hand in glove to ensure none slipped through the net.

With the dust settling on a potentially disruptive weekend, the RESET team's success in maintaining public safety and order was clear. Their collaborative approach demonstrates that rogue roadsters don't stand a chance when law enforcement joins forces. The Alameda County Sheriff's Office didn't mince words in their appreciation: "Thank you, RESET, for your outstanding work toward achieving safer communities."