Better Watch Out – Santa’s Watching

December 16, 2002

LAPD Pedestrian Crosswalk Detail/ Press Conference

Intersection of Riverside Drive and Ranchito Avenue near the 101 Freeway and Woodman Avenue

Wednesday, December 18, 2002
Crosswalk Detail – 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Press Conference- 9:00 a.m.

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Traffic Division will conduct a Crosswalk Enforcement Detail as a part of the heightened Holiday Traffic Awareness Plan.
This location was the scene of a double pedestrian fatality on July 21, 2002. A six- foot, four- inch, 300-pound Officer, dressed, as Santa Claus will attempt to cross at this dangerous valley intersection.

Los Angeles Police Department Officers will pull over cars and issue citations or warnings to motorist who violate Santa Claus’s right of way. At 9:00 a.m., at the intersection, a Press Conference will be held during the crosswalk detail by members of the City Council and LAPD Command Staff. If you have any questions, concerns or comments please feel free to contact Sgt. Roger Archambault or Officer Luz Montero at Valley Traffic Division, 818-902-0336.

This media advisory was prepared by Public Information Officer Adriana N. Sanchez, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.