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    Increase in Oakland Police Presence Following Recent Illegal Sideshow Activity
    Police in the Bay Area are cracking down on sideshows this holiday weekend, particularly in Oakland where officers will be patrolling both on the ground by air to curb these dangerous and gridlock-causing gatherings.

    Extra police will be working this weekend in Oakland in response to recent illegal sideshow activity, police announced Friday.

    Officers will be patrolling parts of the city with help from helicopters and outside agencies.

    "Violent, disruptive, illegal behavior will not be tolerated in the city of Oakland. Our investigators will be working to identify those responsible for committing crimes and participating in illegal sideshow activity," police said in a statement.

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    Police in Oakland are patrolling on the ground and by air in an effort to curb dangerous and gridlock-causing sideshows. Thom Jensen reports.

    (Published Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019)

    Any sideshow activity could potentially be met with citations, arrests and vehicle tows, according to police.

    Last weekend, sideshow enforcement in Oakland resulted in one arrest, 10 citations being issued and four vehicles being impounded, police said.

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