law enforcement

A former law enforcement officer on the South Coast will spend a little time behind bars.

Donald Paul McCaffrey was sentenced on Friday in connection with a hit and run.

We’ll be seeing a lot of green on the Central and South Coasts Friday because of St. Patrick’s Day, but law enforcement officials say you don’t want to end up seeing red as in a police car pulling you over on a DUI charge.

Many departments in the region are beefing up patrols because of the holiday, which some celebrate at bars. The City of Oxnard says it’s planning both saturation patrols and a DUI checkpoint.

Throughout this Memorial Day weekend, you may notice an increased law enforcement presence in the South and Central Coast. Officers are targeting drunk and drugged drivers.

Many other law enforcement agencies have set up DUI checkpoints and have increased patrols.

Federal DEA agents and Simi Valley Police say a joint investigation led to the seizure of more than 30 pounds of crystal methamphetamine. Investigators conducted a pair of raids, one in El Monte, and the second in the community of San Fernando. Two men were arrested during the raids, which were the result of undercover operations.