March 5, 2012
On March 5, 2012, East Los Angeles Sheriff's Station personnel along with detectives from the Taskforce for Regional Autotheft Prevention (TRAP) conducted a street racing suppression operation in the city of Commerce. Illegal street racing "crews" are an organized group of people ranging in age from early teens to middle age, and in some cases, older adults. They share a common interest in racing. Their vehicles are often modified for these specific types of events which are held on public streets. They are also opportunists who stage impromptu races on a public street at any suitable location.