Children throughout the unincorporated area of La Crescenta may be a bit surprised when a Crescenta Valley sheriff’s deputy stops them as they walk or ride their bike around town. They are being stopped not because they did something wrong, but because they did something right.
For the fourth consecutive year, the CV Sheriff’s Station is participating in the Operation Chill program. In the course of their patrols, deputies look for kids practicing safe street and sidewalk practices like riding their bicycle with the proper safety helmet or using the crosswalks when crossing the street. The kids are stopped and handed a coupon for a 7-Eleven Slurpee.
The Valley Sun recently went on a ride-along with CV Deputy Michael Spina as he found kids doing the right thing and surprised them with a coupon. The reaction was surprise, to say the least.