Operation Dust Devil: Latest week targets Victor Valley, King of the Hammers
During the seventh week of Operation Dust Devil, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies patrolled Apple Valley, Hesperia, Phelan, Victorville, and the Juniper Flats area.
Additionally, Johnson Valley, where 5,000 off-road enthusiasts, attended the multi-week annual King of the Hammers racing event, which runs through Saturday.
The Victor Valley was mainly targeted because, over the past months, deputies have received and responded to multiple motorcycle disturbance calls.
During the latest week ending Feb. 5, deputies issued 26 California Vehicle Code citations, 17 California Penal Code citations, one SBC Code Enforcement citation, five City of Hesperia Code Enforcement citations, and towed four vehicles.
Three vehicles towed were quads being driven on the roadway in Apple Valley.
Throughout the patrol, deputies contacted 225 citizens and provided educational resources on legal riding areas and safe riding practices.
In Johnson Valley, deputies handed out educational resources on legal riding areas to those who requested the information.
Operation Dust Devil
Operation Dust Devil will take place throughout most of 2023 to encourage safe and responsible off-highway vehicle operation through education and enforcement throughout the county.
The operation will focus on off-highway vehicle operations throughout the county's 20,105 sq. miles.
The operation will include personnel from the department's Off-Highway Vehicle Team and various patrol stations. Also, several other agencies, including Hesperia Park Services, the California Highway Patrol, and U.S. Forest Service.
This article originally appeared on Victorville Daily Press: Operation Dust Devil: 7th week targets Victor Valley, King of the Hammers