SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – With the Fourth of July holiday right around the corner, law enforcement officers are stepping up their presence on Sacramento area rivers.
Patrol boats were out on the water Saturday afternoon, looking for people breaking the law.READ MORE: Detectives: Rental Fraud Suspect Posted Turlock Properties On Facebook Marketplace, Scammed People Out Of $2,000
They were saturating the Sacramento River with their crews, checking up on anyone out on the water.
They’ll be stopping boats, looking for violations such as if any children under the age of 13 aren’t wearing life jackets.READ MORE: California-Grown Cannabis To Be Judged At Next State Fair
They’ll also be looking for anyone operating a boat while intoxicated. They will also do boat safety inspections on shore, basically just making sure everyone out on the river is aware of how to have fun safely.
“If the boat commits a violation, we’ll do an enforcement stop, and during that stop we’ll make sure they have all the necessary equipment for their boat,” a Sacramento police officer said on Saturday. “So far today, everyone’s been very law-abiding, very safe.”MORE NEWS: Man Shot And Killed In Parking Lot Along Florin Road
The cooler weather kept the crowd smaller than normal Saturday, but officers will still be patrolling the water well into the evening.