By CBS13 Staff

STOCKTON (CBS13) — Law enforcement officers are seriously cracking down on sideshow activity in the Central Valley.

One of more than a dozen cars towed over the weekend. (Credit: CHP Stockton)

The San Joaquin County Sideshow Task Force was out in force for a county-wide effort against sideshows over the weekend. In total, Stockton police say the mission resulted in 169 traffic stops, 118 citations, 19 vehicles towed, 44 vehicles inspected, 7 vehicles sent to the state referee.

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Along with the vehicles seized, police say 14 people were arrested. One of those arrests happened after Stockton police officers tried to pull over a suspect near San Joaquin and Lafayette streets.

That driver took off and sparked a short chase that ended when they crashed into a pole.

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Officers say a pair of suspects got out and tried to run, but officers were able to force them to the ground. Eventually, a 15-year-old and 14-year-old boy were arrested.

Police say a 17-year-old boy was also arrested after another vehicle stop near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Turnpike.

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The joint taskforce against sideshows includes CHP Stockton, Stockton police, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department, Lodi police, Manteca police, and Tracy police.