California: Amber Alert expands

California: Amber Alert expands

Gov. Gray Davis said the state has expanded its Amber Alert system for finding abducted children to 20,000 retail outlets where California lottery tickets are sold.

Under the new system, the California Highway Patrol will notify the California Lottery after confirming that the abduction of a child 17 years or younger has occurred.

The lottery will display the information on thousands of electronic terminals.

PATROL ROLE IS TO STOP BRAWLS, BURGLARIES

Sacramento area police assigned officers to patrol theaters and theater parking lots on weekends to prevent auto theft, burglary of parked cars and brawls.

In the worst civil unrest incident, 300 teens entered a movie theater, jumped on counters and disrupted the showing of films.

Copyright Washington Crime News Service May 19, 2003

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