Rise in violence cited on Soboba Reservation

Citing an increase in violent incidents, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection will require sheriff's escorts when responding to calls on the Soboba Reservation.

Cal Fire responds to emergency calls on the reservation. The new policy will lead to longer wait times, a local captain said.

The change was implemented after a series of violent incidents involving law enforcement. In one case, a motorist on the reservation fired at two sheriff's deputies.

The policy does not apply to emergency calls that originate from the tribe's casino. Cal Fire will proceed without waiting for an escort.

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