New Westminster unit is busy CAGE-ing crooks


Sgt. Eddie Esqueda is not a trailblazing reformer by nature, but when he moved into Westminster Police Department’s Major Crimes unit and saw how enforcement could be improved, he stepped up. He was given the green light to move ahead and the CAGE unit was born. An acronym for Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement, CAGE concentrates on rounding up criminals with outstanding warrants and putting them back in jail. “When I came in (to Major Crimes) as a sergeant in 2021, I noticed there were several felons with outstanding warrants,” said Esqueda, a 23-year veteran at the Westminster Police Department.…

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