As is the case with the criminal laws of many other states, the California Penal Code criminalizes public intoxication. People who are charged with public intoxication thus may face having a criminal record in the event they are convicted as charged.
On Feb. 15, a 27-year-old California woman was taken into custody after she was found wandering around half-naked and disoriented on a Lancaster street. Authorities said they later discovered she left her toddler home alone.
Law enforcement officers with the San Jose Police Department announced they have arrested a 19-year-old San Jose man for his suspected involvement in as many as 20 residential burglaries in the area. San Jose police arrested him on Dec. 10.