SANTA ANA (CBS) — Santa Ana police Sunday planned to partially close some streets popular with Easter cruisers in attempt to discourage a tradition that has grown up in the city.

Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna says authorities are expected to block off lanes on Bristol Street from 17th Street to Callen’s Common, Main Street from 17th Street to Dyer Road and Edinger Avenue from Main Street to Raitt Street starting at 6 p.m. Sunday through 3 a.m. Monday.

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Some revelers in the past engaged in flashing gang signs, vandalism and other petty crimes, but this year they can expect to spend the day in the city’s jail if they get out of line, Bertagna added.

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“The basic message is if you disturb the peace or break the law you’re going to be arrested,” Bertagna said. “And if you’re doing the bounce in the car you’ll be cited, so it’s like a no tolerance policy for any kind of disruptive behavior.”

Bertagna says more police officers are expected to patrol the city, as well.

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