Oct 232011

  The West Sacramento Police Log is a regular feature in the News-Ledger newspaper. Here is the Police Log from Oct. 12.

  Information for this ‘Police Log’ has come directly from original police reports and documents It’s just a sampling of the reports, calls for service and arrests made by the West Sacramento Police Department during the past week. The information includes citizen complaints and other statements that have not substantiated or verified by an investigation or a courtroom.

  First a few items from Sept. 27 that did not make the prior week’s News-Ledger:

 Sept. 27, 9:15 a.m.

  A citizen reported that a teen had taken a toy from the porch of a home near Lemontree Drive and Limewood Street. After confronting the teen, the boy returned it, but “was acting (unusual), like he was four or five years old.”


Sept. 27, 9:20 a.m.

   A clerk at a market on the 1500-block of Jefferson refused to sell cigarettes to a male customer who couldn’t prove his age. The customer got angry, and slammed the door on his way out – damaging it – before leaving in a white pickup.

 Sept. 27, 10:38 a.m.

  Police were summoned to a Clarendon Street school for a female student “being defiant and trying to leave.” A school resource police officer was requested.

 Sept. 27, 11:02 a.m.

  A Shore Street business reported the theft of about $2,000 in copper wire from a cell phone tower.

  Sept.27, 11:44 a.m.

  A private gym for kids on Triangle Court reported that a woman had gone into the restroom ten minutes earlier, and not come out. A staff member suspected she was using drugs, and was concerned because children were present.

 Sept. 27, 1:03 p.m.

  The “topper” had been stolen from a fountain at a Soule Street funeral home.

 Oct. 4, 11:45 a.m.

  A bank on West Capitol Avenue reported there had been a man taking photos of the ATMs. The bank asked police to look for him and check him out.

 Oct. 4, 1:33 p.m.

  A female caller told a dispatcher that someone had set up a fake Facebook page on the Internet, using her identity and her family photos and address, and was “using it to harass people on the Internet.”

 Oct. 5, 9:04 a.m.

  An auto-related business on Triangle Court reported that a female employee had embezzled over $24,000 during the past several months by altering documents and records.

 Oct. 5, 9:46 a.m.

  A man asked a dispatcher about the city’s alcoholic beverage laws. He said he had bought a bottle of wine from a retailer in Southport, and he was “concerned that the clerks took his ID information and entered it into the computer.”

 Oct. 5, 11:01 a.m.

  A Maple Street man told police he had a medical marijuana card, and was permitted to grow the plants in his backyard. But a known acquaintance stole his marijuana plants.

 Oct. 5, 1:05 p.m.

  A business on Industrial Boulevard was evacuated, with a staffer reporting that smoke was coming from a lab.

 Oct. 5, 1:34 p.m.

  A supermarket on West Capitol Avenue said there was a woman on the premises, selling food stamps to customers below their face-market value.

 Oct. 5

  A resident of Benton Street found a damaged rear door at the home and believed someone had tried to get in.

 Oct. 5, 3:03 p.m.

  The underpass on Westacre Road was reported to have flooded.

 Oct. 5, 4:03 p.m.

  A 44-year old Merkley Avenue woman entered a Riverpoint Court retail store. She took a “Betty Pant” and an “18-hour bra,” and concealed them before trying to leave without paying. She was detained by security and given a notice to appear in court by police.

 Oct.5, 9:45 p.m.

  A 25-year old Sacramento man went into a Riverpoint Court store and took four DVDs out of their cases. He put the DVDs in his pants and tried to leave the store. It didn’t work. The DVDs were valued at $118.44.

 Oct. 6, 11:39 a.m.

  A caller from an apartment complex on Touchstone Place said he had just seen two juveniles vandalizing a vending machine there. The teens fled, and the caller was chasing them southbound on Bridge.

 Oct. 6, 12:31 p.m.

  Security staff at a supermarket on West Capitol detained a shoplifter who had tried to steal a bottle of alcohol. The bottle was damaged during the incident. Then, the male suspect complained of chest pains. He was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

 Oct. 6, 12:52 p.m.

  A store on Riverpoint Court said a male suspect, about 45-50 years old with a backpack, had just stolen a bicycle and was now riding it in the parking lot near the garden center.

 Oct. 6, 9 a.m.

   A staff member at River City High reported finding a sign from a Soule Street towing company at the campus.

 Oct. 6, 1:41 p.m.

   A 50-year old man at the police station got into a verbal dispute with code enforcement officers after he was evicted from a boat.

 Oct. 6, 2:48 p.m.

  A West Sacramento man reported that two of his vehicles were vandalized in the last few days, with hubcaps stolen, locks “popped” and doors “keyed” (scratched).

 Oct. 6, 3:37 p.m.

  A man in central West Sacramento asked police to visit his house and talk to his daughter about breaking into his home when he wasn’t there. He didn’t want to press charges, “just wants (police) to lecture the girl.”

 Oct. 6, 4:42 p.m.

  A woman from the north area asked for police advice. Her husband had been gone for seven days and had been “doing drugs,” and now he was back and she was concerned he would be violent.

 Oct. 6, 6:14 p.m.

   A resident reported that a known suspect was taking wood from a stacked pile in the driveway of a nearby home. The home’s resident wasn’t at home, and was in the process of moving out.

 Oct. 6, 7 p.m.

  From the 2500-block of Industrial Boulevard: two men and a woman, all “scraggly looking” with “torn clothes and missing teeth” had jumped a fence at a business and taken some metal frames, leaving in a Dodge pickup pulling a trailer with no plates.

 Oct. 6, 7:20 p.m.

  From Hardy Drive: there is “a pot from a stove in the front yard with (its) content burning.”

 Oct. 7, 1:30 p.m.

  Police followed up at a central-city address, where a family accused a 28-year old female transient of “taking advantage” of a disabled son. An officer contacted the suspect, finding she smelled of marijuana, was on probation, and admitted to having drug paraphernalia. A homemade drug pipe was found in her purse, and she was arrested.

 Oct. 7, 7 p.m.

  Police responded to the report of “a subject sitting in a black BMW sedan (who) just shot up some drugs” on 7th Street. They located the vehicle and noted that the man in the driver’s seat “made furtive movements” towards the back seat. The man admitted being on probation for a concealed weapons charge, and he was detained outside the car. He consented to a search of the car, and admitted there was a “capped syringe” in the vehicle.

  An officer found a syringe loaded with a “brown liquid” in a sunglasses case, as well as a tablespoon wrapped in a paper towel and two orange tablets in a plastic bag. The liquid tested positive as heroin. The tablets did not test positive as “ecstasy.” The officer consulted with Poison Control, which told the officer that the tablets were Suboxone, a narcotic. The suspect admitted he had no prescription for this, and said the drug was to help withdrawing from heroin. He was arrested and jailed.

 Oct. 7, 11 p.m.

  A Southport woman found a set of “Peerless Brand handcuffs” along the street at Lake Washington Boulevard and Jefferson. She turned them in to police.

 Oct. 7, 9 a.m.

  A burger restaurant on the 2700-block of West Capitol reported that a 30-year old woman had just kicked in the front door, shattering its glass.

 Oct. 8, 8:22 a.m.

  A silver Monte Carlo reportedly hit a fire hydrant in the parking lot of Riverpoint Court.

 Oct. 8, 10:27 a.m.

  A Kegle Drive woman reported that she was in a verbal argument with her boyfriend after he withdrew money from her account without permission.

 Oct. 8, 11:40 a.m.

  A caller complained that someone had blocked a driveway, cutting off access, at a home near the Bryte Elementary campus and playfields where soccer was going on.

 Oct. 8, 12:17 p.m.

  A 7th Street resident reported an “ongoing issue with people stealing mail and neighbors selling items he lets them borrow.”

 Oct. 8, 3:36 p.m.

  Family members at a Greenmeadow Avenue home were reported to be in a dispute over a steam cleaner. No one was hurt, but one woman’s arm had been grabbed.

 Oct. 8, 11 a.m.

  The catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle owned by a 44-year old man on Valley Oak Lane.

 Oct. 8, 5 p.m.

  Cash was missing after a liquor store on the 900-block of Sacramento Avenue was found burglarized.

 Oct. 8, 6:56 p.m.

  At a Riverpoint Court store: a man took a vacuum from the display area and ran from the store, fleeing in a gray Buick.

 Oct. 9, 12:11 a.m.

  A neighbor asked police to help “quiet down” a home on Pitzer Court that had a live band playing.

 Oct. 9, 12:51 a.m.

   A singlewide trailer on the 4200-block of West Capitol was reported to be on fire.

 Oct. 9, 2:53 a.m.

  A caller from a motel on the 1800-block of West Capitol said some tenants were apparently selling drugs. “Customers” were coming by the room frequently and only staying for short periods of time.

 Oct. 9, 5:42 a.m.

  A woman from the 1200-block of West Capitol said that someone had called her cell phone company, impersonating her, and changing her cell phone service (or possibly setting up a new account).

 Oct. 9, 8:11 a.m.

  A 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle was stolen during the night from Cedar Court.

 Oct. 9, 11:22 a.m.

  A religious institution on the 1000-block of West Capitol reported that a camera was missing.

 Oct. 9, 4:52 p.m.

  A resident of Violet Drive reported that there were three teens “along the canal” with some sort of “long gun,” and that shots had been heard. The resident did not know what type of gun it was and whether it was a “real” one.

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