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Below is the ‘Police Log’ feature from the Nov. 16 edition of the News-Ledger. Subscribers get it weekly — so please consider subscribing today!

  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.

Nov. 7, 8:17 a.m.
Westmore Oaks Elementary School reported an incident on Saturday at that involved two students, some threats and some knives.

Nov. 7, 11:17 a.m.
A freight company on Industrial Boulevard contacted police. It had paid a truck driver and the driver had picked up the load – but now the truck was back, and the driver asked that the load be taken off “because he needs to get a new truck.” The company suspected “the driver is trying to scam them and not return” for the load.

Nov. 8, 12:36 a.m.
A Riverpoint Court store said it had video of a female suspect who took some merchandise from shelves, put it into her jacket, and currently is trying to return it for a refund at the customer service desk.

Nov. 8, 4:58 a.m.
The catalytic converter was reported gone from a Toyota 4-Runner on Virginia Avenue.

Nov. 8, 6:58 a.m.
A car was found burglarized on Yolo Street. Gone were a stereo and money from the ashtray.

Nov. 8, 10:09 a.m.
A Riverpoint Court store reported receiving a suspicious package. It had been sent from Israel, with misspelled labels, and it was addressed to a person who was not at that site. The bomb squad was summoned. The box contained T-shirts (the non-exploding kind).

Nov. 8, 11:47 a.m.
A citizen reported that someone had stolen the starter from a car parked on May Street. The suspect left behind a knit cap.

Nov. 8, 1:23 p.m.
A caller reported that he or she had been riding a bike near Pekins Road and Jefferson Boulevard in Southport when a woman got out of a red car and “got very hostile,” accusing the caller of having tried to break into a home in the area.

Nov. 8, 1:45 p.m.
A restaurant on the 1600-block of Sacramento Avenue reported that someone had broken a window there. A bullet hole was seen in the busted glass.

Nov. 8, 2:05 p.m.
A woman reported that someone stole the rear license plate from a vehicle parked on Chromium Street in Ironworks. The plate belonged to an exempt state vehicle.

Nov. 8, 2:13 p.m.
A witness said a vehicle had just hit a van belonging to a communications company van – and then took off, with the van in pursuit. The pair of vehicles were last seen headed north, away from the hit-and-run near Jefferson Boulevard and Triangle Court.

Nov. 8, 2:20 p.m.
A resident of Apache Street said a suspect had driven by the home and then got out of the car and tried to look through the home’s fence. The suspect was “very irate and not making much sense, and “(kept) saying he was being ‘indirectly harassed’ by his neighbors” before getting in his car and leaving.

Nov. 8, 4:18 p.m.
A woman phoned dispatchers from a Riverpoint Court store – where her 11-year old son had just been caught shoplifting. The woman was taking the boy to the police station.

Nov. 8, 7:50 p.m.
A citizen reported there were two men (both non-white) in a driving school car, cruising near a Southport shopping center. The citizen was worried that they “might be casing the area.”

Nov. 8, 8:51 p.m.
A store on the 1200-block of West Capitol said there was a man at the scene, who had been sleeping in his van right outside the store for the last two nights. Employees working the closing shift were “uncomfortable” with his presence.

Nov. 8, 10:10 p.m.
A neighbor asked a West Sacramento resident to call police. The caller wasn’t sure what the problem was, but thought it might concern a man who had throat cancer and “talked through a box,” his wife, and her boyfriend.

Nov. 8, 11 p.m.
Two brothers (age 19 & 21) got into a fight on the 3200-block of West Capitol. One through a piece of concrete at the other’s vehicle, breaking a window. The 21-year old was arrested.

Nov. 9
A woman said there was an RV blocking her driveway on 2nd Street, and she “has to go across the grass to get out” with her car. She was also concerned that homeless people might be living in either the RV or in a neighboring home, which was supposed to be vacant.

Nov. 9, 6:28 a.m.
A vehicle burglary was reported on Citrus Avenue.

Nov. 9, 7:35 a.m.
A vehicle burglary was reported on the 1000-block of Park Boulevard. The thief made off with a navigation system, spare change from a change drawer “and a large bag of dog food.”

Nov. 9, 8:09 a.m.
A citizen came to the police lobby to report losing a wallet at a Southport neighborhood market. Since the loss, someone has used the victim’s credit card. Cash and ID were in the wallet.

Nov. 9, 3:26 p.m.
A parent reported that someone had stolen a son’s bike about 10 minutes ago, and the parent had just located the suspect and bike near Merkley and Westacre, and was confronting the thief.

Nov. 9, 3:28 p.m.
The recycling boxes were reported to be on fire behind a supermarket on the 1600-block of West Capitol.

Nov. 9, 4:07 p.m.
A neighbor reported that about 5-7 teens were near the Southport Town Center, setting off fireworks.

Nov. 9, 11:01 a.m.
Near a bar on the 2100-block of West Capitol, a car was reportedly hit by another vehicle which took off, with the driver possibly intoxicated. The suspect vehicle was a burgundy Chrysler PT Cruiser.

Nov. 9, 11:29 p.m.
A domestic violence incident was reported in Southport.

Nov. 9, 12 p.m.
A 27-year old woman picked up medication belonging to a 54-year old man from a pharmacy on the 1200-block of West Capitol, without his permission.

Nov. 10, 3:57 a.m.
Two tires were slashed on a car on the 1900-block of Park Boulevard, about 15-20 minutes earlier.

Nov. 10, 4:55 a.m.
An acquaintance of a north-area woman said she had phoned “about an hour and a half ago, saying goodbye.” The woman had a history of suicide threats.

Nov. 10, 5:40 a.m.
A tire was slashed about an hour earlier on a vehicle on Evergreen Avenue.

Nov. 10, 9:07 a.m.
A building and trailers on E Street were found hit with spray paint.

Nov. 10, 11:58 a.m.
A witness reported there was a vehicle near Harbor and Reed, “all over the roadway and (unable) to maintain lanes.” The vehicle was an orange tow truck.

Nov. 10, 11:59 a.m.
An intoxicated subject was found laying on the sidewalk in front of a Sacramento Avenue gym.

Nov. 10, 12:38 p.m.
A Sacramento Avenue market reported receiving a counterfeit $10 bill from a woman who was still on the scene. She reported that she had received the bill “from an unknown bank.”

Nov. 10, 1:35 p.m.
A citizen reported an ongoing problem of “dump trucks speeding up and down Harbor Boulevard toward West Capitol and Sacramento Avenue.”

Nov. 10, 1:36 p.m.
Somebody stole a pair of leaf blowers from a maintenance shack at a Lake Road mobilehome park.

Nov. 10, 3:34 p.m.
A woman returned to her Lake Road mobilehome after eight days in the hospital. She believed that the front door may have been forced, and the home had possibly been burglarized. It was unknown if there was anything missing.

Nov. 10, 3:37 p.m.
A worker on Industrial Boulevard reported that “a customer stole a printer from the warehouse while (the worker) was showing him around.”

Nov. 10, 4:10 p.m.
The catalytic converter was found missing from a Toyota pickup parked on Reuter Drive.

Nov. 10, 5:05 p.m.
A 24-year old man who had been evicted from a 15th Street location three months earlier had just come back in a pickup truck and was refusing to leave.

Nov. 10, 5:47 p.m.
The catalytic converter was discovered stolen from a vehicle on Arthur Drive.

Nov. 10, 6:14 p.m.
A woman on Fremont Boulevard reported that two females had come onto her property, “then left after (she) yelled at them.” The incident lasted less than 30 seconds, but the woman requested the police document the trespass.

Nov. 10, 8:24 p.m.
A woman said she had been sitting at a bus stop on the 4700-block of West Capitol when a young male suspect came by on a bike and snatched her backpack from the bench and rode away. She said she recognized him from her apartment complex.

Nov. 10, 8:32 p.m.
A homeless man was reported to be drinking inside a Jefferson Boulevard laundry. Police were asked to “move him along.”

Nov. 10, 8:47 p.m.
An E Street apartment resident said a landlord had entered without permission. The resident had received a 24-hour notice of the entry, but the notice said the purpose was “for inspection.” The resident later found out the building was for sale, and it had been shown to a potential buyer. The fair housing agency had suggested the resident get a police report.

Nov. 10, 11:14 p.m.
An officer spotted a 20-year old 4th Street man on a bicycle near 5th and E. The officer knew the man was wanted for a warrant, and detained him. During a search as part of the arrest process, the officer found 0.2 grams of methamphetamine and a broken glass drug pipe in the man’s pants pockets. In his backpack were found 171.5 Vicodin pills and a syringe loaded with methamphetamine. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

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