NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 4, 2012 —
‘Police Log’ appears nearly every week in the West Sacramento News-Ledger newspaper. To see it weekly, make sure to subscribe (there’s a special offer at bottom). The incidents below come from initial police calls and arrest reports — facts have not been verified through investigation or trial.
June 28, 2:29 a.m.
A witness reported that a yellow pickup truck on Limewood Road “parked on the lawn and revved the engine, putting holes in the lawn” before escaping on Redwood toward Lake Washington Boulevard.
June 28, 5:12 a.m.
A taxi driver reported that a man “bailed out” of the car without paying near Teal Drive and Higgins Road, after being taken there from his girlfriend’s place on Glide Avenue.
At the Palamidessi Bridge near the levee and dirt road: “a man spraypainting a haystack on the dirt road.”
June 28, 6:40 p.m.
A vehicle was burglarized in the parking lot of the Southport Town Center plaza. Its stereo was taken. A witness said a man and woman seen committing the crime left in a blue Mitsubishi Montero.
June 28, 7:19 p.m.
A witness reported four “dirty” male subjects loitering near Maple Street, and “it looks like they are stealing the fence.”
June 29, 6:54 a.m.
A Meadow Road resident reported that a surveillance camera caught images of someone vandalizing a flag holder and a van.
June 29, 11:10 a.m.
A house fire was reported on the 2400-block of West Capitol Avenue, where manufactured homes are sold. Arson was suspected.
June 29, 12:24 p.m.
Two cars collided in the parking lot of a burger restaurant on Ikea Court. “Both parties refused to exchange information since they didn’t feel they were at fault.”
June 29, 1:22 p.m.
Two vehicles were burglarized during the night on Spalding Court.
June 29, 2:01 p.m.
A domestic violence incident was reported in Southport.
June 29, 3 p.m.
Two vehicles were found “ransacked” on Evergreen Avenue.
June 29, 3:16 p.m.
A “subject just stole a security camera from the facility” on Walnut Street.
June 12:07 p.m.
An officer saw a car with expired registration tags near 6th and Andrew Streets. The officer did a U-turn to catch up with the vehicle, and watched as the driver parked and “exited the vehicle quickly.” The officer asked him if he was on probation or parole, and the man said “no.”
The man put his hands in his pockets a couple of times, and the officer, concerned about what might be in the pockets, ordered him to keep his hands out and then handcuffed the man “for officer safety.”
The man then admitted “OK, officer, I have a little bit of meth on me.”
The officer found a baggie with 0.3 grams of methamphetamine in one pocket. While he was searching, the man told him “I’m on probation, too.”
In the vehicle were found 83 .22 caliber rounds of ammunition — which a felon like this suspect was not allowed to possess. The man also had a suspended driver’s license. He was arrested.
June 29, 9:33 p.m.
An Ikea Court restaurant reported that “a man keeps going in and out of the bathroom and asking employees where his pocket knife is.” One employee said she saw him burning the back of the knife with a flame in the restroom.
June 29, 11:58 p.m.
An officer contacted a 53-year old West Sacramento man on bicycle. Performing a probation search, the officer found 0.1 grams of methamphetamine in one of the suspect’s pockets, and arrested him.
June 29, 8:45 p.m.
An officer responded to a motel on the 800-block of West Capitol after receiving a report that a guy was kicking in doors looking for his dog. The officer spoke to five tenants who reported the issue, and saw visible damage on four doors. Another officer spotted someone matching the description of the suspect nearby, and brought him for a “field lineup” in front of the witnesses.
They ID’d him. After being read his Miranda rights, the man said “I kicked in the doors looking for my pitbull.”
June 30, 11:57 a.m.
A dog house was reported in the number-three lane of US 50 near Harbor Boulevard.
June 30, 4:45 p.m.
A Riverbank Road man reported an ex-girlfriend was possibly stalking him.
June 30, 7:07 p.m.
A parent told dispatchers that a son had been detained for suspected shoplifting at a Riverpoint Court store, “for stealing a shirt that he was wearing when he entered the store.”
June 30, 9 p.m.
Dispatchers received several calls about fireworks being used (illegally) in areas near Hobson Avenue, Myrtle Avenue, Michigan Blvd. and elsewhere in town through the evening.
July 1, 10:12 p.m.
A citizen said some people were “yelling and imitating animals very loudly” at Whitey’s Park on Lake Washington Blvd.
July 1, 11:52 p.m.
A man reported being robbed by five suspects at a gas station market on the 1400-block of West Capitol. Weapons used included a gun and a sword.
June 30, 10:49 p.m.
A caller who was house-sitting at a Diablo Street residence said someone threw a rock through its front window. A neighbor reported seeing a man in a white minivan park nearby, walk in front of the house, and throw the rock.
Officers conducted a “welfare check” after a neighbor reported hearing the children at a Southport home screaming in their backyard. The male resident was a sex offender registrant on probation. A woman answered the door, saying the man was in the shower. But when officers entered, a son corrected her, saying the man had run and hid in a closet.
They called for him to come out of the closet several times, but he didn’t. He was eventually located “in a hidden compartment behind the closet sheetrock, which was completely sealed off. . . except for a hole in the sheetrock at the back of the closet.”
He resisted arrest and was handcuffed. The offender had not registered that he was living at this address.
July 1, 12:26 a.m.
“Large aerial fireworks” were reported near Bryte and Hobson avenues.
July 1, 8:24 a.m.
A blue Honda Civic was stolen during the night from Anna Street.
July 1, 9:01 a.m.
Someone broke into a vehicle on Highland Drive. They took some glasses, and left behind a hat.
July 1, 9:15 a.m.
A citizen reported that someone stole mail — including bills and magazines — from a mailbox on the 4500-block of South River Road.
July 1, 9:31 a.m.
A vehicle was found burglarized on Swift Street.
July 1, 12:18 p.m.
A 23-year old West Capitol Avenue man brought some receipts into a Riverpoint Court store, then picked some items off the shelves and tried to return them using the receipts. He was detained, but “keeps trying to run out,” reported loss prevention personnel.
July 1, 1:11 p.m.
A man who had been warned against trespassing was now “dumpster diving” at a store on the 800-block of Harbor Blvd. and was refusing to leave.
July 1, 4:12 p.m.
A caller found a bike in the backyard “that was not here yesterday.” The caller was “concerned someone might be hiding in the yard.”
July 1, 7:56 p.m.
A citizen reported hearing fireworks coming from the grounds of a Fallbrook school campus.
July 1, 9:01 p.m.
A Southport fire station reported that there were low-flying aircraft around Southport and Land Park, and asked dispatchers to notify the FAA. The “Sacramento Tower” also saw the aircraft, and asked witnesses to get the planes’ tail numbers and call in the morning. They speculated that the aircraft might be spraying to prevent West Nile Virus.
July 1, 9:42 p.m.
A man and his fiancee said they were walking on the 1200-block of West Capitol when a woman asked to borrow a cell phone. She then took the phone and ran off with it.
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