Oct 212014
 

NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 15, 2014 – From the Yolo County District Attorney’s office Yolo D.A. Jeff Reisig announced last week that his office has created a “Conviction Integrity Unit” to review claims of innocence made after someone has locally been convicted of a crime. “While the trial and appellate process have significant safeguards to protect [...]

Sep 022014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 27, 2014 – The Yolo County District Attorney’s office has filed charges against an employee of Washington Unified School District for felony embezzlement, the News-Ledger has learned. The charges, filed last week, do not contain detailed information. They identify the defendant as Mary Elizabeth Colby. The complaint alleges that Colby [...]

Mar 202014
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE – March 20, 2014 – A West Sacramento man died in jail custody yesterday, apparently of suicide. Captain Larry Cecchetini of the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department said 33-year old inmate Nitesh Raj Singh had been in custody at the Woodland facility since March 6 on domestic violence charges. Singh was found in distress [...]

Nov 072013
 
Man in custody for hit-and run death; woman still sought as 'person of interest'

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE – NOV 7, 2013 –  West Sacramento police say the male suspect in Tuesday night’s hit-and-run killing on Sacramento Avenue turned himself in to police at about 5 p.m. today. He is identified as Joshua Neil Anthon, 31, of Rio Linda.  Anthon has been booked into Yolo County Jail on one count of [...]

Oct 042013
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — OCT 4, 2013 –   Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced today that on Wednesday, a Yolo County jury found 31-year-old Jason Stark of West Sacramento guilty of felony vandalism, felony petty theft with prior convictions and possession of narcotics paraphernalia.       According to the D.A.’s office:   “On June 25, [...]

Aug 022013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 31, 2013 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The Yolo County Sheriff/Coroner’s Office hasn’t finished its investigation into the May 18 death of a jail inmate. But the sheriff’s department has released a “cause of death” finding that appears somewhat unusual. Todd Alexander Phillips, a 29-year old from West Sacramento, [...]

May 202013
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE  — MAY 20, 2013 – The Yolo County Sheriff’s Department reported today that an inmate died on Saturday while in custody at the county jail in Woodland. The man, 29-year old Todd Alexander Phillips, was in custody since April 12 “for various felony and misdemeanor offenses,” said a statement from Lieutenant Dale Johnson [...]