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 […]

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 […]