Oct 282014
 
Film to tell story of Joe Chairez: RCHS grad, cop & organ donor

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 15, 2014 – A local team is working on a documentary about River City High School graduate Joe Chairez. According to the school’s web page, in 2000 Chairez was “living his dream” and nearing the end of his field training as a Sacramento police officer when he collapsed after he [...]

Aug 272014
 

NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 27, 2014 – A West Sacramento man and his girlfriend are facing prison for a pair of robberies in which the woman solicited prostitution from the victims, and the man showed up to rob them. According to the office of Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig, the robberies took place in the [...]

May 262014
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — MAY 26, 2014 – A West Sacramento Police Officer fired shots at a suspect he believed was trying to ram the officer’s motorcycle during a carjacking and a police chase this morning. The suspect wasn’t hit by the gunfire, but was arrested. A carjacking victim went to the hospital for treatment. The [...]

Feb 272014
 
Former West Sac police officer faces up to life in prison after jury finds him guilty on 18 counts

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — FEB 27, 2014 – A Yolo County jury today announced “guilty” verdicts on 18 felony counts related to sexual assault and kidnapping, in a case involving former West Sacramento Police Officer Sergio Alvarez, reports the Yolo County D.A.’s office. He faces a sentence of up to life in prison. The jury deadlocked [...]

Feb 212014
 
Former W.S.P.D. officer's fate now in the hands of a jury

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 19, 2014 – The fate of disgraced former West Sacramento police officer Sergio Alvarez went into the hands of 12 jurors on Friday. Alvarez was arrested a year ago and charged with sexually assaulting five women “under color of authority” while on patrol in the city. The alleged victims tended [...]