Dec 222011
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 21, 2011 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor He claimed “self defense,” but gunman Christopher Allen Smith on Dec. 14 was found guilty of murder in a 2009 shooting on Jasmine Avenue in West Sacramento. Smith, who is white, killed Gidd Gomel Robinson IV, who is black, after the two [...]

Dec 092011
 
'Amber Alert' followup

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 7, 2011 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor More information is available on a West Sacramento domestic violence incident that led to a state-wide “Amber Alert” last night. Police were concerned about the safety of three young children after their father took them away. The alert – along with names and photos [...]

Dec 072011
 

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 30, 2011 –   The ‘Police Log’ appears weekly in the News-Ledger. From time to time, we post it here as well.   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 [...]

Dec 062011
 
VIDEO: West Sac police dog 'Zar' in action

Eric Harding went to the grand opening of West Sacramento’s new police dog training facility on Oak Street near Home Depot. He took some photos for the News-Ledger (you’ll see them in the paper soon). He also took the following short video showing Officer Roger Kinney’s dog “Zar” in action. See below and click on [...]

Dec 052011
 
'AMBER ALERT' UPDATE: kids found in El Dorado

UPDATE: NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE, Dec. 6, 2011, 5:56 a.m. Several hours after police released the information below, they canceled their Amber Alert regarding this family.  According to Lieutenant Tod Sockman of the West Sacramento Police Department: “The suspect and the children have been located in El Dorado County.  The children are good and we are working [...]

Nov 292011
 

  NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE – 2:54 p.m., Nov. 29, 2011 – UC Davis police used pepper spray on a group of nonviolent protesters on Nov. 18, creating a controversy discussed around the world. This afternoon, the Yolo County District Attorney’s office released a copy of a letter bearing today’s date in which D.A. Jeff Reisig and [...]