Mar 012014
 
For CHiPs, the path starts here

NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 19, 2014 – By Thomas Farley News-Ledger Correspondent “Safety, Service, Security”: that’s the motto of the California Highway Patrol. The men and women officers who uphold that motto begin their careers right here in West Sacramento. Located on 457 acres off of Reed Avenue in the city’s northwest, the present CHP Academy [...]

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 [...]

Feb 112014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER — FEB 5, 2014 – News items below are collected from police dispatchers’ notes and arrest reports. The information in them has often not been verified beyond the initial reports. Jan. 27 A property manager reported a burglary to a vacant residence on Evergreen Avenue. Gone were a fridge, electric wiring [...]

Feb 082014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 5, 2014 – A West Sacramento man was arrested by Yolo County sheriff’s deputies on January 27. He was allegedly in possession of a large amount of methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana. The sheriff’s department reports that deputies conducted a traffic stop at about 11:49 p.m. that night, pulling over 56-year [...]