POLICE LOG (weekly in the News-Ledger print edition)

 FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – Aug 17, 2011 –

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 West Sacramento Police Department during the past week. The information includes citizen complaints and other statements that have not substantiated or verified by an investigation or a courtroom.

  This edition of POLICE LOG comes from the Aug. 17, 2011 edition of the News-Ledger. Make sure to become a subscriber to the News-Ledger to get the Police Log virtually every week! 

Aug. 6, 6 a.m.

A 44-year old Southport man reported that someone disengaged the parking brake of his vehicle while it was parked on Channel Drive – causing it to roll into another parked vehicle.


Aug. 7, 4 p.m.

A man reported that he “drank a drink at (a local veterans’ hall) and shortly after that, he did not feel well.”


Aug. 10, 9 a.m.

A manufactured home center on the 2500-block of West Capitol reported that a 23-year old Maple Street man had stolen the powder-coated aluminum railings from a model home at the site, and then sold them at a recycling center the next day. The loss was valued at $10,000.


Aug. 10, 10:26 a.m.

A Willow Avenue resident reported that a home was egged during the night. It was part of an ongoing problem.


Aug. 10, 11:05 a.m.

A Greenwood Avenue resident heard a noise out front during the night, and then found a spent ammo cartridge outside in the morning. The resident believed some friends of a neighbor had shot at the house.


Aug. 10, 2:58 p.m.

A woman reported that her 11-year old daughter had been “blackballed” by the vice president of a local youth sports league, as part of a harassment campaign conducted by the woman’s brother.


Aug. 10, 9 p.m.

A 33-year old man on Manzanita Way reported that somebody had broken the padlock off of a storage unit and taken four 36-packs of Budweiser.


Aug. 12, 12:35 a.m.

Police detained several subjects at 8th and California streets regarding a series of robberies. An 18-year old male subject appeared intoxicated and was detained in handcuffs. “While leaning against the hood of a patrol vehicle, (he) intentionally scratched the paint with the handcuffs.” The subject was then arrested.


Aug. 12, 1:20 a.m.

A 19-year old Mikon Street and second suspect were both accused of using Mace (tear gas) in an assault on a male transient on Waterfront Street. They also punched him in the face.


Aug. 12, 6:21 p.m.

A witness reported there was a woman laying down in front of a Westacre Road fast food restaurant “with her pants down and shirt up.”


Aug. 13, 8:44 a.m.

A caller reported that the license plate had been stolen from a vehicle on Walnut Street during a recent night. The vehicle belonged to a woman who had died.


Aug. 13, 12:57 p.m.

A witness said that some youths conducting a car wash near Sacramento Avenue and Douglas were “jumping into traffic to get drivers’ attention.”


Aug. 13, 3:02 p.m.

A resident near 3rd and B streets said somebody had parked an “older” RV nearby and had been running its engine for 45 minutes, “making the neighborhood stink from the old engine smell.”


Aug. 13, 8:04 p.m.

A woman reported an incident at Merkley and West Capitol. She said two subjects had held something to her neck and said “give me your money.” She gave it to them, but “the subjects gave the money back after being seen by another citizen, and said ‘we were just joking.’” The woman, though, thinks they had truly intended to rob her.


Aug. 13, 4:03 a.m.

A 40-year old man was arrested after a domestic violence incident in the north area. The man used a knife to cut his live-in girlfriend on the face, neck and chest, and punched her. He fled but was located later and arrested.


Aug. 13, 4:03 a.m.

A 40-year old man was arrested after a domestic violence incident in the north area. The man used a knife to cut his live-in girlfriend on the face, neck and chest, and punched her. He fled but was located later and arrested.


Aug. 13, 5:46 p.m.

On Sacramento Avenue, woman said her daughter and a friend had stolen and fraudulently cashed two of the woman’s checks, for $400 each. They drafted the checks and used a fake “permission note” to cash them.


Aug. 13, 8:46 p.m.

Police responded to an altercation at Pecan Street, and detained four people. One had lacerations to his brow and a “disfigured” lacerated ear, and ID’d a 23-year old local resident as the person who hit him several times in the face with a glass vase. The victim said the pair had argued over a $50 loan. The suspect was arrested.


Aug. 13, 10:16 p.m.

Officers contacted a 20-year old woman on the 900-block of West Capitol after she made repeated 911 calls. They found her under the influence of methamphetamine, and she admitted having used the drug five hours earlier. She was jailed.


Aug. 13, 11:38 p.m.

A woman reported that her friend’s vehicle had been shot, with three bullet holes, while parked on Maple Street. The woman and friend were inside a residence at the time and were unhurt.


Aug. 14, 8:45 a.m.

A vehicle was reported to have been burglarized during the night at apartments on Touchstone Place. Gone were a remote gate control, iPod charger, GPS unit, a case of CDs, and other items. The suspect possibly used a crowbar.


Aug. 14, 8:54 a.m.

A citizen on Kathy Circle reported a “loose aggressive dog tried to attack.” The dog was described as large and tan.


Aug. 14, 9:42 a.m.

A female caller translated a call from her mother, reporting that a Nissan Maxima had been stolen sometime after noon the prior day from Touchstone Place.


Aug. 14, 9:59 a.m.

A boat tire was found slashed on Delaware Avenue. Shortly afterward, another caller reported finding car tires slashed on Vermont Avenue.


Aug. 14, 12:38 p.m.

A citizen said that a couple of boys around 17-year old were on bikes in front of a retail store on the 1200-block of West Capitol, “blasting air horns” and “yelling at customers.”


Aug. 14, 1:48 p.m.

A man said that a security guard in a drugstore on the 1200-block of West Capitol had been harassing him and had “bumped into” the man’s wife.


Aug. 14, 2:17 p.m.

  A woman reported that her boyfriend had pushed her and then ransacked her north-area apartment.


Aug. 14, 4:54 p.m.

An Alabama Avenue resident believed someone had tampered with the household’s mail. A credit card offer and other mail had been torn open.


Aug. 14, 6:49 p.m.

A woman received information from another parent that her 13-year old girl “had been intimate with an 18-year old male.”


Aug. 14, 7:51 p.m.

A caller wanted to talk to an officer to report that a child custody exchange did not happen, as required by court order, at a fast food restaurant on the 2700-block of West Capitol.


Aug. 14, 8:22 p.m.

A Southport grocery store had a “cooperative” female shoplifting suspect in custody.


Aug. 14, 9:22 p.m.

A woman reported that she had just lost her cell phone at a Riverpoint Court retail store. She then contacted her cell phone company, which said it had been able to trace the phone’s current location. The company told her to contact police and file a report.


Aug. 14, 1:55 a.m.

A 19-year old man and his girlfriend argued in their north-area home. The man jumped on the woman, and bit her on the nose, forehead and arm, leaving injuries noted by officers. He left the scene but was found at a friend’s home and arrested.


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