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.
The Police Log appears weekly, and exclusively, in the News-Ledger newspaper.
Oct. 22, 8:56 a.m.
A construction company employee saw somebody trying to steal recycled copper and steel from a South River Road establishment. The employee tried to block the gate with his vehicle – and the suspect nearly hit it escaping in a blue Chevy pickup. The worker then followed the suspect before losing him in Land Park.
Oct. 22, 9:19 a.m.
The catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle on Randolph Road.
Oct. 22, 9:31 a.m.
The “strong smell of sulfur” was reported at Bethel Way and Constitution Avenue.
Oct. 22, 1:59 p.m.
On Riske Lane, a citizen chased off someone trying to steal construction materials. The suspect fled in a white Mazda hatchback.
Oct. 22, 3:52 p.m.
A drugstore reported that there was a woman in the store, slamming items and refusing to leave. She appeared to be under the influence. She was on a bike in the store.
Oct. 22, 7:35 p.m.
A Delaware Avenue resident told a dispatcher that a 38-year old daughter was visiting and refusing to leave. The daughter was now sleeping on the couch.
Oct. 22, 7:46 p.m.
A Southport resident advised a dispatcher that a son’s girlfriend frequently brings her dog to the home, although she had been told not to. The girlfriend had just left the dog in the son’s room, and the two of them were not home. Advice was requested.
Oct. 22, 8:13 p.m.
A woman claimed that three men held her at gunpoint at a Ramona Court location and took her wallet.
Oct. 22, 8:34 p.m.
A man on Water Street claimed a “neighbor had shot a handgun” at him, and he didn’t see it, but “heard it, and (the bullet) passed right by his head.”
Oct. 22, 9:37 p.m.
A caller from a Lisbon Avenue veterans’ hall said a male subject had just walked in and kicked over a $20,000 motorcycle, causing minor damage. The guy was now out front.
Oct. 23, 2:42 a.m.
A neighbor of Memorial Park on Regent Street said there were some kids in the park loitering and making banging noises. The neighbor “thinks they are messing with the (little league) snack bar.”
Oct. 23, 4:06 a.m.
A woman told a dispatcher that she had come here from New York and had been staying with her boyfriend on Evergreen. The two argued, and the man kicked her out. She requested help.
Oct. 23, 10:28 a.m.
A man claimed he had been visiting a Southport pumpkin patch and an individual on an ATV almost hit his wife. He also said that people there were using air-powered guns to shoot pumpkins, and almost hit him with one. Later, police received a complaint from the farm itself about a subject trespassing there.
Oct. 23, 7:21 p.m.
Illegal campfires were reported northwest of the Broderick boat ramp.
Oct. 23, 8 p.m.
A $3,200 custom bicycle was reported to have been stolen from in front of a Riverpoint Court store after someone cut its lock.
Oct. 23, 3:30 p.m.
Someone found a 12-gauge, pump-action shotgun in a field south of Redwood. The gun was nonfunctional and missing some parts.
Oct. 24, 2:37 a.m.
A resident of Evergreen reported hearing a noise outside – then looking through a peephole of the door and finding that someone was just standing there. The visitor had not knocked.
Oct. 24, 2:54 a.m.
A single-vehicle traffic accident was reported on the 2100-block of Jefferson. A female driver appeared to have been injured, but was now outside her vehicle.
Oct. 24, 11:40 a.m.
A Hickory Street man said one of his motorcycles was missing and the other was hidden under a tarp at a neighbor’s.
Oct. 24, 6:16 p.m.
A caller reported extra patrol of the area near 900 Jefferson Blvd. There was an “ongoing problem with a transient defecating behind the business.”
Oct. 24, 7 a.m.
Someone was reported to be habitually cutting the fence along Westfield Village Elementary School and Michigan Avenue.
Oct. 25, 12:29 a.m.
A Michigan Blvd. apartment resident said that neighbors were “now playing instruments and banging on her walls.”
Oct. 25, 12:39 a.m.
A transient was tending a campfire about six feet from a Drever Street church building. The building didn’t appear to be immediately threatened.
Oct. 25, 1:23 p.m.
A credit union on Harbor Boulevard said there was a man wearing a ski mask and carrying a sleeping bag just sitting in the middle of the parking lot.
Oct. 25, 3:49 p.m.
A citizen complained that there were a couple of male subjects sitting in front of some apartments on the 800-block of Sacramento Avenue, “drinking and harassing passersby.” The witness had seen them throw a bottle at an elderly woman walking by.
Oct. 25, 4:46 p.m.
A residential burglary was reported on Oak Street. Gone were archery bows and a laptop computer. The place was ransacked. The point of entry appeared to be a kitchen window.
Oct. 25, 4:50 p.m.
A restaurant on Harbor Boulevard said there was a customer at the bar, possibly on drugs, who “states he has no money to pay for the food and drink he has consumed and (is) overall acting strangely.”
Oct. 25, 6:09 p.m.
A Fairway Drive resident said there was an ongoing problem with a neighbor woman throwing her garbage onto the caller’s yard. The caller now has videotaped evidence.
Oct. 26, 5:29 a.m.
Firefighters and police responded to a house fire on Evergreen.
Oct. 26, 8:17 a.m.
A male caller phoned 911 and reported “they’re breaking in” to his B Street apartment, but he “sounded confused and discontinued without providing further information.”
Oct. 26, 2:53 p.m.
A woman reported that she “saw someone walking down the street with her missing Chihuahua” near Lighthouse Drive and Fountain Drive. She asked to speak to an officer.
Oct. 26, 3:39 p.m.
A Westacre Road man reported that someone had kicked his fence, allowing his dog to escape.
Oct. 26, 6:34 p.m.
A witness said there were several people with possible rifles in the “Honda Hills” area near Jefferson and South River Road.
A woman on Cascade Street said she had received a check for $1,490 from a survey company. She deposited it and later found out it was fraudulent.
Oct. 26, 8:30 a.m.
A 22-year old West Capitol woman reported that someone had burglarized her vehicle while it was in a garage at her apartment complex.
Oct. 27, 8:20 a.m.
A Kauai Road vehicle was found burglarized. Gone were an employment ID badge, a wallet, credit cards and an iPod music player. Someone had already put several transactions on the stolen credit cards.
Oct. 27, 8:26 a.m.
A window was broken on a car parked on Ballena Bay Road. It was yet unknown what had been taken. A nearby car burglary was also reported; missing were a purse, camera and other items.
Oct. 27, 3:51 p.m.
A citizen reported that there was a woman going door to door on Water Street “looking for a public defender named Brenda.”
Oct. 27, 5:13 p.m.
A man at a B Street apartment said the place had been burglarized and “everything” had been taken. He believed he knew who did it.
Oct. 27, 5:19 p.m.
A Nissan Xterra was burglarized during the past hour near 3rd and D streets. A passenger window was broken, and taken were a purse and cell phone.
Oct. 27, 4:26 p.m.
A 19-year old man was seen trying to shoplift $68 worth of goods from a Riverpoint Court store. He was detained by loss prevention employees. The police arrested him and gave him a notice to appear in court.
Oct. 28, 12:08 a.m.
A witness reported that a car went off the road along the Southport Parkway. Police responded. They found the vehicle unoccupied, but drove to the home of its registered owner on Venice Street, where they found the man walking towards the home. The man was “remorseful,” admitted driving after drinking, and reported that he had consumed two bowls of cereal and four or five 12-ounce Heineken beers. He was arrested.
Oct. 30, 5:10 p.m.
An officer saw a known parolee at large near Michigan and Maple. The 50-year old ran, but was caught after a short foot chase. He was arrested.
It’s easy and inexpensive to get the Police Log — and the rest of the News-Ledger — every week. It’s only $20 per year.
You can even try it for free for two months if you live in West Sacramento. Just send your name and mailing address to email@example.com (offer open to new subscribers in West Sacramento ZIP codes 95691 & 95605).
Copyright News-Ledger 2011