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 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.
Nov. 22, 12:03 a.m.
The Coast Guard reported it had been told of an overturned boat in the port turning basin. For the moment, this was “information only” for the W.S.P.D.
Nov. 22, 4:14 a.m.
A nearby resident complained that workers at a gas station on the 1000-block of Jefferson Blvd. were using a loud leaf blower again during the early hours of the morning – an ongoing problem.
Nov. 22, 7:13 p.m.
A citizen who was legally blind said that he or she could see that there were flames in a grassy area behind a Glide Avenue building.
Nov. 22, 7:46 p.m.
A woman report that when she returned to her parked Acura in a Lake Washington Boulevard store parking lot, she found that somebody had broken off its mirrors and “keyed” it (scraped it with a key or other metal object).
Nov. 23, 6:53 a.m.
A gold 1993 Accord was reported stolen from an apartment complex on Valley Oak Lane.
Nov. 23, 7:35 a.m.
Somebody cut the soft top of a convertible and made off only with some spare change from inside. The incident happened on Madrone Avenue.
Nov. 23, 12 p.m.
A Silverwood Road residence reported that an oven had just exploded – its top blew off, gas was leaking, and there were smoke and flames. The home was evacuated.
Nov. 23, 12:12 p.m.
A “very frustrated” resident reported that there was a man who looked homeless outside, going through the resident’s recycling bin. This was an ongoing problem on Goldeneye Court, and the resident wanted to know how to get it to stop.
Nov. 23, 12:32 p.m.
A man said that a clerk at a market on the 800-block of Harbor had first threatened him with a baseball bat, then punched him and chipped his tooth.
Nov. 23, 12:46 p.m.
A woman said her ex sister-in-law had used her address to buy and register a car. Now, the local woman was “getting repo men at her door.” She asked for police advice.
Nov. 23, 3:57 p.m.
A Soule Street business man reported that $8,500 in cash was missing – and he was not sure if it had been stolen, or if he had lost a bank deposit bag on the way to a bank. Later, he refined his report by saying that $7,542 was believed stolen.
Nov. 23, 5:24 p.m.
A Harbor Boulevard credit union reported that a male customer had commented that he “had a gun on him.” The comment was believed to be a joke, but the establishment wished to document it.
Nov. 23, 7 p.m.
A bank on the 1600-block of West Capitol reported that a woman came to the branch with somebody else’s ID and was trying to find out another person’s account information.
Nov. 23, 8:29 p.m.
A Ford Escape was discovered burglarized on Mare Island Court. The thief took “the entire center console” along with spare change and sunglasses.
Nov. 23, 9:01 p.m.
A “cooperative” shoplifting suspect was being detained at a Riverpoint Court store after trying to boost some socks, an iPhone and some cell phone accessories.
Nov. 23, 9:30 p.m.
A citizen reported hearing gunshots near Buckeye Drive. Soon after, another report came regarding shots heard near Poplar Avenue.
Nov. 23, 10:31 p.m.
A man reported he had been bowling at a West Capitol alley, and when he reached for his car keys, they were gone. He went outside to find the car – a 1999 Crown Victoria – gone as well.
Nov. 24, 9:17 a.m.
A vehicle burglary was reported near Village Parkway and Bear River Road. Somebody made off with an estimated $5,000 worth of tools.
Nov. 24, 9:31 a.m.
A woman at a motel on the 1200-block of West Capitol reported an ongoing problem with a male tenant “peeping” into her room. The man “becomes belligerent” when asked to leave.
Nov. 24, 11:36 a.m.
A California Street man reported that he suspected his girlfriend of steeling his Honda sedan.
Nov. 24, 8:07 a.m.
The CHP transferred an emergency call made by cell phone: a dispatcher could hear a man screaming at the woman who was calling, and threatening to hit her. The woman didn’t know her exact address, but records point to an address in the city’s north.
Nov. 24, 8:08 p.m.
A witness saw a vehicle hit the median near Village Parkway and Stonegate Drive. The car’s airbags deployed. A man got out. It was unclear if he was injured.
Nov. 24, 6:15 a.m.
A West Sacramento man said a 32-year old male suspect had robbed him at gunpoint and then fled from the site at a Halyard Drive motel.
Nov. 25, 6:40 a.m.
A vehicle was found burglarized on Meadowlark Circle. Gone were a laptop, GPS and cell phone.
Nov. 25, 10:41 a.m.
A man and woman were reported to be in a physical fight in the street on Devon Avenue.
Nov. 25, 10:45 a.m.
Near Alvin and Andrew streets, an “extremely” intoxicated homeless man was reported to be in the middle of the street, refusing to move.
Nov. 25, 12:49 p.m.
Somebody cut the fence near a Ramco Street business. It was unclear if anything had been taken from inside.
Nov. 25, 3:18 p.m.
“A jeep with a mattress under it” was reported to be afire on eastbound 80 near Reed Avenue.
Nov. 25, 7:02 p.m.
A citizen at the police department reported that her kids’ father did not show up there on time for a custody exchange, and is not answering his phone. The woman had to leave, and wanted to record the failed exchange.
Nov. 25, 10:48 p.m.
A Riverpoint Court retailer reported that a man in a sweater and jeans had just ran out with two GPS units worth $100 each. The suspect was now in front of a nearby fast food restaurant.
Nov. 25, 6:30 a.m.
A Suisun City man reported the burglary of a locked car that had been parked on Meadowlark Circle. Gone was property worth an estimated $2,900.
Nov. 25, 5:08 a.m.
A burglar broke the rear windshield of a car on Trinidad Road and made off with a laptop computer bag containing confidential information from the victim’s workplace. A suspect vehicle was spotted, though: it was a silver 2000 two-door Honda Civic, with a spoiler.
Nov. 25, 1:26 a.m.
Police received a report of a drunk driver. An officer got behind the suspect vehicle and noted that it was “unable to maintain a lane” near Harbor and Beacon. The officer pulled over the 46-year old Southport woman driving it. She was found intoxicated, and arrested.
Nov. 26, 1:23 a.m.
A “freshly broken window” was reported on a car parked on Haiti Road.
Nov. 26, 1:37 a.m.
Two brothers – one drunk – were in a dispute on Meadow Road. The intoxicated brother was “acting out and throwing things.”
Nov. 26, 3:01 a.m.
A woman at a 7th Street apartment reported that someone just shot a hole in her window with a BB gun. She looked for the suspect, but saw no one.
Nov. 26, 2:55 a.m.
An “uncooperative” female shoplifting suspect was detained in the office of a Riverpoint Court store after trying to make off with $200 worth of goods.
Nov. 26, 9:57 a.m.
The battery was stolen from a vehicle on Ramco Street earlier in the week. There was possible evidence on surveillance tapes.
Nov. 26, 11:09 a.m.
A caller reported that an ex-spouse did not show up for a child custody exchange at the police lobby at 11 a.m.
Nov. 26, 12:26 p.m.
A man called from a Lake Washington Boulevard store to say that someone had stolen his backpack (with a camera and cell phone) an hour earlier at an Evergreen skatepark. The cell phone had a GPS feature, and he was currently tracking its location in Sacramento.
Nov. 26, 3:53 p.m.
A boat trailer was reported to have been stolen “a few days ago” from Renee Court.
Nov. 26, 4:33 p.m.
Five boys were reported to be setting off fireworks in Linden Park.
Nov. 26, 4:43 p.m.
A man said somebody just stole his dog from his May Street home. He had some second-hand information about the theft from some kids playing nearby.
Nov. 26, 5:39 p.m.
Extra police patrols were requested near a home on Myrtle Street that had been sealed by the county coroner. (The News-Ledger contacted the coroner’s office, which said the location had been the elderly resident had died of natural causes).
Nov. 26, 7:04 p.m.
A caller reported that a grandmother’s 1999 Saturn had been stolen from Pecan Street.
Nov. 26, 11:19 p.m.
A woman report that she had recently been in the habit of walking home from her job at a Sacramento motel, and she had been followed by someone in an SUV three different times. One such incident just occurred near C and 5th streets.
Nov. 27, 6:51 a.m.
A man in Southport was accused of domestic violence. He was no longer at the scene.
Nov. 27, 7:01 a.m.
A citizen reported that all the traffic lights were stuck on red at the Jefferson/West Capitol intersection.
Nov. 27, 7:03 a.m.
A Bonaire Road man reported finding the windows broken out on his vehicle – it was unknown if anything inside it had been taken.
Nov. 27, 7:56 a.m.
A witness said a black Mercedes was driving recklessly, with its flashers on, along Bridgeway Lakes Drive and Southport Parkway.
Nov. 27, 1:35 p.m.
A Franklyn Way parent said a son probably stole the parent’s car.
Nov. 27, 4:22 p.m.
A Riverpoint Court store told police that three women suspected to be shoplifting were now “bagging up carts full of merchandise.” Store personnel had not yet confronted them.
Nov. 27, 9:14 p.m.
A Manchester Street resident told police that eight or ten people were in a nearby front yard, “yelling obscenities, drinking and causing a general disturbance in the neighborhood,” and the party had been going on all day.
Nov. 27, 9:49 p.m.
The same resident reported that after police visited the above party and left, the subjects “turned up the music louder, and with more bass.”
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