NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 18, 2012 –
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Information for this ‘Police Log’ has come directly from original police reports and documents. The information includes citizen complaints and other statements that have not substantiated or proven by an investigation or a courtroom.
April 12, 10:13 a.m.
A worker on site in the “Honda Hills” area near South River Road and Jefferson – a popular area for illegal off-road riding – said that a red 4X4 entered the work site through an open gate after being told not to go in. The driver sped past the work crew, but is “now stuck in the mud.” The 4X4 would need assistance getting out.
April 12, 2:15 p.m.
A man said someone pointed a red laser pointer at him while he was driving, and he wanted to file a report.
April 12, 2:36 p.m.
A female suspect stole a purse from the office area of a Jefferson Boulevard clinic she had just visited.
April 12, 2:50 p.m.
A man was reported to be hiding in the bushes near a Coke Street office, “holding women’s clothing” and “hiding from vehicles.”
A citizen reported seeing a juvenile hit a neighbor’s back window with a baseball bat, in an incident in Southport. The witness followed the juvenile to Bridgeway Island Elementary School, where an assistant principal said the youth used to attend school there and was in the office waiting for police.
April 13, 3:05 a.m.
A caller told a dispatcher that he had blacked out while driving, and didn’t remember what happened, but he hit a pole with his car. The incident occurred outside a bar.
April 13, 4:09 a.m.
A Southport woman said she “wanted to report her husband recording her conversations without her knowledge.”
April 13, 6:43 a.m.
On Meadow Road, a resident reported that someone hit a home’s security cameras, lights, window, and a parked Ford El Camino with a baseball bat.
April 13, 8:55 a.m.
A citizen reported that a school bus was driving recklessly near Stone and Jefferson. The driver didn’t stop at railroad tracks and was speeding at around 50 miles per hour.
April 13, 10:50 a.m.
A woman in Southport “wants to report that a man she met at Sac State won’t stop texting and calling her. (The man) also went to (her) old high school in Folsom and asked to see pictures of (her) in old yearbooks.”
April 13, 11:30 a.m.
Somebody broke windows and spraypainted a building at the Stole Lock Bridge office.
April 13, 12:57 p.m.
A Clarendon Street school campus asked for a school resource officer to respond regarding a “possible sexual-related incident that occurred on campus.”
April 13, 1:39 p.m.
A Canna Way man said someone stole two phones and a GPS unit from a vehicle during the night, and he believed he found the thief advertising them for sale on Craigslist (an Internet classified ad site). He asked police to meet with the seller.
April 13, 2:07 p.m.
A police “civil standby” was requested for a child custody exchanged scheduled in a Southport shopping center parking lot. “Neither party is supposed to get out of the vehicle to talk to one another.”
April 13, 2:22 p.m.
A mobile home park resident on West Capitol Avenue “wants to report that someone moved her patio table sometime last night.”
April 13, 2:31 p.m.
A citizen on Goldeneye Court reported seeing two men in “hoodies” arrive in a white van and use a crow bar to get into a vacant home.
April 13, 4:33 p.m.
A witness said there were two male juveniles on the railroad bridge near Harbor Boulevard and Duluth. One had a rifle and was pointing it at cars passing under the bridge.
April 13, 7:15 p.m.
A resident of a B Street apartment said a female roommate had been “acting oddly all day.” She threatened to Taser him earlier, and a few minutes ago kicked his foot before she left on a bicycle.
April 13, 7:30 p.m.
A 41-year old 6th Street man was detained by loss prevention workers at a Riverpoint Court store after he was seen trying to shoplift. The stolen items were a black “thermal hat” and a flashlight. He was released after an officer gave him a notice to appear in court.
April 14, 1:35 a.m.
A woman on 15th Street reported a strange night-time encounter. About 15 minutes earlier, she went out to her car. There was a man on a bike outside, and upon seeing her, he yelled “Let’s get the f___ out of here!” and pedaled off. He was alone.
April 14, 3:04 a.m.
Officers responded to a report that two shots had been fired on the 1600-block of Madrone Avenue. They found a single brass 9 mm shell casing in the middle of the street, but could not find any bullet holes or injured parties.
April 14, 6:35 a.m.
A mobilehome park resident on West Capitol reported that someone cut her rose bushes. She believed the suspect was a neighbor, and insisted on a visit from an officer.
April 14, 7:13 a.m.
A Hart Avenue home was found to have been burglarized during the night. The point of entry was a back door. It was unknown what had been taken.
April 14, 10:01 a.m.
A blue 2007 Hyundai Elantra was reported stolen from Maple Street.
April 14, 1:13 p.m.
A white 1995 Chevy S10 pickup was reported to have been stolen during the past hour or two from the Southport Town Center.
April 14, 4:59 p.m.
A man reportedly urinated on the sidewalk in front of a West Capitol restaurant, and was now lying down in front of its parking lot, in a urine-soaked jacket.
April 14, 7:34 p.m.
A man called after a child custody exchange on West Capitol, saying his ex “had left the residence with two of the juveniles, and left the other two, (age) nine and seven years, just standing outside by themselves.” He also wanted to pick up the two kids the woman still had.
April 14, 4:20 p.m.
A 42-year old Citrus Street man was cited and released for shoplifting at a Riverpoint Court store. After the arrest, he admitted having found a receipt in the parking lot several days earlier, then returning to pick the listed items off the store’s shelves and attempt to return them for cash using the receipt. The items were about $30 worth of detergent and household goods.
April 14, 9:29 p.m.
An unknown suspect broke the door of a restaurant on the 1300-block of Merkley Avenue, then took $135 from a register along with several bottles and cases of beer. No suspect was seen.
April 14, 5:59 a.m.
A 38-year old Somerset Drive man awoke to the sound of a breaking window. He found two windows in the residence had been broken, but did not determine that anything had been stolen.
A witness on North Hobson Avenue said that about 10 minutes earlier, a white van pulled up nearby. A suspect got out and broke a window on a neighbor’s car, then got back into the passenger side of the van and the van left.
April 15, 4:34 a.m.
A woman on Canvasback Way reported hearing someone trying to open the door. She looked out the window and saw a man walking away.
April 15, 9:25 a.m.
Someone egged a car on Simon Terrace during the night.
April 15, 9:15 a.m.
An officer responded to the 1400-block of West Capitol Avenue “regarding a female dancing around in the lot without pants and with a plastic bag over her head.” The officer found a woman who “did have a bag on her head and was in the process of pulling her pants up.” The woman “could not answer most questions” or stay still, and had rapid speech and other signs of drug use. She was arrested for being unable to care for herself. The 33-year old transient admitted having used methamphetamine and alcohol.
April 15, 1:03 p.m.
A man called dispatchers, saying his soccer club had a permit to use a field at Bryte Park. But a group of about 15-20 males were “trying to take over the field.”
April 15, 1:13 p.m.
A “dine and dash” was reported at a Lake Road restaurant. The male suspect left without paying, going toward the freeway on foot.
April 15, 1:56 p.m.
A diner on the 800-block of Harbor reported there was a “customer asleep on a table.” The apparently-intoxicated man yelled at whoever was trying to wake him up.
April 15, 2 p.m.
In central West Sacramento, a woman complained of “harassing text messages” from her daughter.
April 15, 3:31 p.m.
A customer was “causing a problem over a losing lottery ticket” at a cigarette store on the 3000-block of West Capitol.
April 15, 3:37 p.m.
A supermarket on the 1600-block of West Capitol complained that two men were selling candy out front, allegedly to support a baseball or basketball program, and the pair “have been aggressive with customers” and refused to leave.
April 15, 5:25 p.m.
A female subject made off with over $1,000 worth of shoplifted “suitcases/shoes/clothing” from a Riverpoint Court store, fleeing in a Ford Taurus whose license plate was given to police.
April 15, 7:27 p.m.
A “subject was just stabbed in the neck” on 3rd Street.
April 15, 7:58 p.m.
A West Capitol Avenue business reported suspecting one of its drivers of stealing diesel fuel. The driver was using/purchasing more fuel than any other driver.
April 15, 10:30 p.m.
Somebody deposited a three-foot stone statue at Stonegate Drive and Lake Washington Boulevard. It was booked by police as “found property.” Its owner was unknown.
April 15, 11:54 p.m.
A caller reported having just arrived home on Pecan Street, when someone ran out the back of the residence. Now, there were alarms going off in the warehouses behind the home – possibly set off by the fleeing burglar.
April 15, 11:58 p.m.
A Southport woman reported her son took the keys to her car, and was now sitting in the driveway threatening to leave following an argument.
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