‘Police Log’ for West Sacramento
FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 10, 2013 —
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.
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April 3, 12:06 a.m.
A domestic violence incident was reported in central West Sacramento.
April 3, 5:59 a.m.
A Riverpoint Court store said someone parked an older Jeep in the complex’s fire lane all night. When asked to move the vehicle, a woman in it “walked away from the vehicle and hasn’t returned.” A records check showed that the Jeep’s license plate belonged to a Honda somewhere.
April 3, 7:33 a.m.
Possible wire theft at 5th and West Capitol: a person was seen “up on the power pole.”
April 3, 10:30 a.m.
A Lexus went into a fire hydrant at Harbor and Industrial. Water was now gushing from the hydrant. A man and some kids were seen walking away from the accident.
April 3, 12:27 p.m.
A witness said an apparently-intoxicated woman of about 50 years old was walking through traffic on Merkley Avenue. The caller “almost hit her, but stopped in time and the woman ‘flipped off’ the (caller).”
April 3, 1:37 p.m.
A caller from Riverside Blvd. in Sacramento reported being able to see a couple of male subjects across the river in West Sacramento, shooting rifles (possibly .22s) near 4200 South River Road.
April 3, 1:54 p.m.
A Bryte Avenue resident returned home to find the place burglarized. Gone were two bikes, some jewelry, a tablet computer, and a game system, valued at around $3,000.
April 3, 4 p.m.
On the 3000-block of West Capitol: “copper lines cut to AC units on the roofs of several businesses.”
April 3, 4:03 p.m.
On Jefferson Blvd. north of Lake Washington Blvd., a witness reported a man in his 20s wearing a “black trench coat buttoned up all the way and walking in the middle of the road.”
April 3, 5:02 p.m.
From Tyler Way: “bat was stepped on by (caller); still alive and contained for pickup.”
April 3, 7 p.m.
Several men were arrested for possession of methamphetamine after a traffic stop near West Capitol and Harbor.
Possible illegal gambling was reported at an “internet café” on Sacramento Avenue.
April 3, 9:55 p.m.
A police officer saw three males in a car, going about 43 m.p.h. in a 35-m.p.h. zone, with no right rear brake light, near West Capitol and Westacre. A traffic stop was conducted. The driver had a suspended license and the front passenger was on searchable probation. The driver consented to a search of the car, and the officer found a baggie with a crystal substance under the middle of the rear passenger seat, “accessible by all” the occupants.
After being shown the baggie (which later tested positive for methamphetamine), all three denied owning it.
The subjects (two from Sacramento and one from Antelope, ranging in age from 23-37), were arrested “after a felony blood sample was obtained.”
April 3, 6 p.m.
An officer took a report about an incident involving two men on Fremont Blvd. that went something like this:
During an argument about a scooter, the suspect held a crowbar “in a threatening manner” and said, “This can go two ways. Pay me $500 or one shot, one kill.” He then grabbed the keys to the victim’s Jeep Cherokee and demanded, “Either get in the car or I will bash your face in.” In fear, the victim got into the vehicle as the suspect drove them about a mile. The suspect demanded $500 and a new scooter before he would “think about giving the Jeep back.”
The suspect was drafting a written “agreement” about the deal when interrupted by police. The 25-year old suspect went to jail.
April 4, 12:09 a.m.
Someone was seen “messing with the electrical box in the parking lot with a crowbar” outside a pub on the 2200-block of Lake Washington Blvd.
April 4, 12:52 a.m.
A Dodge Charger was repossessed in Southport.
April 4, 7:08 a.m.
A Pine Street man told a dispatcher he was “sitting outside his house having a cigarette and the neighbors were telling him he was in violation of a restraining order.” The neighbors had a restraining order in place, he said, but they “keep coming by and harassing him as he sits on his porch.”
April 4, 8:14 a.m.
A city truck and a Mazda collided near Riverside Parkway and Stillwater Road. No injuries.
April 4, 8:35 a.m.
A silver Toyota Rav 4 and a Ford sedan collided on Jefferson near Higgins. No injuries.
April 4, 11:38 a.m.
A Dodge pickup rear-ended a tow truck at West Capitol and Walnut: “vehicles stuck together.”
April 4, 1:54 p.m.
A car burglary was discovered in the city hall parking lot on West Capitol.
April 4, 3:20 p.m.
A man returned home to Mikon Street and found his house had been burglarized.
April 4, 3:44 p.m.
A witness said someone in a black SUV with a custom license plate “threw a water bottle at a homeless subject while driving by” in the Harbor Blvd./Rice Avenue area.
April 4, 4:04 p.m.
A woman reported having left her debit card in a Riverside Parkway store the day before. “By the time she had discovered this a short time later, there had been multiple charges on her account.”
April 4, 5:04 p.m.
Suisun Bay Road: a snake about three to four feet long was found in a house, and the resident “thinks it might be a rattlesnake.” The snake “just went into the washing machine.” A request was made to summon Yolo County’s animal services.
April 4, 5:36 p.m.
Law enforcement officers from W.S.P.D. or another agency reported they would be at a Renee Court address, in uniform in unmarked cars, for a “walk and talk for firearm compliance.”
April 4, 6:21 p.m.
A woman called police on behalf of an elderly woman who lived on Davis Road. Someone had dumped mattresses and other garbage on the victim’s property today.
April 4, 7:15 p.m.
Someone broke into a parked yellow Winnebago on Hart Avenue, taking a girl’s bike, alcoholic beverages and other items.
April 4, 7:18 p.m.
Two stray Labrador dogs were reported to be running in traffic at Enterprise and Seaport boulevards. A sergeant was contacted to request Yolo’s animal services officers.
April 4, 11:43 p.m.
A woman said her boyfriend’s car had been left at Water Street and Lisbon Avenue when he was arrested. The car was partly in the street, but the keys evidently went with him to the jail.
April 4, 3 p.m.
On the 1030-block of West Capitol: three or four people were reported to have been in a physical fight, and one had brandished a stun gun or Taser.
April 4, 11:30 a.m.
Booked into the police department from a vacant lot at 2nd and C streets: a tent, sleeping bag, blankets, books and rotten food. No owner ID.
April 4, 2:35 p.m.
An officer was headed westbound on West Capitol Avenue near Westacre when he saw a 44-year old homeless woman “expose her right breast while in public.” Upon contact, the woman exhibited slurred speech and signs of intoxication. She was arrested.
April 5, 3 p.m.
A store at Town Center Plaza in Southport reported someone had stolen some vacuum cleaners.
April 6, 4:20 a.m.
A 25-year old Sacramento woman was arrested for shoplifting at a Riverpoint Court store.
April 6, 4 p.m.
A 27-year old homeless man was reported to have stolen some items from a vacant house on Elliot Street. There was a restraining order in place, said the victim.
April 6, 7:20 a.m.
A car was found burglarized on Anna Street.
April 6, 4:30 p.m.
A woman on Michigan Blvd. reported that a shed on the property had been burglarized. Gone were a trophy and some tools.
April 6, 4:34 p.m.
A caller reported a “fully nude” woman outside an apartment complex on Douglas Street. A police officer contacted the 25-year old Lighthouse Drive resident. The naked woman showed signs of being under the influence of a central nervous system stimulant, the officer reported, and she admitted having used methamphetamine.
She went to jail.
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