West Sacramento police log: crimes and police calls from the past week
FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 11, 2014 —
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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.
Someone pushed in the roll-up door on a Stillwater Road food business, then stole a $1,000 laptop and $2,700 in cash.
A Rubicon Way woman reported that she had discovered a fraudulent charge on her credit card. The card had been used for a purchase in Miami.
June 4, 1 p.m.
A janitor at River City High School turned into the office a bike that had been parked on campus since September. Police booked it for safekeeping.
June 4, 5:47 p.m.
A woman gave police some checks, IDs and credit cards she said were stolen and had been in the possession of her 34-year old West Sacramento niece.
June 4, 7:34 p.m.
A 22-year old man from Drake’s Bay Road “called 911 multiple times from his cell while walking around the neighborhood. (Suspect) was found to have no emergency and was very intoxicated.”
He was contacted on Tacoma Narrows Street by police, and jailed.
June 5, 10:30 a.m.
A security officer at a West Capitol supermarket flagged down a police officer, asking him to contact a woman who appeared drunk and had just given a false name while trying to pick up medication at the store pharmacy.
The officer tried to talk to the woman, but she walked away from him and jaywalked across a nearby street. The officer detained her and put her in a patrol car. She was ID’d as a 34-year old West Capitol Avenue woman. She smelled of alcohol, “her speech was slurred and she had a hard time answering simple questions,” reported the officer.
The woman went to jail.
June 5, 4:48 p.m.
A police officer stopped a 22-year old Sacramento Avenue man who was bicycling on a sidewalk at West Capitol and Walnut avenues. The man was on probation for “assault with a deadly weapon.” The officer searched him and “located a small baggie with a white crystal-like substance in his right coin pocket on his jeans. A clear pipe was located in his left back pocket inside a brown bag. The pipe was new, and (suspect) stated he just purchased this pipe to smoke.”
The man was arrested on drug charges. The white substance tested positive as methamphetamine.
June 5, 8:15 p.m.
An F Street woman reported to an officer that a 39-year old male acquaintance had twisted her arm and later called and threatened to kill her.
June 6, 5:25 a.m.
A vehicle was repossessed from Bridge Street.
June 6, 5:40 a.m.
A 45-year old woman reported she had been jogging on the Tower Bridge Gateway when a man around 25 years old biked past her and “smacked her on the buttocks.”
June 6, 6:27 a.m.
Shots were reported to have been heard near Linden Road.
June 6, 9 a.m.
A café on the 1200-block of Harbor Boulevard was burglarized during the night:
“Suspect(s) only stole six bottles of beer,” for a loss of about $10.
June 6, noon
A May Street woman reported an “IRS phone scam.”
June 6, 1:18 p.m.
Police received a report of a vehicle in the river at Southport Parkway and Marshall Road.
June 6, 4:06 p.m.
A 47-year old transient was placed under citizens arrest after trying to shoplift $41 worth of groceries from a West Capitol Avenue supermarket. A police officer then issued him a notice to appear in court.
The suspect “apologized for taking food.”
June 6, 6:30 p.m.
Police responded to the 2000-block of Stone Court, where a 30-year old male resident had struck a female victim in the head.
“Suspect was contacted in the backyard, at which time he stood up and stated, ‘F___ you, what are you going to do?’”
The suspect then swung at an officer and threw a full can of beer at him, hitting the officer in the knee. He was eventually handcuffed. The officer hit by the beer can sustained “multiple lacerations and a swollen knee during the struggle.”
June 6, 8:30 p.m.
A man apparently dropped a gift card in the back of a patrol car while being given a ride to a local motel. The officer booked it for safekeeping.
June 6, 10:10 p.m.
A 48-year old Merkley Avenue woman left a cell phone store on West Capitol Avenue carrying a $60 cell phone.
Someone followed her from the stole and stole the phone out of her hand. A store clerk witnessed the theft.
June 7, 7:48 a.m.
A vehicle was reported stolen from Mandeville Way.
June 7, 9:37 a.m.
A stolen vehicle was recovered at Linden Road and Brenda Way.
June 8, 3:43 p.m.
Police received a stolen vehicle report from Ikea Way.
June 8, 5:44 p.m.
A hit-and-run, with property damage, was reported. The suspect vehicle was headed westbound on West Capitol at the Tower Bridge Gateway.
June 7, 6:07 p.m.
A suicide attempt was reported.
June 7, 6:40 p.m.
At a Halyard Drive motel:
“An unknown male came to the location, engaged in a dispute and shattered the window to the motel room.”
June 7, 10:48 p.m.
Someone broke into a car on Touchstone Place. They apparently attempted to steal the vehicle, unsuccessfully, before making off with seven “airless spray nozzles” worth $200.
June 7, 11:23 p.m.
A Carmichael man saw someone trying to break into his truck while it was parked at a Lake Washington Boulevard shopping center. The thief fled. A police dog caught him. The suspect was found in possession of suspected methamphetamine. He went to jail.
June 8, 2:20 p.m.
At Drever Street and Soule Street:
A thief tried to steal money from the pocket of a tow truck driver. The driver hit him in the face, rendering him unconscious. But the thief then fled.
June 8, 4:02 a.m.
Someone broke into a mobile phone store on the 2900-block of West Capitol Avenue, stole three iPhones and $150 in cash.
June 8, 9:30 a.m.
Someone broke the rear window of a car parked on Touchstone Place, stealing the vehicle registration, a subdivision gate remote and a welding mask.
June 8, 12 p.m.
A thief broke the side window of a vehicle parked at Linden Road and Snapdragon Court. The steering column was tampered with, in an apparent vehicle theft attempt. The thief left behind a club, a screwdriver and cigarette lighter.
June 8, 4:30 p.m.
In an incident on Poplar Avenue, an unknown male suspect hit a 42-year old transient in the face. The victim went to the hospital for treatment.
June 8, 8 p.m.
A drunk male transient crashed his bike at Hobson and Bryte. He went to the hospital. His bike was booked by police for safekeeping.
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