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Hostage incident on Marston Street

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — MAY 17, 2012 —

A nine-hour standoff on Marston Street ended early this morning with a 38-year old West Sacramento woman in jail.

According to Lieutenant Tod Sockman of the West Sacramento Police Department, the incident started with a medical call to the 1000-block of Marston at about 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday. While a male family member was being removed by ambulance for a medical problem, 38-year old Melissa Dodd ran into the house, locking herself in and locking her mother out.

Police tried to get Dodd to let her mother in.

[adrotate group=”9″]  “A few moments later, while officers and the mother were separated, Melissa Dodd pulled her mother into the house by force,” said a press statement from Lt. Sockman. “Yelling from inside the residence was heard. Officers were unable to make entry into the residence. It was believed that (the) mother was being held against her will.”

Dodd had felony warrants for domestic violence and possession of stolen property, said Sockman, and also had access to guns in the house. Yolo County hostage negotiators and a West Sacramento/Davis SWAT team were called to the scene.

“Throughout the nine hour standoff, Dodd was in possession of a handgun,” said Sockman. “Despite all efforts to have her release her mother and exit the house, Dodd refused. At approximately 4:15 a.m., Dodd cut her wrists, believed to be an attempt to commit suicide. At that time, the SWAT team made entry into the residence and took Dodd into custody.”

[adrotate group=”7″] Aside from Dodd’s self-inflicted injuries, said Sockman, there were no further injuries to Dodd or her mother. Dodd was treated and booked.

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West Sac Farmers Market opens today

Shopping for cherries on opening day of the market last year (News-Ledger photo)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 16, 2012 —

New for 2012 is a beer garden by ‘Swabbie’s On the River.’ Returning this year is the market’s low-trash ethic

By Steve Marschke
News-Ledger Editor

You won’t have to wait much longer.

After a successful inaugural season last year, the West Sacramento Farmers Market opens up again on tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. The market will continue Thursday evenings until dusk through mid-September, at 1271 West Capitol Avenue (across from city hall).

[adrotate group=”7″]   The market is organized by the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce.

Is anything special planned for opening day?

“There will be a band brought by Swabbie’s catering truck, and a beer garden set up by Swabbie’s,” said Lun So, director of marketing and communications for the chamber. The restaurant and its catering truck are famous for their seafood tacos.

“We’ll try to have entertainment every week,” he added. “Swabbie’s will be out there the third Thursday of every month.”

“We’ll have a full market pad,” So said.. Aside from regional growers of produce, meats and baked goods, the market will have a bunch of ready-to-eat food on hand:

[adrotate group=”10″]  “We’ll have Wicked West Pizza & BBQ, the Eatery, Gold Rush Popcorn, and Addy’s Paella,” said So. A couple of other restaurants may be there as well.

Like last year, the market will aim for zero-waste – with eating utensils and other supplies either recyclable or compostable.

Facebook members can find more information on the market by clicking here.

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Missing woman found, returned home

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — MAY 16, 2012 —

Sgt. Nathan Steele of the West Sacramento Police Department reported that 82-year old Georgina Crespo, reported missing last night after a walk in Southport, was located at about 10:45 this morning in good condition and returned home.

No further details were given.

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82-year old woman missing after walk

Georgina Crespo: missing after a walk from Southport home

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — MAY 16, 2012 —

West Sacramento police are asking for the public’s help in locating an 82-year old woman, missing under unknown circumstances.

Georgina Crespo was last seen yesterday (May 15) at about  4:35 p.m leaving her residence in the Southport area for a walk.  When she failed to return, family members called police at 10:45 p.m. to  report Crespo as a missing person.

Crespo has been known to frequent the  Southport Town Center Plaza and had made earlier statements she would possibly attempt to travel to Texas.  Anyone with information as to the location of Crespo is requested to contact the West Sacramento Police Department Dispatch at 916-375-6474.

[adrotate group=”9″]    Sgt. Nathan Steele of the W.S.P.D. said Crespo is described as Hispanic, 5′ 0″ tall, 105 lbs, with gray hair and  hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing a beige sweat shirt and jeans and carrying a green recycle bag.

Pictures from RCHS golf

River City High School senior Billy Mistler follows through in Woodland (photo from Memories for Generations by De'Onna Jack)

The River City High School golf team journeyed to the Yolo Fliers Club in Woodland on April 30 for the Sierra Valley Conference Tournament.

Here are a few photos from the event.

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Jackson Rhinehart, a senior competing for River City High School (photo from Memories for Generations by De'Onna Jack)

 

RCHS freshman Jordan Sevilla (photo from Memories for Generations by De'Onna Jack)

 

(Facebook members can find up-to-the-minute info on RCHS sports at contributor De’Onna Jack’s Facebook page. Click here.)

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Get rid of that big junk this week

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —

Drop off your junk furniture, mattresses, box springs, cardboard and tires (limit of 9 tires) at the City of West Sacramento’s “Bulky Waste Drop-Off Event” from 4-7 p.m. on May 16-19 at 540 Harbor Blvd.

Bring proof of city residency (utility bill or driver’s license). Hours are 4-7 p.m. on weekdays and 9-3 on Saturday. Seniors (65 and up) or the disabled may phone (916) 617-4589 for item pickup.

[adrotate group=”7″] Wood and green waste are not accepted at this event; look in your April city utility bill for a voucher to take one load to the landfill for free.

For information, visit www.WestSacRecycles.org or call 617-4589.

A welcome mat for cyclists tomorrow

[adrotate group=”7″] FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 9, 2012 —

May is “Bike Month” in the region.

Part of the celebration includes an “Energizer Station” to be set up for passing cyclists between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15, on West Capitol Avenue near the community center (south side of the street near 1075 West Capitol.

Pedal by for some free refreshments and other goodies.

You can log your miles for commuting, recreation or errands, and learn about other “Bike Month” events, at www.mayisbikemonth.com.

The “Energizer Station” will be hosted by the City of West Sacramento and Yolo Transportation Management. For information, call Greta Vohlers, (916) 617-4731.

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