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Flags going up again for popular 9/11 memorial in West Sacramento

JOHN VINSON at an earlier edition of his annual flag memorial to the victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. (News-Ledger file photo)

JOHN VINSON at an earlier edition of his annual flag memorial to the victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. (News-Ledger file photo)

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER OF WEST SACRAMENTO

John Vinson’s popular flag display in memory of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks will return from September 10-14 at the corner of Jefferson Boulevard and South River Road in Southport. Thousands of American flags will again be on display.

You can read what the organizer had to say about last year’s display in this News-Ledger article.

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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.

June 1
Someone pushed in the roll-up door on a Stillwater Road food business, then stole a $1,000 laptop and $2,700 in cash.

June 4
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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POLICE LOG: West Sacramento’s weekly roundup of police calls, arrests

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER — FEB 5, 2014 —

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.

Jan. 27
A property manager reported a burglary to a vacant residence on Evergreen Avenue. Gone were a fridge, electric wiring and copper value. Estimated value of the loss: $10,200.

Jan. 27, 4:15 a.m.
Someone burglarized a row of propane tanks stored outside a market on the 3100-block of Jefferson Boulevard in Southport. They took two tanks, worth about $88.

Jan. 27, 6:30 a.m.
A construction site on Embardadero Drive was found burglarized. Thieves took six power cables – about 100 feet – worth an estimated $1,800.

Jan. 27, 5:30 p.m.
A 28-year old woman reported someone entered her Carbon Court home through an unlocked door, taking a laptop, iPad tablet computer and bank statements. The loss was estimated at about $1,000.

Jan. 27, 9:30 p.m.
A Hobson Drive man reported someone stole a safe from inside the house. In the safe were checks and bank documents. The loss was about $60.

Jan. 28, 7:45 a.m.
An Evergreen Avenue business was found burglarized. Gone were a laptop computer and $3,297 in cash.

Jan. 28, 8 a.m.
An Evergreen Avenue woman reported her apartment had been burglarized. Thieves left with an iPad, iMac, camera and headphones, for a total loss of around $6,900.

Jan. 28, 10:30 a.m.
The police “special investigations unit” served a search warrant on a residence on the 1700-block of Merkley Avenue. The 28-year old man sleeping in the home – a convicted felon – was found to possess four .38 caliber bullets, prescription drugs including liquid codeine, a digital scale and $940. Prescription labels had been removed from the drugs.
The man admitted the drugs and ammo were his, and said he had a drug problem, saying the prescription drugs “helped him with withdrawals.” He could not show a record of prescription for the drugs. He went to jail.

Jan. 28, 1 p.m.
A woman said she was robbed on Douglas Street, by a man who claimed he had a gun and demanded her wallet.

Jan. 28, 4:04 p.m.
A police officer driving on Douglas Street saw a car going the other way with two males in it. He checked its license, and learned the Honda Accord had been reported stolen out of Sacramento.
The officer followed the Honda into the rear of a Lighthouse Drive complex. He conducted a vehicle stop.
The 18-year old driver, a resident of James Street, was found to be “driving a stolen vehicle and using a shaved key to operate the vehicle.” He had no driver’s license.
The officer phoned the Honda’s owner, who confirmed he did not know the driver and the vehicle was gone without permission. The driver went to jail.

Jan 28, 5:20 p.m.
A department store in Southport’s Town Center Plaza detained a 37-year old Valley Oak Lane woman who tried to walk out with $199 worth of “various makeups.”

Jan. 28, 6:27 p.m.
An officer saw a bicycle with no lights going southbound on Ash Avenue.
The officer did a U-turn to catch up, turning on the patrol car’s lights and conducting a stop.
The 43-year old cyclist, a resident of Proctor Avenue, admitted he was on parole for drug charges. The officer searched him finding a glass methamphetamine-smoking pipe in the man’s pants, as well as a small bag with a crystal substance that later tested positive as “meth.”
The suspect then made the following claim of innocence:
“I didn’t know that was there, I swear to God! I thought I left it in the room.”

Jan. 28, 9:15 p.m.
A Hardy Drive woman reported her two vehicles were burglarized, with losses of about $1,000.

Jan. 29, 12:48 p.m.
A citizen reported seeing a “male walking a bike and carrying a large knife” going into a motel on the 1000-block of West Capitol.
A responding officer saw a bike parked next to a motel room door, with the door open. There was one man standing in the doorway and another inside – motioning for the officer to come over.
The officer detained the 49-year old man in the doorway, placing him in a patrol car.
The man inside said the suspect had entered his room and threatened him with the knife, swinging it at him. The victim dodged the knife. The suspect then walked into the room’s bathroom briefly, came out and started yelling some more. The victim thought the man may have left the knife in the bathroom or thrown it out the window.
The officer looked out that window, seeing a large knife in a sheath on the ground below.
The suspect went to jail.

Jan. 29, 6:35 p.m.
Police responded to the report involving three men arguing with another man over the repossession of a “semi” truck near the west end of West Capitol Avenue. None wanted to press charges, but all asked for police to document the incident.

Jan. 29, 11:15 p.m.
A woman called from a 4th Street complex. She told police “she had locked the door to a detached enclosed laundry room, and now someone was banging around inside, and (she) thought the person was burglarizing it.”
An officer detained a 31-year old man from St. John’s Road found inside the room. The officer noted “fresh damage” to the door and to washers and dryers inside. There was also a wrench and screwdriver in the room. During a search while arresting the man, the officer found a glass pipe with possible methamphetamine residue.
The officer read the suspect his rights.
The suspect then said “he did not live anywhere near (the complex) and just found the crow bar inside an unlocked laundry room.”

Jan. 31, 9:12 a.m.
A Bodega Bay Road man told police he had received a call from his credit card company, reporting fraudulent charges on his account.

Jan. 31, 10:45 a.m.
Police responded to a drug store on the 1200-block of West Capitol, where store security had detained a 60-year old homeless woman for shoplifting $11 in food and cosmetics.
After being read her Miranda rights, the woman said she had been hungry, confirmed her intent to steal the items, and explained that “Jesus told her to.”

Jan. 31, 5 p.m.
A 32-year old Southport woman reported her purse stolen at Drew Street. Since then, her credit cards had been used for $85 in charges at a West Sacramento department store, cell phone store and gas station.

Feb. 1, 4:48 p.m.
Several police reports involving an incident that took place over more than an hour detail something like this:
Police were dispatched to Simon Terrace regarding several people fighting, “armed with knives. There were two male victims, who reported that a couple of suspects had fled in a white SUV. The victims said they had earlier been sitting in a Honda Accord on Elder Drive when that SUV had pulled up and blocked them in. Three males (including the two who just fled) “exited the SUV and began threatening (the victims), calling them ‘scraps’ and pounding on the glass.”
The victims put the Honda in reverse to get away.
The SUV pursued them to Simon Terrace, where the SUV “rammed the rear end of the Honda.” Both vehicles stopped and the three suspects got out and pounded the windows of the Honda.
At some point, one of them swung a knife at one of the victims before they left the scene. Also, before they left the scene, they “observed witnesses” and may have threatened them as well.
Police found the SUV, arresting an 18-year old and 20-year old from Bryte Avenue. The men were identified as gang members, and reported as using “gang slang and gestures” during the assault.

Feb. 1, 7:10 p.m.
A car tire was found slashed on Madrone Avenue.

Feb. 1, 9:30 p.m.
A 22-year old Hobson Avenue man reported being robbed near Glide and Rice avenues. He said a group of suspects “simulated a handgun and demanded property.”

Feb. 2
An officer found a cell phone in the back of a patrol car. The phone’s owner was unknown.

Feb. 2, 7 a.m.
Someone entered the gated property of a distribution company on Carlin Drive. They then got into an unlocked trailer and took cases of alcoholic beverages worth about $500.

  EDITOR’S NOTE: The West Sacramento Police Department is undergoing a transition in its data management. Because of this, we currently have access to many of the department’s arrest reports, but not to the logs of calls for service and reports of crime.
 Responding to an inquiry from the News-Ledger, a spokesman said the department hopes for a solution in early 2014.
  We hope to be able to share a wider variety of police call information at that time.

 

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West Sacramento Police Log:

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 16, 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.

  This police log is a regular feature in the News-Ledger newspaper of West Sacramento. To subscribe, see the special offer at bottom.

Oct. 8
Police responded to an attempted burglary to a north-city apartment computer lab. One latent fingerprint was lifted from the door.

Oct. 10, 7:38 a.m.
A Westacre Road woman called police. She discovered her 2011 Chevrolet Camaro had been stolen during the night, and her Honda Civic had been burglarized. A wallet with a driver’s license and credit cards was missing from the Honda.
“There was a lighter in the vehicle that did not belong to her.”

Oct. 10, 2 p.m.
A Kaweah Street man told police he had been swindled. He said he was selling an engine, and a buyer agreed to pay $700 for it but only after it was installed in the buyer’s vehicle and found to be working properly.
A mechanic did the work, but “at some point, (the suspect) picked up the truck and took it from the shop and has not paid. . . for the engine.”
The Southport seller said he had tried to contact the buyer several times, with no response.
An officer reached the buyer by phone. The man said he did not know the victim, he had paid $500 for the engine, and he had made a deal to sell it to someone named “Vinnie,” from whom he had already had to repossess the engine.
The officer told the pair they had a civil dispute, and they needed to settle it themselves or in civil court.

Oct. 11, 2 p.m.
Security officials at a Southport department store placed a 7th Street woman under citizen’s arrest for shoplifting.

Oct. 11, 1:04 a.m.
An unknown man reportedly stole from a West Capitol Avenue supermarket “by force and fear.”

Oct. 11, 8 a.m.
An officer contacted several people illegally camping near Jefferson Blvd. and the Tower Bridge exit. A 48-year old homeless woman gave an officer a false name, which the officer checked out, finding no warrants.
Then she consented to a search of her bag. The officer found a drug pipe and arrested her. A second pipe was found in her shoe. The woman then gave her true name, for which there was an outstanding arrest warrant. She went to jail.

Oct. 11, 3:42 p.m.
An officer contacted a 46-year old Water Street man who had made an “unfounded” medical call. The man was arrested on warrants.

Oct. 11, 4:50 p.m.
A patrol officer stopped a 26-year old man in a 1993 Lincoln for vehicle code violations, at Sacramento Avenue and Douglas Street.
The man appeared drunk and had an open container of an alcoholic beverage.
The car was unregistered and uninsured. The man was arrested and the car was left parked and locked at the scene “per owner’s request.”
The man’s blood alcohol was tested at 0.05 and 0.06 percent (a level of 0.08 is presumed intoxicated.)

Oct. 6:30 p.m.
Police responded to a Riverpoint Circle home store.
A loss prevention officer at the store said “he observed (a suspect) selecting approximately $257 worth of store merchandise and putting this on a flat cart.”
The man then pushed the cart past a cashier on his way out the door.
“At this time, a cashier asked if he was going to pay for the merchandise, to which he stated, ‘my wife is going to make a return.’” – and continued out the door.
He was detained by staff and arrested.
The suspect was found with no cash or payment cards, and admitted he had gone in “to steal items for his family.”

Oct. 12, 5:32 p.m.
Police responded after loss prevention personnel at a different Riverpoint Circle store detained a 53-year old Sacramento man.
The personnel stopped him “after they observed him selecting items from the shelves, and attempting to return the items with an old receipt which had the same items printed on it.”
The suspect was placed under citizen’s arrest “after he received the cash from the cashier for the fraudulently returned items.” The refund was for $111.36.
After being read his rights, the man admitted “he came to the store to ‘make some money.’”
When an officer asked him if had entered the store with the intent to steal, he answered ‘Yes, I am sorry.”
The man was charged with burglary.

Oct. 13, 12:00 a.m.
An officer contacted a 22-year old West Sacramento man involved in a single-car accident on the 600-block of West Capitol. The man admitted to drinking and driving, but no sobriety test was given because the man was receiving treatment for injuries.
He was arrested and released to the medical personnel.

Oct. 13, 9:40 a.m.
Someone entered a Harbor Boulevard equipment leasing site, and stole a vehicle.

Oct. 13, 3:34 p.m.
A woman on Westacre Road reported the man she lived with had pushed her and also thrown an apple at her. No immediate arrests.

Oct. 13, 4:55 p.m.
A 25-year old known suspect “and another unidentified female conspired to steal merchandise” from a Riverpoint Court store. There was no immediate arrest.

Oct. 13, 5:29 p.m.
Police responded to a fireworks complaint on China Hat Court. One firecracker was found and booked for destruction.

Oct. 13, 8:46 p.m.
A Ventura man was arrested for shoplifting at a Riverpoint Court store.

Oct. 14, 8:30 a.m.
An Elk Grove man said he had parked his car on the 2100-block of West Capitol Avenue overnight. When he returned to his Ford Focus, he found it had been burglarized, with signs of forced entry and damage to the steering column and ignition.
“It appears that the suspect(s) tried to take the vehicle without permission,” observed an officer.
The car’s CD player was gone. No prints were found.

Oct. 14, 9:30 a.m.
A Westacre Road man found and turned in a package of marijuana. The package weighed 2.3 grams total.

Oct. 14, 9:30 a.m.
A woman reported to police that after she left for work, she spotted a possible marijuana plant in the road on the 1600-block of Fernwood Street.
An officer picked up the plant for destruction.

Oct. 14, 11:50 a.m.
An officer found a black and gold knife in the front passenger door of a patrol car.

Oct. 14, 1:27 p.m.
Police responded to a “cold burglary call” on Cummins Way.
A man told him:
“We just bought the house and I got the keys yesterday. That is the reason we don’t have any property in the house. . . My wife came over to the house at approximately 9:30-10 in the morning and saw the front door was unlocked. . . I told her I was sure that I locked the front door yesterday.”
The wife asked a neighbor to search the house and make sure it was empty. It was.
An officer noted there had been signs of damage to the door lock.

  EDITOR’S NOTE: The West Sacramento Police Department is undergoing a transition in its data management. Because of this, we currently have access to many of the department’s arrest reports, but not to the logs of calls for service and reports of crime.

 

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