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POLICE LOG for West Sacramento

NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 8, 2012 —

  Information for this ‘Police Log’ has come directly from original police reports and documents It’s just a sampling of the reports, calls for service and arrests made by the West Sacramento Police Department during the past week. The information includes citizen complaints and other statements that have not substantiated or verified by an investigation or a courtroom.

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Feb. 1, 8:17 a.m.
A 17-year old boy was caught shoplifting at a Southport supermarket. He was “cooperative.” The boy’s parent asked that he be cited for the offense.

Feb. 1, 1:23 p.m.
A business on Commerce Drive reported the theft of about $20,000 worth of construction equipment.

Feb. 2, 7:35 a.m.
A caller from at or near Westmore Oaks Elementary School reported an ongoing problem with school parents double-parking on the street, or parking across driveways. The caller asked for extra patrols of the area.

Feb. 2, 1:23 a.m.
Vandalism was reported at a home on Kaui Road. Somebody “put weed killer on the lawn and spray-painted the house.”

Feb. 2, 11:36 a.m.
Wheelchair hit & run: A citizen reported that a woman pushing a wheelchair hit him or her in the leg with it, in an incident near West Capitol Avenue and Poplar. The victim believed the woman may have mental issues, and may have struck him on purpose. Police were asked to look for her.

Feb. 2, 12:31 p.m.
A real estate company reported that somebody took a heating & air conditioning unit from a vacant house on Chinook Road. The unit was worth about $3,000.

Feb. 2, 2:24 p.m.
A parent reported getting off the bus with a four-year old son at the 2100-block of West Capitol, when a woman at the bus stop spit on the boy. The woman was still there, drinking alcohol.

Feb. 2, 4:35 p.m.
A Maple Street resident said someone took some rings worth about $16,000 from the residence during the past two months. There was a suspect.

Feb. 2, 6:28 p.m.
A woman called dispatchers after a near-miss: She had just driven across the railroad tracks at Stone Blvd. and Jefferson, with a green light and the crossing guard arms up. But as she crossed, a train almost hit her car. “She is in tears and upset, but not injured,” noted a dispatcher. Railroad officials were notified that the crossing arms had malfunctioned.

Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m.
Security personnel at a Riverpoint Court store saw a 23-year old male transient pick up some receipts in the parking lot, and then go inside, pick up some merchandise, and attempt to use a receipt to return the item for store credit. The man was detained and arrested.

Feb. 3, 9:43 a.m.
A man told dispatcher he had been putting gas in his car at a station on the 2800-block of West Capitol, when a man in a city uniform started yelling at him because gas was leaking from the pump. There was about a half-gallon of gas spilled in the parking lot.

Feb. 3, 10:50 a.m.
A teacher at Yolo High asked for an officer. The teacher wanted to file a complaint against a student.

Feb. 3, 4:29 p.m.
A 27-year old Brannan Way woman was in custody for attempting to shoplift about $59 in “cosmetics and lighters” from a Southport supermarket. The woman was “cooperative.”

Feb. 3, 5:21 p.m.
A disabled man riding a Paratransit bus called police from on the bus. It had stopped at the man’s Peachtree Road home, but the man refused to get off until the driver unloaded his groceries. The driver had refused. The pair were in an argument.

Feb. 3, 7:07 p.m.
A bomb threat was reported at an Industrial Boulevard workplace. A laid-off employee sent a text message saying there were two pipe bombs hidden on the site. The 43-year old Folsom man later admitted it was a hoax.

Feb. 3, 7:35 p.m.
A caller told a dispatcher that he or she was waiting near the River City High School gym, with a student and a bicycle. The student said the bicycle had been stolen on Tuesday (but not reported to police). Another person had just shown up at the campus with it. The suspect was possibly in the school gym.

Feb. 3, 8:41 p.m.
A citizen reported a “strong smell of marijuana” coming from the Bridgeway Elementary School. Nobody was visible at the scene.

Feb. 3, 1:50 p.m.
A cell phone company on Shore Street reported the theft of about $2,000 in copper wire from several cell towers.

Feb. 3, 2:15 p.m.
A 50-year old woman from Upland was detained by security at a Riverpoint Court store. She had apparently tried to steal $236 worth of Eveready batteries in different sizes. The woman was arrested and released with a notice to appear in court.

Feb. 4, 1:18 p.m.
A witness said a Chevy Tahoe was going fast, eastbound on Rice Avenue, and a single gunshot had been heard. A minute after this report, a resident of Michigan Blvd. reported hearing one, possibly “smaller” caliber, gunshot.

Feb. 4, 3:04 a.m.
A man said he was trying to get his belongings out of a motel room on the 900-block of West Capitol. But a female acquaintance at the room had refused him entry while holding a pocket knife with a 2-3″ blade. The man felt he had been threatened.

Feb. 4, 8 a.m.
A citizen reported that a gray Ford Tempo had been parked at a corner at 15th Street and Maryland for three days. Police checked it out and found the vehicle had been reported stolen.

Feb. 4, 2:52 p.m.
A caller at a Lisbon Avenue market said some tenants had reported that four or five homeless men had set up camp across the street. The tenants were uncomfortable with these neighbors, and asked that police move the men along.

Feb. 4, 4:09 p.m.
A citizen called police, saying that a brother was schizophrenic and off his medication. The brother was “going up and down Meadow Road throwing toilet paper.”

Feb. 4, 8:32 p.m.
In the northern city, a woman reported that her 22-year old daughter was “out of control and punching holes in the walls.”

Feb. 4, 10:48 p.m.
From a guest at a motel on the 800-block of West Capitol: “the occupant inside the next room had his bed pushed up against the (caller’s) adjacent wall. The occupant is playing ‘Stack Attack’ (evidently a video or smartphone game) and tends to get excited, and jumps up and down, causing the headboard to bang against the (caller’s) wall, waking him up.”

Feb. 4, 11 a.m.
An officer responded to the report that there was a man in a dark area at a closed business on Northport Drive. The officer found a man there, and also found a two-foot tall marijuana plant in a black pot in the bushes nearby. The subject denied owning or knowing about the plant. The officer booked the plant for destruction.

Feb. 5, 12:19 a.m.
Near Norfolk Avenue, a resident reported hearing shots or fireworks.

Feb. 5, 8:05 a.m.
A woman on Todhunter Avenue reported, through a Russian translator, that her car tires had been slashed in the apartment parking lot. It wasn’t the only car, and it wasn’t the first time.

Feb. 5, 9 a.m.
A caller said someone had parked a Dodge Caravan in a church parking lot on Linden Road. The van had been there at least three days, and there were “several cats locked inside.” No one had been seen coming or going from it.

Feb. 5, 9:03 a.m.
A 2011 Freightliner truck was reported stolen from a Ramco Street business, sometime since 11 p.m. on Friday.

Feb. 5, 9:49 a.m.
A man was reported to be “aggressively panhandling” at an ATM in front of a West Capitol bank.

Feb. 5, 12:12 p.m.
A citizen on Crown Street said a teenage male had just stolen a bike from the front yard. The youth was last seen heading toward Manchester, riding it.

Feb. 5, 12:53 p.m.
In central West Sacramento, a husband reported that a “childhood friend of (his) wife is leaving notes and presents” at their home, and he is concerned the friend “might be dangerous.”

Feb. 5, 2:57 p.m.
A neighbor complained of loud music at a home on Snapdragon Circle.

Feb. 5, 8:50 p.m.
A woman returned to her 6th Street apartment to find that somebody had evidently broken in by getting through the pet door. A TV was missing.

Feb. 5, 9:31 p.m.
Police were notified that a team of four bail bondsmen in a Cadillac were on Savannah Lane in an attempt to pick up a wanted man.

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  Information for this ‘Police Log’ has come directly from original police reports and documents It’s just a sampling of the reports, calls for service and arrests made by the West Sacramento Police Department during the past week. The information includes citizen complaints and other statements that have not substantiated or verified by an investigation or a courtroom.

Jan. 12, 1:19 p.m.
A supermarket on West Capitol reported that two men “took off with a shopping cart full of items.”

Jan. 12, 1:26 a.m.
A hitchhiker came to the police lobby to ask “where a safe place to stay in West Sac would be.” The traveler was not a transient, but was “just passing through.”

Jan. 12, 2:01 p.m.
A woman on Park Boulevard reported that somebody removed the turn signals from her Volvo.

Jan. 12, 5:59 p.m.
A man on Portsmouth Avenue said that, sometime in the past 90 minutes, his home had been burglarized. Someone had kicked in the door and made off with his .32 caliber pistol, his wife’s jewelry, and possibly other things.

Jan. 12, 7:06 p.m.
A witness said that a group of four teens was throwing things at cars passing by near A Street and Lighthouse Drive.

Jan. 12, 7:09 p.m.
A man said he had bought some car seats from a resident of Maryland Drive, who promised he could return them if they didn’t fit. The man was now trying to return them, but the seller was refusing a refund. A dispatcher advised him to contact a lawyer, but the man asked for police contact.

Jan. 12, 9:01 p.m.
A caller alleged that a motel on the 4700-block of West Capitol was “mistreating” its guests. The motel’s misbehavior included withholding toilet paper from lodgers.

Jan. 13, 7:45 a.m.
A jogger reported having been hit by a vehicle and injured near Redondo Road and Stonegate Drive. The driver provided his/her name and phone number, but the jogger requested a police report.

Jan. 13, 8:31 a.m.
Somebody cut a fence and cut the copper wiring out of “various equipment” at a Duluth Street property.

Jan. 13, 8:47 a.m.
A male subject was stabbed in the collarbone area during some kind of incident on the 700-block of Westacre. The victim was waiting for police.

Jan. 13, 4:13 p.m.
A supermarket on West Capitol said there was a man, apparently on drugs, in the store. The man was “twitching and talking to himself” while trying to use his store club card to get cash from an ATM machine. So far, the plan hadn’t worked, but the man was now “getting physical and agitated” with the machine in an effort to increase his odds of success.

Jan. 13, 6:16 p.m.
A witness said a man and woman had driven a truck up to a vacant home on Pheasant Hollow, and set up a ladder to reach a second-story window. It was unknown if the pair were inside the home at the moment.

Jan. 13, 8:35 p.m.
A caller said there was a group of about 25 juveniles partying on the levee near Marshall Road, and possibly there was under-age drinking going on.

Jan. 13, 12:25 p.m.
A 3rd Street resident reported someone had stolen a “brown, older wheelbarrow” worth $35.

Jan. 14, 12:45 a.m.
A Shore Street business reported it had just fired and employee and had him escorted from the business for being under the influence. The man was now walking away, dressed all in black and wearing a backpack.

Jan. 14, 1:52 a.m.
A caller from a business complex on Northport Drive to contact a tow company for him. He had locked his keys in his Ford Explorer, which was still running and had a dog in it.

Jan. 14, 7:40 a.m.
A caller reported just having been “sliced” by a woman with a hunting knife during a fight.

Jan. 14, 9:13 a.m.
A business at the 900-block of Sacramento Avenue said that there were four male transients harassing customers at the scene.

Jan. 14, 10:52 a.m.
A witness said that a woman had been yelling at a juvenile and trying to hit the juvenile at a bus stop near West Capitol and Merkley avenues. The woman was now walking away towards a supermarket.

Jan. 14, 11:04 a.m.
An Alabama Avenue resident said that, sometime in December or January, the home had been robbed of cash, jewelry and more, probably by a house sitter or his friend.

Jan. 14, 11:11 a.m.
A woman reported that her car had been followed by a woman in a black Rodeo who believed she was having an affair with the Rodeo driver’s husband. The pair were, in fact, friends only. The Rodeo had stopped following her, and the caller was now waiting to speak to an officer.

Jan. 14, 3:20 p.m.
A vehicle-versus-bike accident was reported at Andrew Street and Casselman Drive. A juvenile on bike had run into the back of a Chevy Silverado.

Jan. 14, 2:22 a.m.
An officer pulled over a car with a license plate light out, and the plate “obstructed” by a ball hitch. The 39-year old driver from Redwood Avenue consented to a search. The officer found a clear bag containing what turned out to be about half a gram of methamphetamine in the driver’s side door pocket. The man was arrested.

Jan. 14, 11:15 a.m.
A refrigerator and stove worth about $1,100 were reported stolen from a 19th Street house.

Jan. 14, 5 p.m.
Thieves took about $14,000 worth of communication cable from a Drever Street property.

Jan. 15, 2:06 a.m.
A woman called from a motel on the 800-block of West Capitol called police, complaining that her roommates were trying to prevent her from driving drunk by refusing to give her keys back.

Jan. 15, 8:14 a.m.
A burger place on the 1700-block of West Capitol reported that a “transient keeps walking through the drive-through and is refusing to leave.”

Jan. 15, 10:46 a.m.
A vehicle was found “keyed” (its paint scraped with a sharp object) in a parking lot on Ikea Court.

Jan. 15, 11:07 a.m.
A citizen reported that there was an abandoned car parked in front of a fire hydrant on KOVR Drive, with its driver’s-side window broken out. A records check of the Honda showed it hadn’t been reported stolen.

Jan. 15, 11:09 a.m.
Police received a suicide threat from the north city.

Jan. 15, 1:06 p.m.
The rear license plate was reported stolen from a 2000 Accord on the 2400-block of West Capitol.

Jan. 15, 1:59 p.m.
The water treatment plant on North Harbor Boulevard reported that there were transients sleeping on the property, under the freeway. Police were asked to move them along.

Jan. 15, 4:35 p.m.
A caller from Milano Drive said somebody left a vehicle parked, blocking three driveways.

Jan. 15, 5:25 p.m.,
A witness reported seeing three males with a pit bull dog, spraypainting the bathrooms on River Walk Park.

Jan. 15, 6:53 p.m.
The owner of a recently foreclosed house on Reuter Drive said there were apparently some people living inside it. There was a Honda with no plates parked in front.

Jan. 15, 7:18 p.m.
A resident of Alder Way asked for extra patrols due to “ongoing problems with teenagers roaming the area and tires being slashed.”

Jan. 15, 10:01 p.m.
A Walker Road resident said a neighbor had “backed his vehicle up into the (caller’s) house, and damaged it.” The neighbor had promised to “take care of” the matter, but the caller wanted to file a police report.

Jan. 15, 12:44 a.m.
At a gas station on the 800-block of Harbor, a citizen found two license plates, miscellaneous documents, a key, and a membership card that had all been reported stolen from Sacramento the day before. The items were turned in to police.

Jan. 16, 7:39 a.m.
A man reported that his 1996 Infinity had been stolen from him in the business district.

Jan. 16, 8:58 a.m.
A caller from the 3100-block of Jefferson said a man had just taken a shovel from the front yard, and was walking away with it southbound.

Jan. 16, 10:35 a.m.
A citizen said there were “approximately ten transient camps along the river between the Rivers development and the boat ramp.”

Jan. 16, 12:44 p.m.
The owner of a house on Silverwood reported being advised by a real estate agent that somebody had stolen copper materials from the home.

Jan. 16, 2:04 p.m.
A woman from Southport asked for police contact. Her 15-year old girl and 14-year old boy had been fighting, and she believed the girl had cut the boy with a knife. No medical aid was needed.

Jan. 16, 2:26 p.m.
A supermarket on the 1200-block of West Capitol said there was a man in the store who “keeps eating and drinking items and refusing to pay for them, “ and is also refusing to leave. The man was now “walking around in the checkstand area.”

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Parole denied in 1983 killing


District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced last month that convicted murderer Kevin Bruce was denied parole for a period of three years at California State Prison-Solano in Vacaville, California.

According to the D.A.:

Bruce is serving 15 years to life for second degree murder for the 1983 fatal strangulation of 67 year old Marion Cantor in a West Sacramento motel room.  Cantor was lured to a motel in West Sacramento by a female known to both him and Bruce. When Cantor arrived, he was assaulted and robbed. During the attack, Bruce and Keith Chandler used the cord from an electric clock to strangle Cantor to death.  Bruce has been in state prison for about 28 years.

After deliberating for about ten minutes, Commissioner Mike Prizmich returned with the panel’s decision.  In denying the request by Bruce to be paroled, he noted that Bruce had not done enough to help himself get prepared for a release from prison.

Yolo County Deputy District Attorney Garrett Hamilton attended the hearing on behalf the County of Yolo.  Said Hamilton in a press release:

“It is clear that Mr. Bruce is not ready to be out of prison, since he continues to deny any responsibility for the killing and has no meaningful plans for what he would do if he were to be released. Even Mr. Bruce acknowledged that his plans upon release are lacking.”

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Teens caught in Southport after chase


By Steve Marschke
News-Ledger Editor

Seven juveniles believed to have jumped out of a stolen car in Southport were taken into custody Sunday night after an intense search that included a helicopter and K-9 dog teams.

Things started at 11:43 p.m. when a call came in from the Ramada Inn on Halyard Drive in West Sacramento, reported Sergeant Nathan Steele of the West Sacramento Police Department.

“They had a concert at Ramada Inn with over 500 attending,” said Steele. “A fight broke out. Our officers responded to assist security (personnel). One of our officers arrived, and saw a vehicle leave at a high speed. He got behind it, and ran the plates, and it came back stolen.”

  Police chased the Ford Explorer to Southport, where it crashed and lost a wheel near Southport Parkway, Otis Avenue and Turlock Street.

“The occupants fled. Numerous outside agencies assisted, including Sacramento P.D., the CHP, and our agency.”

Police dog teams from both Sacramento and West Sacramento came to the scene, as did a Sacramento police helicopter, said Steele.

Three suspects – a 17-year old girl and two 15-year old boys – turned themselves in fairly quickly. Others “were in fields and backyards,” said Steele.

After being warned, police turned loose police dogs to find the other fleeing teens, and took custody of four more – all aged between 15-17, with addresses in Sacramento and Elk Grove. At least two of the hiding suspects were apparently bit by police dogs sent in to get them, said Steele.

“It is believed they are all in custody,” said Steele. “They were taken into custody for possession of stolen property (the car) and resisting arrest.”

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EDITORIAL: ‘bits & pieces’


It’s been a good run for the West Sacramento Redevelopment Agency. This town heavily used the state-authorized agency to, sometimes quite literally, lay the groundwork for a lot of new projects.

After the city incorporated in 1987, local leaders strongly pursued growth – partly because that’s what local developers wanted, and partly to bring new shopping opportunities, clean up a troubled downtown and increase the city’s prestige.

Local use of the redevelopment agency wasn’t perfect. It’ll always be difficult to understand why some Southport farmland was declared “blighted” and included in the redevelopment agency, while one older Southport neighborhood that badly needed new infrastructure was left out of the redevelopment area’s boundaries.

But on the whole, the agency did a lot of good. It was crucial for tackling big projects that would have been too slow and too hard to finance if left just to the private sector. The agency helped clean up downtown, attract some prestige projects (the ziggurat, Raley Field) to the waterfront, and helped promote decent affordable housing. It also helped build a second access to Southport, making new homes and shopping possible there.

The West Sacramento agency hasn’t been guilty of the worst abuses of some California redevelopment agencies – such as taking land from underneath poor people to build shopping centers and arenas, as a sloppy editorial in the Wall Street Journal recently claimed these agencies “typically” do.

The state’s budget crisis has led to the proposed abolishment of local redevelopment agencies. This will leave West Sacramento without a favorite tool.

  Then again, West Sacramento needs a redevelopment agency less now than it did 20 years ago.


  The new school board president is Teresa Blackmer. She takes over from Dave Westin, who steps down proud of presiding over two years of strong growth in local student test scores.
Westin endorsed Blackmer’s election to the board and the two have voted similarly on major issues (as has most of the board recently, most of the time). So the switch shouldn’t mark a big change in course for WUSD.


  A string of local robberies in West Sacramento convenience markets and liquor stores has certainly caused eyebrows to raise – and it seems local police are taking the matter seriously.

  The robberies aren’t the only string of crimes, though. A stroll through  police department documents in recent weeks shows some other possible patterns. These observations aren’t very scientific, but here you go with a few:

  Over the past couple of months, there seem to have been a handful of “strong arm” robberies in which a guy on a bicycle has ridden up to a female pedestrian and stripped away her purse or bags. In at least one case, the attacker was successfully resisted.

  The most recent victim the News-Ledger is aware of was an elderly woman, robbed near a church on Sacramento Avenue on Friday.  In at least one case, the attacker was successfully resisted. The robberies seem to have occurred in the downtown area, near Sacramento Avenue, Jefferson, West Capitol and Merkley. It’s unclear whether different suspects have been involved in some of these incidents.

  The News-Ledger hasn’t yet seen a report of anyone seriously hurt during these robberies. Let’s hope it stays that way.

  Vacant, bank-owned homes have sometimes been hit by thieves looking for appliances. But a new trend seems to be the theft of heating and air conditioning units from the backyards of these homes. Several such thefts have been reported recently in Southport – on San Salvador Street and Sumatra Street, for example. The units are valued around $5-10,000 each.

  There seems to be a lot of BB-gun damage in the city’s north area. Somebody, or some people, are putting holes in car windows and apartment windows. There are also reports of teens with pellet guns and BB guns getting into trouble in other parts of town.

  Car burglaries are always a problem – newer subdivisions in Southport always seem to get more than their share of these. The News-Ledger heard two reports this week of petty theft from cars and garages in the area near the “state streets” around Park Boulevard and Meadow Road as well.

  Simple precautions – parking in a well-lit, easy-to-see spot, clearing your car of valuables, and keeping both the car and garage locked – wouldn’t hurt.


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Latest robbery victim is 7-11


The 7-11 convenience market at 1552 Jefferson Boulevard was robbed Thursday night, and the suspect is still at large.

“A white male adult robbed the clerk, taking an undisclosed amount of cash, fleeing on foot,” Sgt. Nathan Steele of the West Sacramento Police Department told the News-Ledger today. The store is located in central West Sacramento on Jefferson close to 15th Street and Stone Boulevard.

The suspect was armed, although Steele declined to discuss further details due to the ongoing investigation.  No one was hurt during the robbery. When the crime was reported at about 9:50 p.m., there was a “pretty extensive search,” said Steele. Joining local police officers in the chase were a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department helicopter and a Sacramento police K-9 team.

Steele said that there have been a string of robberies in West Sacramento targeting “liquor stores and gas stations.”

“Over the last two days, we’ve had five,” he reported.

So far, police don’t believe the 7-11 robbery was linked to the others, but they’re continuing to investigate all the crimes.

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NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 28, 2011 —

‘POLICE LOG’ is a feature that appears exclusively in the News-Ledger every week. To see it regularly, make sure to become a News-Ledger subscriber. Here’s last week’s police log report:

Information for this ‘Police Log’ has come directly from original police reports and documents It’s just a sampling of the reports, calls for service and arrests made by the West Sacramento Police Department during the past week. The information includes citizen complaints and other statements that have not substantiated or verified by an investigation or a courtroom.

Dec. 20, 7:23 a.m.
A green 1999 Saturn was reported stolen from a Maple Street apartment complex. Later that day, the husband of the owner reported the car was seen parked in a business parking lot on the 3000-block of West Capitol. No one was in or near it. The husband was nearby, waiting for an officer.

Dec. 20, 8:30 a.m.
The non-resident owner of a house on Sumatra Street reported that someone had entered the home’s backyard and made off with an air conditioner and a basketball hoop. The appliance alone was valued at close to $10,000. The theft occurred within the past two weeks.

Dec. 20, 9:32 a.m.
A citizen reported a vehicle burglary on Canvasback Way. Someone broke a window and made off with a backpack and Christmas presents.

Dec. 20, 10:15 a.m.
A thief broke the driver’s side window of a parked car on Pitzer Circle, and stole an iPhone valued at $500.

Dec. 20, 11:26 a.m.
A woman on the 1800-block of Park Boulevard said someone had entered her home while she was sleeping, and stolen some bank statements.

Dec. 20, 2:24 p.m.
A caller said there were three men wearing dark clothes and fur hats, carrying at least two rifles, in an area near Southport Parkway and Jefferson Boulevard. The citizen was concerned that they might be hunting or shooting near houses.

Dec. 20, 5:35 p.m.
Someobody used metal shears to cut off the “year/month” part of a license plate from a parked car on Merkley Avenue.

Dec. 20, 7 p.m.
A man on Fiji Island Road reported his home burglarized. Missing items included a video camera, two laptop computers, jewelry and a bicycle. The loss was valued at $4850. The man suspected a friend of a partner, who had borrowed a car and possibly used borrowed keys to get into the house.

Dec. 21, 12:58 a.m.
The CHP received a 911 call from a cell phone, and could hear a man saying “you’re really going to call the police” and could hear a woman crying. The cell phone was traced to a woman at an address in West Sacramento’s north.

Dec. 21, 3:47 a.m.
A man on the 600-block of West Capitol Avenue said he heard shots fired outside, and went out to find three windows broken on a vehicle, apparently by a BB or pellet gun.

Dec. 21, 6:03 a.m.
A 1991 Nissan pickup truck was discovered stolen from Todhunter Avenue.

Dec. 21, 6:25 a.m.
A burglary was reported at a Park Boulevard address while a 28-year old man and at least one other person were asleep inside. After getting into the house, the thief left in a 2005 Toyota Tacoma belonging to the household.

Dec. 21, 6:49 a.m.
A fire was reported in a Beardsley Drive front yard.

Dec. 21, 10:28 a.m.
A black Toyota 4-Runner was discovered missing from a Riverside Parkway office complex, having been stolen within the past hour.

Dec. 21, 11:02 a.m.
A man told a dispatcher he was waiting near a Meadow Road address where he needed to go to pick up some personal property from his mother. He said that “because he is on parole, she is going to tell (police) that he is abusive to her.”

Dec. 21, 9 a.m.
A Bryte Avenue resident said someone had gotten into a storage shed at the home without breaking the lock. Gone were a bike and a roll-away toolbox.

Dec. 21, 2 p.m.
A city parks department storage shed on Carrie Street was burglarized. It was unknown if anything was missing.

Dec. 21
A woman in the city’s north said she had told her estranged husband, who had just been released from prison, to stop contacting her. But the man kept contacting her, leaving about 140 text messages and nine voice mails.

Dec. 21, 5:43 p.m.
The property manager of a bank-owned house on Topaz Road reported that someone had stolen the home’s air conditioning unit.

Dec. 21, 6:27 p.m.
A caller reported having just accidentally rear-ended another vehicle. The other car left the scene. The caller was unsure of any damage and admitted being at fault, and was waiting at a nearby gas station.

Dec. 22, 12:05 a.m.
An alarm went off at a corporate headquarters building on the 500-block of West Capitol, showing a breached door to a coffee shop.

Dec. 22, 4:05 a.m.
Two detectives from an outside agency notified dispatchers that they were headed to Prosser Street in unmarked vehicles, following a vehicle being tracked with a tracking device.

Dec. 22, 6:53 a.m.
An alarm was reported at a business on the 2400-block of West Capitol. A business rep was on scene but did not have the proper code.

Dec. 22, 7:41 a.m.
The windows were found shot out of a vehicle parked on C Street, apparently with a BB gun. The caller said there had been ongoing problems here for about three months.

Dec. 22, 8:19 a.m.
A citizen reported hearing a woman screaming from help at an Orchard Way apartment complex, and also heard loud banging noises. A male at the residence was believed to be on parole.

Dec. 22, 8:45 a.m.
A Shore Street shipping business asked for extra patrols over the holiday weekend.

Dec. 22, 9:40 a.m.
A woman at a seniors’ apartment complex on 6th Street asked for advice, after her apartment manager entered her residence without permission.

Dec. 22, 9:34 a.m.
A 50-year old man with a pit bull dog was reported to be “aggressively panhandling” in front of a Riverpoint Court store.

Dec. 22, 10:02 a.m.
The owner of a house on Alabama Avenue said there were probably people inside the dwelling, since two were seen inside it last night.

Dec. 22, 10:19 a.m.
Somebody egged and scratched a car parked on Starling Lane, apparently during the night.

Dec. 22
A resident complained that someone left a detached truck trailer parked on Hobson Avenue.

Dec. 22, 10:48 a.m.
A citizen reported being hired to put a home on 4th Street up for a “short sale.” The agent needed to view the home, but the owner’s roommates inside were “hostile.” The agent was parked and waiting nearby for an officer’s help.

Dec. 22, 10:51 a.m.
A caller said that a “no dumping” sign that had been installed on Southport Parkway was now sitting in a garage on Walker Road.

Dec. 22, 10:53 a.m.
A caller from Taber Street reported that a neighbor had hit the caller’s parked car, and was denying it. Both parties were on scene.

Dec. 22, 11:57 a.m.
A resident near Buckeye Drive and Hemlock Street said there were ongoing problems with some juveniles. Three of them, about age 15, were now going “up and down the street” on motorbikes and a quad.

Dec. 22, 12:03 p.m.
A woman came to the police lobby, telling a clerk that her matter “was personal and she wanted to give something to an officer.”

Dec. 22, 12:59 p.m.
A Southport woman came to the police department to report that her daughter’s child’s father had possibly violated a restraining order by showing up at her house to see the child.

Dec. 22, 1:15 p.m.
A witness at a mobilehome park on the 2000-block of West Capitol said there was a man with a knife sitting on the lawn, “yelling at the ground (and) repeatedly throwing the knife into the ground.”

Dec. 22, 1:32 p.m.
Some people on Glide Avenue were in a verbal argument “over custody of a dog.”

Dec. 22, 1:33 p.m.
A male transient with a knife chased a male victim near the 1700-block of West Capitol, accusing him of stealing a cell phone. The victim wasn’t hurt.

Dec. 22, 2:01 p.m.
A Rogers Street resident reported a mailbox had been damaged. It was unknown if any mail was missing.

Dec. 22, 2:39 p.m.
A nine-year old girl on Evergreen Avenue was reported “out of control.” She was “crying and throwing things around the house because she doesn’t want to go to the store.”

Dec. 22, 3:06 p.m.
A Meadow Road resident said he or she had inherited some guns from a brother, and wanted to know how to register them.

Dec. 22, 3:37 p.m.
A witness said several dirt bikes were being used on the levee near Bee’s Lakes (on the Sacramento riverfront in Southport). The activity was damaging the levee, and the local reclamation district had advised the witness to report it to police.

Dec. 22, 3:58 p.m.
A Riverpoint Court store reported a thief had loaded a Chevy Suburban with at least five pallets stolen from behind the store, and left the scene.

Dec. 22, 4:26 p.m.
Gang graffiti was found on the side of a postal building on Sacramento Avenue.

Dec. 22, 4:57 p.m.
A man in the city’s north area said the 25-year old mother of his child, an ex-girlfriend, had been staying at his home. She “won’t leave and she steals items,” he said, and he was afraid of violence if he returned hom.

Dec. 22, 4:59 p.m.
A possible homeless camp was reported near 8th and Elizabeth Street. A woman was seen sleeping outside on a couch.

Dec. 22, 5:27 p.m.
A three-vehicle accident was reported on southbound Jefferson near Devon. Injuries were unknown.

Dec. 22, 6:13 p.m.
A hamburger place on the 1700-block of West Capitol said there was a man in the lobby, sleeping. The apparently-intoxicated fellow had been asked to leave, several times.

Dec. 22, 6:51 p.m.
A West Sacramento woman reported someone had left a bag of colored bras on her porch. She asked police to send someone to pick them up. A dispatcher noted that the bras were of “unknown sizes.”

Dec. 22, 7:05 p.m.
A woman said she had sold a TV to a tenant on the 1500-block of Merkley, but the buyer hadn’t paid as agreed. A dispatcher advised her to talk to a lawyer, saying “police would not come out and make the woman at the location pay the money.”

Dec. 22, 7:06 a.m.
A Pennsylvania Avenue resident said someone stolen an outboard engine during the night from near the front door. It was valued at $2,500.

Dec. 22, 8:53 p.m.
An Ikea Court store said someone had entered a back room and taken wallets, cell phones and other items from purses stored there.

Dec. 22, 10:41 a.m.
A Butler Court home was burglarized. Gone were Christmas presents and a computer.

Dec. 22, 11:56 p.m.
A man told police he had been under the I Street Bridge when he saw two male juveniles “running around” with “air soft guns.” They shot at him. He did not need medical aid. The youths fled across the bridge towards Sacramento.

Dec. 22, 6:39 p.m.
A citizen in a car reported a drunk driver who was “all over the road and almost hit a light pole.” A police officer responded, and pulled over the suspected drunk in his Mitsubishi near Westacre Road and Rockrose. The driver admitted having two beers, and failed a sobriety test. He was arrested.

Dec. 23, 12:59 a.m.
A 33-year old Sacramento man was detained as he tried to leave a Riverpoint Court store with a new bicycle he hadn’t paid for. The man was arrested, cited and released.

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