May 302012
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — MAY 30, 2012 The West Sacramento Police Department has just announced that it has arrested a 17-year old local boy for “felony cruelty to animals,” after a cat was set on fire on May 2. The police did not identify the juvenile.   Witness saw a “ball of fire” moving near Circle [...]

May 252012
 
Two trucks burn up

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 23, 2012 – On May 16, West Sacramento firefighters responded to the vicinity of Galveston and Canal streets after two big-rigs caught fire. The fire appeared to be accidental but of undetermined causes, reports W.S.F.D. Damage was estimated at about $200,000. Copyright News-Ledger 2012

May 082012
 
$5,000 reward in cat-burning case

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — MAY 8, 2012 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor What looked like a “ball of fire” moving through Circle Park late Wednesday night turned out to be somebody’s idea of a very cruel prank. A cat had been lit ablaze and turned loose. Witnesses walking near Circle Street and Alabama Street at [...]

Apr 292012
 
Stranded boater rescued

NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 25, 2012 – West Sacramento’s Fire Boat 41 gave a tow to a boater in need on the evening of April 17. The sailboat owner said he did not have any water to drink and hadn’t eaten in three days, reports the city fire department. He told local media all his belongings [...]

Apr 232012
 
Firefighter response times slow down

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 11, 2012 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Firefighter response times got slower in 2011 – apparently a product of fire department budget cuts. The West Sacramento Fire Department reports its average response time for emergencies went from four minutes and 20 seconds in 2009 to four minutes and 13 [...]

Apr 132012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 11, 2012 – A missing Elk Grove man was found on West Sacramento’s riverfront March 26, and carried up the riverbank to get medical help. The unidentified man was about 75 years old and had been missing for two days. Further details about the man were unavailable. The man was [...]

Apr 122012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – Volunteers will be outside Fire Station 45 near Lake Washington Boulevard and Jefferson Boulevard from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, during the “Pink Boot Drive.” They’ll collect donations for the fight against cancer, in an effort sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Visit www.the3day.org or call [...]