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‘Police Log’: the News-Ledger’s weekly crime call & arrest roundup

NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 4, 2015 —

  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.

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Jan. 24
A police officer responded to a market on the 2600-block of West Capitol, where a homeless man reported he “was digging through the trash” when he “located a key that he thought looked important.”
“(He) did not want the key to fall into the wrong hands, so he called WSPD. The key has a tag to it that shows a business name, address and phone number.”
The officer accepted the key to be booked as found property.

Jan. 25, 2:37 a.m.
An officer contacted a 27-year old Lake Road man “loitering” at Kegle and Sacramento Avenue. The man was confirmed as a wanted “parolee at large,” or PAL, and also found in possession of methamphetamine and a drug smoking pipe. He went to jail.

Jan. 25, 5:44 p.m.
“Shots fired at unoccupied residence Rivermont Street, no suspects.”

Jan. 26
A pair of Southport residents reported separately that they had been victims of ID theft. One lived on Hornby Island Street and the other on Independence Avenue.

Jan 26, 6 a.m.
An auto service center on Merkley Avenue reported being hit with graffiti.

Jan. 26, 7:50 a.m.
A diesel particulate filter was stolen from a vehicle parked on Long Island Street. The damage was estimated at $2,000.

Jan. 26, 5:51 p.m.
Police responded to a “battery” report involving the use of pepper spray on the 800-block of West Capitol. Those involved provided “conflicting statements,” and there was no immediate arrest.

Jan. 27, 7:30 a.m.
Someone slashed tires on a man’s car parked on Canvasback Way.

Jan. 27, 9 a.m.
Somebody took 20 feet of steel cable and metal plates from the Broderick Boat Ramp on 4th Street. The loss was estimated at $1,600.

Jan. 27 11:06 a.m.
A 23-year old homeless man was contacted after littering in front of a police officer.
The man said he was not on probation, although a records check showed otherwise – he was on probation out of Tehama County. The man was also found to be in possession of “shaved keys” (often used in thefts) and a knife. He was arrested.

Jan. 27, 7:07 p.m.
Police responded to the report of a shoplifter who tried to take $10.85 worth of batteries and candy from a Riverpoint Court store. They issued the thief a notice to appear in court.

Jan. 28
On Holland Drive:
A woman was “cleaning her deceased brother’s residence and could not find (his) wallet, keys and savings bonds. Landlord also made inconsistent comment which raised concern.”

Jan. 28
Somebody stole an auxiliary fuel tank from a company vehicle parked on Industrial Boulevard. The loss was valued at $150.

Jan. 28, 12:13 a.m.
An officer conducted a traffic stop on a 19-year old man driving at Jefferson and Park Boulevards. The officer spotted “metal knuckles in plain sight” and cited and released him for that infraction.

Jan. 28, 1:45 a.m.
Police responded to a domestic violence incident in Southport. The woman said her intoxicated husband was angry that she wouldn’t give him back a phone, and he jumped on her in bed and pushed over a dresser to intimidate her. After being arrested and read his Miranda rights, the man declined comment.

Jan. 28, 8 a.m.
Someone stole copper wiring from 14 light posts in an apartment complex on the 2400-block of West Capitol, causing about $1,000 in damage.

Jan. 28, 1:30 p.m.
During one of several West Sacramento parole/probation checks, police at a Kinsington Street home found two shotgun shells in the 46-year old subject’s bedroom. He was arrested.

Jan 28, 5:45 p.m.
Police took a report regarding a 29-year old smoke shop clerk who sold tobacco products to a minor.

Jan. 28, 4:24 a.m.
An officer contacted a homeless woman “on the sidewalk yelling for help” at 4th and F streets. She was apparently the victim of an assault by her boyfriend in Sacramento. She was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Jan. 28, 3 p.m.
A Mulvaney Place woman said an unknown man who knew her name called her and said “she was going to find her dead body in a ditch.”

Jan. 29, 12:45 a.m.
An officer responded to Gadwall Court to talk to a man who said he had been robbed during an incident on Evergreen Avenue.
The man said he had been driving eastbound when “a white and blue RV pulled out in front of him and blocked his path while another vehicle pulled behind him.”
Then, the RV driver got out, as did the victim. The other driver pulled a handgun and hit him in the head with it. The victim fell to the street unconscious. Meanwhile, two or three other men got out of the vehicles and assaulted him, taking two rings and a wallet with $600 to $800 in it.
The RV was later located near 7th and G Street, and the driver was arrested. He was identified as a 53-year old Elverta man.

Jan. 29, 6 a.m.
A man reported his $499 bike stolen at his Dorothy Adamo Lane apartment complex.

Jan. 29, 11:30 a.m.
At Southport’s Town Center Plaza, a woman reported a female acquaintance had phoned her at work and “made threats to assault” her. It was an “ongoing problem.”

Jan. 29, 3:30 p.m.
A woman reported her 12-year old grandson’s $700 bike was stolen at a Riverpoint Court store.

Jan. 29, 4 p.m.
A police officer spotted a known 41-year old transient, who was on probation, in a Ford truck on Maple Street. A search showed he was in possession of a $60,000 bone saw reported stolen from a Sacramento hospital.
The man also had a stolen all terrain vehicle (“ATV” in the back of the truck, and had cannabis in the form of “honey oil” and a “marijuana shake” in a backpack.
The officer contacted a Sacramento deputy, who reported that a security video showed the suspect stealing the saw from the hospital after receiving treatment in their emergency room.
The man “admitted he knew the medical equipment was stolen, and he was returning it.”
Same with the ATV.
The man went to jail anyway.

Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Reported by a Huckleberry Circle woman:
“Unknown person took the victim’s shoes from her front porch.” The loss was valued at $50.

Jan. 29, 9:45 p.m.
At a drug store on West Capitol:
“The two suspects entered the store and grabbed vodka. An employee at the front door told them they would not leave with the bottle. The employee was pushed out of the way and another employee was hit in the face. The suspects left with the booze.”

Jan. 30, 1:43 a.m.
An officer stopped a Honda for a vehicle code violation near Jefferson Boulevard and the Tower Bridge Gateway. The driver, a man from Vacaville, appeared intoxicated. He was arrested and showed a blood alcohol level of 0.16% (twice the legal limit).
During his interview, the told the officer he last had a drink at 1:30 a.m. and he believed it to be 10 a.m. now.

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Feds & state again fund West Sacramento DUI checkpoint program


West Sacramento’s police department announced last month that it will receive renewed funding for DUI checkpoints and other traffic enforcement.

The department has been awarded a $ 91,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries, it reported.   West Sacramento Police Department will use the funding as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and education.

“After falling dramatically between 2006 and 2010, the number of persons killed and injured in traffic collisions saw slight increases in 2011 and 2012,” said the W.S.P.D. statement. “Particularly worrisome are recent increases in pedestrian and motorcycle fatalities and the dangers of distracting technologies. This grant funding will provide opportunities to combat these and other devastating problems such as drunk and drugged driving and speeding.”

“California’s roadways are still among the safest in the nation,” said OTS Director Rhonda Craft in a press statement.  “But to meet future mobility, safety, and sustainability objectives, we must create safer roadways for all users.  The West Sacramento Police Department will be using these and other resources to reach the vision we all share – Toward zero deaths, every 1 counts.”

Activities that the grant will fund include:
•    DUI checkpoints
•    DUI saturation patrols
•    Motorcycle safety enforcement
•    Distracted driving enforcement
•    Seat belt and child safety seat enforcement
•    Speed, red light, and stop sign enforcement
•    Warrant service operations targeting multiple DUI offenders
•    Compilation of DUI “Hot Sheets,” identifying worst-of-the-worst DUI offenders
•    Specialized DUI and drugged driving training such as Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST), Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE), and Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE)

Funding for this program is from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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‘Police Log’: West Sac crime calls

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 17, 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.

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Nov. 30, 5:50 p.m.
A police officer noted seeing a Glide Avenue man “wearing motorcycle cuts associated” with a biker gang, while the man (name withheld by police) was getting gas at a West Capitol Station. The “cuts” identified the man as a prospect with a club. This sighting was in March.
Then on Nov. 30, an officer saw the man wearing a hat with the gang’s name on it. He said he lived in West Sacramento but belonged to the “Sin City” branch of the gang. The information was recorded by police.

Dec. 5, 7 p.m.
A Sacramento woman lost her wallet at a store on the 800-block of Harbor Blvd., and “later she discovered that unknown subjects are now using her info to make purchases.”

Dec. 10, 8 a.m.
A woman reported her wallet had been stolen from a car parked on Merced Way during the night. The wallet contained ID, credit cards and a $50 gift card.

Dec. 10, 10 a.m.
A man reported a briefcase stolen from a car he parked at a Rogue River Court address.
In the case were paperwork and the man’s notary stamp and book.

Dec. 10, 10:08 a.m.
Police were dispatched to a disturbance on the 800-block of Delta Lane. The victim, who worked at a vehicle repair shop there, reported he had been assaulted by a customer who “wanted to know if he had removed parts from his truck.”
The victim had told the man to speak with the business owner, but the suspect than became angry. Before the victim could phone police, the customer “grabbed him around the neck, choking him with his hands, and forced him to the ground.” The angry man had a knife as well.
The employee got up and grabbed a nearby board to “scare away” the customer. The suspect also plicked up a board before going back to his truck in the parking lot. The suspect went to jail. The victim was taken by ambulance to a hospital for treatment.

Dec. 10, 4:55 p.m.
On Coronado Street:
A woman reported that “she accidentally gave her SSN over to an unknown company not associated with her bank.”

Dec. 10, 7:10 p.m.
A 50-year old West Capitol Avenue man was cited for trying to shoplift a bottle of wine from a Riverpoint Court store. A glass drug pipe was found on his person.

Dec. 11, 12:38 p.m.
A woman called police from an 8th Street home to say there was a man on the property harassing her and her mother. The man was “in the backyard yelling, and the (caller) was hiding in a shed waiting for police to arrive.”
The man went to jail for public intoxication.

Dec. 12, 7:46 a.m.
A woman living on the 1400-block of West Capitol reported that a man had kicked in her door, breaking the chain latch. Police contacted the suspect nearby, and arrested the parolee.
The victim wished to press charges for vandalism.

Dec. 12, 2:20 p.m.
A Maryland Avenue resident reported that an unidentified male and female had stolen a package of the porch. The package contained a $25 sweatshirt, in medium, delivered by an online retailer.

Dec. 12, 2:14 p.m.
A police officer records that a 23-year old woman was involved in a hit-and-run accident at 19th and Jefferson, but fled the scene in her car.
Then, she “was involved in an other hit and run, with a residence.”
She fled the car-versus-house crash on foot, and a different officer found her on 15th Street. There was a misdemeanor warrant out for the arrest of the Waterman Square Road resident, and she went to jail.

Dec. 12, 8 p.m.
An officer contacted a Taber Street man riding a bike near Joan and Kegle for a vehicle code violation. The 30-year old was found to be in possession of Vicodin and a methamphetamine pipe. He was cited and given a notice to appear in court.

Dec. 13, 12:06 a.m.
An officer stopped a car for a vehicle code violation at Kegle and Fremont. A warrant check showed that a 17-year old male passenger was wanted on a felony juvenile warrant out of Sacramento. He was booked into Sacramento’s juvenile hall.

Dec. 13, 12:40 a.m.
A woman reported that her locked car was burglarized while she was in a Harbor Boulevard diner. The thief made off with a backpack containing schoolbooks and paperwork, for a loss of about $400. The incident was captured on surveillance video.

Dec. 13, 2 a.m.
A woman reported her car was burglarized while on the 2400-block of West Capitol. Gone were a backpack, laptop and cell phone, worth around $1380.

Dec. 13, 5:41 a.m.
Police responded to a 13th Street disturbance, and an officer contacted a 36-year old man at the scene. When asked if he had any weapons, the man admitted he had a knife. The officer removed the knife from one of the man’s pockets, and did a pat-down search:
“In his lower left jacket pocket,” reported the officer, “I felt a large baggie of a crystal-like substance.” The man was placed under arrest for suspected possession of methamphetamine.
There was a second baggie inside the first, and the second one contained a “brown crystal.”
In the man’s wallet was found a “pay/owe sheet” – a simple accounting ledger that the officer believed was “consistent with selling narcotics.”
The drugs seized from the Circle Street suspect included 61.5 grams of methamphetamine and 8.8 grams of heroin.

Dec. 13, 12 p.m.
A garage on the 1800-block of Merkley was found burglarized. Someone made off with about $500 worth of property, including a car battery charger, other tools and a house key.

Dec. 13, 12 p.m.
A 21-year old theft victim on Sands Court told police that someone had broken a window and stolen an X-box video game system and other items worth a total of about $370.

Dec. 13, 3:19 p.m.
A Rancho Cordova man reported that someone broke into his storage unit on Evergreen Avenue. Thieves took about $6,000 worth of property, including a washer, dryer, refrigerator, a couple of dining tables, clothes, bikes and a crib.

Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m.
A woman reported someone took her $550 bike from outside a motel on West Capitol.

Dec. 13, 10 p.m.
A police officer ran a license check on a red Chevy Malibu at the intersection of Harbor and Beacon boulevards. Dispatchers told the officer the car was stolen. The officer called for backup and pulled the car over on US 50 east of 15th Street.
The 25-year old man behind the wheel was then arrested and read his Miranda rights.
He told an officer that “a female he ‘hooked up’ with allowed him to borrow the car,” which “belonged to the unknown female’s baby dad.”
He couldn’t come up with the woman’s name.
The suspect had a previous conviction on a stolen vehicle charge, and he was jailed.

Dec. 14, 2:50 p.m.
During an incident “100 yards west of Jefferson”:
“An aggressive dog charged officers at a transient camp and it was shot.”

Dec. 14, 7 p.m.
A Madrone Avenue woman reported that known suspects assaulted in her apartment and took $300 worth of items, including two mobile phones and some food.

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Arrest made in yesterday’s shooting


West Sacramento police announced last night that they have made an arrest in the Tuesday morning shooting near Proctor Avenue and Sycamore Street.

In custody is Michael Reyes, Jr., a 24-year old from West Sacramento. He will be booked on attempted murder, reported Lieutenant Tod Sockman.

Further details have not been released.

An unidentified man on bike was shot from a passing car in the Tuesday morning incident. He was hit several times and his condition was not reported to the media.

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