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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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‘Police Log’: arrests & crime in West Sac

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 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.    This feature appears weekly in the News-Ledger newspaper. To subscribe, see the special offer at bottom.

Oct. 26, 3 p.m.
Some stole the “cash to credit converter” from a Glide Avenue laundry.

Oct. 27, 12:45 p.m.
A Norfolk Street man reported his house had been burglarized. Gone were about $650 worth of purses, jewelry and other items.

Oct. 27, 2 p.m.
Two women tried to steal about $229 worth of merchandise from a Riverpoint Court retail store. At least one was apprehended. She was a 20-year old from Oakland.

Oct. 28
An officer reported:
“City-wide sweep of subjects that have to register as a sex offender in addition to being on probation/parole was being conducted.”
As part of that sweep, officers visited the home of a 53-year old Reuter Drive man. Search results:
“79 grams total weight of marijuana found next to area where he said he slept.”
The subject went to jail.

Oct. 28
On Alabama Avenue:
“Unknown subject set the victim’s car tarp on fire.”

Oct. 28
The spot-check of parolees and probationers extended to other West Sacramento residential addresses, including an apartment on the 1400-block of West Capitol Avenue and another on the 3400-block of Evergreen Avenue. No violations or arrests were immediately reported at these homes.

Oct. 28, 7:15 a.m.
At a compliance check of a sex offender living on the 4700-block of West Capitol Avenue, an officer found a marijuana cigarette on a dresser. The 53-year old man’s parole agent was phoned, and he requested that the man be held by police.

Oct. 28, 5:35 p.m.
A 65-year old man reported being attacked near Tower Bridge Gateway and South River Road. He said three unknown subjects approached him and “demanded his fanny pack.”
The victim refused it, and “one of the subjects punched him and took his fanny pack which contained $21 cash and miscellaneous items.”

Oct. 29, 6:34 a.m.
A man reported that his locked car had been burglarized while parked on the 1200-block of Harbor Boulevard. Gone were several duffel bags, “one bag of which contained a Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun.”

Oct. 29, 1:30 p.m.
A Citrus Street resident reported his home had been burglarized. Someone stole a lock box containing some cash, for a total loss of about $100.

Oct. 29, 3 p.m.
An Orchard Way woman told police that her ex-boyfriend had damaged her front door, causing $600 in damage.

Oct. 29, 3:30 p.m.
Officers contacted five people sitting in a car parked in Southport, on South River Road north of Linden Road. During a “consent/probation search,” police found “a small amount of marijuana in the center console.”
None of the five had a medical marijuana card. No arrests were made, but the marijuana was seized and booked for destruction.

Oct. 30, 12:30 a.m.
A witness reported a shooting on the 2000-block of West Capitol Avenue:
“Unknown suspect in a vehicle shot one round at male who was on foot. Suspects had chased (victim) with vehicle prior to shooting at him.” Police too an initial report but did not immediately locate the victim or suspects.

Oct. 30
Police responded to a possible “burglary in progress” on the 1900-block of Evergreen Avenue. They found a residence where the “door appeared to be pried open.”

Oct. 30, 5:25 p.m.
A Sacramento man had reported his Specialized bike, worth about $160, stolen. Then, he saw if advertised for sale on the Craigslist internet classified ad site. He contacted the seller, a woman, and agreed to buy it for $600 when they met in an Ikea Court store parking lot. He then contacted West Sacramento police.
While in the local police lobby, the man again called the woman about the sale. She said she was in the store parking lot in a red Toyota Camry.
West Sacramento officers found the Camry, detaining a man and woman in it. The bike was in the back of the car, and its serial number matched the number on the stolen bike. The woman told police that the man with her had no knowledge of the bike.
The woman was arrested. Shortly after, probation officers searched her Jasmine Avenue home “and located an additional bicycle that had been stolen, as well as a white crystal-like substance” that later tested positive as methamphetamine.

Oct. 31, 1 a.m.
A gas station on the 2400-block of West Capitol reported a burglary, with about $7,500 in losses.
“Suspects also turned off power to gas station within last three days.”

Oct. 31, 3 a.m.
A Julian Street man reported his home had been burglarized during the night. The “point of entry” appeared to be a kitchen window. His wife’s wallet was taken, for a loss of about $100 and some credit cards.

Oct. 31, 8 a.m.
Someone broke the side window of an SUV parked on the 2100-block of West Capitol and made off with clothing and handbags worth about $581.

Oct. 31, 9:22 a.m.
Police responded to the report of a fire in the back of an apartment complex on the 400-block of Westacre Road.
“The parking lot was filled with multiple tenant vehicles that were on fire and smoking heavily.”
Arson was suspected.

Oct. 31, 12:47 p.m.
A Sacramento man spotted somebody riding his stolen $550 beach cruiser bike along the 900-block of Sacramento Avenue. The theft victim tried to stop the suspect.
He managed to recover the bike, but the man on it got away.

Oct. 31, 4:35 p.m.
An officer contacted an “extremely intoxicated” subject on the 1200-block of West Capitol, and reported the following:
The subject “attempted to get up and walk away, but lost his balance and split his head open, requiring transportation to the hospital.”
The man’s bike was collected and held for him.

Oct. 31, 5:30 p.m.
At a department store at Town Center Plaza in Southport, loss prevention officers told police that three suspects had “worked in concert to steal merchandise. One suspect used force to steal merchandise and fled the scene.”
One of the suspects was identified as a 19-year old Sacramento man. Police took an initial report. No arrest was immediately reported. The loss was estimated at $1,300.

Oct. 31, 5:41 p.m.
A 43-year old Maryland Avenue man was arrested for trying to steal $13.99 worth of barbequed ribs from a supermarket on the 1600-block of West Capitol. He was on parole.

Oct. 31, 8 p.m.
A woman reported a burglary at her Gateway Drive house. Gone were about $1,200 worth of property, including a laptop, iPod, jewelry and $5 in foreign currency.

Nov. 1, 4:47 a.m.
A single pill marked “M365” was found and booked by police for destruction.

Nov. 1, 11:55 a.m.
Someone’s debit card was found in a parking lot at Jefferson Blvd. and Park Blvd., and turned in to police.

Nov. 1, 3 p.m.
Police responded to a reported disturbance on the 800-block of Harbor Boulevard. An officer reported finding a wheelchair-bound man and a woman, both transients, at the scene. The man appeared to be the aggressor:
“I located the suspect holding a bat and a golf club and yelling at the female victim who was bleeding from the head,” reported the officer.
A witness said the pair had argued. Then the man had said, “Watch this, bitch!” and “hit a golf ball with a golf club, hitting the victim in the forehead, causing a large laceration.”
The man was arrested.

Nov. 1, 8:36 p.m.
Police were dispatched to the scene of a reported robbery near an apartment complex on the 2400-block of West Capitiol Avenue.
The male victim reported he had been “stopped at gunpoint by a man that had gotten out of a Ford Taurus (also) occupied by a male driver and a female passenger. The man told the victim to ‘stop’ and ‘don’t struggle.’ Victim stated the man had a gold grill on. The victim stated he grabbed the gun the man pointed at him.”
“The driver pointed an unknown object at the victim and told him ‘don’t try to move.’ Victim stated he feared for his life and let go of the gun. The man then searched the victim, but the victim didn’t have anything on him.”
The three in the car left the scene.
Sacramento police later located the car with a female driver. She said she had dropped the two men at a Sacramento house.
The men were identified, and one had a felony warrant. Sacramento police and sheriff’s deputies searched the house in question, locating both men and finding three handguns – one of which was reported stolen and none of which were registered to the two men.”
In a field line-up, the robbery victim ID’d the pair, who were arrested and jailed.

Nov. 2, 12:35 a.m.
A car was burglarized on the 1200-block of Harbor Boulevard. The victim, a Rocklin man, reported that items including a backpack, keys, paperwork and a garage door opener were gone.

Nov. 2, 4:27 a.m.
A man on Pecan Street told police that a 45-year old homeless woman had rammed her car into the side of his trailer, causing about $500 in damages.
The woman was “detained and taken for a 5150 evaluation.” The code “5150” is police code for an insane person.

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POLICE LOG: the News-Ledger’s weekly roundup of crime calls and arrests

NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 1, 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. (Editor’s note: to see this weekly report every week, you need to subscribe to the News-Ledger newspaper. See the special offer at bottom.)

Sept. 22
A business on Riverpoint Parkway reported that, sometime in the past two days, somebody broke a lock on the front gate, entered and took a 55-gallon barrel filled with an unknown amount of “diesel exhaust fluid.” Also gone was a 37-foot RV.

Sept. 22, 11 a.m.
Police report from a delivery service on Parkway:
“Unknown subject dropped off 38 pounds of marijuana for shipment.”
The incident was referred by police to YONET, the Yolo County Narcotics Enforcement Team.

Sept. 23, 4:40 p.m.
A 23-year old woman from F Street said that a laptop computer stolen from her apartment had been seen listed on the Craigslist classified ad website.

Sept. 23, 10:12 p.m.
An Oxnard woman said three subjects forced their way into her Halyard Drive motel room, and hit her on the head with a gun during a robbery. They took her wallet with $220 in cash, her ID, car keys, credit card, and a maroon hat that said “Obey” on its front.

Sept. 24, 9:32 a.m.
The employee of a Jefferson Boulevard payday loan store reported being robbed at gunpoint. About $547 was stolen.

Sept. 24, 9:10 p.m.
Domestic dispute reported in Southport:
“Male and female are married and have two kids. Argued about marital problems. Verbal only. Male left for the night.”

Sept. 25, 1:40 a.m.
At a mini-market on Harbor Boulevard:
Unknown suspect “attempted to take a display case.” The case was damaged but not removed. Suspect was “GOA”: gone on arrival of police.

Sept. 25, 3:40 a.m.
A man reported his Douglas Street residence had been burglarized while he slept. About $1,000 worth of property was gone.

Sept. 25, 7 a.m.
A resident of Haverhill Street reported that someone had spraypainted “$F” on his car door.

Sept. 25, 8:30 a.m.
A Lake Road woman found that someone had “spray painted a racial slur on her vehicle door sometime last night.”

Sept. 25, 3 p.m.
A man returned to his Bacon Island Road home after work to find that the home had been burglarized. Taken were cash, watches, gold rings, car keys and a driver’s license. The loss was around $1,100.

Sept. 25, 3:54 p.m.
A police officer stopped a Chevrolet Venture near Lighthouse and Kegle drives because it had expired registration tabs. In the car was a 31-year old woman, who was behind the wheel, and a 38-year old man, both West Sacramento residents. Also in the car were the woman’s daughters, age 14 and seven.
The man reported that he had a small amount of marijuana and was on parole.
The officer cited the driver for the registration, and advised her that the “immediate area” around the parolee passenger would be searched, as another officer arrived to assist.
“While searching the front seat area,” reported the officer, “I observed a black and gray purse, which was partially unzipped and appeared to have the butt of a gun sticking out from the purse. The purse was located in between the driver and passenger seat within arm’s reach of both (suspects). I retrieved the handgun, which was loaded and had an additional 12 rounds in the magazine. The firearm was a black Taurus 9mm handgun not registered to either suspect.”
The two adults were placed in separate patrol cars.
The woman said she understood her Miranda rights, but volunteered that “she had never seen the handgun before and stated that she did not know how it got into her purse.”
The man, after hearing his Miranda rights, said he had no statement to make.
The two went to jail.
Police took the two girls to the home of the woman’s mother.

Sept. 26
An officer stopped a man riding his bike on the sidewalk on C Street. The subject admitted he was on parole and had “crystal” on his person and a bag of “weed” near his bike after he set the bike down. He was handcuffed.
The officer reported finding 0.1 grams of methamphetamine on the man and a bag with 345 grams of marijuana (about ¾ pound) near the bike. The man was arrested.

Sept. 26, 2:38 a.m.
At Harbor Pointe, told to police by a 30-year old Elk Grove man:
“The unknown suspect opened the victim’s car while the victim was parked. Suspect pointed a gun at the victim and said ‘don’t move.’ The victim shut the door and drove away. The victim thinks the suspect intended to rob him.”

Sept. 26, 9 a.m.
A real estate professional reported that someone had stolen some tools from a vacant Hickory Way apartment now under renovation. The burglar(s) had forced open a window to enter and steal a $700 sliding compound miter saw and a bag of about $500 in other assorted tools.

Sept. 26, 9:10 a.m.
A Southport woman reported that her estranged husband had signed her name to an IRS refund check, without her permission. She wished to prosecute.

Sept. 26, 7:06 p.m.
A man came to the police department turn in some keys he had found near Barona and La Jolla streets.

Sept. 26, 11:14 p.m.
Police were dispatched to a Vermont Avenue home for a “trespassing” call.
They found a man and woman sleeping in a shed in the back of the property. The pair “admitted to living in the backyard for several days without permission.”
A search of the shed turned up a bag with about 2.5 grams of methamphetamine in it near their mattress, as well as a digital scale of the type used in drug sales. The pair was booked.

Sept. 27, 1:30 a.m.
A 7th Street resident reported that a burglary had taken place within the past hours. Missing were about $913 of items including a 40” TV and a gaming system.

Sept. 27, 9 a.m.
A Meadowlark Circle woman reported the theft of car tires worth about $1,000.

Sept. 27, 9:30 a.m.
A burglary on Manchester Street was discovered. Thieves took a tattoo gun and ink kit, stereo, skateboard, computer and other items, for a loss of around $5,750.

Sept. 27, 6:13 p.m.
A loss prevention officer at a Riverpoint Court store apprehended a 50-year old homeless woman for shoplifting. She “punched the loss prevention officer in attempts to evade capture.” She was placed under citizen’s arrest and held for police.

Sept. 27, 6:26 p.m.
A man on Waterfront Place reported that “his Toyota Tundra’s catalytic converter was cut and nearly stolen off his vehicle while parked at his place of employment.”

Sept. 27, 8:30 p.m.
A 39-year old homeless man reported someone stole $775 from him. Then, he followed the three suspects along the 2800-block of West Capitol Avenue before they “displayed a gun” and drove away.

Sept. 28, 9:30 a.m.
A 55-year old Courtland man reported that a thief took his aluminum fishing boat during an incident on the 3500-block of South River Road. But he got the boat back. The suspect was gone.

Sept. 28, 10:30 a.m.
An officer contacted a 45-year old Sacramento man seen riding a bike on the sidewalk near West Capitol and Poplar avenues. The man turned out to be on probation. During a search, the officer found a bag with about 0.4 grams of methamphetamine in the coin pocket of the suspect’s pants. The cyclist was arrested.

Sept. 28, 3:15 p.m.
A Metro Lane resident noticed several items missing sometime since Sept. 9. He said he believed a phone company worker had taken the items, since “no one else would have had access.”  Gone were a white gold watch with diamonds, worth $4,500, along with an $1,100 gold wedding ring set and a $6,600 gold and diamond ring.

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West Sac police looking for citizen volunteers to patrol on bikes


West Sacramento’s police department is creating police bike patrols as well as well as new, supportive bike patrols made up of volunteers, reports city spokesman Art Schroeder.

The trained volunteers will operate under the “Volunteers in Policing,” or VIP, program banner.

“The programs are designed to increase visibility and accessibility to the community,” said Schroeder in a press statement. “The bicycle teams will patrol city streets, bike trails, parks, and the Broderick Boat Ramp, in addition to providing assistance with special functions and community outreach.”

There are some differences in how the “sworn” and “unsworn” bike officers operate:

“The VIP teams serve the community by reporting suspicious activity and assisting in crime fighting measures,” said Schroeder. “The sworn police bike team has many advantages over traditional methods of patrol, including increased mobility to patrol areas not accessible to cars, and increased availability to the community.”

The teams will also be more valuable as the city increases its urban trail system, said Schroeder.

The police department hopes to recruit about 20 volunteers to train for the VIP bike unit. Those interested should contact Martha Griffin at (916) 617-4988, or pick up an application at the department’s headquarters, 550 Jefferson Boulevard. Or visit the department’s Facebook page.

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