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Man critically injured after chase: possible self-inflicted gunshot wound

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — DEC 2, 2013 —

West Sacramento police report that a local man may have shot himself in the head after a police pursuit yesterday morning. Lieutenant Tod Sockman of the West Sacramento Police Department said the incident started when an officer tried to pull over a 1980 Chevrolet pickup truck for a vehicle code violation at about 10:15 p.m. on Sunday.

“The driver fled and a pursuit ensued lasting under three minutes,” said Sockman in a press statement. “The pickup stopped in the 800-block of Beardsley (Drive) and the driver, later identified as Justin Farley, 35 year old, from West Sacramento, ran into a residence with a possible gun in his hand.  The residence turned out to be Farley’s home.  A short time later another resident ran out of the house and stated Farley had shot himself.  Officers entered the residence to find Farley with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.”

Farley underwent surgery for “life-threatening” injuries, Sockman said.

“A semi-auto handgun was recovered from the scene,” he added. “Investigators from the West Sacramento Police Department and the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office responded to conduct the investigation. ”

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Driver killed in West Sacramento accident

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE – NOV 30, 2013 –

A 63-year old man from Mountain View was killed this morning in a single-vehicle accident in West Sacramento. Reported Lieutenant Tod Sockman of the West Sacramento Police Department:

“Today, November 30, 2013, at approximately 10:50 a.m, officers responded to eastbound Tower Bridge Gateway and the Railroad overcrossing (near 5th Street) for an accident with injuries.  Officers arrived to find a single vehicle into the overpass pillar. The driver was the only occupant in the vehicle.  West Sacramento Fire Department had to use cutting and prying tools to remove the driver.”

The driver was taken by ambulance to the UC Davis Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.  The investigation of the accident is in its early stages, said Sockman in a press release.

“The driver’s identity is being withheld until family members can be notified,” he added.

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Pair arrested at I-5 rest stop in Yolo with 30 pounds of pot

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 6, 2013 —

Yolo County sheriff’s deputies arrested two out-of-town men found with a large amount of marijuana.

Sheriff’s spokesman Mark Persons reports a deputy contacted the pair at about 8:20 a.m. on Oct. 30, while they were parked in the southbound lot at an I-5 rest stop in the north-Yolo town of Dunnigan.

“During contact, the deputy detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the interior and rear bed of the vehicle,” reported Persons. “A search of the vehicle revealed several large duffle bags containing 30 one-pound bags of individually packaged marijuana, and 21 non-prescribed Vicodin tablets.”

Arrested were 22-year old Eric Martin Scott of San Jose and 26-year old Adam Gabriel Barrett of Lancaster. They were charged with possession of marijuana and offering to sell or furnish the drug. Scott was also charged with possession of a controlled substance.

They were jailed before being released on $50,000 bail, and will be arraigned Nov. 27.

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Man in custody for hit-and run death; woman still sought as ‘person of interest’

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE – NOV 7, 2013 –

 West Sacramento police say the male suspect in Tuesday night’s hit-and-run killing on Sacramento Avenue turned himself in to police at about 5 p.m. today.

Joshua Neil Anthon: police believe he killed a 55-year old West Sacramento man in a hit-and-run following an argument in a shopping center

Joshua Neil Anthon: police believe he killed a 55-year old West Sacramento man in a hit-and-run following an argument in a shopping center

He is identified as Joshua Neil Anthon, 31, of Rio Linda.  Anthon has been booked into Yolo County Jail on one count of murder. Police believe his motorhome struck and killed Michael Ray Anderson in the parking lot of a liquor store and shopping center on the 900-block of Sacramento Avenue. Anderson, age 55, was a West Sacramento resident.

 Detectives are still looking for the woman believed to be with Anthon in the RV.

 West Sacramento police have identified her as 33-year old Pamela Nicole McKee, of Sacramento, considered a “person of interest” in the case. Anyone with information on McKee’s whereabouts is asked to call W.S.P.D. at (916) 372-3375.

 Police believe there was some sort of dispute involving the suspects and the victim before the RV hit Anderson.

 After Tuesday night’s incident, police released surveillance video stills of the suspects and the motorhome to the media. The exposure helped, said Lieutenant Tod Sockman.

PAMELA NICOLE McKEE: a 'person of interest' West Sacramento detectives would like to find

PAMELA NICOLE McKEE: a ‘person of interest’ West Sacramento detectives would like to find

 “The dedicated detectives of the West Sacramento Police Department worked around the clock since Tuesday night to identify and bring this person into custody,” said Sockman in a press release. “The West Sacramento Police Department is grateful to the media and the citizens for their assistance in this investigation.  The broadcast of Anthon’s and McKee’s photographs via media and social media networks resulted in a significant amount of tips from the community which led to their identification.”

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