Aug 082012
 

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 1, 2012 – 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. July 26, 12:57 a.m. A woman called 911 from a payphone at a Harbor Boulevard mini-market, threatening suicide. A year  [...]

Aug 052012
 

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER – The annual “National Night Out” returns on Tuesday. West Sacramento police and local neighborhood blocks will get together for block parties with a crime-fighting message. If past years are any indication, there will be visits from police, K-9 units, military personnel and other special guests at many of the [...]

Aug 032012
 
Toy bomb forces evacuation in West Sac

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 1, 2012 – Firefighters and police responded on July 17 to the 500-block of Laurel Lane, after a citizen reported what appeared to be a bundle of dynamite behind some garbage cans next to his home. From the street, firefighters could see the bundle “with what appeared to [...]

Jul 302012
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JULY 30, 2012 – Law enforcement officials are looking for help from the public after a Chihuahua-mix dog was found in West Sacramento, apparently tortured and killed. A probation officer working with a yard maintenance crew found the dog on Thursday afternoon at 1720 Merkley Avenue, near Westacre Road. “The dog’s legs [...]

Jul 262012
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JULY 26, 2012 – Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced yesterday that on July 24, Dmitry Dudkin, a 27-year old West Sacramento resident, was convicted of two counts of child molestation after pleading no contest. Reports the D.A.’s office: “Dudkin, molested an 8-year old girl from 2009 to 2011. The crimes [...]

Jul 232012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 18, 2012 –   An investigation into a police shooting on July 9 is still underway, reports Sergeant Nathan Steele, spokesman for the West Sacramento Police Department.    Steele told the News-Ledger last week that officers responded to a domestic call on Platinum Lane (in the Ironworks subdivision near Raley [...]

Jul 192012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 18, 2012 – By Steve Marschke, News-Ledger Editor After the report of automatic weapons fire nearby, local police asked for, but didn’t get, temporary closure of the Yolo Bypass over the weekend, said a CHP spokesperson. At about 3:23 p.m. Saturday, dispatchers received a report of a “possibly active shooter [...]