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2 hurt, 1 arrested in Southport: man allegedly drove Suburban into party

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — AUG 26, 2012 —

West Sacramento police say a man has been arrested after allegedly driving his Chevy Suburban into a yard party on Devon Avenue in Southport. The vehicle went through a fence, causing “major” leg injuries to two people.

Police were called to the corner of Devon Avenue and Kinsington Avenue at about 4 p.m. yesterday.  According to a press release from Lieutenant Tod Sockman of the West Sacramento Police Department, 51-year old Edwin Morais “got into an argument with the resident on Devon Avenue over Stolen property.”

“One witness stated Morais had a handgun in his waistband and displayed it during the argument,” added Sockman. “After the argument, Morais got into his black Suburban and allegedly drove it through the fence at the residence and into an area where seven people were attending a party. No one was struck by the vehicle as he drove into the yard but the fence attached to the Suburban and that fencing struck two people on the legs causing what was described as major injuries.

  “A short time later, officers found the Suburban backed into the driveway of Morais’ home at the 1400 block of Lemontree Road. Officers surrounded the residence and called into the house for Morais to come out. Morais came out on the porch and acknowledged the officers but returned into his house. SWAT teams were called to the scene but were not utilized. Morais surrendered after approximately two hours without incident. Morais’ wife was at home but was not harmed. Morais was arrested and will be booked at the Yolo County Jail on charges of felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon.”

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‘Police Log’ from West Sac’s newspaper

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  earlier, the same woman was recorded as performing a “hoax” suicide attempt using pills.

July 26, 9:09 a.m.
A business on Merkley Avenue said a homeless woman had vandalized the property. They “have her on video tearing up plants and tearing up a mailbox.”

July 26, 12:56 p.m.
A woman said three men were sitting on her fence, “staring at (her) surveillance camera and shooting a handgun at her camera.” The incident occurred on Torino Street.

July 26, 1:06 p.m.
A Harbor Boulevard business reported that someone had hacked into a computer and obtained payroll information.

July 26, 6:56 p.m.
A Southport parent had questions for police regarding “parenting two teenage boys that misbehave and don’t follow house rules.” The parent was wondering if juvenile hall should be involved.

July 27, 12:30 a.m.
A man and woman were seen trying to pry open the window of a motel room on the 1800-block of West Capitol. They damaged its screen. When confronted, they said they were “trying to find a place to sleep,” and left on foot.

July 27, 6 a.m.
Several firearms were reported missing after a residential burglary on Maple Street.

July 27, 9 a.m.
A shipping company said it paid a claim for a damaged shipment, and was now left with about 20 boxes each of 1,000 ammunition primers that it could not safely store. It turned the primers over to police for destruction.

July 27, 10:53 a.m.
A suspect stole a woman’s purse from a landramat on the 900-block of Sacramento Avenue and fled in a red Jeep.

July 27, 12:36 p.m.
A woman in the north of the city said she had been in a fight with her husband, and he threw a broom at her. She was not hurt.

July 27, 3:27 p.m.
Two men “ran out of the garden center with merchandise,” and fled a Riverpoint Court store parking lot in a black Lexus.

July 27, 4:16 p.m.
Near Jefferson Blvd. and US 50, a male panhandler around 50 years old was reported to be “aggressively panhandling at the corner, yelling profanities at people who didn’t contribute.”

July 27, 5:30 p.m.
A restaurant on the 1300-block of Harbor Blvd. said it had an ongoing problem with employees of a nearby shipping company who held BBQ gatherings in the restaurant’s parking lot in the mornings around 4 a.m.

July 27, 5:41 p.m.
A woman called from near Industrial Blvd. and Enterprise Blvd. to report a “road rage” incident. A woman with a female passenger and a child in the back seat had been following her for 30 minutes on the freeway.

July 27, 7:11 p.m.
A very intoxicated woman called 911 complaining that “illegal immigrants (at a Fremont Blvd. home) are causing a problem.” She yelled at the people, and was “unable to describe the problem, just kept screaming at the immigrants” before disconnecting.

July 27, 9:56 p.m.
A witness said there were foot-tall flames coming from a park along Fontana Street — possibly at a grill — and it smelled like rubber and “teens (were) seen running from the area.”

July 27, 10:24 p.m.
Two separate fires were spotted at Summerfield Park on Linden Road.

July 28, 12:01 a.m.
A man “called in irate about a dog at this location barking nonstop,” a dispatcher noted regarding a Headslane Road incident. He was not willing to be visited by an officer but “advised he is going to the location to make contact with the resident to tell him to shut the dog up.”

July 28, 12:49 a.m.
Several different witnesses complained about fireworks at a Fremont Blvd. home.

July 28, 1:05 a.m.
A woman said she just returned to her Elder Drive home, where she saw a man walk by with a handgun in his pants pocket.

July 28, 4:34 a.m.
A man in the north area reported he was now in a verbal argument with his daughter and her boyfriend, who stole his cell phone.

July 28, 5 a.m.
There was an “unknown person starting fires” at Patwin Park in Southport.

July 28, 9:02 a.m.
A witness reported there were two trucks parked on River Walk Park near 2nd Street, distributing food to the homeless. The witness wanted police to let them know they could not park up there.

July 28, 9:17 a.m.
A resident of Monte Vista Court reported that the house was egged during the night. The suspects “also used fruit.”

July 28, 11:08 a.m.
A 73-year old woman on Washington Avenue said a thief had entered her backyard and stolen some garden hoses. The thief also made off with several of her garden’s tomatoes.

July 28, 11:36 a.m.
The GPS system was stolen form a semi truck at a Harbor Blvd. business about 15 minutes earlier. The incident was caught on video.

July 28, 12:25 p.m.
A citizen reported that a man around 50 years old who was possibly drunk was now laying under a tree near Allan Avenue and Perez Court. Earlier, the man had been “winding around in the area, crying and walking in the street.”

July 28, 12:39 p.m.
A woman reported spotting her own stolen vehicle in a parking lot on the 1300-block of West Capitol. It was stolen the prior night by a male acquaintance. He had changed its license plates. She “chased the suspect down the highway, but lost him,” and believed he might be staying at a local motel.

July 28, 12:52 p.m.
A caller reported ongoing problems with a female panhandler in front of a Lake Road sandwich shop. The woman was holding a sign asking for food. The store wanted her “moved along.”

July 28, 12:56 p.m.
A woman said she had been harassed by a man at a Harbor Blvd. location. The man touched her back and “said inappropriate things to her.”

July 28, 3:08 p.m.
A man was seen “stealing parts of bicycles” near the Merkley Avenue library branch.

July 28, 3:59 p.m.
According to a witness, four men got out of a Pontiac near Lake Washington Blvd. and Stonegate Drive. They then urinated, and got back in the car and left.

July 28, 4:36 p.m.
A citizen reported that there was a man “in the street on West Capitol, lifting up his shirt and motioning like he had a gun.” The citizen thought the man was trying to get cars to stop.

July 28, 5:05 p.m.
A Riverpoint Court store had a shoplifter in custody, but were unable to reach the suspect’s parents.

July 28, 5:33 p.m.
An officer stopped a 28-year old man driving a Honda Accord near Evergreen and Harbor. The man appeared drunk, and was given a field sobriety test. When asked to touch his nose with his finger, the man “held his finger smashed to his nose until told to drop his hand. He also couldn’t stand on one leg for more than three seconds. He admitted drinking “five beers 1/2 hour ago” and said “I’m drunk because my girl and I are having problems.” The driver was arrested for DUI.

July 28, 5:22 p.m.
A coffee house reported there was a homeless man living under a sign’s pylons at a Lake Road parking lot, and near him was a “zebra print women’s wallet. . . that the (caller) didn’t think was his.”

July 28, 5:51 p.m.
A Limewood Road resident said a man had just come to the door claiming to be with a phone company and saying he needed to come in and check the Internet service. The resident called the phone company — which said it had no one dispatched to that address. The man left the scene.

July 28, 6:28 p.m.
At Jefferson Blvd. and North Linden Road: An “unknown subject threw a cup of ice” at the caller, who did not need medical aid.

July 28, 6:30 p.m.
From Aleutian Island Road: A man just came to the door claiming to be from a security alarm company, saying he needed to come in. When asked for ID, the man “handed (the resident) a photocopied piece of paper that didn’t seem legitimate. The man was last seen heading toward Maui Street in a white minivan.

July 28, 7:43 p.m.
A citizen complained about a family panhandling in the Southport Town Center between a coffee shop and bank. There were a man and woman with a two-year old child, “getting aggressive and stopping vehicles.”

July 28, 8:43 p.m.
A restaurant on Sacramento Avenue reported a woman just drove off from the restaurant drunk, and carrying one of the establishment’s margarita glasses.

July 28, 9:07 p.m.
A vehicle went into a tree on the 1300-block of Linden Road. Unknown injuries.

July 28, 10:53 p.m.
A very drunk man was reported at a West Capitol Avenue burger restaurant, first laying down in the drive-through lane and later sitting on a curb.

July 29, 12:47 a.m.
A citizen pumping gas at a Riverpoint Circle station said a man drove up in a yellow GMC and “appeared to be having problems walking.” The citizen helped the man put $20 worth of gas in the GMC and saw him drive off. “The RP wants PD to BOL for possible DUI.”

(Editor’s note: RP is “reporting party.” The rest, you can figure out.)

July 29, 10:06 a.m.
A bike locked to the rail of a business complex on the 2400-block of West Capitol was stolen.

July 29, 1:50 p.m.
A Glide Avenue resident reported being harassed by several people the night before. Returning to the home more recently, the home was found burglarized. Gone were two flat screen TVs, a Sony PlayStation, stereo equipment and about $120. The resident could ID the suspects, one of whom was called “Chubby.”

July 29, 5:44 p.m.
Two women just left a store on the 3000-block of West Capitol Avenue “with purses full of merchandise.” The pair fled in a newer black sports car.

July 29, 7:21 p.m.
Two subjects were seen on the bike trail near the 4300-block of Gregory Avenue, “shooting guns at unknown items.”

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Anti-crime block parties this Tuesday

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 local sites.

Residents are encouraged to turn on their outdoor lights and visit a local block party.

Scheduled for block parties between 6 and 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday are the following locations:

  • 1400 Anna Street, (Baptist Church)
  • 500 7th Street
  • 685 Lighthouse Drive (Las Casitas Apartments)
  • 1611 Madrone Street (Sunset Village Apartments)
  • 2455 West Capitol Ave. (West Capitol courtyards)
  • 1016 Meadow Road
  • 1710 Maryland Ave.
  • 409 10th Street
  • 1613 19th Street
  • Aster Street and Manchester Street
  • 2683 Bethel Way
  • Barona Court
  • 3079 Apache Street
  • Sumatra and Madura Street (corner)
  • 3590 Antigua Street
  • 3650 Bass Road
  • 3170 Venice Street

(The above list may have been updated since the News-Ledger published it on Aug. 1.)

This year’s “featured site” is at the corner of Aster Avenue and Manchester Street, with activities planned at 7:30 p.m.

According to the West Sacramento Police Department, the annual (national) event is intended to raise awareness of crime prevention, generate support for local anti-crime measures and “send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.”

For information, call 617-4937.

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Toy bomb forces evacuation in West Sac

An 8-year old boy confessed that he placed this novelty item as a prank (courtesy of West Sacramento Fire Department)

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 be a wire coming from the bundle to a small metallic box,” reports the West Sacramento Fire Department.

  “They decided to evacuate all of the residences surrounding the suspicious device for safety, and the Yolo County Bomb Squad was called to the scene. Approximately ten homes were cleared of occupants.”

  Then the case took a different turn:

  “While waiting for the bomb squad to investigate the device, WSPD officers were approached by a young boy who informed them that the device was a novelty item he had placed there. Using this information, the bomb squad technicians confirmed that the device was not hazardous and removed it from the scene.”

  Added Sergeant Nathan Steele of the West Sacramento Police Department:

  “An eight-year old boy was playing with a novelty fake bomb. No charges were filed.” 

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Dog apparently tortured, killed

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 were bound together and its mouth was tied shut,” according to the Animal Services Division of the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department. “During the veterinarian’s preliminary examination and X-ray, it was determined the dog’s neck had been broken.”

The dog was a stray, with no ID or microchip. It was a 3-5 year old, small tan and white male.

Anyone with information is asked to help solve this “extreme case of animal cruelty,” said the Animal Services department. If you have information, please call the department at (530) 668-5287 or call West Sacramento Police at (916) 617-4900.

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‘No contest’ to molesting eight-year old

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 were discovered when the victim went to school with a hickey on her neck. The victim told the police that Dudkin showed her pornography and asked her to perform various sexual acts on him. The victim also disclosed that Dudkin took pictures of her with his cell phone. The Yolo County High-Tech Crimes Taskforce analyzed Dudkin’s computers and cell phones taken and found provocative photos of the victim.

   “Deputy District Attorney Sara Abrate prosecuted the case and stated ‘With the assistance of the High-Tech Task Force we were able to locate evidence that supported the victim’s statements and obtain a plea from the Defendant. This plea ensures that justice has been served not only by taking a child molester out of our community but also by protecting the victim from the trauma of having to testify in court. In addition, the sentence he will receive will ensure that he will not harm another child.’

“Dudkin faces life in state prison and will be sentenced on August 24, 2012 by the Honorable Judge Stephen Mock.”

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Injured man faces felony charges

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 Field) when a man at the scene made a grab for an officer’s gun and was shot.

  The man is recovering from his injury — but he has been charged with “numerous felony violations,” reports Steele.

  The department hasn’t released the name of the injured man or the officer. The officer was placed on routine administrative leave following the incident.

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