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[adrotate group=”7″] EDITORIAL: from the News-Ledger, April 18, 2012 —

The mayor’s recap of West Sacramento’s 25-year history as a city during last week’s “State of the City” address brought back some fond memories.

Mayor Christopher Cabaldon noted that one of the things that delayed the creation of this city was a level of distrust between its neighborhoods. This distrust was a factor in the failure of a couple of prior attempts to create a city here.

Missing from the mayor’s address, though, was any mention of another element that complicated both the 1986 incorporation effort and the early years of West Sacramento: the influence of developers. Property developers hoping to earn a nice living off all that undeveloped real estate here in “East Yolo” joined citizens concerned about crime and the lack of shopping opportunities in campaigning for cityhood in 1986. They won.

And the city eventually made a lot of progress in improving public safety and creating retail shopping.

But the developers and land speculators also got a lot of what they wanted, and had an undue influence over the early West Sacramento city council. Any retrospective on these early years needs to note the city’s tension over development issues.

The News-Ledger doesn’t know for sure that this is a growing problem. But a look over our “Police Log” in recent weeks seems to show something alarming:

There has been an apparent small rash of home burglaries committed while a resident was home and asleep inside.  This kind of brazen break-in has occurred on Buckeye Drive, Fremont Boulevard and Meadow Road. In a couple of cases, the thief has taken car keys along with other things from inside, and then stolen a parked car from outside.

Burglaries of vacant homes are more common. But it’s easy to see the potential for something to go horribly wrong when thieves are breaking into a home while somebody is inside.
[adrotate group=”10″]   When West Sacramento planned its West Capitol Avenue streetfront improvements, it needed to buy some small strips of property along edges of some privately-held land. Some property owners negotiated as hard as they could to get the best possible price.

At least one – the “City of Dharma Realm” Buddhist monastery at West Capitol Avenue, simply gave the needed square feet to West Sacramento’s taxpayers. That’s something you don’t see very often.

So it’s especially painful to see that the institution has been plagued by a lengthy serious of petty crimes and break-ins. Let’s all keep an eye out for them.

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Red Mustang: impersonating cop car?


On our ‘Police Log’ page, the News-Ledger reported yesterday an incident involving a woman who said she was pulled over by someone who may have been impersonating a patrol car.

The 29-year old woman said that around 12:20 a.m. on Sunday morning, a red Mustang with lights and a possible siren tried to pull her over near Marshall Road and Golden Gate Drive. The driver of the Mustang pulled out from behind her and drove away — perhaps realizing she had other people in the car with her.

Police judged her account as being one of “impersonating a police officer” and “false imprisonment.”

[adrotate group=”10″]   Today, the West Sacramento Police Department said it was looking for a suspect in the case. Sergeant Nathan Steele said the suspect vehicle may be a red, mid-2000s Ford Mustang “with a red and blue flashing light and siren.”  He said the incident occurred in the area of Promenade and Southport Parkway.

“The police department is requesting the public’s assistance with anyone having information in regards to this vehicle,” added Steele in a press release. “We would also like to remind the public that if they are stopped by a vehicle and you are uncertain it is a police officer you may slowly proceed to a well lit and public location while calling police dispatch.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police dispatch, (916) 375-6474.

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‘POLICE LOG’ from the News-Ledger

NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 18, 2012 —

  The ‘Police Log’ appears weekly in the print edition of the West Sacramento News-Ledger.  See the special offer at bottom if you’d like to subscribe & see it every week.

Information for this ‘Police Log’ has come directly from original police reports and documents. The information includes citizen complaints and other statements that have not substantiated or proven by an investigation or a courtroom.

April 12, 10:13 a.m.
A worker on site in the “Honda Hills” area near South River Road and Jefferson – a popular area for illegal off-road riding – said that a red 4X4 entered the work site through an open gate after being told not to go in. The driver sped past the work crew, but is “now stuck in the mud.” The 4X4 would need assistance getting out.

April 12, 2:15 p.m.
A man said someone pointed a red laser pointer at him while he was driving, and he wanted to file a report.

April 12, 2:36 p.m.
A female suspect stole a purse from the office area of a Jefferson Boulevard clinic she had just visited.

April 12, 2:50 p.m.
A man was reported to be hiding in the bushes near a Coke Street office, “holding women’s clothing” and “hiding from vehicles.”

[adrotate group=”10″] April 12, 3:25 p.m.
A citizen reported seeing a juvenile hit a neighbor’s back window with a baseball bat, in an incident in Southport. The witness followed the juvenile to Bridgeway Island Elementary School, where an assistant principal said the youth used to attend school there and was in the office waiting for police.

April 13, 3:05 a.m.
A caller told a dispatcher that he had blacked out while driving, and didn’t remember what happened, but he hit a pole with his car. The incident occurred outside a bar.

April 13, 4:09 a.m.
A Southport woman said she “wanted to report her husband recording her conversations without her knowledge.”

April 13, 6:43 a.m.
On Meadow Road, a resident reported that someone hit a home’s security cameras, lights, window, and a parked Ford El Camino with a baseball bat.

April 13, 8:55 a.m.
A citizen reported that a school bus was driving recklessly near Stone and Jefferson. The driver didn’t stop at railroad tracks and was speeding at around 50 miles per hour.

April 13, 10:50 a.m.
A woman in Southport “wants to report that a man she met at Sac State won’t stop texting and calling her. (The man) also went to (her) old high school in Folsom and asked to see pictures of (her) in old yearbooks.”

April 13, 11:30 a.m.
Somebody broke windows and spraypainted a building at the Stole Lock Bridge office.

April 13, 12:57 p.m.
A Clarendon Street school campus asked for a school resource officer to respond regarding a “possible sexual-related incident that occurred on campus.”

April 13, 1:39 p.m.
A Canna Way man said someone stole two phones and a GPS unit from a vehicle during the night, and he believed he found the thief advertising them for sale on Craigslist (an Internet classified ad site). He asked police to meet with the seller.

April 13, 2:07 p.m.
A police “civil standby” was requested for a child custody exchanged scheduled in a Southport shopping center parking lot. “Neither party is supposed to get out of the vehicle to talk to one another.”

April 13, 2:22 p.m.
A mobile home park resident on West Capitol Avenue “wants to report that someone moved her patio table sometime last night.”

April 13, 2:31 p.m.
A citizen on Goldeneye Court reported seeing two men in “hoodies” arrive in a white van and use a crow bar to get into a vacant home.

April 13, 4:33 p.m.
A witness said there were two male juveniles on the railroad bridge near Harbor Boulevard and Duluth. One had a rifle and was pointing it at cars passing under the bridge.

April 13, 7:15 p.m.
A resident of a B Street apartment said a female roommate had been “acting oddly all day.” She threatened to Taser him earlier, and a few minutes ago kicked his foot before she left on a bicycle.

[adrotate group=”7″] April 13, 7:30 p.m.
A 41-year old 6th Street man was detained by loss prevention workers at a Riverpoint Court store after he was seen trying to shoplift. The stolen items were a black “thermal hat” and a flashlight. He was released after an officer gave him a notice to appear in court.

April 14, 1:35 a.m.
A woman on 15th Street reported a strange night-time encounter. About 15 minutes earlier, she went out to her car. There was a man on a bike outside, and upon seeing her, he yelled “Let’s get the f___ out of here!” and pedaled off. He was alone.

April 14, 3:04 a.m.
Officers responded to a report that two shots had been fired on the 1600-block of Madrone Avenue. They found a single brass 9 mm shell casing in the middle of the street, but could not find any bullet holes or injured parties.

April 14, 6:35 a.m.
A mobilehome park resident on West Capitol reported that someone cut her rose bushes. She believed the suspect was a neighbor, and insisted on a visit from an officer.

April 14, 7:13 a.m.
A Hart Avenue home was found to have been burglarized during the night. The point of entry was a back door. It was unknown what had been taken.

April 14, 10:01 a.m.
A blue 2007 Hyundai Elantra was reported stolen from Maple Street.

April 14, 1:13 p.m.
A white 1995 Chevy S10 pickup was reported to have been stolen during the past hour or two from the Southport Town Center.

April 14, 4:59 p.m.
A man reportedly urinated on the sidewalk in front of a West Capitol restaurant, and was now lying down in front of its parking lot, in a urine-soaked jacket.

April 14, 7:34 p.m.
A man called after a child custody exchange on West Capitol, saying his ex “had left the residence with two of the juveniles, and left the other two, (age) nine and seven years, just standing outside by themselves.” He also wanted to pick up the two kids the woman still had.

April 14, 4:20 p.m.
A 42-year old Citrus Street man was cited and released for shoplifting at a Riverpoint Court store. After the arrest, he admitted having found a receipt in the parking lot several days earlier, then returning to pick the listed items off the store’s shelves and attempt to return them for cash using the receipt. The items were about $30 worth of detergent and household goods.

April 14, 9:29 p.m.
An unknown suspect broke the door of a restaurant on the 1300-block of Merkley Avenue, then took $135 from a register along with several bottles and cases of beer. No suspect was seen.

April 14, 5:59 a.m.
A 38-year old Somerset Drive man awoke to the sound of a breaking window. He found two windows in the residence had been broken, but did not determine that anything had been stolen.

[adrotate group=”9″] April 15, 1:12 a.m.
A witness on North Hobson Avenue said that about 10 minutes earlier, a white van pulled up nearby. A suspect got out and broke a window on a neighbor’s car, then got back into the passenger side of the van and the van left.

April 15, 4:34 a.m.
A woman on Canvasback Way reported hearing someone trying to open the door. She looked out the window and saw a man walking away.

April 15, 9:25 a.m.
Someone egged a car on Simon Terrace during the night.

April 15, 9:15 a.m.
An officer responded to the 1400-block of West Capitol Avenue “regarding a female dancing around in the lot without pants and with a plastic bag over her head.” The officer found a woman who “did have a bag on her head and was in the process of pulling her pants up.” The woman “could not answer most questions” or stay still, and had rapid speech and other signs of drug use. She was arrested for being unable to care for herself. The 33-year old transient admitted having used methamphetamine and alcohol.

April 15, 1:03 p.m.
A man called dispatchers, saying his soccer club had a permit to use a field at Bryte Park. But a group of about 15-20 males were “trying to take over the field.”

April 15, 1:13 p.m.
A “dine and dash” was reported at a Lake Road restaurant. The male suspect left without paying, going toward the freeway on foot.

April 15, 1:56 p.m.
A diner on the 800-block of Harbor reported there was a “customer asleep on a table.” The apparently-intoxicated man yelled at whoever was trying to wake him up.

April 15, 2 p.m.
In central West Sacramento, a woman complained of “harassing text messages” from her daughter.

April 15, 3:31 p.m.
A customer was “causing a problem over a losing lottery ticket” at a cigarette store on the 3000-block of West Capitol.

April 15, 3:37 p.m.
A supermarket on the 1600-block of West Capitol complained that two men were selling candy out front, allegedly to support a baseball or basketball program, and the pair “have been aggressive with customers” and refused to leave.

April 15, 5:25 p.m.
A female subject made off with over $1,000 worth of shoplifted “suitcases/shoes/clothing” from a Riverpoint Court store, fleeing in a Ford Taurus whose license plate was given to police.

April 15, 7:27 p.m.
A “subject was just stabbed in the neck” on 3rd Street.

April 15, 7:58 p.m.
A West Capitol Avenue business reported suspecting one of its drivers of stealing diesel fuel. The driver was using/purchasing more fuel than any other driver.

April 15, 10:30 p.m.
Somebody deposited a three-foot stone statue at Stonegate Drive and Lake Washington Boulevard. It was booked by police as “found property.” Its owner was unknown.

April 15, 11:54 p.m.
A caller reported having just arrived home on Pecan Street, when someone ran out the back of the residence. Now, there were alarms going off in the warehouses behind the home – possibly set off by the fleeing burglar.

April 15, 11:58 p.m.
A Southport woman reported her son took the keys to her car, and was now sitting in the driveway threatening to leave following an argument.

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18 arrests in gang/drug operation


The office of Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced today the conclusion of an operation combating gangs and narcotics trafficking in the West Sacramento, Sacramento and Roseville areas.

[adrotate group=”7″]   Over 100 law enforcement officers participated through the Yolo County Narcotics Enforcement Team (YONET) — a coalition led by the state department of justice and which includes the West Sacramento Police Department and other Yolo-area agencies.

“The investigation resulted in 18 arrests, four guns, body armor, a stun gun, and drugs,” said a press release from Harris’s office. “Everyone arrested will be booked into Yolo County Jail.”

In West Sacramento, the operation was called “Operation Red Sash,” “because of the Northern Riders and Broderick Boys criminal street gang affiliation with the color red and Nortenos street gang,” the news release added. The operation “targeted mid-level to high-level members who were distributors of illegal narcotics.”

Arrests were made for felony charges related to narcotics trafficking, conspiracy to traffic, and participation in a street gang.

“Today’s operation will cripple these street gangs and their criminal enterprise network,” said Harris’s office.

No details were provided on the identification of those arrested.

The operation began in November, said the attorney general’s office.

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Suspect dead in Sacramento


The suspect in yesterday’s carjackings that shut down I-80 at the Yolo Causeway is dead after a shooting involving Sacramento sheriff’s deputies at an apartment complex. Following is the entire set of press releases summarizing the incident from the West Sacramento Police Department:


“On 4-20-12 at approximately 0557 hours the West Sacramento Police Department responded to 407 Harbor Boulevard, West Sacramento (B&R Head and Block) for a report that employees at this location had been shot at when they arrived at work.  Initial reports stated there were possibly two suspects involved.  West Sacramento Police Officers responded to the scene and established a perimeter.

“At approximately 0640 hours the West Sacramento Police Department received a report of a carjacking in the area of Poplar and West Capitol Avenue.  Officers arrived in the area and located the vehicle a brown Ford Focus.  Officers attempted to stop the vehicle which fled from police at a high rate of speed.  The suspect then exited the vehicle on foot in the area of 2919 West Capitol Avenue.  Officers began chasing the suspect who carjacked a second vehicle at gunpoint.  Officers confronted the suspect ordering him to surrender and were fired upon by the suspect.  An officer returned fire and the suspect fled the scene in the stolen white Ford F-150 truck ramming a police vehicle.

[adrotate group=”7”]   “The suspect then began traveling westbound on West Capitol Avenue at a high rate of speed fleeing from pursuing officers.  The suspect again fired on a West Sacramento Police Officer striking a patrol car and causing the officer to loss control of his vehicle.

“The suspect vehicle began traveling westbound on Interstate 80 losing control and striking the center divider on Interstate 80 east of Enterprise Avenue.  A perimeter was established at both the 407 Harbor Boulevard location and Interstate 80 on the causeway.  Vehicle traffic across the causeway was shut down to ensure public safety.  Numerous SWAT teams, K-9 teams, helicopters and other resources responded to assist with these scenes.

“While working both of these active crime scenes at approximately 1000 hrs. a report was received of another carjacking that occurred in the area of County Road 127 and River Road in Yolo County.  Yolo County Sheriff’s Department personnel and assisting agencies responded to this scene.  At this scene it was determined that a suspect driving a tractor (believed to have been stolen) approached a male victim and struck the victim over the head.

[adrotate group=”9”]   “That victim’s vehicle a 2008 Ford F150 truck with a California license plate of 8N44911 was taken by the suspect.   This vehicle was later located abandoned in the area of Lerwick and Morse Ave. in Sacramento County.

“Through an on-going investigation potential suspect information and numerous potential suspect locations were obtained.  At approximately 1855 hours the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department SED personnel responded to investigate a potential lead of a suspect at 1968 Ethan Way, Sacramento, Ca.

“After a confrontation with Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department personnel the suspect was shot and pronounced deceased at the scene.  Identification of the suspect is pending by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.

“While this is an ongoing investigation it appears that the suspect is in fact the individual involved in the numerous carjackings and who twice fired upon West Sacramento Police Officers earlier in the day.  The investigation continues at this time.

“The West Sacramento Police Department would like to thank the more than 12 law enforcement agencies and numerous officers who assisted in this investigation.  We would also like to thank the community for its understanding of any inconvenience as we worked to safeguard the public.”

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NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL  4, 2012 —

  Information for this ‘Police Log’ has come directly from original police reports and documents. The information includes citizen complaints and other statements that have not substantiated or proven by an investigation or a courtroom.  

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March 28, 5 a.m.
A Fremont Boulevard man woke up inside his home to find the place had been burglarized as he slept. Gone were two sets of keys, his dogs, a jar of loose change and a Ford pickup truck with a camper shell. Neighbors reported hearing the dogs bark at about 3 a.m.

March 28, 10:45 a.m.
A Sacramento woman reported that people had broken into a vacant house on Hickory Street in West Sacramento, and that the interior “was vandalized with trash and fecal matter.”

March 28, 1:03 p.m.
A caller reported possible gang-related graffiti on Lighthouse Drive.

[adrotate group=”10″] March 28, 6 p.m.
A market on the 1600-block of West Capitol said a 31-year old man had tried to pay for some items with two counterfeit bills. The man departed before police arrived, but the two bills were left behind. No losses.

March 28, 7:02 p.m.
A domestic dispute was reported in northern West Sacramento. A woman reported “her husband is locking their bedroom door and telling her if she goes in the room, he will call the police and she will go to jail.”

March 29, 12:25 p.m.
A West Sacramento car rental agency reported repossessing a car from a Sacramento woman, and then finding a loaded Smith & Wesson .44 caliber pistol in it. There was also a bullet hole in a window. The gun turned out to have been reported stolen from Grass Valley.

March 29, 2:20 p.m.
An officer contacted a 48-year old man illegally camping near South River Road and Jefferson Boulevard. The man was found in possession of marijuana and had an open container of alcohol. He was arrested.

March 29, 8:26 a.m.
An officer pulled over a 25-year old male transient for a vehicle code violation near West Capitol and Merkley. The man had several outstanding warrants, for which he was arrested. During an inventory search of the vehicle, the officer found two small bags containing a “crystal like substance” in the center console. The officer believed it to be crystal methamphetamine. Also found in the console was a “smoking pipe made from a piece of rubber and a plastic straw. The man was jailed. The substance tested positive as crystal meth, and weighed about 0.8 grams.

March 29, 11 a.m.
Someone found a drug smoking pipe in the parking lot of the West Sacramento Recreation Center in Southport, and turned it in to staff.

March 29, 3:56 p.m.
A caller reported he had just been robbed. Through the Craigslist Internet classified ad site, he made a deal to sell an iPad tablet computer. He met the two buyers in the parking lot of a store on Ikea Court. They gave him his money in counterfeit bills and grabbed the iPad. He tried to stop them as they drove off in a black, two-door convertible BMW, and was briefly dragged by the vehicle before he let go. He wasn’t hurt.

March 29, 3:58 p.m.
Someone reported that two men threw a gun into a home’s backyard near Ikea Court – from a black BMW sedan.

March 29, 1:17 p.m.
A $700 bicycle was stolen from an open garage on Fountain Drive.

March 29, 5:08 p.m.
A man called dispatchers, saying his 19-year old girlfriend was held by her parents in a Southport house “against her will all the time,” and that the parents “follow her to work and sit in front of her work all day,…monitor all visitors and calls and won’t let (him) talk to her.”

March 30, 12:49 a.m.
A resident reported there was somebody in a “hoodie” in the resident’s backyard near a shed on Michigan Blvd.

March 30, 4:57 a.m.
A citizen reported a man with a pickup truck, going through residential recycling bins along Merced Way towards Rubicon.

[adrotate group=”9″] March 30, 6:54 a.m.
An employee at an Ikea Court store said there was a guy outside looking at vehicles and possibly doing drugs. The employee watched this through a security camera, saying there was no security on staff and the employee was afraid to go outside.

March 30, 5:41 p.m.
A Maryland Avenue resident asked for extra police patrols. During the previous night, someone had taken a bench from the yard and “moved it to the middle of the street.”

March 30, 8:16 a.m.
An Allan Avenue resident said someone had stolen cans and cardboard from the backyard. The resident said there were some black bags in a neighbor’s front yard that could be some of the stolen trash.

March 30, 8:29 a.m.
A driver reported having accidentally damaged a city sign behind a Town Center Plaza store.

March 30
An officer took a report that someone had broken into a fire vehicle on Evergreen Avenue, taking a chainsaw, bolt cutters, keys and medical supplies.

March 30, 5 a.m.
A car – possibly left unlocked – was found burglarized on Park Boulevard. The owner reported that a car stereo was taken.

March 30, 9 a.m.
A man reported a car burglary on Stillwater Road. Gone was a prototype solar panel controller valued at $1,000.

March 30, 4:58 p.m.
Witnesses reported that a car hit a bicyclist or pedestrian at the corner of West Capitol and Jefferson. One said the injured person was in the street “not moving.”

March 30, 8:46 a.m.
A 1989 Chevrolet Blazer was burglarized during the night. Gone were stereo amps and a woofer.

March 30, 8:56 a.m.
A Fountain Drive witness said there was a man standing by the gate, yelling at passersby and causing a disturbance. The man then went to a tent on the levee.

March 31, 9:29 a.m.
A caller reported someone had scratched or keyed a car on the 2100-block of West Capitol.

March 31, 11:13 a.m.
A 2001 Corvette was reported stolen from a driveway on Alder Way, sometime since December.

March 31, 11:39 a.m.
Near Jefferson and Gateway, a Toyota Sienna was rear-ended by a Ford F-250 pickup.

March 31, 6:37 a.m.
A mobilehome on Glide Avenue was reported to have been burglarized within the last 90 minutes. Gone were a TV, money, jewelry, an iPod, a Blu-Ray player and other items.

April 1, 12:09 a.m.
A mobile home resident on the 2000-block of West Capitol said (s)he could hear neighbors’ voices outside and “they sound like they are laughing at (the caller) and flashing lights into the home. This kind of thing was an ongoing problem.

April 1, 3:51 a.m.
An outside law enforcement agency notified W.S.P.D. it would be near some Maple Street apartments in an unmarked van.

April 1, 5:06 a.m.
A Madrone Avenue resident said a male neighbor had recently been released from jail. There was a party at the neighbor’s house, and it was now turning into a fight.

April 1, 7:31 p.m.
A citizen reported a ripoff. He had just bought an iPad from two subjects for $200. But “the iPad was just a piece of cardboard and Styrofoam,” and the sellers left in a Jeep Cherokee southbound on Jefferson while the buyer was opening the iPad box.

[adrotate group=”7″] April 1, 8:08 p.m.
A motorcyclist was reported “down” at Gregory Avenue and South River Road.

April 1, 9:19 p.m.
A caller said that about 45 minutes earlier, the caller’s daughter had been walking with a male friend and a dog near Glide Avenue and Franklyn. A known female driver then tried to hit the dog and friend, then got out of her car and tried to assault the male. She was on meth.

April 1, 10:14 p.m.
A domestic violence incident was reported in the northern part of the city.

April 1, 10:44 p.m.
A man said his ex-wife had come to his north-area residence, kicked the door, and attacked and scratched him. She left when he called police. He didn’t need medical aid.

April 1, 10:48 p.m.
A staff member at a motel on the 4700-block of West Capitol said a female tenant in a pink jogging suit was “banging on the glass and threatening” the employee, refusing to leave the office.

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Connect with West Sac police, get neighborhood alerts & other info


Sergeant Nathan Steele of the West Sacramento Police Department announced recently that the department is making new ventures into “social media” and communications.

Using the “Nixie” system, citizens can sign up to receive information from police as a text message on their cell phone or by email. Citizens can also find notifications from W.S.P.D. at www.nixie.com.

“Messages may include traffic alerts, at-risk missing persons, road hazards, as well as other relevant safety and community event information,” said Steele in a press release.

[adrotate group=”7″]   The messages can target people within a quarter-mile radius of a targeted area, “giving them the opportunity to receive trustworthy information relevant only to their neighborhood,” he added. “Residents decide from which local agencies they want to receive information.

Get information and register at www.nixie.com.

The department has also launched a new “app” for Android or iPhone smartphones.

The MYPD app, produced by Wired Blue, allows you to access all of the local police department’s social media platforms, submit crime tips including photos or GPS location, access the W.S.P.D. phone directory, provide feedback to the department, participate in surveys, and go to the W.S.P.D. web page for information such as crime statistics.

You can get download the MYPD App by Wired Blue free from the Android Marketplace or iPhone App Store.

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