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Latest News-Ledger ‘Police Log’

NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 6, 2013 —

  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. The News-Ledger publishes this feature weekly in our print edition. Look for the special offer at the bottom to subscribe.

Jan., 30, 5:09 a.m.
Staff at a Woodland crisis shelter said a man who told them he lived at a particular West Capitol Avenue motel had phoned them several times, becoming upset. The man said “he had a gun and was going to go to Woodland and shoot (the caller).”

Jan. 30, 6:01 a.m.
A woman said her boyfriend had left his ’69 Chevy pickup truck warming up in her Madrone Avenue driveway with the keys in it. The pickup left without him.

Jan. 30, 11:55 a.m.
Copper parts were stolen from two air conditioning units at Alyce Norman Elementary School. The loss was valued at $6,000.

Jan. 30, 12:16 p.m.
A resident of West Capitol discovered the theft of “hundreds worth of old records” from a backyard shed. It was unknown when the theft occurred.

Jan. 30, 12:58 p.m.
A witness reported a beating happening at a Stone Blvd. park: “a subject with a metal bat or pipe in the parking lot (was) beating on on somebody in the lot. . . the subject was down.”

Jan. 30, 3:31 p.m.
During a vehicle burglary on Jan., 15, someone took a checkbook and some shoes – leaving behind a laptop and other valuables, during an incident at a Harbor Blvd. restaurant parking lot. The victim has learned that a stolen check made out for $60 had since been digitally altered and cashed for $2,500. The person whose name was on the check was not currently on scene.

Jan. 30, 4:11 p.m.
A two-vehicle accident was reported at Jefferson and Lake Washington boulevards. A baby was injured.

Jan. 30, 4:20 a.m.
A car parked on Summerfield Drive was found burglarized and ransacked.

Jan. 31, 4:55 a.m.
A woman reported she was in an argument with a Cummins Way neighbor. The argument was sparked after the second woman’s dog was found chasing the first woman’s chickens, which were roaming loose outside.

Jan. 31, 8:31 a.m.
A parent came to the police lobby. A son’s bike had been stolen from the River City High School campus, and the suspect was caught on video.

Jan. 31, 8:43 a.m.
The police school resource officer was requested by a parent whose son was being bullied at Westmore Oaks.

Jan. 31, 9:16 a.m.
A car on Teal Drive was found burglarized. Gone was $5,000 worth of jewelry donated toward a fundraising walk against cancer.

Jan. 31, 9:19 a.m.
Gas was discovered stolen from a car on Clarendon Street.

Jan. 31, 9:52 a.m.
A citizen came to the police lobby to ask “how to legally put up campaign signs.”

Jan. 31, 10:21 a.m.
A witness said a man was now hiding in some bushes near a Riverpoint Court store. The suspect “was trying to open car doors earlier, and pretended to be on the phone when (the caller) asked him to leave.”

Jan. 31, 6:51 p.m.
A caller reported a case of road rage. The caller “was cut off, and followed home by a man in an unknown-color sedan.”

Feb. 1, 2:46 a.m.
A drunk driver drove up onto a sidewalk on Topaz Road.

Feb. 1, 4:16 a.m.
A man and a woman just walked out of a Harbor Boulevard restaurant without paying their $30 tab. The caller “is the only one at the restaurant, and can’t leave” to follow them on foot.

Feb. 1, 5:20 a.m.
An injured kitten was found near the staff entrance to an Embarcadero Drive business. The county animal services division was requested.

Feb. 1, 8:23 a.m.
An auto parts store on Jefferson Boulevard reported that a man in his 20s, possibly homeless, had tried to buy merchandise with a counterfeit $20 bill. He left on bike.

Feb. 1, 9:03 a.m.
A car was found burglarized on Janet Drive. Gone were a GPS system and registration papers.

Feb. 1, 10:13 a.m.
A man in his 30s was reported to have tried to pass a fake $20 bill at a store on the 3000-block of West Capitol. The suspect was now standing outside the establishment.

Feb. 1, 3:50 p.m.
A citizen said there were “100 juveniles in a standoff” that might turn into a fight near Glide and West Capitol.

Feb. 1, 5:49 p.m.
A Tortola Road man said he was in an argument with his landlady. He “is moving out in the morning and has paid his rent in full, (but) the landlady wants him out tonight and has put his belongings in the trunk of her car.” An officer was requested to mediate.

Feb. 1, 6:54 p.m.
A witness said there men were taking things from a Sandypoint Court construction lot, and putting them into the trunk of a beige Chevy Malibu.

Feb. 1, 11:09 p.m.
A citizen reported that a “bunch of vehicles (are) doing burnouts in the street and driving recklessly” near Park Boulevard and Lakeview Drive. The cars included a black Mustang and a blue and white Ford pickup.

Feb. 2, 1:45 a.m.
A neighbor reported that three men had arrived in two cars on Carolina Avenue – and had urinated on the sidewalk. They were also smoking marijuana, and were now heading to a nearby house.

Feb. 2, 2:25 a.m.
A woman on Michigan Blvd. reported the “strong smell of something burning or melting,” but she refused to evacuate because she was “unable to get her husband out of the bedroom.” Police and fire were dispatched.

Feb. 2, 6:37 a.m.
A Chevy Silverado was repossessed from Twitchell Island Road.

Feb. 2, 8:53 a.m.
A security camera was stolen from a mobilehome park on West Capitol during the night. The thief might have been caught on video.

Feb. 2, 10:24 a.m.
A Sacramento Avenue mobile home resident reported being in a verbal dispute with a plumber. The plumber was now “yelling and threatening” the resident.

Feb. 2, 11:49 a.m.
A citizen told police that there was a man around 60 years old near Riverbank Road, who “appears to be setting up camp on the levee.”

Feb. 2, 3:23 p.m.
An Acura hit a cyclist at West Capitol and Merkley avenues.

Feb. 2, 3:54 p.m.
A Casselman Drive resident reported that someone stole a dog about 30 minutes earlier.

Feb. 2, 6:55 p.m.
A caller reported that he just bought a Chevrolet Trailblazer from a Westacre Road man for $4,700.
But when driving the Chevy away, its axle started coming off.
The man returned to get a refund, but the seller refused.

Feb. 2, 8:43 p.m.
A 6th Street man said his children, age 49 and 21, were trying to break into his car because he wouldn’t give them the keys.

Feb. 2, 10:16 p.m.
A fire with 10-foot flames was reported at 4th and C streets.

[adrotate group=”10″] Feb. 2, 10:36 p.m.
An Ikea Court restaurant said a couple of men dining at the place were “acting weird (and) really antsy.” The caller “thinks they are getting ready to do a ‘dine and dash.’ (fleeing without paying their bill).”

Feb. 2, 9:44 p.m.
An officer stopped a car for a code violation on Bryte Avenue. In the driver’s seat was a 19-year old Water Street man who appeared drunk and had a suspended license. There was an open bottle of Hennesey whiskey on the floor.
The driver measured legally drunk with 0.8 percent blood alcohol. He was arrested.

Feb. 2, 11:44 a.m.
An officer pulled a 24-year old driver over at Maple Street and Michigan Blvd. The man had two arrest warrants. While searching him during the arrest, the officer located “two fixed blade knives concealed on his belt and metal knuckles,” and also some marijuana in the man’s pants pocket.

Feb. 2, 4:09 p.m.
An officer saw a man in a Jefferson Blvd. parking lot whom he recognized as a subject with a felony theft warrant.
With other police, the officer detained the suspect and searched him.
“I discovered a small metal container in his right coin pocket,” reported the officer. “Upon opening this container I noted there was approximately six small plastic baggies and three contained a white crystal-like substance inside. Per training and experience, I could tell this was methamphetamine.”
The substance later tested positive as meth. The man was also found with two glass pipes he admitted having used to smoke the drug, and a six-inch knife in his backpack. He went to jail.

Feb. 3, 12:03 a.m.
A citizen reported “seven teenage boys walking up and down Venice, banging on things as they walk by.”

Feb. 3, 3:30 a.m.
A Twitchell Island Road resident said two subjects had just tried to break into the house. A screen door was found off.
The resident saw one subject – a man in black pants and a ‘hoodie’ – and heard a second suspect.

Feb. 3, 4:18 a.m.
A man reported that after eating in a Harbor Boulevard restaurant, he went outside “he saw his silver Mercedes keyed all over.” He had a possible suspect in mind.

Feb. 3, 8:52 a.m.
A caller reported an incident the prior night at a C Street market:
A car pulled up and a man got out and “hit him two times in the head with his fist and took (the victim’s) phone and his wallet.”

Feb. 3, 10:17 a.m.
A domestic violence incident was reported on Rockrose Road.

Feb. 3, 12:26 p.m.
A “brindle pit bull” dog was seen “limping and wandering in and out of the street.” It was unknown if the dog was aggressive.

Feb. 3, 1:19 p.m.
A suicide threat was reported in the north part of the city.

Feb. 3, 2:24 p.m.
Someone stole a washer and dryer from the side of a house on Bonaire Road.

Feb. 3, 5:08 p.m.
A citizen reported that there was a bicyclist down in the street at West Capitol and Walnut, unconscious.
It was “unknown what happened — no one hit the bicyclist.”

Feb. 3, 7:42 p.m.
A man reported that two suspects shot at his car as he drove past West Capitol and Harbor.

Feb. 3, 7:58 p.m.
Police received several reports of fireworks being set off near Golden Gate Drive and Oakland bay Drive. They also received one report of several rifle and handgun shots being heard near Ballena Bay Road.

Feb. 3, 9:52 p.m.
A witness said there were about four or five drunk people at 6th Street and the railroad tracks, and “they keep jumping in front of the trains as they pass by. . . They have already dodged two trains.”

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False alarms are going to cost you


City officials announced this month that, beginning March 1, those responsible for more than two false police alarms within a year will accrue a false alarm fine.

The local police department responded to over 3,000 false alarms (over 99 percent of all alarm calls) last year, it reports.

Penalties for the third and fourth false alarms within a year are $200 each. With the fifth false alarm comes a $200 fine plus suspension of the alarm permit.

Reinstating a permit will cost $250.

[adrotate group=”9″] If you or your alarm company cancel an alarm before a police officer arrives, the alarm won’t count.

The City of West Sacramento has contacted with “Public Safety Corporation/Cry Wolf” to administer the permits and false alarm notifications.

For more information, go to the city website at www.cityofwestsacramento.org (go to “How do I” and then “Apply for” and “Alarm permit”) or call 1-855-694-8281 to obtain an alarm permit or learn more.

Alarms without a permit may draw a $100 fine.

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Gun scare: Raley’s closes briefly


The Raley’s supermarket at 1601 West Capitol Avenue closed for about a half hour  on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 17, for a gun scare.

According to various media reports, at about noon that day a truck driver reported that a woman stole his gun and ran away after they had contact near Jefferson and West Capitol.

[adrotate group=”9″]   An officer saw the suspect go inside the store. Believing she could be armed, police evacuated the market.

They found the 31-year old woman — who was ID’d by the truck driver from a photo lineup. They did not find the gun.

The woman was arrested for the alleged gun theft.

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West Sac police chief to retire


The City of West Sacramento this morning announced the pending retirement of Police Chief Dan Drummond. Here’s the press release:

Dan Drummond, West Sacramento's police chief for over eight years, will retire in July (courtesy photo)

“West Sacramento Police Chief Dan Drummond, after 36 years in law enforcement, has announced his retirement effective July of this year.  Chief Drummond, the City’s fourth Police Chief, has served the City since August 2004.

“Prior to coming to West Sacramento, Chief Drummond commanded major public safety operations in patrol and corrections for Sacramento County. He was instrumental in the development of contract services with the cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove and Rancho Cordova.  He was designated as the first contract Chief of Police for Citrus Heights.

“‘In responding to the news of Chief Drummond’s retirement, Mayor Christopher Cabaldon stated, ‘West Sacramento is an even safer place thanks, in no small part, to Chief Drummond and the outstanding police force he has led. Since his appointment as Chief, property crime in the city has dropped 30 per cent and violent crime has plummeted by two-thirds.’

“Chief Drummond is a leader in the area of Community Oriented Policing.  During his tenure he was responsible for many programs and activities that supported the Community Oriented Policing philosophy, which focuses on community engagement and partnerships.  Problem Oriented Policing (P.O.P.), Community Response Teams, and Compliance Monitoring Teams were implemented under Chief Drummond.  Other notable accomplishments include:

·         Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.);

·         Expansion of the Neighborhood Watch program;

·         Citizen’s Community Academy;

·         Volunteers in Policing;

·         Education and enforcement activity on sales to minors of tobacco and alcohol products;

·         Outcome-based performance measures;

·         Student attendance outreach program.

[adrotate group=”7”] “Chief Drummond was also active in several professional organizations including the Yolo County Community Corrections Partnership Executive Committee, Chair of the Collings West Sacramento Teen Center Advisory Board, Chair of the City Employee Giving Campaign and United Way Regional Board of Directors and a member of the California Police Chiefs Legislative Committee.

“Chief Drummond stated, ‘All that has been done in the Police Department is a credit to the strong and capable management team and all of the men and women in the department, sworn and non-sworn, who serve the city with dedication and professionalism.  It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve with them.’

“City Manager Martin Tuttle said, ‘Chief Drummond has served the public with honor and distinction. He has numerous accomplishments.  West Sacramento has benefited greatly from his leadership and service.'”

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