May 142014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 14, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor A north-city police standoff lasted several hours but ended peacefully Friday night. The incident occurred at an apartment at 815 Bryte Avenue. Police responded when a woman called 911. A dispatcher noted that “banging and yelling” was heard in the background of [...]

Apr 102014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – Get rid of those expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs – safely and responsibly. The West Sacramento Police Department and federal Drug Enforcement Administration will sponsor a prescription drug drop-off day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, at the police station, 550 Jefferson Blvd. Drop off your [...]

Apr 052014
 
Former cop to serve life in prison

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE – APRIL 5, 2014 –   Disgraced former West Sacramento Police Officer Sergio Alvarez will spend the rest of his life in prison. He was sentenced Friday to a sentence of “205 years to life” for sexually assaulting a number of women while on patrol on the city’s streets.   Prosecutors say he [...]

Mar 312014
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 26, 2014 – 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.   Want to see this roundup every week? See the bottom of the article for a special offer. March 14 A Fillmore [...]

Mar 202014
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE – March 20, 2014 – A West Sacramento man died in jail custody yesterday, apparently of suicide. Captain Larry Cecchetini of the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department said 33-year old inmate Nitesh Raj Singh had been in custody at the Woodland facility since March 6 on domestic violence charges. Singh was found in distress [...]

Mar 142014
 

By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento police joined an FBI “Safe Streets Task Force” and other agencies to serve arrest warrants last week on four “known Norteno street gang members” for sale of methamphetamine and other criminal activity, according to Lieutenant Tod Sockman of the W.S.P.D. The warrants were served at about 7 a.m. [...]

Mar 072014
 

NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 5, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Three men with handguns are sought by police after they entered a house on Sherman Island Road on February 25, assaulting a pair of men inside and making off with about $1,420 worth of electronics. According to a police report, the crime was reported [...]