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‘Police Log’: arrests & crime in West Sac

NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 5, 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.    This feature appears weekly in the News-Ledger newspaper. To subscribe, see the special offer at bottom.

Oct. 26, 3 p.m.
Some stole the “cash to credit converter” from a Glide Avenue laundry.

Oct. 27, 12:45 p.m.
A Norfolk Street man reported his house had been burglarized. Gone were about $650 worth of purses, jewelry and other items.

Oct. 27, 2 p.m.
Two women tried to steal about $229 worth of merchandise from a Riverpoint Court retail store. At least one was apprehended. She was a 20-year old from Oakland.

Oct. 28
An officer reported:
“City-wide sweep of subjects that have to register as a sex offender in addition to being on probation/parole was being conducted.”
As part of that sweep, officers visited the home of a 53-year old Reuter Drive man. Search results:
“79 grams total weight of marijuana found next to area where he said he slept.”
The subject went to jail.

Oct. 28
On Alabama Avenue:
“Unknown subject set the victim’s car tarp on fire.”

Oct. 28
The spot-check of parolees and probationers extended to other West Sacramento residential addresses, including an apartment on the 1400-block of West Capitol Avenue and another on the 3400-block of Evergreen Avenue. No violations or arrests were immediately reported at these homes.

Oct. 28, 7:15 a.m.
At a compliance check of a sex offender living on the 4700-block of West Capitol Avenue, an officer found a marijuana cigarette on a dresser. The 53-year old man’s parole agent was phoned, and he requested that the man be held by police.

Oct. 28, 5:35 p.m.
A 65-year old man reported being attacked near Tower Bridge Gateway and South River Road. He said three unknown subjects approached him and “demanded his fanny pack.”
The victim refused it, and “one of the subjects punched him and took his fanny pack which contained $21 cash and miscellaneous items.”

Oct. 29, 6:34 a.m.
A man reported that his locked car had been burglarized while parked on the 1200-block of Harbor Boulevard. Gone were several duffel bags, “one bag of which contained a Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun.”

Oct. 29, 1:30 p.m.
A Citrus Street resident reported his home had been burglarized. Someone stole a lock box containing some cash, for a total loss of about $100.

Oct. 29, 3 p.m.
An Orchard Way woman told police that her ex-boyfriend had damaged her front door, causing $600 in damage.

Oct. 29, 3:30 p.m.
Officers contacted five people sitting in a car parked in Southport, on South River Road north of Linden Road. During a “consent/probation search,” police found “a small amount of marijuana in the center console.”
None of the five had a medical marijuana card. No arrests were made, but the marijuana was seized and booked for destruction.

Oct. 30, 12:30 a.m.
A witness reported a shooting on the 2000-block of West Capitol Avenue:
“Unknown suspect in a vehicle shot one round at male who was on foot. Suspects had chased (victim) with vehicle prior to shooting at him.” Police too an initial report but did not immediately locate the victim or suspects.

Oct. 30
Police responded to a possible “burglary in progress” on the 1900-block of Evergreen Avenue. They found a residence where the “door appeared to be pried open.”

Oct. 30, 5:25 p.m.
A Sacramento man had reported his Specialized bike, worth about $160, stolen. Then, he saw if advertised for sale on the Craigslist internet classified ad site. He contacted the seller, a woman, and agreed to buy it for $600 when they met in an Ikea Court store parking lot. He then contacted West Sacramento police.
While in the local police lobby, the man again called the woman about the sale. She said she was in the store parking lot in a red Toyota Camry.
West Sacramento officers found the Camry, detaining a man and woman in it. The bike was in the back of the car, and its serial number matched the number on the stolen bike. The woman told police that the man with her had no knowledge of the bike.
The woman was arrested. Shortly after, probation officers searched her Jasmine Avenue home “and located an additional bicycle that had been stolen, as well as a white crystal-like substance” that later tested positive as methamphetamine.

Oct. 31, 1 a.m.
A gas station on the 2400-block of West Capitol reported a burglary, with about $7,500 in losses.
“Suspects also turned off power to gas station within last three days.”

Oct. 31, 3 a.m.
A Julian Street man reported his home had been burglarized during the night. The “point of entry” appeared to be a kitchen window. His wife’s wallet was taken, for a loss of about $100 and some credit cards.

Oct. 31, 8 a.m.
Someone broke the side window of an SUV parked on the 2100-block of West Capitol and made off with clothing and handbags worth about $581.

Oct. 31, 9:22 a.m.
Police responded to the report of a fire in the back of an apartment complex on the 400-block of Westacre Road.
“The parking lot was filled with multiple tenant vehicles that were on fire and smoking heavily.”
Arson was suspected.

Oct. 31, 12:47 p.m.
A Sacramento man spotted somebody riding his stolen $550 beach cruiser bike along the 900-block of Sacramento Avenue. The theft victim tried to stop the suspect.
He managed to recover the bike, but the man on it got away.

Oct. 31, 4:35 p.m.
An officer contacted an “extremely intoxicated” subject on the 1200-block of West Capitol, and reported the following:
The subject “attempted to get up and walk away, but lost his balance and split his head open, requiring transportation to the hospital.”
The man’s bike was collected and held for him.

Oct. 31, 5:30 p.m.
At a department store at Town Center Plaza in Southport, loss prevention officers told police that three suspects had “worked in concert to steal merchandise. One suspect used force to steal merchandise and fled the scene.”
One of the suspects was identified as a 19-year old Sacramento man. Police took an initial report. No arrest was immediately reported. The loss was estimated at $1,300.

Oct. 31, 5:41 p.m.
A 43-year old Maryland Avenue man was arrested for trying to steal $13.99 worth of barbequed ribs from a supermarket on the 1600-block of West Capitol. He was on parole.

Oct. 31, 8 p.m.
A woman reported a burglary at her Gateway Drive house. Gone were about $1,200 worth of property, including a laptop, iPod, jewelry and $5 in foreign currency.

Nov. 1, 4:47 a.m.
A single pill marked “M365” was found and booked by police for destruction.

Nov. 1, 11:55 a.m.
Someone’s debit card was found in a parking lot at Jefferson Blvd. and Park Blvd., and turned in to police.

Nov. 1, 3 p.m.
Police responded to a reported disturbance on the 800-block of Harbor Boulevard. An officer reported finding a wheelchair-bound man and a woman, both transients, at the scene. The man appeared to be the aggressor:
“I located the suspect holding a bat and a golf club and yelling at the female victim who was bleeding from the head,” reported the officer.
A witness said the pair had argued. Then the man had said, “Watch this, bitch!” and “hit a golf ball with a golf club, hitting the victim in the forehead, causing a large laceration.”
The man was arrested.

Nov. 1, 8:36 p.m.
Police were dispatched to the scene of a reported robbery near an apartment complex on the 2400-block of West Capitiol Avenue.
The male victim reported he had been “stopped at gunpoint by a man that had gotten out of a Ford Taurus (also) occupied by a male driver and a female passenger. The man told the victim to ‘stop’ and ‘don’t struggle.’ Victim stated the man had a gold grill on. The victim stated he grabbed the gun the man pointed at him.”
Then:
“The driver pointed an unknown object at the victim and told him ‘don’t try to move.’ Victim stated he feared for his life and let go of the gun. The man then searched the victim, but the victim didn’t have anything on him.”
The three in the car left the scene.
Sacramento police later located the car with a female driver. She said she had dropped the two men at a Sacramento house.
The men were identified, and one had a felony warrant. Sacramento police and sheriff’s deputies searched the house in question, locating both men and finding three handguns – one of which was reported stolen and none of which were registered to the two men.”
In a field line-up, the robbery victim ID’d the pair, who were arrested and jailed.

Nov. 2, 12:35 a.m.
A car was burglarized on the 1200-block of Harbor Boulevard. The victim, a Rocklin man, reported that items including a backpack, keys, paperwork and a garage door opener were gone.

Nov. 2, 4:27 a.m.
A man on Pecan Street told police that a 45-year old homeless woman had rammed her car into the side of his trailer, causing about $500 in damages.
The woman was “detained and taken for a 5150 evaluation.” The code “5150” is police code for an insane person.

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POLICE LOG: the News-Ledger’s weekly roundup of crime calls and arrests

NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 1, 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. (Editor’s note: to see this weekly report every week, you need to subscribe to the News-Ledger newspaper. See the special offer at bottom.)

Sept. 22
A business on Riverpoint Parkway reported that, sometime in the past two days, somebody broke a lock on the front gate, entered and took a 55-gallon barrel filled with an unknown amount of “diesel exhaust fluid.” Also gone was a 37-foot RV.

Sept. 22, 11 a.m.
Police report from a delivery service on Parkway:
“Unknown subject dropped off 38 pounds of marijuana for shipment.”
The incident was referred by police to YONET, the Yolo County Narcotics Enforcement Team.

Sept. 23, 4:40 p.m.
A 23-year old woman from F Street said that a laptop computer stolen from her apartment had been seen listed on the Craigslist classified ad website.

Sept. 23, 10:12 p.m.
An Oxnard woman said three subjects forced their way into her Halyard Drive motel room, and hit her on the head with a gun during a robbery. They took her wallet with $220 in cash, her ID, car keys, credit card, and a maroon hat that said “Obey” on its front.

Sept. 24, 9:32 a.m.
The employee of a Jefferson Boulevard payday loan store reported being robbed at gunpoint. About $547 was stolen.

Sept. 24, 9:10 p.m.
Domestic dispute reported in Southport:
“Male and female are married and have two kids. Argued about marital problems. Verbal only. Male left for the night.”

Sept. 25, 1:40 a.m.
At a mini-market on Harbor Boulevard:
Unknown suspect “attempted to take a display case.” The case was damaged but not removed. Suspect was “GOA”: gone on arrival of police.

Sept. 25, 3:40 a.m.
A man reported his Douglas Street residence had been burglarized while he slept. About $1,000 worth of property was gone.

Sept. 25, 7 a.m.
A resident of Haverhill Street reported that someone had spraypainted “$F” on his car door.

Sept. 25, 8:30 a.m.
A Lake Road woman found that someone had “spray painted a racial slur on her vehicle door sometime last night.”

Sept. 25, 3 p.m.
A man returned to his Bacon Island Road home after work to find that the home had been burglarized. Taken were cash, watches, gold rings, car keys and a driver’s license. The loss was around $1,100.

Sept. 25, 3:54 p.m.
A police officer stopped a Chevrolet Venture near Lighthouse and Kegle drives because it had expired registration tabs. In the car was a 31-year old woman, who was behind the wheel, and a 38-year old man, both West Sacramento residents. Also in the car were the woman’s daughters, age 14 and seven.
The man reported that he had a small amount of marijuana and was on parole.
The officer cited the driver for the registration, and advised her that the “immediate area” around the parolee passenger would be searched, as another officer arrived to assist.
“While searching the front seat area,” reported the officer, “I observed a black and gray purse, which was partially unzipped and appeared to have the butt of a gun sticking out from the purse. The purse was located in between the driver and passenger seat within arm’s reach of both (suspects). I retrieved the handgun, which was loaded and had an additional 12 rounds in the magazine. The firearm was a black Taurus 9mm handgun not registered to either suspect.”
The two adults were placed in separate patrol cars.
The woman said she understood her Miranda rights, but volunteered that “she had never seen the handgun before and stated that she did not know how it got into her purse.”
The man, after hearing his Miranda rights, said he had no statement to make.
The two went to jail.
Police took the two girls to the home of the woman’s mother.

Sept. 26
An officer stopped a man riding his bike on the sidewalk on C Street. The subject admitted he was on parole and had “crystal” on his person and a bag of “weed” near his bike after he set the bike down. He was handcuffed.
The officer reported finding 0.1 grams of methamphetamine on the man and a bag with 345 grams of marijuana (about ¾ pound) near the bike. The man was arrested.

Sept. 26, 2:38 a.m.
At Harbor Pointe, told to police by a 30-year old Elk Grove man:
“The unknown suspect opened the victim’s car while the victim was parked. Suspect pointed a gun at the victim and said ‘don’t move.’ The victim shut the door and drove away. The victim thinks the suspect intended to rob him.”

Sept. 26, 9 a.m.
A real estate professional reported that someone had stolen some tools from a vacant Hickory Way apartment now under renovation. The burglar(s) had forced open a window to enter and steal a $700 sliding compound miter saw and a bag of about $500 in other assorted tools.

Sept. 26, 9:10 a.m.
A Southport woman reported that her estranged husband had signed her name to an IRS refund check, without her permission. She wished to prosecute.

Sept. 26, 7:06 p.m.
A man came to the police department turn in some keys he had found near Barona and La Jolla streets.

Sept. 26, 11:14 p.m.
Police were dispatched to a Vermont Avenue home for a “trespassing” call.
They found a man and woman sleeping in a shed in the back of the property. The pair “admitted to living in the backyard for several days without permission.”
A search of the shed turned up a bag with about 2.5 grams of methamphetamine in it near their mattress, as well as a digital scale of the type used in drug sales. The pair was booked.

Sept. 27, 1:30 a.m.
A 7th Street resident reported that a burglary had taken place within the past hours. Missing were about $913 of items including a 40” TV and a gaming system.

Sept. 27, 9 a.m.
A Meadowlark Circle woman reported the theft of car tires worth about $1,000.

Sept. 27, 9:30 a.m.
A burglary on Manchester Street was discovered. Thieves took a tattoo gun and ink kit, stereo, skateboard, computer and other items, for a loss of around $5,750.

Sept. 27, 6:13 p.m.
A loss prevention officer at a Riverpoint Court store apprehended a 50-year old homeless woman for shoplifting. She “punched the loss prevention officer in attempts to evade capture.” She was placed under citizen’s arrest and held for police.

Sept. 27, 6:26 p.m.
A man on Waterfront Place reported that “his Toyota Tundra’s catalytic converter was cut and nearly stolen off his vehicle while parked at his place of employment.”

Sept. 27, 8:30 p.m.
A 39-year old homeless man reported someone stole $775 from him. Then, he followed the three suspects along the 2800-block of West Capitol Avenue before they “displayed a gun” and drove away.

Sept. 28, 9:30 a.m.
A 55-year old Courtland man reported that a thief took his aluminum fishing boat during an incident on the 3500-block of South River Road. But he got the boat back. The suspect was gone.

Sept. 28, 10:30 a.m.
An officer contacted a 45-year old Sacramento man seen riding a bike on the sidewalk near West Capitol and Poplar avenues. The man turned out to be on probation. During a search, the officer found a bag with about 0.4 grams of methamphetamine in the coin pocket of the suspect’s pants. The cyclist was arrested.

Sept. 28, 3:15 p.m.
A Metro Lane resident noticed several items missing sometime since Sept. 9. He said he believed a phone company worker had taken the items, since “no one else would have had access.”  Gone were a white gold watch with diamonds, worth $4,500, along with an $1,100 gold wedding ring set and a $6,600 gold and diamond ring.

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West Sac police looking for citizen volunteers to patrol on bikes

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 24, 2014 —

West Sacramento’s police department is creating police bike patrols as well as well as new, supportive bike patrols made up of volunteers, reports city spokesman Art Schroeder.

The trained volunteers will operate under the “Volunteers in Policing,” or VIP, program banner.

“The programs are designed to increase visibility and accessibility to the community,” said Schroeder in a press statement. “The bicycle teams will patrol city streets, bike trails, parks, and the Broderick Boat Ramp, in addition to providing assistance with special functions and community outreach.”

There are some differences in how the “sworn” and “unsworn” bike officers operate:

“The VIP teams serve the community by reporting suspicious activity and assisting in crime fighting measures,” said Schroeder. “The sworn police bike team has many advantages over traditional methods of patrol, including increased mobility to patrol areas not accessible to cars, and increased availability to the community.”

The teams will also be more valuable as the city increases its urban trail system, said Schroeder.

The police department hopes to recruit about 20 volunteers to train for the VIP bike unit. Those interested should contact Martha Griffin at (916) 617-4988, or pick up an application at the department’s headquarters, 550 Jefferson Boulevard. Or visit the department’s Facebook page.

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POLICE LOG: this week’s roundup of crime & police calls from the News-Ledger

NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 17, 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.   ‘Police Log’ is published weekly in the News-Ledger newspaper. Want to subscribe? See the special offer at bottom.

Sept. 9, 6:30 a.m.
A department store on the 2200-block of Lake Washington Boulevard reported that someone cut the chain on an outside storage area and stole some property. The missing items appeared to be reported as large barrels for chemicals.

Sept. 10, 1:10 a.m.
From an apartment complex on the 2100-block of Evergreen Avenue: someone “threw a lit flammable object into an apartment, causing the building to catch fire.”

Sept. 10, 1:43 a.m.
A police officer contacted a man on bike at Sycamore and Evergreen avenues. The man was found in possession of a debit card belonging to someone with the first name of “Alicia.”
According to the officer:
The subject “said he found the card in the parking lot of the boat ramp. He said he had no intention of committing illegal actions with the card.”
The officer booked the card as “found property.”

Sept. 10, 5:15 a.m.
From a convenience market on Lake Road:
“Suspect is a chronic problem and stole a donation jar from the counter.”
The jar held around $60-$70 in change and currency.

Sept. 10, 5:45 a.m.
An F Street woman found her car burglarized. It had been parked in the street.
Stolen property was estimated at $1,670 in value.

Sept. 10, 8:24 a.m.
A Rogue River Court man reported to police that “he misplaced an unloaded handgun.”

Sept. 10, 10:35 a.m.
A man reported that while he was pumping gas at a 15th Street station, he went into the store for a drink. He returned to find his work laptop computer gone from the vehicle.

Sept. 10, 11:36 a.m.
A woman asked for a police report on an incident that took place on Solano Street. She had been bit by a dog while trying to break up a dog fight.

Sept. 10, 7 p.m.
At a convenience market on Jefferson Boulevard in Southport: a 41-year old man from San Carlos Street reported that a 34-year old male from Starling Lane “punched him and displayed a baseball bat.”

Sept. 10, 8 p.m.
A woman reported a burglary at her Valley Oak Lane home. Gone were about $5,100 worth of jewelry and computer equipment.

Sept. 10, 10:04 p.m.
A woman working at a pizza place on the 1600-block of West Capitol reported that a male suspect about 25 years old stole her iPhone 4s, valued at $400.

Sept. 11
A Bryte Avenue man reported that his library card was stolen sometime around June. Since then, the thief “used the card to charge $905.77 to the victim’s library account.”

Sept. 11, 9:45
A loss prevention officer saw a suspect (gender unclear in the report) steal a blade for a circular saw, worth $69.99. During the struggle to get away from the employee at the Riverpoint Court store, the suspect dropped his or her cell phone.

Sept. 11, 4:59 p.m.
An officer contacted a 52-year old man matching the description of a suspect causing a disturbance on Riverpoint Court. The man smelled of alcohol and “could not stand up straight,” and there was a half-full can of beer in a bag next to him. He was arrested for public drunkenness.
“While en route to (jail,),” reported the officer, “subject began spitting and a spit mask was placed on him.”

Sept. 12, 10:49 a.m.
A Clicker Court man phoned his mother.
While this is usually commendable, in this case it was a violation of a restraining order. The probation department obtained an arrest warrant for the son.

Sept. 12, 1:26 p.m.
A residential burglary was reported on the 1800-block of Merkley Avenue.

Sept. 12, 7:37 p.m.
A vehicle was reported stolen from Alvin Street.

Sept. 12, 3:35 p.m.
Police assisted parole agents in serving a warrant on a woman wanted for a parole violation. The 36-year old was found hiding in the bathroom of her 4th Street apartment. Police had to kick the bathroom door down to arrest her.

Sept. 13, 3:22 a.m.
A police officer saw a car on the side of the road at Southport Parkway and Promenade.
“One of the car’s occupants was lying on the sidewalk. The driver stated that (this person) was very drunk.” The subject admitted being drunk and was booked “for his safety.”

Sept. 13, 7:16 a.m.
A vehicle was reported stolen from McKinley Way.

Sept. 13, 11:43 a.m.
A “door to door” solicitor drew a complaint from near Cypress Road and Portola.

Sept. 13, 1 p.m.
A loss prevention officer at a Riverpoint Court store watched a 30-year old Sacramento woman enter the store with a shopping cart and an empty computer box, then put $130 worth of merchandise (a flashlight, air mattress, bed sheet, window blinds and backpack) into the box, pretend to pay at a self checkout register, and then leave the store.
The woman was detained, placed under citizen’s arrest, and held for police.

Sept. 14
At Jefferson Blvd. and Gateway Drive:
“Unknown person spraypainted a campaign sign” along the roadway.
The city’s mayor was named in the resulting report as an “involved party” other than a suspect or victim.

Sept. 14, 9:35 a.m.
A “theft in progress” was reported from a coffee house on Lake Road.

Sept. 14, 11:21 a.m.
A residential burglary was reported from F Street.

Sept. 14, 12:30 p.m.
A woman on Cummins Way reported someone stole a couple of chainsaws and a weedeater (total value: $420) from her unlocked garage.

Sept. 14, 2:30 p.m.
A loss prevention officer at a Riverpoint Court store reported placing a 25-year old woman from Park Circle under citizen’s arrest after the woman put $163.42 worth of merchandise into her purse and try to leave without paying. The merchandise was comprised of women’s clothing and underwear.

Sept. 14, 8 p.m.
Police were dispatched for the report of a man possibly carrying a concealed handgun on the 1200-block of West Capitol Avenue.
One responding officer reports contacting a man in front of a hotel, wearing a black coat with no obvious gun on his person. The officer said he asked the subject if he was carrying a gun. The 58-year old transient said he was. The officer detained him and found an unloaded Glock with a 15-round magazine tucked under the man’s waistband.
The man was handcuffed and arrested. One of the gun’s serial numbers had been filed off, but another was visible.

Sept. 14, 10 p.m.
Two officers in a patrol car saw a car enter a driveway on the 1200-block of West Capitol, They checked the license plates on the gray Nissan, and found it to be stolen.
They saw a man and woman get out of the car, with the woman carrying the keys. The pair headed up some stairs and the officers ordered them to stop.
The man ran up the stairs and one of the officers followed, finding him stepping back from a dead end with an open window. He was detained. Searching the area below the open window, police found a bag with a gram of methamphetamine.
The car’s registered owner told police that the female subject had taken her keys and her car without permission.
The female suspect said the male suspect was her boyfriend, and that he had taken “her” car.
Both the 25-year old male transient and the 33-year old Carmichael woman went to jail.

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