Feb 152013
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — FEB 15, 2013 – The West Sacramento Police Department announced today it will conduct a sobriety checkpoint and driver’s license check from Saturday at 7 p.m. until 3 a.m. The department typically does not announce the precise location of the checkpoint in advance.”. “The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven [...]

Feb 132013
 

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 [...]

Feb 052013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 30, 2013 – 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 [...]

Jan 302013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER NEWSPAPER — JAN 23, 2013 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 [...]

Jan 242013
 
West Sac police chief to retire

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JAN 24, 2013 – The City of West Sacramento this morning announced the pending retirement of Police Chief Dan Drummond. Here’s the press release: “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, [...]

Jan 042013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 2, 2013 – West Sacramento police staged a “DUI” and driver’s license check Friday night. The checkpoint was scheduled to run from about 7 p.m. to 3 a.m., with officers screening drivers for symptoms of being under the influence, and officers checking drivers’ licenses. The checkpoint was announced in advance [...]

Jan 022013
 

NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 2, 2013 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor A pair of gunmen created a commotion in central West Sacramento early Saturday morning, pistol-whipping one victim and stealing a car from another. At roughly 4 a.m., the first of the two crimes was reported. “Basically, we had a victim saying someone pulled a [...]