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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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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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Police log: weekly round-up of crime calls includes wild marijuana plants


  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 every week in the West Sacramento News-Ledger newspaper — to subscribe, see the special offer at bottom.

Aug. 7, 10:29 a.m.
A religious facility on Glide Avenue reported it would be holding a celebration for the end of Ramadan, and asked for police help with security for the event.

Aug. 7, 10:47 a.m.
A caller reported that there was a “heavy growth” of marijuana plants along Jefferson Boulevard between a bar and a convenience market, and in a vacant lot along the busy street.

Aug. 7, 1:07 p.m.
A Carolina Avenue resident reported “continuing to receive calls and texts from a person saying she is being held for ransom.”

Aug. 7, 8:21 p.m.
An injured raccoon had been caught in a trap by a resident of the 2800-block of Summerfield Drive. The trap had been dropped off by animal control officers, as the raccoon had been a problem “for quite a while.”

Aug. 8, 5:30 a.m.
Burglars got into an F Street home “and took laptops and ate food.”

Aug. 9, 5 a.m.
The copper drain pipes were found stolen from about 45 HVAC units at the Westmore Oaks Elementary School campus.

Aug. 9, 8:49 a.m.
A taco restaurant on Harbor said there were about 10-12 “very intimidating” subjects who had been parked in the parking lot since the day before. “Subjects have been coming into the business and using the restroom and taking drinks without paying.”

Aug. 9, 10:41 a.m.
Military police and their K9s were planning to use the K9 training course on Oak Street, and “may be firing blanks.”

Aug. 9, 11:51 a.m.
A drug store on the 1200-block of West Capitol said there was a woman on scene who had been “taking pictures of employees.” The woman told staff she was part of a “social media gang.”
After the confrontation, the store asked for an officer to respond. So did the woman with the camera.

Aug. 9, 12 p.m.
A Southport parent reported that, according to a daughter’s Twitter account, a “big bonfire” was planned at the end of Linden Road at night.

Aug. 9, 12:58 p.m.
Two women with “platinum hair extensions” had taken some wigs from an Ikea Court store and were now getting into a brown car outside.

Aug. 9, 3:05 p.m.
A Town Center Plaza department store said a man had been using a knife or box cutter to open some packages and steal perfume. The store did not stop him because he had the weapon.
The man was now outside with a woman, standing near a red Mitsubishi Eclipse.

Aug. 9, 6:52 p.m.
A citizen said there were some suspicious people at the site of a structure that had just been demolished near Golden Gate Drive and Marshall Road, and the people “seemed to be loading up wires and metal items.” They had arrived in a couple of vehicles.

Aug. 9, 9:34 p.m.
A woman on Delaware Avenue reported that a man had come into her yard and “said he just wanted to pet her cat.”
She said “no” to the man (who had a golden retriever), and the man then “got upset and started yelling profanities” before walking away.

Aug. 9, 5:38 p.m.
A 46-year old homeless man was arrested after a citizen saw him defecate on the sidewalk in front of a Merkley flower business. The citizen signed a citizen’s arrest after police detained the man.

Aug. 9, 3:12 p.m.
“Multiple” animals were found inside an abandoned 7th Street apartment, in inhumane conditions. The suspect was a 43-year old woman, address unknown.

Aug. 9, 1:17 p.m.
Police responded to the 2700-block of West Capitol, where a woman said she was assaulted under “vague” circumstances. Her husband was on searchable probation.
Their room was searched – resulting in the discovery of methamphetamine, marijuana, baggies, a glass pipe, and several large resealable bags “marked with previous amounts of marijuana (and) located in the top dresser drawer.”
Also found in the drawer, a trash can, a backpack and elsewhere were at least five cell phones, more baggies, a cup with $23 in cash, a digital scale and four more bags of marijuana that added up to about 45 grams. The pair went to jail.

Aug. 9, 8:46 a.m.
The air conditioner was stolen from a Milano Drive condo. Someone “sheared it off and cut all the large wires, (and) debolted the entire unit.”

Aug. 10, 2:47 a.m.
Staff at Raley Field detained three juveniles trespassing on the field. One was 10 years old. Police were requested to respond.

Aug. 10, 11:17 a.m.
A witness said a man and woman on Evergreen Circle were arguing about a child.
“Both were pulling and grabbing the child.”
The woman then left with the child.

Aug. 10, 1:52 p.m.
A 4th Street resident reported a “foul odor” over the past 24 hours. The resident then found a black bag nearby close to the railroad tracks with “something dead inside.” But the “smell was so bad, (the resident) wasn’t able to open the bag.”

Aug. 10, 3:46 p.m.
An elderly couple on Jefferson in Southport received a phone call that frightened them.
An unknown person named “Bob” phoned them, “asking how strong they were.”
The pair was now concerned someone was out to hurt them.

Aug. 10, 6:23 p.m.
There was “something on fire just outside the door” of a Carmel Bay Road home.
A resident was trying to put water on it, and everyone was now outside the house.

Aug. 10, 10:20 p.m.
Illegal fireworks were reported being used on Westacre Road, Michigan Blvd. and West Capitol Avenue.

Aug. 10, 11:48 p.m.
A man in a motel room on the 1800-block of West Capitol reported that a woman had just opened his room’s window blinds from outside “and asked him where she could get some drugs.”
He told her to leave.

Aug. 10, 10:13 a.m.
Police responded to a vehicle parked on the Broderick Boat Ramp, with one person loading stolen fencing into it and at least one more person inside. A 52-year old Perez Court woman and a 47-year old Cummins Way man were arrested. While the car was being towed, 3.9 grams of methamphetamine and a glass pipe were found under the driver’s seat.

Aug. 10, 2:20 a.m.
At a Southport department store, there were five boys and a girl “loitering and climbing pillars.”

Aug. 11, 2:59 a.m.
At Linden Park: “Midsized pickup with its lights off was on the grass, driving around and tearing it up.”

Aug. 11, 8:07 a.m.
A woman requested an ambulance on the 800-block West Capitol. She said “she was hit by a bucket in the chest.”

Aug. 11, 12:05 p.m.
A citizen reported that a dog had been stabbed about two hours earlier, and was being taken to an after-hours veterinarian. The citizen had possible information on a suspect.

Aug. 11, 12:23 a.m.
A 61-year old Shasta Lake man was arrested for DUI on Michigan Blvd. He refused to take a field sobriety test, and blew 0.22 and 0.23 in alcohol breath tests (the “presumed intoxicated” limit is 0.08). He named the West Capitol bar he had been drinking at.

Aug. 11, 7:07 p.m.
A caller reported having left a blue FBI bag in a motel room on Stillwater Road.
He phoned back to ask about it, and a clerk reported it was no longer there.
“Inside (the bag) were two guns: a .45 auto and a Walker P3080. Both weapons were registered to Irvine police.”

Aug. 11, 7:55 p.m.
At Patwin Park, there was a man around 18 years old “riding a dirt bike in the grass, doing donuts.”

Aug. 11, 8:37 p.m.
“Cat stuck with its head under a trailer.”
The cat was unable to get out, reported a citizen, and “was in distress.” Police were asked to summon animal control services to this mobilehome park.

Aug. 11, 8:56 p.m.
A witness said there was a man standing in front of a West Capitol gas station, yelling at a woman and throwing rocks at her.
The woman wasn’t hurt, but the rocks were hitting passing cars.

Aug. 11, 3 p.m.
A citizen reported there was a subject selling “cat trees” from a pickup truck in a Riverpoint Drive parking lot. The fellow didn’t have a permit, and the citizen asked police to move him along.

Aug. 11, 4:17 p.m.
A Portola Street resident reported having lost a cell phone the prior night. A tracking device on the phone now showed the location of the phone, and the victim asked for police to help recover it.

Aug. 11, 4:17 p.m.
An “ongoing problem was reported”
A 13th Street neighbor of a fire station was hopping the station’s back fence to cut through to 15th Street.

Aug. 11, 5:58 p.m.
An Anna Street resident reported having lost a phone at a concert the prior night at a party. Today, a friend who had also been at the concert had posted an ad to sell the phone. When confronted, the friend denied having done this.

Aug. 11, 6:07 p.m.
A woman reported subjects “coming and going” from an 11th Street house, and “money and baggies being exchanged.” Some of them were also smoking marijuana in the driveway.
A dispatcher advised her to report the suspected drug activity to the Yolo County Narcotics Enforcement Team (YONET), and the woman said she had already “called and left several messages for them.”

Aug. 12,  3 a.m.
A 29-year year old Holly Street man was arrested after an officer contacted him and found him drunk, in the driver’s seat of a car parked near Evergreen and Pecan, with the keys in the ignition. After being read his rights, the man admitted having some vodka and beer. There was an open container of beer in the center console.


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