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‘Police Log’: the News-Ledger’s weekly crime call & arrest roundup

NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 4, 2015 —

  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.

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Jan. 24
A police officer responded to a market on the 2600-block of West Capitol, where a homeless man reported he “was digging through the trash” when he “located a key that he thought looked important.”
“(He) did not want the key to fall into the wrong hands, so he called WSPD. The key has a tag to it that shows a business name, address and phone number.”
The officer accepted the key to be booked as found property.

Jan. 25, 2:37 a.m.
An officer contacted a 27-year old Lake Road man “loitering” at Kegle and Sacramento Avenue. The man was confirmed as a wanted “parolee at large,” or PAL, and also found in possession of methamphetamine and a drug smoking pipe. He went to jail.

Jan. 25, 5:44 p.m.
“Shots fired at unoccupied residence Rivermont Street, no suspects.”

Jan. 26
A pair of Southport residents reported separately that they had been victims of ID theft. One lived on Hornby Island Street and the other on Independence Avenue.

Jan 26, 6 a.m.
An auto service center on Merkley Avenue reported being hit with graffiti.

Jan. 26, 7:50 a.m.
A diesel particulate filter was stolen from a vehicle parked on Long Island Street. The damage was estimated at $2,000.

Jan. 26, 5:51 p.m.
Police responded to a “battery” report involving the use of pepper spray on the 800-block of West Capitol. Those involved provided “conflicting statements,” and there was no immediate arrest.

Jan. 27, 7:30 a.m.
Someone slashed tires on a man’s car parked on Canvasback Way.

Jan. 27, 9 a.m.
Somebody took 20 feet of steel cable and metal plates from the Broderick Boat Ramp on 4th Street. The loss was estimated at $1,600.

Jan. 27 11:06 a.m.
A 23-year old homeless man was contacted after littering in front of a police officer.
The man said he was not on probation, although a records check showed otherwise – he was on probation out of Tehama County. The man was also found to be in possession of “shaved keys” (often used in thefts) and a knife. He was arrested.

Jan. 27, 7:07 p.m.
Police responded to the report of a shoplifter who tried to take $10.85 worth of batteries and candy from a Riverpoint Court store. They issued the thief a notice to appear in court.

Jan. 28
On Holland Drive:
A woman was “cleaning her deceased brother’s residence and could not find (his) wallet, keys and savings bonds. Landlord also made inconsistent comment which raised concern.”

Jan. 28
Somebody stole an auxiliary fuel tank from a company vehicle parked on Industrial Boulevard. The loss was valued at $150.

Jan. 28, 12:13 a.m.
An officer conducted a traffic stop on a 19-year old man driving at Jefferson and Park Boulevards. The officer spotted “metal knuckles in plain sight” and cited and released him for that infraction.

Jan. 28, 1:45 a.m.
Police responded to a domestic violence incident in Southport. The woman said her intoxicated husband was angry that she wouldn’t give him back a phone, and he jumped on her in bed and pushed over a dresser to intimidate her. After being arrested and read his Miranda rights, the man declined comment.

Jan. 28, 8 a.m.
Someone stole copper wiring from 14 light posts in an apartment complex on the 2400-block of West Capitol, causing about $1,000 in damage.

Jan. 28, 1:30 p.m.
During one of several West Sacramento parole/probation checks, police at a Kinsington Street home found two shotgun shells in the 46-year old subject’s bedroom. He was arrested.

Jan 28, 5:45 p.m.
Police took a report regarding a 29-year old smoke shop clerk who sold tobacco products to a minor.

Jan. 28, 4:24 a.m.
An officer contacted a homeless woman “on the sidewalk yelling for help” at 4th and F streets. She was apparently the victim of an assault by her boyfriend in Sacramento. She was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Jan. 28, 3 p.m.
A Mulvaney Place woman said an unknown man who knew her name called her and said “she was going to find her dead body in a ditch.”

Jan. 29, 12:45 a.m.
An officer responded to Gadwall Court to talk to a man who said he had been robbed during an incident on Evergreen Avenue.
The man said he had been driving eastbound when “a white and blue RV pulled out in front of him and blocked his path while another vehicle pulled behind him.”
Then, the RV driver got out, as did the victim. The other driver pulled a handgun and hit him in the head with it. The victim fell to the street unconscious. Meanwhile, two or three other men got out of the vehicles and assaulted him, taking two rings and a wallet with $600 to $800 in it.
The RV was later located near 7th and G Street, and the driver was arrested. He was identified as a 53-year old Elverta man.

Jan. 29, 6 a.m.
A man reported his $499 bike stolen at his Dorothy Adamo Lane apartment complex.

Jan. 29, 11:30 a.m.
At Southport’s Town Center Plaza, a woman reported a female acquaintance had phoned her at work and “made threats to assault” her. It was an “ongoing problem.”

Jan. 29, 3:30 p.m.
A woman reported her 12-year old grandson’s $700 bike was stolen at a Riverpoint Court store.

Jan. 29, 4 p.m.
A police officer spotted a known 41-year old transient, who was on probation, in a Ford truck on Maple Street. A search showed he was in possession of a $60,000 bone saw reported stolen from a Sacramento hospital.
The man also had a stolen all terrain vehicle (“ATV” in the back of the truck, and had cannabis in the form of “honey oil” and a “marijuana shake” in a backpack.
The officer contacted a Sacramento deputy, who reported that a security video showed the suspect stealing the saw from the hospital after receiving treatment in their emergency room.
The man “admitted he knew the medical equipment was stolen, and he was returning it.”
Same with the ATV.
The man went to jail anyway.

Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Reported by a Huckleberry Circle woman:
“Unknown person took the victim’s shoes from her front porch.” The loss was valued at $50.

Jan. 29, 9:45 p.m.
At a drug store on West Capitol:
“The two suspects entered the store and grabbed vodka. An employee at the front door told them they would not leave with the bottle. The employee was pushed out of the way and another employee was hit in the face. The suspects left with the booze.”

Jan. 30, 1:43 a.m.
An officer stopped a Honda for a vehicle code violation near Jefferson Boulevard and the Tower Bridge Gateway. The driver, a man from Vacaville, appeared intoxicated. He was arrested and showed a blood alcohol level of 0.16% (twice the legal limit).
During his interview, the told the officer he last had a drink at 1:30 a.m. and he believed it to be 10 a.m. now.

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West Sacramento gets grant to help new urban farm program

Farmer Sara Bernal at the 5th & C urban farm soon after the new soil was trucked in. Neighbors include older homes, newer urban townhouses, a liquor store and the I Street Bridge. (News-Ledger photo/May, 2014)

Farmer Sara Bernal at the 5th & C urban farm soon after the new soil was trucked in. Neighbors include older homes, newer urban townhouses, a liquor store and the I Street Bridge. (News-Ledger photo/May, 2014)

NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 28, 2015 —

The City of West Sacramento has received $40,000 in grants and in-kind donations for its urban farm program, courtesy of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. The city was one of four national winners in a program to support gardening and green spaces.

West Sacramento, partnering with the Center for Land-Based Learning, opened up an urban farm last year at the corner of 5th and C streets in the “Washington” neighborhood, near the I Street Bridge.

The new grant will help the partners improve that farm – including creation of a new “point of sale” farm stand – and pursue other urban farms in the city.

The farm is meant to help new young farmers launch their career, bring fresh produce to an underserved area, and create a positive use on a former vacant lot. City officials believe that eventually, courtesy of market forces, the temporary farm at 5th and C will give way to new development as the neighborhood is revitalized.

“The level of excitement and community support for the urban farming initiative has been extraordinary,” said Mayor Christopher Cabaldon in a city press release. “West Sacramento residents recognize urban farms as an asset and are eager to have more sites like our flagship 5th and C farm in our town. . . We will use the funds to improve livability and food access while increasing the visibility of West Sacramento as a regional food hub.”

Other grant-winners were Dallas, Texas; Rochester, New York; and Hartford, Connecticut. The winners were chosen by a panel of former mayors and national gardening experts.

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Sign up now for Dolphins swim team

Online registration and waiting list for the West Sacramento Dolphins youth swim team is now open; the team size is limited by pool space at the Recreation Center. Visit www.wsdolphins.org as soon as possible as the team may fill up quickly.

For more information, contact treasurer Vin Cay at vin2ride@yahoo.com, (916) 947-4950.

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One day only: free or cheap admission at many Sacramento museums

A family of visitors at the Discovery Museum Science and Space Center -- one of the destinations offering free or reduced ticket prices for one day only (courtesy photo)

A family of visitors at the Discovery Museum Science and Space Center — one of the destinations offering free or reduced ticket prices for one day only (courtesy photo)

NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 21, 2015 —

From the Sacramento Association of Museums

Nearly twenty-five local museums will offer free or half-priced admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, during the 17th Annual Sacramento Museum Day. Most of the nearly 25 museums will offer free admission whereas two destinations located in residential areas — the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town — will offer half-priced admission to offset traffic control and security costs.

Coordinated by the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) and the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, Sacramento Museum Day is a popular cultural tradition designed to encourage all members of the community to experience the Capital City’s wealth of art, history, science and wildlife — at little or no cost.  Many of the museums are within walking distance of each other and easily accessible via public transportation. Event coordinators suggest that guests plan to visit no more than two or three different museums on this day in order to allow adequate time to enjoy the experience and to travel between individual sites.

In addition to offering free or reduced cost admission, many of the destinations are offering special activities during Sacramento Museum Day.  A sampling of the special activities include the following:

• The Aerospace Museum of California will offer an “open cockpit” day where most aircraft will be open for viewing (weather permitting), a children’s art contest and on-site exhibitors such as the Tuskegee Airmen;

• The Masonic Service Bureau will be on-site at the Discovery Museum Science & Space Center providing free electronic fingerprints of children for their parents;

• The Sacramento History Museum will offer hands-on gold panning activities for kids;

• The crowd-favorite Sacramento Children’s Museum mascot “Leo” will make special appearances throughout the day;

• And, the Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum will serve cake to celebrate the birthday of Laura Ingalls Wilder and mark the anniversary of Sacramento’s first public school in 1854.

While admission is free at most of the museums, admission to two destinations located in residential areas are half-priced as follows:  Sacramento Zoo is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 2-11 and free for children under two;  Fairytale Town is $2.75 per person and free for children ages one and under.

Some locations must limit the number of admissions for safety reasons.   The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. but note the last guests will be admitted at 4 p.m.  More detailed information is available at www.sacmuseums.org (click on “Events”), or by calling the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau at (916) 808-7777.

Participating Museums for Sacramento Museum Day 2015:
Aerospace Museum of California – California Automobile Museum – California State Capitol Museum –  California State Railroad Museum –  Discovery Museum Science and Space Center – Don & June Salvatori California Pharmacy Museum – Fairytale Town –  Heidrick Ag History Center (Woodland) – Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park – Maidu Museum & Historic Site (Roseville) – Museum of Medical History – Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum – Old Sacramento State Historic Park – Roseville Utility Exploration Center – Sacramento Children’s Museum – Sacramento Historic City Cemetery – Sacramento History Museum – Sacramento Zoo – Sojourner Truth Multicultural Arts Museum – State Indian Museum – Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park – Verge Center for the Arts – Wells Fargo History Museum (Capitol Mall) – Wells Fargo History Museum (Old Sacramento)

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