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Homework help sessions in West Sac


Kids in grades 3-8 can get help with their homework at the “Homework Center” of the local library at 1212 Merkley Avenue. The center is open 3-6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Pre-registration is required. Call 375-6469 or visit the library to register.

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Clarksburg wine tour benefit


A “Clarksburg Wine Country Tour” will depart from the River City High School parking lot in West Sacramento on Sept. 22.

The chartered coach will tour the Clarksburg wine country in a fundraiser for the Delta Elementary Charter School in Clarksburg. Participants will visit Miller’s Leap Winery, Bogle Vineyards and the Old Sugar Mill, with lunch catered by Mama Kim’s Food Truck. There will also be a raffle and silent auction.

Cost of $80 (plus any online ticket fee) includes the tour, lunch, all taxes and gratuities.

Visit http://deltacharter.eventbrite.com

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A friend of reading for 32 years

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER -- AUG 29, 2012 --West Sacramento’s Margaret Crawford (center) was honored for her volunteer service to the Yolo County Library system and local library branch last week, with a celebration at the Merkley Avenue branch. Gathered with her above are (left to right) Katie Villegas, Cindy Tuttle, Yolo County Supervisor Mike McGowan and City Councilman Oscar Villegas. Crawford has finished 32 years of service on the county advisory board. Among the issues she pushed was the planning of the current version of the Arthur F. Turner Branch Library at 1212 Merkley Avenue. She’s also been an active member of the West Sacramento Friends of the Library, volunteering to organize fundraising book sales, annual dinners and the Friends’ newsletter. (courtesy photo)

Old Sac returns to old times:


Organizers will heap more than 200 tons of decomposed granite onto the streets of Old Sacramento this weekend for the annual “Gold Rush days” celebration. The event celebrates life in the 1850s.

There will be dancers, street dramas, wagon rides, gold panning, storytelling, craft making, a tent city, musicians, horse-drawn carriages and more

Admission is free. Hours are Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10-7, and Monday 10-5.

For more information and event schedule, call (916) 808-7777 or visit http://www.sacramentogoldrushdays.com/

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$4,200 reward in cruelty-to-dog case


By Steve Marschke
News-Ledger Editor

Donors have come up with $4,200 in reward money for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever bound and killed a small dog in West Sacramento last month.

A probation officer working with a yard maintenance crew found the dog on the afternoon of July 26 at 1720 Merkley Avenue, near Westacre Road.

“The dog’s legs were bound together and its mouth was tied shut,” according to the Animal Services Division of the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department. “During the veterinarian’s preliminary examination and X-ray, it was determined the dog’s neck had been broken.”

  The dog was reportedly a stray male known as “B.J.” to locals. It was 3-5 years old, small, with tan and white coloring.

Contributions have come in for the reward fund from Red Rover, an animal advocacy group ($3,500), Heller Racing ($500) and others, reaching a $4,200 total.

Meanwhile, a cat found dead and mangled in a West Sacramento gutter on Aug. 17 is apparently not the result of another incident of animal cruelty. A citizen found the animal shortly after midnight near the intersection of Westacre Road and Laurel Lane. (That incident was reported in the News-Ledger’s “Police Log” last week).

“It was confirmed by our vet that the injuries were consistent to being hit by a car,” said Vicky Fletcher of Yolo County’s Animal Services Division.

Anyone with information on the dog’s death is asked to help solve this “extreme case of animal cruelty,” said the Animal Services department. If you have information, please call the department at (530) 668-5287 or call West Sacramento Police at (916) 617-4900.

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CB nips Raiders in football opener


Christian Brothers nipped River City High School’s varsity football team 23-20 in the Raider season opener on the home field on Friday.

  The River City junior varsity team lost its match, 27-12.

This Friday, the Raiders host Yuba City at home. Varsity game time is 7:30 p.m.

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‘POLICE LOG’ from the News-Ledger


  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. To see the ‘Police Log’ every week, subscribe to the News-Ledger ($20/year in West Sacramento) by call (916) 371-8030.

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Aug. 16, 7:06 a.m.
A motel on Stillwater Road called, saying a guest reported that a man “just went into her room with a gun and took her property.”

Aug. 16, 7:45 a.m.
A car was burglarized on Prosser Street. Gone were a purse, laptop computer, CDs and textbooks.

Aug. 16, 7:55 a.m.
A Portsmouth Avenue resident reported an incident of ID theft.

Aug. 16, 8:34 a.m.
At 5th and D streets, a witness reported there was “a male sitting on the switch which is a point on the railroad tracks where, if it is tampered with, it will make the trains go off track.”

Aug. 16, 8:57 a.m.
An outboard motor valued at about $3,000 was discovered stolen from the stern of a boat parked on San Salvador Street.

Aug. 16, 9:34 a.m.
The catalytic converter was reported stolen from a 2006 Toyota Tundra on St. Croix Road.

Aug. 16, 10:01 a.m.
A domestic violence incident was reported in Southport.

Aug. 16, 12:46 p.m.
A vehicle was found burglarized on Stillwater Road.

Aug. 16, 3:13 p.m.
A gas station on the 1000-block of Sacramento Avenue reported that a “customer took $22 worth of gasoline and left in a white pickup.”

Aug. 16, noon
An outside agency served a search warrant on the residence of a 21-year old man on Fremont Blvd. who was attempting to sell a stolen boat motor. A West Sacramento officer doing a “protective sweep” of the residence saw another boat motor, described as a “Honda 15 HP four-stroke motor with a tiller handle and a unique custom-made propeller guard.” The officer “knew we had a boat motor stolen overnight (in West Sacramento) and checked the description with a community services officer. The Honda appeared to match and the victim confirmed the motor was his. The 21-year old was arrested.

Aug. 16
A woman on Kauai Road reported receiving a “teddy bear with its head severed,” but no specific threat was included with the delivery.

Aug. 16, 9:53 p.m.
A woman stopped at a Lake Road gas station and “her vehicle broke down after she left that location.” She reported that the station had unleaded fuel in a diesel pump, and wanted police to “insist that the station shut the pump down.”

Aug. 17, 4:05 a.m.
An officer pulled over a car on West Capitol that had a light out. The driver admitted having no driver’s license and appeared intoxicated. He failed a field sobriety test and was arrested.

Aug. 17, 12:38 a.m.
A woman reported finding a dead, mutilated cat in the gutter of an intersection near Westacre Road and Laurel Lane. The cat had “major injuries and bleeding.”

Aug. 17, 8:10 a.m.
A bowling alley on West Capitol reported being burglarized, with a thief taking 15 bottles of “high end alcohol” worth about $1,000.

Aug. 18, 12:18 a.m.
A man called from Westacre Road. He said his wife had left him today, and she took their shared computer. He wanted it back. He refused a dispatcher’s advice to talk to a lawyer on Monday morning, and appeared very drunk.

Aug. 18, 2:59 a.m.
A woman reported interrupting a vehicle burglary at a motel on the 800-block of Stillwater, with the subjects “pointing a gun in her face.” She didn’t know if the subjects were still nearby.

Aug. 18, 3:13 a.m.
A woman on 3rd Street asked for extra patrols for the rest of the night due to noises she was hearing outside. It “sounds like someone knocking rocks together, and it keeps waking her up.”

Aug. 18, 3:35 a.m.
A woman said there was a man in her home on A Street, refusing to leave. “She brought him home from a bar, and she has now locked herself in the bathroom after (he) made a pass at her.”

Aug. 18, 7:28 a.m.
A vehicle was found burglarized on Touchstone Place. Gone were a stereo and speaker box.

Aug. 18, 10:22 a.m.
A company on Seaport Blvd. said one of its employees had apparently been stashing products in a 53-foot company trailer during the day, and an accomplice was coming by at night to pick up the stolen goods. The night manager found the product and removed it, and staff believed the accomplice would be coming by at night in an attempt to pick up the goods from the trailer.

Aug. 18, 12:13 p.m.
A Harbor Blvd. market reported that a customer wanted police, claiming an elderly man “touched” him in the store. The pair were in a verbal dispute.

Aug. 18, 2:10 p.m.
A vehicle was reported to have been burglarized on Norfolk Avenue.

Aug. 18, 4:02 p.m.
A vehicle spun out and hit a guard rail at I-80 and Jefferson. It was blocking the onramp, and there were unknown injuries.

Aug. 18, 4:19 p.m.
An establishment on the 1200-block of West Capitol reported there was a drunk man “stumbling in the parking lot and getting ready to drive (a) white Dodge Dakota” that had a lawn service company’s name on it and was pulling a trailer.

Aug. 18, 4:27 p.m.
A woman reported a “road rage” incident that started near Seymour Avenue and Marshall Road. A white Chevy Silverado failed to yield, and when she “said something to him, he got mad and followed her home.” He was gone now, but she wished to speak to an officer.

Aug. 18, 6:24 p.m.
A woman was “possibly setting up camp”  in a burger restaurant’s parking lot on Jefferson Blvd. She was setting out “a lot of items” near a hole in the asphalt.

Aug. 18, 6:56 p.m.
A man on Kauai Road said he had been awoken by noise, and found his backyard gate open and a gold Chevy HHR driving away. The man “thinks this might have been the Peeping Tom from Natomas.”

Aug. 18, 7:09 a.m.
On Haverhill, a man said his dog had escaped from a fenced area. A neighbor had the dog and was refusing to give it back.

Aug. 18, 7:22 p.m.
A woman in Southport said her now-adult daughter had a friendship with a pedophile as a juvenile. She wanted to know if the man could now be arrested for talking to the daughter when she was a minor.

Aug. 18, 10:25 p.m.
A resident of North Bass Island Road said a neighbor had been shooting a gun, and the caller “can see the muzzle flash at the back fence.” Three rounds were heard.

Aug. 18, 4:57 p.m.
Firefighters responded to a fire at a playground on the 500-block of Poplar Road. They deemed the fire “suspicious” and found possible evidence of arson.

Aug. 18, 9:30 p.m.
A Sacramento man reported that someone stole an ATV out of the bed of a pickup truck parked on Madrone Avenue in West Sacramento.

Aug. 18, 7:42 p.m.
A 54-year old man called 911 to complain about his neighbors at a Walnut Street trailer park. Officers found him “wandering around the park yelling at everybody.” Witnesses said the man was trying to start fights. He was drunk. He went to jail.

Aug. 19, 12:54 a.m.
A 1997 white Ford Crown Victoria was found vandalized at a West Capitol bowling alley. Someone shattered a side-mounted spotlight, chipped a window and let the air out of a tire.

Aug. 19, 2:25 a.m.
A representative from an apartment complex at Douglas Street said that a male and female had moved out a couple weeks earlier. But a female resident in Section 8 housing at the complex was “violating her lease, letting them stay at her apartment,” and the couple were habitually in fights.

Aug. 19, 3:03 a.m.
On F Street, a thief struck within the past five minutes. The thief hit an unlocked vehicle and also stole watermelons form the yard.

Aug. 19, 4:12 a.m.
A resident of an apartment complex on Evergreen Avenue said there was a man outside another unit, “yelling for someone to let him back inside, saying he will never drink with her again.”

Aug. 19, 8:54 a.m.
A man reported an ongoing problem with another subject – who just tried to run him down while he was on bike along the 1800-block of West Capitol.

Aug. 19, 11:19 a.m.
Some subjects removed from the Honda Hills area near Jefferson and South River (a popular spot for illegal off-roading) were back, “revving engines and spinning tires.”

Aug. 19, 1:08 p.m.
A Michigan Blvd. woman reported her car and her neighbor’s worth both egged.

Aug. 19, 7:43 p.m.
A caller from a gas station on the 1700-block of West Capitol said three male subjects with guns were “trying to shoot” the caller.

Aug. 19, 8:15 p.m.
A witness called 911, reporting that a woman about 25-years old had run out of a Lake Washington Boulevard home improvement store “with boxes in her arms, and jumped into. . . a red, older Honda Civic, windshield broken with duct tape across it,” while store employees were “yelling she didn’t pay for that.”

Aug. 19, 9:41 p.m.
A witness reported four gunshots heard near Touchstone Place, and a separate caller reported five shots and screaming heard near a Lake Washington Boulevard pub.

Aug. 19, 10:28 p.m.
A tenant at a motel on the 4700-block of West Capitol said a “man from upstairs” entered the room “and tried to take a beer.”

Aug. 19, 11:31 p.m.
From Bonaire Road: “Subjects have been going door-to-door, ringing doorbells and running away.”

Aug. 19, 11:54 p.m.
A grass fire was reported near West Capitol and Garnet Street.

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