Bar employees attacked in Midtown- weekend crime roundup
Two employees of a local bar were assaulted early Saturday morning outside their place of employment after attempting to eject two male patrons. The two male suspects allegedly struck one of the victims, both also male and stabbed the other.
The information below is based on the Sacramento Police Daily Activity Log, though no representative was immediately available for comment.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
Assault: 2400 block of J Street at 2:09 a.m.
Two male suspects in their 30s approached and assaulted two male victims, stemming from a disagreement that occurred earlier in the night. During the first incident, the suspects were asked to leave an area bar by the two victims (employees). Around closing time, the suspects confronted and assaulted the victims. One of the victims was struck with a blunt object and the second victim was reportedly stabbed. The victim who was stabbed was transported and treated at an area hospital for his non-life threatening injuries.
Shots Fired: 1900 block of 7th Street at 2:44 a.m.
Officers responded to reports of shots fired in the area. Upon arrival, evidence of a shooting was located and no damaged property or victims were located. A canvas of the area was done.
Traffic Stop: 21st Street / J Street at 7:04 a.m.
Officers struggled with the driver of a vehicle who became aggressive toward police. During a vehicle stop the driver became immediately non-compliant with an officer’s commands. Additional officers were requested and a citation was eventually issued to the driver. The driver refused to sign the citation and was extremely agitated. In fear of being assaulted, officers had to remove their pen and citation book from the driver’s grasp to avoid the items being used as weapons. A second attempt to have the individual sign her citation failed. It became apparent she was not going to sign the citation as she became more aggressive with the pen towards the officers. While officers attempted to physically restrain the driver, she sustained a non-life threatening injury to her arm which required medical treatment at an area hospital.
Homicide/Shooting: 3300 block of Nareb St at 6:40 p.m.
Officers responded to reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, responding officers located the Hispanic male in his 40s who had been shot. The victim was transported to an area hospital and succumbed to his injuries. The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim had arrived at the home on Nareb Street shortly before the shooting. Witnesses reported a verbal altercation occurred and multiple shots were fired. The victim was struck one time in the upper body. There were multiple people on scene at the time of the shooting, it does not appear to be a random incident and the victim and suspect seem to have known each other. The suspect reportedly fled the scene on foot moments after the shooting. Soon after the victim was shot, there were reports of additional gunfire in front of the home. Sacramento Police Homicide detectives and Crime Scene Investigators were called to the scene to assist with the investigation. Multiple witnesses were contacted at the scene and no other injuries were reported.
Del Paso Heights
Assault/Stabbing: 3700 block of Cypress Street at 11:22 a.m.
Officers responded to a report of a subject who was stabbed the previous evening and was now requesting medical attention. Officers contacted the individual at an area hospital and a report was taken.
Disturbance: 5200 block of Alderberry Way at 2:07 p.m.
Officers responded to a report of a family disturbance. The victim and her 18-year-old son were involved in an altercation and officers contacted both parties. A disagreement reportedly had ensued between the two. Sometime during the incident the foster mom was in the back of a U-Haul truck when her son began driving it away. No injuries were reported and the incident was documented. This investigation is ongoing.
Welfare Check: 3300 block of Witter Way at 8:05 p.m.
A citizen was out jogging in the park when he came across a 3-year-old with no apparent adults around. Sac PD was called to assist and located the parents of the child who were already out looking for the child along with other neighbors. The child had apparently gotten out of a side gate and resided nearby. The child was reunited with his parents within 15 minutes of patrol officers arriving. A reminder was given to call police in the future should a child go missing. No indications of child neglect or abuse were discovered.
Assault: 800 block of San Juan Rd at 2:05 a.m.
Officers responded to a report of a physical altercation at a residence. Upon officers’ arrival, they found that an assault occurred between two male adults. It was determined that suspect Ricardo Martin, 34, arrived outside of his ex-girlfriend’s residence causing a disturbance and refusing to leave. Martin pushed his way into the apartment, past his ex-girlfriend and confronted a male subject she was with inside, physically assaulting the man. The victim was taken by ambulance to an area hospital and required medical treatment for non-life threatening injuries sustained during the incident. Martin was ultimately booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail for burglary and assault charges.
Robbery: 2300 block of American River Drive at 2:35 p.m.
Officers responded to a report of a robbery. The victim advertised a computer online and met with what he assumed were prospective buyers responding to his ad. The two male suspects, in their 20s, fled with the laptop while inspecting it during the presumed sales transaction. The victim gave chase to the suspects who assaulted him with pepper spray as they fled. The victim was treated at the hospital as a precaution for the pepper spray exposure and a report was taken.
Suspicious Vehicle/Drugs: 14th Avenue / 64th Street at 7:46 p.m.
Officers conducted a traffic stop resulting in the driver being arrested for possession of narcotics for sales.
Domestic Violence/Assault on Officer: 28th Street/American River area at 5:11 p.m.
Ground officers and the marine unit responded to a report of a domestic violence dispute near the American River. Patrol officers contacted the victim and the marine (boat) unit came upon the suspect as they were checking the area on foot. The suspect became combative with the officers and a physical struggle ensued, at which point the suspect was eventually able to be detained. Officers received minor injuries during the incident. The suspect was booked for multiple charges to include assault on an officer and domestic violence.
North 3rd Street / Richards Boulevard at 7:51 p.m.
Officers checked the area for a suspicious vehicle appearing to be an undercover police vehicle. The vehicle was described as a newer Hyundai and was unable to be located by responding officers.
SACMAV NOTE- per police radio communications, per complainant, this vehicle was displaying a red and blue strobe light and attempting to pull a vehicle over in the area and the driver was shirtless.
Subject Stop/Drugs: 9th Street / K Street at 10:20 p.m.
Willie Bridges, 53, was taken into custody for possession of narcotics and his outstanding arrest warrant. Bridges was contacted in the area during a subject stop.
Assault/Discharged Flare Gun: 2800 block of J Street at 4:38 a.m.
David Anstrom, 57, was taken into custody for assault. Anstrom reportedly fired a flare gun in the direction of a subject causing minor burn injuries to the victim.
Child Welfare Check: 4500 block of 11th Avenue at 12:22 pm.
Officers took four children ranging from the age of five to 12 years old into protective custody. SacPD dispatch received a call regarding the children being left home alone and responded to check their welfare. The children were contacted and unharmed. Their mother was out of town and contacted over the phone. Due to the mother being unable to immediately respond home, the children were placed into protective custody awaiting her arrival. A child neglect investigation was completed to be forwarded to CPS.
Battery: 8900 block of Pocket Road at 11:56 a.m.
Officers responded to a disturbance that was initially believed to be a possible robbery of a business. It was later discovered that the employee was involved in an altercation with a disgruntled customer. No injuries were reported and the customer left the store. A battery report was generated.
Stolen Vehicle/Drugs: 7400 block of Troon Way at 9:41 p.m.
The driver of a stolen vehicle was arrested after officers became suspicious when the vehicle quickly pulled over and parked. The driver was contacted and found to be in possession of narcotics, burglary tools as well as the stolen vehicle.
Traffic Stop/Gun/ Probation: Bamford Dr / Valley Hi Drive at 1:12 a.m.
Officer located a handgun in the possession of the driver of a vehicle during a traffic stop. The driver was taken into custody without incident after the gun was found during a probation search.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 18
Del Paso Heights
Assault/Shooting: 4900 block of Shady Leaf Way at 3:25 p.m.
Officers discovered a shooting that had occurred a day prior. It was ultimately discovered that an 18-year-old suspect discharged a handgun, striking his girlfriend in the leg. The victim was taken to the hospital in a neighboring jurisdiction that day and treated for her injuries. While being examined, her armed boyfriend drew the suspicion of employees as he waited in the hospital parking lot. Sheriff deputies responded and ultimately arrested the boyfriend for possession of a handgun. The parents of the 17-year-old victim eventually found out how she sustained her injury, prompting the police to be called today. Officers responded to the Sacramento County Main Jail and additionally charged the suspect with assault.
Robbery: 3200 block of Truxel Road at 9:06 p.m.
Officers responded to a report of a robbery. The victim approached two suspects and asked for a ride. The two suspects suggested the victim call someone for a ride, at which time they forcibly took the victim’s phone from his hands. The victim was able to take it back and both suspects fled on foot. Responding officers were able to detain one suspicious subject in the area, but were unable to determine if he was related to the robbery.
Stolen Vehicle/Stolen Little League Equipment/Parole: Stockton Boulevard / 47th Avenue at 7:09 p.m.
Officers located and stopped an occupied stolen vehicle. The driver, Joseph Gardner, 38, was taken into custody without incident. The victim, a little league coach, responded to pick up his vehicle and noticed he was still missing some youth baseball equipment that was in his vehicle at the time it was stolen. Officers responded to a neighboring jurisdiction for the purpose of a parole search to look for the stolen property. In addition to violation of parole, Gardner was booked for possession of stolen property, vehicle theft and driving on a suspended license.
Assault: 7800 block of La Riviera Drive at 8:19 p.m.
Selena Smith, 47, was taken into custody after she reportedly attempted to assault two female victims with a knife. Officers initially responded to a report of armed female who had approached two victims near a bike trail. The victims fled on foot from the suspect. It is unknown what prompted the unknown suspect to attempt to assault the two victims, and no injuries were reported. Responding officers searched the area and located Smith, resulting in her arrest.
Subject Stop/Gun: 19th Avenue / Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard at 3:07 a.m.
Officers contacted three subjects when one of them attempted to discard a loaded handgun. The firearm was located and the suspect was taken into custody for weapon’s charges. A juvenile among the group received a citation for violation of his curfew, and the third subject was taken into custody for being under the influence of narcotics.
Stolen Vehicle: Vallejo Way / 5th St at 1205 p.m.
An officer stopped a vehicle for driving recklessly. During the traffic stop other subjects ran up to the officer to say the car had been taken without permission. It was determined that the vehicle had been stolen and the 15-year-old driver was subsequently booked for the auto theft and driving without a license.
North City Farms
Prowling: 5100 block of 28th Street at 11:22 a.m.
A witness observed three suspects casing a residence. The police were called and the witness continued to watch the suspects as they jumped the fence into the backyard of the home. One of the three remained as a lookout and the other two were seen looking into windows. When the suspects attempted to flee after discovering they were being watched, a rapidly responding officer arrived on scene and swiftly arrested all three suspects. Additional officers arrived and assisted with the prowling investigation. All three suspects, ranging in age from 13 to 19 years old, were booked for prowling and conspiracy to commit a crime.
Upper Land Park
Robbery: 2500 block of Riverside Boulevard at 2:20 p.m.
Officers responded to a report of a robbery to a business. Two suspects entered into the store and removed multiple iPads from a display case. The suspects used force to overpower an employee who attempted to close the case and prevent the suspects from taking the merchandise. The suspects left the store and fled the area in a vehicle. The suspects were described as male adults in their 20s that fled in an older two-door sedan.
Vehicle Accident: 7900 block of Deer Water Drive at 7:55 p.m.
A driver called police after she accidentally struck her garage/living room wall while pulling into the garage. The driver’s husband was sitting inside the home at the time and sustained minor injuries during the incident.
Subject Stop/ Parolee at large: Mcallister Avenue / Mclaren Avenue at 10:43 p.m.
Peter Martinez, 45, was taken into custody for his outstanding violation of parole warrant after officers contacted him in the area while he was riding a bicycle.
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