A California Highway Patrol motor officer was involved in a serious accident in the south area of Sacramento late Tuesday morning. “About 11:35 a.m. we received a call over the Sacramento Police Department Hotline of a motor officer down. SacPD was actually the first to respond and found our officer on the ground,”said CHP Officer Michael Bradley. The incident occurred in the 5800 block of Stockton Boulevard. “The basic information we have right now is that our officer was traveling northbound on Stockton Boulevard at approximately 35 to 40 miles per hour, last vehicle in a trail of vehicles,” Bradley said. “The green Mercedes... was coming out of the parking lot into the roadway to turn
The name of the suspect involved in a police standoff Wednesday in Tahoe Park has been released, and officials say he may have been running due to his warrant from another county. Antwan Adger, 49, was eventually arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, false imprisonment, burglary and his outstanding arrest warrant, according to the Sacramento Police Department. Following a high-speed chase with the California Highway Patrol that ultimately ended when Adger hit a parked car on Kroy Way and Broadway, he allegedly fled on foot and holed up in a nearby home. The female resident was taken hostage, but eventually walked out of her home uninjured, with two dogs, to awaiting officers. Not much la
On Dec. 13 I had the good fortune to attend the Found Footage Festival through the kindness of Robert McKeown and Movies on a Big Screen (www.moviesonabigscreen.com), in cooperation with the Hornet Film Society. I had not been to one of their engagements before, and let’s just say that I had eyes opened to the awesomeness of FFF. I wish I had written this sooner but I've been on a nearly month-long Nolan's Batman Trilogy marathon and I lost track of time. And hygene. And gainful employment. Just what is FFF? Two guys named Nick Preuhner and Joe Pickett (www.foundfootagefest.com) scour the country looking for old VHS tapes that contain footage from training videos, safety instructions v
The California Office of Traffic Safety recently launched its 2012 December Crackdown, which runs through Jan. 1, 2013. As part of this enforcement effort, OTS has updated its successful ongoing statewide RUOK? anti-drunk driving public education campaign to continue to emphasize the importance of safe and sober rides. The 2012 campaign takes aim at popular nightlife areas in four major cities throughout the state: Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. Wrapped cars which are made to look like half taxi cabs, half police cruisers (pictured above) will be placed in high-traffic areas every weekend during the crackdown. These engaging displays will help remind patrons of popu
Local indie bands offered up a hearty dose of energy and a touch of theatrics to the 1,000-plus-person crowd at Cesar Chavez Park Friday night for the latest installation of the Concerts in the Park series. On the sidewalk leading up to the stage area, vendors were selling gyros, drinks, necklaces and earrings. The CHP had a tented booth, as did radio station Radio 94.7 FM and The Sacramento Press. The night’s diverse crowd included families, neon-haired teens and seniors, all basking in the glow of live music and sunshine. Friends spread out islands of blankets on the grass, and children ran around with balloons attached to their wrists. Siblings Juli and Tyler Lydell of The Dreaded Di
I regularly walk my dog in Capitol park and enjoy the sights and sounds in the area. Most times it is pretty low key with a few lawmakers and tourists wandering around and the occasional exhiled spouse reading on a park bench. Today though was pretty interesting. I was curious about this whole Cindy Sheehan thing and wanted to see if she was having any impact. The teachers tried to take the spotlight but honestly they fell short. CTA met in Gallegos Square and on the steps of the Cathedral. They had a decent sized group but apparently they weren't quite as organized as I would expect from teachers. As I approached they were praying. Sorry, I did not know you all were praying since I
The NBA has suspended Tyreke Evans for one game without pay for reckless driving after he was caught speeding up to 130 mph by the California Highway Patrol on Memorial Day. Evans, who won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award last season, will miss the Kings' first game on Oct. 27 at Minnesota against the Timberwolves but will still be able to play in the preseason games. Evans was sentenced to three years of informal probation, 80 hours of alternative sentencing and his driver's license was suspended for 30 days after pleading no contest to the offense. He is also scheduled to appear in one more CHP Smart Start Driving class after participating in his first. Photo by Vincent Fernandez.
Sacramento, CA | After two groups leave a Downtown night club, an argument ensues and a female is shot. Early Friday morning, two groups leaving a downtown club, per SacPD, got into an altercation in the parking garage off L st. between 10th and 11th Sts in Downtown Sacramento. When officers arrived they found that a female victim had been shot. She was transported to UC Davis via Paramedics. The suspect fled on foot and remains at large. See video coverage of this incident>> Follow @SacMav on Twitter for local breaking news.
About 20 protesters – many of whom were in wheelchairs – were arrested Wednesday afternoon after blocking L Street in front of the Capitol to protest cuts to in-home care services in the state budget. “Those services provide the means for people to live independently and stay out of nursing homes,” said Peni Hall, who came from Berkeley to participate in the protest but who left the street before officers started making arrests. About 40 police and CHP officers arrived at the protest, said Sgt. Norm Leong, spokesman for the Sacramento Police Department. “We were notified of an improvised protest in the middle of L Street,” Leong said, adding that he believed the group had a permit to pr
Sacramento CA- A Rancho Cordova man dies in a motorcycle vs construction equipment accident in Citrus Heights. Just before 3 a.m. Friday morning, CHP and Sacramento Metro Fire Department responded to a motorcycle accident on Sunrise Blvd just before Sunset Ave in Citrus Heights .Per CHP, a Sacramento County construction crew was doing sweage work and witnessed a Rancho Cordova man, possibly traveling at a high rate of speed on a full dressed Yamaha, hit a cone in the contruction zone. He lost control sliding under a utility trailer. The motorcycle continued moving down the road and slammed into another truck in the construction zone. The man suffered fatal injuries, and it is unknown, at
A life was lost this morning when a disabled vehicle was slammed into on Hwy 50 in Downtown Sacramento May 25, 2010, Sacramento, CA The call came in at 12:40 this morning for an accident that occurred on west bound HWY50 just before the North Bound I-5 interchange downtown. A Z28 broke down on the freeway just before the interchange and was slammed into by a second vehicle. The CHP officer on scene stated that they are not sure yet if the Z28 ran out of gas or was broken down. CHP also stated that there were no skid marks indicating that the driver of second vehicle probably didn't even see the white Z28 before slamming into it at full speed. The driver of the Z28 had to be extricated a
9-11 a.m. Caltrans is hosting the Annual Litter Day on the south steps of the Capitol. The event is part of the statewide Don't Trash California campaign, and the main part of the event starts at 10 a.m. There will be speakers from Caltrans and the CHP to raise awareness of the problem of littering. Afterward, officials from Caltrans will be going to Interstate 5 to pick up litter. About 200 people are expected to attend.
A pursuit that started in South Sacramento Thursday night, ended in Elk Grove when the driver of the fleeing vehicle crashed through a wall at a house on the corner of Villeneuve Dr. and Power Inn. The driver fled leaving a bloody trail for officers to track him by. Other occupants of the vehicle were trapped until Firefighters extricated them and were transported to the hospital with injuries. The driver was found and arrested in the neighborhood a short time later. The capture came by officers tracking the blood trail, fresh footprints, K9 alerts and neighbors calling in too 911 with sightings. CLICK HERE TO SEE SCENE VIDEO FOOTAGE
Pit bulls go on the attack terrorizing a Carmichael community in the area of Libby Court. Several neighbors bitten. Whitney Elementry School locked down. Dogs so aggressive the order is given "take the shot if you get it" to on scene officers. Carmichael, Sacamento, CA Ed Fogle, MaverickPhotography.us SacMav Rapid Media November 9, 2009 Friday, November 6, 2009, multiple agencies were dispatched to a neighborhood in Carmichael. At least two pit bulls were on the loose attacking people. More and more reports poured into 9-1-1 as Police, Sheriff, CHP, Fire and Animal Control all converged on the area. As victims were located and treated by EMS, law enforcement with shotguns in hand and
#1. WEST SAC- West Sacramento police and Davis SWAT served warrants on several locations in West Sacramento related to recent gang activity occurring in the city including the fatal shooting at the Ortega's Night Club. Two people were arrested and a medium sized marijuana grow was located during the operation. #2. SOUTH SAC- A shooting occurred in an apartment on 44th Ave near 39th St in south Sacramento. The victim was shot once in the leg and transported to Kaiser South Trauma Center. Further details were unavailable at the time. #3. SAC COUNTY- A shooting occurred at an apartment complex on Tuolumne Dr near La Riviera Dr in Sacramento County. One victim was shot in the arm while stand
Sacramento, CA- A multi-agency rescue team worked together to extricate and transport the horse to UC Davis Veterinary Clinic. According to California Highway Patrol, while traveling south bound on Interstate 5, just south of the Sacramento Metropolitan Airport, early Sunday morning the driver of a truck with horse trailer in tow, crashed into the back of a car and overturned the horse trailer. The trailer became disconnected from the truck and while leaving the horse trapped in the trailer, the driver drove away and fled the scene. Rescuers from Metro Fire, CHP, Animal Care and Regulation, tow operators and a veterinarian spent three hours extricating the horse and loading it into anot
VEHICLE vs UTILITY POLE: Around 6:30pm a vehicle slammed into a utility pole on 47th Ave. near Wire. The older model vehicle sustained major front end damage, the utility pole split and collapsed and the driver sustained only minor cuts on the forehead. Power in the area was out for several hours. PARTY STABBING: Around 12:30am a female victim way stabbed at a party in the area of 4th Ave and 65th St. The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with what appeared to be a minor stab wound to the upper body. PALLADAY FIRE: Around 4:00am a large grass fire occurred off Palladay Rd and Base Line Rd in Placer County. Units were called from CDF, Placer County Fire, Sutter Count
Sacramento, CA- 19 year old Sarmeet Singh is not only lucky to be alive today, he escaped his vehicle landing upside down in a drainage ditch without even a scratch. Friday morning Singh called 911 from his cell phone at 8:16 A.M. stating "I just flipped my car". Per Singh, he was exiting Highway 99 on the Florin Road West off ramp when his car slid off the road, under the fence and flipped over in the cement storm drain. Emergency crews at first were not able to locate the vehicle because it slid under the fence and out of view. The fencing had to be cut and opened up for crews to access the vehicle. Singh asked Chief King, "Is there a chance of the water hitting the battery and startin
Tony Pineea and his four sons got a big shock when a deer landed in their windshield. Tony Pineea was traveling North on Highway 160 out of downtown Sacramento Tuesday morning with his four sons when a deer emerged from the light rail area adjacent to the highway and jumped in front of their pickup truck at the Del Paso exit. The deer hit so hard in the windshield area that the windshield broke through and collapsed in. The driver only sustained very minor injuries and refused transport to the hospital. Per Pineea, his sons were seatbelted and uninjured. The deer did attempt to run off, however it was too severely injured. An on scene CHP officer had to euthanize the deer on site to end
North Highlands, Sacramento, CA- A sleeping North Highlands family got a rude awakening early Sunday morning, when a drunk driver careened through their backyard fence. The drunk driver was driving his Chevrolet pickup, under the influence of alcohol, through the quiet neighborhood. He lost control of his truck, drove over the sidewalk, up a short wall and through the homeowners wood fence. The driver was arrested on scene and the family was left with a mess. No one was injured in this incident.