Nearly five hours after phoning in an alleged false police report and barricading himself inside a South Land Park apartment, a man has been arrested and taken to the hospital. A pepper spray-like gas was deployed inside the apartment complex on the 6000 block of South Land Park Tuesday at 10:17 a.m., Sacramento Police Department Spokesman Doug Morse said. The man left the apartment in a resistive state, and the SWAT team used a taser gun on him. The man – 51-year-old Antonio Mata – was taken to the hospital as a precaution, Morse said, and charges pending against him include making a false report, resisting arrest, false imprisonment and violating a restraining order. The latter two ch
We have a lot to be grateful for at The Sacramento Press. We celebrated our two-year anniversary in October, and we expanded our office over the summer. We are most thankful for our community contributors – you take the cake. Your comments fill in the blanks of questions unanswered. You keep us honest and accurate by pointing out errors. Your thoughts and opinions spark a stream of community dialogue. Your stories and photos document Sacramento’s history in the making. Your firsthand accounts often break stories like the evacuation of the Roseville Galleria Mall or give us an up-close at, say, a fire in Midtown. A lot of what comes in is unexpected: a letter written by Thomas Enterprise
Sacramento, CA | SWAT gears up to go into a downtown parking garage where an alleged gunman has taken refuge. SWAT personnel have geared up and taken positions around and inside a parking garage at 7th Street and Q Street in downtown Sacramento. In an email communique, a state employee in a nearby building stated, “…right across from my building. I have a good view of the 8th floor of all the cops crouched down and hiding behind walls with their guns drawn. 3 blocks have been cordoned off. They won’t let employees go to their offices and are holding them in the lobby.” There were unconfirmed reports that the suspect has a history of mental illness issues and a criminal history with fire
Sacramento, CA | Life In The Fast Lane was California Automobile Museum's (CAM) annual fund raising event. This year, Scott Pruett was the guest of honor and speaker. Below is a brief photo essay of that event. Keep an eye out for our full article and more photos coming early this week. This Corvette was just one of several guest appearnce vehicles for the Life In The Fast Lane evening event. Guests enjoyed a delicious spread. Attendees wait in buffet line just before the live auction. CAM supporters pose for portraits with Maverick Photographer Karl Vostrez. Supporters enjoyed a spirited live auction. Scott Pruett waits backstage in a million dollar Ferarri tha
Sacramento (Oak Park), CA | What do you get when mix great coffee, food and Rockabilly? Tess & Hip Trash at Old Soul 40 Acres. It was nearly standing room only, or dancing room only, when you entered Old Soul at 40 Acres Friday night. Now the new coffee house for the new international terminal at Sacramento International Airport, Old Soul hosted "Tess & Hip Trash" Friday night as customers and fans took in the Rockabilly tunes, fine coffee and great eats. It wasn't long after the first set of music started that toes were tapp'en, heads were bobb'en and feet were danc'en to the tunes and elegant voice of Tessie Marie. Per the band's web site, "Tessie Marie met her bandmates in prison.
Sacramento, CA | A drive-by shooting in South Sacramento leaves one wounded and area homes pelted with gun fire. A drive-by shooting occurred in the 5500 block of Sampson Blvd Tuesday night in the evening. The victim was making a U-Turn in front of his home on Sampson when suspects in a dark colored sedan opened fire on his vehicle with a large caliber weapon, per SacPD spokesman. Several rounds hit the victims vehicle shattering the passenger and drivers side glass. One round went through the passenger side door striking the victim in the butt-ox. The victim was transported to UCD via paramedics. Rounds did travel across Fruitridge Blvd striking a home on the other side of the street. Th
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.
Sacramento, CA | Early Tuesday morning, two South Sacramento families were awakened to find their homes ablaze. Sac Metro Fire and Cosumnes Fire Departments were called to Liscarney Way in the area of Vintage Park Dr. and Calvine Rd., for two homes burning. When firefighters arrived, they found two, two story homes with the second floor of both homes well involved with fire. All familiy members made it safely out of the homes after neighbors awakened them. Per Sac Metro Assistance Fire Chief Rice, both homes were severely damaged and the families would not be able to inhabit them. Red cross was called to assist the families. SacPress Contributing Writer and Photographer, Kati Garner, was
Sacramento, CA The CAM Car Cruise and Show snaked through the streets and captivated downtown Sacramento Saturday evening. Saturday evening, car enthusiats from all over Californina gathered at the California Automomobile Muesuem (CAM) to stage for a downtown cruise and auto show that would cover several streets. If you were downtown Saturday evening after 5 P.M., you may have seen the very long line of vintage, classic and modern cars that snaked through the streets of downtown, from CAM all the way up to 28th and J. Streets were closed from J over to L, beginning at 22nd and over to 25th. Bands of different genres were playing on each street as folks enjoyed the wide variety of cars
Sacramento, CA Local transient fled the scene when his fire burned out of control Tuesday evening. Aprox 8:30 p.m. Tuesday evening, SacCity Fire was called to a vegetation fire between the Sacramento River and the bike path off Jiboom by the water treatment plant. On arrival, firefighters found a blaze burning upsloap from the beach area toward the bike path. The fire was brought under control quickly. Witnesses in the area saw a transient leaving the scene. He's described as a white male, mid 30's to to early 40's, aprox 5'8" and dark brown shoulder length hair. He was wearing blue jeans and a small dirty red backpack. SacPD Officer Gunville and area Park Rangers had detained a couple of