[VIDEO] One less bike thief due to Midtown residents

One less “alleged” bike thief, and his tools, is off the streets of Sacramento due to Midtown residents jumping into action early Saturday morning. “Officers responded to an incident involving several citizens restraining a bike thief,” Sacramento Police Department posted in their daily log today. “The reporting parties heard a suspicious sound that came from the front of their home. They looked out to see the suspect trying to take one of the roommates’ bicycles. The subject was able to be detained until police arrived. The suspect was booked for attempted theft and possession of burglary tools.” The suspect claimed to have suffered from a seizure while in the back of the police car. Sacramento Fire Department was dispatched and the suspect was transported to the hospital via paramedics to get checked out before taken to jail and booked. Lance and Brian tell the story of how they apprehended the suspect…

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Public Safety Weekend Recap, Jan. 17-20, 2014

In this Public Safety Weekend recap… A special fire danger message from Cal Fire’s Daniel Berlant, Public Information Officer, In Downtown, a body is discovered in the area of 10th and W Streets, In Rio Linda, a bicyclist dies in the street, possible medical situation, In LandPark, SacPD’s Air1 makes an emergency landing, In Midtown, a felonious tire-slashing suspect arrested after slashing the tires of several cars, …and more [View the story "Sacramento Public Safety Weekend Recap, Fri- Mon, Jan. 17-20, 2014" on Storify]

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PS WeekInReview Jan 13 to 16

Public Safety week in review, Mon – Thur, Jan. 13th to 16th

In this Public Safety week in review… In Strawberry Manor, several vehicles struck by drive-by gunfire In South Sacramento, pharmacy robbed at gunpoint In Rancho Cordova, Deputies arrest alleged suspect  in rash of residential burglaries In Natomas, Officers seek a possible witness of a fatal collision At CSUS, another suspicious package found on campus, situation begins to ware on students In Downtown, SacPD donates bikes and supplies for homeless kids …and more [View the story "Public Safety week in review, Jan. 13-16, 2014" on Storify]

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Public Safety Weekend Recap, Jan. 11-13, 2014

In this Public Safety weekend recap… In North Highlands, an auto part store robbery turns homicide. In Citrus Heights, a house catches fire twice in one day, under investigation as suspicious. In South Sac, a reported stolen vehicle occupied by children turns out to be father’s fax pa. In Oak Park, an alleged drunk driver leaves his two passengers injured in a major Broadway crash. In Midtown, an intoxicated subject assaults a SacPD officer. …and more [View the story "Public Safety Weekend Recap, Jan. 10th - 12th, 2014" on Storify]

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[VIDEO] Abandoned home burns third time

Sacramento firefighters responded to a report of a residential structure fire Friday night on Stockton Blvd at Roosevelt Ave. When crews arrived the house was well involved with fire and deemed unsurvivable causing firefighters to take a defensive approach in their attack said Rusty Van Vuren, Battalion Chief, Sacramento Fire Department. This was the third time this abandoned house had caught fire Van Vuren recalled and talked with us about it in this on scene interview. Battalion Chief Rusty Van Vuren talks with PSNews about the incident   This fatal abandoned house fire occurred just two weeks prior and directly next door…

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Large family escapes 2nd alarm fire- Oak Park

A large family gathering around the table for dinner, escaped an inferno with their lives and a few belongings Monday evening. “A couple of chief officers were out and recognized a column of smoke and started heading that direction before any 911 calls were made,” said Niko King, Assistant Chief, Sacramento Fire Department. “As they arrived calls started coming in. It was a two story house heavily involved with fire. “We are very fortunate this evening because their were eight adults and seven kids gathering for dinner. One of the occupants said one of the kids started screaming about a small explosion in the laundry room area, and that’s where the fire started,” said King. “When our crews got here there was radio traffic that there were some rescues…. One of the occupants continued to scream that one of the children was missing,” King said.  “Our crews were able to get inside; they  pushed hard to search that first floor to confirm that nobody was inside.” Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the one house, though homes were close together and the house burned top to bottom and extended into the attic, King said. There were no injures.  The status remained at a two alarm fire with eight engines and four truck companies and a half dozen of the command staff. Assistant Chief […]

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Abandon house fire claims one life, injures three others

Sacramento firefighters were dispatched to a report of a structure fire at an abandon home  just after noon Thursday in the 4500 block of Stockton Blvd. When fire crews arrived they received reports of victims in the boarded up, two story, Victorian structure. With smoke and fire erupting from the structure, rescues were made immediately. After the rescues were made, firefighters were ordered out of the blazing  structure by command staff as they shifted their attack to a safer defensive mode. Interim Fire Chief Dan Haverty talks with [PSN]PublicSafetyNews about the incident…

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One in critical condition after volley of gunfire- Oak Park

A shooting incident occurred in Oak Park in the area 35th Street and Broadway just before 6:30 p.m.

The area was closed off as CSI and detectives arrived to investigate and process the scene.

A male subject was shot in the chest. Officers received a call of shots fire in the area. Officers arrived on scene and found the victim down.

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Raging unoccupied house fire leaves neighbor’s home damaged and community upset- Carmichael

With flames and smoke already blowing out the first and second story windows as well as the roof of the unoccupied home, firefighters battled to save surrounding homes. Neighbors are upset that Sacramento County did little to prevent the inevitable. When Sacramento Metro Firefighters arrived on scene, just after 4 a.m. Saturday morning, they found a large two-story home well involved with fire, flames and smoke coming from the first and second floor windows that were shooting nearly 40 feet in the air said Brian Shannon, Battalion Chief for Sacramento Metro Fire Department. The home had been unoccupied for several months with neighbors stating that squatters were scene going in and out of the home on a regular basis. Neighbors stated that they have complained to the County with little results. “Some of the neighbors and I have been talking,” said Stan Wallin who lives across the street from the structure, “saying gees, ya know,  the next thing that’s going to happen is it’s gonna catch fire; and honest to God, what a prophetic issue that turned out to be.” Mitch Russo lives next door to the home that burned . His home sustained some burn damage and damage from firefighting efforts. He and his children were home sleeping. He was awakened to his children screaming and neighbors banging on his door hollering for him […]

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Teen injured in morning explosion- Elk Grove

A teen was injured Thursday morning when a trailer explosion occurred in Elk Grove. When Cosumnes River firefighters arrived on scene in the 8500 block of Alpine Blue Court, they found a trailer completely in pieces, damage to the two adjacent homes and an injured teen. This incident was caused by a possible propane explosion near the hot water heater in the camper style trailer which was adjacent to the house, officials said. The male teen was transported to UC Davis Medical Center, Consumes Fire said, with burns. The incident is under investigation and the extent of the teens burns and condition is unknown.

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