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[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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Agenda item 12, should you be concerned?

Tuesday’s City Council got interesting right around item twelve. The City Budget was up for discussion and many constituents were not happy how Measure U funds were dispersed when it came to public safety, “restoration of essential services” and police staffing. We ask you… when/if you voted on Measure U, what did you think you were voting for and in the end do you feel you got what you voted for? Henry Harry talks about Measure U FROM THE AGENDA: 12. Fiscal Year (FY) 2013/14 Midyear Budget Report (Continued from 02/04/2014) Report # 2014-00004 Estimated Time: 45 minutes Location: Citywide Recommendation: Pass a Resolution 1) amending the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013/14 Approved Budget as necessary to implement the City’s financial plan for the remainder of the year; and 2) authorizing the City Manager to implement the approved budget adjustments. Contact: Leyne Milstein, Director of Finance, (916) 808-8491; Dawn Holm, Budget Manager, (916) 808-5574, Department of Finance Here’s are some items we put together to give more of a visual and documented impact of reduced law enforcement: We will have updates and more video from Tuesday’s Measure U and Fiscal Year Budget Hearing later in the week. Be sure to check back. [View the story "Sacramento Police Staffing Impact, Sacramento, CA" on Storify]

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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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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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Pharmacy armed robbery, SacPD requests your help

Please Help Identify The Sacramento Police Department is asking for the community’s help in identifying multiple robbery suspects. On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at approximately1:06 p.m., officers responded to a report of an armed robbery to a pharmacy located in the 7600 block of Hospital Drive. Two suspects entered the open business and one of which held employees at gunpoint.  Prescription drugs and cash were taken prior to the two suspects fleeing to an awaiting parked vehicle. The armed suspect was described as a male Hispanic adult his twenties, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and wearing a black jacket, light grey sweatpants and a beanie hat.  The second suspect is believed to be a light skinned male adult and wearing a dark grey hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and a green beanie hat.  Both suspects had their faces covered during the robbery. (See below surveillance photographs). The suspects are believed to have fled the area after the robbery in an older blue sedan (possibly a Toyota Corolla) that was parked in the area. The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to […]

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[VIDEO] Bike Donations to Teach Homeless Kids Bike Safety

The Sacramento Police Department was honored to present the Mustard Seed School with 20 bicycles and a variety of school supplies made possible by donations received from the community.   Today’s donation will help the school educate students on bicycle safety. In October of 2013, the Sacramento Police Department was awarded a grant from the Office of Traffic Safety (O.T.S) for a year-long program aimed to improve traffic, pedestrian and bicycle safety around schools.  Funding from the O.T.S. provided helmets for the students which were delivered to the school during today’s presentation. Members of Sacramento Police Activities League also attended the event.  SAC PAL provides countless hours of volunteer time mentoring youth in our community. [text directly reposted from SacPD statement]

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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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Midtown DUI checkpoint nets four

The Sacramento Police Department conducted a Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Friday night in Midtown. Drivers traveling north on 21st Street found themselves funneled into the checkpoint that was operating between Capitol Ave and N Street. The operation was scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. and continued till about 1 a.m. “We had about 850 cars come through; seven of those drivers ended up being sent in for an impairment evaluation and we ended up arresting four for DUI,” said Sergeant Chris Prince, Sacramento Police Department. “There’s a high number of DUI arrests and DUI collisions in this area,” said Prince, “so we set up a check point out here in hopes of trying to educate the public about drinking and driving, and deter some folks from [DUI] driving.” This holiday season, the Sacramento Police Department will be out in force cracking down on impaired drivers with special DUI/Drivers License Checkpoints and Saturation patrols, according to a SacPD press release. Data shows that the holiday season is a particularly deadly time due to the increased number of drunk drivers on the roads, and the Sacramento Police Department is prepared to stop and arrest any drunk driver they see to keep roads safe. Nationally in the five years from 2007 to 2011 there were 4,169 people killed during the month of December in crashes that involved […]

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Community Call Box, presented by the Sacramento Police Department

“The Community Call Box” Location: Panera Bread, 2731 DelPaso Rd, Suite 120 (inside the Safeway complex) Date and Time: Saturday December 21, 2013 at 7:00 PM In years past, police officers patrolled our neighborhoods on foot. Periodically throughout their shift officers  would check in to strategically placed “Call Boxes” within their neighborhoods see if any matters needed tending to. In an effort to provide a more personal level of service to the citizens of our neighborhoods, we would like to invite you to your community Call Box. Come by and meet the officers responsible for your neighborhood, express neighborhood concerns, have a ticket signed off, ask an opinion, or simply come by and say “Hi” and join us for a cup of coffee. We would love to meet our neighbors!

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Teen driver killed in South Sac accident

Shelby St / Bruceville Rd at 6:16 p.m., Sat. Dec. 14, 2013 Officers responded to a single vehicle accident into a light pole.  Officers arrived within minutes of the call and found the driver trapped inside the vehicle.  Sacreamento Fire Department arrived on scene, extricated the driver from the vehicle and began lifesaving efforts.  The 17-year-old male driver was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.  A passenger was also located on scene, sustained minor injuries and was transported to the hospital.  Major Traffic Collision Unit responded to the scene to conduct the investigation.

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