Help Us Identify The Sacramento Police Department is seeking the community's assistance in identifying a suspect. On Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at 3:55 p.m., an eleven-year-old female was walking in the area of Honor Parkway and Bill Bean Circle when she was approached by a black SUV. The unknown driver pulled to the side of the road, stepped out of his vehicle, and told her to get in. The child ran off and later reported the incident to her family. The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s with dark blue eyes and long black hair. Officers responded and checked the area, canvased for witnesses and searched for potential video surveillance footage. Felony Assault Investigators we
Sunday, May 12, 2013 ELMHURST- Disturbance, 6000 block of S Street, 5:50 p.m. Officers were dispatched to a disturbance of two people in a parking lot and one was armed with a gun. The subject with the gun fled on foot and the other subject fled in a vehicle. Officers arrived in the area and contacted the subject the fled on foot. He was found to have a loaded gun and ammunition on his person. He was taken into custody and the second subject involved fled prior to police arrival. The second subject was later identified and contacted. MIDTOWN- Disturbance, 30th Street/K Street, 10:36 p.m. Employees of a business reported a subject disturbing customers. The subject was identified and found
Friday, May 10, 2013 MIDTOWN- Vehicle Tampering, 2400 block of C Street, 8:07 p.m. Jared Bathe, 28, was taken into custody after officers responded to reports he was attempting to break into a parked vehicle. Bathe was booked into jail after officers observed him entering a vehicle for the believed purpose of theft. FLORIN- Bicycle Stop, 4300 block of Stockton Blvd, 12:16 a.m. Ryan King, 34, was arrested for possession of narcotics after leading officers on a foot pursuit in the area. King was also charged with resisting arrest and violation of his probation. Saturday, May 11, 2013 MIDTOWN- Theft, 3100 block of Folsom Blvd, 12:37 p.m. A subject was inside a store, selected and grabbe
Sacramento Police K9 Bodie is retiring after three years of devoted service as a result of injuries sustained during a critical incident. Bodie is one of only two Sacramento Police canines that have been shot in the line of duty. Bodie has gone above and beyond the call of duty while serving the Sacramento community and will now proudly be the first ever honorary Sacramento Police reserve K9. In November of 2010 Officer Randy Van Dusen began training K9 Bodie. K9 Bodie is a German Shepherd dog that was imported from Germany for police work. After two months of training that included obedience, agility, search and suspect apprehension, Bodie was certified as a police canine. Bodie was ce
Friday, May 3, 2013 MIDTOWN: Suspicious Circumstances, 24th Street/P Street, 10:06 a.m. The victim reported that a suspicious parcel was delivered to her door. It was determined that the package was in fact sent from a known friend of the victim; however, the item appeared suspicious to her. Officers arrived and determined that there was nothing dangerous regarding the package and the currier was notified for further follow up. DOWNTOWN: Resisting, 7th Street/F Street, 12:46 a.m. Parker Caldwell, 24, was taken into custody for resisting arrest after officers contacted him in the area. Witnesses reported seeing Caldwell knocking on doors in the area and he became aggressive upon officers
Fought and Fled – Help Us Identify The Sacramento Police Department is looking for your assistance in identifying multiple subjects involved in a physical altercation. On Sunday, April 14, 2013, at approximately 1:59 a.m., the Sacramento Police Department responded to the 1500 block of 21st Street for a report of a large fight that left multiple people injured. Responding officers and detectives were able to obtain a description of at least two of the involved vehicles. One was described as a white Chevrolet Suburban and the other was a white 2-door compact car. Multiple subjects got out of the white SUV and without provocation, began challenging and fighting random people in a parking
A vehicle ran into the Safeway on Alhambra Boulevard Monday morning, making a mess out of its floral department and creating a big hole in its facade. Shortly after 9 a.m., emergency and law enforcement personnel responded to 1025 Alhambra Boulevard to a report of a vehicle that crashed through a commercial structure. A female driver in her 60s pulled into the parking lot, and into a spot, and the vehilcle accelerated and went into the building, said Sacramento Police Department Spokeswoman Michele Gigante. Someone inside was hit with debris, but no one was seriously injured. The traffic investigation is ongoing and the driver is being cooperative, Gigante said.
A woman was robbed of her phone Wednesday night while walking near I and 20th streets, according to the Sacramento Police Department. At 10:04 p.m., the woman was approached by four men who surrounded and distracted her before one grabbed the phone from her hand. The suspects fled, no weapons were used and the woman wasn't injured, the SPD reported. The suspects were described as black male adults in their 20s, between 5'10 and 6'. The primary suspect was described as wearing a white T-shirt and having dreadlocks.
A 29-year-old man allegedly propositioned a woman for sex near Broadway and 34th Street early Tuesday morning, and when she refused, followed her before attacking and attempting to sexually assault her. At 1:36 a.m. Tuesday on the 3400 block of Y Street, police responded to a call of a possible robbery. The woman called in and said she'd been physically attacked and robbed; police later found that the suspect also attempted a sexual assault, according to the Sacramento Police Department. The suspect, identified as Diewon James, allegedly walked up to the victim and propositioned her for sex, and when she refused and walked away, James followed her for a few blocks before attacking her.
Trish Wallis didn't used to walk around her Midtown neighborhood carrying a personal taser, nor did she leave her purse at home when going out at night. But a few months back, when a wave of pedestrian robberies hit her neighborhood, she started taking extra safety precautions, and even stopped walking her dog at night. "It seemed like it was out of control," she said of the crime spree. “I keep my money and services within a few block radius from my house, so I don't want the recent crime to change that. That being said, I'm not stupid and want to be safe.” Wallis, a self-described activist at heart, starting pushing for more lighting on 26th Street, between G and E streets, and notifyi
A man found tangling from ropes and hanging from the 17th floor of a downtown high-rise building Monday morning apparantly accidentally died of asphixiation and was likely a graffiti tagger, authorities say. Identified as 30-year-old Craig Michael Fugate, of Vancouver, Wash., the man apparantly entered the building on Easter Sunday, and eventually made his way to the roof. He made his way in alone, and apparantly climbed to an upper ledge area of the roof, where a hoist is stored, lowered himself to another level and then tried to rappel from that landing, according to the Sacramento Police Department. Fugate harnessed himself in a rope and fan belt for repelling and deployed over the
Multiple shots were fired into the Buckhorn Grill restaurant at 18th and L early Friday morning, breaking windows and hitting the front windows of the adjacent apartment lobby, immediately north of the restaurant. There was no report of shots fired in the area, according to the Sacramento Police Department. California Highway Patrol officers discovered the broken windows and bullet holes on routine patrol. An investigation is underway. Officers believe they will be able to find surveillance footage from surrounding businesses, but won’t be able to secure that footage until the businesses open later in the morning.
A man was killed early Friday morning in South Oak Park after being shot multiple times. At 35th Street and 26th Avenue, police responded to reports of shots fired in the area and found a man lying in the street shortly after 4 a.m. The man, who was in his 20s, was unresponsive and appeared to have multiple gunshot wounds. Sacramento Fire Department personnel declared the man dead at the scene. Sacramento Police Department homicide investigators were called to the scene and are continuing the investigation. "At this time there is no known motive for this deadly shooting and detectives continue to investigate this incident," a SPD press release stated. A dark sedan was seen in the ar
A high speed chase involving Sacramento Sheriffs Deputies and a man wanted for robbery ended when the suspect spun out of control and crashed on J Street in downtown Sacramento Thursday afternoon The chase began when deputies with the Sacramento Sheriff's Office attempted to pull over Andre Rushing, 23, on Mills Tower Drive in Rancho Cordova, according to Sergeant Jason Ramos, the spokesman for the Sacramento Sheriff's Department. The (appropriately named) Rushing sped off, and took officers on a chase that went through the South Sacramento area to Interstate 5, Ramos said. Rushing, who had a 38-year-old female passenger in the car, reached speeds of 90 miles per hour and higher, and co
A man was walking home the night of St. Patrick's Day in Midtown, near D and 20th when one man approached him and made gay-bashing comments. Then another man hit him with a bat while making anti-gay remarks. This occurred only blocks away from Sacramento's Lavender Heights, otherwise known as the gay-berhood, which is home to businesses, bars and clubs owned by those in the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. Police have suspect descriptions, but no one has been arrested for the crime; the victim sustained minor injuries in the attack and is out of the hospital. News of the attack spread Monday morning, and gay rights advocates were concerned for the overall safety
Beside the grass where a young man took his last breaths early Sunday morning, is a memorial of flowers, candles, photos and St. Patrick's Day beaded necklaces and plastic leprechaun hats. “RIP from the P St neighbors 1725 God Bless,” read a note written on a candle. Passersby, neighbors and witnesses stopped by the corner of 18th and P streets Monday to relight candles and incense, and for some, learn of the events that led to the death of a young man who was fatally beaten. The man, in his 20s, was apparently beaten by three men just prior to 1 a.m. Sunday and suffered traumatic head injuries, according to the Sacramento Police Department. A man who dialed 911 was walking from a nea
A man walking home was attacked in Midtown Sunday night in what police suspect to be a hate crime. At D and 20th Street, at 10:13 p.m., a man in his 40s was approached by a man who came up from behind and made derogatory statements using gay slurs, according to the Sacramento Police Department. The suspect was described as a black man, between 28 and 34 years old, 5’10”, with a heavy build and wearing a dark green T-shirt and blue jeans. A second suspect hit the victim in the lower extremity with a bat while using derogatory slurs, the SPD reported. The victim was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. The bat-wielding suspect was described as a white man between 28 and 34 years
An early morning fight in Midtown on St. Patrick's Day has left a man dead. Around 1 a.m. on March 17, police, firefighters and medics responded to the corner of 18th and P streets in Midtown. They arrived to find a man on the ground and a bystander giving him CPR. According to radio reports, the victim had suffered head trauma, did not have a pulse and was not breathing. The intersection of 18th and P streets was shut down in all directions for several hours while crime scene investigators and homicide detectives collected evidence, talked with witnesses and sorted out the facts. Update: The press release from the Sacramento Police Department: On Sunday, March 17, 2013, at approxima
A shooting Tuesday in the southern area of the city left one man dead and another with multiple gunshot wounds that are non-life threatening. The Sacramento Police Department released the following news release on the incident: "The Sacramento Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting that occurred in a south area residential neighborhood. On Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at approximately 11:38 a.m., the Sacramento Police Department responded to the 3500 block of Reel Circle regarding several gunshots being fired and a male subject down near the roadway. Officers arrived within minutes and located a male subject lying near the intersection of Reel Circle / Detroit Boulevard.
Two women are suspected of robbing a woman of her purse Sunday night at K and 22nd Streets. At 11:36 p.m., a woman was walking when two female suspects approached her, according to the Sacramento Police Department. One of the female suspects took hold of the victim's purse and demanded she let go of it. As the suspects were fleeing, the purse was dropped and the victim was able to retrieve it and flee the area, according to the SPD. The suspect who grabbed the victim's purse was described as a black woman in her 30s. Editor’s note: The “News Digest” goes out every Tuesday morning and highlights our best stories, photos and videos from the week prior. Sign me up.