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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CSI and investigators on scene in the area of 35th St. and 5th Ave. in Oak Park after volley of gunfire.

CSI and investigators on scene in the area of 35th St. and 5th Ave. in Oak Park after volley of gunfire.

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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Busy day in Public Safety with fires, shootings and rescues- Dynamic Public Safety Blog

It has already been a very busy day for our region’s public safety personel. It started this morning with a report of shots fired in South Sacramento and continued through the day with grass fires and water rescues. Keep up to date, minute by minute as incidents occur and unfold here with our Dynamic Public Safety Blog.  Public Safety Dynamic Blog, Friday, August 16, 2013 Information is aggregated live throughout the day from reliable sources, creating a media rich timeline of each day. 

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Landscape crew robbed of lawnmower at gunpoint in East Sacramento – Crime Blotter

Some would say the grass is greener in East Sacramento, but considering what happened Monday, it’s best to be careful while trimming it. While manicuring the yard of a home in East Sacramento Monday morning, A landscape crew’s lawnmower was taken from them at gunpoint while they were manicuring the yard of a home on the 500 block of 45th Street in East Sacramento at 8:57 a.m. Monday morning. The Sac PD daily log indicates the assailants loaded the lawnmower into a van and left. Central Sacramento Dynamic Incident Blog, Tuesday, August 13, 2013 The active daily incident blog is aggregated into a running timeline from various reporting sources with information updating constantly throughout the day. 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.

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Help Sacramento Sheriff detectives locate a suspect who shot a 10 year-old boy

Help Identify this Shooting Suspect Sheriff’s detectives are looking for the public’s assistance to identify a man responsible for shooting a 10 year-old boy two weeks ago. The suspect (see attached composite sketch) is described as a Hispanic male, between 20-30 years of age. He is believed to possibly have a scar on the side of his forehead. On April 20, 2013 at approximately 11:15 p.m., the 10 year-old victim was standing with friends in front of a residence in the 6300 block of Whitecliff Way in North Highlands. A black vehicle with several occupants drove up to the victim, and one of the occupants said something to the juveniles standing outside the home. The suspect, a passenger in the vehicle, then produced a handgun and began firing, striking the victim multiple times. The victim was transported to a hospital, and is expected to survive his injuries. The motive for this shooting remains under investigation. Anyone believing they know the identity of the person depicted in this sketch, or having any information regarding this incident, is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Detective Bureau at (916) 874-5070. Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com, by texting to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword SSD, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS. Sergeant Jason Ramos, Sheriff’s Spokesman Disclosure: This is a direct re post from the Sacramento […]

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Shots fired into Midtown’s Buckhorn Grill Friday morning

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.  

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Man killed in South Oak Park shooting early Friday 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 area around the time of the shooting and is believed to possibly be involved. Detectives are asking anyone with information to please contact police as they attempt to determine the circumstances surrounding this case.  The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact the Communications 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 $1,000.  Editor’s note: The “News Digest” goes out every Tuesday morning and highlights our best stories, photos and […]

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Top Five Fridays: Food, art and cannabis – we’ve got it all

What a week – Journalism Open 2013 submissions are in, so all of our contributors can kick back and relax this weekend. Before you rush out to stock up on burgers, beer and bean dip, take a minute to make sure you didn’t miss anything on The Sacramento Press. This week’s top content below. Community Contribution: 5. Old and young jitterbug together in intergenerational program by Nancy Flagg, photos by Phil Kemp 4. Opinion: A pre-show fiasco at Shawn Colvin by Steve Martarano 3. Verge Center for the Arts poised to push limits by Stephania Erkenbrecher, photos by Phil Kemp 2. Opinion re: City to vote on medical cannabis ordinance Jan. 29 by Ron Mullins 1. Local chef on ABC’s ‘The Taste’ by Chad Avakian   Overall:  5. Uber car service launches in Sacramento by Karen Wilkinson 4. Wicked ‘Wiche’s grand plans begin with the Downtown Plaza by Karen Wilkinson 3. Farmers’ market to hit Midtown this spring by Karen Wilkinson 2. La Paloma Cash and Gold owner shot by Sacramento Press Staff 1. No decision on stricter medical marijuana zoning changes by Karen Wilkinson

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‘Cycle-by’ shooting in Oak Park results in arrest

Police arrested a man suspected of a "cycle-by" shooting Tuesday afternoon on 37th Street. A home on the 3300 block of 37th Street was hit with gunfire by a known suspect, who reportedly rode by on a bicycle and fired multiple shots at the victim’s home, according to the Sacramento Police Department. No one inside was injured, and officers canvassed the area. During a follow-up investigation, the suspect – Elias Rizak, 36 – was found at his home, along with a firearm. He was arrested on suspicion of multiple charges, including shooting into an inhabited dwelling, assault with a deadly weapon, and negligent discharge of a firearm. The incident occurred at 1:57 p.m.  

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La Paloma Cash and Gold owner shot

The owner of a business on 16th Street was shot in the face Friday afternoon and is being treated at a local hospital with non-life threatening wounds.  “It was gross,” said Sera Macseng, the owner of 16th Street Donuts. “I have never seen anything live like that.” According to Macseng, the owner of the pawn shop came out holding a gun and walking in a daze with blood covering half of his face. The business – La Paloma Cash and Gold, at 523 16th Street – is adjacent to a strip mall on F Street. Police say the incident started as a robbery and quickly escalated, and that the victim returned gunfire either at the suspect and/or a car.  One witness, Elias Rodriguez, said two Hispanic men came into the business to rob the man. The owner was shot in the mouth, and the bullet went through his cheek.  A customer, Lowell Dunlap, described the owner and victim – Jesse – as a nice and honest man, though Dunlap added that he knew Jesse kept a gun on him. "Right now, you see why," said Dunlap. "Just this time yesterday me and him were shooting the bull. Chances are he’s gonna close and leave town."  Another customer, Gabriel Bursiaga, said he was on his way to the shop when he came upon a scene of police […]

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