Sacramento, CA- August 8,2009, A Sacramento Deputy stumbles upon bank robbery suspects who evaded Rocklin officers in a pursuit. As Deputy Duke Lewis approached, one of the three suspects fired multiple rounds, with one striking the deputy in the shoulder from the rear as he attempted to take cover. The deputy calmly called in that he's been hit and continues to give detailed descriptions to incoming law enforcement units. Units quickly set up a perimeter. (An archive recording can be heard by CLICKING HERE. At the bottom, find the archives, select 2009-08-08, then select the time frame for 01:12PM-01:27PM. On the right, select "Web Player" then click the speaker button. Just beyond half
Streets and neighborhoods in West Sacramento will again be participating in the National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. The annual event, which promotes public safety and community partnerships, brings neighbors together for block parties and cookouts. At 7:30 p.m., in support of the Bryte & Broderick Community Action Group, the Police and Fire Departments, along with other agencies, will converge at Bryte Park at 425 Todhunter Avenue. For more about National Night Out, contact Community Service Officer Nora McDowell, (916) 617-4837 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
The City of West Sacramento Fire Department wants everyone to know to use life jackets during water recreation! Keep your kids safe. Free, loaner life jackets are available at the following West Sacramento Fire Stations: • Station 41, 132 15th St. • Station 42, 3585 Jefferson Blvd. • Station 43, 1561 Harbor Blvd. • Station 44, 905 Fremont Blvd. • Station 45, 2040 Lake Washington Blvd. Also, the Bridgeway Lakes Boathouse office, 3650 Southport Parkway! For more information, contact the West Sacramento Fire Department at (916) 617-4600 . The free life jacket rental program is sponsored by both the City’s Fire and Parks & Recreation Departments.
Caltrans and the City of West Sacramento have jointly announced that on July 29, 2009, Caltrans will begin construction on improvements to the Harbor Boulevard interchange that crosses U.S. Highway 50 in West Sacramento. The scope of the project includes new alignment and realignment of the freeway ramp access, widening of the roadways, removal of pavement, and overcrossing structure work. The project is designed to accommodate increases in traffic activity on the Harbor Boulevard interchange. An information open house will be held in room 157 of the West Sacramento City Hall, 1110 West Capitol Ave., on Monday, July 27, between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., and the admission is free. Caltrans sta
He woke up this morning, finally, but he can’t remember much of the night before. He can’t remember the shouting match with his mother, telling her to “F” off and that he’ll do drugs as long as he wants too. Or the fight with his girl friend that ended with him passing out on the couch. His name is Christopher, he’s my seventeen-year-old son, and he’s a drug addict. No, he’s not the kind of addict depicted in the movies or on television. He doesn’t sleep in alleys and creep around trying to find his next “fix.” He’s not disheveled or unwashed, though the clothes kids wear today kind of express that. No, he’s a middleclass kid from the suburbs that got off the road somewhere and can’t
ELK GROVE SHOOTING: A man was shot multiple times just after 10pm on Rightwood Way in the City of Sacramento. He was transported code 3 to UCDMC and his condition was not known at the time of the incident. MARRIOTT SMOKE BOMB: A person set off a smoke bomb just before 11:30pm in a hallway of the Spring Hill Suites on Venture Oaks Way in the City of Sacramento. The smoke filled the hallways of two floors of the hotel and caused a brief evacuation while fire fighters use fans to blow out the smoke. FATAL FIRE: The latest in a string of fatal fires to hit the Sacramento area occurred just after 1:30am on Prairie Ct in the Penryn area of Placer County. The female occupant of the large two st
VEHICLE vs UTILITY POLE: Around 6:30pm a vehicle slammed into a utility pole on 47th Ave. near Wire. The older model vehicle sustained major front end damage, the utility pole split and collapsed and the driver sustained only minor cuts on the forehead. Power in the area was out for several hours. PARTY STABBING: Around 12:30am a female victim way stabbed at a party in the area of 4th Ave and 65th St. The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with what appeared to be a minor stab wound to the upper body. PALLADAY FIRE: Around 4:00am a large grass fire occurred off Palladay Rd and Base Line Rd in Placer County. Units were called from CDF, Placer County Fire, Sutter Count
Sacramento, CA -- Police K-9 "takes a bite out of crime" today and apprehends a juvenile after a brief man hunt. Two juveniles were seen trying to break into a Freeport home in the Belleau Wood Lane area, late Tuesday morning. When police arrived in the area, the would-be burglars ran. One subject was apprehended immediately while the other led police on a neighborhood foot pursuit. When the subject evaded officers, a tight neighborhood perimeter was established by inbound officers. After officers verified and had evidence that a crime had been committed, public address announcements were made warning neighbors that the police dog was going to be deployed and to give the evading juve
Kings fans welcomed their new players to Sacramento. This was in a small neighborhood Midtown park. Attendance was reported as a few hundred. Pretty low turnout for such an event. The event was arranged at the last minute and in a venue that had never been used by the Kings before. Another regionally advertised event, The Block Concert Series, was occuring at the same time. The neighborhood was freaked out when high powered pyrotechnics were illegally fired into the neighborhood at the end of this event. This was callous disregard for the safety of the lives and property of this neighborhood. To understand the full implications of what occurred, speak with Niko King or Jim Doucette in
Sacramento Police investigators don't believe a homeless man found dead near an American River levee Tuesday morning was the victim of a homicide. The Sacramento County coroner must determine the cause of death. The man, believed to be in his 30s, died at his secluded campsite below a popular bike trail near the former Tent City. The family has not yet been notified, so officials are not releasing the man's name, said Sacramento Police Sgt. Norm Leong. Another homeless person found the man dead in a wooded area behind a commercial/residential neighborhood near 16th and North C streets and reported the death to police at 7:56 a.m. The area, which is used by homeless campers, sits betwee
Sacramento Police are investigating after the body of a homeless person was discovered Wednesday morning behind a levee near 16th and North C streets. He was described as a white male in his 30s, and appears to have sustained injuries. Homicide detectives have been called to the scene, said Sgt. Norm Leong. The man was identified as a transient by a police officer who has been assigned to work with the homeless. The body was found behind a levee near Capitol Casino, 411 N 16th St., and reported to police at 7:56 a.m., he said. The area where the body was found is located between a former Tent City near the American River and several nonprofits that serve the homeless and the poor.
The bad guys took another run at running from officers today. Not even 20 hours from the pursuit that ended in a light pole in the Greenhaven area, the four occupants of this pursuit thought they would take their turn with Sac PD. This pursuit took a tour from the Arcade area, down Del Paso, over 160 to Downtown and ended at 10th St. at E. St. in Alkali Flat of Downtown Sacramento. The driver lost control, running up the curb and through a sign post when he came to a stop. All four occupants bailed out of the vehicle and led officers in a four way foot pursuit. All four occupants were apprehended. Hold everything!....ending this article to cover another pursuit in progress.
Early morning pursuit of a stolen vehicle ends in a light pole. If you live in the South Sac, Freeport, South Land Park or Greenhaven areas and heard a whole lot of sirens early Sunday morning, that was our local police and sheriff chasing a stolen vehicle. The suspect lead law enforcement officers on a tour of the South Area at speeds reaching 60 mph. While you may think that this is putting the community at risk, what you don't hear behind the scenes are the officers constantly calling in direction, speeds and amount of traffic. During pursuits as this, several law enforcement units will be engaged in the chase. The second unit "calls the chase" while a watch commander or official mon
Second Saturday has grown in popularity during the past few years, to the point where Sacramento police have asked for citizens' help. Because of declining budgets and the growing crowds at Second Saturday, there are not enough police available to perform crossing guard duty. To that end, Midtown Business Association Executive Director Rob Kerth sent out the following email: "Hi Folks, Our Sac PD Captain, Dana Matthes, is looking for a few good people to do crossing guard duty on 2nd Saturday. If you've got the urge to help out, or know someone who might, please give her a call at 808-4511. They have a training program to get you all ready. Thanks!"
May 20, 2009 West Sacramento, CA Though the community near Cummins Way and Keegle Drive was packed with police cars, news vans with communications masts in the air, and a large amount of onlookers, there was a tangible quietness that hung in the night air. Neighbors and passersby looked on in stillness and hushed tones as investigators meticulously and patiently combed through the scene in the middle of the blocked off street of this West Sacramento shooting tragedy. Neighbors related that at approximately 6 p.m. two men with pistols walked up to a neighbor’s house and opened fire. Occupants of the house under fire came out with a shotgun and returned fire on the two men. When the shoo
The Sacramento Police Department has released a composite sketch of a sexual assault suspect. Investigators hope that someone will recognize him and provide information leading to his identity. On Monday, May 18, 2009, at 8:00 p.m., the victim, a female in her 30s, was sitting near the water’s edge just off the bike trail between the Tower Bridge and I Street. She was wearing earphones and listening to music. The suspect approached and grabbed the victim from behind and then physically and sexually assaulted her. The suspect is described as an African-American male, 40-50 years old, 5’10”-6’0”, 180-200 lbs, with a medium length black and gray afro, a possible southern accent, and walking
Sacramento, CA May 17, 2009 Things are quiet now around the Federal Courthouse at 501 I St., in Downtown Sacramento, but around 5 am Sunday morning, there was a hubbub of activity as word spread that an unknown incendiary devise had been located on the west side of the courthouse. Per Sacramento Police Department, “at 4:47 a.m., Federal Protection Service personnel located a suspicious item on the west side of the Sacramento Federal Courthouse and contacted the Police Department.” A myriad of agencies are assisting with the investigation to ensure every angle is covered. The agencies involved are: Sacramento City Fire Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Fede
Sacramento, CA Friday, May 1, 2009 Several Sacramento Police officers formed a blockade at the front entrance of the Five Fifty Five building on Capitol Mall today as demonstrators gathered to let their voice be heard by Bank of America officials. The downtown branch of Bank of America is located on the ground floor of the Five Fifty Five building. Bank personnel guarded the back ally entrance to be sure that those entering were there for bank business and not part of the demonstration. At this location the demonstrators were voicing their opinion of alleged misuse of bailout funds handed to the banks, and calling for the CEO of BofA to step down. When we attempted to question bank offici
Sacramento, CA Friday, May 1, 2009 Sacramento EMS crews were kept quite busy all day Friday. Mild temperatures and start of a new weekend had many people out on the road, but add in rain with heavy traffic throughout the region and you’ve created a recipe for havoc on the roads. We caught up with Sacramento Fire engines, truck crews, medic rigs, and Sac Police on a couple of incidents today out of the many we heard being dispatched over the squawk box. As the rain poured down, fire crews made sure the scenes were safe and assisted as paramedics tended to the victims; and officers took statements and reports on wet notepads. The first incident we encountered with EMS crews was a head-on c
There is a stigma that police have incurred over the years. It has to do with “cops and doughnuts.” The two seem to go together like salt and pepper or dog and hydrant. Let me just clear this up right now. COPS DON’T EAT DOUGHNUTS! Well, maybe they used to. This stems from the 60’s and 70’s before our 24-hour society. Doughnut shops were the only business open for night shift working officers. It was a warm place to sit and write a report, or get a cup of coffee. Several officers might stop in throughout the night, giving officers a stereotype. Here we are, 45 years later, and the stigma still remains. I once saw a bumper sticker that read, “Bad cop, no doughnut.” Funny. Let us look at t