CRIME & SAFETY
Caretaker convicted of abuse that killed woman at Rancho Cordova at-home care facility
The defendant took care of the woman for two years, prosecutors said.
Motorcyclist Killed in Rancho Cordova Multiple Vehicle Crash
A motorcyclist tragically died in a fatal accident in Rancho Cordova, California. According to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office, the accident occurred on Sunrise Boulevard, near the Highway 50 overpass.
Antelope Neighborhood on Alert over Mysterious Peeping Tom Reports
Fear is escalating among women in two prominent Antelope apartment complexes, following multiple disruptions caused by an unidentified man. This man was seen knocking on doors, handling door knobs, and peeking through windows late at night while evading security cameras. The Sacramento County Sheriff's Office has been informed of these disruptions but is yet to start an official inquiry.
Highway 50 crash in Sacramento leaves occupants with severe injuries
SACRAMENTO – Lanes are back open after a crash on Highway 50 stalled traffic in the Sacramento area early Friday morning. It happened on the eastbound side of the freeway around 3 a.m. near the Pioneer Bridge, between 5th and 15th streets. At least two vehicles were involved, but exactly what led up to the crash is unclear. California Highway Patrol says there was major damage to both cars, with occupants suffering severe injuries. Officers had to close all lanes for a short time to get both vehicles off the freeway. All lanes are now back open.
Major Injury Off-Road Crash in White Rock
Off-Road Crash With Injuries at Payen Road Intersection. An off-road crash into a ditch occurred in White Rock near Folsom on September 18. A driver in a BMW slid off the roadway at Payen and White Rock roads around 1:38 p.m. into a ditch about 10 feet off the road for unknown reasons. The accident was transferred by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department.
Bomb squad, hazmat investigate container releasing smoke at south Sacramento bus stop
SACRAMENTO — A suspicious container caused a stir after it was found to be releasing smoke near a bus stop in the south Sacramento area late Thursday afternoon.The container was found shortly after 3 p.m. near a bus stop in an area along Stockton Boulevard between 13th and 14th Avenues.A Sacramento Fire Department spokesperson said its hazmat team was initially called out to investigate the container, but due to its suspicious nature, the Sacramento Police Department's explosive ordnance disposal unit was called in to assist with determining just what the item was.The spokesperson said the item was foil-wrapped and was set on fire. The scene was cleared a few hours after it was found.Photos from a witness in the area show the smoke coming from the container, which was lying on the ground just below the bus stop bench.The police bomb squad first inspected the item ahead of the fire department's hazmat team to determine whether or not an explosive was inside the container, the fire department spokesperson said. An explosive was not found.While investigators examined the container, Stockton Boulevard was closed between 13th and 14th Avene.
Two shot, one killed by gang members who mistakenly believed rival gang was moving in on their turf
Two men have been arrested and face homicide charges for shooting three people, one of them fatally, in South Sacramento in what Sheriff's Detectives said was a callous case of gang violence.
Man convicted after cutting off another man's nose with machete at Sacramento convenience store
SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. — A man convicted of slicing another man's nose off with a machete faces 11 years in prison after being found guilty of attempted murder and mayhem. Michael Daniels reportedly got into an argument with a man standing in line ahead of him at a gas...
Sacramento Valley Crimestoppers looking for eight wanted individuals, September 22, 2023
The Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers are looking for 8 wanted individuals. If you have information that leads to their arrest you may receive a cash reward in some cases. You can remain anonymous. Call (800) 222-7463 or (916) 443-HELP. For more information visit their website or follow them on Facebook.
Minor Arrested for 22nd Street Homicide
Rio Linda, CA – In a shocking turn of events, a minor was apprehended on Tuesday in connection with the tragic killing of a 17-year-old resident of Rio Linda. The incident occurred on Monday, September 18, sending shockwaves through the close-knit community. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office is currently leading the investigation into this incident.
Teen rescued after stunt mishap leaves him dangling from California’s tallest bridge
FORESTHILL, Calif. (AP) — A 19-year-old was rescued after a stunt went wrong and left him dangling by a rope from California’s tallest bridge, authorities said. Deputies responding Monday evening to the Foresthill Bridge northeast of Sacramento determined the teen and his 17-year-old friend had been shooting video of him swinging from the steel span, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said.
"How much more can I take": Sacramento family of mistaken identity shooting survivor talk recovery
SACRAMENTO -- The family of a survivor in a mistaken identity shooting, where two known gang members believed three cousins were rival gang members and then shot into their vehicle nearly two weeks ago, says 28-year-old Johnny Martinez has a 1% chance to ever walk again after a serious spinal injury.The three cousins were on Gordon Drive where Martinez's mother Lisa said they were helping cousin Isaiah "Zay" Vasquez move into his new home in south Sacramento on the night of September 8. A car, with two known gang members inside, shot into the cousins' vehicle more than a dozen...
Sacramento Deputy Fired, County Fined $40K Over Misuse of Authority
Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy Patrick Walker was fired for misuse of authority. Walker admitted to inappropriate text exchanges with a woman and offering her money to keep quiet.
Injuries Occur in West Sacramento Two-Car Accident
A two-car accident in West Sacramento on September 18 caused injuries where at least one person was taken to the hospital. The collision occurred on the Dwight David Eisenhower highway just east of the eastbound U.S. 50 connector at around 8:46 a.m. Both of the vehicles, a Mazda and Corvette, ended up blocking the center divider.
Sacramento Metro Fire crews battle ‘challenging’ apartment fire
(FOX40.COM) — Sacramento Metro Fire crews battled a “challenging” fire at an apartment complex Friday morning. The fire was reported around 9:30 a.m. on Arden Way. One of the complications in battling the blaze, the fire department said, was that the apartment complex was built “center hallway” style where apartments exit out into an inner hallway rather than the exterior of the building.
DUI suspect arrested after fatal hit-and-run near Garberville
A driver was arrested after a fatal hit-and-run took place on Wednesday afternoon near Garberville. On Wednesday afternoon at about 1:30 p.m., a hit-and-run driver struck a pedestrian on the west roadway edge of US-101, just south of the Richardson Grove State Park entrance, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
CHP to conduct DUI checkpoint in unincorporated Sacramento County. Here’s where and when
The checkpoint is part of the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Administration
1 teen dead, 2 teens injured after crash, hitting pole in Antelope
ANTELOPE, Calif. — A teenager died and two other teenagers were injured after a crash in Antelope Wednesday night, according to California Highway Patrol. The crash happened on Antelope and Antelope North roads just after 9 p.m. CHP is investigating and says the three minors were driving in a Chevy sedan westbound on Antelope Road at a high rate of speed when they crashed into a Chevy truck going the same direction.
Man indicted in federal court, accused of distributing fentanyl across Sacramento region
The man, who is already facing a fentanyl murder charge in El Dorado County, was charged with eight new counts, federal prosecutors said.
Sacramento County officials release names of three found dead in Arden Arcade murder-suicide
Sheriff’s officials said the man killed two women before killing himself.