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  • Driver Flees after Van Crashes into Natomas Starbucks

    NATOMAS — Police in Sacramento are investigating a van that crashed into a Starbucks early Monday morning in Natomas. Around 3 a.m., officers responded to the shop on Arena Boulevard after an alarm activation. The van appears to have backed into the Starbucks, destroying the front window. No one was in the shop at the time and no injuries were reported.

  • Deadly Crash Blocks Lane of I-5 South of Twin Cities Road

    SACRAMENTO COUNTY — A deadly crash involving a big rig has blocked a lane of southbound Interstate 5 south of Twin Cities Road. The CHP reported the crash shortly after noon on Thursday. It was not immediately known what caused the truck to crash. Traffic in the area was backed up for miles, almost to Hood Franklin Road, officers said. Drivers were told to plan alternate routes.

  • Police Activity Puts 2 Roseville Schools on Delayed Start

    ROSEVILLE — Two Roseville schools were on a delayed start Tuesday due to police activity in the area. The Roseville City School District website displays a note that says: Crestmont & Sergeant Elementary Delayed Start Tuesday, March 19th Please keep students at home until otherwise notified. Police say they were searching for a man identified Tuesday morning as Shane Pellandini. Pellandini was wanted after a minor crash Monday evening off Sheffield Way and South Cirby Way. Police say Pellandini assaulted […]

  • ‘Jane Doe’ from 1991 Vacaville Case Identified

    VACAVILLE — A woman found dead in a Vacaville field nearly 30 years ago has finally been identified, police said Monday. Photographs from 1991 show investigators huddled in a field of wildflowers in Vacaville. A 38-year-old woman was found dead on Nut Tree Road as crews were building the Premium Outlets. Detectives at the time deemed the woman’s death suspicious. She had been dead for two to three weeks but there were no obvious signs of trauma or foul play, […]

  • Suspected Shoplifter Drank 6-Pack of Beer in Target Dressing Room, Police Say

    LATHROP — Police in Lathrop say a suspected drank an entire six-pack of beer inside a Target dressing room. Saturday afternoon, officers say a woman took her cart and a six-pack of Stella Artois into a dressing room and stayed there for over an hour. After finishing the beers, police say the woman left the store with about $200 in merchandise without paying. The woman was later identified as Elysia Johnson. She was arrested and booked into the San Joaquin […]

  • Judge Recommends 2006 Lodi Terror Conviction be Vacated

    SACRAMENTO — A federal judge has recommended that the 2006 terror conviction of a Lodi man be vacated, according to court documents. Hamid Hayat was convicted of providing material support to terrorists and making false statements to federal investigators. Prosecutors said Hayat had traveled to Pakistan to spend time at an al-Qaida training camp before returning to the United States. Hayat’s father, Umer, was also charged with giving false statements to the FBI. His case ended in a hung jury. […]

  • Man Suspected of Decapitating Family Dog: Deputies

    AUBURN — An Auburn man was arrested Thursday after Placer County sheriff’s deputies say he decapitated his family dog. Investigators say 31-year-old Christopher Dougherty told his family that he killed Milo, their 3-year-old Jack Russell/Chihuahua mix. Deputies responded to Dougherty’s Auburn home and found him with blood on his clothes. Investigators say Dougherty also had a bloody knife with what looked like dog hair on it. According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, a deputy later found that […]

  • Man Suspected of Killing Newman Police Officer Arrested

    BAKERSFIELD — The man suspected of fatally shooting Newman Police Officer Ronil Singh has been arrested. The shooter, later identified as Gustavo Perez Arriaga, was arrested in Kern County. Friday was Arriaga’s 32nd birthday. Arriaga’s brother, 25-year-old Adrian Virgen, and co-worker, 32-year-old Erik Razo Quiroz, were also arrested for allegedly misleading investigators. Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson said Arriaga, who had been living in the country illegally for the last several years, was making his way to the U.S.-Mexico border […]

  • Father of Slain North Carolina Teen Denied Funeral Visa

    ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. – The father of a North Carolina teenager who authorities say was kidnapped and killed last month is barred from attending her funeral after State Department officials refused to grant him a temporary visa, WSOC reports. FBI officials say 13-year-old Hania Aguilar was taken from in front of her family’s Lumberton home. Twenty-two days later, authorities recovered a body they believe to be hers. Hania’s father, Noé Aguilar, lives in Guatemala and won’t be allowed to attend the ceremony […]

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