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  • 12-Year-Old Boy Escapes Armed, Attempted Kidnapper in Stockton

    STOCKTON — Investigators say a boy was able to escape after he was forced into a car in Stockton Friday by an armed man. Just before 3 p.m., the 12-year-old boy was walking south on Alexandria Place from West Benjamin Holt Drive when a man with a black, semi-automatic handgun ordered him into a car, according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office says the man had driven the boy to the area of North Pershing Avenue […]

  • Investigators: Airsoft Gun Found on Herald Man Fatally Shot by Deputy

    HERALD — In a press release sent Monday, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the suspect who was shot and killed by a deputy in Herald was not carrying a handgun but instead an airsoft gun. Multiple Herald neighbors called the sheriff’s office Sunday about the suspicious man, who has only been identified as a 55-year-old Herald resident. “The callers indicated that the subject is known to the area and also known to carry weapons,” said Sacramento County Sheriff’s Sgt. […]

  • ‘Married a Monster’: Citrus Heights Man Gets 15 Years to Life for Wife’s Murder

    PLACER COUNTY — A Citrus Heights man was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years to life in prison for the murder of his wife, whose skeletal remains were found by hikers in Placer County. In the Placer County courtroom Tuesday were Trang Tran’s parents, who had traveled from Vietnam to watch 30-year-old Michael Abeyta be sentenced for their daughter’s 2017 murder. The Placer County District Attorney says Abeyta pleaded guilty to second-degree murder back in July. “It’s nice to have some […]

  • Investigators Arrest Suspect They Say Intentionally Hit Man Crossing Sacramento Street

    SACRAMENTO — Police arrested a suspect who they say intentionally hit a man crossing a downtown Sacramento street, leading to the man’s death. On Aug. 24, witnesses told investigators they saw a black Dodge Charger drive by North 16th Street and McCormack Avenue before it circled back around and hit 60-year-old George Kouklis as he crossed the street. The car drove away, leaving Kouklis with critical injuries. He died days later in the hospital. The Sacramento Police Department says witness […]

  • Steel, Scrap Vehicles Burn in Rancho Cordova Recycling Center Fire

    RANCHO CORDOVA — Crews are at a fire that is burning piles of scrap vehicles and steel in Rancho Cordova. The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District says firefighters have gone to Marketplace Lane to battle the blaze near Beck’s Furniture. A large plume of dark smoke could be seen from Highway 50. #MercantileWy — Metro Fire of Sacramento (@metrofirepio) September 10, 2019 The cause of the fire has not been reported. This story is developing.

  • Boston Man Dies Trying to Rescue Two People in Lake Tahoe

    TAHOE CITY — The body of a missing boater was found in Lake Tahoe Sunday afternoon after he tried to save two others from drowning, according to witnesses. People onboard a boat told the Placer County Sheriff’s Office they were towing three people in the area of Dollar Point Pier Saturday evening when two of them fell into the water. Sayen Sengupta, from Boston, Massachusetts, was operating the boat at the time and dove into the water to help the […]

  • Newly Released Video Shows Tracy Man Prior to His Stabbing Death

    TRACY — Tracy police hope a $20,000 reward and new video evidence will help lead them to a man’s killer. Parmjit Singh was stabbed sometime after 9 p.m. Sunday while walking through Gretchen Talley Park, which was near his home. “It happened somewhere inside the park and he managed to stagger outside of the park and he collapsed right here on the sidewalk,” said Singh’s neighbor, Dave Roychowdhury. A passerby called 911 and after officers arrived, the 64-year-old was pronounced […]

  • Sonora High School Coach Accused of Sexually Abusing Teenage Student

    TUOLUMNE COUNTY — A Tuolumne County high school coach was arrested Monday afternoon on suspicion of sexually abusing a teenage student. Amy Denise Emerald, a sports team coordinator and girls varsity basketball coach for Sonora High School, faces charges of lewd and lascivious acts with a child ages 14 or 15 years old, according to the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office. At the time of the abuse, the victim, who is a former student and player, was 15 years old. The […]

  • Fire Destroys Lincoln Home, Displaces Two Residents

    LINCOLN — Two Lincoln residents were without a home Sunday after a devastating fire. Rocklin Fire Prevention Division Chief Tolan Dworak reports around 7:15 p.m., several units from Rocklin, Roseville, Lincoln and Cal Fire responded to the blaze on Santorini Lane. While crews were able to quickly knock the fire down, Dworak says the home was a “total loss.” Firefighters stopped the flames from spreading to neighboring homes. The American Red Cross will be helping the two residents who were […]

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