Monthly Archives: May 2013

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Former Dixon youth basketball coach arrested

Troy Anthony Hensley Photo: Davis Police

Troy Anthony Hensley
Photo: Davis Police

DIXON, Calif. – A former Dixon youth basketball coach is behind bars for having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl.

According to the Davis Police Department today, 37-year-old Dixon resident Troy Anthony Hensley was arrested on Thursday for have a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl. He is being held for engaging in an illegal sexual relationship with a juvenile, making criminal threats, and intimidating a witness. Hensley’s bail was set at $1,000,000

The Davis Police Department was notified by the Dixon Police Department that they had initiated an investigation into an illegal sexual relationship between Hensley and the girl, both Dixon residents.

During 2012 Hensley reportedly had a three-and-a-half month relationship in 2012. According to police, Hensley threatened the girl if she reported the inappropriate relationship.

Hensley, a married man with children, is a former youth basketball coach in Dixon and has had contact with young females.

The Davis Police Department is trying to determine if there are additional victims located in the surrounding area, including Davis and Dixon. The Davis Police Department is urging anyone with information regarding Hensley to contact the Davis Police Department’s Investigations Division at 530-747-5400.

Rocklin Police looking for this woman

Help identify this woman

Help identify this woman

ROCKLIN, Calif. – Rocklin police could use a hand in finding a person of interest who may have withdrawn cash from someone else’s bank account.

According to the Rocklin Police Department, an unknown person entered a bank in Folsom on February 1 to withdraw cash from an account belonging to a Rocklin Resident.

Detectives have obtained a photograph from surveillance cameras and are asking for the publics help in identifying the woman in the photo.

Please call 916-625-5443 and refer to case number 13-112-5 with any information.

Frankie Valli postpones Thunder Valley performance

Frankie Valli  Photo: Artist promo

Frankie Valli
Photo: Artist promo

LINCOLN, Calif. – For those of you looking forward to the opening of Thunder Valley Casino Resort’s Summer Concert Series, you’re going to have to wait another week.

Apparently Frankie Valli called in sick.

Thunder Valley Casino was informed today that their opening act for the Summer Concert Series will not be able to perform due to “an unforeseen illness.”

Frankie Valli fans don’t despair. The show has been rescheduled to Saturday August 17, at 8 p.m. and all tickets for the June 1st performance will be honored.

Thunder Valley partners with SactoMoFo for Summer Concert Series

Trace AdkinsThunder Valley Casino Resort’s Summer Concert Series kicks off this weekend with Frankie Valli (this show has been postponed to August), and there’s an added bonus. Sacramento Mobile Food, better known as SactoMoFo, is providing up to eight food trucks to provide patrons with a delectable cornucopia of food.

The trucks will be offering up their tasty treats a couple of hours before each show this summer, as fans make their way into the casino’s outdoor amphitheater.

Scheduled to appear for Thunder Valley’s opening day is Krush Burger, Drewski’s Hot Rod Kitchen, Simply Southern, Chando’s Tacos, Volkswaffle, Gameday, BaconMania and Smoothie Patrol.SmoothiePatrol-featured-vendor

Dawn Clayton, General Manager for Thunder Valley said in a statement, “Thunder Valley is thrilled to offer our guests the opportunity to enjoy a myriad of great local food options during our Summer Concert Series,” continuing she said, “We are pleased to be a part of this great food movement and believe the addition of food trucks to our Outdoor Amphitheater is something all guests will enjoy.”

Thunder Valley spokesman Doug Elmets said, “The unique partnership brings new life to the venue. It makes it much more like a festival.”

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Read: Summer concerts in Sacramento region

SactoMoFo has been growing in popularity, and continues to provide venues such as Thunder Valley Casino with the popular trucks that make up the Sacramento mobile food scene.

SactoMoFo’s goal is to provide truck owners with a place to showcase their products and at the same time provide a positive experience in the community.

Truck owners buy local produce, meat and bread products, pay local sales taxes, add affordability and diversity to the local food scene, hire local workers, and offer aspiring restaurant owners an entry point into the possibility of the American Dream.  Some of the local food trucks are already well on their way there, and have opened local restaurants, created even more Sacramento jobs and have generated thousands of dollars in sales taxes.

Thunder Valley Casino’s Summer Concert Series lineup:

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, June 1
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Cheap Trick, June 7
Super Summer Soul Jam, June 8
Doobie Brothers, June 14
Jeff Dunham, June 21
Lynyrd Skynyrd, June 22
Under the Sun, July 12
Huey Lewis & The News, July 13
Larry Hernandez, July 20
ESPN Friday Night Fights, July 26
Chicago, August 3
The Family Reunion Tour, Aug. 9
Bill Engvall, Aug. 10
Chris Isaak, Aug. 16
Regeneration Tour, Aug. 24
Frampton’s Guitar Circus, Aug. 30
Beach Boys, Sept. 6
Funk Fest, Sept. 7
Kathy Griffin, Sept. 20
Heart, Sept. 21
Bad Company, Sept. 27
Tesla, Sept. 28

Rocklin thieves busted with catalytic converters

Huong Van Nguyen Photo: Rocklin Police

Huong Van Nguyen
Photo: Rocklin Police

ROCKLIN, Calif. – According to the Rocklin Police Department a pair of thieves were arrested with four catalytic converters in their possession.

It happened early in the morning on Wednesday when a Rocklin police officer pulled over a vehicle with two occupants in the area of Stephanie and Wesley Drive for a traffic violation.

While the officer was talking to the driver and passenger, he noticed four catalytic converters and tools for removing converters in the vehicle.

That was when the officer placed 60-year-old Huong Van Nguyen and 30-year-old Ton Saeteurn on charges of receiving stolen property, conspiracy, and possession of burglary tools.

Officers were able to return three of the converters to their original owners, after owners contacted police that morning notifying them of the thefts.

Ton Saeteurn Photo: Rocklin Police

Ton Saeteurn
Photo: Rocklin Police

“These arrests represent great police work.  We are pleased to be able assist victims identified on Wednesday and pleased to perhaps thwart more thefts during darkness,” said Police Captain Lon Milka.

Catalytic converters are extremely valuable due to the use of precious metals such as platinum, palladium, rhodium, and gold. On some late model vehicles there is a high clearance and easy access to the converter, making it an easy target for would be thieves.

Three Roseville businesses, in conjunction with the Roseville Police Department, are helping to prevent catalytic converter thefts. If you own a Toyota truck or SUV, or other high-profile truck or SUV frequently targeted by catalytic converter thieves, call one of these participating businesses to have your catalytic converter etched and painted for free.  This will make your catalytic converter less attractive to thieves, harder for them to resell, and easier for law enforcement to find the rightful owner if it is stolen and recovered.

The three participating businesses are Roseville Toyota, 700 Automall Drive, (916)774-4807; Bill McAnally’s Napa Autocare Center, 900 Riverside Avenue, (916)676-0010, and Firestone Complete Auto Care, 8051 Washington Blvd., (916) 783-0431.   Please call them directly to schedule the service, or have it done the next time you time you take your truck or SUV in for a regular service.

Sacramento couple killed in Arizona plane crash

Sacramento NewsFlagstaff, AZ – A single engine plane carrying a Sacramento couple crashed on Tuesday just south of the Pullium Airport in Flagstaff, Arizona killing the couple.

According to the Coconino County Sheriff’s Department, they received a call at approximately 11:45 a.m. regarding a plane down in the area of Mountainaire.

Before first responders arrived at the scene, several citizens attempted to extinguish the flames and rescue the couple. The couple was declared dead at the scene.

The pilot and owner of the Beechcraft model 336 has been identified as 59-year-old Matthew Sullivan Mezger, who perished in the crash with his wife, 54-year-old Mary Patricia Hughes.

The couple left Sacramento on May 25 and arrived at Pulliam Airport later that day. After spending the weekend in Flagstaff the couple took off out of Pulliam Airport heading to Bryce Canyon, Utah. The plane crashed just after take-off.

The crash is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Transportation Safety Board, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and the Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Woman arrested in graduation party drive-by

Onetta McCoy Photo: Sacramento Police

Onetta McCoy
Photo: Sacramento Police

SOUTH SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A suspect has been arrested in the drive-by shooting that occurred Wednesday evening in the 100 block of Icarus Ct in South Sacramento.

The driver of the vehicle, 33-year-old Onetta McCoy, was arrested and booked into county jail for attempted murder, accessory after the fact and conspiracy.  Police are still looking for the shooter.

McCoy’s relatives were attending a graduation party at the time and apparently due to a “family feud” McCoy was not invited. McCoy showed up with an unidentified passenger, as she drove past the house, the passenger fired two rounds from the vehicle at the cousins standing in front of a garage, hitting a 21-year-old male in the pinkie and a 31-year-old male in the upper body. Both victims were transported to a local hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Apparently the family feud started days earlier when McCoy went to talk to one of her cousins. According to McCoy’s mother that was when the cousin punched her daughter in the mouth.

As the family started planning the graduation party, it was decided that certain family members were not going to be invited in hopes of stemming the tension between them.

Stockton girl shot while in parked vehicle

Sacramento NewsSTOCKTON, Calif. – A young girl who was sitting in a car in the Bear Creek District near E Iris Avenue and Lan Ark Drive was shot Wednesday morning.

Area where shooting occurred Photo: Google Maps

Area where shooting occurred
Photo: Google Maps

According to the Stockton Police Department, the little girl was sitting in the passenger seat of a parked vehicle when she heard gunshots, realizing she had been hit, she walked home to report the shooting.

No word on where the girl was hit, but she was later treated for a non-life-threatening wound.

Stockton Police said they have no information on the shooter.

 

 

 

Summer just got hotter for Tesla fans

Frank Hannon

Frank Hannon – Click for more images

Thunder Valley Casino Resort’s Summer Concert Series is headlining a number of big bands from the ’50s, ’60′s, ’70s, ’80′s including Frankie Vallie, The Beach Boys, Heart, Chris Isaak and more. Need some laughs? Jeff Dunham and his suitcase possy will be entertaining the masses and American Comedy Award winner Bill Engvall will have you ROTFL.

But hold the phone!

Tesla has recently signed on to play Thunder Valley Casino on September 28, bringing fans a ‘Psychotic Supper’ of nothing but ‘Real to Reel’ music, bringing you ‘Into the Now’ with ‘Twisted Wires’ generating one hell of a ‘Mechanical Resonance!’

Read: Sacramento summer concerts

The band is amazing to watch as every member gets into the fun and simply kicks it onstage. As everyone knows the band consists of Jeff Keith (lead vocals), Troy Luccketta (drums), Brian Wheat (bass), Frank Hannon (guitar), and Dave Rude (guitar).

Read: Tesla continues to electrify

Warning – Get your tickets now. This will be Tesla’s fourth appearance at Thunder Valley and they have sold out every show, so get your tickets early.

Body found in Roseville near Dry Creek

Sacramento NewsThe Roseville Police Department said today in a statement that the body of a man was found along Dry Creek near PFE Road and the Union Pacific rail yard on May 15.

A fisherman discovered the decomposed body in an area frequented by transient rail riders.

The decomposed body appears to be a male in his 20s or 30s, 5’4″ tall with a slight build, with shoulder-length black hair and black facial hair. The person appears to have been dead for some time, perhaps a few months, before the body was discovered.

PFE Road and Dry Creek Photo: Google Maps

PFE Road and Dry Creek
Photo: Google Maps

This comes one month after Susan Jacobson went missing from her Sun City Roseville home on May 1. The investigation is ongoing in that case, and officials say the family has been very cooperative.

Read: Susan Jacobson missing

The Placer County Coroner’s Office has performed an autopsy and is working to identify the person and determine the cause of death.  There were no obvious signs of foul play.

Anyone who might know the identity of this person or any other information about this death is asked to call the Roseville Police Department’s investigations unit at (916)774-5070.

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