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Bonfire shooter identified

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RANCHO MURIETA, CA – The man responsible for an early morning shooting on Wednesday has been arrested.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, 21-year-old Julian Ikaika Sebalabarraza, of Sacramento was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail for felony Assault with a Deadly weapon and an outstanding felony warrant.

At least one person was injured by the gunfire that occurred on the outskirts of Rancho Murieta in Sacramento County.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a shooting in the area of Meiss and Dillard Roads just after 3 a.m. Wednesday.

Arriving deputies discovered an illegal bonfire on private property near the location and several vehicles involved in a crash. The driver of one vehicle had been shot in the arm. One passenger, a pregnant woman, was not injured in the accident.

Investigators determine that 10-20 people, ranging in ages from 17-24 years, gathered on the property without permission. During the gathering, an argument erupted which resulted in one adult male being shot in the arm and another adult male being pistol whipped by the shooter.

Micaela Pauls told KCRA that her and her friends were about to leave the bonfire located on Meiss Road, when they discovered the tire on their car had been slashed. Pauls heard multiple gunshots while she was attempting to change the tire.

As people started rushing to leave the area, one vehicle slammed into the open driver side door of Pauls vehicle. On Meiss Road, four cars ended up crashing into each other injuring at least 7 people.

In all eight people were injured, all with non-life-threatening injuries.

Deputies recovered a gun at the scene and arrested an Hispanic male for the shooting.

Shooting leaves several injured

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RANCHO MURIETA, CA – At least one person was injured by gunfire early Wednesday morning in the outskirts of Rancho Murieta in Sacramento County.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, they received a report of a shooting in the area of Meiss and Dillard Roads.

Arriving deputies discovered an illegal bonfire on private property near the location and several vehicles involved in a crash. The driver of one vehicle had been shot in the arm. One passenger, a pregnant woman, was not injured in the accident.

Investigators determine that 10-20 people, ranging in ages from 17-24 years, gathered on the property without permission. During the gathering, an argument erupted which resulted in one adult male being shot in the arm and another adult male being pistol whipped by the shooter.

Micaela Pauls told KCRA that her and her friends were about to leave the bonfire located on Meiss Road, when they discovered the tire on their car had been slashed. Pauls heard multiple gunshots while she was attempting to change the tire.

As people started rushing to leave the area, one vehicle slammed into the open driver side door of Pauls vehicle. On Meiss Road, four cars ended up crashing into each other injuring at least 7 people.

In all eight people were injured, all with non-life-threatening injuries.

Deputies recovered a gun at the scene and arrested an Hispanic male for the shooting.

Final suspect arrested in deadly tenant landlord dispute

Taiish Immonique Simon  Credit: Sacramento County Sheriff

Taiish Immonique Simon
Credit: Sacramento County Sheriff

Monica Njoku  Credit: Sacramento County Sheriff

Monica Njoku
Credit: Sacramento County Sheriff

SACRAMENTO, CA – Sacramento County Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives have arrested the third and final suspect involved in a landlord/tenant dispute that turned deadly on November 16.

According to Sacramento County Sheriff’s Spokeswoman, Lisa Bowman, 42-year-old Monterio Maurice Roberts turned himself in to the Sheriff’s Department on Monday for his outstanding murder warrant for his involvement in the stabbing death of 35-year-old Edward White.

Last week homicide detectives arrested 44-year-old Monica Njoku and 38-year-old Taiish Immonique Simon in connection with the death of White.

Detectives have said the initial argument between the victim and the suspects was related to a landlord/tenant issue. At least one of the suspects was known to the victim.

Deputies received several calls about a verbal altercation on the 8100 block of Stevenson Avenue in South Sacramento Sunday afternoon just after 5. When deputies arrived they discovered White suffering from stab wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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Anyone having information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115. Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com, by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword ‘SSD’, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

Sacramento Deputy arrested for domestic violence

Chris Bliss Sacramento County Sheriff's

Chris Bliss
Sacramento County Sheriff’s

SACRAMENTO, CA – A Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy was arrested Saturday night on domestic violence charges.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, 27-year-old Chris Lee Bliss was arrested and booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail Saturday evening. Bliss was released from custody after posting bail.

The six-year veteran of the department was arrested after deputies responded to a call from a concerned neighbor. Bliss had gotten into an argument with a person from a previous dating relationship, this according to officials.

Bliss has been placed on Administrative leave pending an investigation by the Sheriff’s Department’s Professional Standards Division. Bliss’ next court appearance for the criminal charges is scheduled for Wednesday, November 26, 2014.

Prior to his arrest, Bliss was assigned to the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Facility.

Man identified in deadly Sonora shooting

Bruce Thomas Snyder Tuolumne County Sheriff's

Bruce Thomas Snyder
Tuolumne County Sheriff’s

SONORA, CA – The man who police say opened fire on officers Saturday night has been identified as a parolee from Jamestown.

According to Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department, 27-year-old Bruce Thomas Snyder, was the man who opened fire on officers after they attempted to pull over his vehicle.

It all started Saturday night just after 10 p.m., after officers responded to a call regarding a man with a gun.

Arriving officers pulled over the suspect vehicle in the area of Washington Blvd, Snyder exited his vehicle and started firing at police. Two deputies from the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department joined Sonora Police in the exchange of gunfire.

One bystander, a woman visiting from North Carolina, and a 7-year veteran of the Sonora Police Department were hit by gunfire. Both suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Snyder was on parole for a previous count of assault with a deadly weapon.

Investigators, including the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department and the Sonora Police Department, are still trying to determine who shot the bullet that struck the woman.

Suspect killed in police shootout

Police-lightsSONORA, CA – Sonora police officers shot and killed a man after he opened fire on police.

Read: Man identified in deadly Sonora shooting

According to reports, the man was involved in a shootout with police just after 10 p.m. Saturday, after officers responded to a call regarding a man with a gun.

When officers pulled over the suspect vehicle in the area of Washington Blvd, the man got out of his vehicle and started firing at police. Two deputies from the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department joined Sonora Police in the exchange.

One bystander and an officer were hit by gunfire. The officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The condition of the bystander was not available.

The suspect was declared dead at the scene.

Solo vehicle crash leaves 1 dead

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ELK GROVE, CA – A man was killed early Saturday morning after the car he was driving left the roadway on Calvine Road in Elk Grove.

According to the Elk Grove Police Department, the driver of a red Mazda MX6, later identified as 25-year-old Christopher Vo, was traveling eastbound on Calvine Road near Cliffcrest Drive just before 2 a.m. Saturday.

Investigators determined that Vo, for unknown reasons, lost control of his vehicle, causing it to leave the roadway just east of Cliffcrest Drive. The MX6 crossed over the center median and slammed into several trees, killing Vo.

Vo was the only occupant of the vehicle.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Elk Grove Police Department Traffic Bureau at (916) 478-8148.

Body found during welfare check identified

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SACRAMENTO, CA – The man found dead at his home in Sacramento on Monday has been identified.

According to the Sacramento Coroner’s website, 77-year-old Leo Curry belonged to the body discovered inside a home on the 4000 block of Shining Star Drive Monday afternoon just after 1 p.m.

Police were called out to the home to perform a welfare check on Monday afternoon. When officers arrived they discovered Curry’s body inside the home, in what police are calling a suspicious death.

Due to the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death, homicide detectives were called in to investigate. Still no word on the cause of death.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Bicyclist shot in West Sacramento

Police-lightsWEST SACRAMENTO, CA – West Sacramento Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Tuesday morning involving a bicyclist.

According to police, at approximately 8 a.m. Tuesday, a 42-year-old man riding a bicycle in the area of Proctor and Sycamore Avenues was struck multiple times by gunfire.

Apparently he was riding on the side of the road when a man pulled up and shot the him multiple times. The man survived the shooting.

No other details were available.

Anybody with information is asked to call the West Sacramento Police Department’s Dispatch at (916) 372-3375 or the Crime Tip Hotline at (916) 617-4747.

Pedestrian struck and killed by light-rail

Sacramento Regional TransitRANCHO CORDOVA, CA – A second person in less than a week was struck and killed by a light-rail train Tuesday morning.

According to Sacramento Metropolitan Fire, firefighters responded Tuesday morning to the tracks along Folsom Boulevard, near Mather Field Road, after an eastbound train struck a pedestrian. No other details were available.

Read: Teen killed by Regional Transit train

Last Thursday, 15-year-old Mariah Burgess was killed near Coloma Road and Folsom Boulevard, about 200 yards away from today’s tragic accident.

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