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Pedestrian dies after being dragged 8 blocks

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SACRAMENTO, CA – An elderly man was struck and killed after being hit by at least two vehicles late Wednesday night.

According to officials, at around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, an elderly man was in the middle of the road when he was hit by a car in the area of Meadowview Road and 21st Street. A second vehicle, a Honda CRV, then struck the victim and dragged him for at least 8 blocks before the driver realized what had happened.

The victim has been identified by the Sacramento Coroner as 90-year-old Russell Victor Johnson of Sacramento. According to the coroners website the incident is classified as a hit and run.

Johnson was declared dead at the scene.

Meadowview was closed all night and reopened at 5 a.m.

Both drivers cooperated with police and no charges have been filed at this time. It’s unknown why the man was in the middle of the road.

 

 

 


Fresno Women arrested for credit card fraud

Porcha Bush Credit: Turlock PD

Porcha Bush
Credit: Turlock PD

Ashley Fambrough Credit: Turlock PD

Ashley Fambrough
Credit: Turlock PD

TURLOCK, CA – Two women were arrested in Turlock on Monday after attempting to withdraw funds with a fraudulent debit card and fake ID.

According to police, 26-year-old Porcha Bush and 18-year-old Ashley Fambrough, both from Fresno, were arrested on Tuesday outside of a Wells Fargo Bank with more than 30 fake credit cards in their possession.

Apparently Bush had entered the Wells Fargo Bank and produced a fake ID and fraudulent debit card in an attempt to make a withdrawal. When the teller attempted the transaction the card was declined and a “fraud alert” notification immediately followed.

Responding officers located Bush and Fambrough in a vehicle outside the bank.

Bush was booked for commercial burglary, attempting to pass a counterfeit credit card with intent to defraud and conspiracy, and Fambrough was booked for possession of account information for another’s credit card with intent to commit fraud and conspiracy.

Cal Expo shuts down ATM – Man arrested for fraud

Police-lightsSACRAMENTO, CA – An ATM machine that was being used to steal unsuspecting consumer’s credit card information has been shut down at Cal Expo.

According to Cal Expo police, 21-year-old Darius Deangelo Evans was arrested on a felony warrant issued by the San Francisco Police Department. Evans used the stolen information to make purchases at the Bloomingdale store in San Francisco.

Evans stands accused of creating credit cards in his name using stolen account numbers he retrieved from an ATM machine setup at Cal Expo, spending thousands of dollars on electronics, clothes and jewelry.

According to police, one victim was notified while he was at the opening day of the state fair, this after using an ATM machine. The victim started getting calls from his bank informing him that his account was being drained while he was still at the fair. The victim contacted Cal Expo Police who were able to identify the ATM used.

Investigators were able to link some of the activity from the victim`s card to purchases made in south Sacramento. Police contacted the merchants who provided police with a name and surveillance video of the suspect.

On Tuesday morning, 10 days after the initial fraud took place, investigators went to an apartment in the 7200 block of Greenhaven Drive, where Evans was renting an apartment.

Officers seized over a thousand dollars in cash, loaded weapons, marijuana, high-end athletic shoes, along with hundreds of dollar’s worth of Prada and Louis Vuitton belts.

Evans is being held at the Sacramento County Jail on $500,000 bond.

The Go Go’s take on Thunder Valley

The Go Go's Perform at Thunder Valley Casino

The Go Go’s Perform at Thunder Valley Casino

LINCOLN, CA – The 80s were back at Thunder Valley Casino Resort as the Replay America tour arrived featuring the Go Go’s, Patty Smyth of Scandal, Martha Davis and The Motels and Naked Eyes featuring Pete Byrne.

Pete Byrne of Naked Eyes

Pete Byrne of Naked Eyes

The show kicked off at 6:30 p.m., a full half hour later than planned. Originally Cutting Crew was to be on the tour, but they had problems getting Visas issued in time to make the tour.

Opening the evening was Naked Eyes with founding member Pete Byrne. Fellow founding member Rob Fisher passed away in the late 90s.

Byrne started his three song set with “In the Name of Love,” followed by “Promises Promises.” When he announced that the next song would be his last, there were some boos from the crowd. Fans were rewarded with Naked Eyes biggest hit “Always Something There to Remind Me.”

Martha Davis of The Motels

Martha Davis of The Motels

During Byrne’s set there were times when you could hear the young voice belting out the lyrics, but for the most part, his vocals were spotty. The crowd didn’t seem to mind as Byrne’s onstage antics brought the crowd to life, despite the hot and humid weather.

Patty Smyth

Patty Smyth

Martha Davis and the Motels were up next, starting with “Suddenly Last Summer.” Sax man Marty Jourard joined Davis onstage for “Remember the Nights.” Davis and Jourard did a superb job, but the audience seemed to lose interest. It’s difficult to pull out the sax when the sun is still blazing in the sky. The song is better suited for those intimate, dimly lit, moments.

Davis turned it around as she continued with “Take the L” and finished off her set with “Only The Lonely.”

Patty Smyth (L) and Kieth Mack take a selfie

Patty Smyth (L) and Kieth Mack take a selfie

Patty Smyth took the stage and kicked her set off with “Hands Tied.” Smyth immediately introduced guitarist Keith Mack and then proceeded to take selfies with Mack and the audience as a backdrop.

Smyth continued interacting with fans throughout her set. After her finale “Goodbye to You,” Smyth thanked everyone for being there and said, “Lincoln, California! We love your asses!”

Belinda Carlisle of The Go Go's

Belinda Carlisle of The Go Go’s

The Go Go’s took the stage as Pink’s “Get the Party Started” was playing in the background. Leading the pack was Belinda Carlisle (vocals), followed by Charlotte Caffey (guitar), Jane Wiedlin (guitar) and Gina Schock (drums) and Abby Davis (bass). Davis replaced original member Kathy Valentine. Valentine recently split from the band after an argument over royalties.

Charlotte Caffey of The Go Go's

Charlotte Caffey of The Go Go’s

When the Go Go’s hit the stage singing “Vacation,” the audience came to their feet and most fans remained standing throughout their performance.

They followed up with several hits from their album “Beauty and the Beast,” with Wiedlin complaining about Taylor Swift having the market on songs about past boyfriends, when the Go Go’s have been doing it for decades.

Jane Wiedlin of The Go Go's

Jane Wiedlin of The Go Go’s

Carlisle was able to squeeze one of her solos into the mix singing her 1986 hit “Mad About You.”

The Go Go’s kept the audience fully engaged and at one point Schock left her post behind the drums to invite a number of audience members up onstage as the band performed their cover of the 1960’s hit “Cool Jerk.”

Gina Schock of The Go Go's

Gina Schock of The Go Go’s

Pandemonium broke out as the band started up “Our Lips are Sealed,” with many audience members believing this was their closing song.

For their encore the Go Go’s played “Johnny are You Queer” and “Head Over Heels.”

 

 

 

 

Audience members onstage with The Go Go's

Audience members onstage with The Go Go’s

 

 

Thunder Valley Casino’s Summer Concert Series is in full swing. This Friday That Metal Show, featuring Anthrax, thrashes its way to Thunder Valley and on Saturday George Benson and Chris Botti quiet things down a bit with little bit of jazz.

2nd body found in Sacramento River

waterSACRAMENTO, CA – A body was discovered Monday morning near the I Street Bridge in the Sacramento river and now a second body has been discovered near Garden Highway.

The two incidents do not appear to be connected.

According to Fox40, the second body was found in the Sacramento River Monday around 5:30 p.m. near an area popular with the homeless.

Recovery crews had to use special equipment to pull the body out of the water due to the steep terrain.

The coroner has not released the identities of either body.

The first body is believed to belong to a white male in his 30s and the condition of the second body was too far decomposed to determine any identifying characteristics.

2 arrested in fatal Fair Oaks shooting

Police-lightsFAIR OAKS, CA – Two people have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a man inside a Fair Oaks home on Sunday night.

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According to the Sacramento County Sheriff Department, homicide detectives arrested 25-year-old Deonte Lindel Upchurch and 31-year-old Matthew Brownwood yesterday afternoon on murder and robbery charges.

Detectives believe Upchurch and Brownwood were invited inside the residence in the 7400 block of Tierra Way Sunday night and attempted to take items in the home that did not belong to them.

When 34-year-old Wesley J. Camp, a resident at the home, confronted both Upchurch and Brownwood an altercation ensued, leading to the fatal shooting.

Homicide detectives ask anyone having further information regarding this incident 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).

Fire burns in Colfax

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COLFAX, CA – Cal Fire is reporting a 25 acre fire in the area of Colfax, just off of Interstate 80, referred to as the Iowa fire.

According to Cal Fire, the fire was reported just before 1:30 p.m. Monday afternoon and quickly spread to 25 acres. The fire is located at Iowa Hill Road and Grandview Road in Colfax, just down the street from the Cal Fire Colfax station.

The steep terrain and heavy vegetation is causing problems for firefighters, but they remain optimistic as temperatures are coming down and there are only some light winds.

As of 4:30 p.m. the fire was 25% contained and there was no word if any structures were threatened, or evacuations in place.

Iowa Hill Road between Grandview Avenue and the Mineral Bar area is closed.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is assisting Placer County Fire and Cal Fire with road closures as they continue to battle the fire.

Driver killed in Folsom accident

Police-lightsFOLSOM, CA – A Cameron Park woman was killed Sunday Morning after the car she was driving left the roadway and slammed into a tree.

According to Folsom police, 23-year-old Stephanie Leigh Mobbs, of Cameron Park, was driving a Mercedes at a high rate of speed in the area of Golf Links Drive Sunday morning just before 1:30, when her vehicle veered off the road near East Natoma Street and hit a tree.

Mobbs was ejected from the vehicle.

Body found in Sacramento River

waterSACRAMENTO, CA – The body of a man was discovered in the Sacramento River Monday morning by a passerby.

According to Police, the body was found near some abandoned dock supports near the I Street Bridge by a person walking in the area.

Police said the victim is a white male believed to be in his 30s or 40s.

Man killed in Fair Oaks shooting identified

Police-lightsFAIR OAKS, CA – The man shot and killed Sunday night at a home in Fair Oaks has been identified.

According to the Sacramento County Coroner, the victim in last night’s shooting has been identified as 34-year-old Wesley John Camp, of Fair Oaks.

READ: 2 arrested in fatal Fair Oaks shooting

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According to the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, they received multiple calls Sunday night at around 9:40 p.m., about a man being shot during an argument inside a residence in the 7400 block of Tierra Way.

When Deputies arrived at the scene, they discovered Camp suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. He was declared dead at the scene.

As of last night, there were no suspect(s) or known motive to the shooting.

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 http://www.sacsheriff.com, by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword ‘SSD’, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

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