SACRAMENTO, CA – A man has been arrested after being released from a Sacramento hospital where he was being treated for injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle accident that claimed the life of the driver in another vehicle and sent the passenger to the hospital with serious injuries.
According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, 57-year-old Floyd Martin was released from the hospital on Thursday and charged with Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated.
On February 13 at approximately 10:53 a.m., officers responded to the 2900 block of Riverside Boulevard regarding two vehicles involved in a collision. Martin was driving his vehicle northbound on Riverside Boulevard when his car struck another vehicle entering the roadway.
The driver of the other vehicle was fatally injured and pronounced dead at the hospital. A passenger in the same vehicle was taken to the hospital in serious condition.
Martin was also transported to a local hospital with serious injuries, and has just now been declared fit-for-incarceration. He was booked into Sacramento County’s Main Jail on Thursday.
SACRAMENTO, CA – The driver of the vehicle that crashed into a pillar on Highway 50 yesterday has been identified as 45-year-old David Paul Johnson of Sacramento.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Johnson was traveling westbound on Highway 50 near the 26th Street off-ramp just before 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, when the car he was driving veered off the road and struck a concrete pillar.
Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene.
The CHP believes speed was a factor in the crash.
ROSEVILLE, CA – The Roseville Police Department has busted up a burglary ring that was targeting office buildings and storage facilities in the Roseville area.
On Tuesday, the Roseville Police Department said it had arrested four people in connection to a string of commercial burglaries in the area. The arrests came after a month long investigation that started after a police officer stopped a suspicious vehicle back in January.
It was in the middle of the night in mid-January when a Roseville patrol officer stopped a suspicious vehicle and arrested two people and recovered stolen property.
Roseville Police Spokeswoman, Dee Dee Gunther told CBS13, the officer “stopped and talked to the individuals and things were not adding up. He was persistent and did some digging and found some property from recent burglaries.”
This led to a month long investigation, and over the past two weeks detectives served search warrants at two apartments and a storage unit, recovering stolen property from a number of commercial burglaries in Roseville. Along with the stolen items officers found stolen ID and evidence of marijuana sales.
Six people were arrested, including 40-year-old James Eisner and 27-year-old Valiri Ryan, both of Roseville. The two were arrested on suspicion of identity theft, conspiracy, possession of stolen property, possession of methamphetamine and other related charges.
Forty-two-year-old Brook Heston, of Roseville was arrested on suspicion of possessing marijuana for sale, keeping a place to sell drugs, possessing stolen property, and other related charges
Forty-four-year-old Robert Vance, of Citrus Heights was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, assaulting a peace officer and other related charges
Two others were arrested on suspicion of soliciting Heston to buy drugs. Detectives are continuing to try and identify other burglary and identity theft victims.
SACRAMENTO, CA – The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department is looking for the public’s help in identifying a man believed to be involved in a failed kidnapping in December. A composite sketch of the suspect was released today.
According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, on December 23 last year, a female juvenile was retrieving items from a vehicle outside of a residence in the 8000 block of Lemas Road, when an unknown male driving a white, early 2000’s 4-door Jeep Cherokee, pulled up and pulled her inside of the vehicle. As the suspect was fleeing the area, the victim was able to jump from the moving vehicle and escape, suffering minor to moderate injuries.
The male is described as a black male adult in his late 20’s, standing approximately 6’1” tall and weighing between 200-210 pounds. At the time of the incident, he had straight hair pulled back and was muscular. The victim was able to only recently participate with the Sheriff Department’s forensic artist who completed the attached composite drawing of the subject.
Anyone with any information on the identity of the suspect or who may have information that would assist Detectives in this investigation is urged to call the Sacramento Sheriff’s People Crimes Detectives Bureau at (916) 874-5115.
SACRAMENTO, CA – An arrest has been made in the shooting death of 19-year-old Juwan Howard that occurred in December of last year.
According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, Homicide Detectives arrested 19-year-old Taejuan Jackson yesterday in connection with the murder of Howard outside of a convenience store in the 8000 block of Florin Road.
On December 21, 2013, Deputies responded to the convenience store on Florin Road after receiving calls that a man had been shot near the intersection.
When deputies arrived they discovered the teenager, later identified as Howard, with a fatal gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene by fire personnel.
Detectives were able to determine that Howard was with some friends at the convenience store, when a group of males got into a confrontation with the victim and his friends. Shots were fired and Howard was struck in the upper body. He then drove a short distance to the intersection of Florin Road and Franklin Blvd where someone called 911 to request assistance.
Both Jackson and Howard were known to each other.
Taejuan Jackson has been charged with murder and is currently being held without the possibility of bail at the Sacramento County Main Jail.
According to the Rancho Cordova Police Department today, at around 6:00pm on Sunday, a Rancho Cordova Police Department Traffic Unit responded to multiple calls of a vehicle versus a pedestrian on Zinfandel Drive, north of Frogs Leap Drive.
When officers arrived they discovered a 62-year-old woman, later identified as Sofia Sergievich of Rancho Cordova, lying on the pavement next to a Ford Explorer.
Sacramento County Metro Fire units responded to the scene and treated Sergievich. She was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment, but later died due to the injuries sustained in the collision.
According to witnesses, Serqievich was crossing Zinfandel Drive outside of a marked crosswalk when she was struck by the Ford Explorer. The driver was unable to stop the vehicle in time to avoid a collision. The roadway was wet at the time of the accident.
No parties involved in the collision were suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
According to the Placer County Sheriff’s Department, Tahoe City area residents, 55-year-old Darla Sue Farnell was killed and 70-year-old Ray Richard Farnell was critically injured after the plane they were flying crashed in a mountainous area south of the Truckee airport.
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office received information from the Oakland Air Traffic Control Center of a possible plane crash three to four miles south by south east of the Truckee Airport. A number of agencies responded to the area including the Placer County Sheriff’s Department, Truckee Police and Fire Departments, North Tahoe Fire, California Highway Patrol and the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office. The CHP also brought in two helicopters to assist in the search.
Just before noon the CHP H24 helicopter located the crash site about six miles south by south east from the Truckee Airport in the Juniper Creek area of Placer County California. The plane was located in four to five feet of snow, making it difficult to reach by conventional means. Snowmobile teams and two snowcats were already staged in the area and started heading to the crash site from the east and west sides of the mountain.
The team of snowmobiles reached the crash site at approximately 12:50 and discovered survivor Ray Farnell and the body of Darla. Team members provided medical aid to the critically injured Farnell until a snowcat with paramedics arrived.
Investigators from the FAA will begin investigating the crash tomorrow.
ANTELOPE, CA – The man shot and killed early Sunday morning after brandishing weapons and pointing a handgun at deputies was carrying replicas and not real firearms, indicatomg a possible “suicide by cop.”
According to the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, investigators believe the original calls to the Sheriff’s Department were likely not related, due to time and distance from where the original gunfire was heard and where Deputies made contact with 41-year-old Ryan Matthew Shannon along Don Julio Boulevard.
According to detectives the assault rifle which Shannon was observed to be carrying and the handgun that he pointed at the Deputies, before being fatally shot, were realistic firearm replicas manufactured for recreational purposes. Both weapons were absent of any obvious physical markings that they were replica weapons.
Detectives also recovered evidence indicating the Shannon wanted to end his life and took direct actions with the Deputies, resulting in his death.
It was just after midnight Sunday when the Sacramento Sheriff’s Communications Center started receiving calls reporting gunshots in the area of 4000 Antelope Road.
Before officers could arrive, more calls started coming in reporting that a man armed with a gun was walking in the area of North Loop Boulevard, near Antelope Road.
When Deputies arrived they discovered a man, later identified as Shannon, walking on Don Julio Boulevard and carrying what was thought to be an assault rifle just north of Antelope Road.
When deputies confronted Shannon, he refused to drop the weapon and then pulled a handgun and pointed it at officers, which is when deputies opened fire on the suspect.
Shannon was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
According to the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, the California Highway Patrol contacted the Sheriff’s Department shortly before 7:30 a.m. today, after they received a call regarding a possible carjacking in the 7000 block of Elder Street.
As deputies were responding, they received information that a vehicle matching the description of the carjacked vehicle had been involved in a single-vehicle accident at 9th Street and Elverta Road in Rio Linda.
The man was apprehended and taken to a local hospital for treatment.
According to investigators, the suspect broke into a locked vehicle parked in the driveway of a residence on Elder Street. The vehicle owner physically confronted the suspect, who ran away during the altercation.
The suspect broke out the window of a second locked car parked in a nearby driveway, and was in the process of leaving the scene with the car when the owner attempted to stop him. The owner was injured during the incident and transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect fled the scene only to lose control of the stolen vehicle and crash at Elverta Road and 9th Street. He received moderate injuries to his leg.
FAIR OAKS, CA – The woman who was shot and killed after leading Citrus Heights Police on a vehicle pursuit and then tried to ram their vehicles has been identified.
According to the Sacramento County Coroner’s website, 22-year-old Gabriella Monique Nevarez of Citrus Heights, was the woman killed in yesterday’s incident.
According to the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, Citrus Heights Police Officers were pursuing a stolen vehicle in the 7000 block of Madison Avenue just after 11:30 a.m. Sunday.
Nevarez led police on a chase reaching speeds in excess of 70 mph and tried to ram police cars at least twice during the pursuit.
During her final attempt to ram a pair of police cars, Nevarez was shot and killed by officers. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to several news reports, this may have been the result of a family argument that went terribly wrong. According to sources, Nevarez had gotten into an argument with her grandmother and drove away in her grandmother’s vehicle. It appears the grandmother may have reported the vehicle as stolen.
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department is heading the investigation.