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Hit and run kills bicyclist

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SACRAMENTO, CA – A bicyclist was struck and killed Tuesday evening by a hit and run driver of a Cadillac Eldorado.

According to Police, a man in his 40s was struck Tuesday at approximately 6:44 p.m. on Sully Street near Marlin Spike Way.

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the vehicle described as a 1993 to 2002 silver Cadillac Eldorado, with tinted windows. The victim suffered critical injuries from the collision and Sacramento Fire Department personnel pronounced the man dead at the scene.

Detectives believe the vehicle was also traveling southbound on Sully Street when it struck the victim and fled the scene.

Investigators were able to locate surveillance video of the suspect vehicle.

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.

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2 arrested for attempted murder in North Sac

Armando Pachicano Sacramento PD

Armando Pachicano
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Eduardo Cortes Sacramento PD

Eduardo Cortes
Sacramento PD

SACRAMENTO, CA – Two men were arrested Sunday for attempted murder after a domestic dispute erupted in a North Sacramento home.

According to the Sacramento Police Department, 19-year-old Armando Pachicano and 20-year-old Eduardo Cortes were arrested for the attempted murder of a 23-year-old woman.

On Sunday, at approximately 1:14 a.m., the Sacramento Police Department received a 911 call regarding a report of a woman who had been assaulted. Further reports indicated the sounds of screaming near the 2200 block of Grove Avenue.

Arriving officers found the victim suffering from serious injuries as a result of a domestic violence incident. The woman was rushed to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Detectives, along with Crime Scene Investigators, were called to the scene.

Cortes attempted to flee the scene on foot as police arrived, he was detained and subsequently booked for attempted murder.

After interviewing witnesses, detectives were able to identify Pachicano as second suspect in the attack. Pachicano was located in North Sacramento and booked into Jail for attempted murder.

Medieval mace used to kill dog and attack owner

Travis Lanning Sacramento Sheriff

Travis Lanning
Sacramento Sheriff

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA – A man is being accused of killing a dog and then attacking the owner with a mace (ball with spikes).

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, a woman in her 50s was walking a friends dachshund when a man approached her from behind and he said he was going to kill her.

Deputies who were driving on Garfield Avenue near Auburn Boulevard just after 4 a.m. Monday morning, came upon the woman and her attacker, who was later identified as 34-year-old Travis Lanning.

The victim told deputies that she was walking her dog when a man attacked her with a medieval mace, which is a round object with spikes sticking out.

According to the woman, the man killed her dog and she attempted to run from the scene, but the suspect eventually caught up with her and started beating her with the weapon.

The woman was rushed to a local hospital with significant injuries, but she is expected to survive. A neighbor found the dog alive brought it to a local veterinarian for care.

Lanning was arrested and is facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon and mayhem.



Teen fatally shot in South Sacramento

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SOUTH SACRAMENTO, CA – A 19-year-old man was shot to death Sunday night in a South Sacramento neighborhood.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 8:40 p.m., deputies responded to multiple calls of gunshots being fired from area residents in the 7600 block of Southbreeze Drive.

Arriving officers located a man, later identified as 19-year-old Jose Rodriguez, of Sacramento, suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Rodriguez was declared dead at the scene.

Homicide Detectives are continuing their investigation into the motive and suspect of this fatal shooting.

Detectives are asking anyone with information relating to this incident, to please contact the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP. 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).

One dead in solo vehicle accident

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SACRAMENTO, CA – A 23-year-old man is dead after the truck he was driving ran off the side of the road in a rural part of Sacramento County.

According to the Sacramento County Coroner’s website, Brandon William Jakaboski, of Rio Linda, was killed in Sunday evenings accident along Highway 99 near Elverta Road in Sacrament County.

According to California Highway Patrol, at around 7:15 p.m. the truck Jakaboski was driving, ran off the right shoulder as he was traveling southbound on Highway 99, causing the vehicle to flip over. Jakaboski was the lone occupant of the truck.

Witnesses stopped to help Jakaboski, but were unable to get the driver out of the vehicle. Emergency crews responded and eventually extracted Jakaboski.

Jakaboski was declared dead at the scene.

Investigators believe Jakaboski was driving at a high rate of speed just before the accident.


Caretaker arrested for stealing from 92-year-old

Kneisha Ann Dosty  Placer County Sheriff

Kneisha Ann Dosty
Placer County Sheriff

PLACER COUNTY, CA – A Sacramento caretaker was arrested by Placer County Sheriff’s detectives on Friday for stealing checks and jewelry from a 92-year-old man she was working for.

According to officials, 31-year-old Kneisha Ann Dosty was taken into custody in Sacramento and booked into Placer County Jail.

Dosty is being charged with financial elder abuse by a caretaker, identity theft and grand theft.

The Placer County Sherrif’s Department was alerted by the victim’s family. In late February, the family received a call from a check-cashing business in Sacramento, to verify the validity of a check. The suspect left the check-cashing business, and it was later determined that Dosty was the suspect.

As the family looked further into the matter, they soon discovered the victim’s jewelry had also been taken. Detectives were able to locate some of the man’s jewelry at a Sacramento pawn shop.


Thief steals bike from 5-year-old

Suspect Truck Sacramento PD

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Suspect vehicle Sacramento PD

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Sacramento PD

SACRAMENTO, CA – A man driving a white Chevy S-10 pickup truck made off with a red and black Schwin bicycle after shoving a five-year-old boy off his bike.

According to the Sacramento Police Department, on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, officers responded to the 2300 block of Boxwood Avenue regarding a five-year-old who was riding his bicycle on the sidewalk when a male subject approached him and pushed him off of his bike. The suspect took the red and black Schwin bike and fled the scene in a white, Chevy S-10 truck.

POD Camera Sacramento PD

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A Police Observation Device (POD) located at the intersection of Del Paso and El Camino captured a photo of the suspect vehicle.

The fiver-year-old was not injured and he wasn’t without a bike for long. The officers who initially responded to the scene were able to obtain a new bicycle for the young boy through the Cops and Clergy program.

The suspect is described as a male, Hispanic adult in his mid 20’s, 5’10”-6’0” tall with short, black hair.

Mountain lion forces lockdown of 2 Cameron Park schools

Camerado Springs Middle SchoolCAMERON PARK, CA – Two schools in Cameron Park are on lockdown this morning after a mountain lion was spotted in the area.

According to reports, the mountain lion was spotted just after 9 a.m. Thursday morning causing the lockdown of Camerado Springs Middle School and Blue Oak Elementary School.

Department of Fish and Wildlife is responding to the area.

Driver killed on Mack Road identified


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SACRAMENTO, CA – The person killed in a solo vehicle accident late Wednesday night has been identified.

According to the Sacramento County Coroner’s website, the drive was identified as 56-year-old Frank O’Neil, of Sacramento.

According to reports, O’Neil was killed at approximately 11:40 p.m. Wednesday, after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a street light and a brick wall in the area of Mack Road and Samos Way.

Investigators are looking into the cause of the fatal accident.

Students trapped on school bus after hitting power pole

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LINCOLN, CA – A Western Placer Unified school bus slammed into a power pole near Lincoln this afternoon, shearing the power pole and trapping students inside due to live wires.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident occurred just after 4 p.m. at Wise and Mount Vernon Roads.

Six students are on the bus and not being allowed off due to live wires from the fallen power pole.

PG&E has been called to the scene to assist and are estimating the power will be shut off at approximately 5:45, allowing students to exit the bus. There are currently no reports of injuries.

Wise Road is shut down in both directions

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