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82-year-old struck and killed in Orangevale

Police-lightsORANGEVALE, CA. An 82-year-old woman died late yesterday after being struck by a vehicle in Orangevale.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the woman, later identified as 82-year-old Sara J. Gutshall, was struck while crossing Central Avenue, east of Trajan Drive Tuesday at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Gutshall was not within the crosswalk at the time.

The car was being driven by a 19-year-old and Investigators believe the driver was temporary blinded by the setting sun at the time of the accident.

Gutshall was transported to a local hospital where she later died.

 

Bomb threat at Whitney High School unfounded

whitney-high-schoolROCKLIN, CA – Students at Whitney High School got a break yesterday just as lunch was ending when someone called in a bomb threat to the school.

According to Rocklin Police, the threat was called in to the school at approximately 1:20 p.m., just as the lunch break was ending.

Students were removed from the school and relocated to the football field.

Parents were notified of the incident and informed they could pick up their kids after school.

According to one report the students were still on the field after 2:30 p.m.

Rocklin police investigated and they were unable to locate any devices.

Towards the end of last school year, Whitney High School was plagued with threats on social media sites resulting in at least one arrest. Charges against the teen were later dropped by the district attorneys office.

 

Car slams into Elk Grove School

Jetta crashed into preschool Credit: Elk Grove PD

Jetta crashed into preschool
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ELK GROVE, CA – Two people were injured this morning after a vehicle slammed into a preschool in Elk Grove this morning.

According to the Cosumnes Fire Department, the driver of a late-model Volkswagen Jetta was parking at the Phoenix School on 3050 Babson Drive, when it suddenly lurched forward crashing through the wall of the school.

The Jetta ended up at least six feet into the classroom, injuring two people. They were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. The school was not in session at the time and it’s unknown if any of the injured were students.

The driver was trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extricated by fire crews.

 

Arrest made in fatal shooting of key witness

Police-lightsSACRAMENTO, CA – The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department has made an arrest in the deadly shooting of a man who was a key witness in the high-profile Barbershop murders.

According to detectives, 23-year-old Joe Miles was arrested and booked into Sacramento County Jail yesterday for the shooting death of 25-year-old Marquelle Jones.

Jones was killed while sitting in his vehicle in the Alta Arden Expressway area on September 9. Jones provided key testimony in the infamous Barbershop murder trial in Sacramento, which resulted in three convictions.

Jones was robbed by one of the defendants back in December of 2010, the resulting argument led up to a violent gun battle a week later at a South Sacramento barbershop. Monique Nelson was shot and killed protecting her toddler son during the attack. Jones’ brother, Marvion Barksdale, was also killed.

At this stage, investigators are stilling trying to determine the relationship and motive between Miles and Jones, but detectives do not believe the shooting had anything to do with the testimony in the trial.

Homicide Detectives continue to actively investigate this case and believe a second suspect is still outstanding. We continue to ask anyone with information relating to this homicide, 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).

 

Man found on Sacramento sidewalk identified

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SACRAMENTO, CA – The man found on a Sacramento sidewalk with obvious trauma to his upper body has been identified.

According to the Sacramento County Coroner’s website, the man was 20-year-old Joseph Lee Thomas, of Sacramento.

On Sunday, just after 9 p.m., The Sacramento Fire Department was called out for a medical aid call for a male subject down in the area of Franklin Boulevard near Whisper Wood Way. When crews arrived they discovered Thomas on the east sidewalk of Franklin Blvd suffering from upper body trauma. Thomas was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fire crews contacted Sacramento Police and Homicide Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators were called to the scene.

According to the Sacramento Police Department, the motive for the assault in not known at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

 

 

Driver killed on Alta-Arden Expressway identified

Police-lightsSACRAMENTO, CA – The man shot dead while driving his vehicle in the area of Alta-Arden Expressway and Ethan Way has been identified.

According to the Sacramento Coroner’s website, 24-year-old Marquelle Jones was the victim shot Tuesday night just after 9.

The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department said that Jones was shot and lost control of his vehicle at the intersection located in the 2000 block of Alta-Arden Expressway. The vehicle hit the center median.

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The victim’s friend went to the In-N-Out Burger near the intersection to call for help.

Deputies arrived and found jones inside the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

While a motive for this shooting and homicide is unknown at this stage in the investigation, 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).

Driver shot dead near Alta Arden Expressway

Police-lightsSACRAMENTO, CA – A man was shot dead while driving his vehicle in the area of Alta Arden Expressway and Ethan Way on Tuesday at approximately 9 p.m.

According to the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, the man was shot and lost control of his vehicle at the intersection located in the 2000 block of Alta-Arden Expressway. The vehicle hit the center median.

Read: Driver killed on Alta Arden identified

The victim’s friend went to the In-N-Out Burger near the intersection to call for help.

Deputies arrived and found the victim, a man in his mid-twenties, inside the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

While a motive for this shooting and homicide is unknown at this stage in the investigation, 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).

Body found in car identified

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SOUTH SACRAMENTO, CA – The body of the man who was found yesterday slumped over in his vehicle by a waste management worker has been identified.

According to the Sacramento County Coroner’s website, the body belonged to 44-year-old Amando Gonzales, of Sacramento.

Yesterday just before 11 a.m. the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department received multiple calls in the area of Stevenson Avenue and Golden Meadow Drive for shots fired.

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Arriving deputies located several vehicles that were apparently stuck by recent gunfire, but they did not find any victims at the scene.

About an hour later a waste management employee reported seeing someone slumped over inside their vehicle, about a block away from the initial reports of gunfire. The body, later identified as Gonzales, was discovered in the 7900 block of Springarden Way.

Homicide investigators were called out to the scene, but it is not known if the victim was a result of the earlier report of gunfire.

According to some witnesses, they heard a number of gunshots and then saw a black pickup truck speeding away in reverse on Stevenson Avenue. The pickup hit several garbage cans as it was racing off.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to 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

Man found dead in vehicle

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SOUTH SACRAMENTO, CA – A waste management worker reported a man slumped over in his vehicle earlier today and now homicide investigators are on the scene.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, they received multiple calls in the area of Stevenson Avenue and Golden Meadow Drive for shots fired just before 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Read: Body found in car identified

Arriving deputies located several vehicles that were apparently stuck by recent gunfire, but they did not find any victims at the scene.

About an hour later a waste management employee reported seeing someone slumped over inside their vehicle about a block away from the initial reports of gunfire. The body was discovered in the 7900 block of Springarden Way.

Homicide investigators were called out to the scene, but it is not known if the victim was a result of the earlier report of gunfire.

According to some witnesses, they heard a number of gunshots and then saw a black pickup truck speeding away in reverse on Stevenson Avenue. The pickup hit several garbage cans as it was racing off.

Arden Arcade shooting victim identified

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Carl Talent
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SACRAMENTO, CA – The man shot and killed in Sacramento on Friday has been identified as a Roseville resident.

According to the Sacramento Coroner’s website, the man shot to death in the Arden Arcade area of Sacramento County on Friday has been identified as 45-year-old Carl A. Talent, of Roseville.

Early Saturday morning homicide detectives from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department arrested 37-year-old Jerome Bernard Butler for the murder of Talent.

Butler and the victim were known acquaintances and detectives believe there are no outstanding suspects in the case.

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On Friday at approximately 7:30 p.m., multiple calls were received regarding shots fired in the 2200 block of Hurley Way.

When Deputies arrived, they discovered a white 45-year-old man, later identified as Talent, suffering from gunshot wounds in the parking lot of the Hurley Way apartment complex. Talent was pronounced dead at the scene.

Jerome Bernard Butler  Credit: Sacramento County Sheriff

Jerome Bernard Butler
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Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives are asking anyone having any 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).

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