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Roseville PD arrests one of their own

Jude Chabot Credit: Roseville PD

Jude Chabot
Credit: Roseville PD

ROSEVILLE, CA – A Roseville police officer found himself on the wrong side of the law Tuesday night after police were dispatched to the off-duty officers Roseville home.

According to the Roseville Police Department, 30-year-old Jude Michael Chabot was arrested after officers responded to a 911 call made by his wife at approximately 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. She told dispatchers that Chabot was making threats and he had a weapon.

Fellow officers arrested Chabot who is accused of making criminal threats and brandishing a firearm.

There were no injuries in the incident.

Chabot is on paid administrative leave. He was booked at Placer County Jail and released on a $25,000 bond.

The Placer County District Attorney’s office will receive the report and determine whether or not to pursue charges.

In a statement the Roseville Police Department said they will be conducting an internal affairs investigation.

Pedestrian killed by light-rail train

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SACRAMENTO, CA – A person, who officials say was walking in a restricted area of the tracks, was struck and killed by a light-rail train on Tuesday evening.

According to officials, the accident happened around 7 p.m. Tuesday when the person was walking across the light-rail bridge that crosses over the American River, near Globe Station.

Passengers were transported by bus to their next stop during the investigation.

Driver killed in Fair Oaks identified

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FAIR OAKS, CA – The man killed in an early morning crash on Tuesday has been identified.

According to the Sacramento County Coroner’s website, 25-year-old Randall Weston was the driver killed in Tuesday’s deadly solo-vehicle accident.

The accident happened sometime after 2 a.m. Tuesday morning in the area of Sunset Avenue and Sun Run Lane. Weston was traveling on Sunset Avenue, when for unknown reasons, he lost control of his vehicle and headed down an embankment where his car slammed into a tree, killing Weston and sparking a vegetation fire.

Sacramento Metro was able to extinguish the flames quickly. Crews searched the area for any other victims that may have been thrown from the vehicle. It appears Weston was the sole occupant at the time of the accident.

18.5 mm Californians affected by data breaches last year

Attorney General Kamala Harris

Attorney General Kamala Harris

LOS ANGELES, CA – In a press release today, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris released the second annual report detailing 167 data breaches reported to the Attorney General’s office in 2013, impacting 18.5 million Californians

“Data breaches pose a serious threat to the privacy, finances and personal security of California consumers,” Attorney General Harris said. “The fight against these kind of cybercrimes requires the use of innovative strategies by government and the private sector to protect our state’s consumers and businesses. I strongly encourage more use of encryption to significantly reduce the risk of data breaches.”

According to Attorney General Harris, last year the number of reported data breaches increased by 28 percent, from 131 in 2012 to 167 in 2013. The number of Californians’ whose records were affected increased by over 600 percent, from 2.5 million in 2012 to 18.5 million in 2013. This increase was largely due to two massive retailer breaches at Target and LivingSocial, each of which put the personal information of approximately 7.5 million Californians at risk.

 

More than half of the 2013 breaches (53 percent) were caused by computer intrusions, such as malware and hacking. The remaining breaches resulted from physical loss or theft of laptops or other devices containing unencrypted personal information (26 percent), unintentional errors (18 percent) and intentional misuse (four percent).

 

The report includes specific tips and recommendations to reduce the frequency and impact of future breaches.

          For Consumers:

  • Monitor your credit and debit card accounts for suspi¬cious transactions and report any to the card-issuing bank. Ask the bank for online monitor¬ing and alerts on the card account.
  • If a data breach notice says your health insurance or health plan number was involved, contact your insurer or plan and ask them to note the breach in their records and to flag your account number.
  • If a data breach notice involves your password or user ID, change both for that account and any other accounts containing the same information.

           For Retailers:

  • Update point-of-sale terminals so that they are chip-enabled and install the necessary software.
  • Implement appropriate encryption solutions to devalue payment card data, including encrypting the data from the point of capture until completion of transaction authorization.
  • Implement appropriate tokenization solutions to devalue payment card data, including online and mobile transactions.
  • Respond promptly to payment card data breaches that occur in retail systems and improve the helpfulness of the “substitute notices” provided via web site and media.

In 2003, California was the first state to pass a law (AB 700, Simitian) mandating data breach notifications. This law requires businesses and state agencies to notify Californians when their personal information is compromised in a security breach.

In 2012, companies and state agencies subject to the law were also required, for the first time, to report any breach that involved more than 500 Californians to the Attorney General’s Office. (SB 24, Simitian).

Two recommendations from Attorney General Harris’ 2012 data breach report have been enacted as amendments to the AB 700. Attorney General Harris’ 2012 report recommended that, as a result of increased criminal focus on stealing online account credentials, this type of personal information should be included in SB 24. Based on the California Department of Justice’s recommendation, SB 46 of 2013 was enacted to do just that and the law took effect in January 2014.

The 2012 report also recommended that companies should offer mitigation products or provide information on the security freeze to victims of breaches of Social Security numbers or driver’s license numbers. In 2014, AB 1710 was enacted, requiring the source of a breach of such data to offer identity theft prevention or mitigation services at no cost to the affected person and for no less than 12 months. It will take effect in January 2015.

The full Data Breach 2013 report is available here: https://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/agweb/pdfs/privacy/2014data_breach_rpt.pdf?

Deputy killed 26 years to the day of his father

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Michael David Davis Sr.
Credit: Riverside County Sheriff

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Michael David Davis Jr.
Credit: Placer County Sheriff

PLACER COUNTY, CA – The Placer County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed on Friday, October 24, died exactly 26 years to the day that his father was killed in the line of duty in Riverside, California, as a Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy.

Deputy Michael David Davis Jr. was shot and killed Friday afternoon as he and his partner were investigating a suspect vehicle connected to the deadly shooting of a Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy.

Davis Jr. is survived by his wife and four children. He worked as an officer with the Auburn Police Department from 1996 to 1999, when he joined the Placer County Sheriff’s Office in 1999.

It was back in 1988, when Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael David Davis Sr. was killed in a helicopter crash during a narcotics task force operation on October 24.

Deputy Danny Oliver Credit: Sacramento County Sheriff

Deputy Danny Oliver
Credit: Sacramento County Sheriff

Yesterday’s tragic events started just after 10 a.m., when 34-year-old Marcelo Marquez, and his accomplice 38-year0old Janelle Marquez Monroy, fired at two Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputies who were approaching the suspects vehicle in the parking lot of the Motel 6 located near Arden and Ethan Way in Sacramento County. One officer was wounded, and another, later identified as Danny Oliver, was shot in the head and later died at a nearby hospital.

Oliver was a 15 year veteran with the force and is survived by his wife and two children.

The suspects left the scene and hijacked another vehicle, but not before shooting Anthony Holmes twice, this after Holmes refused to give up his car to the pair in Carmichael. One of the shots was to the head, leaving the car salesman in critical condition.

Marquez eventually carjacked a red 2002 Ford F-150 extended cab and headed to the city of Auburn, but not before Placer County Sheriff’s Deputies Davis Jr. and Jeff Davis (no relation) attempted to make contact with the suspect vehicle on Maidu Drive in Auburn. As the two Deputies approached the vehicle Marquez opened fire striking Davis in the arm and fatally wounding Davis Jr., who was rushed to a local hospital where he later died.

In Auburn, Monroy was taken into custody in the area of Belmont Drive as Marquez fled the scene on foot and barricaded himself in a home. Officers eventually flushed Marquez out of the house with tear gas and promptly arrested the man. Both Marquez and Munroy are from West Valley, Utah.

Placer County Sheriff Edward Bonner said at a press conference, “I think there’s those people who would say, ‘Well, you know what? I wish you had killed him,’” the visibly emotional Bonner continued, “Nah. That’s not who we are. We are not him. We did our job. I’m incredibly proud of the men and women who go out there every day and put their life on the line.”

Second deputy dies – suspect in custody

Police-lightsSACRAMENTO, CA – A second deputy has died in what has turned out to be a violent day in the Sacramento area.

Placer County Sheriff’s Spokesman Dena Irwin has confirmed that two deputies were shot as they approached a hijacked Ford F-150 that was involved in an earlier shooting in Sacramento. One of the deputies 42-year-old Michael David Davis, died from his wounds.

Earlier the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department announced that the deputy who was shot by the same suspect earlier in the morning after responding to a suspicious vehicle call near Arden Way and Howe Avenue had died.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, Officer Danny Oliver who was on the Problem Oriented Policing (POP) team was shot in the head as he approached an occupied vehicle parked in the parking lot of the Motel 6 located near Arden and Ethan Way. A second officer was able to fire back at the suspect, but they were able to flee the scene.

Oliver was a 15 year veteran on the force and he is survived by a wife and two daughters.

The man responsible for the shootings was apprehended at a home he barricaded himself into on Belmont Drive in Auburn. Officers arrested 34-year-old Marcelo Marquez and was taken to a local hospital.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, a call came in at approximately 10 a.m. Friday regarding a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the Motel 6 near Arden Way and Howe Avenue.

As the responding deputies approached the vehicle, which was occupied by Marquez and a woman, someone from the vehicle fired several shots at the officers, striking Oliver.

The suspects attempted to carjack another vehicle on Spanos Court, just south on Howe Avenue. The owner of the vehicle refused to give up his car keys and was shot by one of the suspects.

The suspects drove to a third location at River Glen where they carjacked the red Ford F-150. The owner of the F-150 was ordered at gunpoint to help disconnect a trailer from the back of the pickup.

The suspects made their way to Ancil Hoffman Park in Carmichael in the Ford F-150 where they changed clothes and then headed to Auburn.

On Maidu Drive in Auburn, Davis and a second deputy approached the truck and one of the suspects opened fire on the pair. Both deputies were struck before the suspects fled the scene.

In Auburn the female suspect, later identified as 38-year-old Janelle Marquez Monroy was taken into custody and Marquez took off on foot and barricaded himself in a home on Belmont Drive and later arrested. Both Marquez and Munroy are from West Valley, Utah.

 

Update: 1 Deputy dead suspect in custody

Police-lightsSACRAMENTO, CA – A Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy who was shot Friday morning after responding to a suspicious vehicle call near Arden Way and Howe Avenue has died.

Update: According to Auburn Police the suspect is in custody. Marcelo Marquez was arrested at a home on Belmont Drive in Auburn just after 4 p.m. Friday.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, officer Danny Oliver, who was on the Problem Oriented Policing (POP) team, was shot in the head as he approached an occupied vehicle parked in the parking lot of the Motel 6 located near Arden and Ethan Way. A second officer was able to fire back at the suspects, but they were able to flee the scene.

The 47-year-old Oliver was a 15 year veteran on the force and he is survived by a wife and two daughters.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, a call came in at approximately 10 a.m. Friday regarding a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the Motel 6 near Arden Way and Howe Avenue.

As the responding deputies approached the vehicle, which was occupied by a man and a woman, someone from the vehicle fired several shots at the officers, striking Oliver.

The suspects attempted to carjack another vehicle on Spanos Court, just south on Howe Avenue. The owner of the vehicle refused to give up his car keys and was shot by the suspects.

The suspects drove to a third location at River Glen where they carjacked the red Ford F-150. The owner of the F-150 was ordered at gunpoint to help disconnect a trailer from the back of the pickup.

The suspects made their way to Ancil Hoffman Park in Carmichael in the Ford F-150 where they changed clothes and then headed to Auburn.

On Maidu Drive in Auburn, two Placer County Sheriff’s deputies approached the truck and the suspects shot both deputies, and took off.

In Auburn the female suspect was taken into custody and the man took off on foot and is believed to be hiding inside a home on Blemont Drive.

All Auburn Union School District schools are on lock down as of 1:30 p.m. Friday.

3 deputies shot manhunt ensues

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SACRAMENTO, CA – A Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot Friday morning after responding to a suspicious vehicle call near Arden Way and Howe Avenue.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, a call came in at approximately 10 a.m. Friday regarding a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the Motel 6 near Arden Way and Howe Avenue.

As the responding deputy approached the vehicle, which was occupied by a man and a woman, someone from the vehicle shot the officer and then fled the scene.

The suspects attempted to carjack another vehicle on Spanos Court, just south on Howe Avenue. The owner of the vehicle refused to give up her car keys and was shot by the suspects.

The suspects drove to a third location at River Glen where they carjacked the red Ford F-150. The owner of the F-150 was ordered at gunpoint to help disconnect a trailer from the back of the pickup. They pair left behind a white Ford Mustang leaving a trail of blood in the car as well as an ammo clip.

The suspects made their way to Ancil Hoffman Park in Carmichael in the Ford F-150 where they changed clothes and then headed to Auburn.

On Maidu Drive in Auburn, two Placer County Sheriff’s deputies approached the truck and the suspects shot both deputies, and took off.

In Auburn the female suspect was taken into custody and the man took off on foot and is believed to be hiding inside a home on Belmont Drive in Auburn.

All Auburn Union School District schools are on lock down as of 1:30 p.m. Friday.

 

3 killed in fiery Sacramento crash

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SACRAMENTO, CA – A bicyclist was struck and killed Thursday afternoon resulting in the responsible vehicle hitting a tree and then catching fire killing both occupants.

According to the Highway Patrol, the horrific accident happened at approximately 2:30 this afternoon on Howe Avenue in Sacramento’s Arden Arcade area.

A man driving a 2008 Chevy Tahoe drifted towards the shoulder hitting the female bicyclist, killing her instantly. The Tahoe then hit a tree head-on killing a female passenger on impact. The driver was rushed to a local hospital where he later died.

The CHP is investigating the crash. Alcohol may have played a part in the accident as investigators discovered bottles of alcohol in the vehicle.

Man killed making U-turn on 99 identified

CHPSACRAMENTO, CA – The man who was killed after making an illegal U-turn on Highway 99 near Natomas Monday morning has been identified.

According to the Sacramento County Coroner’s website, 62-year-old Chattar Dhari Singh was the victim in yesterday’s deadly accident on Hwy. 99 just past Elverta Road.

The accident took place at around 5:30 a.m. Monday when, for unknown reasons, Singh made a U-turn across the center median into the fast lane of southbound traffic at a very slow rate of speed. At least one vehicle was able to avoid plowing into Singh’s vehicle, but a Ford F250 was unable to avoid a collision and slammed into his car at a high rate of speed, causing both vehicles to leave the roadway.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Singh was killed instantly. The driver of the Ford truck was not injured.

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