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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.

Axe wielding man arrested

Jamaal Ringgold Credit: Sacramento PD

Jamaal Ringgold
Credit: Sacramento PD

SACRAMENTO, CA – A man was arrested this morning after he attacked a woman with an axe, leaving her with significant injuries.

According to the Sacramento Police Department, officers were called out to the 7800 block of Center Parkway just after 6 a.m. Monday morning after receiving a call from a woman in need of help.

When officers arrived, they found the woman suffering from major injuries caused by an axe. Officers searched the immediate area and, after a brief foot pursuit and struggle, arrested 25-year-old Jamaal Ringgold.

Ringgold was arrested for attempted homicide, domestic violence, and resisting arrest.

 

Organized crime bust in Contra Costa County

Attorney General Kamala Harris

Attorney General Kamala Harris

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – In a statement today, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced the takedown of a transnational criminal organization based in Contra Costa County, including the arrest of 22 individuals and the seizure of 500 pounds of methamphetamine and over $700,000 in U.S. Currency.

According to the statement, the takedown was named Operation Road Trip and represented the culmination of several related investigations targeting California-based Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTO) connected to Mexico’s Sinaloa Federation drug cartel. These investigations, which were led by California Department of Justice task forces that include federal, state and local law enforcement partners, have to date, resulted in 67 arrests and the seizure of $40 million of methamphetamine and $1.82 million in U.S. Currency over the past six years.

“This operation demonstrates our continuing commitment to focus on the connection between transnational criminal organizations and organized street gangs in California,” Attorney General Harris said. “We will do whatever is necessary with our federal and local partners to dismantle these violent, insidious organizations.”

The statement continued:

Operation Road Trip is the merger of two long-term investigations led by the West Contra Costa County Narcotic Enforcement Team (“West-NET”) Task Force, the Los Angeles Interagency Metropolitan Police Apprehension Crime Task Force (“LA IMPACT”), and associated local, state, and federal partners. During the Operation Road Trip investigation, the task forces revealed that methamphetamine from Mexico was being delivered to the Nitro gang, a DTO based in Southern California. The Nitro gang would make regular “road trips” to Contra Costa County in order to distribute to other DTOs, including the Urtiz gang based in Northern California. Over the past year, Operation Road Trip resulted in the service of 16 search warrants, the seizure of 500 pounds of methamphetamine, 1 firearm, 4 vehicles, $723,635 in U.S. Currency, and the arrests of 22 individuals for drug and firearms related violations.

In May of 2011, Attorney General Harris along with the FBI and other law enforcement partners announced the conclusion of the first of the two long-term investigations, named Operation Red Reach. This operation, a two-year coordinated sweep led by West-NET, shut down a network of local and transnational gangs, including a Nortenos gang in western Contra Costa County. The case resulted in the seizure of 135 pounds of methamphetamine, 26 illegal firearms, approximately $150,000 in U.S. Currency and federal and state convictions of 26 individuals. Information and intelligence gained from this operation led to the identification of the Urtiz DTO.

West-NET’s subsequent investigation, named Operation Crystal Lens, revealed that the Urtiz DTO’s methamphetamine was being supplied by the Southern California-based Nitro DTO, which was also separately under investigation by LA IMPACT.

In total, the three linked investigations, Operation Red Reach, Crystal Lens and Road Trip, have resulted in the total seizure of 1109 pounds of methamphetamine, for a street value of $40,242,504, the seizure of 48 firearms, 10 vehicles, $1.82 million in U.S. Currency and the total arrests of 67 individuals for drug, and firearms related violations.

In March, Attorney General Harris called the trafficking of methamphetamine a growing threat to the state and a top priority for law enforcement in a report, Gangs Beyond Borders: California and the Fight Against Transnational Organized Crime, which is the first comprehensive report analyzing the current state of transnational criminal organizations in California.

Transnational criminal organizations have made California the single biggest point of entry for methamphetamine into the United States, with 70% entering through the San Diego Port of Entry. The report also outlined recommendations to address this problem, which include increased funding for state anti-narcotics trafficking task forces and additional coordination between federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in combatting transnational criminal organizations. The report is available here: https://oag.ca.gov/transnational-organized-crime.

Following the release of the report, Attorney General Harris led a delegation of state attorneys general to Mexico to strengthen working relationships between the governments of both countries and enhance efforts to combat transnational crime. The delegation met with Mexican state attorneys general and federal officials to discuss the issues of drug, human and firearms trafficking, money laundering and high-tech crime.

Earlier this month, Attorney General Harris announced that the California Department of Justice will create a new anti-methamphetamine team of Special Agents based in Los Angeles funded by a $1 million federal grant. The team will be comprised of six Special Agents assigned to investigate illicit activities related to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine in California and will work in a coordinated effort with the other 18 existing California Department of Justice task forces.

The noted investigative accomplishments would not have come to a successful conclusion without the assistance and support of the following law enforcement partners: Alameda County Narcotics Task Force, Antioch Police Department, California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation – Special Service Unit, California Highway Patrol, Concord Police Department, Contra Costa County Animal Services Department, Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office, Contra Costa County Probation Department*, Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office*, El Cerrito Police Department*, Fairfield Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation*, Hercules Police Department*, Kensington Police Department*, Los Angeles Interagency, Metropolitan Police Apprehension Crime Task Force, Northern California High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC), Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, Pinole Police Department, Pittsburg Police Depart ment, Richmond Police Department*, San Francisco Police Department, San Pablo Police Department, Solano County District Attorney’s Office, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshal Service, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Secret Service, Vacaville Police Department, Western States Information Network, Yolo County Narcotic Enforcement Team.

Pedestrian killed in Pocket area

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SACRAMENTO, CA – A woman was struck and killed Sunday night after parking her car and walking into traffic on Florin Road.

According to the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, the woman, later identified by the Coroner’s office as 61-year-old Alice Chiu, had been driving southbound on Gloria Drive when she stopped her vehicle at the limit line near the intersection of Florin Road and Gloria Drive at around 9 p.m.

For unknown reasons, Chiu got out of her vehicle and walked into the street where she was struck and killed. The driver of the other vehicle was driving westbound and attempted to swerve in hopes of avoiding Chiu.

Chiu was pronounced dead at the scene by fire personnel.

Major Collision Investigators responded to the scene and do not believe that speed or DUI was a factor in the accident. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with deputies.

Family identifies Rancho Cordova shooting victim

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Marquail Hayes
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RANCHO CORDOVA, CA – Family and friends came out in droves to pay their respects to the young man shot and killed Saturday night in Rancho Cordova.

The vigil was held for 25-year-old Marquail Hayes who was shot by a group of 3 suspects at the Riverview STEM Academy School.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 10:45 p.m. Saturday, Rancho Cordova Police Officers responded to multiple calls reporting shots fired in the 10700 block of Ambassador Drive.

Arriving officers discovered a 25-year-old male, later identified as Hayes, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to a local hospital where he later died of his injuries.

Sacramento Sheriff Homicide Detectives responded to the scene and were able to determine that the victim and his friend encountered three black male adults at the school. For unknown reasons an argument broke out between the two groups leading to the fatal shooting. The suspects fled the scene on foot.

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Homicide Detectives believe the suspects were not known to the victim when they encountered each other and they believe there is still one outstanding suspect in the case.

Hayes’ sister told Fox40 News that he has, “three kids. It’s not right. He’s supposed to watch his kids grow up, watch his sisters grow up. He said he was never going to leave his family, he’s going to be there for his kids.” She went on to say that, “He’s going to get justice.”

Yesterday Sacramento County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested 18-year-old Kavon William Cry and 19-year-old Omar Lee Talley. According to officials they are still looking for one remaining suspect.

Detectives are asking anyone with information pertaining to this crime 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 <a href=”http://www.sacsheriff.com” target=”_blank”>www.sacsheriff.com</a>, by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword ‘SSD’, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

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