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Body found in warehouse freezer in Ceres

Sacramento NewsCERES, CA – A body was found yesterday inside a freezer at an abandoned automotive shop in Ceres.

According to Ceres police, they received a report just after 3 p.m. yesterday from the owner of the property that an apparent body had been found inside of a freezer.

Area where body was found Google Maps

Area where body was found
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The automotive shop is located in the 1800 block of East Whitmore Avenue, and the property owner thought his tenant had abandoned the building. The owner entered the warehouse and discovered the human remains inside the freezer.

Officers responded and the scene was processed by the Crime Scene Investigation Unit from the Department of Justice. The remains have been turned over to the Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office for identification and to determine the cause of death.

Anyone with information that may be helpful in this case is encouraged to contact Detective Perry: (209) 538-5730,derek.perry@ci.ceres.ca.us. Anonymous tips can also be reported to:

Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers.
Phone number: 1-866-60-CRIME
Text Tips: “274637” TIP704 in the wording
Website: http://www.modestopolice.com/crimestoppers


Victim identified in Howe Avenue double homicide

Police-lightsSACRAMENTO, CA – One of the victims in the double homicide that occurred at the Northwood Apartments in the early morning hours of April 10 has been identified.

According to the Sacramento Coroners website, 27-year-old Gina Denise Elarms was one of the victims shot and killed.

Northwood Apartments Google Maps

Northwood Apartments
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The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department announced the arrest of a male juvenile on Saturday April 12 in connection to the murder of Elarms and a male victim.

Just after midnight on Thursday April 10, deputies responded to the 2000 block of Howe Avenue after receiving multiple calls regarding shots fired.

When deputies arrived at the Northwood Apartments, they discovered a male victim fatally shot inside a vehicle in the parking lot. A second victim, later identified as Elarms, was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The male victim’s identity has not been released.

Mobile home destroyed in South Sacramento

Courtesy Metro Fire

Courtesy Metro Fire

SOUTH SACRAMENTO, CA – A mobile Home was destroyed in an early morning fire in South Sacramento on Tuesday.

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire crews responded to the 9300 block of Rogers Road Just before 5 a.m. Tuesday.

Sac Metro crews arrived to discover a fully involved mobile home. The home was unoccupied at the time and all the windows had been boarded up, making access to the interior challenging.

Crews were able to gain entry to the trailer and were able to extinguish the fire before it could make its way to an adjoining chicken coop and a nearby home.

Nobody was hurt in the fire.

Isleton stabbing victim identified

Troy Ritter FaceBook

Troy Ritter
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ISLETON, CA – The man stabbed to death during an argument on Sunday has been identified as Isleton resident 49-year-old Troy Ritter.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded to calls about a disturbance in the 14800 block of State Highway 160 in Isleton on Sunday just after 6 p.m.

Jeffrey Reimche Courtesy Sacrament County Sheriff

Jeffrey Reimche
Courtesy Sacrament County Sheriff

When Deputies arrived on the scene, they discovered a victim, later identified as Ritter, fatally stabbed in an apparent argument that turned deadly. Ritter was declared dead at the scene.

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives arrested 49-year-old Jeffrey Reimche, also an Isleton resident, for the murder of Ritter.

Detectives are asking anyone having 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).

 

2 Women arrested in Auburn for doing heroin in bathroom

Danielle Vaughn Courtesy Auburn PD

Danielle Vaughn
Courtesy Auburn PD

Whitney Ross Courtesy Auburn PD

Whitney Ross
Courtesy Auburn PD

AUBURN, CA – Auburn police arrested two women who were injecting themselves with heroin inside a bathroom located at a  restaurant off of Grass Valley Highway over the weekend.

According to Auburn Police, officers responded to the restaurant located on Grass Valley Highway after receiving reports that two women were possibly using drugs in the restaurants bathroom.

When officers arrived they found 25-year-old Whitney Gamboa Ross and 20-year-old Danielle Reann Vaughn, both of Auburn, in the process of injecting themselves with a syringe containing heroin. Officers also found prescription drugs on Ross that did not belong to her.

Ross was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, a prescription medication without a prescription, and drug paraphernalia. Danielle Vaughn was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, and drug paraphernalia.

Roundabout construction begins in Roseville

WashingtonRoundabout_CroppedforwebROSEVILLE, CA – Today marks the start of construction activities in downtown Roseville to add a roundabout at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Oak Street.

Current construction will be limited in the area, including partial closure of the Oak Street parking lot. Major construction for the Oak Street Improvement Project is scheduled to begin April 21 and continue through most of 2014. Project construction will cause traffic delays, particularly at commute times, at the intersection of Washington Blvd. and Oak Street. It may also cause increased traffic around the Downtown and Historic Old Town areas.

During construction, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction, with intermittent road closures.

Weekday construction times are expected to be from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. However, in an effort to complete the project as quickly as possible, there may be extended construction days and hours including nights and weekends.MapOakStreetImprovementProjectWEB

According to the city of Roseville, roundabouts are an attractive way of relieving traffic and have been successfully used in Europe for decades. The city also stated that accident rates are lower at roundabouts as compared to signalized intersections, and in some cases they actually have a better “level-of-service” than a traffic signal.

You can read more about roundabouts, including how to navigate a roundabout at the follow link.

If you have questions about the project, please call 782-ROAD (7623).

Roseville Transit service during the Oak Street Improvement Project

Beginning Monday, April 21, 2014
Traffic will be heavier than normal during construction. Plan accordingly, allowing extra time to make connections and reach your destination.

To minimize delays, Roseville Transit Local Routes D and I will begin and end at the Amtrak Station on Church Street.

Commuter PM Route 8 will stop at the Amtrak Station instead of Washington before Main.

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Second Thursday of the month
The Alternate Civic Center Transfer Point will be used after 4 p.m. Routes D and I will stop at the Amtrak Station.

Downtown Tuesday Nights
May 6 – July 29
The Alternate Civic Center Transfer Point will be used after 3 p.m. Routes D and I will stop at the Amtrak Station.

About the Oak Street Project
The Oak Street Improvement Project consists of  the construction of the roundabout at Washington Blvd. and Oak Street; new traffic signals at both Oak & Grant and Oak & Lincoln Streets; Oak Street lane configuration; landscaping improvements; curb/gutter/sidewalk improvements; and a pedestrian mid-block crossing of Oak Street aligned with the stairs to Oak Street from the Civic Center – which will ultimately provide a straight path over a bridge crossing Dry Creek and into Royer Park. The project is expected to be completed in 2014.

Argument leads to fatal stabbing in Isleton

Jeffrey Reimche Courtesy Sacrament County Sheriff

Jeffrey Reimche
Courtesy Sacramento County Sheriff

ISLETON, CA – (updated 8:26 a.m.) An altercation has left one man dead in the quiet community of Isleton on Sunday.

READ: Isleton stabbing victim identified

According to Sacramento County Sheriff’s Spokesperson Lisa Bowmen, deputies responded to calls about a disturbance in the 14800 block of State Highway 160 in Isleton.

When Deputies arrived on the scene, they discovered one man fatally stabbed in an apparent argument turned deadly. The victim was declared dead at the scene.

Area of stabbing Google Maps

Area of stabbing
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Sacramento County Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives arrested 49-year-old Jeffrey Reimche of Isleton on murder charges.

Detectives believe Reimche and the male victim knew each other prior to becoming involved in an argument.

Detectives are asking anyone having 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).

Victim in fatal Fairfield shooting identified

Police-lightsFAIRFIELD, CA – The victim of Fridays deadly shooting in Fairfield has been identified as 26-year-old Tereaun Berry.

According to Fairfield Police, officers responded to the 1900 block of Grande Circle at approximately 5:20 p.m. Friday after receiving calls of a shooting.

When officers arrived, they located an adult male victim, later identified as Berry, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

As officers continued their investigation, a second victim was identified and was being treated at an area hospital for a gunshot wound. At the time the victim was listed in stable condition.

Area of shooting Google Maps

Area of shooting
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Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit responded to the scene.

According to TheReporter, officer Bertsch from the Fairfield Police Department said the shooting is believed to have taken place between two groups of black males across the street from each other. One group had been standing at 1955 Grande Circle and the other group in front of 1979 Grande Circle.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call the Fairfield Police Department Major Crimes Unit at (707) 428-7600, the 24-hour Tip Line at (707) 428-7345 or Crime Stoppers at (707) 644-7867. Callers can remain anonymous.

Earlier on Friday another shooting took place in the 300 block of West Texas Blvd.

When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a man in his 20s, inside an apartment, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was rushed to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

It appears the shooting may have been gang related.

South Sacramento shooting victim identified

Police-lightsSOUTH SACRAMENTO, CA – The man shot and killed early Saturday morning in a Fruitridge neighborhood has been identified as 18-year-old Cheaquis Jones of Sacramento.

According to Sacramento County Sheriff’s spokesperson Lisa Bowmen, deputies responded to the 5600 block of Sampson Boulevard just after midnight Saturday morning after receiving reports that someone had been shot.

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Area of shooting
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When deputies arrived on scene they discovered an 18-year-old victim, later identified as Jones, with a fatal gunshot wound. Deputies also discovered a second gunshot victim in his late teens, suffering from non-life threatening injuries. Emergency responders declared Jones dead at the scene and the second victim was transported to a local hospital.

Investigators say there was a party at the residence and several unwanted guests showed up and a confrontation ensued in the backyard of the home. It appears both victims were shot in the backyard.

Detectives are asking anyone having information regarding this incident to contact the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115. Tip information may also be left anonymously at http://www.sacsheriff.com/, by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword ‘SSD’, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

7.6 quake strikes Solomon Islands – Tsunami warning issued

solomon-islandsSOLOMON ISLANDS – A large quake measuring 7.6 in magnitude has struck the Solomon Islands and a tsunami warning was issued for the surrounding islands, along with Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea.

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) the quake occurred after 7 Sunday morning and was centered 62 miles south southeast of Kirakira in the Solomon Islands, at a depth of just over 18 miles.

Soon after the quake, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii issued a warning for the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea. An earlier tsunami watch for Fiji, Australia, Indonesia and nearby areas was cancelled after the earthquake was revised down from its original magnitude of 8.3 to 7.6.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

According to the USGS, the eastern margin of the Australia plate is one of the most seismically active areas of the world due to high rates of convergence between the Australia and Pacific plates. In the region of New Zealand, the 3000 km long Australia-Pacific plate boundary extends from south of Macquarie Island to the southern Kermadec Island chain. It includes an oceanic transform (the Macquarie Ridge), two oppositely verging subduction zones (Puysegur and Hikurangi), and a transpressive continental transform, the Alpine Fault through South Island, New Zealand.

Since 1900, there have been 15 7.5+ earthquakes recorded near New Zealand. Nine of these, and the four largest, occurred along or near the Macquarie Ridge, including the 1989 8.2 event on the ridge itself, and the 2004 8.1 event 200 km to the west of the plate boundary, reflecting intraplate deformation. The largest recorded earthquake in New Zealand itself was the 1931 7.8 Hawke’s Bay earthquake, which killed 256 people. The last 7.5+ earthquake along the Alpine Fault was 170 years ago; studies of the faults’ strain accumulation suggest that similar events are likely to occur again.

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