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2 bodies found in Monterey from Sacramento

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MONTEREY COUNTY, CA – Two bodies found on a Monterey County road on Sunday night have been identified as two Sacramento men.

According to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Department the two men were found on Dunbarton Road in the Aromas area Sunday night. The two men have been identified as 22-year-old Navneal Singh and 23-year-old Demetrius Safford, both from the Sacramento area.

There’s very little information available, but one newspaper has reported that the two men were shot to death.

Anyone who has information about the case is urged to contact sheriff’s investigator Al Martinez or Sgt. Terry Kaiser at (831) 755-3772 or the sheriff’s tip-line at (888) 833-4847

Forklift operator dies in Elk Grove

Sacramento News


ELK GROVE, CA – A man was killed when the forklift he was operating rolled over and crushed him on Tuesday.

On Tuesday morning just before 3, Sacramento Metropolitan Fire responded to the Milling Company on Eschinger Road in Elk Grove after receiving a call about a man being trapped underneath a forklift that had rolled over.

When Sac Metro crews arrived they found 42-year-old Armando Estrada pinned under a forklift. He died at the scene.

Investigators are still trying to determine what went wrong.

Toddler found roaming Roseville streets at 4 a.m.

Crystal Frost Credit: Roseville PD

Crystal Frost
Credit: Roseville PD

Charmaine Frost Credit: Roseville PD

Charmaine Frost
Credit: Roseville PD

ROSEVILLE, CA – A toddler was found wandering a Roseville neighborhood in the early morning hours of Monday, leading to the arrest of several family members.

According to the Roseville Police Department a call came in around 4 a.m. on Monday regarding a toddler that was found wandering the neighborhood in the 300 block of Summergrove Circle. The child was naked from the waist down.

The man who discovered the baby told CBS13 he saw a door open at a house in the area and when he brought the child to the front doorstep of the child’s home, he was shocked at the condition of the home and promptly contacted police.

Officers arrived and confirmed the house was filthy and a hazard to the child. The child was released into Child Protective Services and officers arrested 51-year-old Charmaine Joy Frost (child’s grandmother), 22-year-old Crystal Frost (child’s mother) and 23-year-old Thomas Ira Frost (Child’s uncle).

2 dead in UPS cargo plane crash

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

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BIRMINGHAM, AL,  – A UPS cargo plane with at least two crew members crashed early Wednesday just outside the Birmingham, Ala., airport.

According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen, a UPS A-300 Airbus that originated out of Louisville, Ky., crashed on approach to the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. Both the pilot and co-pilot have been confirmed dead.

According to Birmingham Mayor William Bell, the crash occurred at approximately 4:45 a.m. local time on a street that parallels the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.

Toni Bast, a spokeswoman for Birmingham’s airport authority, confirmed the crash site was outside the airport’s perimeter fence and has not affected airport operations.

The plane’s nose was detached from the body and a fire was sending a plume of smoke into the air after the pre-dawn crash on Wednesday.

Read: One killed after sign falls at Birmingham Airport

Witnesses reported hearing “a large boom” followed by several other explosions, WVTM reported.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it was deploying a Go-Team from Washington, D.C., to investigate the crash.

A UPS cargo plane crashed on Sept. 3, 2010, in the United Arab Emirates, just outside Dubai. Both pilots were killed. Authorities there blamed the crash on its load of between 80,000 to 90,000 lithium batteries, which are sensitive to temperature. Investigators found that a fire on board likely began in the cargo containing the batteries.

Sac Sheriff’s shutdown family of violent criminals

2S7lLSACRAMENTO, CA – A family tied to violent crimes has been shutdown after the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department arrested six family members on Tuesday.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department seven people were arrested today and six of those were family.

The Sheriff’s IMPACT Division served search warrants at seven residences in Sacramento County, Roseville and West Sacramento netting weapons and drugs throughout the region.

Increasing violence in north Sacramento County caused officials to launch an operation aiming to stem the violence. Just last month undercover Sheriff’s Deputies were shot at by unknown assailants.

On Tuesday deputies arrested and booked:

Cristiano Cisneros (21)
Louis Cisneros (22)
Victor Cisneros (25)
David Cisneros (26)
Roland Cisneros (43)
Oscar Cisneros (44)
Anthony Reece (25)

The group faces multiple charges including possession of controlled substances for sale, possession of controlled substances while armed with loaded firearms, possession of an assault weapon, criminal conspiracy, violations of probation, and felony child endangerment.

Law enforcement officers seized six firearms including two fully-automatic weapons and a sawed-off shotgun, along with body armor, marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, and numerous items indicative of criminal street gang membership.

The IMPACT Division was formed at the beginning of 2012, and consists of Sheriff’s Department personnel, along with representatives from various local, state and federal agencies throughout the region. Their mission is to eliminate violent street gangs, their causes and effects, and the criminal means by which they support their lifestyle.

Today’s operation involved the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, Folsom Police Department, Sacramento Police Department, Placer County Sheriff’s Office, and the Yolo Narcotics Enforcement Team (YONET).

Two men arrested for throwing explosives

Justin States Credit: Roseville PD

Justin States
Credit: Roseville PD

Greg Heiser Credit: Roseville PD

Greg Heiser
Credit: Roseville PD

ROSEVILLE, CA – Two men were arrested Saturday night after throwing explosives at a home in Roseville.

The two 18-year-olds, Justin Lee States and Greg Gene Heiser were taken into custody Saturday night after they threw some homemade explosives at a home in the 500 block of Cascade Drive.

The Roseville Police Department got the call close to midnight Saturday. Officers were able to determined that the duo had a beef with someone living in the home, so decided to make their own explosive devices.

The gentlemen were promptly arrested on charges of maliciously using an explosive device, conspiracy, and other related charges.

According to States’ Facebook page, in June he was out shooting a Bushmaster Commando A4. States posted,  “It’s a pre-ban rifle made before 1986… They made about 500 of them or so.”

Let’s hope States has learned from this experience and keeps his distance from explosives as well as firearms.

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Roseville PD is looking for this guy


Credit: Roseville PD


Credit: Roseville PD

ROSEVILLE, CA – Roseville is looking the person in the attached photos. He used stolen credit cards taken from a vehicle in Roseville sometime between 6 p.m. August 6 and 7 a.m. on August 7.

Someone entered two unlocked SUVs in the 1700 block of Barossa Way, taking a wallet and an iPod. The victim’s debit cards were later used by the suspect in a store in West Sacramento.

If you know who it is submit a crime tip online by visiting the Roseville Police Department’s website at www.roseville.ca.us/police and selecting “Submit a Tip” from the menu on the left.  You’ll be redirected to TipSoft’s website.  Wireless phone users can text a tip to 274637 (“CRIMES”).  Start your tip with the word “ROSEVILLE”.

You can also call Roseville Crime Stoppers at 916-783-STOP with information about crimes.


Body ID’ed as missing Sacramento Federal Investigator

Sandra Coke Credit: Oakland Police

Sandra Coke
Credit: Oakland Police

OAKLAND, CA – The body discovered on Friday in a wooded area of Laguna Valley Park in Vacaville has been positively identified as that of missing federal investigator 50-year-old Sandra Coke.

As crews were searching the area of Laguna Valley Park in Vacaville near the Cherry Glen Road extension, not far from a church on the west side of Interstate 80, the Contra Costa County sheriff’s search and rescue team discovered the remains in a wooded area near the park

The Oakland Police Department confirmed the findings on Tuesday.

Area where woman's body was found

Area where woman’s body was found

Oakland police identified 56-year-old Randy Alana as a person of interest in the case. Alana was a former boyfriend and a registered sex offender. The two were seen together on Sunday. He was arrested on an unspecified parole violation on Tuesday.

Coke left her Oakland home shortly after 8:30 p.m. Sunday. She told her 15-year-old daughter she was meeting with someone who had found her missing dog. She said she would be back in 30 minutes.

The daughter contacted police after her mother didn’t come home.

Laura Burstein, a family friend, told KGO-TV that Coke dated Alana over 20 years ago. Another friend, Dan Abrahamson, also told KGO-TV, that Alana recently contacted Coke for help.

Alana is considered a high-risk sex offender and is currently being held without bail. According to state records he has convictions for rape and kidnapping.

Family members have announced a $100,000 reward for any information leading to her return.

“We are enormously grateful for the efforts of everyone – law enforcement, colleagues and friends of Sandra, and members of the public and the media – who have labored day and night to find Sandra,” the family said in a statement.

Police found Coke’s Mini Cooper convertible on Monday, just a few blocks from her home. Her cellphones were located near Interstate 80 near the Oakland-Emeryville border .

As an investigator, Coke was assigned to probe capital cases that are appealed to federal court to ensure death sentences are fair.

Alana’s checkered past:
Alana is currently in Dublin’s Santa Rita Jail, a situation not unknown to the troubled man.

Alana has spent decades in and out of jail and is listed in the state-run sex offender registry as having two convictions on two counts of rape, kidnapping with intent to commit a sex offense and oral copulation.

In May of this year Alana was arrested by Alameda County Sheriff’s Office deputies after they were called to the Sage Motel on MacArthur Ave. A state parole agent determined that Alana was in violation of parole and contacted the sheriff’s office. Deputies attempted to detain Alana who resisted arrest and fled, but was caught several blocks away.

In 1983, Alameda County prosecutors charged him with the murder of 23-year-old Marilyn Pigott. She was found beaten to death with a hammer in her North Oakland apartment. Alana was acquitted.

While Alana was in custody awaiting trial for Pigott’s slaying, him and a fellow inmate James Hodari Benson were accused of fatally stabbing 40-year-old Al Ingram in 1984.

Both men were charged in Ingram’s death, but the jury was deadlocked in Alana’s case. His partner in crime was convicted of first degree murder. Alana ended up pleading no contest to the killing and received a six-year prison term.

Alana was prosecuted twice for Pigott’s murder and once for the murder of Ingram. Ingram was stabbed 93 times.

Fan falls to his death at Braves game

Tuner Field Google Maps

Turner Field
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ATLANTA, GA – A man has died after falling to his death from the upper level of Atlanta’s Turner Field during a Braves-Phillies game on Monday evening.

According to Atlanta Police the man fell 65 feet at approximately 8:55 p.m. during a Brave’s game. The man landed in the secured parking area of the stadium.

Officers are investigating and believe the fall was accidental. It’s too early to tell if alcohol played a role in the man’s death.

The start of the game, originally scheduled for a 7:10 p.m. start time, was delayed for over two hours due to rain. The man fell during the rain delay.

Last year a fan died after falling 45 feet to his death at the Georgia Dome during a college football game between North Carolina State and Tennessee.

2 stabbed after Davis party gets out of hand

Apartment complex where stabbing took place Google Maps

Apartment complex where stabbing took place
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DAVIS, CA – Two people were stabbed early Sunday morning at an apartment complex in Davis.

The Davis Police Department responded to a call of a large fight and possible shots fired at an apartment complex located at 2033 F Street. The call came in just after 2 a.m. Sunday.

Officers arrived to find a male victim who had been stabbed. The victim was rushed to a local hospital with serious injuries. A second victim was taken to the hospital by friends. No word on the extent of the second victims injuries.

According to neighbors there was a party in the apartment complex and when it got out of control a large fight erupted. During the fight a witness saw someone brandishing a gun, but officers were unable to find any evidence that shots were actually fired.

The investigation is ongoing and officers believe it may be gang related.

Anyone who may have witnesses the incident or who has information is urged to contact the Davis Police Department at 530-747-5400.

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