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Two men arrested in connection to Granite Bay burglaries

Levi Brandon Ochotorena Courtesy Placer County Sheriff

Levi Brandon Ochotorena
Courtesy Placer County Sheriff


Douglas Wayne Boyer

GRANITE BAY, CA – On Wednesday, Sacramento County Sheriff’s arrested two men in connection to a rash of burglaries in the Granite Bay area, as well as Lincoln and possibly other cities in Placer County.

According to the Placer County Sheriff’s Department, 33-year-old Levi Brandon Ochotorena was arrested, along with 23-year-old Douglas Wayne Boyer after deputies responded to a residential burglary in Granite Bay.

At approximately 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, deputies responded to a residential burglary in Granite Bay. Evidence at the scene led investigators to a neighborhood in Sacramento where they arrested Ochotorena.

Investigators found further evidence leading them to Fair Oaks, where they arrested Boyer.

Suspect Courtesy Placer County Sheriff

Courtesy Placer County Sheriff

Earlier this month sheriff’s released a photo of a possible suspect in one of the Granite Bay burglaries.

Read: Sheriff’s looking for this Granite Bay Suspect

Both suspects are being held at Placer County Jail, facing burglary, possession of stolen property and conspiracy.

Property recovered from the suspects have been returned to their rightful owner.

Man killed on I80 Wednesday identified

Police-lightsSACRAMENTO, CA – The man killed after being hit by several vehicles on Interstate 80 on Wednesday morning has been identified as an Oakland man.

According to the California Highway Patrol, at around 4:30 a.m. a man, later identified as 36-year-old Jabbar Ernest Dwight Baker of Oakland, who was driving a white, 1993 Toyota, rear-ended a big rig, causing him to lose control and crash into the center divider.

Jabbar Baker attempted to run across the interstate toward the shoulder and was struck by the right mirror of a white, 2007 Volvo XC90. Soon after, a white 2007 Volkswagen Jetta along with two other vehicles struck the victim.

Baker was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 32-year-old woman, who was driving the Jetta, was transported to Mercy San Juan Hospital with minor injuries.

The collision is still under investigation and investigators are waiting for the toxicology report to determine whether alcohol or drugs were a contributing factor in the accident.

Anyone who witnessed the incident was asked to contact the CHP North Sacramento Office.

K9 gets a piece of A$$

Police-lightsCERES, CA – Seriously, we couldn’t make this stuff up!

A man fleeing Ceres Police on Wednesday morning was seen running down the street with Officer K-9 Duke firmly attached to the mans buttocks.

According to the Ceres Police Department, 31-year-old Adam Loux of Modesto, was observed driving recklessly around Whitmore Avenue and Moffett Road early Wednesday morning.

Loux accelerated in an attempt to get away from pursuing officers. At one point he was traveling the wrong way down a one-way street, hitting another officer’s vehicle.

When the pursuit moved to Hatch Road, Loux allegedly turned off his headlights and drove into oncoming traffic, weaving between the eastbound and westbound lanes.

When Loux’s vehicle hit a tree and a pole, he attempted to flee on foot, which is when Officer Duke’s handlers warned him that they were about to release K-9 Duke.

As Duke locked on to Loux’s buttox, the suspect continued to flee from officers. Duke won the day when Loux attempted to break the dogs grip and fell to the ground. Officers moved in to arrest the suspect.

Loux was transported to a local hospital and released into police custody and booked into Stanislaus County Jail. He is accused of resisting arrest, assault with a deadly weapon, reckless driving while evading a police officer, being in possession of a controlled substance and violating his probation.

Witnesses are asked to contact Officer Joshua Klinge at (209) 538-5700.

19 arrested in large scale indoor marijuana growing operation

EG4EG3ELK GROVE, CA – Nineteen people have been arrested for cultivating marijuana in what is being called a large-scale marijuana growing operation.

According to the Elk Grove P{olice Department, warrants were served at 20 different locations in the Elk Grove and Sacramento area, resulting in 19 arrests and nine children being placed with Child Protective Services.

The Elk Grove Police Department along with members of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, Central Valley High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (CALMET-HIDTA), Yolo Narcotics Enforcement Task Force (YONET), Yuba-Sutter Narcotic Enforcement Team (NET5) and Department of Justice: Firearms (DOJ) worked together in an investigation lasting several months, which resulted in todays arrests.

Secondary support was provided by Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), Child Protective Services (CPS) and Elk Grove Code Enforcement during todays operation.

EG2EG1For the past several months, the Elk Grove Police Department Street Crimes Unit has been conducting an investigation into a group of individuals who were responsible for a large scale indoor marijuana growing and cultivation operation.  Warrants were served at twenty locations earlier today.  During the operation, approximately 6,000 marijuana plants were recovered along with more than 180 pounds of processed marijuana.  In addition, nineteen arrests were made and over $70,000.00 in U.S. currency was seized.

Nine children between the ages of one and fifteen were located at several of the homes that had been converted into marijuana growing operations. Child protective services took custody of the children due to the fact that they were being raised in a hazardous environment.

According to a statement by the Elk Grove Police Department, homes that have been converted into marijuana growing operations typically suffer from chemical contamination as a direct result of the pesticides and fertilizers that are used during the growing process.  Due to improper ventilation, these homes typically have highly-elevated airborne levels of mold spores that could lead to significant health hazards.  In addition to electrical wiring modifications and the diversion of electricity, these homes are often characterized by exposed live wires, high-intensity light bulbs and overheated electrical ballasts, used to operate fluorescent lamps, which are all significant fire hazards.

The following individuals were arrested as a result of the warrant service and booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on charges of 11358 H&S: Cultivation of Marijuana and 11359 H&S: Possess Marijuana for Sale.  Booking photos are attached.EG5

1)     Chuong Kin DIP               09-17-1972
2)     Kenneth Kin DIP              06-14-1975
3)     Loc Trinh DIP                   08-05-1932
4)     Nhoc Kin DIP                   11-19-1968
5)     Simon Kin DIP                 11-03-1976
6)     Bao Nhit DUONG            10-10-1960
7)     Shi Lian HOANG             03-11-1957
8)     Wendy Kwun KONG        03-30-1977
9)     Eva Yong Xing LI            04-16-1971
10) Shizhen LI                        09-28-1985
11) Chen LIANG                     08-26-1989
12) Guo Hong TANG              09-28-1979
13) Shang Gui TANG             11-10-1958
14) Tam TONG                       07-30-1962
15) Pat VOONG                      08-17-1932
16) Jiarui YANG                     12-08-1951
17) Qiong Mao YE                 02-28-1960
18) Qiong Rui YE                   05-05-1966
19) Ryan Liang YE                 10-06-1987

The warrant service took place at the following locations:

1)         8600 block of Tegea Way (Elk Grove)
2)         8500 block of Madeira Ct. (Elk Grove)
3)         8600 block of Golden Sage Dr. (Elk Grove)
4)         8600 block of Mystras Circle (Elk Grove)
5)         8500 block of Zinnia Way. (Elk Grove)
6)         8700 block of Owlet Ct. (Elk Grove)
7)         8600 block of Jenrose Way (Elk Grove)
8)         8100 block of Moorhaven Way (Sacramento)
9)         7700 block of 40th Ave. (Sacramento)
10)       8200 block of Summer Falls Circle (Sacramento)
11)       7800 block of Western Port Way (Sacramento)
12)       7200 block of Hayward Dr. (Sacramento)
13)       5700 block of Wilkinson St. (Sacramento)
14)       8000 block of Maybelline Way (Sacramento)
15)       7600 block of McFergus Ct. (Sacramento)
16)       8500 block of Traynor Way. (Sacramento)
17)       8200 block of Aden Way (Sacramento)
18)       8100 block of Orange Cove Ct. (Sacramento)
19)       7700 block of McMullen Way (Sacramento)
20)       8200 block of White Sands Way (Sacramento)

Roseville driver killed yesterday has been identified


Chad Stevens

ROSEVILLE, CA – The driver who died yesterday in a traffic collision that occurred on Foothills Boulevard and Chignahuapan Way has been identified.

According to the Roseville Police Department, at approximately 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, 36-year-old Chad Duwayne Stevens of Citrus Heights was driving a 1995 Chrysler and had attempted to turn left from Chignahuapan Way onto northbound Foothills, and drove into the path of a 1996 Ford pickup that was proceeding southbound on Foothills. The Ford pickup struck the Chrysler broadside, and then had a secondary collision with a 2014 Kia sedan.

Stevens was pronounced dead at the scene.  The male driver of the Ford pickup was taken to a local hospital by ambulance with minor injuries. The two occupants of the Kia did not report being injured.  There were no signs that alcohol or other drugs played a role in the collision.

Roseville Police Department’s Major Injury Accident Team is investigating the collision.   The southbound lanes of Foothills Boulevard and one northbound lane of Foothills were closed between Main Street/Baseline Road and Vineyard Road for approximately five and a half hours while investigators examined the scene.

Colfax couple arrested for kidnapping torture

Donald Bell Courtesy Placer County Sheriff

Donald Bell
Courtesy Placer County Sheriff

Robin Brawley Courtesy Placer County Sheriff

Robin Brawley
Courtesy Placer County Sheriff

COLFAX, CA – On Tuesday, the Placer County Sheriff’s Department arrested two Colfax residents for crimes they committed on another Colfax resident.

According to the Placer County Sheriff’s Department, 46-year-old Donald Scott Bell and 23-year-old Robin R. Brawley, were arrested and booked into Placer County Jail on multiple charges, including torture, kidnapping, penetration with a foreign object, false imprisonment, burglary, robbery, criminal threats, assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy.

The assault occurred on Nov. 30 at the victim’s Colfax residence. The pair forced their way into the victims home and waited until the victim arrived.

Using a Taser, the suspects stunned and then tied the victim up. The victim was then assaulted over the next 6 hours, at times having a knife held to the throat. As the suspects were leaving they stole property from the victim.

The victim was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital and released.

Bail was set at over $1 million for each suspect. Brawley was also wanted on an out-of-state warrant.

There was no further information available at this time.

Update: Roseville collision leaves man dead

Area of accident

Area of accident

ROSEVILLE, CA – At around 3:15 Tuesday afternoon, the Roseville Fire and Roseville Police department responded to a three-vehicle traffic collision on southbound Foothills Boulevard at Chignahuapan Way.

According to Roseville Police Spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther, when crews arrived they discovered that the driver of a 1995 Chrysler sedan had attempted to turn left from Chignahuapan Way onto northbound Foothills, and drove into the path of a 1996 Ford pickup that was proceeding southbound on Foothills. The Ford pickup struck the Chrysler broadside, and then had a secondary collision with a 2014 Kia sedan.

The driver of the Chrysler, a male in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The male driver of the Ford pickup was taken to a local hospital by ambulance with minor injuries. The two occupants of the Kia did not report being injured.  There were no signs that alcohol or other drugs played a role in the collision.

Roseville Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the collision.  All southbound lanes of Foothills Boulevard and one lane of northbound Foothills will remain closed between Main Street/Baseline Road and Vineyard Road for several more hours while investigators examine the scene.   Motorists are being asked to avoid the area and take alternate routes.

Rocklin man pleads guilty to counterfeiting

100 Hundred Dollar BillsSACRAMENTO, CA – The Rocklin man who was arrested back in July, after one Roseville Police Officers relentless work, has pleaded guilty to possessing counterfeit U.S. currency.

According to United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner, 36-year-old Bobby Jones-Hanley pleaded guilty today.

Read: Relentless police work leads to counterfeiting operation

According to court documents, on July 12, 2013, at approximately 1:35 a.m., a Roseville police officer stopped the vehicle that Jones-Hanley was driving. Stating that he did not have a driver’s license with him, Jones-Hanley provided the officer with a school identification card in the name of “Benjamin Hanley.”

During a search of the vehicle, officers found what appeared to be burglary tools. Hanley and his passenger were arrested for possession of burglary tools and conspiracy, booked and fingerprinted at the Placer County Jail, and later released. Later that morning, the police department received fingerprint results revealing that the person purporting to be “Benjamin Hanley” was in fact Bobby Jones-Hanley, who was on probation and wanted on a no-bail arrest warrant.

Officers of the Roseville and Sacramento Police Departments traveled to a residence in Sacramento where Jones-Hanley was believed to be staying, but Jones-Hanley fled out the back of the house and was apprehended by a police K-9 unit in an adjacent yard.

Also according to court documents, during a search of Hanley’s vehicle, officers found stacks of high-quality counterfeit $100 bills totaling nearly $250,000, approximately $100,000 in uncut sheets of paper, approximately $14,000 more of a slightly lesser-quality counterfeit currency, and other items that could be used to manufacture counterfeit currency. In total, Jones-Hanley had manufactured roughly $500,000 in counterfeit currency and had sold approximately $150,000 in fake $100 bills in Southern California.

This case is the product of an investigation by the United States Secret Service that originated with the Roseville and Sacramento Police Departments. Assistant United States Attorney Nirav Desai is prosecuting the case.

Jones-Hanley is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Lawrence K. Karlton on February 25, 2014. The charges to which Jones-Hanley pleaded guilty carry a maximum statutory penalty of 25 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, and the plea agreement contemplates a seven year sentence. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory sentencing factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.

SUV crashes into Starbucks 8 injured

Courtesy Folsom PD

Courtesy Folsom PD

FOLSOM, CA – Eight people have been injured after an SUV plowed into a Starbucks store.

According to the Folsom Police Department at around 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, a Lexus SUV crashed through the storefront of the Starbucks store located at 603 East Bidwell Street.

The driver of the vehicle was parking her vehicle when the SUV accelerated over a parking barrier onto East Bidwell Drive then back toward the building. The car crashed through a side window and into the main area of the shop.

The driver of the vehicle and her passenger were not injured. However, eight customers who were inside the store at the time suffered injuries. Six people were transported to area hospitals with varying injuries. One person was listed in serious condition.

According to police substance abuse was not a factor and the driver did not have a medical condition.

Major collision causing delays in Roseville

ROSEVILLE, CA – The Roseville Police Department is warning drivers to stay away from the area of Foothills Blvd and Baseline Road after a major traffic collision Tuesday afternoon just after 3.

Traffic Cam

Traffic Cam


According to the Roseville Police Department, the Roseville Fire Department and police are on the scene at Foothills Blvd and Chignahuapan Way.

The collision occurred in the southbound lanes of Foothills Boulevard. All southbound lanes were closed as of 4 p.m., with at least one northbound lane closed between MainStreet/Baseline Road and Vineyard Road.

UPDATE: There was one fatality and three vehicles were involved. The identity of the victim has not been released and no other details were available.

There are no time estimates as to when those lanes will reopen. Investigators are currently on the scene.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area and take alternate routes.


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