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Sacramento man arrested in Rocklin burglary

Donald McGuckin Courtesy Rocklin PD

Donald McGuckin
Courtesy Rocklin PD

ROCKLIN, CA – Early Tuesday morning Rocklin police arrested a man in connection to a commercial burglary in the 4000 block of Granite Drive.

According to the Rocklin Police Department, officers observed a vehicle, driven by 46-yer-old Donald McGuckin of Sacramento, entering an alley behind a business at approximately 2:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

When officers approached McGuckin he took off on foot. Officers established a perimeter in the area and eventually apprehended McGuckin in a nearby business complex.

Officers returned to the area where initial contact was made with McGuckin and discovered a front window to a business had been broken.  It did not appear that the suspect was able to make entry into the business due to the officer’s intervention.

A search of the suspect’s vehicle turned up burglary tools and narcotics paraphernalia.

McGuckin was arrested for attempted commercial burglary, possession of burglary tools, and possession of narcotics paraphernalia.

Rocklin Police Detectives are continuing to work on the investigation.


Popular character actor Ed Lauter dead at 74

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Ed Lauter
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LOS ANGELES, CA – Character actor Ed Lauter died on Wednesday at the age of 74.

Having starred in scores of movies and TV shows and a career spanning 50 years, the veteran actor is known to many movie goers and television watchers.

According to Lauter’s publicist he died of mesothelioma, which is a rare form of cancer most commonly caused by asbestos exposure.

During the 70’s Lauter was Burt Reynold’s nemesis in The Longest Yard and he was a gas station attendant in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Family Plot.

Most recently Lauter was scheduled to play roles in several new movies including The Town That Dreaded Sundown, Becker’s Farm and The Grave all slated to be released sometime next year. It’s unclear if he completed shooting for any of those roles.

TV appearances included The Office, ER, Murder, She Wrote and The Rockford Files.

In an interview with Cinema Shock magazine in 2010 Lauter referred to himself as “turn” actor, going on to describe his characters as someone who shows up in the film and “turns” the plot in a different direction.

Man arrested in stabbing at Midtown Safeway

Fidel Morales Courtesy Sacramento PD

Fidel Morales
Courtesy Sacramento PD

SACRAMENTO, CA – Sacramento Police have released the name of the man arrested for the stabbing of a loss-prevention officer at a Midtown Sacramento Safeway store on Tuesday.

According to the Sacramento Police Department, 51-year-old Fidel Morales was arrested after stabbing a loss-prevention officer Tuesday afternoon 5 p.m.

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The loss-prevention officer attempted to detain Morales for shoplifting at the Safeway store located at 19th and S Streets, when he was attacked by Morales.

Morales fled the scene on foot. Officers searched the area for several hours and a K-9 officer was able to locate and detain Morales.

Morales is being charged with robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, and resisting arrest.

The victim was treated for non-life

threatening injuries.

Laos plane crashes in Mekong River 39 feared dead

Sacramento NewsLAOS – A Lao Airlines plane has crashed into the Mekong river in southern Laos today.

According to a Thai television station at least 39 people have been killed.

According to Lao Airlines, the plane crashed at approximately 4 p.m. near Pakse, Champasak province, which borders Thailand and Cambodia.

In televised photos, the ATR 72 turboprop plane, could be seen partially submerged in the Mekong river. A number of bodies could be seen on the banks of the river.

An Airline official told Reuters by telephone, “We do not yet know the number of casualties, our executives are currently in a meeting and will provide more details in the morning.”

Lao Airlines has been operational since 1976 and is the national carrier for Laos. Most of their aircraft are propeller planes.

6.8 quake strikes Bougainville region

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PAPUA NEW GUINEA, A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck the Bougainville region today, at 10:31 UTC. According to the USGS the quake measured at a depth of 58.3 km (36.2 miles).

The shaker was originally recorded as a 7.1 magnitude, but the USGS revised that number to 6.8.

The epicenter was located 65 km (40 miles) WSW of Panguna, 74 km (46 miles) WSW of Arawa (population 40 000) and 539 km (335 miles) SE of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.

There are close to 100,000 people living within 70 miles of the quake.

It’s too soon to report any damage or injuries and there has not been any tsunami warnings issued.

Loss-Prevention Officer stabbed at Safeway store

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SACRAMENTO, CA – A loss prevention officer was stabbed in a Midtown Sacramento Safeway store on Tuesday.

According to the Sacramento Police Department, a loss-prevention officer was attacked at around 5 p.m. while attempting to detain a suspected shoplifter at the Safeway store located at 19th and S Streets.

The suspect fled the scene on foot. Officers searched the area for several hours and a K-9 officer was able to locate and detain the suspect.

The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Woman shot in South Sacramento

Police-lightsSACRAMENTO, CA – A woman was shot multiple times after what appears to be a family dispute. The victim’s injuries were not considered life-threatening.

According to the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, A 23-year-old woman was standing near a vehicle in the 7300 block of Arleta Court, when she was shot.

The victim’s boyfriend and another man were inside the vehicle at the time. Both men are being considered suspects and have been detained for questioning.

The victim was rushed to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

No other details were available.

Man fatally shot in Orangevale identified

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Lester Fish
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ORANGEVALE, CA – The man shot and killed early Tuesday morning in Orangevale has been identified as 32-year-old Lester Steven Fish.

The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department received numerous calls for shots fired in the area of Central Avenue and Main Avenue in Orangevale at around 4:10 a.m. Tuesday morning.

When deputies arrived they discovered Lester in the middle of the street with a fatal gunshot wound, and his friend with a bullet graze to his ear.

The two men were walking a dog in the area when they were approached by two other men. Words were exchanged and one of the men pulled a gun and started firing at the dog walkers.

Update: According to investigators the pair likely knew their assailant and apparently the two were not walking a dog, as the surviving victim originally claimed.

Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (916)874-5115. Tip information may also be left anonymously at www.sacsheriff.com, by texting to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword SSD, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

Man killed in early morning shooting

Police-lightsORANGEVALE, CA – A man was shot and killed early this morning and another wounded.

According to the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, they received numerous calls for shots fired in the area of Central Avenue and Main Avenue in Orangevale at around 4:10 a.m.

When deputies arrived they discovered one man in his 30′s in the middle of the street with a fatal gunshot wound, and another man with a bullet graze to his ear.

The two men were walking a dog in the area when they were approached by two other men. Words were exchanged and one of the men pulled out a gun and started firing at the dog walkers.

The California Highway Patrol is on scene assisting with traffic control. The intersection remains closed at this time.

No other details were available.

7.1 quake rocks the Philippines

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PHILIPPINES – A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck central Philippines on Tuesday at around 8 a.m.

According to the USGS, the quake was centered 385 miles south-southeast of Manila at a depth of 12 miles.

There was glass and concrete in the streets of Cebu City, located 35 miles north of the epicenter.

There have been a number of aftershocks sending people into the streets, where it’s considered safer.

Tuesday, people were celebrating Eidul Adha, a national holiday, with many people relaxing as the earthquake struck.

There was no tsunami warning issued, but the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center warned that earthquakes this large could cause tsunamis within 100 kilometers (61 miles) of the epicenter.

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