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Granite Bay High School evacuated

Police-lightsGRANITE BAY, CA – Granite Bay High School was evacuated earlier today after a message was found on a bathroom wall stating that a bomb would detonate on campus.

Students were evacuated to the football stadium while authorities cleared the buildings. Placer County Sheriff’s Deputies were onsite searching the campus and students were allowed to re-enter the school at around 1 p.m.

This is the second time this month that a threatening note has been found in the bathroom. Earlier this month the school was placed under lockdown after a similar note was found. Placer County Sheriff’s deputies searched the campus and did not find any suspicious devices.

Former Rocklin teacher get 10 years in prison

Matthew Yamamoto Credit: Rocklin Police

Matthew Yamamoto
Credit: Rocklin Police

ROCKLIN, CA – A Former Whitney High School teacher has been sentenced to state prison after pleading guilty to having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student.

On Thursday a judge announced that Matthew Yamamoto will be sentenced to four years and eight months in state prison, and must register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life.

According to Placer County District Attorney Jeff Wilson, the court decided against probation for Yamamoto after the defendant defied a restraining order instructing the student to destroy evidence of their relationship and creating fake email accounts to avoid detection.

Earlier this year, the 33-year-old Yamamoto pleaded no contest to oral copulation with a minor, attempted sexual intercourse with a minor and sexual penetration on a minor. He pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to obstructing justice. There were several minor counts that were dismissed.

Yamamoto was arrested on September 17 2012 on charges of molesting or annoying a minor and meeting with a minor for purposes of committing a lewd act.

According to reports, days before his arrest the district was scheduled to name him Teacher of the Year.

27 of Roseville shooter’s family and gang members arrested

mugs1mugs3ROSEVILLE, CA – Multiple law enforcement agencies arrested 27 people on Wednesday. Thirteen of those arrested are relatives of Roseville police shooting suspect 32-year-old Sammy Duran.

Roseville Police, along with local law enforcement, Immigrations and Customs (ICE), parole officers and Homeland Security, arrested a total of 27 people on Wednesday morning. Those nabbed by Police face charges of witness intimidation, drug possession, possession of drugs for sale, weapons violations and child endangerment. Eight of those arrested are being held by ICE.

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It all started after Duran was in a shootout with police in a Roseville neighborhood. After his arrest, gang and family members descended on the small neighborhood and began intimidating witnesses.

According to Roseville Police Lt. Mike Doane, “We had a very violent event that brought to light that gang activity has increased,” Doane told News 10, “Then you add witness intimidation and that neighborhood needed our assistance.”

There were four homes searched in Roseville and other homes located in Placer, Sacramento and Yuba counties were also searched in connection to Duran.
Duran, a known Sureno gang member, opened fire on officers on October 25, wounding a federal immigration officer, who was on scene providing support for Roseville police. A pursuit ensued, followed by Duran barricading himself in a Roseville home. While barricaded in the home he shot a Roseville officer and injured four others by shrapnel.

Th Roseville Police Department has released the following names and related charges:

Antonio Benito Duran, 33, of Roseville – Suspicion of participating in a criminal street gang, threatening or dissuading victims and witnesses, being an accessory to a felony, conspiracy, possession of an illegal weapon (a billy club) and possessing drug paraphernalia.

Juan Pedro Sanchez, 31, of Roseville – Suspicion of child endangerment, possession of meth, possession of meth for sale and possession of an illegal weapon (a billy club).

Davina Inez Felix, 34 – Suspicion of child endangerment, possession of meth for sale, and possession of an illegal weapon (a billy club).

Jimmy Kevin Green, 56, or Roseville – Possessing illegal fireworksmugs4

Alexis Jenest Sandoval, 20, of Roseville – Delaying or obstructing officers

Margerita Elena Ydrogo, 3o, of Roseville – Suspicion of being an accessory to a felony and conspiracy

Alizza Mares, age 18, or Roseville – Suspicion of possessing marijuana for sale and conspiracy.

Jorge Alberto Campos III, age 21, of Roseville – Suspicion of participating in a criminal street gang, threatening/dissuading a witness, and being an accessory to a felony.

Isaac M. Aginaga, age 23, of Roseville – Suspicion of transportation/sales of controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Marie Annette Dalton, age 52, of Citrus Heights – Suspicion of child endangerment, possession of methamphetamine, keeping a place to sell drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Juan Pedro Sanchez, age 31 of Roseville – Suspicion of child endangerment, possession of methamphetamine for sale, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of an illegal weapon (billyclub/sap type weapon).

Anita Felix, age 64 of Roseville – Suspicion of child endangerment and keeping a place to sell drugs.

Jose Benjamin Felix, age 19 of Roseville – Suspicion of participating in a criminal street gang, threatening/dissuading a witness, conspiracy, being an accessory to a felony, possession of marijuana for sale.

Elizabeth Baker, age 51 of Roseville – Suspicion of intimidating a witness/victim, being an accessory to a felony, conspiracy, and a Nevada County warrant for DUI.

David Dennis Klein, age 45 of Citrus Heights – Suspicion of possessing methamphetamine, keeping a place to sell drugs, possessing paraphernalia, and a Sacramento County warrant for contempt of court.

Danny Duran Garcia, age 35 of Sacramento – Suspicion of child endangerment and possessing marijuana for sale.

Manuel Orville Blanco, age 32 of Roseville – Suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance, obstructing public officials, and probation violation.

Jose Felipe Magana-Aguilera, age 37 of Auburn – Suspicion of using false citizenship documents and illegal entry into the U.S.

Alexander Joseph Felix, age 36 of Roseville – Suspicion of child endangerment.

Abel Mosqueda, age 22 of Auburn – Suspicion of probation violation.

Adam Ruben Sanchez, age 32 – Suspicion of parole violation.

A 17-year-old female juvenile on suspicion of being an accessory to a felony and other related charges

Nolan Jerome Kerfeld, age 31 – Suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and parole violation.


Woodland man indicted for child pornography

justice-department-sealSACRAMENTO, CA – A Woodland man was indicted today on charges of producing child pornography.

On Wednesday, a federal grand jury returned an indictment against 40-year-old Raul Gonzalez, charging him with production of child pornography, this according to the United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner.

According to court documents, on October 13, 2013, in Yolo County, Gonzalez had a minor engage in sexually explicit conduct and produced a visual depiction of such conduct.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Sacramento Valley Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, a federally and state-funded task force managed by the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department with agents from federal, state, and local agencies. The Sacramento ICAC investigates online child exploitation crimes, including child pornography, enticement, and sex trafficking. Assistant United States Attorney Kyle Reardon is prosecuting the case.

Gonzalez was arrested on November 6, 2013, and he made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn K. Delaney on November 7, 2013. At that time he was detained as both a flight risk and danger to the community. Arraignment is set for November 21, 2013.

If convicted, Gonzalez faces a maximum statutory penalty of not less than 15 years in prison and up to 30 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations; the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This prosecution is part of the Department of Justice ongoing Project Safe Childhood initiative, which was launched to increase federal prosecutions of sexual predators of children, and to reduce the number of Internet crimes against children including child pornography trafficking. As a part of PSC, the United States Attorney’s Office has teamed with state and local agencies and organizations to increase law enforcement presence on the Internet, and to educate the public about safe Internet use, thereby reducing the risk that children might fall prey to online sexual predators. For additional information on the PSC initiative, please go to http://www.projectsafechildhood.gov.


Explosion rocks Elk Grove neighborhood

Police-lightsELK GROVE, CA – Fire crews and a Hazmat team responded to a home in Elk Grove this afternoon after an explosion in the backyard of the home.

According to the Cosumnes Fired Department, the device exploded in the backyard of a home located in the 10300 block of Frank Greg Way in Elk Grove, at approximately 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, blowing out some windows in neighboring homes.

Home of explosion Google Maps

Home of explosion
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The fire department discovered several model rocket engines in the backyard, where at least one of them had exploded.

A shelter in place was issued for surrounding homes and at least four homes were evacuated.

An Explosive Ordnance Detail was called to look into the two other model rocket engines.

The man has been detained and depending on the type of materials used to build the engines he may face charges.

Woman identified in officer involved shooting

Anna Jean YI Courtesy Sacramento Sheriff

Anna Jean YI
Courtesy Sacramento Sheriff

ROSEMONT, CA – The woman responsible for hitting a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy with her vehicle on Wednesday has been identified.

A Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy was waved down at around 2 a.m. Wednesday by a woman standing outside of her vehicle at the intersection of Mayhew Road and Kiefer Blvd. The woman was later identified as 27-year-old Anna Jean Yi of Sacramento.

When the deputy contacted Yi, he observed erratic behavior and she started walking in and out of the roadway. She was talking, but not making any sense. The deputy requested a DUI trained officer to respond to the scene to evaluate Yi’s ability to operate a motor vehicle.

The deputy went back to Yi for some identifying information, which is when she started to struggle with the officer. Yi was able to take control of her vehicle, and as she fled the scene she struck the deputy. The deputy fired at the fleeing vehicle.

After a brief chase, Yi pulled into a driveway on Bramble Trail Way and attempted to flee on foot. She was apprehended and taken into custody at that location.

Yi was taken to a local hospital where she was deemed medically fit and released into police custody.

The deputy, an eight year veteran with the department, sustained minor injuries.

Third arrest in shooting death at El Camino gas station

Eldin Robles  Courtesy Sacramento Sheriff

Eldin Robles
Courtesy Sacramento Sheriff

SACRAMENTO, CA – Sacramento County Sheriff Homicide Detectives have made another arrest in connection with the September 28 homicide at the Beacon Gas Station located on El Camino Avenue near Darwin St.

According to the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, 20-year-old Eldin Robles was taken into custody last night and charged with murder for the death of 33-year-old Jesus Antonio Macias, who was shot and killed in the parking lot of the El Camino Avenue gas station.

Gas Station at 2101 El Camino Ave Google Maps

Gas Station at 2101 El Camino Ave
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Homicide Detectives previously arrested 18-year-old Gilberto Esteban Cardona, and a male juvenile on October 4.

Deputies responded to the Beacon Gas Station on El Camino Avenue at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 28, after receiving reports of shots fired.

Responding deputies discovered a man in his 30’s, later identified as Macias, lying on the ground outside the gas station.

Macias had suffered a fatal gunshot wound to his upper body and was unresponsive. Deputies attempted to resuscitate Macias, but he succumbed to his injury and was pronounced dead by Fire Department personnel.

89-year-old driver drags Vallejo man 1 mile

Police-lightsVALLEJO, CA – A disabled Vallejo resident was struck by a car Tuesday evening and dragged nearly a mile before the driver stopped. He did not survive.

The 41-year-old Vallejo man, who was disabled, was first hit at Broadway and Hogan and then dragged nearly a mile to the intersection of Mini and Stanford Drive.

Police initially received a call around 6 p.m. regarding an accident between a vehicle and a man in the area of Broadway and Lewis Brown Road.

Shortly after the initial call, dispatch received other reports with the same descriptions in the area of Stanford and Mini drives.

Vallejo Police said the accident occurred at Broadway and Lewis Brown Road, where a disabled man was crossing the street and was struck by a vehicle. The victim was not in a crosswalk at the time of the collision.

The victim was knocked to the ground and rolled into a different lane, where an 89-year-old man driving a Mercedes Benz, hit and dragged the victim to the Mini Drive location, which is about a mile down the road.

Arriving paramedics and firefighters had to dislodge the man from under the vehicle. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Both drivers were being questioned, but at this stage in the investigation officers do not believe there was anything criminal in what happened.

This year there have been two other fatal traffic-related accidents at the Broadway location, both involved people crossing the street.

Sacramento Deputy fires on fleeing vehicle

Police-lightsROSEMONT, CA – The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a deputy-involved shooting this morning, after a woman attempted to flee in her vehicle and struck a deputy in the process.

A Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy came across a stranded motorist on Kiefer Boulevard near Bradshaw Road at around 2 a.m. Wednesday. The deputy called in a DUI-trained deputy to evaluate the female driver.

As the deputy was waiting, the woman started the car and drove away, hitting the deputy with her car.

The deputy fired at the vehicle and then pursued the woman to Bramble Trail Way, where she pulled over and was taken into custody after trying to flee on foot.

According to the sheriff’s department, no was shot in the incident.


2 people hit by car near Sleep Train Arena

Police-lightsSACRAMENTO, CA – Two pedestrians who were crossing Sports Parkway were hit by a car Tuesday night, following a Sacramento Kings game.

The pair were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The accident occurred at approximately 10:15 p.m. near the south entrance, just as the Kings game was letting out. The driver of the Ford Mustang that hit the pair pulled over and remained at the scene.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the accident. It was raining at the time and alcohol was not believed to be a factor in the accident.

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