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Teen arrested for Tracy mall shooting

Lorenzo Hotel Courtesy Tracy PD

Lorenzo Hotel
Courtesy Tracy PD

TRACY, CA – The man responsible for shooting up the West Valley Mall in Tracy has been arrested.

According to Tracy Police, 18-year-old Lorenzo Hotel has been arrested for last Friday’s shooting.

Tracy police officers and members of the SWAT team served an arrest warrant at a home located on Allegheny Court Wednesday morning.

Hotel is being charged with attempted murder for the shooting. No one was injured when the teen fired four to five shots at the building.

According to official the case is still ongoing.

Tulare officer dies transporting inmates

Jeremy Meyst  Courtesy Tulare County Sheriff

Jeremy Meyst
Courtesy Tulare County Sheriff

TULARE COUNTY, CA – A Tulare County Sheriff’s Correctional Officer died early Tuesday morning after the inmate transportation van he was driving crashed.

According to officials, 31-year-old Jeremy Meyst was driving inmates to the Tulare County Jail at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday on Road 204, just south of Highway 198. The van crashed into a cement guard rail, causing Meyst to be ejected from the vehicle.

Meyst received extensive injuries from the accident and officers from both Woodlake and Exeter police departments performed CPR on the officer.

Two inmates that were passengers in the vehicle were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

“I am heartbroken that we have lost a member of our sheriff’s department family,” said Tulare County sheriff Mike Boudreaux. “My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and all of our employees during this difficult time.”

California’s Attorney Kamala D. Harris said in a statement, “Deputy Meyst’s death is a tragic loss for our law enforcement family and the community he served. His dedication to protect and serve the people of California will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones and the men and women of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.”

No other vehicles were at the scene and it was unclear what caused the accident. The California Highway Patrol is investigating.

Brothers abducted by mother

Dane Garland

Dane Garland

SACRAMENTO, CA –  – Law enforcement is on the lookout for two children from Shasta County allegedly abducted by their non-custodial mother on Saturday.

According to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Department, two children are missing and believed to be with 36-year-old Mindy Marie Delgado, who is the mother of the two children and the children are considered at risk due to previous child abuse and neglect.

The oldest brother, Dane Garland, is described as a white 7-year-old, 4 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 85 pounds. He has brown hair and green eyes. Dane was last seen wearing a brown Volcom shirt, camouflage pants and hiking boots.

Aden Garland

Aden Garland

Dane’s younger brother Aden is 5-years-old and is described as white, 4 feet 4 inches tall and weighing 47 pounds. He has brown hair and green eyes. He was last seen wearing a red t-shirt, blue jeans and white and blue DC brand shoes.

Delgado is white, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 135 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. She drives a black, 2001, four-door Ford Focus, California license plate number 4RHD839.

Anyone who has seen the boys or Delgado was urged to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 245-6540 or (530) 245-6025.

11-year-old hit by 2 vehicles

Police-lightsSACRAMENTO, CA – An 11-year-old child is struggling for his life after being struck by two vehicles Monday evening, with one of the drivers leaving the scene.

Area of accident Google Maps

Area of accident
Google Maps

According to the Sacramento Police Department, the boy was hit at the intersection of Bruceville Road and Calvine at approximately 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Police are looking for an older white van that is believed to have been involved in the incident.

According to witnesses, two boys were crossing an intersection against a red light when the 11-year-old was struck by a car and then the white van, which fled the scene.

Whitney High School teacher arrested for soliciting teen

Rick Eldredge Whitney HS website

Rick Eldredge
Whitney HS website


ROCKLIN, CA – A Whitney High School teacher has been arrested for texting a teen for naked photos and sex.

According to the Rocklin Police Department, 41-year-old Richard Eldredge of Sacramento was arrested on felony charges of suspicion of unlawful contact with a minor for unlawful sexual purposes.

The Rocklin Unified School District has placed the Theater Arts teacher on administrative leave.

The victim is a 17-year-old female who told officers that Eldredge had texted her for sex or naked photos on several occasions. It’s believed to have gone on for at least a month.

Rocklin Police have no information that there are additional victims but are seeking any information from any other possible victims.  Please call Detective Neil Costa at 916-625-5441 with any additional information.

2 men arrested after firing on Deputies

Eric Eaton Courtesy Placer County Sheriff

Eric Eaton
Courtesy Placer County Sheriff

AUBURN, CA – Two men are in custody after firing on Placer County Sheriff’s deputies who were attempting to pull a vehicle over early Sunday morning.

According to the Placer County Sheriff’s Department, at around 2:30 Sunday morning a Placer County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to stop a red Volkswagen Cabrio on Lincoln Way, near Russell Road, in Auburn.

The driver, attempting to evade deputies, fled toward Foresthill. During the pursuit one of the occupants of the vehicle started shooting at the deputy.

The driver lost control of the Cabrio and slammed into a telephone pole just outside of downtown Forestville. Both occupants attempted to flee on foot into a wooded area.

Deputies were able to locate one of the suspects, later identified as 31-year-old Eric Eaton, who was uncooperative with deputies. After releasing a K-9 unit, Eaton was taken into custody. He sustained injuries to his arm and was treated at a local hospital.

Phillip Murphy  Courtesy Placer County Sheriff

Phillip Murphy
Courtesy Placer County Sheriff

It was later discovered that the Cabrio had been reported stolen several days ago.

After the Placer County Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Team (SET) responded to search the area they were able to determine the location of the second suspect and, working with Placer County deputies and detectives, were able to identify the second suspect as 20-year-old Phillip Murphy of Foresthill.

Murphy was eventually located at a residence on Lowe Street, where the house was surrounded by Placer Counties Special Enforcement Team (SET). SET was able to evacuate the residents of the home.

Murphy was taken into custody at approximately 10 a.m. Sunday.

Both suspects were booked at the Placer County Jail on charges of attempted murder, shooting at an occupied vehicle and felony evading a peace officer.


Brothers arrested for Granite Bay burglary

David Gibson(R) and Bud Gibson Facebook

David Gibson(L) and Bud Gibson

GRANITE BAY, CA – Two men are behind bars after attempting to break into a Granite Bay Home late Friday night.

According to the Placer County Sheriff’s Department, 21-year-old David Gibson and 23-year-old Bud Gibson, both from North Highlands, tried to break into a home in the Twin Rocks area that was occupied. The residents were awakened and contacted 911 as the men were fleeing the scene.

Deputies arrived in the area and stopped a vehicle that was occupied by the Gibson brothers. Evidence was found in the car linking the two men to the attempted break-in. Both were arrested on charges of attempted burglary and conspiracy, and they are being held at the Placer County Jail.

It’s unknown if the pair is responsible for a rash of break-ins in the Granite Bay area.




Early morning shooting leaves 1 dead

Police-lightsSACRAMENTO, CA – A 19-year-old man was shot to death early Saturday morning in the area of Franklin Blvd and Florin Road.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, Deputies responded to the area after receiving calls that a man had been shot near the intersection.

When deputies arrived they discovered the teenager with a fatal gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene by fire personnel.

Detectives have determined that the victim was with some friends at a convenience store located in the 8000 block of Florin Road, when a group of males got into a confrontation with the victim and his friends. Shots were fired and the victim was struck in the upper body. The victim then drove a short distance to the intersection of Florin Road and Franklin Blvd where someone called 911 to request assistance.

The shooting suspect and motive are not known at this time. Detectives are continuing to investigate.

The victim’s name has not been released until notification of next of kin.

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

Elk Grove man arrested on child porn charges

Humberto J. Lozano  Courtesy Sacramento County Sheriff

Humberto J. Lozano
Courtesy Sacramento County Sheriff

ELK GROVE, CA – Sacramento Sheriff’s Detectives have arrested an Elk Grove man in connection with receiving and distributing child pornography.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, 25-year-old Humberto J. Lozano was arrested and booked into the Sacramento County Jail late Friday afternoon on three felony counts of receipt and distribution of child pornography.

The Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force received information that Lozano was trading files of child pornography with other people via the internet and email.

A state search warrant was served at Lozano’s residence in the 5100 block of Dipper Drive in Elk Grove. However, detectives determined that he had recently moved, but were able to catch up with him at his place of work in the city of Granite Bay, where he was taken into custody.

He is being held without the possibility of bail.

Detectives are asking anyone who has information pertaining to Lozano and any unlawful activity to contact the High-Tech Crimes Task Force at (916) 874-3002.

Man arrested after pursuit snarls traffic

Charles Nix Courtesy Sacramento PD

Charles Nix
Courtesy Sacramento PD

SACRAMENTO, CA – Two people were hospitalized Friday afternoon after a car being pursued by police crashed on Highway 160 near Richards Boulevard, snarling commuter traffic for hours.

Sacramento Police officers attempted to stop 33-year-old Charles Nix for two outstanding warrants around 4 p.m. on Friday, after spotting him in the 3300 block of Ivy Street. Nix fled police and led them on a chase that ended on westbound Hwy 160.

Officers were able to successfully deploy Stop Sticks to disable the suspects tires and at approximately 4:40 p.m., Nix rammed into several patrol vehicles ending the pursuit.

Nix and a passenger in the vehicle were taken to a local hospital for treatment. According to police, one officer was taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution after his vehicle was struck by the suspects.

Nix was charged with felony evading and assault on an officer, as well as being booked for his outstanding arrest warrants.

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