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Woman arrested in brutal beating of elderly couple

Shauna Burton Courtesy Sacramento County Sheriff

Shauna Burton
Courtesy Sacramento County Sheriff

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA – A woman has been arrested in connection to the brutal murder and beating of an elderly couple in Rancho Cordova.

According to the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, 36-year-old Shauna Burton was arrested shortly after midnight on Monday for the murder of a 78-year-old man, identified by neighbors as Mel Bain and the beating of his wife 78-year-old Jean Bain. Jean remains in the hospital and is listed in critical condition.

The Rancho Cordova Police Department received a call at approximately 11:40 a.m. Sunday regarding an unresponsive elderly man lying inside his mobile home in the Briarwood Mobile Home Park located in the 2900 block of Routier Road.

When officers arrived they discovered Mel Bain dead with blunt force trauma to his upper body and his wife Jean beaten and in critical condition.

According to one witness, a neighbor discovered the door to the Bain’s home ajar and when he went to investigate he discovered Mel lying in the doorway.

Another neighbor told reporters that Mel had problems with his wife’s dementia, but he did his best to take care of her. He would rarely take her outside the home due to her wild outbursts of yelling at Mel. The neighbor did say he would take her out every Wednesday to Wendy’s.

Neighbors also said whenever Mel would leave the home to run errands Jean would leave the home and wander the streets of the mobile home park.

Investigators are asking that anybody with information on the case call either ( 916) 874-5115 or (916) 874-TIPS or email www.sacsheriff.com and enter the keyword “SSD.”

 

Craig Campbell helps out Placer 10-35

Officer Jim Hudson

Officer Jim Hudson

LINCOLN, CA – It was a night of entertainment at Thunder Valley Casino Resort on Saturday night as the Placer 10-35 Foundation held their second annual Thunder in November charity concert.

The Placer 10-35 Foundation is a non-profit organization that assists Placer County peace officers and their families in times of need.

This year Placer 10-35 brought in country music star Craig Campbell along with Seattle’s Aces Up and Sacramento’s own Sweet Revenge.

Placer County Sheriff Detective Jim Hudson started off the event by thanking the sold-out crowd for coming out and supporting such a great cause. He also introduced a few officers from the Roseville Police Department, who recently were wounded in the line of duty.

Aces Up

Aces Up

As Hudson introduced the officers he explained, “Last Friday night, here in our community, we had a very tragic event,” continuing he said, “There were five officers injured, three wounded and two injured by shrapnel. We are very fortunate that those officers can join us tonight.” That’s about the time everyone was on their feet giving the officers a standing ovation.

Hudson was referring to an incident that occurred on Friday October 25, when Roseville officers approached an at-large parolee. The parolee fired on officers and then barricaded himself inside a home. A night long standoff ensued with several rounds of gunfire. One of the officers was shot in the jaw and remains hospitalized.

Tyler Adams of Aces Up

Tyler Adams of Aces Up

I had a chance to talk to the President of Placer 10-35, Sgt. Andrew Scott, about the incident and how Placer 10-35 was able to help the family of the wounded officer who remains hospitalized. According to Scott, the officer’s father, who resides out of town, has been provided housing during his stay in Roseville as well as gift cards for food. Scott said, “It’s those little things,” that make a big difference for a patient trying to recover and it’s one less thing they have to worry about.

Seattle based Aces Up dedicated one of their original songs, “Marine to the Core (Raleigh’s Song),” to the officers, making for a somber opening.

Craig Campbell

Craig Campbell

That quickly changed as front-man Tyler Adams kicked it up a notch with “Piece of Heaven” and “Burn the Map.” Tyler’s brother Jason Adams had guitar duty and the two were joined by Eric Banke (bass) and Barret Nelson (drums).

Tyler has a voice that is perfectly comfortable doing slow ballads and blistering rock songs as he proved to everyone when the band kicked it into high gear with AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long,” filling the dance floor.

Craig Campbell

Craig Campbell

Tyler thanked the officers who were present, including 10 officers who made up some of the first responders to the incident in Roseville.

“The reason that we do this is because of people like you,” Tyler told the audience, “And because of people like you, all of the police officers, firefighters and people in the military, it’s because you give us the right and the freedom to do what we do, so give everyone in uniform a round of applause.”

After Aces Up performed a full set, Craig Campbell came out on stage performing “Party For A Living” and “When I Get It.”

There were a couple of problems with the sound during “Party For A Living,” but the problems were quickly worked out as they headed into “Truck N’ Roll” and his big hit “Family Man.”

Fans couldn’t get enough of Campbell, and he couldn’t get enough of fans. He was shaking hands with all the fans brave enough to work their way to the front of the stage. For those fans not able to get up close and personal, Campbell stuck around after his performance signing autographs and taking pictures.

Craig Campbell - all about the fans

Craig Campbell – all about the fans

After Campbell worked the crowd into a frenzy, Sacramento’s own Sweet Revenge took the stage for the after-party. Joining lead singers Austin Reed and Sandy Nuyts were David Karacozoff (guitar/vocals), Zac Rome (bass/vocal) and Wylie Ross (drums).

While Sweet Revenge was performing, Campbell made himself available for autographs and photos. Rachel Cameron Photography did a great job taking all the fan photos and put together a nice video of the event. To view the video and fan photos from Rachel head over to Placer 10-35’s Facebook page.

While you’re there don’t forget to donate a little something!

 

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About Placer 10-35 Foundation.

The Placer 10-35 Foundation is a non-profit fraternal & benevolent association chartered to assist Placer County peace officers in times of great personal and organizational tragedy. We also are available to assist the families of slain peace officers throughout the region.

We are committed to celebrating the mission of the law enforcement officer and providing assistance when the inevitable tragedy occurs in this dangerous profession.

“10-35″ refers to the police radio code meaning, “Officer needs assistance”. The 8 stars in our logo represent our 8 Placer County deputies killed in the line of duty.

Elderly man beaten to death wife in critical condition

Police-lightsRANCHO CORDOVA, CA – A 78-year-old man and his wife were brutally beaten in their Rancho Cordova mobile home on Sunday morning.

The Rancho Cordova Police Department received a call at approximately 11:40 a.m. Sunday regarding an unresponsive elderly man lying inside his mobile home in the Briarwood Mobile Home Park located in the 2900 block of Routier Road.

When officers arrived they discovered 78-year-old Mel Bain dead with blunt force trauma to his upper body and his 78-year old wife Jean Bain beaten and in critical condition. Jean was rushed to a local hospital where she remains in critical condition.

Briarwood Mobile Home Park Google Maps

Briarwood Mobile Home Park
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According to neighbors, Mel is a former Aerojet employee and his wife was suffering from dementia.

Investigators are still trying to determine why the elderly couple was attacked in their home of 30 years. It’s uncertain if it was a forced entry into the home or a burglary.

Investigators were looking for a 1991, two-door Cadillac Eldorado, maroon with a white top, California license plate number 2XMF374, that was stolen later in the day. It’s unknown if the vehicle was used during the incident.

Investigators ultimately located the vehicle unoccupied.

According to one witness, a neighbor discovered the door to the Bain’s home ajar and when he went to investigate he discovered Mel lying in the doorway.

Another neighbor told reporters that Mel had problems with his wife’s dementia, but he did his best to take care of her. He would rarely take her outside the home due to her wild outbursts of yelling at Mel. The neighbor did say he would take her out every Wednesday to Wendy’s.

Neighbors also said whenever Mel would leave the home to run errands Jean would leave the home and wander the streets of the mobile home park.

The neighborhood was a-buzz in recent days when the Bains were visited by a young woman who was accompanied by a man who stayed in their car while she went inside. Investigators were quick to point out that the investigation is in its early stages and it was too soon to say if mystery woman figured into the slaying.

Investigators are asking that anybody with information on the case call either ( 916) 874-5115 or (916) 874-TIPS or email www.sacsheriff.com and enter the keyword “SSD.”

Pablo Cruises into Thunder Valley

Pablo Cruise performs in Pano Hall Click for more images

Pablo Cruise performs in Pano Hall
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LINCOLN, CA – The ‘70s rock band Pablo Cruise entertained a room full of fans at Thunder Valley Casino Resort on Friday.

Pablo Cruise formed in San Francisco back in 1973 with original band members David Jenkins (guitar and vocals), Cory Lerios (keyboards and vocals), Steve Price (drums) and Larry Antonino (bass and vocals).

The band went on to produce eight studio albums before splitting up in 1986. In 2004 all four original band members reunited and in 2011 released their latest album, “It’s Good to Be Live,” but more on that in a minute.

Larry Antonino Click for more images

Larry Antonino
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Kicking off their set with “Worlds Away” and “A Place in the Sun,” all four members appeared to be having a good time as fans were singing along. After their second song, Lerios started joking about having to take a nap after two songs since they were getting older.

Cory Lerios

Cory Lerios

The audience continued to sing along throughout their set, as they went on to perform “El Verano” and “Raging Fire.”

David Jenkins

David Jenkins

Guitar tech Thomas Garske had a proud moment when Jenkins swapped his electric guitar for a brand-spanking new hand-made custom acoustic guitar. Earlier this year Garske attended the Phoenix based Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery and produced two custom guitars. He included an inlay of Pablo Cruise’s classic palm tree on the neck of each guitar. It was obviously a proud moment for both guitar maker and guitar player.

Thomas Garske Jr. (R) and David Jenkins

Thomas Garske Jr. (R) and David Jenkins

They ended the night with “Whatcha Gonna Do” and “Ocean Breeze.”

Steve Price

Steve Price

On July 9 and 10 of 2010, Pablo Cruise descended on drummer Steve Price’s hometown of Loomis as they performed at the Blue Goose Fruit Shed, recording both a DVD and CD for their latest album “It’s Good to Be Live.”

According to Price, he credits his wife Nancy for getting the band back together. Price said Nancy used to be a big fan of Pablo Cruise, so when the two married back in 2004 Price brought the band together to perform at his wedding. The couple moved to Loomis shortly after, with Price telling the Loomis News, “The community and the people — we really like it.”

 

Daughter found in trunk died from drowning

Aquelin Talamantes Courtesy Sacramento PD

Aquelin Talamantes
Courtesy Sacramento PD

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Sacramento Coroner’s office has released the cause of death of the baby that was found in the trunk of her mother’s car on September 26.

According to the coroner’s office 5-year-old Tatiana Garcia died from drowning.

Sacramento Police arrested 29-year-old Aquelin Talamantes, after finding her daughter locked inside the trunk of her car. The daughter later died on her way to the hospital.

Shore Park Apartments

Shore Park Apartments

The Sacramento Police responded to the Shore Park Apartments, on the 7900 block of Pocket Road, for a welfare check of the daughter. Family members became concerned after Talamantes showed up at a relative’s apartment in the complex without her daughter.

When officers located the girl inside the trunk of a car, she was unresponsive. She was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Investigators believe the initial scene of the homicide was at Talamantes’ Davis home on the 5100 block of Glide Drive. Davis and Sacramento police converged on the home searching for evidence.

Suspect in LAX shooting identified

Police-lightsLOS ANGELES, CA – A TSA agent was killed and several others injured Friday morning in a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport.

The shooting started at around 9:30 Friday morning when 23-year-old Paul Anthony Ciancia entered the terminal wearing camouflage clothing and opened fire, killing one TSA agent and wounding several others.

According to reports, Ciancia was shot several times in the chest before being taken into custody.

“We are sickened by reports of today’s shooting at the Los Angeles International Airport,” TSA Union Leader J. David Cox Sr. said. “Our sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to the passengers and Transportation Security Officers killed or injured in this heinous act. Thank you to all of our brave TSOs who put their lives on the line every day to keep the flying public safe. AFGE is monitoring the situation along with TSA management.”lax

All roads leading into and out of the airport were shut down and terminal 3 was evacuated immediately following the shooting. Freeway exits from the 105 and 405 freeways were also closed to traffic.

A large box of ammunition was found at the scene and the bomb squad from the LAPD was sweeping the terminal and checking contents of packages, some of which were left behind in the ensuing chaos as people fled the area.

Passenger Robert Perez told CBS2 that TSA agents came through the terminal and yelled that a man had a gun.

One witness told CBS2, “I was waiting for my flight and heard a rumble of people, which I thought was an earthquake, but then I saw people running and heard gun shots, immediately dove under the benches at my gate, and then gunshots stopped and I got up and called my wife,” continuing he said, “Then I saw a man walking towards the gate, when I saw him I thought he was just a passenger looking for his gate, but when he kept walking, I saw he had something looked like an assault rifle, a huge gun strapped over his shoulder, hanging down on the right side of his waist.”

The FAA said in a statement, “The situation at LAX is very fluid, there is currently a ground stop for flights that are scheduled to depart for LAX. This means those flights are temporarily being held at their departure airports. Arrivals and departures are still occurring, and some flights may be diverted. The FAA is closely monitoring the situation and making adjustments to arrival and departure flows as needed. Passengers should contact their airline to determine the status of their flight.”

Terminal 3 services AirTran, Alaska, Horizon, JetBlue, V Australia and Virgin America.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck arrived at the scene shortly after the shooting.

Other airports including Bob Hope International Airport were placed on heightened alert.

Orangevale man arrested for kidnapping sexual assault

Joseph Bonderer Courtesy Sacramento County Sheriff

Joseph Bonderer
Courtesy Sacramento County Sheriff

ORANGEVALE, CA – A man has been arrested for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman from the Walmart parking lot in Orangevale.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, 34-year-old Joseph Lee Bonderer of Orangevale, was arrested Thursday night after allegedly getting into a woman’s car and ordering her to drive out of the parking lot of the Walmart store located on Greenback Lane.

Bonderer ordered her to drive to another location where he then sexually assaulted her. Afterwards he ordered the victim to drive him back to the Walmart parking lot, where he fled the scene on foot.

The Sheriff’s Department Sexual Assault and Elder Abuse Bureau Detectives are asking the public to be aware of this incident and revisit personal safety awareness while performing everyday functions.

Anyone with any information related to this incident can call the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115. Tips may also be left at www.sacsheriff.com, by texting to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword SSD, or at (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

 

Man killed on Power Inn Road identified

Police-lightsSACRAMENTO , CA – The man who was hit by at least two vehicles at the intersection of Power Inn Road and Scottsdale Drive has been identified.

According to the Sacramento Coroner’s office, 34-year-old Mark Schwabe was killed at around 5 a.m. Thursday morning after being struck by two vehicles.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a woman who was driving northbound on Power Inn Rd, said she saw the man in the roadway, but was unable to avoid hitting him.

A truck traveling in the same direction hit Schwabe a second time. The driver of the truck stopped, but then left the scene. Schwabe was dragged approximately 75 feet north of the intersection where he was originally hit.

CHP officers are looking for the driver of the truck for questioning.

Anyone with information on the incident was urged to contact the CHP at (916)681-2300 or the CHP Communications Center at (916)861-1300.

Shooting shuts down LAX

Sacramento NewsLOS ANGELES, CA – A shooting has shutdown terminal 3 at LAX this morning, after an apparent shooting.

According to several news sources a shooting at Los Angeles International airport has been partially shutdown. There are reports of several people wounded and the suspect is in custody.

The shooting occurred with a high-powered rifle. One of the suspects was wearing camouflage clothing and appeared to have been targeting TSA employees.lax

According to witnesses the scene immediately following the shooting was complete chaos as people scrambled to get out of terminal 3.

UPDATE 11:50 a.m.: A TSA agent has been confirmed killed, this according to a union rep.

UPDATE 10:49 a.m.: An announcement has been made at the airport to passengers, letting them know the airport is not secure and officials are continuing their search. One suspect is believed to be an off-duty TSA employee.

UPDATE 10:30 a.m.: There is a report that one TSA employee may have been killed. The FAA has stopped all flights preparing to take off for LAX

UPDATE 10:27 a.m.: The mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti and the Chief of Police Charlie Beck have arrived at the airport.

UPDATE 10:15 a.m.: A second armed suspect has been taken into custody. A number of suspicious packages have been found, but those could be from passengers that were evacuated from the area. Officers have found a large cache of ammunition.

There are at least three people being treated at the scene. One TSA employee has been transported to a local hospital.

Officials have laid out three colored tarps to triage  victims. The colors are for the severity of injuries, red, yellow and green. Someone is currently on the yellow tarp.

The Los Angeles Police Department is on scene conducting a search throughout the complex to ensure there are no other suspects.

The drop off and pickup areas of the airport have been closed, essentially crippling LAX. Vehicle traffic around the airport has come to a complete stop due to the closure.

 

 

Eric Garcetti

6.6 Earthquake strikes Taiwan

Area of Earthquake Google Maps

Area of Earthquake
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TAIPEI, TAIWAN – An earthquake measuring a 6.3 magnitude has struck eastern Taiwan’s Hualien County at around 8 p.m. local time on Oct. 31. Preliminary readings pegged the quake at 6.6 magnitude, but that has been revised to 6.3.

The quake hit near Ruisui in south Hualien. According to the USGS, the epicenter was at a depth of 5.8 miles (9.3 kilometers), the bureau’s Seismological Center said.

The shaker was felt cross Taiwan’s main island. There were no immediate reports of injuries. According to some news reports, the quake has caused some communication disruptions in Taipei and New Taipei.

There were reports of ceiling tiles falling at the arrival hall of the Terminal 2 of the Taoyuan International Airport. Another ceiling had problems at a restaurant where Premier Jiang Yi-huah was meeting with the press. No one was reported injured in either incidents.

No Tsunami warnings have been issued.
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    45km (28mi) SSW of Hualien, Taiwan
    63km (39mi) SE of Buli, Taiwan
    72km (45mi) ESE of Lugu, Taiwan
    86km (53mi) ESE of Nantou, Taiwan
    760km (472mi) ENE of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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