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Man arrested for starting fire along I-5

David Cove Sacramento PD

David Cove
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SACRAMENTO, CA – A man has been arrested for starting a two-alarm grass fire that burned along Interstate 5 at Richards Boulevard Monday afternoon.

According to the Sacramento Police Department, 46-year-old David Cove was arrested late Monday afternoon for possession of drugs, an outstanding warrant and arson charges.

Officers from the Sacramento Police Department arrested Cove as he was walking north on I-5 near Richards Blvd. He was taken into custody without incident.

According to fire officials, only grass and trees were burned in the fire and no property was damaged.

Drivers along I-5 could see large, thick plumes of smoke bellowing into the air. The plumes could be seen for miles as Sacramento Fire battled the blaze.

I-5 remained opened during the fire, but the off-ramp from southbound I-5 to Richards Blvd was closed and Jibboom Street was blocked for at least an hour.

The fire started between I Street and Richards Boulevard in an area populated with a number of hotels.

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Victim in Thursday’s fatal stabbing identified

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SACRAMENTO, CA – The man who was fatally stabbed Thursday evening has been identified as a Fair Oaks man.

According to the Sacramento County Coroner’s website, 50-year-old Ronald Jenkins was the victim in Thursday’s deadly stabbing.

Friday morning the Sacramento Police Department, with the assistance of several law enforcement agencies, arrested 41-year-old Gordan James for the murder of Jenkins. James was taken into custody in the area of Watt Avenue and Interstate 80, causing the closure of several lanes on I80 for a brief time.

On Thursday at approximately 6:30 p.m., Sacramento Police Officers responded to a residential apartment building in the 1000 block of 10th Street regarding an assault with injuries. James fled the scene on foot prior to officers arriving on scene.

Officers discovered Jenkins at the scene suffering from multiple stab wounds, he was declared dead at the scene by Sacramento Fire medics.

Detectives urge anyone with information pertaining to this homicide to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Suspect in fatal stabbing arrested

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Gordan James
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SACRAMENTO, CA – The manhunt for a man wanted in the fatal stabbing of a man in Sacramento is over.

According to the Sacramento Police Department, 41-year-old Gordan James was taken into custody late Friday morning in the area of Watt Avenue and Interstate 80, causing the closure of several lanes on I80 for a brief time.

On Thursday at approximately 6:30 p.m., Sacramento Police Officers responded to a residential apartment building in the 1000 block of 10th Street regarding an assault with injuries. The alleged suspect fled the scene on foot prior to officers arriving on scene.

Officers discovered a male victim in his 50s at the scene suffering from multiple stab wounds. The victim died at the scene.

Detectives urge anyone with information pertaining to this homicide to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Carmichael shooting suspect identified

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Jeremiah Hankins  Sacramento County Sheriff

Jeremiah Hankins
Sacramento County Sheriff

CARMICHAEL, CA – The man who shot and critically wounded a woman and then barricaded himself in a home has been identified.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, 35-year-old Jeremiah Hankins was transported to the Sacramento County Main Jail where he has been booked on five felony charges including attempt murder, assault with a deadly weapon causing great bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, possession of a firearm by a felon and domestic violence.

Earlier on Monday, April 27, 2015, Hankins surrendered to officials after an hours long standoff, during which time he was firing at law enforcement personnel.

It all started just after 10 a.m. when a woman was shot near the 6000 block of Madison Avenue in Carmichael.

According to witnesses there were at least four gunshots fired in the area of a Carmichael duplex located at 6026 Madison Avenue, when a woman came running out of the home. Arriving deputies found the woman on the ground in front of the home suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the neck.

Hankins was in front of the home when deputies arrived and ran around to the back. Deputies reported someone shot in their direction from inside the home and they returned fire. None of the deputies were hit.

The victim was rushed to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Her current condition is not known.

Deputies had been in contact with Hankins earlier, when he agreed to surrender, but continued to randomly discharge his weapon, finally giving up just after 3 p.m.

The San Juan School District place Charles Peck Elementary School for a brief time during the standoff and nearby homes were evacuated.

Man surrenders after shootout with police

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CARMICHAEL, CA – The man who shot and critically wounded a woman and then barricaded himself in a home has surrendered to police.

According to reports the man surrendered to officials just after 3 p.m. Monday, after an hours long standoff, during which time the suspect was firing at law enforcement personnel. The suspect was seen leaving the home in handcuffs as he made his way to a police cruiser.

It all started just after 10 a.m. when a woman was shot near the 6000 block of Madison Avenue in Carmichael.

According to witnesses there were at least four gunshots fired in the area of a Carmichael duplex located at 6026 Madison Avenue, when a woman came running out of the home. Arriving deputies found the woman on the ground in front of the home suffering from a gunshot wound to the neck.

The suspect was in front of the home when deputies arrived and ran around to the back. Deputies reported someone shot in their direction from inside the home. They returned fire. None of the deputies were hit.

The victim was rushed to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Her current condition is not known.

Deputies had been in contact with the suspect earlier, when he agreed to surrender, but continued to randomly discharge his weapon, finally giving up just after 3 p.m.

The San Juan School District place Charles Peck Elementary School for a brief time during the standoff and nearby homes were evacuated.

Yuba City Police officer arrested for drug trafficking

Police-lightsSACRAMENTO, CA – On Wednesday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the arrest of two men involved in cocaine trafficking, including a Yuba City police officer.

On Wednesday morning special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested 35-year-old Harminder Phagura, an officer with the Yuba City Police Department and 39-year-old Gursharan Phaguraon, of Yuba City and Roseville, on federal charges related to their alleged involvement in a cocaine trafficking scheme.

The criminal complaint accuses the pair of conspiring to possess a controlled substance with intent to distribute; and use of a communication facility in narcotics trafficking activity.

Both men made their initial appearance in federal court Wednesday afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn K. Delaney. Following the hearing, Harminder Phagura was released on $100,000 bond. Gursharan Phagura remains in custody pending a detention hearing Thursday. The case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California.

Wednesday’s arrests are the latest development in a long-term HSI probe targeting suspected cocaine trafficking by Gursharan Phagura. According to information in the complaint affidavit, which was unsealed today, special agents developed information during the course of the investigation implicating Officer Phagura in the scheme.

HSI representatives underscore the Yuba City Police Department has cooperated fully with the investigation.

As part of Wednesday’s enforcement actions, investigators also executed search warrants at three locations tied to the defendants, including two residences in Yuba City and a home in Roseville. HSI officials emphasize the investigation is ongoing.

Man arrested in death of woman found at hotel

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Fredrick Tatum
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SACRAMENTO, CA – The Sacramento Police Department has arrested a man in connection with the death of a woman found on Wednesday at a Sacramento hotel.

According to police, 52-year-old Fredrick Tatum was arrested for the death of 42-year-old April Fowler, who was found in a third floor room of a hotel located on the 3700 block of Northgate Blvd.

Officers were called to the hotel at approximately 12:36 p.m. Wednesday by a caregiver to Tatum. The caregiver had visited briefly with Tatum at the door of the hotel room and he grew suspicious, so he contacted police to perform a welfare check.

The Sacramento Fire Department accompanied responding officers to the scene where they discovered and pronounced Fowler dead.

Tatum was inside the room when officers arrived and he was immediately detained. The suspect was taken to police headquarters for questioning prior to being booked into the Sacramento County Jail for failing to register as a sex offender.

Based on the coroner’s report, it was discovered that Tatum, a friend of Fowler, had physically assaulted her causing the victim’s fatal injuries.

On Friday the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office added the charge of murder.

Yuba City teacher arrested

Jesus Zuniga Moreno  Yuba City PD

Jesus Zuniga Moreno
Yuba City PD

YUBA CITY, CA – A Yuba City high school teacher was arrested on charges of having an inappropriate relationship with his students.

According to Yuba City Police, 44-year-old Jesus Zuniga Moreno was arrested on charges of annoying or molesting a child and furnishing minors with marijuana.

The Lindhurst High School teacher was allegedly involved with at least one minor in an inappropriate relationship. Moreno is also accused of providing marijuana to minors at his home in Yuba City.

All of the victims were former students of Moreno’s.

More victims come forward in choir director’s sexual abuse case

Kareem Mitchell Credit: Sacramento Police

Kareem Mitchell
Credit: Sacramento Police

SACRAMENTO, CA – The choir director arrested in early February on charges of sexually assaulting a minor is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon on four additional charges.

According to the Sacramento Police Department, 42-year-old Kareem Mitchell is scheduled to be arraigned on four additional charges Wednesday afternoon after a new victim came forward.

The Sacramento Police Department is urging anyone who believes they were a victim of any crimes associated with Mitchell to contact the Sacramento Police Department.

Mitchell met the first victim to come forward while he was a choir director with the New Baptist Church in North Highlands in 2005.

In February of this year, Mitchell was booked for multiple charges including sodomy, oral copulation, and other sexual acts with a minor.

Mitchell came to the attention of the Sacramento Police Department after they received a report of an alleged sexual relationship, initiated by Mitchell, which occurred several years prior, and involved a minor in his late teens. The now adult victim indicated the relationship began in 2005 and ended in 2008. The investigation revealed that Mitchell met the victim while working as a choir director at the New Testament Baptist Church in North Highlands.

Mitchell had been investigated related to similar allegations in the past while working as the choir director, but charges were never filed.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Suspect arrested in Roseville for fatal Natomas stabbing

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ROSEVILLE, CA – The man wanted for stabbing his roommate to death on Monday night has been arrested in Roseville.

Earlier today police responded to Sunrise Avenue and Cirby Way area of Roseville after someone reported seeing 24-year-old Aaron Ramzy, who is wanted for the murder of his roommate at a Natomas apartment.

Oakmont High School and Warran T. Eich Middle School were both shut down as police searched the area.

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Aaron Ramzy
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Ramzy is wanted for the stabbing death of his roommate, 23-year-old Zachary Kane at their apartment in the Irongate Apartment complex in Sacramento.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information about this incident to contact Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

 

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