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850 pounds of pot hidden in walls of El Dorado home


Courtesy Cirtus Heights PD

Courtesy Cirtus Heights PD

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA – Two people were arrested after investigators discovered over 800 pounds of marijuana stashed inside the walls of an El Dorado Hills home.

According to Citrus Heights Police, 31-year-old Jeremy Zahn, of Citrus Heights, and 23-year-old Lindsey Loya, of Laverne, were taken into custody on April 9, after officers pulled Zahn over while driving in the 8300 block of Oak Avenue as of an ongoing investigation.

When officers searched Zahn’s vehicle, they discovered boxes filled with approximately 48 pounds of processed marijuana in vacuum-sealed bags sitting in the backseat.

Jeremy Zahn

Jeremy Zahn


On Wednesday when investigators served a warrant at an El Dorado Hills home associated with Zahn, they discovered over $2 million worth of marijuana, plus close to $500,000 in cash.

A large amount of the marijuana was stashed behind fake walls. Officers also found two large safes in the garage containing $464,850, plus more marijuana and stolen firearms.


Lindsey Loya

Lindsey Loya

The estimated street value of the find is $2.5 million.

Zahn was arrested for the transportation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale and violation of release conditions, police said.

Loya was taken into custody in Los Angeles County on Sacramento County warrants in connection with the incident for transportation of marijuana and possession for sales of marijuana.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Citrus Heights Police Department at 916-727-5500.

Treasurer of Rocklin school arrested for embezzlement


Fredrick Lacker  Courtesy Rocklin PD

Fredrick Lacker
Courtesy Rocklin PD

ROCKLIN, CA – Today, a former Rocklin Academy Parent School Partnership Association (PSP) Treasurer has been arrested for embezzlement.

According to the Rocklin Police Department, Fredrick Lacker was arrested earlier today for burglary and embezzlement.

On April 1 Rocklin Police received a report accusing lacker of embezzling funds that had been entrusted to him for the daily operations of the non-profit organization.

After several weeks of investigation, investigators determined that Lacker had embezzled over $37,000 from the Rocklin Academy Parent School Partnership.

At approximately 9 a.m. Wednesday, Lacker turned himself in at the Rocklin Police Department. He was placed under arrest without incident and transported to the Placer County Jail in Auburn, where he was booked for burglary and embezzlement. 

Anyone with further information regarding these crimes is encouraged to call the Rocklin Police Department at 916-625-5400.


Pair arrested in Auburn for credit card fraud

Erika Dukes Courtesy Auburn PD

Erika Dukes
Courtesy Auburn PD

Kamesha Cooper Courtesy Auburn PD

Kamesha Cooper
Courtesy Auburn PD

AUBURN, CA – Two women were arrested Monday night after using stolen credit cards at a store in Auburn.

Auburn police said, 24-year-old Kamesha Joann Cooper, of Sacramento, and 22-year-old Erica Patricelanae Dukes, of Antioch, were arrested just after 8 p.m. at a store located in the 2700 block of Bell Road on Monday.

An out-of-state caller contacted police to inform them that someone had used their credit card to make fraudulent purchases at a retail store located on the 400 block of Grass Valley Highway.

Auburn police were able to determine that the duo may be using fraudulent credit cards at the store on Bell Road.

Police arrested Dukes in the parking lot for suspicion of burglary. Cooper was arrested for burglary, resisting arrest and she had an out-of-county warrant for her arrest.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Auburn Police Department at 530-823-4237.


2 men arrested after shooting at women

Phillip Brown Courtesy Elk Grove PD

Phillip Brown
Courtesy Elk Grove PD

Johnathan Carter Courtesy Elk Grove PD

Johnathan Carter
Courtesy Elk Grove PD

ELK GROVE, CA – Two men were arrested Wednesday after firing shots at two women parked in an Elk Grove neighborhood.

According to Elk Grove police, 26-year-old Tawny Babb and 24-year-old Natasha Perkins, were sitting in their vehicle on Heather Gate Way and Rose Point Court at approximately 2 a.m. Wednesday, when a man approached their vehicle and started firing shots.

Officers arrested 25-year-old Phillip Brown and 25-year-old Johnathan Conner for the shooting.

Investigators said, Perkins was dropping off her friend at home and parked on the side of the road, when a vehicle, driven by Conner, pulled up and Brown got out and ran toward the victims and started shooting.

The two women were not hit, but the car sustained damage from the gunshots. The two men fled the scene and were arrested later in Sacramento.

Trio arrested for shooting in Roseville

Police-lightsROSEVILLE, CA – Roseville police have arrested three people responsible for firing shots at another vehicle on Wednesday.

According to Roseville Police, they received reports of shots being fired from one vehicle at another. The incident happened at approximately 7:45 p.m. yesterday in the area of Pleasant Grove Boulevard and Fairway Drive.

Responding officers were able to locate the suspect vehicle in Roseville Square and detained three occupants without incident.

Officers discovered a stolen gun hidden inside their vehicle and arrested 19-year-old Dionicio Serrano, 20-year-old Esperanza Romero and 20-year old Francisco Alexis Noriega, all from Sacramento, on suspicion of assault with a firearm and other related charges.

Officers determined that the suspects had stopped at a gas station near Pleasant Grove Boulevard and Fairway Drive, where one of the occupants threw trash on the ground. A bystander, who saw the person littering, picked up the trash and said something to the litterer.

A witness, who heard the exchange of words said he saw one of the occupants pull out a handgun and say, “You’re lucky I don’t shoot you,” as they were leaving the area. The witness followed the vehicle and contacted police.

According to the witness, at least two shots were fired. He followed the suspects through the Nugget Parking lot and down Highway 65 at speeds close to 100 MPH, ultimately ending at Roseville Square.

Nobody was injured by the gunfire.

Promoter for Big Wake Weekend arrested for fraud

Robert Richards Courtesy Placer County Sheriff

Robert Richards
Courtesy Placer County Sheriff

FOLSOM, CA – The promoter for last summer’s Big Wake Weekend on Folsom Lake was arrested by Placer County Sheriff’s detectives this week on charges of defrauding people out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

According to the Placer County Sheriff’s Department, on Tuesday afternoon, detectives arrested 54-year-old Robert Richards, Jr. at his Folsom home.

Richards is accused of defrauding by false pretenses and for passing bad checks.

big-wake-weekendAfter receiving complaints from vendors about not getting paid following last year’s event, the Placer County Sheriff’s Department kicked off an investigation leading to Tuesday’s arrest.

One man was owed nearly $200,000 and Richards paid him with checks that bounced. During the investigation, detectives discovered more vendors who had been defrauded by Richards.

Richards was booked at the Placer County Jail and his bail was set at $10,000. He posted bail late Tuesday.

It’s unclear what type of impact this will have on Big Wake Weekend 2014, which is scheduled to kick off on May 30 at Camp Far West in Lincoln.

Officer involved shooting leaves 1 critically injured

Police-lightsSACRAMENTO, CA – A man is in critical condition after officers shot  him after he attempted to run officers down with his vehicle on Wednesday.

Officers from multiple law enforcement agencies were attempting to serve an arrest warrant on 28-year-old William Herzog yesterday at approximately 5:30 p.m., when the suspect tried to run over officers, leaving them no choice but to shoot.

According to the Sacramento Police Department officers from the Sacramento Police Department, Sacramento County Probation Department and the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department were attempting to serve the arrest warrant on Herzog who is facing several felony charges including; sex acts on a child, unlawful sexual intercourse and possession of obscene matter depicting a person under fourteen.

Officers found Herzog sitting in his vehicle with a 17-year-old female passenger in a parking lot near 65th St and 4th Avenue. Officers surrounded the vehicle, and as the team of officers instructed Herzog to exit the vehicle, he accelerated the engine and drove at officers nearly striking one of the Sacramento Police Officers.

A second officer from the Sacramento Police Department and a Deputy from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department feared for their safety and the safety of the other officers on scene, and fired their weapons at Herzog, striking him multiple times, causing Herzog to crash into one of their patrol cars.

Herzog was transported by the Sacramento Fire Department to an area hospital and is listed in critical condition.  The female passenger was uninjured.

Once Herzog is medically cleared he will be booked into Sacramento County jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer in addition to his felony warrants.

The Sacramento Police Department’s Homicide, Internal Affairs, and Crime Scene Investigation Units are conducting this investigation in conjunction with the City’s Office of Public Safety Accountability.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone who witnessed this incident 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.

Man arrested after destructive vehicle pursuit in Colfax

Joel Foster Bumgarner Courtesy Placer Sheriff

Joel Foster Bumgarner
Courtesy Placer Sheriff

COLFAX, CA – A man is behind bars today after leading Placer County Sheriff Deputies on a vehicle pursuit that ended at an RV center in Colfax.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Department was alerted just before 6 p.m. Monday that 38-year-old Joel Bumgarner had taken pills and was drinking alcohol prior to leaving in his vehicle from his Auburn home.

An alert deputy spotted Bumgarner driving on Bowman Road. The deputy attempted to stop him, but he continued onto eastbound Interstate 80, driving between 50 to 75 MPH, exiting at Colfax.

Bumgarner continued to drive at high speeds down South Canyon Way, he ran a stop sign, and turned onto a cul-de-sac.

Area of crash Google Maps

Area of crash
Google Maps

When Bumgarner got to the Sierra RV Center on South Canyon Way, he crashed into a parked fifth-wheel trailer and got his vehicle stuck. As Bumgarner attempted to dislodge his vehicle, he rammed a patrol car and four other fifth-wheel trailers. One of the trailers was pushed into a metal building and a PG&E box was also damaged.

Bumgarner finally exited his vehicle and began to walk away. He refused to stop when ordered to do so, forcing a deputy to apply a Taser. He was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for treatment due to the medications he reportedly ingested.

The Placer County Sheriff Office’s Critical Accident Response Team is investigating the accident. Bumgarner is being held at the Placer County Jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, driving under the influence, evading, vandalism and resisting arrest. His bail is set at $100,000.


Fifth person arrested for stabbing of father

Jose Guadalupe Salazar  Courtesy Sacramento Sheriff

Jose Guadalupe Salazar
Courtesy Sacramento Sheriff

SACRAMENTO, CA – Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives arrested a fifth person responsible for the violent stabbing and murder of a father on Wyda Way last week.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s department said, 21-year-old Jose Guadalupe Salazar was arrested on Thursday on an unrelated arrest warrant, and then additionally booked on Friday by Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives for the murder of 41-year-old Shannon Gregg.

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Earlier, 21-year-old Sebastian Torres along with three juveniles were arrested in connection to the murder of Greg, who was stabbed and killed after he attempted to intervene during an altercation between the suspects, his daughter and her friends last week.

Man arrested in Foothill Farms shooting

Steven Albert Evans  Courtesy Sacramento Sheriff

Steven Albert Evans
Courtesy Sacramento Sheriff


SACRAMENTO, CA – A man has been arrested 10 days after shooting a 17-year-old juvenile on Andrea Boulevard.

Sacramento Sheriff’s Detectives today arrested 24-year-old Steven Albert Evans on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, after he fired a handgun from a vehicle, striking the teenager.

The teen is expected to make a full recovery.

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