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Sacramento fireman arrested for burglary and elder abuse

sac-metro-fireCITRUS HEIGHTS, CA – A suspect believed to be impersonating a Sacramento Metropolitan fire fighter turns out to be an actual fireman with the Sacramento Fire Department.

According to Citrus Heights Police, 30-year-old Craig White, of Roseville, was booked into Sacramento County jail Saturday and is facing five counts of burglary and three counts of elder abuse.

Originally Citrus Heights Police were looking for a man impersonating a firefighter to gain access to homes after several residents’ contacted police to report a man posing as a fireman with Sac Metro.

The suspect was knocking on doors in the Sunrise Vista Mobile Home Park Friday afternoon requesting access to their homes to check on their smoke alarms. Once inside, the supsect, later identified as White, would ask to use the restroom and then search through drawers.

White is a firefighter and paramedic with the Sacramento Fire Department.

White has been placed on administrative leave and the Sacramento Fire Department is expected to hold a news conference Sunday at 10 a.m.

Sacramento Metro Fire spokeswoman Michelle Eidam said in a statement, “Metro Fire does not send firefighters inside residences for smoke alarm, carbon monoxide detector, or any other type of inspection,” she went on to warn, “Any person stating they need to perform such an inspection is not a firefighter; do not let them inside your home. Firefighters arriving to a residence will be in a Metro Fire vehicle, with fellow crewmembers, and will have Metro Fire identification.”

3 arrested in death of 77-year-old

Michael Morena Credit: Sacramento PD

Michael Morena
Credit: Sacramento PD

Sandy George Credit: Sacramento PD

Sandy George
Credit: Sacramento PD

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Sacramento Police Department has arrested three family members in connection to the death of a 77-year-old man.

According to police, 35-year-old Sandy George, 37-year-old Michael Moreno and 19-year-old Kevin Moreno were arrested for the death of 77-year-old Leo Curry Jr., which took place on Monday, November 17.

Officers responded to the 4000 block of Shining Star Drive after family members had not heard from Curry for several days. Arriving officers discovered Curry’s body inside the home with obvious signs of trauma.

Investigators were able to determine that Curry had befriended the family of three, inviting them into his home. The family began taking advantage of the victim to include theft of property and finances over a period of several weeks.

Soon after the investigation began, detectives discovered the victim’s vehicle in an online ad that was sold after his death; which ultimately led to all three suspects being booked for homicide.

The investigation continues to be active and ongoing.

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.

Kevin Moreno Credit: Sacramento PD

Kevin Moreno
Credit: Sacramento PD

3 arrested after vehicle slams into Roseville home

Police-lightshaman-wayROSEVILLE, CA – Three people suspected of robbing a man at gunpoint are behind bars after leading Sacramento Deputies on a chase that ultimately ended with their vehicle crashing into a Roseville home.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, a man called in at approximately 6:30 p.m Sunday after he was robbed at gunpoint, in the area of Elverta and Walerga roads. The victim told deputies that he knew the three suspects.

The suspects made off with the man’s cellphone and some cash before fleeing the scene, with the suspect giving chase.

Deputies were able to locate the suspect’s vehicle in the area of Tupelo Drive and Roseville Road, when deputies attempted to pull over the vehicle the suspects led deputies on a chase.

The suspects crashed into a home located in the 1000 block of Haman Way in Roseville. Two suspects were taken into custody, leaving one suspect outstanding. The California Highway Patrol, Placer County Sheriff’s Department and the Roseville Police Department joined in the hour long search.

A Roseville police officer found the outstanding suspect hiding in some bushes in the 800 block of Micro Court. He was taken into custody without further incident and turned over to a Sacramento Sheriff’s deputy to be taken to jail in Sacramento.

No one was home at the time of the crash.

Final suspect arrested in deadly tenant landlord dispute

Taiish Immonique Simon  Credit: Sacramento County Sheriff

Taiish Immonique Simon
Credit: Sacramento County Sheriff

Monica Njoku  Credit: Sacramento County Sheriff

Monica Njoku
Credit: Sacramento County Sheriff

SACRAMENTO, CA – Sacramento County Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives have arrested the third and final suspect involved in a landlord/tenant dispute that turned deadly on November 16.

According to Sacramento County Sheriff’s Spokeswoman, Lisa Bowman, 42-year-old Monterio Maurice Roberts turned himself in to the Sheriff’s Department on Monday for his outstanding murder warrant for his involvement in the stabbing death of 35-year-old Edward White.

Last week homicide detectives arrested 44-year-old Monica Njoku and 38-year-old Taiish Immonique Simon in connection with the death of White.

Detectives have said the initial argument between the victim and the suspects was related to a landlord/tenant issue. At least one of the suspects was known to the victim.

Deputies received several calls about a verbal altercation on the 8100 block of Stevenson Avenue in South Sacramento Sunday afternoon just after 5. When deputies arrived they discovered White suffering from stab wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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

Sacramento Deputy arrested for domestic violence

Chris Bliss Sacramento County Sheriff's

Chris Bliss
Sacramento County Sheriff’s

SACRAMENTO, CA – A Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy was arrested Saturday night on domestic violence charges.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, 27-year-old Chris Lee Bliss was arrested and booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail Saturday evening. Bliss was released from custody after posting bail.

The six-year veteran of the department was arrested after deputies responded to a call from a concerned neighbor. Bliss had gotten into an argument with a person from a previous dating relationship, this according to officials.

Bliss has been placed on Administrative leave pending an investigation by the Sheriff’s Department’s Professional Standards Division. Bliss’ next court appearance for the criminal charges is scheduled for Wednesday, November 26, 2014.

Prior to his arrest, Bliss was assigned to the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Facility.

2 women arrested in stabbing death

Taiish Immonique Simon  Credit: Sacramento County Sheriff

Taiish Immonique Simon
Credit: Sacramento County Sheriff

Monica Njoku  Credit: Sacramento County Sheriff

Monica Njoku
Credit: Sacramento County Sheriff

SACRAMENTO, CA – Two women have been arrested for the Sunday stabbing death of a man in Sacramento.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, Homicide Detectives arrested 44-year-old Monica Njoku and 38-year-old Taiish Immonique Simon in connection with the death of a 35-year-old male that happened Sunday evening.

Njoku and Simon were booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on Monday for homicide charges relating to the incident. Detectives are still searching for a third suspect who fled from the scene prior to the arrival of Sheriff Deputies. He is described as a black male in his late 30’s to early 40’s, who may have injuries from the altercation.

Read: Final arrest made in deadly tenant landlord dispute

Detectives believe the initial argument between the victim and the suspects was related to a landlord/tenant issue. At least one of the suspects was known to the victim.

Deputies received several calls about a verbal altercation on the 8100 block of Stevenson Avenue in South Sacramento Sunday afternoon just after 5. When deputies arrived they discovered the victim suffering from stab wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Area of fight Google Maps

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

Roommate attacks 2-year-old with knife

Johnroy Aguilar Credit: Sacramento County Sheriff

Johnroy Aguilar
Credit: Sacramento County Sheriff

SACRAMENTO, Ca – A man attacked his roommate’s 2-year-old son this morning sending the child to the hospital with substantial lacerations to his body.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 7 a.m. Friday, the Sheriff’s Department’s Communications Center received information of an injured 2-year old child who had been injured inside an apartment in the 1800 block of Morse Avenue. Deputies learned on the way to the scene that the mother and child were locked in a back room and the roommate was still inside.

It was later learned that the mother was in the shower at the time of the attack and heard a commotion. She got out of the shower and found Aguilar attacking her son, so she grabbed the toddler and locked herself with her son in a back room and called police.

Upon arrival deputies had to force their way into the apartment where they quickly located and apprehended the suspect. A kitchen knife was found on the suspect, later identified as, 26-year-old Johnroy Aguilar.

The 2-year old victim was rushed to a local hospital where he was listed in fair condition and is expected to survive.

Aguilar and his family have shared the apartment with the victim and his mother with no prior incidents between them before today.

Roseville PD arrests one of their own

Jude Chabot Credit: Roseville PD

Jude Chabot
Credit: Roseville PD

ROSEVILLE, CA – A Roseville police officer found himself on the wrong side of the law Tuesday night after police were dispatched to the off-duty officers Roseville home.

According to the Roseville Police Department, 30-year-old Jude Michael Chabot was arrested after officers responded to a 911 call made by his wife at approximately 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. She told dispatchers that Chabot was making threats and he had a weapon.

Fellow officers arrested Chabot who is accused of making criminal threats and brandishing a firearm.

There were no injuries in the incident.

Chabot is on paid administrative leave. He was booked at Placer County Jail and released on a $25,000 bond.

The Placer County District Attorney’s office will receive the report and determine whether or not to pursue charges.

In a statement the Roseville Police Department said they will be conducting an internal affairs investigation.

Organized crime bust in Contra Costa County

Attorney General Kamala Harris

Attorney General Kamala Harris

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – In a statement today, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced the takedown of a transnational criminal organization based in Contra Costa County, including the arrest of 22 individuals and the seizure of 500 pounds of methamphetamine and over $700,000 in U.S. Currency.

According to the statement, the takedown was named Operation Road Trip and represented the culmination of several related investigations targeting California-based Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTO) connected to Mexico’s Sinaloa Federation drug cartel. These investigations, which were led by California Department of Justice task forces that include federal, state and local law enforcement partners, have to date, resulted in 67 arrests and the seizure of $40 million of methamphetamine and $1.82 million in U.S. Currency over the past six years.

“This operation demonstrates our continuing commitment to focus on the connection between transnational criminal organizations and organized street gangs in California,” Attorney General Harris said. “We will do whatever is necessary with our federal and local partners to dismantle these violent, insidious organizations.”

The statement continued:

Operation Road Trip is the merger of two long-term investigations led by the West Contra Costa County Narcotic Enforcement Team (“West-NET”) Task Force, the Los Angeles Interagency Metropolitan Police Apprehension Crime Task Force (“LA IMPACT”), and associated local, state, and federal partners. During the Operation Road Trip investigation, the task forces revealed that methamphetamine from Mexico was being delivered to the Nitro gang, a DTO based in Southern California. The Nitro gang would make regular “road trips” to Contra Costa County in order to distribute to other DTOs, including the Urtiz gang based in Northern California. Over the past year, Operation Road Trip resulted in the service of 16 search warrants, the seizure of 500 pounds of methamphetamine, 1 firearm, 4 vehicles, $723,635 in U.S. Currency, and the arrests of 22 individuals for drug and firearms related violations.

In May of 2011, Attorney General Harris along with the FBI and other law enforcement partners announced the conclusion of the first of the two long-term investigations, named Operation Red Reach. This operation, a two-year coordinated sweep led by West-NET, shut down a network of local and transnational gangs, including a Nortenos gang in western Contra Costa County. The case resulted in the seizure of 135 pounds of methamphetamine, 26 illegal firearms, approximately $150,000 in U.S. Currency and federal and state convictions of 26 individuals. Information and intelligence gained from this operation led to the identification of the Urtiz DTO.

West-NET’s subsequent investigation, named Operation Crystal Lens, revealed that the Urtiz DTO’s methamphetamine was being supplied by the Southern California-based Nitro DTO, which was also separately under investigation by LA IMPACT.

In total, the three linked investigations, Operation Red Reach, Crystal Lens and Road Trip, have resulted in the total seizure of 1109 pounds of methamphetamine, for a street value of $40,242,504, the seizure of 48 firearms, 10 vehicles, $1.82 million in U.S. Currency and the total arrests of 67 individuals for drug, and firearms related violations.

In March, Attorney General Harris called the trafficking of methamphetamine a growing threat to the state and a top priority for law enforcement in a report, Gangs Beyond Borders: California and the Fight Against Transnational Organized Crime, which is the first comprehensive report analyzing the current state of transnational criminal organizations in California.

Transnational criminal organizations have made California the single biggest point of entry for methamphetamine into the United States, with 70% entering through the San Diego Port of Entry. The report also outlined recommendations to address this problem, which include increased funding for state anti-narcotics trafficking task forces and additional coordination between federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies in combatting transnational criminal organizations. The report is available here: https://oag.ca.gov/transnational-organized-crime.

Following the release of the report, Attorney General Harris led a delegation of state attorneys general to Mexico to strengthen working relationships between the governments of both countries and enhance efforts to combat transnational crime. The delegation met with Mexican state attorneys general and federal officials to discuss the issues of drug, human and firearms trafficking, money laundering and high-tech crime.

Earlier this month, Attorney General Harris announced that the California Department of Justice will create a new anti-methamphetamine team of Special Agents based in Los Angeles funded by a $1 million federal grant. The team will be comprised of six Special Agents assigned to investigate illicit activities related to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine in California and will work in a coordinated effort with the other 18 existing California Department of Justice task forces.

The noted investigative accomplishments would not have come to a successful conclusion without the assistance and support of the following law enforcement partners: Alameda County Narcotics Task Force, Antioch Police Department, California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation – Special Service Unit, California Highway Patrol, Concord Police Department, Contra Costa County Animal Services Department, Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office, Contra Costa County Probation Department*, Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office*, El Cerrito Police Department*, Fairfield Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation*, Hercules Police Department*, Kensington Police Department*, Los Angeles Interagency, Metropolitan Police Apprehension Crime Task Force, Northern California High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC), Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, Pinole Police Department, Pittsburg Police Depart ment, Richmond Police Department*, San Francisco Police Department, San Pablo Police Department, Solano County District Attorney’s Office, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshal Service, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Secret Service, Vacaville Police Department, Western States Information Network, Yolo County Narcotic Enforcement Team.

Family identifies Rancho Cordova shooting victim

Marquail Hayes Facebook

Marquail Hayes
Facebook

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA – Family and friends came out in droves to pay their respects to the young man shot and killed Saturday night in Rancho Cordova.

The vigil was held for 25-year-old Marquail Hayes who was shot by a group of 3 suspects at the Riverview STEM Academy School.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 10:45 p.m. Saturday, Rancho Cordova Police Officers responded to multiple calls reporting shots fired in the 10700 block of Ambassador Drive.

Arriving officers discovered a 25-year-old male, later identified as Hayes, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to a local hospital where he later died of his injuries.

Sacramento Sheriff Homicide Detectives responded to the scene and were able to determine that the victim and his friend encountered three black male adults at the school. For unknown reasons an argument broke out between the two groups leading to the fatal shooting. The suspects fled the scene on foot.

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Homicide Detectives believe the suspects were not known to the victim when they encountered each other and they believe there is still one outstanding suspect in the case.

Hayes’ sister told Fox40 News that he has, “three kids. It’s not right. He’s supposed to watch his kids grow up, watch his sisters grow up. He said he was never going to leave his family, he’s going to be there for his kids.” She went on to say that, “He’s going to get justice.”

Yesterday Sacramento County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested 18-year-old Kavon William Cry and 19-year-old Omar Lee Talley. According to officials they are still looking for one remaining suspect.

Detectives are asking anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP. Tip information may also be left anonymously at <a href=”http://www.sacsheriff.com” target=”_blank”>www.sacsheriff.com</a>, by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword ‘SSD’, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

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