STOCKTON, CA – An afternoon confrontation at a Stockton park on Saturday resulted in a 27-year-old man behind bars after stabbing a 15-year-old boy.
According to the San Joaquin County Sherriff’s Department, Keith Perkins was arrested for allegedly stabbing a teen during a fight at Gianone Park on East Harding Way.
The teenager had left his home in the 2300 block of Harding Way in Stockton at around 3 p.m. Saturday.
According to witnesses, Perkins confronted the boy and when the argument turned physical he stabbed the teenager in the abdomen.
Friends transported the victim to a local hospital where he was listed in stable condition.
SACRAMENTO, CA – Sutter Middle School was briefly locked down on Friday morning after a man was observed in the area carrying a hatchet.
According to the Sacramento Police Department, officers responded to the 3000 block of K Street after receiving calls about some suspicious activity in the area.
According to witnesses the man was acting suspicious and appeared to be delusional and he was armed with a hatchet.
The suspect, later identified as 44-year-old Anthony Smith, ran from arriving officers and a perimeter was quickly set up.
Sutter Middle School was placed under lockdown at 8:53 Friday morning, since it was located a couple of blocks away from the incident. At no time was the school involved in the incident, nor were any students or staff in any immediate danger.
Two K9 officers assisted with taking Smith into custody and the school lockdown was lifted by 9 a.m.
Smith was taken to a local hospital and treated for injuries sustained while being taken into custody and is currently in custody for weapon and resisting charges.
SACRAMENTO, CA – A man accidentally shot himself as he attempted to run away from police officers on Friday evening.
According to the Sacramento Police Department, at approximately 6:30 p.m. yesterday, officers from the North Gang Enforcement Team approached a group of people gathered in the area of the 2700 block of Stonecreek Drive.
As officers were talking to the group of seven people, one of the individuals dropped a gun and another person, later identified as 18-year-old Josiah Jones, immediately fled on foot from officers.
An officer chased Jones on foot through an apartment complex, which is about the time the officer believed he heard a gunshot, while the suspect was out of view.
The officer was able to maintain visual contact of the suspect as he continued to flee the area. A perimeter was established and the suspect was found hiding in the area where he was last seen. Officers found a handgun they believed was fired by Jones.
All seven suspects were taken to police headquarters for questioning which resulted in the ultimate arrest of three of the involved persons.
While investigators were questioning Jones, he appeared to be in pain, he explained to the officers that he had a preexisting injury with his right leg. Detectives were suspicious of Jones’ claims and inspected the inside of his pants pocket, leading detectives to believe Jones’ gun had discharged while inside his pocket – striking himself in the leg.
Jones was transported to an area hospital where he was treated and released into police custody and charged with multiple weapons violations, gang enhancement charges and discharging of a firearm in a grossly negligent manner.
Also arrested was 20-year-old Elondre Green, who was charged with multiple weapons violations to include possession of stolen property due to the gun being reported as stolen.
Arrested for a parole violation was 23-year-old Treneil Joseph.
Also found at the scene were narcotics. Gang detectives were called to continue the investigation.
CEDARVILLE, CA – The woman responsible for shooting and killing four people and wounding two others has been identified.
According to Alturas Police Chief Ken Barnes, 44-year-old Cherie Lash Rhoads, a former chairwoman of the Cedarville Rancheria, was taken into custody after opening fire at the Cedarville Rancheria Tribal Office and Community Center in Cedarville, which is just east of the city of Alturas in Modoc County.
According to the Modoc County Sheriff’s Department the dead included the suspect’s brother, 50-year-old Rurik Davis, her niece, 19-year-old Angel Penn and her nephew, 30-year-old Glenn Calonicco.
The other person killed was identified as 47-year-old Sheila Ross, who was not related to the suspect.
Tribal members were meeting to evict Lash, also known as Cherie Rhoades, and her son from the Rancheria, which is a federally recognized tribe with 35 members.
Alturas police started receiving calls just after 3 p.m. on Thursday regarding shots fired at the former RISE (Resources for Indian Student Education) building at 300 West First Street. The Cedarville Rancheria purchased the building, which became the Cedarville Rancheria Tribal Office and Community Center.
Lash also shot a fifth person after they attempted to flee. After she ran out of ammunition she grabbed a knife and started stabbing a sixth victim.
The stabbing victim and one shooting victim were taken to a local hospital. One of the victims was alert and talking and the other remains in critical condition.
SACRAMENTO, CA – United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced today that 60-year-old David M. Lewis of Sacramento was indicted on 18-counts, charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and 17 counts of health care fraud.
Last February, in a rare move, the state shutdown Lewis’ practice, accusing him of harming patients. An administrative law judge at the time had ruled that permitting Dr. Lewis to continue practicing dentistry would endanger the public health, safety or welfare.
In February the Dental Board of California’s Chief Enforcement Officer Kim Trefry said, “This is one of the most egregious cases I have ever seen.”
According to today’s indictment, Lewis caused claims to be submitted to Delta Health Systems, which administered the United Parcel Service (UPS) health care plan, which falsely billed the plan for work that was never performed. In many instances, Lewis performed unnecessary dental work on healthy teeth of the UPS employees, including root canals, and claims were submitted to Delta for payment for these unnecessary services.
The indictment also alleges that Lewis created false narratives for work that was not performed or created false statements about purported pre-existing dental conditions of the UPS employee’ teeth to justify the work performed. In some instances, Lewis drilled into healthy teeth, installed a temporary filling, instructed his assistants to take X-rays of the temporary fillings, and then submitted claims to Delta with X-rays of the temporary fillings, falsely claiming that the X-rays depicted tooth decay justifying further restorative procedures.
The total amount of fraudulent billings submitted to Delta as a result of the conspiracy and health care fraud was more than $1 million.
This case is the product of an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor ‑ Office of Inspector General’s Office of Labor Racketeering and Fraud Investigations and the U.S. Department of Labor ‑ Employee Benefits Security Administration with assistance from the Dental Board of California. Assistant United States Attorney Todd A. Pickles is prosecuting the case.
If convicted, Lewis faces a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain from the fraud. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations; the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
CEDARVILLE, CA – Four people have been shot and killed after a woman opened fire at an American Indian tribal meeting on Thursday afternoon.
According to Alturas Police, four people were killed and two wounded after an unidentified woman opened fire inside the American Indian tribal headquarters in Modoc County.
Alturas police started receiving calls just after 3 p.m. today regarding shots fired at the former RISE (Resources for Indian Student Education) building at 300 West First Street. The Cedarville Rancheria purchased the building, which became the Cedarville Rancheria Tribal Office and Community Center.
The Rancheria was meeting to discuss evicting several residents from the Rancheria, when the woman pulled out a gun shooting four people. The suspect shot a fifth person after they attempted to flee.
When the woman ran out of bullets, she grabbed a butcher knife and proceeded to stab a sixth victim.
The stabbing victim and one shooting victim were taken to a local hospital.
The suspect was eventually taken into custody.
Cedarville is east of Alturas.
SACRAMENTO, CA – Yesterday a mother was arrested for child endangerment and eight children were handed over to Child Protective Services.
According to the Sacramento Police Department, 32-year-old Rosa Sanchez was booked into county jail for child endangerment after her teenage daughter contacted police.
The teen contacted police just before 8 Tuesday night to report that her mother was intoxicated and combative with the children.
Officers responded to the 3700 block of Branch St and discovered the home to be unfit for the children and promptly arrested Sanchez on multiple charges including child endangerment.
Eight children were taken into protective custody at the time of the arrest.
ROSEVILLE, CA – An 18-year-old Woodcreek High School student is behind bars after being accused of recording underage girls in sexual encounters.
According to the Roseville Police Department, an administrator at Woodcreek High School contacted police reporting an inappropriate image that was being passed around school of an underage girl.
Investigators discovered videos of at least three minors engaged in different sex acts with Woodcreek High School student, Michael Contini. Police said the victims may not all have been attending the High School.
Contini was arrested on charges of child pornography and unlawful sex with a minor.
Police believe some of the videos were taped without the girls’ knowledge and then shared online. Police are still trying to determine if there are more victims.
Investigators viewed tapes of other possible victims with Contini and are still trying to identify the victims.
One neighbor told CBS13 that he has “seen younger girls hanging out over there all the time, actually, ever since I lived here. I’ve always thought it was a little weird, but it’s none of my business.”
Roseville Police are urging victims to contact them. You can reach the Roseville Police Department at (916) 774-5000.
LOS ANGELES, CA – Investigators with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department have presented their case against Justin Bieber for felony vandalism to the District Attorney’s office.
Bieber is accused of throwing eggs at his neighbor’s mansion in the exclusive Oaks community neighborhood of Calabasas.
“No decision will be made this week,” Los Angeles County District Attorney spokesman Ricardo Santiago told CNN.
Detectives presented their findings to a prosecutor who must now determine if the 19-year-old pop-star will be charged with vandalism and if the charge will be considered a misdemeanor or felony.
On January 14 detectives from the Lost Hills/Malibu Sheriff’s Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department served a search warrant at Bieber’s Calabasas home. Detectives were looking for video surveillance or other possible evidence related to the egg throwing incident that took place on January 9.
Bieber was detained along with several other men who were at the home when deputies arrived. One of the men, 20-year old Xavier Smith, better known as Lil Za, was arrested on felony narcotics charges that were unrelated to the vandalism incident.
Ironically Lil Za, who was living in the home last year, was kicked out by the Biebs last September, after Za and his brother, Lil Twist, threw a number of parties at the mansion while Bieber was away. When the singer arrived home he discovered some jewelry had gone missing and kicked the pair out.
At the conclusion of the search warrant, deputies walked away with several pieces of evidence. Investigators believe multiple suspects may have been involved in the vandalism which caused an estimated $20,000.00 in damage to the front of the luxury home, raising the charges to a felony.
SACRAMENTO, CA – A man who was trying to evade police, attempted to swim across the Sacramento River after leading police on a car chase.
According to the Sacramento Police Department, officers attempted to stop a stolen vehicle in the area of West El Camino Avenue and Interstate 5 at around 3:40 p.m. Friday. The driver, later identified as 24-year-old Esteban Araujo, led officers on a chase that ended in the area of Vernon Road and Garden Highway.
When the vehicle came to a stop, Araujo fled on foot and jumped into the Sacramento River in an attempt to avoid capture. Officers were able to capture and arrest Araujo before he could make it across.
Officers discovered stolen property inside the stolen vehicle from a recent theft that occurred in a neighboring jurisdiction.
A passenger in the vehicle, 27-year-old Angelica Lopez was also arrested at the scene.
Both Araujo and Lopez are being charged with possession of stolen property. Araujo also faces vehicle theft, evading police and being an ex-felon in possession of ammunition.