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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.

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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.

 

Booking photos released of movie theater robbery suspects

Julio Cezar Chavez Roseville PD

Julio Cezar Chavez
Roseville PD

Salvador Diaz Jr. Roseville PD

Salvador Diaz Jr.
Roseville PD

ROSEVILLE, CA – Today Roseville Police released the booking photos of the two suspects who robbed two customers of the Cinema 14 complex on Eureka Road in Roseville and added additional charges against the pair.

According to police, at approximately 8:36 p.m. Monday, Roseville police responded to a robbery that occurred in the parking lot of a movie theater complex in the 1500 block of Eureka Road.

Arriving officers interviewed two customers who claimed that two masked men had held them up at gunpoint, and robbed them of their personal property. The robbers then drove away in a dark-colored sedan. Neither victim reported being injured.

Following up on leads Tuesday morning, Roseville detectives went to various locations in Citrus Heights, where they arrested 21-year-old Salvador Diaz Jr., of Citrus Heights, on suspicion of robbery, possession of stolen property, and using a firearm in the commission of a felony. They also arrested 26-year-old Julio Cezar Chavez, also of Citrus Heights, on suspicion of possessing stolen property and being an accessory to a felony.

Both men are in custody in the Placer County Jail and today detectives added an added charge of participating in a criminal street gang.

Roseville movie goers robbed at gunpoint 2 arrested

Century 14 Theater in Roseville

Century 14 Theater in Roseville

ROSEVILLE, CA – Two customers of the Cinema 14 complex on Eureka Road in Roseville were robbed at gunpoint Monday night by two masked gunmen.

According to police, at approximately 8:36 p.m. Monday, Roseville police responded to a robbery that occurred in the parking lot of a movie theater complex in the 1500 block of Eureka Road.

Arriving officers interviewed two customers who claimed that two masked men had held them up at gunpoint, and robbed them of their personal property. The robbers then drove away in a dark-colored sedan. Neither victim reported being injured.

Following up on leads Tuesday morning, Roseville detectives went to various locations in Citrus Heights, where they arrested 21-year-old Salvador Diaz Jr., of Citrus Heights, on suspicion of robbery, possession of stolen property, and using a firearm in the commission of a felony. They also arrested 26-year-old Julio Cezar Chavez, also of Citrus Heights, on suspicion of possessing stolen property and being an accessory to a felony.

Both men are in custody in the Placer County Jail.

Marysville teacher arrested on sex charges

Laura Lasek Marysville PD

Laura Lasek
Marysville PD

MARYSVILLE, CA – A Marysville teacher has been arrested after being accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenage student.

On Monday, Marysville Police announced in a statement that 26-year-old Laura Nicole Lasek, of Yuba City, was arrested on charges of unlawful sex acts with a minor last Friday. Lasek was released on a $211,000 bond.

According to police, school officials at the T.E. Matthews School reported the allegations, prompting an investigation.

On Dec. 4, 2014 a para-educator reported overhearing some students gossiping about Lasek sending a sexually graphic message to the victim on Facebook. Lasek was immediately placed on administrative leave and school officials contacted authorities.

Marysville detectives interviewed the 15-year-old male victim resulting in the arrest of Lasek. According to the victim the sexual relationship with Lasek had been going on for about two months.

Lasek stands accused of oral copulation with a person younger than 16 and unlawful sexual intercourse with a person younger than 16.

Investigators are not aware of any other victims at this time.

Teen arrested in North Highlands sexual assaults

Original composite sketch for assault on 68-year-old

Original composite sketch for assault on 68-year-old

NORTH HIGHLANDS, CA – A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection to two separate North Highlands sexual assault incidents that occurred in December, 2014.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, 19-year-old Ibrahima Wane was arrested on January 30th for a violent attack and sexual assault that occurred near Watt Avenue and A Street in North Highlands on December 20, 2014. During that incident, a 68-year old woman was forced into her home by a stranger, later identified as Wane, after returning home from a walk. The victim assisted Detectives in rendering a composite image her assailant for public release.

Sacramento Sheriff Sexual Assault Detectives were able to connect Wane to a similar attack on Watt Avenue and Peacekeeper Way which occurred on December 31, 2014, after a stranger pulled a female victim off of her bike and attempted to sexually assault her.

The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office issued an arrest warrant for Wane, who was located and arrested in the San Diego area. Wane was transferred to the Sacramento County Main Jail today where he is being held on eight felony crimes related to both incidents. His bail is currently set for two million dollars.

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Spokesperson, Lisa Bowman, said in a statement, “Sacramento Sheriff’s Detectives wish to take this opportunity to thank the public for their patience and assistance during various door-to-door contacts and communications throughout this ongoing and intensive investigation.”

Wane’s next court appearance is scheduled for Friday, February 6, 2015.

 

 

Choir director arrested for sex with minor

Kareem Mitchell Credit: Sacramento Police

Kareem Mitchell
Credit: Sacramento Police

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Sacramento Police Department announced today the arrest of a choir director with the New Baptist Church in North Highlands for sexual assault against a male minor.

According to police, 42-year-old Kareem Mitchell was arrested yesterday for sexual assault of a minor after detectives, in conjunction with the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office, obtained a warrant for Mitchell’s arrest.

Mitchell was booked for multiple charges including sodomy, oral copulation, and other sexual acts with a minor.

Last September the Sacramento Police Department 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 that may believe they were a victim of any crimes associated with Mitchell to contact the Sacramento Police Department.

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.

Father arrested for abducting son

Adrian Brown Sr. Credit: Sacramento County Sheriff

Adrian Brown Sr.
Credit: Sacramento County Sheriff

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department has arrested 29-year-old Adrian Brown Sr. for felony parental abduction and an outstanding warrant, after he kidnapped his 4-year old son yesterday.

On Tuesday evening Brown abducted his son from a residence on the 700 block of Dolphinfish going against a Family Court order. He threatened to take the child out of the state.

Brown was located at a north Sacramento apartment complex after family members called the Sheriff’s Department to report his location. Brown was taken into custody without incident and 4-year old Adrian Brown Jr., was located safe inside of the apartment.

Brown is currently being held without the possibility for bail at the Sacramento County Jail. Adrian Brown Jr. has been reunited with his mother.

Suge Knight officially charged faces third strike

Suge Knight - 2008 mugshot Credit Las Vegas PD

Suge Knight – 2008 mugshot
Credit Las Vegas PD

LOS ANGELES, CA – Today former hip-hop mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was officially charged with murder and attempted murder in a Compton hit-and-run that occurred on Friday.

Adding to Knight’s woes, his bail of $2.025 million bail was revoked after homicide detectives petitioned the bail commissioner, plus this will be a third strike for the Death Row Records founder.

The 49-year-old Knight was arrested early Friday after going to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s West Hollywood Station, accompanied by his lawyer. Earlier that day Knight is accused of running over two men following an altercation.

Fifty-five-year-old Terry Carter was killed and actor Cle “Bone” Sloan was injured when Knight backed over the pair in his red Ford F-150 Raptor pickup and then ran over them as he fled the scene.

Knight’s attorney claims he was trying to escape an attack when he accidentally struck the victims. A homicide lieutenant said Knight argued with Sloan through the driver’s side of the truck and then purposely struck Sloan and Carter while in the parking lot outside of Tam’s Burgers in Compton.

Knight has been officially charged with one count of murder, one count of attempted murder, two counts of hit-and-run with an allegation that he committed a serious and violent felony while out on bail in another pending case. He was out on bail for a robbery charge.

Authorities said bail was revoked since Knight is considered a flight-risk. They were also concerned about witness intimidation due to his criminal past. The District Attorney has confirmed this would be his third strike if convicted.

Knight faces life in prison if convicted. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday.

Former rap mogul Serge Knight arrested for murder

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1997 nmate photo

COMPTON, CA – Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight has been arrested for murder after two men were mowed down by a truck driven by the troubled artist, killing one and injuring the other.

Los Angeles police Lt. John Corina told CNN that witnesses said it appeared that the driver of the truck intentionally hit the two victims, so they are handling the investigation as a homicide. Knight’s bail was set at $2 million.

According to reports, Knight had an argument with 55-year-old Terry Carter and 51-year-old Cle Sloan, on the set of the biopic “Straight Outta Compton,” a film about the rap group N.W.A. The argument continued in the parking lot of Tam’s Burgers.

Knight allegedly tracked the two men down in the parking lot and backed his red Ford Raptor over the victims and then ran over them a second time as he left the scene, killing Carter and injuring Sloan. Officers later found Knight’s Raptor abandoned in Westwood.

Knight, who was accompanied by his attorney, turned himself in at the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station.

Knight, the founder of Death Row Records, is no stranger to violence. In 1996, while Knight was driving a car in Las Vegas, Tupak Shakur, who was a passenger in his car, was shot to death.

Death Row Records filed for bankruptcy in 2006 after Knight spent several years in prison for violating parole on assault and weapons convictions, adding to his troubles he had ongoing feuds with Dr. Dre, Snoop Lion (Dogg) and others.

Last August Knight, along with two others, were shot while attending a party hosted by singer Chris Brown on the evening before the MTV Music Awards. Then in October he was arrested for allegedly stealing a photographer’s camera.

In October, he was busted along with comedian Micah “Katt” Williams for allegedly stealing a photographer’s camera.

 

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