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Search warrant leads to string of arrests

Enrique Tapia  Courtesy Fairfield Police

Enrique Tapia
Courtesy Fairfield Police

FAIRFIELD, CA – Fairfield police served a search warrant back in March of this year, which lead them to arrest a number of individuals from Vallejo and American Canyon.

On March 28, the Fairfield Police Department’s SWAT team along with the assistance of the Solano County Sheriff’s Department’s SWAT team executed a search warrant in the 3400 block of Ramsey Road. The search warrant was the result of an on-going investigation conducted by the Fairfield Police Department’s Narcotic Investigations Unit.

During their search, investigators found numerous firearms and narcotics including, cocaine hydrochloride, methamphetamine and items indicative of the sales of controlled substances.

Arrested were 43-year-old Enrique Tapia of Vallejo, 32-year-old Omar Mendoza of Vallejo and 28-year-old Ranulfo Mendoza also of Vallejo.

Graciano Colin Courtesy Fairfield Police

Graciano Colin
Courtesy Fairfield Police

Tapia faces charges for Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sale and Possession of a Controlled Substance while Armed. Tapia has a checkered history and has been contacted by law enforcement in the past for various drug and firearm related incidents, including evading a peace officer.

Omar and Ranulfo Mendoza were booked into Solano County Jail for Obstructing Law Enforcement.

The resulting investigation resulted in several search warrants being served along with a number of arrests.

One search warrant was served on April 3, in the 500 block of Steffan Street in the City of Vallejo.

Alejandro Caro Courtesy Fairfield Police

Alejandro Caro
Courtesy Fairfield Police

Arrested in Vallejo was 45-year-old Alejandro Caro on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Caro also has a string of past contacts with law enforcement for various drug related charges, including domestic violence and burglary.

Another search warrant was served in the 2500 block of Canyon Road in the City of American Canyon on the morning of May 15. Arrested was 44-year-old Graciano Colin for possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance while armed. Colin has prior law enforcement related contacts for Carrying a Concealed Firearm, Domestic Violence, Battery, Driving Under the Influence and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call the Fairfield Police Department Major Crimes Unit at (707) 428-7600, the 24-hour Tip Line at (707) 428-7345 or Crime Stoppers at (707) 644-7867. Callers can remain anonymous.

2 Women arrested in Auburn for doing heroin in bathroom

Danielle Vaughn Courtesy Auburn PD

Danielle Vaughn
Courtesy Auburn PD

Whitney Ross Courtesy Auburn PD

Whitney Ross
Courtesy Auburn PD

AUBURN, CA – Auburn police arrested two women who were injecting themselves with heroin inside a bathroom located at a  restaurant off of Grass Valley Highway over the weekend.

According to Auburn Police, officers responded to the restaurant located on Grass Valley Highway after receiving reports that two women were possibly using drugs in the restaurants bathroom.

When officers arrived they found 25-year-old Whitney Gamboa Ross and 20-year-old Danielle Reann Vaughn, both of Auburn, in the process of injecting themselves with a syringe containing heroin. Officers also found prescription drugs on Ross that did not belong to her.

Ross was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, a prescription medication without a prescription, and drug paraphernalia. Danielle Vaughn was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, and drug paraphernalia.

Placer County Sheriff’s are looking for this man

Suspect Courtesy Placer County Sheriff

Suspect
Courtesy Placer County Sheriff

GRANITE BAY, CA – Placer County Sheriff’s are looking for a man who robbed a Granite Bay pharmacy of prescription medications Friday night.

At 8:53 p.m., a white male, believed to be in his 20s, entered the CVS store at 8455 Auburn Folsom Road, wearing a dark beanie hat, sunglasses, a dark heavy coat and dark baggy pants. He handed the pharmacist a note that stated he had a gun. The suspect did not brandish a weapon, but demanded specific prescription medications. The suspect fled the scene on foot.

Despite a search by deputies, a CHP helicopter, a Roseville police K-9 team, and a Placer Sheriff K-9 team, the suspect was not found.

Anyone who has information about this suspect is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (530) 889-7800. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest should call Placer County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-923-8191, or go to www.placercrimestoppers.org.

Roseville teacher obtains prescription drugs from student

Amy Davidson Courtesy Roseville PD

Amy Davidson
Courtesy Roseville PD

 

ROSEVILLE, CA – A high school teacher has been arrested for illegally obtaining prescription pills from a student.

According to the Roseville Police Department, 39-year-old Amy Lynn Davidson was arrested after she obtained prescription narcotic drugs through a student at Oakmont High School.

Davidson has been placed on administrative leave as the Roseville Police Department conducts their investigation.

Davidson was arrested on charges of possessing illegal narcotics, soliciting a minor to assist in getting drugs and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Four arrested in Roseville for gang and drug activity

George Matthew Premock Credit: Roseville PD

George Matthew Premock
Credit: Roseville PD

Mohammed Noor Credit: Roseville PD

Mohammed Noor
Credit: Roseville PD

ROSEVILLE, CA – Roseville police have taken another bite out of crime in the Roseville area after a three-month investigation lands four bad guys behind bars.

According to the Roseville Police Department, detectives from the department’s Vice and Narcotics Enforcement Team (VNET) concluded a three-month investigation into heroin sales in Roseville and the surrounding area. Their investigation led to the arrest of four people suspected of gang activity, heroine sales and intimidation of a witness.

Arrested were 21-year-old Mohammad Noor of Rocklin, 22-year-old George Matthew Premock of Rocklin, 23-year-old Dane Frederick of Granite Bay and 24-year-old Justin Vincent Corsino of Roseville. They are all being held in the Placer County Jail on suspicion of participating in a criminal street gang, witness intimidation, conspiracy and other related charges.

Dane Fredrick Credit: Roseville PD

Dane Fredrick
Credit: Roseville PD

Vincent Justin Corsino Credit: Roseville PD

Vincent Justin Corsino
Credit: Roseville PD

Roseville Police officers and detectives are concerned about an increase in heroin use and opiate addiction throughout the region. Heroin and other opiates are dangerous drugs that put their users at risk of addiction, exploitation, overdose and even death. It impacts the quality of life of the entire community, as it drives addicts to steal and commit other crimes to support their habits.

The Roseville Police Department urges anyone struggling with drug addiction to call their health care provider or Placer County’s Adult System of Care, 24 hours a day, at (888) 886-5401.

Parents concerned about their teen’s substance abuse issues should also call their health care provider, or call Roseville Police Therapist Beverly Gable at (916)774-5017 for information and referrals to community resources.

Pair arrested for murder of man with 10 children

Area where moving van was parked Google Maps

Area where moving van was parked
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SACRAMENTO, CA – Two men have been arrested in the shooting death of 42-year-old Colen Lugo on Friday.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department 28-year-old Anthony Roberson-Ander and 25-year-old Kevin Henry are in custody in connection with the shooting death of Lugo. The pair were booked into Kern County Jail on charges of murder, and are ineligible for bail. They are expected to be returned to Sacramento County sometime next week.

On Wednesday sheriff’s deputies responded to Caymus Park at Caymus Drive and Vintage Park drive, regarding a shooting. Upon arrival, they discovered Lugo lying across the seat of a moving truck parked on the street. He had been shot in the upper body, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The subsequent investigation led to the identity of Roberson-Anders as a person responsible for the shooting. He was arrested during a vehicle stop conducted by the Bakersfield Police Department in the early morning hours on Thursday. Roberson-Anders had an existing warrant for an unrelated incident. He was driving a vehicle that Sheriff’s Homicide detectives believe was used by the suspects during the fatal shooting.

After further investigation detectives identified Henry as a possible accomplice. Detectives believe that Roberson-Anders and Henry are the only people responsible for Lugo’s death, and are not seeking additional suspects in connection to this case.

Investigators believe that the shooting was the result of a marijuana transaction gone bad.

Man shot in southeast Sacramento identified

Area where moving van was parked Google Maps

Area where moving van was parked
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SACRAMENTO, CA – The man found shot to death in a moving van Wednesday afternoon in South Sacramento near Vintage Park has been identified.

According to the Sacramento County Coroners office 42-year-old Colen Lugo was found slumped over in a moving van near Vintage Park and Caymus Drive. Lugo was unresponsive and had apparently been shot in the upper body.

Lugo’s wife Antoinette arrived on the scene obviously distraught. She told news crews that Lugo was the father of 10 children, eight girls and two boys.

“He was a good man, he was a good provider and he was a good father,” Regina Wallace, the victim’s mother-in-law, told the Sacramento Bee, “He was an excellent person. He had a moving company and he was coming here to help somebody and he got gunned down.”

In what may have been a drug deal gone bad, deputies discovered a trail of marijuana in the street leading to the moving van and witnesses described the scene as bloody with weed everywhere.

One witness told ABC’s News10, “At first I thought that can’t be real, not in the middle of the day. It sounded like firecrackers more than anything.”

“I heard a gunshot, turned around and looked, and there’s two guys running off with handguns,” the witness continued, “One of them had a bag with something in it, probably marijuana because it was all over the ground.”

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

Man found shot dead in Sacramento

Area where moving van was parked Google Maps

Area where moving van was parked
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SACRAMENTO, CA – A man was found shot to death in a moving van Wednesday afternoon in South Sacramento near Vintage Park close to a playground.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department a man in his 40′s was found slumped over in a moving van near Vintage Park and Caymus Drive. The man was unresponsive and had apparently been shot in the upper body.

Deputies discovered a trail of marijuana in the street leading to the moving van.

One witness told ABC’s News10, “At first I thought that can’t be real, not in the middle of the day. It sounded like firecrackers more than anything.”

“I heard a gunshot, turned around and looked, and there’s two guys running off with handguns,” the witness continued, “One of them had a bag with something in it, probably marijuana because it was all over the ground.”

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

11-day-old found dead in drug laden motel room

Jennifer Marie Sierra Yuba County Sherrif

Jennifer Marie Sierra
Yuba County Sherrif

 

MARYSVILLE, CA – An 11-month-old baby girl was found dead in a Yuba County motel room on Wednesday.

According to the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded to a motel on the 800 block of N. Beale Road after receiving a call about an infant’s death. Deputies found the body of an 11-day-old girl. Deputies also discovered a 5-year-old boy who was staying in the motel room where they had been living for several days with their mother.

Investigators found drug paraphernalia, new and used hypodermic needles, plastic baggies, scales and other items consistent with drug sales. There appeared to be evidence of heroin in one of the used needles. All of this was accessible to the boy.

Deputies arrested 27-year-old Jennifer Marie Sierra on an outstanding warrant and felony child endangerment.

The sheriff’s department said an autopsy is being performed to determine the cause of death of the 11-day-old baby girl.

CHP nets 57 pounds of pot

MarijuanaSACRAMENTO, CA – The California Highway Patrol was flying high on Thursday after busting a man who was carrying a stash of 57 pounds of cannabis, better known as pot.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Chico resident and obvious dealer of all things marijuana, 37-year-old Milo Conlin was busted after being pulled over for speeding on southbound Interstate 5 in Sacramento.

When officers pulled over the brainiac near the Seamas Avenue exit on I5, they noticed a couple of nicely wrapped packages of ganja.

After officers searched Conlin’s 2013 Dodge Charger they quickly had a total of 57 pounds of cultivated marijuana and another pound of concentrated cannabis.

But wait, that’s not all. Officers also discovered another stash of green stuff in the form of $2,000.

Conlin was last seen sitting in county jail looking like he had the munchies. He’s now facing felony charges of possession of concentrated cannabis, and transportation and possession of cannabis for sales.

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