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Body found during welfare check identified

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SACRAMENTO, CA – The man found dead at his home in Sacramento on Monday has been identified.

According to the Sacramento Coroner’s website, 77-year-old Leo Curry belonged to the body discovered inside a home on the 4000 block of Shining Star Drive Monday afternoon just after 1 p.m.

Police were called out to the home to perform a welfare check on Monday afternoon. When officers arrived they discovered Curry’s body inside the home, in what police are calling a suspicious death.

Due to the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death, homicide detectives were called in to investigate. Still no word on the cause of death.

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.

1 dead in Sacramento shooting

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SACRAMENTO, CA – A man was shot and killed in the parking lot of a Sacramento apartment complex on Monday night.

According to police, officers were called to the 7300 block of 29th Street regarding a shooting just after 9 p.m. Monday.

Arriving officers discovered an 18-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound in the parking lot of the Florin Meadows Apartment complex. Despite emergency personnel performing life-saving measures, the victim died at the scene.

Homicide investigators were called to the scene and believe the shooting may have stemmed from drug activity.

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.

 

 

 

Welfare check turns into homicide investigation

Police-lightsSACRAMENTO, CA – Police are investigating the suspicious death of a person after conducting a welfare check.

According to police, Sacramento Police Officers responded to the 4000 block of Shining Star Drive at approximately 1:45 p.m. Monday for a welfare check.

Arriving officers discovered a body inside the residence. Due to the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death, homicide detectives were called in to investigate.

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.

Teens arrested after home invasion

Ricky Lor Credit: Sacramento PD

Ricky Lor
Credit: Sacramento PD

SACRAMENTO, CA – Two teenagers, ages 15 and 19, were arrested early this morning after attempting to rob a home with over 20 people inside.

According to the Sacramento Police Department, just after 4 a.m. Saturday, two armed men entered a home in the 6800 block of 27th Street. The complainant and approximately 20 of her friends were in the home at the time of the invasion.

When officers arrived the two men were still inside and, upon learning of the officer’s arrival, immediately fled out the back door.

One of the suspects was quickly taken into custody as the pair tried to flee officers by hopping over neighboring fences. A perimeter was quickly established and a search was conducted with the assistance of an outside agency’s K9 officer.

The second suspect was found hiding nearby thanks to the K9 unit. Two loaded handguns were located, in the area and are believed to have been used and then discarded by the fleeing suspects.

Both suspects were positively identified as the robbery suspects and booked on multiple charges to include home invasion, false imprisonment, conspiracy, resisting arrest and possession of firearm charges. No injuries were reported.

The 19-year-old suspect was identified as Ricky Lor. Police are not releasing the name of the 15-year-old suspect.

Man arrested in Natomas shooting

Donald Chapman Credit: Sacramento Police

Donald Chapman
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SACRAMENTO, CA – The Sacramento Police Department has arrested a suspect in the shooting death of 44-year-old Dale Botta.

According to the Sacramento Police Department, 31-year-old Donald Chapman was arrested in Vallejo on Wednesday and booked into Sacramento County Jail for the murder of Botta.

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The Sacramento Police Department was called to the 100 block of Saginaw Circle, near Truxel Road, at approximately 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, after receiving calls for a disturbance and gunshots fired at the location.

When officers arrived they discovered Botta inside the residence suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was declared dead at the scene.

Sacramento Homicide detectives responded to the scene and were able to determine that Chapman and Botta had an argument that escalated to the shooting of Botta.

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.

Natomas shooting victim identified

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SACRAMENTO, CA – The man shot and killed inside a home in the Natomas area has been identified.

According to the Sacramento County Coroner’s website, the victim was 44-year-old Dale Lee Botta.

The Sacramento Police Department was called to the 100 block of Saginaw Circle, near Truxel Road, at approximately 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, after receiving calls for a disturbance and gunshots fired at the location.

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When officers arrived they discovered Botta inside the residence suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was declared dead at the scene.

Sacramento Homicide detectives responded to the scene and were able to determine that the suspect, an adult male, in his 30s, was known to the victim and had fled the scene after a possible altercation.

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.

 

 

Axe wielding man arrested

Jamaal Ringgold Credit: Sacramento PD

Jamaal Ringgold
Credit: Sacramento PD

SACRAMENTO, CA – A man was arrested this morning after he attacked a woman with an axe, leaving her with significant injuries.

According to the Sacramento Police Department, officers were called out to the 7800 block of Center Parkway just after 6 a.m. Monday morning after receiving a call from a woman in need of help.

When officers arrived, they found the woman suffering from major injuries caused by an axe. Officers searched the immediate area and, after a brief foot pursuit and struggle, arrested 25-year-old Jamaal Ringgold.

Ringgold was arrested for attempted homicide, domestic violence, and resisting arrest.

 

Parolee surrenders after standoff

Deon Hampton Credit: Sacramento Police

Deon Hampton
Credit: Sacramento Police

NATOMAS, CA – A parolee led Sacramento Police on a brief chase that ended in a Natomas neighborhood where the man surrendered to police.

According to the Sacramento Police Department, 27-year-old Deon Hampton refused to pull over after officers attempted to stop him in the area of 4th and P Streets in Midtown Sacramento Wednesday morning.

Hampton had two children in the vehicle at the time, leading officers to his home on Aquino Drive in Natomas, where another child was located inside an apartment.

Hampton is a known to have a violent past and the SWAT team was called in to negotiate his surrender. The suspect surrendered to police just before noon and the three children, all under the age of 10, were found save in the apartment.

Mother killed by drunk driver identified

Tococh Fidel Credit: CHP

Tococh Fidel
Credit: CHP

SOUTH SACRAMENTO, CA – The woman struck and killed by a drunk driver while walking with her 2-year-old child on Thursday has been identified.

According to the Sacramento Coroner’s website, 44-year-old Laura Yandall was the victim in last weeks fatal accident.

According to the California Highway Patrol, 27-year-old Tococh Fidel was arrested after the accident on charges of felony DUI, hit and run, vehicular manslaughter and driving without a license.

Yandall was walking with her 2-year-old just before 6 p.m. Thursday, when Fidel slammed into her while they were walking on 47th Avenue near Kiessig Avenue in South Sacramento.

After Fidel’s Toyota struck Yandall, he lost control of the vehicle and crossed into the eastbound lanes of 47th Avenue, striking an electrical pole and another car. A third vehicle could not avoid colliding with the second vehicle.

As Fidel fled the scene, another driver followed him, providing Sacramento Police his location. He was ultimately stopped at Florin Road and Amherst Drive where he was held for CHP investigators.

Anyone who saw the crash happen is asked to call the CHP at 916-681-2300.

 

Mother killed by drunk driver

Tococh Fidel Credit: CHP

Tococh Fidel
Credit: CHP

SOUTH SACRAMENTO, CA – A woman was walking with her 2-year-old child on the sidewalk on Thursday when she was struck and killed by a drunken driver.

According to the California Highway Patrol, 27-year-old Tococh Fidel was arrested yesterday on charges of felony DUI, hit and run, vehicular manslaughter and driving without a license.

The woman was walking with her 2-year-old just before 6 p.m. Thursday, when Fidel slammed into the mother while they were walking on 47th Avenue near Kiessig Avenue in South Sacramento.

After Fidel’s Toyota struck the victim, he lost control of the vehicle and crossed into the eastbound lanes of 47th Avenue, striking an electrical pole and another car. A third vehicle could not avoid colliding with the second vehicle.

As Fidel fled the scene, another driver followed him, providing Sacramento Police his location. He was ultimately stopped at Florin Road and Amherst Drive where he was held for CHP investigators.

Anyone who saw the crash happen is asked to call the CHP at 916-681-2300.

 

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