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Body found in downtown Sacramento home

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SACRAMENTO, CA – Sacramento Police are investigating the discovery of a body in the area of X Street in the early morning hours of Wednesday.

According to police, the body of a man was found at approximately 3:20 a.m. Wednesday in the 1300 block of X Street. The body was found inside a home that also served as a business. There was no sign of trauma, but investigators are calling the death suspicious.

Neighbors heard a commotion earlier and contacted police.

Investigators are questioning a couple who was spotted loading up a vehicle with personal belongings as police arrived.

X Street between 13th and 14th Streets is closed while homicide detectives investigate.

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Driver dies after running red light in Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO, CA – A man is dead after running a red light at the intersection of Florin Perkins and Elder Creek roads Sunday night.

According to police, at approximately 8:30 p.m. Sunday night, a driver, later identified as 22-year-old Steven Charles Watts, of Rancho Cordova, was driving a vehicle when he ran a red light at the intersection of Florin Perkins Road and Elder Creek Road. According to witnesses, Watts was driving around 80 mph when he ran the red light.

Watts was ejected from the vehicle when he hit the first of two vehicles. Both drivers of the other two cars were rushed to a local hospital with serious injuries. Watts was declared dead at the scene.

The northbound lanes of Florin Perkins Road at Elder Creek Road were closed for about four hours as officers investigated the crash.

Pedestrian identified in Sacramento fatal hit and run

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SACRAMENTO, CA – The man killed in Saturdays hit and run has been identified.

According to the Sacramento County Coroner’s website, 64-year-old Collis Carkhum, of Sacramento, was the man killed in the early morning hit and run.

Carkhum was struck and killed by an unknown vehicle in the area of Franklin Blvd and Armdale Way at approximately 1:30 Saturday morning.

Fire personnel responded to the scene and rushed Carkhum to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Major Collision Investigation Unit responded to the scene.

Motorcyclist killed near Cal Expo identified

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SACRAMENTO, CA – The motorcyclist killed Wednesday night on Exposition Blvd has been identified.

According to the Sacramento County Coroner’s website, 23-year-old Barry Owens, of Sacramento, was the rider who lost his life on Wednesday.

At approximately 8 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the area of Exposition Boulevard and Response Road where they located a motorcyclist, later identified as Owens, down near the roadway.

Fire personnel responded to the scene and transported Owens to UCD Medical Center where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Owens was riding eastbound on Exposition Boulevard on a gold Suzuki 650 sport bike when he suddenly locked up his front brake causing the bike to fall over onto its right side. The rider and the bike slid a short distance before he collided with a solid embankment.

The Sacramento Police Department’s Major Collision Investigation Unit responded to the scene along with Crime Scene Investigators. At this time, it is unknown if alcohol played a role in this collision. Detectives are requesting the community’s help in providing more information on this active investigation.

This was the third fatality in the past week involving a motorcyclist. Shortly after this incident 36-year-old Khamfane Khamphoumy, of Sacramento, was riding southbound on Highway 160, just south of Canterbury Road, with a fellow motorcyclist. Khamphoumy crashed into the center divider. Earlier this week 21-year-old Rebekah Rose London was a passenger on a motorcycle and was thrown from the bike and was hit several times by passing vehicles.

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.

Motorcyclist killed in Arden area of Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO, CA – A motorcyclist was killed Wednesday night in what has become a disturbing trend in the Sacramento area.

According to the Sacramento Police Department, at approximately 8 p.m. last night, officers responded to the area of Exposition Boulevard and Response Road where they located an adult male motorcyclist down near the roadway.

Fire personnel responded to the scene and transported the man to the UCD Medical Center where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries.

Preliminary investigation revealed the 23-year-old male was riding eastbound on Exposition Boulevard on a gold Suzuki 650 sport bike when he suddenly locked up his front brake causing the bike to fall over onto its right side. The rider and the bike slid a short distance before he collided with a solid embankment.

The Sacramento Police Department’s Major Collision Investigation Unit responded to the scene along with Crime Scene Investigators. At this time, it is unknown if alcohol played a role in this collision. Detectives are requesting the community’s help in providing more information on this active investigation.

This is the third fatality in the past week involving a motorcyclist. Shortly after this incident 36-year-old Khamfane Khamphoumy, of Sacramento, was riding southbound on Highway 160, just south of Canterbury Road, with a fellow motorcyclist. Khamphoumy crashed into the center divider. Earlier this week 21-year-old Rebekah Rose London was a passenger on a motorcycle and was thrown from the bike and was hit several times by passing vehicles.

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.

Carjacking suspect identified

Police-lightsNATOMAS, CA – The man suspected of shooting at a California Highway Patrol officer after being pulled over for speeding and then carjacking a vehicle has been identified.

According to the Sacramento County Coroner’s website, 22-year-old Jose Roberto Leon, of Sacramento, was the suspect who was found dead in a Natomas home after an hours long standoff with police Tuesday evening.

According to Sacramento Police, the California Highway Patrol and Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies along with Sacramento Police surrounded a home in the 6000 block of Bridgecross Drive after the suspect, later identified as Leon, drove away from the shooting and carjacking scene in Rio Linda.

SWAT officers were also on scene with an armored vehicle. It’s believed Leon had family members inside the home. Occupants of the home were able to exit the building when ordered by officers.

A robot was sent into the home and discovered Leon unresponsive.

The incident started at approximately 3:45 p.m. in Rio Linda, when a CHP officer attempted to stop a motorcyclist for speeding. Leon fled the scene on foot to the area of Dry Creek Road and Elkhorn Boulevard where he carjacked a Ford Bronco that was stopped at the intersection. The suspect then fired shots at the CHP officer.

The officer and the victim were not injured during the shooting, this according to the CHP.

The suspect fled the scene in a 1989 blue and white Ford Bronco. Several law enforcement agencies started searching Leon with the assistance from a CHP helicopter.

The Bronco was discovered near the home in Natomas a short time later.

Homes in the area were evacuated and other residents were told to shelter in place as the search continued.

During the incident in Rio Linda, several schools were placed under lockdown including, Rio Linda Prep., Dry Creek Elementary and Rio Linda High School. The lock down was lifted in less than an hour.

Carjacking suspect found dead in Natomas home

Police-lightsNATOMAS, CA – The man suspected of shooting at a California Highway Patrol officer after being pulled over for speeding and then carjacking a vehicle was found dead inside a Natomas home after an hours long standoff Tuesday evening.

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According to Sacramento Police, the California Highway Patrol and Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies along with Sacramento Police surrounded a home in the 6000 block of Bridgecross Drive after the suspect drove away from the shooting and carjacking scene in Rio Linda.

SWAT officers were also on scene with an armored vehicle. It’s believed the suspect had family members inside the home. Occupants of the home were able to exit the building when ordered by officers.

A robot was sent into the home and discovered the suspect unresponsive.

The incident started at approximately 3:45 p.m. in Rio Linda, when a CHP officer attempted to stop a motorcyclist for speeding. The suspect fled the scene on foot to the area of Dry Creek Road and Elkhorn Boulevard where he carjacked a Ford Bronco that was stopped at the intersection. The suspect then fired shots at the CHP officer.

The officer and the victim were not injured during the shooting, this according to the CHP.

The suspect fled the scene in a 1989 blue and white Ford Bronco. Several law enforcement agencies started searching for the suspect with the assistance from a CHP helicopter.

The Bronco was discovered near the home in Natomas a short time later.

Homes in the area were evacuated and other residents were told to shelter in place as the search continued.

During the incident in Rio Linda, several schools were placed under lockdown including, Rio Linda Prep., Dry Creek Elementary and Rio Linda High School. The lock down was lifted in less than an hour.

Man arrested for Thanksgiving Day slaying

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SACRAMENTO, CA – The Rancho Cordova Police Department arrested a man wanted in connection to a Sacramento shooting that left 31-year-old Tiffany Silva fatally wounded on Thanksgiving Day last year.

According to the Sacramento Police Department, Avery Draughty was arrested Saturday morning at approximately 5:30 a.m. by Rancho Cordova Police.

Sacramento police were looking for Avery Draughty who was originally a person of interest and then became their top suspect for the murder of Silva.

Sacramento Police responded to the 3700 block of Balsam Street on Thursday, November 28 at approximately 2:53 p.m., after receiving reports of a shooting.

Arriving officers discovered a black female in her 30s who had been shot and killed. The victim was later identified as Silva.

According to police, there was a brief disturbance between a group of people just prior to the shooting. A number of subjects involved in the incident fled the scene in either a 2-door white vehicle or possibly a Saturn, gold in color. Two of the individuals have since been identified as Draughty and his girlfriend Wanette Armstrong.

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.

Domestic violence leaves 65-year-old dead

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SACRAMENTO, CA – A 65-year-old woman was stabbed to death by a relative Tuesday morning in Sacramento.

According to Sacramento Police, officers responded to a home on the 7300 block of 22nd Street at approximately 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, after receiving a report of an assault. The 911 caller was later identified as 55-year-old Cresencio Camasura.

Officers arrived at the residence to find the home secure and received no answer at the front door. Soon after the first officers arrived, Camasura returned to the scene and was immediately detained by police.

After officers forced entry into the home they discovered a woman, later identified as 65-year-old Vida B. Sarang, unresponsive and apparently suffering from multiple stab wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Camasura was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on a charge of murder.

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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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.

 

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