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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.

 

Man found on Sacramento sidewalk identified

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Area where body was found
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SACRAMENTO, CA – The man found on a Sacramento sidewalk with obvious trauma to his upper body has been identified.

According to the Sacramento County Coroner’s website, the man was 20-year-old Joseph Lee Thomas, of Sacramento.

On Sunday, just after 9 p.m., The Sacramento Fire Department was called out for a medical aid call for a male subject down in the area of Franklin Boulevard near Whisper Wood Way. When crews arrived they discovered Thomas on the east sidewalk of Franklin Blvd suffering from upper body trauma. Thomas was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fire crews contacted Sacramento Police and Homicide Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators were called to the scene.

According to the Sacramento Police Department, the motive for the assault in not known at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

 

 

2 arrested for birthday party shooting

Kelly Thomas Credit: Sacramento PD

Kelly Thomas
Credit: Sacramento PD

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Sacramento Police Department has arrested two men for the shooting at Peregrine Park that left one man dead and a 7-year-old girl injured.

At a news conference today, the Sacramento Police Department announced the arrest of 22-year-old Kelly Thomas and 28-year-old Orlando Rhinehart for the murder of Jacoby James and other related charges.

Orlando Rhinehart Credit: Sacramento PD

Orlando Rhinehart
Credit: Sacramento PD

Investigators were able to use surveillance photographs of the suspects’ vehicle to help identify the two men. The photographs were critical in ultimately locating the suspects.

Thomas was located and arrested in New York City on Friday, August 15 and Rinehart was arrested today in Sacramento in the area of San Juan and Truxel Roads.

Manteca police located the gold Ford Taurus used by the suspects. Investigators are crediting law enforcement agencies in Nevada and Arizona for their extensive investigative assistance.

Due to the ongoing investigation, some specific details regarding the shooting are not yet available. However, investigators said additional arrests are anticipated. Officials did say there were multiple motives in play including gang related activities and retaliation.

On Saturday, May 10, 2014, officers responded to a shooting that occurred in the 3000 block of Guadalajara Way at approximately 5 p.m. involving “multiple people.” The shooting occurred during a 1-year-old’s birthday party.

Officers arrived on scene and determined that multiple people had been struck by gunfire. Some victims had already been transported to area hospitals by family and friends. Victims at the scene were transported by medical personnel.

One of the victims, a Black male in his twenties, later identified as James, was pronounced dead at the scene. Among the seven victims a 7-year-old girl was shot and is expected to recover.

A nurse, who was at the scene during the shooting performed CPR on James, but his efforts were unsuccessful.

Detectives believe that group of people approached the child’s birthday party in the park and fired several shots towards the group. Some witnesses said they heard 20 – 25 shots fired and at least one witness said they saw someone firing back from the party. It’s believed the suspects then fled the area in one or more 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.

I Street Bridge shutdown in both directions

Police-lightsSACRAMENTO, CA – The I Street Bridge is closed this morning due to police activity in the area.

According to police, there is no threat to the public. The bridge, which connects Sacramento to West Sacramento, was shut down earlier this morning after it was discovered that someone was threatening to jump off the bridge. Trains are still running through the area.

Negotiators are talking to the suspect and boats have been launched into the waters of the Sacramento River as a precaution.

Man arrested in 24th Street stabbing death

Michael Williams Credit: Sacramento PD

Michael Williams
Credit: Sacramento PD

Tanganyika Williams Facebook

Tanganyika Williams
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SACRAMENTO, CA – The man believed to be responsible for the stabbing death of his wife is in police custody today after receiving a tip from a citizen.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, 51-year-old Michael Williams was arrested after a citizen contacted police. At approximately 9 a.m. Tuesday, Williams was located near Darla Way and Hemingway Drive in the Sacramento area by a Sacramento Sheriff’s Deputy.

Williams was wanted for the murder of his wife, Tanganyika Williams.

On Tuesday, July 8, Sacramento police responded to what was originally reported to be a shooting in the area of 24th Street and Meadowview Road. When officers arrived they discovered a woman lying on the sidewalk suffering from stab wounds to her upper body.

The woman, later identified by family as Tanganyika Williams, was rushed to a local hospital where she later died.

Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes had asked for the public’s help to track down Williams. Tanganyika Williams is the aunt of Barnes.

Parents arrested in death of 3-month-old

Ashleigh Smith Credit: Sacramento PD

Ashleigh Smith
Credit: Sacramento PD

Terry Scott Credit: Sacramento PD

Terry Scott
Credit: Sacramento PD

SACRAMENTO, CA – On Saturday, the parents of a 3-month-old boy who was rushed to UC Medical Center, where he later died, were both arrested for possible child neglect and abuse.

On Thursday the Sacramento Fire Department responded to the Florin Meadows apartment complex, located on North Meadows Place, for a medical-aid call for a 3-month-old boy, later identified as Tyrese Smith. He was transported to a local hospital. However, due to the infant’s critical condition, he was redirected and taken via ambulance to UC Davis Medical Center.

UC Davis officials contacted police Thursday evening to report possible child abuse.

Detectives arrived at the hospital and began their investigation which included contacting and interviewing the infant’s parents. After the 27-year-old mother, Ashleigh Smith and the 19-year-old father, Terry Scott, were interviewed, they were both booked that night into the Sacramento County Jail on felony child abuse/neglect charges.

On Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 11:45 a.m., the Baby Smith succumbed to his injuries.

The Sacramento Police Department is working collectively with the Sacramento County District’s Attorney’s Office and the Sacramento County’s Coroner’s Office. Further charges may be amended or considered pending further investigation and autopsy results. Child Protective Services is also involved in the case and there are no other children in the home.

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.

Pedestrian dies after being dragged 8 blocks

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SACRAMENTO, CA – An elderly man was struck and killed after being hit by at least two vehicles late Wednesday night.

According to officials, at around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, an elderly man was in the middle of the road when he was hit by a car in the area of Meadowview Road and 21st Street. A second vehicle, a Honda CRV, then struck the victim and dragged him for at least 8 blocks before the driver realized what had happened.

The victim has been identified by the Sacramento Coroner as 90-year-old Russell Victor Johnson of Sacramento. According to the coroners website the incident is classified as a hit and run.

Johnson was declared dead at the scene.

Meadowview was closed all night and reopened at 5 a.m.

Both drivers cooperated with police and no charges have been filed at this time. It’s unknown why the man was in the middle of the road.

 

 

 

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