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Assemblyman Ken Cooley hosts senior scam prevention workshop

Assemblyman Ken Cooley hosts senior scam prevention workshop

WHO:             Assemblyman Ken Cooley and the Contractors State License Board

WHAT:          Assemblyman Ken Cooley and the Contractors State License Board will host a

scam prevention workshop to teach seniors citizens and other community members about scams and how to protect themselves from unscrupulous operators.

CASH For a Cause Evening Benefit This Thursday!

CASH For a Cause Evening Benefit This Thursday!

Community Against Sexual Harm (CASH) will be holding an evening benefit this Thursday, May 16, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Sierra 2 Center, Curtis Halll, 2791 24th Street in Sacramento.  “An Evening in May, A Cause For CASH” is sponsored by Sutter Health, Sierra Health Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, and UC Davis. The event will feature raffle prizes and silent auction items from companies such as Paragary’s, Track 7, Crocker Art Museum, Skalet Family Jewelers, River Cats, Fitness Rangers, New Helvetia Brewery and more!

DEA: Sacramento-area meth trafficking ring busted

SACRAMENTO, CA - Seven men, most of them from Sacramento, were arrested Thursday on allegations they ran a methamphetamine distribution operation.

The Drug Enforcement Administration investigation began last August. According to the criminal complaint, DEA agents used a confidential source, undercover buys, court-sanctioned phone taps and surveillance to build their case for arrest warrants for:

  • Armando Flores Vasquez of Sacramento
  • Serafin Magallon of Atwater
  • Jose Maneul Garica of Garcia
  • Luis Fernando Morales of Sacramento
  • Joshua Avila of Rio Linda
  • Miguel Angel Rangel of San Jose
  • Salvador Padilla of Sacramento

Vasquez, Magallon and Rangel were the alleged ring leaders of the operation.

Police: Sacramento youth baseball coach arrested for molestation

SACRAMENTO, CA - A Sacramento man faces allegations he molested a teenage relative on multiple occasions over the past four years, says the Sacramento Police Department.

Daniel Kirk, 42, was taken into custody Friday following an investigation.

The alleged sexual abuse took place at least once in Sacramento and on other occasions outside of the jurisdiction, investigators say.

Kirk is a coach for a youth baseball team in the north part of the city. Detectives urged anyone who may have been victimized by Kirk to contact their 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.

ID sought on suspected burglars captured on ATM camera

SACRAMENTO - The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying several individuals suspected of burglarizing a Sacramento home then trying to access the victim's bank account.

According to a post on the Sacramento County Sheriff's Dept. Facebook page, the suspected burglars forced their way into a residence near Arden Way and Bell Street on Jan. 8. Once inside, they allegedly stole numerous personal items, including three guns.

Later the same evening, several individuals were caught on a Bank of America ATM camera at Morse Ave. and Arden Wy. trying to use the burglary victim's stolen credit cards, said the Sheriff's Dept.

Anyone recognizing the individuals in the following video was asked to send a tip to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Dept. at http://www.sacsheriff.com/tips/.

Mother arrested after discovery of dead infant under bed

SACRAMENTO - A Sacramento woman was arrested Tuesday night in connection with the death of her infant child nearly three months earlier.

According to Sacramento County Sheriff's Sergeant Jason Ramos, deputies conducted a welfare check on a possible newborn child at a residence on the 3800 block of Wildrose Way on Jan. 25, following information received from Mercy General Hospital staff members.

Mercy General staff had informed deputies that 24-year-old Courtney Addington had been admitted earlier that day with "complications from excessive bleeding."  An ensuing medical examination revealed Addington had recently given birth, despite her insistence to the contrary, Ramos said.

Deputies then conducted a search at Addington's apartment where they discovered a deceased infant child concealed in a trash bag underneath a bed in one of the rooms, said Ramos.

Sheriff seeks help identifying alleged home burglar

SACRAMENTO, CA - Three months ago, one or more persons broke into a home in the Arden-Arcade area and stole, among personal items, three guns. Now Sacramento County sheriff's investigators say they have a security camera photo of a possible suspect.

The bank photo was taken Jan. 8, just a few hours after the burglary, according to the sheriff's department. It shows a man attempting to use the victim's credit cards at the Bank of America at Morse Avenue and Arden Way.

Anyone with information on the identity of the man shown was urged to send the tip to the sheriff's tipline website.