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Person stabbed outside Arden Fair Mall

SACRAMENTO, CA - A person was stabbed in the chest outside a Goodyear Tire store at Arden Fair Mall around 2:30 a.m. Friday.

According to mall security chief Steve Reed, the stabbing happened after an argument broke out between two groups standing outside the store. Reed said somebody made a comment to a girl in one of the groups which led to the stabbing.

The stabbing victim was said to be in stable condition by Sacramento police.

Police reports indicated a couple of people were detained, but did not confirm whether anyone was actually arrested.

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Copper theft is on the rise.

 

It’s stolen every day in Northern California.  Schools, businesses and homes have all been targets.  But for it to be worth stealing, there has to be a market for it.

 

State law requires that all recycling centers check the seller’s ID and collect a thumbprint.  But someone is buying all that hot copper, fueling the crime spree.

 

In a News10 investigation, we go undercover to find out which metal recyclers are following the law…and which ones aren’t.

 

Detectives seek witnesses to Howe Ave. fatal assault

SACRAMENTO, CA - An attack on a 24-year-old man late Saturday night has become a homicide investigation.

Christopher Salomonson died late Sunday evening of injuries he suffered in the assault. Sacramento County sheriff's deputies found Salomonson hurt on the ground at the Fairlake Apartments on the 1100 block of Howe Avenue at 12:08 Sunday morning, said Deputy Jason Ramos.

Salomonson was transported to an area hospital but did not survive.

Ramos did not say how Salomonson was mortally injured and detectives don't yet know why he was attacked and who is responsible.

Anyone who witnessed what happened was asked to call the sheriff's Homicide Bureau at (916) 874-5115, Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP, or send a text message tip to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter SACTIP followed by the tip information.

UPDATE: I-5 car chase ends in crashes and shooting

WOODLAND, CA - Three people were detained and questioned after a 20-mile car chase that ended in three crashes and shots fired, but investigators with the California Highway Patrol don't believe it was road rage.

"Something happened down there that lead to the cars traveling together up here,"  said Officer Ken Walters.

According to Walters, the two cars involved were a white Ford Focus and a red Nissan SUV.

During the investigation, officers learned shots were fired from the Nissan.

"We don't know how many rounds were fired. No one was hit. We recovered a handgun. It appears to be a nine-millimeter," Walters said.

The incident started in Sacramento on Interstate 80 and West El Camino Avenue. The cars traveled northbound on I-5 into Woodland. The drivers exited County Road 102 and headed onto southbound I-5.

Ex- El Camino hoops coach pleads in child porn case

SACRAMENTO, CA - A former high school basketball coach entered a no contest plea to using youths for making videos and photos of a sexual nature.

Melvin Flemings, who coached freshman hoops at El Camino High School in Sacramento until his dismissal earlier this year, was charged with six counts involving six different victims he knew through various coaching activities, according to the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office.

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Under a plea agreement, Flemings will be sentenced to four years, four months in prison and must register as a sex offender, said D.A. spokeswomann Shelly Orio.

Flemings will be sentenced Nov. 29 in Sacramento County Superior Court.

Sacramento copper thieves caught in the act

SACRAMENTO - Sheriff's deputies responded to a call of a copper theft at a strip mall in the 5400 block of Watt Avenue Friday morning.

Sheriff's spokesman Jason Ramos said the caller informed deputies that he saw a man on top of a strip mall throwing items down to a woman with a truck.

Ramos said two men fled when deputies arrived at  the scene. The woman was detained and copper was recovered from the truck where she was waiting.

About 15-20 deputies searched the area for the two men who ran from the scene, said Ramos. As of 9:00 a.m. Friday, they were still at large. 

 

Sacramento copper thieves caught in the act

SACRAMENTO - Sheriff's deputies responded to a call of a copper theft at a strip mall in the 5400 block of Watt Avenue Friday morning.

Sheriff's spokesman Jason Ramos said the caller informed deputies that he saw a man on top of a strip mall throwing items down to a woman with a truck.

Ramos said two men fled when deputies arrived at  the scene. The woman was detained and copper was recovered from the truck where she was waiting.

About 15-20 deputies searched the area for the two men who ran from the scene, said Ramos. As of 9:00 a.m. Friday, they were still at large.