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Fugitive arrested after Sacramento standoff

Fugitive arrested after Sacramento standoff

SACRAMENTO, CA - A fugitive was arrested after a standoff with Sacramento police and FBI Thursday afternoon.

Kenneth Forbes was tracked down to a location on the 600 block of Howe Avenue by the FBI and Sacramento fugitive apprehension team, Officer Doug Morse said.

When Forbes refused to give up to the team, SWAT was to the scene and a number of residents were evacuated.

Around 3:30 p.m., Forbes was taken into custody.

Morse said Forbes was wanted on an arrest warrant from outside Sacramento County, but the details of the warrant are unclear.

Man killed in Sacramento drunk-driving crash identified

SACRAMENTO, CA - A man was killed, another injured, in a early Saturday morning crash in the Arden-Arcade area of Sacramento.

A 19-year-old man was driving a 1994 Nissan pickup truck westbound around 4:30 a.m. on Arden Way, east of Bell Avenue, when he crossed over to the eastbound lanes and hit a Chevy truck, California Highway Patrol Lizz Dutton said.

The 24-year-old man driving the Chevy suffered major injuries and was transported to a hospital for treatment. The 19-year-old was killed in the crash and has been identified by the Sacramento County Coroner's Office as Augustin Valdovinos-Ocampo of Sacramento.

Dutton said the 19-year-old is suspected of driving drunk.

Mother and daughter pled guilty to Sacramento burglaries

SACRAMENTO, CA - A mother and daughter entered guilty pleas to a string of burglaries and will each receive an eight-year prison term at their sentencing next month, says a Sacramento County district attorney spokesperson.

Helen Costello and daughter Shirley Costello were accused of targeting elderly residents in the Tahoe Park, Arden Arcade and Meadowview neighborhoods, said D.A. spokesperson Shelly Orio. Their ploy was go up to potential victims and act like a former neighbor or pretend they were thinking of buying in the neighborhood or buying a used car. They would gain entrance to the resident's home and one would distract the victim while the other stole valuables.

In one case, the women asked if the child with them could use the bathroom so they could get into the residence and burglarize it, Sacramento police said.

The pair pled to five counts of felony burglary.

Sacramento police release pictures of suspected bank robber

SACRAMENTO, CA - The Sacramento Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying a suspected bank robber who pedaled away from the crime.

The man shown in the accompanying bank security camera photos went up to a teller at Bank of the West on the 1600 block of Response Road on March 1 (a Friday), indicated he had a gun and demanded money, the police department report said. The time was 3:56 p.m.

No weapon was seen. The man left on a bicycle.

No one was hurt.

The man was described as white, in his 30s, about 5 feet 5 to 8 inches tall and weighing around 170 pounds. He had blond hair, blue eyes and a red goatee. There were tattoes on his arms and a tattoo in black ink on the back of his neck.

During the robbery, the man had on a black jacket; black, baggy pants; and a gray beanie with the letters "LB" on the front.

Witnesses also noted the man had a black backpack with him with a "web" design on it.

Puppy stolen from Sacramento County home

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA - A family continues to search for its puppy that was stolen from the front yard three weeks ago.

Freddy, a 7-month-old dachshund/ terrier mix, was in the front yard of a home near La Riviera Drive and Woodman Way on Feb. 22 when a woman got out of a car and stole, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said.

The woman was a passenger in a dirty royal blue 4-door car with dark tinted windows. The car was being driven by another woman, the sheriff's department said.

Freddy has red/brown fur with a white stripe on his neck; his left ear droops lower than his right ear.

Anyone with information is urged to send a tip to the sheriff's department at http://www.sacsheriff.com/tips/ 

Deputies: High school student arrested for Facebook threat

SACRAMENTO - A local high school student was arrested Sunday after making a post on Facebook that included threats against El Camino High School, said Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies.

The 17-year-old boy was arrested after a concerned parent of another student reported the Facebook post to the Sheriff's Department.

An investigation revealed the post was made by an El Camino High School student who said he would commit a shooting on campus the following morning, said Sergeant Jason Ramos.

According to Ramos, authorities took quick action, and with help from the San Juan Unified School District, located the student at his home.

No specific people were mentioned in the post and deputies found no items that would have allowed the student to carry out the threat, Ramos said.

Safety advice for when a stranger knocks at your door

There's an unexpected knock from a stranger at the front door. What to do?

1. Be cautious when opening the door. Do not blindly open the door to see who it is or what it is that they want.

2. Ignore the knock on the door . You may want to go about your normal business and NOT pretend that you are not home, but instead continue to do what you were doing, or even make some noise or turn on a light so that the person knows that someone IS home (possibly avoiding a burglary).

3. Look out a window first to see who it is - Avoid looking out a door window, but instead go and look through another window away from the door if possible. If you don't recognize them, you could shout through the door and ask what they want, or you could choose to ignore them.

4. Set the door chain. Be sure that your door chain is set well with LONG screws into the door frame to help resist a "push in." Crack open the door to speak to the person through the gap.