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Police sketch posted in American River Pkwy. attempted rape

SACRAMENTO, CA - If you recognize the man depicted in this police drawing, you're asked to contact the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. The man tried to rape a woman as she jogged on the American River Parkway equestrian trail last month, authorities say.

The attack took place on March 26 at about 11 a.m. as the woman ran between Watt and Howe avenues, said sheriff's Sgt. Jason Ramos. She was grabbed from behind by a man and forced to the ground. She told deputies the man tried to further assault her but her screaming for help sent him fleeing.

The assailant was described as white, in his late 20s to early 30s. He was between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall with a slim build. He had a scruffy, blond beard and a moustache.

At the time of the attack he wore a long-sleeved, olive green t-shirt, and black and gray pants. He had on a red baseball cap and sunglasses.

The woman reported he rode away on black mountain bike with white detailing.

Suspect located, lockdowns lifted at 3 Arden-area schools

ARDEN, Calif. - The search for a man suspected of beating up a woman prompted a brief lockdown at three schools in the Arden-Arcade area Monday.

According to Sharon Chow of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a report of a man beating up a woman on the side of the road near Trussel Way and Morse Ave. around 11:45 a.m.

When deputies arrived, the man took off running into a nearby apartment complex, said Chow.

Deputies set up a perimeter around the complex to search for the man.

Nearby St. Ignatius School, Arden Middle School and Thomas Edison Elementary School were all placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure while the man remained at large, said Chow.

A parent of a child at General Davie Primary Care said their preschool was also placed on lockdown.

The man was located and detained at 12:38 p.m., and the school lockdowns were lifted.

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/