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One wounded in possible crossfire shooting behind Arden Fair Mall


A young woman was seriously injured when she was shot on Ethan Way behind the Arden Fair Mall Thursday afternoon.

The gunfire was in front of a complex at 1860 Ethan Way just before 4:53 p.m., according to Sgt. Lisa Bowman with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

Responding officers have learned the victim, who is in her early 20s, who shot while walking with a man. Bowman said investigators have heard she was caught in crossfire between the occupants of what was possibly an SUV and a group of people in the apartment complex parking lot.

Bowman said the victim had life-threatening injuries but was expected to survive.

Bowman said deputies and gang detectives who were in the area were on scene.


Detectives make arrest in shooting turned fatal in Arden Arcade


A Carmichael man has been arrested for a fatal shooting at an Arden Arcade bar lounge last Sunday.

Isaac Leo Rivera, 22, was taken into custody in connection to the death of James A. Watkins, Sgt. Lisa Bowman with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said.

Watkins died Wednesday. He was transported to an area hospital after being shot outside of the lounge in the 3400 block of El Camino Avenue.

Bowman said it appeared Rivera and Watkins did not know each other. There was a fight inside of the lounge which was continued outside into the parking lot where Watkins was shot.

Rivera was booked into Sacramento County Jail on suspicion of murder. He is ineligible for bail. Bowman said his first court appearance was scheduled for May 11.


Owner of former Sacramento Inn promises a 'new era'


SACRAMENTO - The owner of the once-proud Sacramento Inn promises a "new era" after taking control of the property that had fallen into disrepair and become a magnet for crime.

Sue Watkins took possession of the 20-acre property last week after the hotel operator agreed to walk away to settle a lawsuit filed by the city of Sacramento last September.

In the lawsuit, the city claimed the hotel had been the source of 179 police calls in two years and that the management had done little or nothing to stop the drug deals, robberies, assaults and prostitution.

In an interview shortly after the suit was filed, managing partner Kumar Sharma said he would take care of the problems.

"Everything's good and we're cooperating," Sharma said at the time.

Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Legislation Passes First Committee

Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Legislation Passes First Committee

Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Legislation Passes First Committee

 

Sacramento — Today the Assembly Committee on Business and Professions on a bipartisan 13-0 vote passed Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 266, taking action to help provide California with a long-overdue business standards for medical marijuana. California is the only state with medical marijuana access for patients that lacks a robust regulatory process. AB 266 aims to improve the current status quo by helping the exercise of Proposition 215 rights within local community norms.

 

WB I-80 in Sacramento reopened after police activity


Reports of a person possibly wanting to jump from a highway overpass closed lanes of Interstate 80 in Sacramento for approximately an hour Friday morning.

Just after 10 a.m., a man was seen walking in and out of traffic, and according to drivers, he was trying to get hit by passing cars.

Sacramento County sheriff's deputies said the man climbed over a guardrail on the Watt Avenue overpass.

Deputies closed westbound I-80 and both directions of Watt Avenue on the north and southbound sides of I-80 as they talked the man out of jumping and detained him.

The California Highway Patrol tweeted the scene was safe and westbound I-80 was opened to traffic again at 11:26 a.m.

Vandals bust more than 50 windows at El Camino High School


The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department has detained two teens for allegedly vandalizing El Camino Fundamental High School between 1 and 2 o'clock Tuesday morning.

Trent Allen, spokesperson for the San Juan Unified School District, said 53 windows at the school were broken overnight. School security camera video shows at least two individuals on the El Camino Avenue campus at the time.

Sheriff's Sgt. Lisa Bowman said the video was not being released at this time. She said the damage to the school was approximately $5,000.

More than 20 of the windows were being replaced Tuesday and the remainder were boarded up and would be repaired soon, according to Allen.


Fire consumes abandoned house near Arden Fair Mall


An abandoned house just north of the Arden Fair Mall was damaged by fire early Tuesday morning according to fire officials.

The house, located in the 2000 block of Waterford Road off of Ethan Way, had been abandoned for several years and firefighters believed squatters had started the fire.

The investigation is ongoing.