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Assemblyman Cooley Awarded Legislator of the Year by Crime Victims United

Assemblyman Cooley Awarded Legislator of the Year by Crime Victims United

Assemblyman Cooley Awarded

Legislator of the Year by Crime Victims United


On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Crime Victims United of California presented Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) with its 2014 Legislator of the Year Award.  Crime Victims United presented Cooley with the award for his support on a variety of bills that strengthen public safety efforts and protects victims’ rights.


Neighbors lead to apprehension of suspected school arsonists in Del Paso Heights

SACRAMENTO- Police took several youths into custody Sunday night on suspicion of trying to set a school on fire in Del Paso Heights.

The fire was reported around 7:30 p.m. at the North Avenue elementary school and neighbors were credited for not only alerting the fire department, but also leading to the apprehension of the suspected arsonists.

"It appears that the neighbors turned them in," said Battalion Chief Shawn Perry with the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District. "So we had what we call a neighborhood commitment. I believe some of the suspects were relatives of the people who turned them in."

The exact reason why the fire was set was not revealed, but a neighbor and former student at the school was disturbed by the act.

Break-in draws police, deputies to Arden Fair Nordstrom

SACRAMENTO - Sacramento County sheriff's deputies and Sacramento police officers responded to an activated alarm at the Nordstrom store inside Arden Fair Mall Friday morning.

Authorities were dispatched to the scene and mall employees were evacuated from the building after alarms in jewelry cases and motion-activated alarms in the store sounded around 4 a.m.

No suspects were caught at the store but upon reviewing surveillance video, several men were seen running out of the north side of the store with bags around 3:49 a.m., according to authorities on scene.

Authorities had no information on what was taken or an estimated value of losses.

Man shot to death in Sacramento home-invasion robbery

Man shot to death in Sacramento home-invasion robbery

SACRAMENTO – A man was killed and two men are sought as suspects in a home-invasion shooting on Little Oak Lane in Sacramento Tuesday night.

Sacramento County sheriff's spokesperson Lisa Bowman said deputies were called to the 4900 block of Little Oak Ln. around 10:30 p.m. Upon arrival, deputies were directed to an apartment where a 30-year-old man had been fatally shot.

Witnesses told deputies two men had forced their way into the apartment, confronted the man, shot him and then taken undisclosed items from the residence before fleeing.

Both suspects were described as black men within the age range of 25 to 40 years old. One of the men was described as possibly light skinned.

Woman fights off sexual attacker on Sacramento trail

Woman fights off sexual attacker on Sacramento trail

SACRAMENTO – Sacramento County sheriff's deputies are looking for a man suspected of attempting to sexually assault a woman while she was jogging Friday.

Sheriff's spokesperson Lisa Bowman said a woman in her 20s was jogging along the Arcade Creek Trail near Garfield Ave. when she was approached from behind by a man on a mountain bike. The man grabbed her, pushed her to the ground and attempted to sexually assault her.

The woman fought off the man and ran from the area, Bowman said.

The man was described as black, in his 20s with his hair in cornrows. He was wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans. He was riding a mountain bike with some pink color detail.

The Sheriff's Department urged anyone with

Home Depot to hire 80,000 amid Spring super sales

Home Depot to hire 80,000 amid Spring super sales

SACRAMENTO - Big-box retailers are pinpointing spring as the perfect time for industry specific super sales. Similar to the big discounts available on Black Friday, bargains at stores like Home Depot, Lowe's and even Walmart are predicted to increase shopping, and in time, require additional help.

Home Depot, for example, is hiring 80,000 employees to help with the spring season.

Walmart's specials started on the first day of spring and will continue for nine days. Home Depot and Lowe's do it a little differently. They have deals going on now, but will continue various offers throughout the season.

Visit the store websites for specific details.

Pit bulls attack and kill neighbor's dog in Arden-Arcade

A dog attack on Rowena Way in Sacramento County has some neighbors on edge. A family's pet was attacked and killed by several pit bulls next door in the Arden Arcade area Wednesday.

Brittany Thigpen, 17, and her mother Debra Thigpen are deeply disturbed by what happened. Pebbles, their beloved pet Shitzu was killed while it was in the backyard.

They said the neighbor's dogs broke through the fence and got into their yard. According to Brittany Thigpen, Edward Keller's dogs have broken into her backyard three times.

"On the third time, my dog's life had to be taken away," Brittany Thigpen said. "These dogs continue to get out and terrorize our neighborhood."

Keller defended his dogs. He rescued the six animals, who are all pit bull mixes.

"They all have been licensed, they're all neutered, they've all been socialized," Keller said.