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News Releases for 2010

Release DateTitleReference No.
Dec 30, 2010 Sacramento Police Department Expands Multi-faceted DUI Program 20101230-217
Dec 29, 2010 Natomas Buglars Being Sought 20101229-216
Dec 29, 2010 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification 20101229-215
Dec 28, 2010 Victim Killed By Partner in Crime 20101228-214
Dec 28, 2010 Police Investigate Homicide

UPDATE - See release 20101228-214 for the results of this homicide investigation.

20101228-213
Dec 25, 2010 Police Look For Missing Man

UPDATE - Missing person was located at UCD Hospital and is expected to be okay.

20101225-212
Dec 23, 2010 Help Identify the Sunglass Bank Robber 20101223-211
Dec 21, 2010 Start Smart Driving Course 20101221-210
Dec 20, 2010 Police Investigate Fatal Shooting 20101220-209
Dec 17, 2010 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification

UPDATE - Due to the adverse weather expected for Saturday, the checkpoint has been canceled. Instead, officers will be on patrol looking for impaired drivers.

20101217-208
Dec 16, 2010 Santa's Helpers Will Be Wearing Sac PD Blue 20101216-207
Dec 16, 2010 Robber Caught on Surveillance 20101216-206
Dec 14, 2010 Carjacking At Gunpoint 20101214-205
Dec 10, 2010 Man Approaching Juvenile Girls Arrested 20101210-204
Dec 10, 2010 Target Corporation and Police Team Up to Bring Holiday Cheer 20101210-203
Dec 08, 2010 Police Search for Missing Child

UPDATE - Boy has been located in good condition this morning. He was found by RT Police at a lightrail station near Power Inn Road and Folsom Boulevard.

20101208-202
Dec 08, 2010 Man Convicted of Sexual Assault 20101208-201
Dec 08, 2010 Police Investigate Sexual Assault 20101208-200
Dec 08, 2010 Arrest Made in Downtown Gang Shooting 20101208-199
Dec 07, 2010 Sacramento Police Warns of Internet Scammers 20101207-198
Dec 07, 2010 Copper Theft 20101207-197
Dec 05, 2010 Police Investigate Homicide 20101205-196
Nov 25, 2010 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification 20101125-195
Nov 23, 2010 Police Warn of Sexual Predator 20101123-194
Nov 22, 2010 Police Search For Missing Couple

UPDATE - The license plate number of the vehicle the couple may be traveling in is 814PGZ (Texas Plate).

20101122-193
Nov 16, 2010 Robber Caught on Surveillance

UPDATE - Subject has been identified as Kenny Ellis 21 years old. Police arrest the suspect Jan 2011 for the robbery.

20101116-192
Nov 12, 2010 Traffic Safety Grant Awarded 20101112-191
Nov 12, 2010 Too Much Turkey Is No Excuse for Not Buckling Up 20101112-190
Nov 11, 2010 2009 Homicide Solved 20101111-189
Nov 04, 2010 Safety Vest Robbers 20101104-188
Nov 01, 2010 Free Document Shred and E-Waste Day 20101101-187
Nov 01, 2010 Man Found Murdered 20101101-186
Oct 30, 2010 Trick Or Treat Safety Tips 20101030-185
Oct 29, 2010 Hoops Classic 20101029-184
Oct 28, 2010 Officer Involved Shooting 20101028-183
Oct 27, 2010 Help Locate a Missing Boy

UPDATE - Missing person was found at a teen center in North Sacramento near Dixieanne. Missing person is in good condition.

20101027-182
Oct 26, 2010 It's The Season of Giving.....Not Taking 20101026-181
Oct 26, 2010 Man Shot In Front of Apartment Complex 20101026-180
Oct 25, 2010 Special Events Highlighting Domestic Violence Awareness Month 20101025-179
Oct 17, 2010 Drive-by Shooting Leaves Four Injured

UPDATE - On 10/19/10, the sixteen year old victim was declared deceased. The shooting is now being investigated as a homicide.

20101017-178
Oct 14, 2010 Sacramento Police Officers to be Awarded with Medal of Valor 20101014-177
Oct 07, 2010 Don't Be a Victim of Vehicle Theft 20101007-176
Sep 29, 2010 Stranger Danger 20100929-175
Sep 29, 2010 Drive-Thru Robber 20100929-174
Sep 26, 2010 Truancy Centers Now Open 20100926-173
Sep 24, 2010 Motorcycle Helmet Robber Being Sought 20100924-172
Sep 23, 2010 Police Ask Public For Help Identifying Thieves 20100923-171
Sep 16, 2010 A Man Dressed As a Woman Robs Local Store 20100916-170
Sep 16, 2010 Fight Leads to Stabbing

UPDATE - The 27-year-old involved in this incident later died from his injuries.

20100916-169
Sep 15, 2010 Police Warn Public of Utility Scam 20100915-168
Sep 15, 2010 Police Ask For Help Identifying a Robber 20100915-167
Sep 14, 2010 Woman Found Murdered In Home 20100914-166
Sep 13, 2010 Homicide Detectives Ask For Public's Help 20100913-165
Sep 12, 2010 Sunday Morning Homicide Being Investigated 20100912-164
Sep 10, 2010 Surveillance Photos Released of Armed Gunmen 20100910-163
Sep 09, 2010 Police Ask Public For Help Identifying a Burglar 20100909-162
Sep 09, 2010 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification 20100909-161
Sep 09, 2010 Help Police Identify Home Invasion Suspect 20100909-160
Sep 08, 2010 Undercover Crosswalk Operation 20100908-159
Sep 03, 2010 Police Look For Father and Children 20100903-158
Sep 02, 2010 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification 20100902-157
Sep 02, 2010 Sacramento Ride Safe 20100902-156
Sep 02, 2010 Traffic Alerts 20100902-155
Sep 01, 2010 The Results Are In 20100901-154
Sep 01, 2010 Deadly Shooting Being Investigated 20100901-153
Aug 31, 2010 Officer Resigns after Criminal Investigation 20100831-152
Aug 31, 2010 Ten Arrested for Involvement in Murder

UPDATE - Two more suspects arrested today bringing the total in custody to 12. The last two suspects were females 15 and 16 year old.

20100831-151
Aug 30, 2010 Burglar Caught on Tape 20100830-150
Aug 26, 2010 Police Search for Missing Person

UPDATE - Police have located the missing person at a Mcdonalds in good condition.

20100826-149
Aug 26, 2010 Sobriety and Drivers Checkpoint Notification 20100826-148
Aug 24, 2010 Sacramento Police Activities League (SAC PAL) 20100824-147
Aug 23, 2010 Arrest Made in Early Morning Homicide 20100823-146
Aug 19, 2010 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification 20100819-145
Aug 18, 2010 National Black Police Association Memorial March 20100818-144
Aug 17, 2010 Police Release Composite Sketch of Assault Suspect 20100817-143
Aug 16, 2010 Revving Up Enforcment on Motorcycle Safety 20100816-142
Aug 09, 2010 Are You Hands Free? 20100809-141
Aug 07, 2010 Apartment Fire Results in Homicide Investigation 20100807-140
Aug 05, 2010 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification 20100805-139
Aug 04, 2010 Wedding Ring Bandits 20100804-138
Aug 02, 2010 Police Looking For Missing Person

UPDATE - Missing Person has been located safe.

20100802-137
Jul 30, 2010 Robber Targets Pharmacy Twice 20100730-136
Jul 28, 2010 National Night Out 2010 20100728-135
Jul 27, 2010 Boater Critically Injured

UPDATE - The victim (51-year-old Kenneth Weatherington) has died from his injuries. Police are urging anyone in the area where the Sacramento and American River converge on Sunday evening into Monday morning (July 18-19) to contact crime alert at (916) 443-HELP.

20100727-134
Jul 26, 2010 DNA Helps Solve a 30-Year-Old Murder Case 20100726-133
Jul 25, 2010 Fatal Traffic Accident 20100725-132
Jul 23, 2010 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification 20100723-131
Jul 23, 2010 Sexual Predator Attacks Woman

UPDATE - Crime Scene Investigators have identified the suspect as 22-year-old Michael Mclaughlin. He has been located and arrested. A current photo of him was sent to media. Detectives are still trying to determine if he is linked to other incidents beyond the July 22nd occurrences.

20100723-130
Jul 22, 2010 Father Arrested In Child's Death 20100722-129
Jul 22, 2010 What's Going On In Your Neighborhood? 20100722-128
Jul 21, 2010 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification 20100721-127
Jul 08, 2010 Local Cigarette Store Suspended by City Officials For Selling Tobacco to Minors 20100708-126
Jul 02, 2010 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification 20100702-125
Jun 30, 2010 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification 20100630-124
Jun 26, 2010 Officer Shoots Armed Suspect 20100626-123
Jun 25, 2010 'Live Beyond Graduation' Campaign - A Huge Success 20100625-122
Jun 24, 2010 Eat Breakfast to Help Children's Program 20100624-121
Jun 23, 2010 Police Need Help To Locate Missing Person

UPDATE - MP has been found. MP was at Sutter Hospital and is in good condition.

20100623-120
Jun 20, 2010 Arrest Made In Bar Fight Murder

UPDATE - Second suspect arrested today for the murder of Ryan Mcphee. Suspect 26-year-old Jonathan Montejano turned himself into police on June 21, 2010 at around 11:15 a.m.and was arrested later for murder. On June 24, 2010, Andre Huerta was cleared of murder charges as Montejano is believed to be the person who stabbed the victim during the altercation.

20100620-119
Jun 19, 2010 Bar Fight Turns Deadly 20100619-118
Jun 18, 2010 Police Seek Missing Child

UPDATE - The father turned in the child at police headquarters on 7/6/10 and is in good condition. Father will be arrested on a warrant for custodial interference.

20100618-117
Jun 18, 2010 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification 20100618-116
Jun 18, 2010 Police Investigate Deadly Shooting 20100618-115
Jun 17, 2010 Police Arrest Two Suspects For Real Estate Fraud 20100617-114
Jun 16, 2010 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification 20100616-113
Jun 16, 2010 Man Wanted For Two Bank Robberies

UPDATE - The suspect has been identified as Dewitt Turrentine, 37. He is wanted for the June 11, 2010 robbery but believed to be responsible for a total of 8 robberies. Turrentine has been arrested.

20100616-112
Jun 11, 2010 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification 20100611-111
Jun 09, 2010 Chief Rick Braziel Will Stay in Sacramento 20100609-110
Jun 09, 2010 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification 20100609-109
Jun 08, 2010 Arrest Made in Weekend Murder 20100608-108
Jun 06, 2010 Firing Range Complex- Grand Opening 20100606-107
Jun 05, 2010 Man Dies After Early Morning Shooting 20100605-106
Jun 04, 2010 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint 20100604-105
Jun 02, 2010 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification 20100602-104
Jun 01, 2010 Arrest Made After Fatal Stabbing 20100601-103
May 31, 2010 Man Dies Eight Days After Being Shot 20100531-102
May 28, 2010 Robber Caught on Camera

UPDATE - This suspect has been identified as Steven Keene, 47. He is believed to be a parolee-at-large and is still outstanding. **** On June 11, 2010, this suspect was taken into custody.***

20100528-101
May 27, 2010 Thief Cons Mentally Disabled Victim 20100527-100
May 26, 2010 Magnet Academy Student Takes Top Honors 20100526-099
May 21, 2010 Help Catch a Robber 20100521-098
May 20, 2010 Additional Arrests Made in Home Invasion Murder 20100520-097
May 20, 2010 "Walk" With Sac PD For Charity 20100520-096
May 20, 2010 Seat Belt Enforcement Crackdown Planned in Sacramento 20100520-095
May 20, 2010 2010 Commendation Awards Dinner and Ceremony 20100520-094
May 19, 2010 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification 20100519-093
May 18, 2010 Golden Guardian 2010 20100518-092
May 18, 2010 Police Release Photo of Bank Robber 20100518-091
May 18, 2010 2006 Homicide Solved 20100518-090
May 17, 2010 Officer Involved Shooting 20100517-089
May 14, 2010 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification 20100514-088
May 14, 2010 North Area Homicide Solved 20100514-087
May 14, 2010 Help Identify Robbery and Felony Assault Suspect 20100514-086
May 13, 2010 Mother Abducts Child

UPDATE - Mother and child were located today, May 22, 2010, in Placer County.

20100513-085
May 13, 2010 Sacramento Police Activities League - Grand Opening Celebration 20100513-084
May 12, 2010 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification 20100512-083
May 09, 2010 At-Risk Missing Person

UPDATE - This person has been located.

20100509-082
May 08, 2010 Shooting Ends with One Person Dead 20100508-081
May 08, 2010 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification 20100508-080
May 07, 2010 Arrest in 2009 South Area Murder 20100507-079
May 07, 2010 "I Drive Safe," Do You?

UPDATE - Name of program has been changed to Drive Safe Sacramento. Learn more about the program at www.drivesafesacramento.com

20100507-078
May 06, 2010 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification 20100506-077
May 03, 2010 Three Teens Charged with Murder 20100503-076
May 03, 2010 Police Looking for Missing Elderly Woman

UPDATE - Connie Howell was located late this afternoon.

20100503-075
May 03, 2010 Law Enforcement Memorial Week 20100503-074
Apr 23, 2010 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification 20100423-073
Apr 22, 2010 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification 20100422-072
Apr 22, 2010 Suspects Caught in Home Invasion Murder 20100422-071
Apr 20, 2010 Help Needed to Find Missing Man

UPDATE - On April 27, 2010, the missing person was found near 38th St/ J St and was in good condition.

20100420-070
Apr 19, 2010 Police Need Your Help 20100419-069
Apr 16, 2010 Cold Case Murder Solved 20100416-068
Apr 14, 2010 Police Officer Stabbed During Traffic Stop 20100414-067
Apr 12, 2010 Surveillance Cameras Help to Catch Murder Suspect 20100412-066
Apr 10, 2010 Female Killed in Early Morning Stabbing

UPDATE - See Press Release 20100412-066 for the arrest of a suspect in this homicide.

20100410-065
Apr 10, 2010 Police Looking for Missing Man

UPDATE - Sheriff's Deputies have located the missing person. MP was okay and found in the Sloughhouse area.

20100410-064
Apr 09, 2010 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification 20100409-063
Apr 07, 2010 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification 20100407-062
Apr 06, 2010 Got Confidential Documents? 20100406-061
Apr 06, 2010 Is It Really the Police Pulling Me Over? 20100406-060
Apr 05, 2010 Seat Belt Enforcement Crackdown Planned in Sacramento 20100405-059
Mar 29, 2010 Police Looking for Prolific Bank Robber 20100329-058
Mar 27, 2010 Home Invasion Turns Deadly 20100327-057
Mar 26, 2010 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification 20100326-056
Mar 26, 2010 Child Predators Jailed 20100326-055
Mar 26, 2010 Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect Any More Money 20100326-054
Mar 25, 2010 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification 20100325-053
Mar 24, 2010 Police Looking for Sexual Assault Suspects 20100324-052
Mar 24, 2010 Police Investigate Injuries to Child

UPDATE - The father and step-mother have been arrested for endangering the the life of a child and inflicting corporal injury to a child. They are identified as 19-year-old Adrain McRath and 22-year-old Dayshawna Lawrence. On Thursday, March 25, it was reported that the 3-yr-old child had died at the hospital. On 3-26-10, murder charge was added to both subject.

20100324-051
Mar 23, 2010 There is No Such Thing as Easy Money 20100323-050
Mar 21, 2010 Fatal Collision Being Investigated 20100321-049
Mar 21, 2010 Police Investigate Homicide 20100321-048
Mar 19, 2010 Do Your Part to Prevent Bike Thefts

UPDATE - Approx. 50 bikes were engraved. Great response by the community to play a part in stopping bicycle theft. Officers stayed an additional hour due to the overwelming community participation.

20100319-047
Mar 18, 2010 Motorcycle Gang Targeted in Sweep 20100318-046
Mar 17, 2010 Caffeine Wasn't What This Guy Wanted 20100317-045
Mar 17, 2010 Teenager Killed in Early Morning Shooting 20100317-044
Mar 16, 2010 Home Invasion Suspect Killed

UPDATE - The suspect that died is id as 32-year-old Meng Xiong. His brother, 23-year-old, Zang Xiong was was arrested on Tues. K9 Bandit had surgery on tuesday and is in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing as to why the suspects committed the crime. *3-18-10 Bandit was released from the hospital. Thanks to the community for all their support and concern for Bandit.

20100316-043
Mar 11, 2010 Where's That Donation Really Going? 20100311-042
Mar 10, 2010 St. Patrick's Day Special DUI Enforcement 20100310-041
Mar 10, 2010 Police Honor Two Sacramento Residents 20100310-040
Mar 08, 2010 Police Investigate Fatal Collision

UPDATE - The driver of the Lincoln has been located and is currently being charged with felony hit and run. The driver is identified as 25-year-old Omar Carrasco. The collision investigation is ongoing

20100308-039
Mar 05, 2010 Off-Duty Officer Arrested For Brandishing 20100305-038
Feb 27, 2010 Police Investigate Man's Death

UPDATE - A subsequent investigation revealed that this victim may have fallen and died as a result of the head injuries he received.

20100227-037
Feb 26, 2010 Police Trying to Locate a Missing Woman

UPDATE - Family friends located the missing woman in the downtown area Friday night alittle after 8 p.m. The missing woman was okay.

20100226-036
Feb 24, 2010 Suspects Being Sought in Sexual Assault 20100224-035
Feb 23, 2010 Help Identify Sexual Battery Suspect 20100223-034
Feb 21, 2010 At-Risk Missing Person

UPDATE - The missing person was located Monday night in Rancho Cordova. He was located unharmed.

20100221-033
Feb 19, 2010 Battle of the Shields 20100219-032
Feb 18, 2010 Burglars at Check Stand Four 20100218-031
Feb 16, 2010 Arrest Made in Valentine's Day Homicide 20100216-030
Feb 14, 2010 Stabbing Results in Murder 20100214-029
Feb 12, 2010 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification 20100212-028
Feb 12, 2010 Criminal Cashes in with Charitable Contribution

UPDATE - Police have identified a second victim of this scam which occurred on Feb 10. This scam normally targets the elderly so the Police are urging individuals to discuss this type of scam so this doesn't happen to someone you know.

20100212-027
Feb 12, 2010 This Wasn't a Scheduled Office Visit

UPDATE - This subject was identified by the California State University-Sacramento Police when they stopped a subject with stolen property. The subject matched the surveillance photo that was released. Subject was booked for burglary and ongoing investigation is underway to see if he is connected to other burglaries. Suspect is 29-year-old Gary Moreno.

20100212-026
Feb 10, 2010 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification 20100210-025
Feb 06, 2010 Second Roommate Involved in Murder 20100206-024
Feb 05, 2010 Armed Robber Hides in Business

UPDATE - Sacramento Police detectives have identified a subject responsible for the robbery. The male was identified based on a tip we received and was found to be in custody for unrelated charges in El Dorado County. The suspect is identified as 44-year-old Tony Low A warrant has been obtained for Low's arrest. Det will work with El Dorado Co to formally serve the warrant on Low.

20100205-023
Feb 04, 2010 Second Suspect Arrested in Center Court Murder 20100204-022
Feb 04, 2010 Man Dies a Week After Being Assaulted 20100204-021
Feb 04, 2010 Roommate Dispute Turns Deadly 20100204-020
Jan 31, 2010 Police Make Arrest in Recent Homicide 20100131-019
Jan 28, 2010 Domestic Violence Victim Dies From Injuries 20100128-018
Jan 28, 2010 Hey Look, It's a Surveillance Camera, I'm Going to be on TV

UPDATE - Detectives received a Crime Alert tip on the suspect wearing the dark jacket. Further follow up evidence connected the subject to the crime. Suspect arrested was male 15 years old. Second suspect was also identified as a male 29 years old who lives in Fairfield. He was already in custody in Reno, NV on unrelated charges.

20100128-017
Jan 26, 2010 Murder Suspect Caught After 18 Years On the Run 20100126-016
Jan 25, 2010 Police Release Composite Sketch of Sexual Assault Suspect 20100125-015
Jan 23, 2010 Police Investigate Overnight Homicide

UPDATE - See press release number 20100131-019, dated January 31, 2010 for arrest information on this case.

20100123-014
Jan 22, 2010 Armed Bank Robbery Caught On Camera 20100122-013
Jan 21, 2010 Jewelry Department Gets Hammered 20100121-012
Jan 20, 2010 Robbery Surveillance Video Released 20100120-011
Jan 19, 2010 Who Was That Masked Man, or Was it a Woman? 20100119-010
Jan 15, 2010 Martin Luther King Jr. Community March Traffic Alert 20100115-009
Jan 08, 2010 Police Release Composite of Cat Burglar 20100108-008
Jan 08, 2010 Three Arrested For December Homicide 20100108-007
Jan 06, 2010 Police Promotional Ceremony 20100106-006
Jan 04, 2010 Sacramento Police Holiday DUI Results 20100104-005
Jan 03, 2010 Police Investigate Homicide 20100103-004
Jan 03, 2010 Police Investigate Murder of a Teenager 20100103-003
Jan 01, 2010 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification 20100101-002
Jan 01, 2010 Police Investigate New Year's Eve Homicide 20100101-001

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