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Showing Articles Tagged With: crime
A year-long independent investigation of a deadly bank robbery and chase in Stockton last year comes to a simple conclusion: Too many officers fired their weapons.
Transgender victims of violence in California will now have more legal protections.
Tuesday marks the 32nd year for neighborhood-crime-prevention events that are hosted as part of "National Night Out." The tone of some of the events is changing.
(AP) - The remains of a decapitated goat have been found in Sacramento, bringing the total number of mutilated animals discovered in the area to more than a dozen since December.
(AP) - A Northern California man suspected of killing four children and two women has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in one of the deaths.
(AP) - Northern California police say a suspect in five homicides this weekend also killed a toddler left in his care last year.
The alleged murder of a San Francisco woman by an undocumented immigrant with a criminal history has revived a debate in the California Capitol over sanctuary cities.
(AP) - A former California fire battalion chief has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the slaying of his girlfriend.
UPDATE: Three people, including two Sacramento musicians, are recovering from being stabbed Sunday. The Sacramento Police Department said Monday night that the incident is being classified as a hate crime.
A human rights group says none of the states, including California, have protections against use of force by law enforcement that match federal or international protections.
School's out for summer...prompting school officials in Sacramento to ask people to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity on campuses.
Sacramento-area homicide detectives are investigating the deaths of three men found shot to death in cars overnight.
Some organizations focused on help for young victims. Others tried to help adults. Some worked on prevention. Some worked on incarceration. Now, 30 organizations say they are sharing information to stop human trafficking on all fronts.
Stockton Police have increased street patrols in several neighborhoods in Stockton after a wave of gun violence during Memorial Day weekend.
The California Supreme Court struck down state-wide restrictions on where sex offenders may live.
Suspect #1: Hispanic or White male adult, 5 feet 2 inches tall, 170 pounds, medium build, wearing an orange vest and hard hat. Suspect #2: Hispanic or White male adult in his mid-30s, 6 feet tall, heavy set, wearing an orange vest and hard hat.
The possession of a date rape drug could once again be charged as a felony under a newly-introduced bill in the California Legislature. The measure would reverse a provision of Proposition 47, which voters approved last fall.
Attorneys for a 14-year-old boy who' charged with the murder of his 8-year-old sister are asking for his release while he awaits trial. The boy's defense team says new evidence points away from his guilt.
Gang violence is a major problem in San Joaquin County, with gangs tied to more than half of the county's homicides. A multi-million dollar state grant is intended to help reverse that trend.
A man charged in the killings of two northern California sheriff's deputies appeared in court Wednesday.
Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert has been in office nearly a month. So little time; her office walls on G' Street in downtown Sacramento are bare.
The City of Sacramento recorded a drop in crime of 14-percent last year compared to 2013 and the lowest homicide rate in four decades.
A new report lays out how much it cost California to lock up juvenile offenders.
A measure on the California November ballot would reduce some drug possession and theft-related felony crimes to misdemeanors. Proponents say it would reduce prison overcrowding and prison costs. Opponents say it would put dangerous criminals back on the streets and overcrowd local jails.
Stockton Police are looking to question a man who might have dropped off the gunmen in the Bank of the West robbery and shootout in July.
After a dramatic drop in Stockton's homicide rate over the last couple of years, the violent death numbers are going back up again.
The City of Sacramento Police Department says the crime rate has dropped significantly for the second year in a row. The police chief credits more community involvement.
Hit-and-run collisions could soon trigger a community alert to track down the fleeing drivers, under a bill now in the California legislature.
Police say they've made several arrests in connection to a possible social media threat made against Rocklin High School.
The Mack Road area of south Sacramento was besieged by shootings and violence in March. A business group on Mack Road in Sacramento is working to strengthen the business community and the area's neighborhoods.
Homicide investigators are at the scene of a deadly shooting in South Sacramento early Wednesday.
Deputies are searching for a suspect in an early morning shooting in Rancho Cordova early Thursday.
Under a new Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department program, private citizens and business owners can register to share surveillance camera footage to help solve crimes.
(AP) -- Police in Ceres say a body was found inside a freezer at an abandoned auto shop.
Authorities have released the identities of the two people who died in a fatal crash Wednesday that was part of a chase involving law enforcement in the Sacramento area.
Under a bill in the California legislature, human trafficking would be classified as a gang-related offense and subject to stiffer sentencing.
(AP) -- International criminal enterprises follow the money, and a new report says they are increasingly focusing on California because of its wealth and innovation.
Two men are facing life in prison without parole after a Sacramento County jury convicted them of first-degree murder in the killings of a man and his 7-month-old son outside a drug house.
More than 80 people in the Greater Sacramento area were arrested or cited in an operation intended to reduce access to alcohol for minors.
(AP) -- Nevada County prosecutors have filed manslaughter charges against a Truckee-based contractor whose negligence they say produced the carbon monoxide that killed two men at a home north of Lake Tahoe last fall.
Authorities said that a Fairfield man bit off his 1-month-old son's nose out of frustration because the child was crying.
A search for a suspicious person near the Colfax High School and Colfax Elementary School campuses has ended and students will be released, authorities said Wednesday.
One Central Valley city is equipping its police officers with cameras attached to their bodies.
Sacramento County is celebrating the first anniversary of a program that teaches at-risk kids how to stay away from trouble.
(AP) - A Central California man accused of pointing a high-powered laser at a police helicopter has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.
Sports equipment used by 5,000 blind and physically disabled Sacramentans every year was stolen this weekend from a Sacramento City park.
Two Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies shot and killed a man armed with an assault rifle on Sunday morning after he pointed a handgun at them.
(AP) -- Authorities said that a woman was shot and killed by police officers after she rammed a stolen car into two police cars and led police on a chase.
UPDATE: The Sacramento Sheriff's Department said three law enforcement officers -- two deputies and one detective -- were injured Tuesday while pursuing two suspects.
Today, a Yolo County jury found Viktor Zhdamirov, 51, of West Sacramento guilty of stealing bee hives from commercial beekeeping company, Tauzer Apiaries.
The FBI has launched a new trial program designed to reduce the number of strikes in Sacramento and eleven other cities. There were 25 strikes at Sacramento International Airport.
The Sacramento Fire Department's overtime policy and the Convention Center could soon be facing audits.
California lawmakers are pushing for colleges and universities to adopt uniform codes for dealing with on-campus sexual assaults. Backers say too many perpetrators are not facing any serious consequences.
Stockton Police are making a new mobile phone app available that will let people know about crime in their city and neighborhoods. The app can ring for help in an emergency, send in a crime tip, or submit a burglary report.
(AP) -- A man who used to own a notorious "revenge porn" website and a another man have been arrested on suspicion of stealing nude photos from hundreds of hacked email accounts and posting the images online.
A man is dead and a woman is under arrest, after a shooting on a Sacramento light rail train.
Nearly 150 people have been evacuated after an explosion that blew out windows and part of a wall at an apartment building in Rancho Cordova.
Federal and local law enforcement officials have announced arrests and prosecutions in a flurry of mail theft cases. Sacramento, Bakersfield and Fresno were the focus of months of investigations.
A bill that has just passed the California Senate Public Safety Committee would ban the sale, manufacture, or purchase of self-assembled firearms, also known as “ghost guns.”
The statistics are in and they show a dramatic drop in crime in the City of Stockton.
The Sacramento County Sheriffs Department is asking for help to identify a suspected serial rapist.
The CHP says it is catching more drugs, guns and money in Truckee with no additional resources or expense.
(AP) -- Authorities say the suspect in a deadly Reno hospital shooting that killed one doctor and himself, left a suicide not claiming he had botched surgery three years ago.
A new study shows California’s population of incarcerated juveniles dropped more than 35 percent over a ten year period.
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