Last year, U.S. Postal Service inspectors from around the country came to the Central Valley to help local police investigate an upswing in mail theft. Investigators say mail theft and drug abuse usually go hand-in-hand.
“I used to have a saying that I think still holds true that ‘where there’s meth, there’s mail,” says Greg Campbell with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. “There is a correlation between those who are on substance abuse and going out to do things to accommodate their habit.”
So far, “Operation Broken Mailbox” has netted more than 20 arrests and nine federal prison sentences. Law enforcement officials say local victims have lost about $400,000 over the last year because of identity theft, stolen checks and stolen mail-order prescription drugs.
Officials say the increased postal service investigations will continue for now.
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.