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Man stabbed in West Sacramento motel

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - A man was stabbed several times after an argument in a Town House Motel room escalated Friday around 6:53 p.m.

The victim was with a bunch of people in the motel room when a fight broke out with two others, West Sacramento Police Lt. Tod Sockman said. One, or both, of the suspects stabbed the man multiple times.

Sockman said the man stumbled out of the room and collapsed. Residents in the called 911 after seeing the victim.

Police set-up a perimeter and were able to detain the two suspects Sockman said.

The victim is listed in serious condition and had to undergo surgery.

1 arrested after West Sacramento man shot in head

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - An argument at a small party in West Sacramento escalated into a shooting, early Saturday morning.

Charles Quilin, 21, was arrested for allegedly shooting Matthew Smith in the head around 2:43 a.m., West Sacramento police Lt. Scott McCartney said.

Witnessed told police Quilin and Smith were partying at space 50 at the Welcome Grove Trailer Park, locaed at 600 West Capitol Ave., when the two started arguing. McCartney said witnesses said sometime during the argument Quilin shot Smith multiple times with a .32 caliber handgun.

When police arrive at the scene, they set up a perimeter to find Quilin. McCartney said Quilin eventually walked through the complex and up to police, where he was taken into custody without incident.

Smith was transported to UC Davis Medical Center for treatment. Smith is on life support and listed in critical condition.

Clerk stabbed in West Sacramento AM/PM robbery

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - A clerk working at an AM/PM in the 800 block of Harbor Boulevard was stabbed three times during a robbery around 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Lieutenant Tod Sockman of the West Sacramento Police Department said the robber entered the store and demanded cash, after which a struggle ensued and the AM/PM employee was stabbed.

The clerk was taken to the hospital with what Sockman described as "non-life-threatening injuries".

Sockman described the robber as a black man, between 20 and 30 years old, approximately six-feet tall and 200 pounds, wearing a blue-striped short-sleeve shirt, blue pants and a black beanie with a short brim.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to contact West Sacramento Police Department Investigations at 916-617-4915 or Dispatch at 916-375-6474.

2 caught after police pursuit from Citrus Heights to West Sac

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - A police pursuit involving a possible purse snatcher culminated in West Sacramento late Tuesday afternoon.

According to West Sacramento police Lt. Tod Sockman, the victim of a purse theft on Auburn Boulevard in Citrus Heights followed the suspected thief in a maroon Ford Expedition and reported the crime to emergency responders.

Sacramento County sheriff's deputies responded and tried to pull over the SUV on Madison Avenue in Citrus Heights, said California Hgihway Patrol spokeswoman Officer Lizz Dutton. The driver, though, didn't yield and drove off, according to deputies.

Deputies followed the SUV to West Sacramento where the pursuit ended at West Capitol Avenue and Cedar Street but not before the SUV clipped a van, said Sockman.

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Yolo County residents and merchants get money back from bad check writers

From the Yolo County District Attorney's office.

District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced that the Yolo County District Attorney Check Prosecution Program recovered $32,918.13 for Yolo County merchants and residents during the month of June, 2011.  

“Much of the money was paid to the victims by check writers before criminal proceedings were initiated. Once criminal complaints are filed and arrest warrants are issued, the court supervises the payments of restitution,” stated District Attorney Reisig.

It is not uncommon for check writers to “bounce” checks to businesses or individuals.  These checks are generally written on checking accounts with non-sufficient funds (NSF) or on CLOSED ACCOUNTS.  If businesses or individuals in Yolo County have been unable to get cooperation from the check writers, they are encouraged to contact the DA Check Program.