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Broderick Boys ruled public nuisance; injunction upheld

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - After a lengthy legal fight and 54-day trial last year, a Yolo County judge has issued a final injunction judgement against a West Sacramento gang.

Judge Kathleen White ruled the Broderick Boys is a criminal street gang that has created a public nuisance in West Sacramento and caused harm to those in live in a designated section of the city.

In her ruling, White made a temporary injunction imposing activity restrictions and a curfew within a "safety zone" on the Broderick Boys permanent for seven years. At that time, White said local law enforcement should be able to manage gang activity so that the injunction would no longer be necessary.

Man gets 13 years in prison for assault and hate crime

WOODLAND, CA - Pedro Ramirez was sentenced to 13 years in state prison for an assault and hate crime on Sikh taxi driver Harbhajan Singh.

Yolo County Superior Court Judge Timothy Fall handed down the sentence to the 42-year-old Natomas resident Friday.

Ramirez, along with Johnny Morales, Jr. and their wives caught a ride from Singh from Harlow's Bar in Sacramento to West Sacramento on the night November 28, 2010.

When Singh dropped them off, they demanded a lower fare than the $14 Singh asked for. Ramirez shouted racial epithets and punched the cab driver about 10 time in the face while Morales hit him from behind.

In March, Ramirez pled not guilty for the November 2010 attack on Singh.

Morales, 33 of West Sacramento pled no contest to a felony assault was previously sentenced to felony probation.

 

Capitol Bowl desk gets a new job

Capitol Bowl desk gets a new job

The classic old front desk at West Sacramento's Capitol Bowl is being removed for their remodel, but it's not going to the landfill. It will find a new life in training drug, bomb and bedbug sniffing dogs at a local K-9 Academy!

The old front desk is a long cabinet with lots of cubby holes for shoes. Sonny Henegar, one of their customers, owns 10-8 K-9 in West Sacramento. Sonny says the cabinet is perfect for teaching drug, bomb and bedbug sniffing dogs. http://www.10-8k-9.com/

Check out the desk in the photo.

Neighbors asked to help protect schools over Memorial Day

Neighbors asked to help protect schools over Memorial Day

Memorial Day may mark the official start of backyard barbecue season, but for school districts, the holiday weekend can be anything but relaxing as vandals, thieves and arsonists take advantage of empty campuses.

In light of this, Sacramento Unified School District (SCUSD) is asking the community for help in keeping schools safe and secure over the three-day break (May 28-30).

“Most of our schools are surrounded by homes, and we need those neighbors to join us in protecting these valuable and sometimes vulnerable community centers,” said Sacramento Police Lt. Katherine Lester, who heads SCUSD security services.

Neighbors are asked to be on the lookout for suspicious activity on SCUSD campuses and to report it. “The schools belong to the community,” said Lester, “and we need the entire community to help us guard them.”

For schools within Sacramento city limits call (916) 264-5471.

Convicted NorCal sex abuser gets 830 years to life

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA (AP) - A Northern California man has been sentenced to 830 years to life for sexually abusing a young girl over a period of nine years.

Bennie Dale Moses' sentence Monday follows the 44-year-old West Sacramento resident's conviction in March on 62 counts of sex and oral copulation with a child.

Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig says Moses first forced the victim to have sex with him in 2000, when she was 12 years old. He says the abuse continued until 2009, when the girl confided in a friend who then called 911.

Reisig says the investigation into Moses' background revealed that as a teenager he had forced a number of elementary school girls to have sex with him.

In March, Yolo County Superior Court Judge Stephen Mock ruled that Moses had previously been convicted of 12 separate "strike" offenses.

West Sacramento man gets 830 years to life for sex abuse

West Sacramento man gets 830 years to life for sex abuse

District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced Monday that Yolo County Superior Court Judge Stephen Mock sentenced 44-year-old Bennie Dale Moses of West Sacramento to 830 years to life in state prison.

On March 10, 2011, a Yolo County jury convicted Moses of 62 counts of sex and oral copulation with a child. Moses had been forcing the girl to have sex with him beginning in 2000, when she was 12 years old. The sexual abuse continued until July 11, 2009 when the she confided in a friend that Moses had been having sex with her for nine years. That friend called 9-1-1. The investigation revealed that when Moses was a teenager he had also forced a number of elementary school girls to have sex with him.

At a court trial held in March, Mock ruled that Moses had previously been convicted of 12 separate "strike" offenses.

Police investigate 2 in fuel theft in West Sacramento

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - Police continue to investigate after 2,297 gallons of stolen were found in connection to two young men.

J-Uan Parker, 18, and Raynard Dotes Jr., 19, both of Sacramento, were arrested Saturday on the 1200 block of Cebrian Street after West Sacramento police responded to a fuel theft call, said Lt. Scott McCartney.

The Parker and Raynard were found in a van with 497 gallons of fuel. The suspects were booked into Yolo County jail for burglary and grand theft, said McCartney. Both suspects were released on bail.

On Thursday, police served a search warrant at a location on the 600 block of Galveston Street. Police seized about 1,800 gallons of stolen fuel.

Police believe the suspects stole about $9,900 worth of fuel, said McCartney.