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Los Angeles Dodgers infielder arrested in West Sacramento

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - Los Angeles Dodgers inflielder Justin Sellers was arrested in West Sacramento Saturday afternoon and police say it's not their first encounter with him.

At about 2 p.m. today police received a call of a reckless driver on a dirt bike motorcycle who was traveling at a high rate of speed in the area of South River Rd. and Jefferson Blvd.

Officers quickly set up a perimeter because the driver fit a description of someone they had chased multiple times in the past and was known to get away from officers by traveling off road on the dirt bike.

The rider, who has been identified by police as Sellers, surrendered to officers and was taken into custody.

Staying safe on New Year's Eve

SACRAMENTO, CA - Ensuring a safe and secure New Year's Eve can be as simple as following a few simple precautions.

"Keep your stuff close to you. I mean, that's the most important thing and be aware of what's happening around you," said Chris McSwain, Executive Director of the Old Sacramento Business Association.

Thousands will be crowding into Old Sacramento on New Years Eve to watch fireworks at 9 p.m. and midnight.

"I think people are safer in a crowd than they are by themselves and we have great crowds down here," said McSwain, who pointed out the relative safety and lack of crime over the last 12 years of the fireworks display.

Some tourists and visitors to Old Sacramento Sunday evening admitted the recent shootings in Portland and Newtown, Connecticut have put them on edge.

"I'm more aware of my surroundings, you know, how people are, if I notice anything strange," said Tami Hawck of Sacramento.

Care packages for troops overseas stolen

SACRAMENTO, CA - Nearly 120 care packages ready to be shipped to Afghanistan were stolen just one week before Christmas.

Move America Forward has been collecting and shipping items to military members overseas for years, but this year, more than 100 soldiers won't be getting their box in time for Christmas.

Move America Forward Outreach Coordinator Scott Raab said thieves broke into a trailer storing the boxes Sunday night, between 20 to 25 boxes stuffed with 120 care packages were taken, which were worth about $5,000.

"We really hope that [the thieves are] going to come to their senses," Raab said.

The care packages included personalized cards written by elementary school students for the troops abroad, as well as food and other items.

Barbara Florian, who has been volunteering with Move America Forward for six years, said she is upset, but she has hope whoever is responsible will do the right thing.

Police: Man tries to steal Christmas tree from church

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A man was arrested after allegedly trying to steal a Christmas tree from a church and shooting at a security guard early Saturday morning.

Brian Brinsfield, 20, of West Sacramento, was arrested Saturday afternoon, nearly 14 hours after attempting to rob the Brtye Russian Baptist Church, West Sacramento police Lt. Nathan Steele said.

Brinsfield is accused of breaking into the church at 1000 Sacramento Ave. around 12:18 a.m. and trying to steal a Christmas tree from the lot. Steele said a security guard confronted Brinsfield, but he threatened the guard, fired several shot at the guard and then fled the scene.

When police officers arrived at the scene, they created a perimeter to search for the suspect; however, after some time, officers called off the search when they didn't find Brinsfield.

Around 2 p.m., officers located Brinsfield near Sacramento Avenue and Todhunter Avenue and arrest him, Steele said.