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No homicide charge for teen in fatal West Sac police chase

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - The 17-year-old subject of a West Sacramento police pursuit Tuesday night in which a pedestrian was hit and killed by a patrol car will not face homicide charges.

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The Yolo County District Attorney's Office is charging the teen with felony vehicle theft, felony possession of stolen property, misdemeanor delaying/resisting arrest, misdemeanor evading a police officer and misdemeanor unlicensed driver. He will be tried in juvenile court

Brandon Louis Nickolas, 31, died when he was struck by a West Sacramento police car on West Capitol Avenue between Point Street and Harbor Boulevard. The officer had turned on his car's flashing lights and siren.

Coroner IDs pedestrian killed by West Sac police during car chase

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - A 31-year-old homeless man was hit and killed by a West Sacramento police vehicle that was chasing a 17-year-old suspected car thief Tuesday night.

The Yolo County coroner identified the victim on Wednesday as Brandon Louis Nickolas of West Sacramento.

A West Sacramento police officer chased the teen suspect eastbound West Capitol Avenue around 8:30 p.m. and called for backup, Lt. Tod Sockman said.

A second officer, who joined the pursuit with lights and sirens turned on in the patrol car, was a ways behind the first officer and the suspect.

Sockman said the second officer hit the pedestrian between Pine Street and Harbor Boulevard on West Capitol Avenue and split the victim's body in half. That officer was also injured and taken to a nearby hospital.

Sockman said the victim was wearing dark clothing and had been living in the area for awhile.

Man arrested after West Sacramento police standoff

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - A man was arrested after driving his car through a fence during a party and barricading himself in a West Sacramento home Saturday afternoon.

The man was arrested outside of a home near Limewood Road and Lemon Tree Drive around 6:10 p.m. after he came out with his hands up, West Sacramento police Lt. Todd Sockman said.

The incident started earlier Saturday at a party a few blocks down for the home where the man got into an argument with some people. Witnesses told police the man had a gun at the time of the argument.

Sockman said after the argument, the man got into his car, drove through the surrounding fence and headed towards party goers. The fence got caught on the car and was dragged; people at the party were knocked off their feet as the man drove through the area.

The man then fled to the home on Limewood Road, where he refused to come out after police arrived on scene.

$4,000 reward offered in case of tortured dog

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - For your help to catch a dog murderer, you can be awarded $4,000, said a nonprofit animal protection organization.

RedRover, based in Sacramento, is offering $2,500, on top of $500 being offered by Jack Sellers Racing and $1,000 reward from the Yolo County Sheriff's Officer, to anyone with information on who killed the Chihuahua mix B.J.

On July 26, Yolo County Animal Services responded to the 1700 block of Merkley Avenue and found the small dog dead, the sheriff's office said.

B.J.'s mouth was tied shut, his legs bound together and he had a broken neck.

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Dog found tortured, dead in West Sacramento

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - Warning: This will make you sick to your stomach.

A small dog was found dead with his mouth tied shut and his legs bound together on the 1700 block of Merkley Avenue Thursday afternoon, said officers with the Animal Service division of the Yolo County Sheriff's Office.

The dog's neck had been broken, a Animal Services veterinarian determined. He was found by a probation officer supervising a work crew.

Officers don't know who tortured and killed the dog. He was described as a tan and white chihuahua mixed-breed, 3 to 5 years old. Animal Services believe he was a stray as he didn't have a collar, ID tag or microchip implant.

Anyone with information on who hurt and killed the dog was asked to contact Animal Services at (530) 668-5287 or the West Sacramento Police Department at 916-617-4900.

Shots fired from West Sacramento warehouse

WEST SACRAMENTO - Officers with the West Sacramento Police Department have now cleared the scene in the area of Enterprise and Industrial Boulevards.

According to the Sgt. Nathan Steele, police received a report of two men shooting an automatic weapon from a warehouse in the 1400 block of Enterprise Boulevard around 3:30 P.M. Saturday.

They also received a report of the suspects leaving in a black Jaguar. 

Officers quickly searched the area and closing several streets but no suspects were found. 

Officers finally cleared the scene by 6:30 P.M.

No was was injured but an investigation is ongoing.

Person shot after allegedly reaching officer's gun

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - West Sacramento police officers were called to the 800 block of Platinum Lane around 10:41 p.m. Monday night in response to a report of a domestic assault.

Upon arrival at the scene, an individual rushed one officer and attempted to grab his gun. In response, the officer fired his weapon, hitting the person once.

Paramedics were called to the scene and transported the individual to the hospital for treatment.

The officer who fired his weapon, a three-year veteran of the force, was placed on paid administrative leave per standard departmental procedure.

The case is being investigated by the West Sacramento Police Departments Detective Division, Crime Scene Investigators and Internal Affairs.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is requested to contact the West Sacramento Police Departments Investigations Division at 916-617-4900