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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

West Sacramento child molester gets life in prison

WOODLAND, CA - A West Sacramento child sex predator has been sentenced to 335 years to life in state prison for multiple acts of child molestation and possession of material showing sexual acts involving a minor.

A Yolo County Superior Court jury found Michael Martinez guilty in May of 47 counts of child molestation involving a 7-year-old girl.  The victim testified at trial.

Martinez was also determined to have used his cell phone to record the crimes.

At trial, the Yolo County district attorney prosecutor also introduced Martinez's interview with West Sacramento police in which he admitted to the crimes.

The defendant maintained his innocence at trial.













Recent rash of scams against older adults

Recent rash of scams against older adults

District Attorney Jeff Reisig reported that a recent surge in scams targeting older adults has been occurring in Yolo County.  Reports by victims in West Sacramento, Davis and Woodland indicate that crooks continue to use phony sweepstakes scams and the “Grandma It’s Me” telephone scam to trick people into wiring money out of the country.

In one instance over $4000 dollars was lost in a phony sweepstakes scam after a con artist pretending to be from the Federal Trade Commission convinced a local senior to wire money to Costa Rica.  In another recent case a hard working elderly woman was tricked into sending all the money she had in her savings account to someone claiming to be her grandson who was in trouble and out of the country.  She believed it was him and was trying to help.