Natomas Cops Log – April 24, 2015

Incidents are from shifts starting April 23, 2015:

15-112478 (Robbery ): 2600 block of Gateway Oaks Dr at 2331 hours.
Officers responded to the report of a robbery at a business. The suspect entered the business armed with a gun and demanded money from an employee at a register. The man took the money and fled on foot. Officers checked the area for the suspect. No injuries were reported. The investigation is still ongoing.

15-112180 (Burglary ): 3000 block of Mill Oak Way at 1725 hours.
Officers responded to the report of a burglary at a residence. Unknown suspect(s) entered the home, stole property and fled prior to the victim returning home. A report was generated.

Incidents are from shifts starting April 22, 2015:

15-111163 (Vehicle Collision ): 2400 block of Northgate Blvd at 1816 hours.
Officers responded to a call of a vehicle that collided with a convenience store. There was no structural damage and no injuries reported. DUI does not appear to be a factor and a traffic collision investigation was conducted.

15-111172 (Arrest): 2400 block of Northgate Blvd at 1827 hours.
Officers were on scene investigating a vehicle accident when they were hailed by a Rent-a-Center employee regarding a theft. A subject ultimately identified as Francis Smith, 45, had stolen a couch and loveseat, dragging them away from the store. The suspect was located down the street by police, in possession of the couch, and taken into custody for theft. Two hours after being released from jail, officers arrested Smith again on suspicion of burglary of a closed business on the 600 block of K Street in Sacramento at approximately 2:30 a.m. on April 23, according to the Sacramento Police Department’s Facebook page. Smith and another suspect, Jacob Sargent, 32, were located near 6th/Capitol, and found to be in possession of stolen property from the burglary. Evidence linking the suspects to the burglary was found at the scene and along the thieves’ flight path. Both men were positively linked to the burglary and booked into The Sacramento County Main Jail for burglary, possession of stolen property and conspiracy.

15-110617 (Arrest): 600 block of Hawkcrest Cir at 0646 hours.
Officers responded to a man detained by security, who was suspected of breaking into an area garage. The suspect was also determined to be in possession of narcotics and taken into custody.

The incident was first reported by a Westlake resident who witnessed the suspect break into the home, Matt Carrol, vice president of operations for Paladin Private Security, told the Natomas Buzz. As the witness contacted the security company, the burglar exited the home and then broke into a nearby vehicle, Carrol continued. A Paladin officer arrived quickly and found the suspect in the process of cracking the ignition of the car to steal it. He then arrested the subject and summoned police, Carrol said. The suspect reportedly was in possession of large quantities of drugs and was wanted on several warrants.

“While things worked out well in this case,” said Carrol. “Citizens should always call police for crimes in progress.”

Carrol stressed that police should be the primary source and security secondary for such cases.

“The suspect likely broke into other homes and cars before we were alerted to him,” he added. “Any burglary discoveries occurring yesterday morning in the area of Hawkcrest Circle should certainly be reported to police and the above case number provided as a potential link.”

All information herein is provided by Sacramento Police Department for the 95833, 95834 and 95835 zip codes. Crimes reported here are preliminary investigations, taken in the field by patrol officers, and may or may not be assigned to a detective for further investigation. The information provided may be found after further investigation to be incorrect or false. Certain details of these incidents have been removed due to potential follow up investigation into the incident and/or for privacy rights.

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