Natomas Cops Log – April 4, 2015

Incidents are from shifts starting April 3, 2015:

No incidents.

Incidents are from shifts starting April 2, 2015:

15-091032 (Vehicle Collision): Bus 80 Eb / El Camino Ave at 1915 hours.
Officers responded to the above area regarding a vehicle collision. One of the driver’s involved sustained a non-life threatening injury and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Officers contacted the secondary driver who appeared to be under the influence. The subject was transported to an area hospital for minor injuries and ultimately booked into jail for suspicion of driving under the influence.

15-090943 (Resisting Arrest): New Market Dr / Natomas Blvd at 1753 hours.
Officers were patrolling in the area when they stopped a vehicle for an infraction violation. It was later determined the vehicle needed to be towed. While the driver was removing items from the vehicle, a known subject arrived on scene and confronted the officer. A struggle ensued between the officer and the male subject. The driver then began to interfere. After more officers arrived on scene, both subjects were arrested for resisting arrest.

15-090484 (Burglary ): 3700 block of Far Niente Way at 1034 hours.
Proving that neighborhood watch programs work, according to Lt. Charles Husted, of the Sacramento Police Department, officers were able to root out four suspected Witter Ranch residential burglars armed with three handguns.

After a quick turn of reporting suspicious information to each other, two Witter Ranch Community Alliance Neighborhood Watch residents provided police with suspect and vehicle descriptions, Husted said, that lead to the four arrests.

“This was an outstanding collective effort that would not have occurred if not for the watchful eye and active engagement of two involved community members,” Husted said. “Active neighbors who are connected with one another and with their police department can, will, and have made a tremendous impact in the community.”

Initially, one resident reported witnessing two female teenagers acting suspiciously alongside a car on the 4700 block of Far Niente Way and contacted an active neighborhood watch “zone captain” who advised the resident report it to police. The zone captain, who then discreetly followed the three suspects and another car to an area along Airport Road, then told police that they saw the suspects transfer items from one car to another.

Soon after, Sacramento police officers caught up with one of the vehicles matching their descriptions on Business 80 at El Camino Avenue.

After attempting to stop the driver, police chased the vehicle as suspects threw two firearms out of the car, Husted said. Police and Sacramento Sheriff’s deputies then chased the suspects on foot after the suspects crashed their vehicle.

Police soon apprehended three female suspects. A police K-9 unit officer found the fourth suspect three hours later hiding in a neighborhood garage. Police located a third handgun in the suspect’s vehicle, Husted reported.

Keith Sharward, co-founder and board member of the Witter Ranch Community Alliance, said, said even though the crime was “very frightening” it is something to “celebrate.” “An alert neighbor had a suspicion and acted immediately,” he said in an email to Husted. “A dedicated community leader jumped into action and provided critical time-sensitive information to responding officers…neighborhood watch works!”

Incidents are from shifts starting April 1, 2015:

15-089376 (Vehicle Collision): W El Camino Ave / Gateway Oaks Dr at 0807 hours.
Officers responded to the report of a single vehicle collision into a pole. The driver of the motorcycle was transported to an area hospital and is in critical condition. The investigation is still underway.

Incidents are from shifts starting March 31, 2015:

15-089274 (Suspicious Subject ): 4400 block of E Commerce Way at 0157 hours.
Officers responded to the report of a suspicious subject walking around a closed business district. Officers contacted the man and after a brief investigation, it was determined no crime had been committed. The man was issued a citation for possession of burglary tools and sent on his way.

15-088665 (Vehicle Collision): 3200 block of Northstead Dr at 1304 hours.
Officers responded to the report of a single vehicle collision. DUI does not appear to be a factor. No life-threatening injuries were reported. A report was generated.

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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