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CHP Combats Aggressive Driving

Posted: 11/20/2014

SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - On November 13th, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) announced that it is implementing a yearlong, federally funded traffic safety campaign to reduce the number of collisions associated with aggressive driving.

“Every year, speed and aggressive driving plays a role in the death or injury of thousands of people in California,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. “Through this enforcement and education campaign, we seek to curb the number of fatal and injury collisions linked to speeding and other dangerous driving.”

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Arrest Made in Recent Threat of Violence Against Bella Vista High School

Posted: 10/302/2014

FAIR OAKS, CA (MPG) - A 14-year-old Bella Vista High School student suspected of authoring a threat of violence last week was arrested on campus today following an investigation by school and law enforcement officials. She faces a felony charge of making criminal threats and was booked into juvenile hall by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.

The arrest comes as investigations into copycat incidents at other district schools continue. Threats have been discovered at five high schools in the last two weeks. Although no evidence has been found indicating any of the threats are credible, law enforcement and district staff members have had an increased presence at each affected school.

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Burn Barrel Starts Fire, Damages Arden Area Home

Posted: 10/2/2014

SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - Burn Barrel Starts Fire, Causing Significant Damage to Arden Area Home

Shortly after 8 a.m. on Tuesday, September 30th, Metro Fire crews were dispatched to the 4100 block of Hancock Drive for report of a fence and garage fire. The fire, which started in a burn barrel alongside the home, quickly spread from the fence to the garage and attic. A neighbor noticed the fire and after alerting the resident, began using a garden hose in an attempt to slow the spread.

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Multiple Storage Units Destroyed by Improperly Discarded Smoking Material

Posted: 7/10/2014

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NORTH HIGHLANDS, CA (MPG) - Just after 12:30 p.m., Metro Fire crews were dispatched to 4950 Watt Avenue for report of a storage unit on fire. Crews arrived to find multiple units heavily involved with fire. Due to the layout of the structure, the fire was spreading quickly, in multiple directions.

Firefighters on five engines, four trucks, and one medic from Metro Fire and Sacramento Fire extinguished the fire, ventilated the structure and protected adjacent units from extension. A total of seven units were damaged by fire, while the aggressive tactics of crews on scene saved another 20 units and their contents.

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Hit And Run Pedestrian Fatality In Carmichael

Posted: 6/19/2014

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CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - On Sunday, June 15, 2014, at approximately 10:37 p.m., a 22 year old male pedestrian from Sacramento, was walking n/b on Marconi Ave west of Walnut Ave in the middle of the roadway. The pedestrian was wearing a black trench coat during hours of darkness, outside of a crosswalk, in a section of the roadway that had no street lights. At that time, Eric Nelson, a 24 year old Hispanic male from Vacaville, was driving a white 1998 Chevrolet Astro Van w/b on Marconi Ave west of Walnut Ave in the #2 lane at 40 mph approaching the pedestrian’s location. The pedestrian stepped in front of the Chevrolet just as it came upon the pedestrian’s location. Nelson swerved right but was unable to avoid striking the pedestrian.

After the collision Nelson fled the scene traveling w/b on Marconi Ave west of Walnut Ave. The pedestrian was immediately transported to Mercy San Juan Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

On June 17th, in the late afternoon, Eric Nelson turned himself in to the North Sacramento CHP office where he was subsequently arrested for 20001(B)(2)VC - Felony hit and run causing death. Nelson was transported to the Sacramento County Main Jail and booked into custody without further incident.

Any additional information about this news release should be directed to Officer Hertzell who will be available at the CHP North Sacramento Area business phone number: (916) 338-6710, Monday through Friday 8:00 to 5:00 p.m. For urgent matters or to contact after hours you can reach him on his cell at (916) 941-5272.

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Grass and Structure Fire Within Ten Minutes of Each Other

Posted: 6/19/2014

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SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - Just after 6:30 this evening, Metro Fire crews responded to a reported grass fire at 9975 Florin Road in South Sacramento. A fire that had started in dry, flashy fuels was quickly spreading. Crews began a mobile attack on the fire, stopping the fire spread and containing the fire to 5-7 acres. At the time of this release, Metro Fire crews are still on scene mopping up the fire, while Dozer 1 is completing a line around the burn. No structures were damaged by the fire and the cause is under investigation.

Less than ten minutes later, units were dispatched to a structure fire in Carmichael. Crews arrived to the 6200 block of Meadowvista Drive to find a well-involved residence. Immediately upon arrival, a neighbor reported that an elderly gentleman was likely trapped inside, so crews launched an aggressive search for the victim, while fighting the fire.
No victim was found inside the residence, though crews thoroughly searched every room of the house. Later in the incident, a gentleman identified himself as the resident of the house; this was the man they had been searching for. He was completely unharmed and had not even been inside the home.

Crews were able to contain the fire to the home of origin. There was significant damage to the back porch and attic, with moderate damage to the living quarters. Crews were able to save a cherished possession of the family, a 1970 Corvette Stingray, by moving the car out of the garage while active firefighting was taking place. The vehicle was undamaged.
Fortunately, no firefighters or civilians were injured in the fire and the cause is currently under investigation. Total damage to the home and contents is estimated at $100,000, with roughly $150,000 in personal property saved.

Four People Shot in Drive-By Shooting

Posted: 6/12/2014

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting that occurred around 12:30 a.m. on June 1st on the 6500 block of 46th Street.  Multiple callers reported hearing shots fired in the area.  When Deputies arrived, they assessed three shooting victims who were all transported to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.  Approximately an hour and a half later, a fourth shooting victim with non-life threatening injuries emerged from the same location, likely shot during the earlier incident.

It is not known if any or all of the shooting victim’s know each other or how the incident began.  Preliminary information has revealed that possibly more than one vehicle was involved in the shooting.

We are currently seeking information on the identity of the suspect(s) involved and motive of this shooting.  Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115.  Tip information may also be left anonymously at, by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering the keyword ‘SSD’, or by calling (916) 874-TIPS (8477).

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Prostitution Arrests and Closure of Illegal Businesses

Posted: 6/12/2014

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - The Sacramento County Sheriff’s North patrol Problem Oriented Policing team has made an impact in ongoing complaints from the communities regarding illegal activity and acts of prostitution occurring at massage parlors around the north County.

In late April, POP Officers investigated ten (10) massage parlors which resulted in arrests from seven (7) of the locations. As a result of the arrests, each massage parlor business license and permits were seized as evidence. Their business information was forwarded to the Sheriff’s Department Special Investigations Unit for follow up.

During the month of May, two operations were conducted by the Sheriff’s POP Officers who saturated the Watt Avenue / Auburn Boulevard corridor in response to community complaints. During the course of these operations, an additional 45 arrests were made for crimes involving illegal drugs, weapons, theft, counterfeit money, prostitution (including the solicitation of prostitution) and outstanding warrants. Over the course of these operations, the Sheriff’s POP Team rescued five (5) female juveniles aged 13-15 years old who were engaging in prostitution activity.

The Sheriff’s Problem Oriented Policing team recognizes that without the information from the communities regarding ongoing illegal behavior, they would not be able to begin to enforce permanent results to each issue. We continue to ask the public to report crimes in progress through our Sheriff’s dispatch number of (916) 874-5115. Ongoing neighborhood issues can be reported by contacting their local POP Officers or reaching out to each patrol area commander on


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