Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Suspicious Solicitor, Vandalism

Sunday after dark, (May 23) while I was getting my kids to bed (8:45ish), a young man came to our door and knocked several times loudly until I answered (scaring my son). He said he was collecting money for his youth basketball team and only needed ten more dollars and if I donated I would get an authentic Kings jersey in the mail within 3 days. Of course I declined but I think it's good to remind our neighbors that pretty much no legitimate youth organizations send young people out to solicit door-to-door. I estimate that we get one of these guys or girls every couple of months or so.


Sunday evening teenage neighbor across the street came by and asked if we saw anyone spraypaint the back window of their car. We were in the backyard most of the day and didn’t witness anything.

Yesterday, I was walking to the school (11am) and noticed two spraypainted messages on our fence (facing Marilona, intersecting Avalon). I did report to Sac Sheriff online and thought I’d let neighbors know of this suspicious activity. If anyone saw anything, please let myself or the Sheriff’s office know.

Sheriff candidates address community concerns on Thursday may 27 at 7pm, and the Arcade church, 3927 Marconi Ave.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Pedophile wanted by Sheriff's Department

Benjamin Kendrick as profiled last night on several local news stations. He is 39 yrs old, 160 lbs. and has been communicating with a 7 yr old brazilian girl's consenting mother. He lived in a rental house near Morse Avenue and Hurley Way. He quit a job with Ace Hardware on Keifer Road in Rosemont.

Call 911 if you see him.


Update: The pedophile was arrested on May 13th.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


A burglary was committed in the 2800 block of Avalon while residents were away on Sunday night or early Monday morning. (9th or 10th of May). This was discovered by a neighbor, (after the fact), watching the over the house. The burglars apparently broke the window of the back door which had bars on it, and were able reach inside and unlock the door. The house was ransacked, but apparently nothing was taken. Sheriff's deputies think they were looking for small, "packable" items to steal, which were not on the premises. Deputies also believe that the burglars did not have a vehicle. A report was filed.

There was an attempted vehicle burglary on the 2500 block of Butano, at approximately 2AM, Monday morning. The crooks tried to pry the door open, apparently in an attempt to activate the electric door locks, but the alarm sounded. The resident did not see anyone, and did not notice the damage to his vehicle until later in the morning.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Robbery at gunpoint near DPM

From Jim:

My son and his friend were walking to store May 5th around 11:00 PM walked past DPM school and 2 black men approached them on Avalon drive asked if they had a phone. The boys said no. Next thing the man pulled a gun out and put it to his head. They searched the boys and took 2 phones an iPod and 20 dollars and ran away toward El Camino. The boys were very upset. We called the Sheriff and made a report.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Theft at a Church

This is a bit outside our immediate neighborhood, but might be good notice for small business owners or neighborhood houses of worship.

This past week the coils for all the air conditioning units were stolen from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the corner of Mission Avenue and Whitney Avenue. The thieves may make $200 and the coils will probably cost $1,500 or so to replace. That's if the thieves can sell the metal, of course--scrap yards require driver's license and name for things like this, so the Sheriff's department may have little trouble tracking them down if they do.