Monday, December 5, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
25th or 26th of November: A vehicle was stolen on Claire Court. No details are available at this time.
November 27th: suspicious vehicle/activity 2500 block of Andrade
Last night around 9:45, I heard a vehicle drive by our house with very loud music. I looked out the window and was surprised to see that it had stopped (with the music turned off) and a large man was getting out of the car and walking up to a neigbor's house. This was obviously odd, so I watched him walk up to the porch and peer through the front window and then he walked down the porch and jumped in the passenger's side of the car that was waiting. The car was an older model Ford Taurus or something that was very round and oval in the back window. The Sheriff's Department was called and responded quickly, stating that they had already been suspicious of another vehicle in the area. I believe that they targeted this house because the resident had just put up their Christmas Tree....
Just a note to all those decorating for Christmas, we have had several decorations stolen in the past couple of years (usually the inflatables). Try to secure them the best you can, and be aware.
A burglary occurred last the evening of Sunday, November 13th, between 7:30 and 8:00 PM on the 2800 block of Avalon at Marconi. A resident left at 7:30 PM and when a second resident returned home at 8pm, a neighbor informed him that there were two people, "messing" with the front door. The resident went around the house and then in the front door, Two individuals jumped the rear fence, and ran north on Norris. The Sheriff's department was called and a report taken, but no discernable fingerprints were obtained.
Three catalytic converter thefts have been reported recently, all of them single thefts. All were unbolted, not cut off, as in the past. Chuck guesses it could be a person on a bicycle, (low profile, and can carry very little)....just a thought
From Sherri, with the sheriff dept:
Burglary Detectives arrested 3 black male adults this week who were driving a light blue Toyota Camry and have charged them with 5 separate residential burglaries in the communities of Antelope, Fair Oaks and Carmichael.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Sacramento County Sheriff's Department deputies have canvassed an Arden Arcade neighborhood as part of an investigation into the fatal shooting of a man Monday [11/07/2011] evening in a supermarket parking lot.
Sheriff's spokesman Deputy Jason Ramos said deputies responded at 7:18 p.m. Monday to a report of shots fired with a man down in the Raley's supermarket parking lot at the southeast corner of Watt and Marconi avenues.
He said deputies arrived within a couple of minutes and found an African American man, who appeared to be in his 30s, face down in a parking stall. He had suffered two gunshot wounds to his upper body and was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
Ramos said deputies currently have very little information about the shooting. A witness reported a light-colored pickup truck speeding from the parking lot just after the shooting.
However, no further description of any vehicles or suspects was immediately available.
Anyone with information may can call the sheriff's homicide bureau at (916) 443-4357.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Caravan parked in front of 3941 Kings Way, and a white male adult running
towards it pushing a blue jogger stroller. The side door of the van opened,
and another white male helped load the stroller into the van. The van then
pulled out and turned left on Lasuen, driven by a third white male adult in his
mid to late 30's with shaved head, small beard, baseball cap and sunglasses. I
contacted the Sheriff dept to report the theft.
The van's license plate # is CA 3EMM316 [note: follow up indicates this plate is either close, or does not belong to this van], be aware of it in your area, they are
apparently are looking for targets of opportunity.
again it is a
Update on the jogger stroller theft: Sherri with the Sheriff dept. said that the plate came back to a Geo, not a Dodge. she tried a program that will search through plate variants, and didn't find a match. so, if they dumped the plates, we are still looking for a dark green dodge caravan, with mid 30's white males, cruising the neighborhood.
Monday or Tuesday this week there was a theft from a house in the Del Paso Manor neighborhood that resulted in collateral damage to a neighbor's vehicle, (totaled).
The theft was of marijuana plants. The reportedly 13 plants were being grown under California's medical marijuana law, and according to news reports this time of year is harvest time. Over the last month or so, I had noticed the odor of marijuana, but couldn't directly tell where it was coming from. If I could smell it, others could. Details are not all in, but apparently, the thieves were stealing the marijuana, when the grower caught them at it, and started chasing them. During the chase, the thieves' vehicle slammed into the neighbor's car parked in their driveway, "totaling" it.
California law enforcement cannot do anything about cultivation of marijuana. Growers should note that Federal authorities seem to be making an example of California dispensaries at this time, and they may take interest in growers in the future.
If you notice suspicious vehicles or persons loitering around the area and you suspect that marijuana is being grown in your neighborhood, call the Sheriff dept and inform them of this. persons growing more than legally allowed. The police informed me the legal limit is 8 mature plants or 12 immature plants. Grow operations, even small ones, are inviting more disruption and threats to the neighborhood. No matter how you feel about cultivation of medical marijuana, it is clearly an attraction to thieves, so growers and neighbors must be extra vigilant.
Vandalism (Vehicle egging)
A vehicle was egged last night on the 3800 block of Lasuen. This seems to be the time of year for that. If you notice a vehicle with occupants committing this type of act, get a license number and call the Sheriff dept. Property damage (egg can ruin a paint job) might be recouped through civil channels with a police report.
Alarming Alarm Salesman
There is an individual working for the home alarm monitoring company Select Security canvassing the neighborhood. He has been in the neighborhood for a couple of days. I saw him yesterday and got an email about him last night. I talked to him today and explained to him that when he starts asking personal questions about your home security it puts people on guard. I gave him my email address and told him to send me all the information about his company and their promotion and I would include it, in an alert and allow you to contact him.
After I had talked to him, I got a call from another resident about, this person.
His name is Gus Mcguire and he drives a dark grey Infinity, CA lic 5ZXX040.
He wears a white Polo shirt and has an ID hanging around his neck. He is a white male with a tanned complexion, 5'8", 160 lbs, 30ish, clean shaven, and dark hair. He has sent me an email, but I need more information from him before I send it on, like business license number, picture and such. That information will be included in a future alert.
Note: even people doing legitimate business can sometimes use information you provide in a criminal manner later. It may be best let him know you don't give out personal security information but would be happy to listen to his offer.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Reported by the Cowan neighborhood watch group:
Last night at 3:15 AM there was an older white Honda that should not have been in our neighborhood.
It was not the paper delivery, there were four grown men in the car.
They were parked on Brookwood by North Edge and Regent snooping.
A neighbor went out to see what was going on and the sped off.
I have no plate # to share, but please be on the lookout.
This happened because a neighbor heard something and checked it out.
Please pass this on.
7-11 2800 block Verna way (reported by resident/victim)
Wanted to let you know that my car was broken into last night 2800 block of Verna Way. The thieves took my daughters black Tory Burch diaper bag and inside it had a very sentimental watch. They also left at the scene 3 other purses that were not ours. Appears they hit a few other folks as well. Sheriff took the items left that did not belong to us.
7-11 Carrisa, Loreto and Kings Way
Around 10-1130 AM two individuals pulling a cart, one male adult possibly Hispanic or Asian with a shaved head and dark chin hair, and a white female adult with sandy blonde hair in a pony tail and missing teeth wearing a white shirt, were approaching houses and going through not only recycle cans, but all waste cans as reported by a resident. The sheriff's dept was called and a unit was seen in the area within 15 minutes. It is unknown whether the deputy made contact with the trespassers, as it was last seen driving in the opposite direction from the individuals were headed (they were going toward Watt Avenue).
The scavengers were told that they were trespassing by stepping on the property of the homeowner to retrieve anything from the waste cans and that they sheriff's dept had been called.
The male said thanks for the warning, but reportedly continued to walk up to houses and rummage through cans as they headed for Watt avenue.
[Note: Why do we care about scavengers? The Sheriff's department has asked us to report them. Their presence in your neighborhood lowers your property value. Their theft of county revenue will eventually lead to higher taxes for you. They're a crime risk--if you've tossed bills in your garbage can and they retrieve them, they may steal your identity, and when they get more aggressive they can commit burglary. Finally, they don't always limit themselves to your recycling or garbage. Some will steal any metal they can remove from your property.]
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Emigh hardware was burglarized monday night/tuesday morning, between 12 midnight and 2 am. The thieves cut the lock on a fire gate between the Kensington apartments and gained access to the rear buildings. Approx 2-3 individuals were involved as shown by video surveillance, and they got away with approx $5000 in merchandise.
Shortly after 2am, the Kensington apartments courtesy patrol discovered that three vehicles had windows broken and most likely had been burglarized.
Those of you that live in the north part of the neighborhood probably found a booklet with a flyer in it on your porch. A week and a half ago, the Church or Scientology building, located at 3825 Marconi was burglarized, (as reported by the sheriff cyberwatch). The staff are reaching out to try and establish a neighborhood watch program. I met with one person, explained what we have, and told them to ask if they wanted any help.
I just wanted to let you know that my car was vandalized about 4:00am this morning. Big rocks were thrown through my rear windshield and it looks as if they either hit the back of it or they were smashing the rocks as my tailgate, etc. were heavily damaged. I’ve filed an incident report and was wondering if you heard of anyone else having problems last night? Or possibly someone saw a green car racing thru the neighborhood? A neighbor saw a green car speeding out of the court, heard the noise but couldn’t see anything as it was dark. The car then came back and drove thru the court really fast.
June 29, 2011
Two Arrested for Explosive Devices in Carmichael
Earlier this morning, Sheriff’s deputies arrested two men in connection with the explosion of a device at a private residence in Carmichael. Scott Barney and Phillip Fernandez, both 23 years old, were booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail for charges including vandalism, conspiracy, possession of a destructive device, and felony child endangerment.
Just after midnight today, an audible alarm sounded at a home in the 4300 block of Vulcan Drive. The resident of the home also called the Sheriff’s Department, reporting what sounded like a loud explosion moments earlier. An additional call from a neighbor stated that he observed someone place an unknown object in the victim’s mailbox before getting into a vehicle that left the scene. The neighbor also reported hearing the explosion just after he witnessed the suspect place the object inside the mailbox.
Within ten minutes, a deputy observed a vehicle matching the description given by the witness at Arden Way and Eastern Avenue. An enforcement stop was conducted on the vehicle, which was occupied by suspects Barney and Fernandez, and two other juvenile males, ages 8 and 13. Inside the vehicle, deputies observed what appeared to be four plastic bottles with a white powdery substance inside. At that point, deputies detained the occupants of the vehicle, and initiated a call-out to the Sheriff’s Explosive Ordnance Detail (EOD).
EOD detectives responded and rendered the improvised devices safe. The two juveniles inside the suspect vehicle were determined not to be criminally liable, and were returned to the custody of adult relatives. In addition to the residence on Vulcan Drive, patrol deputies found another residence in the 1800 block of Saint Anne Court where a similar device had been placed inside a mailbox.Barney and Fernandez are each being held on $1,000,000 bail and are expected to be arraigned later this week.
Deputy Jason Ramos,
Monday, June 20, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
From Julie: My Toyota Highlander, parked on my driveway (Cresta at La Sierra), was entered last night and rifled through thoroughly, taking the box of quarters for meters, 2 pairs of ladies sunglasses, current vehicle registration, and several house keys (no identifiers on them and not for this residence). The car was not damaged. Perhaps I forgot to lock the car last night; I usually re-lock it when I turn out the lights. I have filed a report with the sheriff's office. So the thieves are out there; beware.
From unknown: Julie, my husband’s car was also broken into. (Cresta Way, right next to the park, a few houses down from you) He discovered the break in this morning, but we got home late last night from a week-long vacation, so we weren’t sure when it might have happened. He thought he has locked his car, but the car was unlocked this morning and it had been rifled through. All that was missing was some change and an envelope including his registration and insurance paperwork. We are just glad there wasn’t more in the car for them to steal. Not sure what they are planning on doing with the registration though....that is a little concerning. It is unnerving that break-ins like this are happening in the neighborhood. He is also going to file a sheriff’s report.
From unknown regarding the above: Please make sure you didn’t have a garage door opener in your car. Thieves have been known to break into cars and steal the opener and registration (so they have the address) and come back later to burglarize the house.
That being said, a young man who committed a number of car burglaries last fall. He usually sold the items to Capital City Loan & Jewelry, a pawn shop on El Camino near Watt, across from Wal-Mart. You may want to check there in a couple of days for your stolen items.
Car Crash (potential drunk driving?), Catalytic Converter Theft
Cowan NW area, 06/06/2011
This incident happened late Sunday night, little after 1 AM Monday morning on North Edge.
Please spread the word and let's see if the car comes back into the neighborhood.
Thanks Laura for getting me the info.
This car did a lot of damage to the decorative fence in front, and went flying through the neighborhood.
Here is the info:
I just wanted to pass on information about an incident that occurred on North Edge Drive. At 1:18 I heard a car screeching through the neighborhood and then a loud crash. We got up and looked outside and the car had knocked down a front yard fence and row of rose bushes in our next door neighbor's yard. Another neighbor that lives on Whitney followed the car, but couldn't catch the guy. He said it was a white male, about 200 lbs. and around 30 years old as far as he could tell. The neighbor said the driver was in a dark blue Chevy compact with a Paul Blanco ad where the license place should have been. We called it into the CHP, but they did not investigate until today when our neighbor made a report. The driver didn't appear to know our neighborhood because he pulled into Canna Court, probably thinking he could leave the neighborhood that way.
My neighbor's catalytic converter was stolen today June 8, 2011 at 4:45 a.m. His truck was parked in his driveway on the 2100 block of Maryal Drive. The truck alarm awoke us and 2 guys were seen getting into a silver car and driving off.
Update on the Wee Haul incident
From a member of the Carmichael watchgroup:
I just called Greg, the owner of Wee Haul and he told me what happened. He was doing some foreclosure work and he has a set of master keys to vacant houses. He was given the wrong address and told the neighbor what had happened. Also, he spoke to Better Business Bureau and let them know also.
From Brenda: A suggestion for my neighbors...
Years ago, a Highway Patrolman spoke to our work group and he recommended that we NOT keep our car registration and even Insurance paperwork in our vehicle. Nothing with our home address on it. He said carry it on your person. He stated that if yu are at work, shopping or whatever and your car is broken-in-to the thief has your home address and knows you are NOT at home.
Since then, I carry a copy in my wallet/purse of the necessary paperwork. I never leave it in my car.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Please let your families and neighbors know of the potential danger. If you see a person doing this, protect the children first, and get a plate number and make a report if you have the opportunity.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Attached is a picture of the truck.
Two men got out: one was a white man, yellow/white hair, approximately 60 years old wearing glasses, jeans, and a green t-shirt. The other was a hispanic man in his thirties with dark skin, wearing a dark long-sleeved shirt and jeans.
The older white male went to the front door and attempted to open it (he did not knock or ring the bell). He appeared to put a key in the lock. A relative of the homeowner was in the house and called out "who is this?" The man was clearly surprised and said something about the address and hastily headed to the truck.
A neighbor who had been suspicious upon seeing the truck back into the driveway came over to investigate and confronted the older, white man who said, "tell the lady I'm sorry I tried to open her door." They then took off, heading south on Eastern past Whitney.
While it is possible that this was an honest mistake, there are two burning questions:
1. If they had really just gone to the wrong address, why didn't he just say he was there to do a job?
2. If they had misread the address, why did they leave the area completely when confronted?
3. In what instance would a hauling company open a front door without knocking?
I looked up Wee Haul and found them listed through several different services. Their address is listed as 5008 El Camino Ave, # 1, Carmichael, CA. I drove by 5008 El Camino and it's a Stop N Shop store on the south side of El Camino near Walnut. #1 appears be the building behind Stop N Shop, which looked like a house. I even looked at the Google satellite image for that address and there is a brown pickup with wood bed sides parked behind the Stop N Shop (link to satellite image)
The BBB has the contact person for Wee Haul listed as Mr. Gregg Sparkman (Owner).
Friday, May 27, 2011
This incident happened today (Friday) at 9am not far from Arden Park, sending it out to the group so we can keep an eye out.
This morning on Eastern Avenue in Carmichael, a brown pickup with the name of a hauling company on the side backed into the driveway of a home. Two men got out and attempted to enter the house (they did not knock or ring the bell first). A family member of the homeowner was in the house at the time and called out "who's there?" and the two men ran back to the truck and took off.
The Sheriff's Department was called and is investigating.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
DPM has been broken into several times over the past two weeks. On the weekend of 4/1 a white truck (same description below) was seen casing the neighborhood prior to the school’s silent alarm being set off. We have had over $10K worth of technology stolen (5 imacs, 8 flip cameras, and 2 projectors). The computers were bolted to a workstation and had a bicycle cable attaching all of the computers. There is some speculation that students attending El Camino may have been involved.
Last weekend, 4/8, an annex window was broken at 7:20 AM which allowed the suspect entrance into the main office. DPM was an open campus on the weekend which meant the alarm was disabled from 6 am-6 pm. The suspect an African American male of small build, roamed the main office and hallway for almost 3 hours (until 10:00 am). We are extremely fortunate that no community members, faculty members and/or students encountered the subject. He returned Sunday, 4/10, at 11:15 PM. Responding officers/K9 unit missed apprehending the suspect by minutes. As a result, DPM is now a closed campus on the weekend. (THOSE THAT LIVE AROUND DPM, AND THOSE THAT WALK THEIR DOGS, PLEASE NOTE THIS. Mr BOB, who drives a short bed dodge pick-up, may be at the school on weekends, to allow faculty/maintenance, access to the school, any other activity noticed within the school buildings, call 911.) Security footage has been given to the detective investigating the burglary. It was disturbing to watch as many community members were walking their dogs around campus and the front of school while the suspect was in the main office and hallway.
Thank you so much for your continued support.
Shana & The DPM Faculty
The below link is with regard to an arrest at DPM on 04/19.
On or about 04/17, an attempted vehicle “window smash” occurred in the 3800 block of Duran Circle. The window was laminated, so did not shatter. The apparent tool used was a spring loaded center punch.
On Saturday evening (04/23), a white male with short sandy brown hair, red flannel shirt, black “skinny jeans," was soliciting the sales of magazines on the 2800 block of Avalon. When asked who it was for, the individual refused to say and started taunting the residents. When the residents started to exit the house, the individual, warned them, "It wouldn’t be a good idea," as he exited the area.
If you have someone soliciting “anything” door to door, request an ID to be shown through the peephole or security door. Do not open your door to anyone you don't know. If they cannot provide ID, advise them that you are going to call the sheriff.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
At least four people and three vehicles were involved. A midnight blue Chrysler 300 with no front plate with two people initially scoped out the house. The person scoping out the area was wearing dark pants and a light colored shirt. A few minutes later, a white Nissan pickup and a dark minivan arrived. The Chrysler kept moving around the area and did not stop at the house during the burglary. The pickup and van pulled into the driveway of the victim's house.
Entry was gained by kicking in the front door. The Chrysler came from westbound Ione Street (twice) and the other two vehicles came from northbound Eastern Avenue.
Anyone with information about this crime should contact the Sheriff's Department regarding report #11-76882.
The below photographs are large. Click for the full version (this will access the Photobucket account where they are stored).
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Pawn shops keep a record of every item sold to them. If you had items stolen in the last six months, I encourage you to check to see if your stuff was sold to this business. If so, please report this to the Sheriff's Department.
3409 El Camino Ave
Sacramento, CA 95821
Under California law, all pawn brokers must file reports containing information on daily transactions---whether buying items outright or loaning money and holding property as collateral to a pledger---to the local chief of police or sheriff on the next working day after the items were received. These reports must contain the name and address of the pledger, a copy of information from a valid form of identification. If the identification presented is not currently valid, then it must have been issued within the last five years.
From a second concerned neighbor:
Saturday, April 9, 2011
[Note: If anyone has an idea what sort of issue the residence has been, please comment so we can watch for trouble behavior.]
On March 21 or 22, a catalytic converter was stolen from a Toyota 4 Runner on the 2800 block of Barbarell.
I don't have a date yet, but approximately 2-3 weeks ago a homeowner new to our neighborhood had their residence burglarized. Also, one of their vehicles stolen from their garage. The criminals entered their property from the apartments on Kings Way by hopping the fence. The vehicle was recovered.
One last note: some of you received an email from Chuck about a "weird email." He has received several emails with unusual content from people in his address book who don't normally contact him via e-mail. If you receive an email from someone in your address book which seems like they are trying to sell something, don't open it. Delete it and contact them to see if they actually sent it.