Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fatal Shooting in our Neighborhood

As reported by the Sacramento Bee:

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.

Vandalism, Solicitators, Paintball shooter


2500 block of Catalina- The back window to a Tahoe was smashed out on Halloween night. It happened about 11:40 P.M. A silver Toyota with a dark stripe pulled up across the street from the house with the headlights turned off and a young man got out, walked to the rear of the truck and threw a sparkplug, smashing the window. He then sped South on Catalina, across El Camino without stopping or turning on his headlights
Neighborhood wide, if you had posted to your door, a sticker saying "energy infraction," this is a contractor soliciting business. the same thing happened roughly a year ago. They look at your house and if you have old windows WW3601 is entered in the lower left. If you have newer windows KB3601 is entered, meaning kitchen/bath remodel. The person is not an energy expert, just someone trying to get business for Landino Enterprises, (Weather Rite).
state contractor license board info:

Person shooting paint balls at passing vehicles

This happened on Wednesday the 2nd of November around 6 pm.

The shooter was a dark haired, stocky male with a dark complexion. He was estimated to be in his mid 20's to early 30's.

He was in a dark, black or maybe navy, F150 Ford pickup, CA license 7V65008 with a black rack on the back. It has a sticker in the back window that says "Bad Religion." The pickup has a Raiders frame around the license plate.

[Editor's note: I'm really working hard to not make Raiders jokes here.]

He was parked behind the old Gottchalks store.

911 was called, and information was given to the dispatcher.

[Note: Checking the penal code I found that a paint ball gun is not considered a firearm despite firing a projectile of more than 6mm in diameter. It's considered a paint marking gun. However, the effect on motorists may well cause a responding officer to consider it a dangerous weapon.]