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Robbery Suspects Sought

Posted: 9/4/2015

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - Sacramento County Sheriff Robbery Detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying the male suspects in an armed robbery at a food and gas market on the 4600 block of El Camino Avenue on the evening of August 22nd, 2015.

Shortly after 9:30 p.m., two males robbed the store employee at gunpoint, for an undisclosed amount of money. The suspects are described as black males, 20-30 years of age, approximately 5 feet 9 inches to six feet tall, with medium builds. At the time of the robbery, both were wearing black zip-up hoodies, with black baseball caps underneath, and dark pants.

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New Study Shows Rising Use of Cell Phones While Driving

Posted: 8/21/2015

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SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - The Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) have released a new study showing a 39% increase in the percentage of California drivers seen using a cell phone while driving.

“It’s shocking that nearly 10% of motorists were observed using their cell phones while driving a motor vehicle, a potentially lethal combination,” said OTS Director Ronda Craft. “We will continue our aggressive public outreach campaign and our partnership with law enforcement to educate the public about the dangers of those who drive distracted and put the lives of others at risk.”

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Home Invasions by Armed Intruders Attempted in Carmichael

Posted: 8/21/2015

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CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - The following reports are all from homeowners in Carmichael. If you see anything suspicious, please call 911.

Attempt #4
Due to my insomnia I was up and toward the front part of our house early this morning (8/16). I heard a car door and muffled talking directly in front of our house. I looked out the window and could see someone standing on our porch. When I opened the blinds so I could get a better look I saw a young, white male holding a 4’ long, bulky piece of wood or metal. He was holding it with both hands and had it over his head, he was literally getting ready to slam it into our front door. I yelled out to him, he stopped mid-swing, kind of laughed and ran toward the street. Then I saw a light color, probably silver hatch-back car in the middle of the street. Engine on, driver in car and at least one person, probably a white male, with his legs dangling out of the back of the car. They turned left from Lisa Marie onto Stollwood. I called 911 and got my husband up. We were standing in the backyard waiting for the Sheriff when we both heard footsteps and voices coming from our neighbor’s front walk. (We live on a corner so our backyard is close to our neighbor’s front yard.) We both yelled out over our small back yard and immediately heard what appeared to be more than one person running away from our neighbor’s house. Two Sheriff’s cars showed up; we called our neighbors to let them know what happened. No one was hurt, but their contempt by laughing while running away from our house and then, apparently, going to our next door neighbor to wreak havoc is very disturbing.

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CHP Offers Free “Start Smart” Class

Posted: 8/14/2015

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SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - The leading cause of death for Americans 15-20 years old is motor vehicle collisions. In an effort inform and to reduce motor vehicle collisions in California, California Highway Patrol (CHP) North Sacramento will offer a free Start Smart class. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), mile for mile, teenagers are involved in three times as many fatal crashes as all other drivers.

Recent collisions involving teenagers in our area demonstrate the importance of these types of classes. The classes are used to promote traffic safety to both parents and teens. Both parents/caregivers and teens are encouraged to attend the class

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Bank Robbery Suspect on Camera
Detectives would like to thank the public for their assistance in helping identify Dominique Marie Polani as the robbery suspect and for spreading the word on social media.
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Bank Robbery Series in Carmichael

Posted: 7/24/2015

CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - Sacramento Sheriff Robbery Detectives have made an arrest in the bank robbery series that began on July 1st, 2015.

Detectives reached out to the public to request their assistance in identifying the female suspect connected to five recent bank robberies that occurred within various financial institutions on Manzanita Avenue, El Camino Avenue, Fair Oaks Boulevard, and Kiefer Boulevard in Sacramento. Detectives immediately received tips from the public directing them to several individuals; however, detectives were able to identify and confirm Sacramento resident Dominique Marie Polani, 22, as the bank robber. A warrant for her arrest was obtained and she was captured outside of the Northern California area on July 17th. Polani was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail on robbery charges, where she is currently being held on $500,000 bail.

Sheriff Robbery Detectives would like to thank the public for their assistance in helping identify this robbery suspect and spreading the word on social media. They realize the important role the public can hold in providing information leading to the identification or arrest of individuals who criminally affect our communities.

Source: Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department


Federal Bureau of Investigation Seal

Man Charged with Kidnapping May Have Committed Other Similar Offenses

Posted: 7/17/2015

ORANGEVALE, CA (MPG) - On June 29th, the FBI obtained a warrant for the arrest of Matthew Muller, 38, of Orangevale for the alleged kidnapping of an adult female victim from a residence in Vallejo. The case remains an active, ongoing investigation by the FBI, the Vallejo Police Department, and Alameda County Sheriff’s Department. A sworn affidavit containing allegations against Muller was unsealed earlier today.

Information obtained during the course of the ongoing investigation indicates Muller may have committed similar crimes elsewhere. The FBI is issuing this release containing information from the affidavit concerning acts allegedly committed by Muller so that members of the public who are aware of similar crimes may bring such information to attention of law enforcement.

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Operation Brokenheart II Leads to Arrests of Child Predators

Posted: 7/3/2015

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SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA (MPG) - The Sacramento Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force along with ICAC task forces around the country took part in “Operation Brokenheart II;” a nationwide effort to identify and arrest as many child predators as possible along with providing outreach and internet safety education. This effort took place during the months of April and May of 2015 and was a coordinated effort by law enforcement representing more than 3,000 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies nationally.

The Sacramento ICAC task force, which is part of the Sacramento Valley Hi-Tech Crimes task force, arrested four people for child pornography during the two-month-long national operation. They also served 17 search warrants and presented internet safety education to over 250 adults and children.

The operation concentrated on offenders who possess, manufacture, and distribute child pornography as well as those engaging in online enticement of children for sexual purposes.

All participating task forces targeting internet crime compiled arrest statistics from the two-month-long operation and shared them with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in Washington, D.C.

To report internet crimes against children, contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at www.missingkids.com/cybertipline or call the cyber tip line directly at (800) 843-5678.

Source: Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department


Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Bicyclist in Rio Linda

Posted: 7/3/2015

Suspected Hit and Run Vehicle Caught on Camera
CHP Investigators are asking for the public’s help in locating the driver involved in this collision. If you recognize the car pictured here, please contact the Special Investigations Unit at the North Sacramento Area CHP office.
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SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - On June 21st at 7:40 p.m., an unknown silver or gray vehicle (possibly a Volkswagen) was traveling southbound on Dry Creek Road south of G Street at an unknown speed. A 67-year-old female bicyclist was legally riding her bicycle in the bike lane southbound on Dry Creek Road south of G Street. The driver of the gray vehicle struck the bicyclist from behind, causing her to be thrown from her bicycle. The driver of the gray vehicle fled the scene southbound on Dry Creek Road. The bicyclist sustained major injuries and was transported to Mercy San Juan Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

CHP Investigators are asking for the public’s help in locating the driver involved in this collision. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Special Investigations Unit at the North Sacramento Area CHP office at (916) 348-2300, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or contact CRIME ALERT at (916) 443-HELP, (800)-AA-CRIME, or send a text message tip to 274637 (Crimes) then enter “SACTIP” followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Source: California Highway Patrol


Arson at the Local Fruit Stand

Donations Are Encouraged to Assist in Rebuilding

Posted: 6/26/2015


Pedestrian Struck on Carmichael Roadway Later Dies from Injuries

Posted: 6/5/2015


FBI Seeks Armed and Dangerous Bank Robbery Suspect

Posted: 5/29/2015


Shooting and Standoff on Madison Avenue

Posted: 5/1/2015


Father Detained on Attempted Homicide of Children

Posted: 4/10/2015


FBI Arrests Ten, Thousands of Counterfeit and Pirated Disks Seized

Posted: 3/27/2015


Suspect Arrested for Child Annoyance/Sexual Battery in Carmichael

Posted: 3/27/2015


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