News Releases for 2010

Release NumberTitleRelease Date
20101230-217 Sacramento Police Department Expands Multi-faceted DUI Program
12/30/2010
20101229-216 Natomas Buglars Being Sought
12/29/2010
20101229-215 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification
12/29/2010
20101228-214 Victim Killed By Partner in Crime
12/28/2010
20101228-213 Police Investigate Homicide

UPDATE - See release 20101228-214 for the results of this homicide investigation.

12/28/2010
20101225-212 Police Look For Missing Man

UPDATE - Missing person was located at UCD Hospital and is expected to be okay.

12/25/2010
20101223-211 Help Identify the Sunglass Bank Robber
12/23/2010
20101221-210 Start Smart Driving Course
12/21/2010
20101220-209 Police Investigate Fatal Shooting
12/20/2010
20101217-208 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification

UPDATE - Due to the adverse weather expected for Saturday, the checkpoint has been canceled. Instead, officers will be on patrol looking for impaired drivers.

12/17/2010
20101216-207 Santa's Helpers Will Be Wearing Sac PD Blue
12/16/2010
20101216-206 Robber Caught on Surveillance
12/16/2010
20101214-205 Carjacking At Gunpoint
12/14/2010
20101210-204 Man Approaching Juvenile Girls Arrested
12/10/2010
20101210-203 Target Corporation and Police Team Up to Bring Holiday Cheer
12/10/2010
20101208-202 Police Search for Missing Child

UPDATE - Boy has been located in good condition this morning. He was found by RT Police at a lightrail station near Power Inn Road and Folsom Boulevard.

12/08/2010
20101208-201 Man Convicted of Sexual Assault
12/08/2010
20101208-200 Police Investigate Sexual Assault
12/08/2010
20101208-199 Arrest Made in Downtown Gang Shooting
12/08/2010
20101207-198 Sacramento Police Warns of Internet Scammers
12/07/2010
20101207-197 Copper Theft
12/07/2010
20101205-196 Police Investigate Homicide
12/05/2010
20101125-195 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification
11/25/2010
20101123-194 Police Warn of Sexual Predator
11/23/2010
20101122-193 Police Search For Missing Couple

UPDATE - The license plate number of the vehicle the couple may be traveling in is 814PGZ (Texas Plate). Faaiza Castellanos was located in 2011 unharmed.

11/22/2010
20101116-192 Robber Caught on Surveillance

UPDATE - Subject has been identified as Kenny Ellis 21 years old. Police arrest the suspect Jan 2011 for the robbery.

11/16/2010
20101112-191 Traffic Safety Grant Awarded
11/12/2010
20101112-190 Too Much Turkey Is No Excuse for Not Buckling Up
11/12/2010
20101111-189 2009 Homicide Solved
11/11/2010
20101104-188 Safety Vest Robbers
11/04/2010
20101101-187 Free Document Shred and E-Waste Day
11/01/2010
20101101-186 Man Found Murdered
11/01/2010
20101030-185 Trick Or Treat Safety Tips
10/30/2010
20101029-184 Hoops Classic
10/29/2010
20101028-183 Officer Involved Shooting
10/28/2010
20101027-182 Help Locate a Missing Boy

UPDATE - Missing person was found at a teen center in North Sacramento near Dixieanne. Missing person is in good condition.

10/27/2010
20101026-181 It's The Season of Giving.....Not Taking
10/26/2010
20101026-180 Man Shot In Front of Apartment Complex
10/26/2010
20101025-179 Special Events Highlighting Domestic Violence Awareness Month
10/25/2010
20101017-178 Drive-by Shooting Leaves Four Injured

UPDATE - On 10/19/10, the sixteen year old victim was declared deceased. The shooting is now being investigated as a homicide.

10/17/2010
20101014-177 Sacramento Police Officers to be Awarded with Medal of Valor
10/14/2010
20101007-176 Don't Be a Victim of Vehicle Theft
10/07/2010
20100929-175 Stranger Danger
09/29/2010
20100929-174 Drive-Thru Robber
09/29/2010
20100926-173 Truancy Centers Now Open
09/26/2010
20100924-172 Motorcycle Helmet Robber Being Sought
09/24/2010
20100923-171 Police Ask Public For Help Identifying Thieves
09/23/2010
20100916-170 A Man Dressed As a Woman Robs Local Store
09/16/2010
20100916-169 Fight Leads to Stabbing

UPDATE - The 27-year-old involved in this incident later died from his injuries.

09/16/2010
20100915-168 Police Warn Public of Utility Scam
09/15/2010
20100915-167 Police Ask For Help Identifying a Robber
09/15/2010
20100914-166 Woman Found Murdered In Home
09/14/2010
20100913-165 Homicide Detectives Ask For Public's Help
09/13/2010
20100912-164 Sunday Morning Homicide Being Investigated
09/12/2010
20100910-163 Surveillance Photos Released of Armed Gunmen
09/10/2010
20100909-162 Police Ask Public For Help Identifying a Burglar
09/09/2010
20100909-161 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification
09/09/2010
20100909-160 Help Police Identify Home Invasion Suspect
09/09/2010
20100908-159 Undercover Crosswalk Operation
09/08/2010
20100903-158 Police Look For Father and Children
09/03/2010
20100902-157 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification
09/02/2010
20100902-156 Sacramento Ride Safe
09/02/2010
20100902-155 Traffic Alerts
09/02/2010
20100901-154 The Results Are In
09/01/2010
20100901-153 Deadly Shooting Being Investigated
09/01/2010
20100831-152 Officer Resigns after Criminal Investigation
08/31/2010
20100831-151 Ten Arrested for Involvement in Murder

UPDATE - Two more suspects arrested today bringing the total in custody to 12. The last two suspects were females 15 and 16 year old.

08/31/2010
20100830-150 Burglar Caught on Tape
08/30/2010
20100826-149 Police Search for Missing Person

UPDATE - Police have located the missing person at a Mcdonalds in good condition.

08/26/2010
20100826-148 Sobriety and Drivers Checkpoint Notification
08/26/2010
20100824-147 Sacramento Police Activities League (SAC PAL)
08/24/2010
20100823-146 Arrest Made in Early Morning Homicide
08/23/2010
20100819-145 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification
08/19/2010
20100818-144 National Black Police Association Memorial March
08/18/2010
20100817-143 Police Release Composite Sketch of Assault Suspect
08/17/2010
20100816-142 Revving Up Enforcment on Motorcycle Safety
08/16/2010
20100809-141 Are You Hands Free?
08/09/2010
20100807-140 Apartment Fire Results in Homicide Investigation
08/07/2010
20100805-139 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification
08/05/2010
20100804-138 Wedding Ring Bandits
08/04/2010
20100802-137 Police Looking For Missing Person

UPDATE - Missing Person has been located safe.

08/02/2010
20100730-136 Robber Targets Pharmacy Twice
07/30/2010
20100728-135 National Night Out 2010
07/28/2010
20100727-134 Boater Critically Injured

UPDATE - The victim (51-year-old Kenneth Weatherington) has died from his injuries. Police are urging anyone in the area where the Sacramento and American River converge on Sunday evening into Monday morning (July 18-19) to contact crime alert at (916) 443-HELP.

07/27/2010
20100726-133 DNA Helps Solve a 30-Year-Old Murder Case
07/26/2010
20100725-132 Fatal Traffic Accident
07/25/2010
20100723-131 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification
07/23/2010
20100723-130 Sexual Predator Attacks Woman

UPDATE - Crime Scene Investigators have identified the suspect as 22-year-old Michael Mclaughlin. He has been located and arrested. A current photo of him was sent to media. Detectives are still trying to determine if he is linked to other incidents beyond the July 22nd occurrences.

07/23/2010
20100722-129 Father Arrested In Child's Death
07/22/2010
20100722-128 What's Going On In Your Neighborhood?
07/22/2010
20100721-127 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification
07/21/2010
20100708-126 Local Cigarette Store Suspended by City Officials For Selling Tobacco to Minors
07/08/2010
20100702-125 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification
07/02/2010
20100630-124 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification
06/30/2010
20100626-123 Officer Shoots Armed Suspect
06/26/2010
20100625-122 'Live Beyond Graduation' Campaign - A Huge Success
06/25/2010
20100624-121 Eat Breakfast to Help Children's Program
06/24/2010
20100623-120 Police Need Help To Locate Missing Person

UPDATE - MP has been found. MP was at Sutter Hospital and is in good condition.

06/23/2010
20100620-119 Arrest Made In Bar Fight Murder

UPDATE - Second suspect arrested today for the murder of Ryan Mcphee. Suspect 26-year-old Jonathan Montejano turned himself into police on June 21, 2010 at around 11:15 a.m.and was arrested later for murder. On June 24, 2010, Andre Huerta was cleared of murder charges as Montejano is believed to be the person who stabbed the victim during the altercation.

06/20/2010
20100619-118 Bar Fight Turns Deadly
06/19/2010
20100618-117 Police Seek Missing Child

UPDATE - The father turned in the child at police headquarters on 7/6/10 and is in good condition. Father will be arrested on a warrant for custodial interference.

06/18/2010
20100618-116 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification
06/18/2010
20100618-115 Police Investigate Deadly Shooting
06/18/2010
20100617-114 Police Arrest Two Suspects For Real Estate Fraud
06/17/2010
20100616-113 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification
06/16/2010
20100616-112 Man Wanted For Two Bank Robberies

UPDATE - The suspect has been identified as Dewitt Turrentine, 37. He is wanted for the June 11, 2010 robbery but believed to be responsible for a total of 8 robberies. Turrentine has been arrested.

06/16/2010
20100611-111 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification
06/11/2010
20100609-110 Chief Rick Braziel Will Stay in Sacramento
06/09/2010
20100609-109 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification
06/09/2010
20100608-108 Arrest Made in Weekend Murder
06/08/2010
20100606-107 Firing Range Complex- Grand Opening
06/06/2010
20100605-106 Man Dies After Early Morning Shooting
06/05/2010
20100604-105 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint
06/04/2010
20100602-104 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification
06/02/2010
20100601-103 Arrest Made After Fatal Stabbing
06/01/2010
20100531-102 Man Dies Eight Days After Being Shot
05/31/2010
20100528-101 Robber Caught on Camera

UPDATE - This suspect has been identified as Steven Keene, 47. He is believed to be a parolee-at-large and is still outstanding. **** On June 11, 2010, this suspect was taken into custody.***

05/28/2010
20100527-100 Thief Cons Mentally Disabled Victim
05/27/2010
20100526-099 Magnet Academy Student Takes Top Honors
05/26/2010
20100521-098 Help Catch a Robber
05/21/2010
20100520-097 Additional Arrests Made in Home Invasion Murder
05/20/2010
20100520-096 "Walk" With Sac PD For Charity
05/20/2010
20100520-095 Seat Belt Enforcement Crackdown Planned in Sacramento
05/20/2010
20100520-094 2010 Commendation Awards Dinner and Ceremony
05/20/2010
20100519-093 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification
05/19/2010
20100518-092 Golden Guardian 2010
05/18/2010
20100518-091 Police Release Photo of Bank Robber
05/18/2010
20100518-090 2006 Homicide Solved
05/18/2010
20100517-089 Officer Involved Shooting
05/17/2010
20100514-088 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification
05/14/2010
20100514-087 North Area Homicide Solved
05/14/2010
20100514-086 Help Identify Robbery and Felony Assault Suspect
05/14/2010
20100513-085 Mother Abducts Child

UPDATE - Mother and child were located today, May 22, 2010, in Placer County.

05/13/2010
20100513-084 Sacramento Police Activities League - Grand Opening Celebration
05/13/2010
20100512-083 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification
05/12/2010
20100509-082 At-Risk Missing Person

UPDATE - This person has been located.

05/09/2010
20100508-081 Shooting Ends with One Person Dead
05/08/2010
20100508-080 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification
05/08/2010
20100507-079 Arrest in 2009 South Area Murder
05/07/2010
20100507-078 "I Drive Safe," Do You?

UPDATE - Name of program has been changed to Drive Safe Sacramento. Learn more about the program at www.drivesafesacramento.com

05/07/2010
20100506-077 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification
05/06/2010
20100503-076 Three Teens Charged with Murder
05/03/2010
20100503-075 Police Looking for Missing Elderly Woman

UPDATE - Connie Howell was located late this afternoon.

05/03/2010
20100503-074 Law Enforcement Memorial Week
05/03/2010
20100423-073 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification
04/23/2010
20100422-072 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification
04/22/2010
20100422-071 Suspects Caught in Home Invasion Murder
04/22/2010
20100420-070 Help Needed to Find Missing Man

UPDATE - On April 27, 2010, the missing person was found near 38th St/ J St and was in good condition.

04/20/2010
20100419-069 Police Need Your Help
04/19/2010
20100416-068 Cold Case Murder Solved
04/16/2010
20100414-067 Police Officer Stabbed During Traffic Stop
04/14/2010
20100412-066 Surveillance Cameras Help to Catch Murder Suspect
04/12/2010
20100410-065 Female Killed in Early Morning Stabbing

UPDATE - See Press Release 20100412-066 for the arrest of a suspect in this homicide.

04/10/2010
20100410-064 Police Looking for Missing Man

UPDATE - Sheriff's Deputies have located the missing person. MP was okay and found in the Sloughhouse area.

04/10/2010
20100409-063 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification
04/09/2010
20100407-062 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification
04/07/2010
20100406-061 Got Confidential Documents?
04/06/2010
20100406-060 Is It Really the Police Pulling Me Over?
04/06/2010
20100405-059 Seat Belt Enforcement Crackdown Planned in Sacramento
04/05/2010
20100329-058 Police Looking for Prolific Bank Robber
03/29/2010
20100327-057 Home Invasion Turns Deadly
03/27/2010
20100326-056 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification
03/26/2010
20100326-055 Child Predators Jailed
03/26/2010
20100326-054 Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect Any More Money
03/26/2010
20100325-053 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification
03/25/2010
20100324-052 Police Looking for Sexual Assault Suspects
03/24/2010
20100324-051 Police Investigate Injuries to Child

UPDATE - The father and step-mother have been arrested for endangering the the life of a child and inflicting corporal injury to a child. They are identified as 19-year-old Adrain McRath and 22-year-old Dayshawna Lawrence. On Thursday, March 25, it was reported that the 3-yr-old child had died at the hospital. On 3-26-10, murder charge was added to both subject.

03/24/2010
20100323-050 There is No Such Thing as Easy Money
03/23/2010
20100321-049 Fatal Collision Being Investigated
03/21/2010
20100321-048 Police Investigate Homicide
03/21/2010
20100319-047 Do Your Part to Prevent Bike Thefts

UPDATE - Approx. 50 bikes were engraved. Great response by the community to play a part in stopping bicycle theft. Officers stayed an additional hour due to the overwelming community participation.

03/19/2010
20100318-046 Motorcycle Gang Targeted in Sweep
03/18/2010
20100317-045 Caffeine Wasn't What This Guy Wanted
03/17/2010
20100317-044 Teenager Killed in Early Morning Shooting
03/17/2010
20100316-043 Home Invasion Suspect Killed

UPDATE - The suspect that died is id as 32-year-old Meng Xiong. His brother, 23-year-old, Zang Xiong was was arrested on Tues. K9 Bandit had surgery on tuesday and is in stable condition. The investigation is ongoing as to why the suspects committed the crime. *3-18-10 Bandit was released from the hospital. Thanks to the community for all their support and concern for Bandit.

03/16/2010
20100311-042 Where's That Donation Really Going?
03/11/2010
20100310-041 St. Patrick's Day Special DUI Enforcement
03/10/2010
20100310-040 Police Honor Two Sacramento Residents
03/10/2010
20100308-039 Police Investigate Fatal Collision

UPDATE - The driver of the Lincoln has been located and is currently being charged with felony hit and run. The driver is identified as 25-year-old Omar Carrasco. The collision investigation is ongoing

03/08/2010
20100305-038 Off-Duty Officer Arrested For Brandishing
03/05/2010
20100227-037 Police Investigate Man's Death

UPDATE - A subsequent investigation revealed that this victim may have fallen and died as a result of the head injuries he received.

02/27/2010
20100226-036 Police Trying to Locate a Missing Woman

UPDATE - Family friends located the missing woman in the downtown area Friday night alittle after 8 p.m. The missing woman was okay.

02/26/2010
20100224-035 Suspects Being Sought in Sexual Assault
02/24/2010
20100223-034 Help Identify Sexual Battery Suspect
02/23/2010
20100221-033 At-Risk Missing Person

UPDATE - The missing person was located Monday night in Rancho Cordova. He was located unharmed.

02/21/2010
20100219-032 Battle of the Shields
02/19/2010
20100218-031 Burglars at Check Stand Four
02/18/2010
20100216-030 Arrest Made in Valentine's Day Homicide
02/16/2010
20100214-029 Stabbing Results in Murder
02/14/2010
20100212-028 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification
02/12/2010
20100212-027 Criminal Cashes in with Charitable Contribution

UPDATE - Police have identified a second victim of this scam which occurred on Feb 10. This scam normally targets the elderly so the Police are urging individuals to discuss this type of scam so this doesn't happen to someone you know.

02/12/2010
20100212-026 This Wasn't a Scheduled Office Visit

UPDATE - This subject was identified by the California State University-Sacramento Police when they stopped a subject with stolen property. The subject matched the surveillance photo that was released. Subject was booked for burglary and ongoing investigation is underway to see if he is connected to other burglaries. Suspect is 29-year-old Gary Moreno.

02/12/2010
20100210-025 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification
02/10/2010
20100206-024 Second Roommate Involved in Murder
02/06/2010
20100205-023 Armed Robber Hides in Business

UPDATE - Sacramento Police detectives have identified a subject responsible for the robbery. The male was identified based on a tip we received and was found to be in custody for unrelated charges in El Dorado County. The suspect is identified as 44-year-old Tony Low A warrant has been obtained for Low's arrest. Det will work with El Dorado Co to formally serve the warrant on Low.

02/05/2010
20100204-022 Second Suspect Arrested in Center Court Murder
02/04/2010
20100204-021 Man Dies a Week After Being Assaulted
02/04/2010
20100204-020 Roommate Dispute Turns Deadly
02/04/2010
20100131-019 Police Make Arrest in Recent Homicide
01/31/2010
20100128-018 Domestic Violence Victim Dies From Injuries
01/28/2010
20100128-017 Hey Look, It's a Surveillance Camera, I'm Going to be on TV

UPDATE - Detectives received a Crime Alert tip on the suspect wearing the dark jacket. Further follow up evidence connected the subject to the crime. Suspect arrested was male 15 years old. Second suspect was also identified as a male 29 years old who lives in Fairfield. He was already in custody in Reno, NV on unrelated charges.

01/28/2010
20100126-016 Murder Suspect Caught After 18 Years On the Run
01/26/2010
20100125-015 Police Release Composite Sketch of Sexual Assault Suspect
01/25/2010
20100123-014 Police Investigate Overnight Homicide

UPDATE - See press release number 20100131-019, dated January 31, 2010 for arrest information on this case.

01/23/2010
20100122-013 Armed Bank Robbery Caught On Camera
01/22/2010
20100121-012 Jewelry Department Gets Hammered
01/21/2010
20100120-011 Robbery Surveillance Video Released
01/20/2010
20100119-010 Who Was That Masked Man, or Was it a Woman?
01/19/2010
20100115-009 Martin Luther King Jr. Community March Traffic Alert
01/15/2010
20100108-008 Police Release Composite of Cat Burglar
01/08/2010
20100108-007 Three Arrested For December Homicide
01/08/2010
20100106-006 Police Promotional Ceremony
01/06/2010
20100104-005 Sacramento Police Holiday DUI Results
01/04/2010
20100103-004 Police Investigate Homicide
01/03/2010
20100103-003 Police Investigate Murder of a Teenager
01/03/2010
20100101-002 Sobriety and Drivers License Checkpoint Notification
01/01/2010
20100101-001 Police Investigate New Year's Eve Homicide
01/01/2010

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