News Releases for 2017

Release NumberTitleRelease Date
20171229-167 Sacramento Police Department Officers Are Out in Force this News Years Weekend for DUI Saturation Patrols and a DUI Checkpoint
12/29/2017
20171226-166 Homicide Investigation - Academy Way
12/26/2017
20171222-165 Homicide Investigation-Broadway / Santa Cruz Way
12/22/2017
20171221-164 Sobriety and Driver License Checkpoint Notification
12/21/2017
20171221-163 North Avenue Shooting Victim Dies from Injuries

UPDATE - On January 2, 2018, 28-year-old David Eggman was arrested in Sacramento County for Homicide and attempted homicide related to this case.

12/21/2017
20171220-162 Region-Wide, Joint Operation Targets Gang Violence
12/20/2017
20171215-161 The Sacramento Police Department Is Arresting Drunk Drivers This Holiday Season
12/15/2017
20171214-160 Pharmacy Robbery Trend – Seeking the Community’s Help
12/14/2017
20171212-159 Homicide Update-Riza Avenue
12/12/2017
20171209-158 Police Seek Information to 48th Avenue Homicide
12/09/2017
20171203-157 Homicide Investigation - Norwood Ave / Fairbanks Ave

UPDATE - On January 9, 2018, the Sacramento Police Department arrested a 17-year-old juvenile in Sacramento County for homicide charges related to this investigation.

12/03/2017
20171202-156 Police Seek Public’s Help in Violent Attack
12/02/2017
20171122-155 Department Approaches Completion of Crisis Intervention Training
11/22/2017
20171121-154 Homicide Investigation - 8th Avenue / San Carlos Way
11/21/2017
20171120-153 Sacramento Police Conclude Investigation into Use of Force
11/20/2017
20171119-152 Homicide Investigation - Riza Avenue
11/19/2017
20171101-151 Police Seek Help in Theft Investigation
11/01/2017
20171101-150 Sacramento Police Department Receives Grant for Special Traffic Enforcement and Collision Prevention
11/01/2017
20171030-149 Prevention Tips for Recent Robbery Trend
10/30/2017
20171030-148 Sacramento Police Department Receives Grant for Special School Traffic Safety, Education and Enforcement Officer
10/30/2017
20171026-147 Sacramento Police Department Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs
10/26/2017
20171026-146 Halloween Safety Checklist
10/26/2017
20171025-145 Administrative Investigation Complete – Officer Involved Shooting
10/25/2017
20171023-144 #SacPDStrong Bootcamp Wednesdays
10/23/2017
20171023-143 Homicide Investigation - Dixieanne Avenue / Empress Street
10/23/2017
20171023-142 Six Officers Recognized for their Heroic Actions
10/23/2017
20171017-141 Department Releases Video of Officer Involved Shooting – Bellini Way
10/17/2017
20171016-140 What Your Teen Driver Needs to Know to Survive
10/16/2017
20171009-139 Department Releases Video of Officer Involved Shooting – Kinney Police Facility
10/09/2017
20171006-138 Homicide Investigation – 39th Avenue
10/06/2017
20171003-137 Department Releases Video of Significant Neighborhood Event – Great Falls Way
10/03/2017
20171002-136 Department Releases Remainder of Officer Involved Shooting Videos – 27th Avenue
10/02/2017
20170930-135 Police Seek Community’s Help in North 14th Street Hit and Run
09/30/2017
20170929-134 Sacramento Police Department Brings Awareness to Breast Cancer by Taking Part in the Pink Patch Project
09/29/2017
20170928-133 Sobriety and Driver License Checkpoint Notification
09/28/2017
20170928-132 Homicide Investigation - 5100 block of Ehrhardt Avenue
09/28/2017
20170927-131 Homicide Investigation – 64th Street
09/27/2017
20170927-130 Department Releases Video of Officer Involved Shooting – 27th Avenue
09/27/2017
20170924-129 Homicide Investigation - Wardell Way
09/24/2017
20170921-128 Sobriety and Driver License Checkpoint Notification
09/21/2017
20170919-127 Police Seek Help in Locating Shooting Suspect
09/19/2017
20170918-126 Officer Involved Shooting Investigation – Bellini Way
09/18/2017
20170916-125 Fourth Annual National Forensic Science Week 2017
09/16/2017
20170915-124 Officer Involved Shooting - Kinney Police Facility

UPDATE - **UPDATE**On September 15, 2017, 42-year-old, Fernando Sanchez was released from the hospital after receiving treatment. He was booked at the Sacramento County Main Jail for the charges of; Robbery, Attempted Carjacking, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Evading, Felony Vandalism and Malicious Mischief.

09/15/2017
20170914-123 Sacramento Police Department SWAT Team takes First Place in International Competition
09/14/2017
20170913-122 Death Investigation - Great Falls Way
09/13/2017
20170913-121 Sacramento Police Make Arrest in Shooting at Downtown Club
09/13/2017
20170913-120 Wait for the Walk – Sacramento Police Aim to Educate Pedestrians
09/13/2017
20170911-118 Death Investigation - Albion Way
09/11/2017
20170908-117 Suspect Identified in Officer Involved Shooting
09/08/2017
20170907-116 Officer Involved Shooting of Double Homicide Suspect

UPDATE - The involved shooting officers have been identified as 14-year veteran Robert Williams, 26-year veteran Richard Hitchcock, 27-year veteran Tim Martin, 12-year veteran Victor Wolfe and 19-year veteran Joshua Dobson.

09/07/2017
20170902-115 Death Investigation – Janrick Avenue

UPDATE - These two deaths have been ruled homicides. by the Sac. Co. Coroner. Homicide Detectives are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident.

09/02/2017
20170901-114 Sobriety and Driver License Checkpoint Notification
09/01/2017
20170901-113 Suspect Sought in Violent Attack

UPDATE - On September 2, 2017, 23-year-old Deandre Chaney was arrested in Winnemucca, NV on an outstanding warrant for attempted homicide related to this case.

09/01/2017
20170901-112 Back to School Safety
09/01/2017
20170831-111 Police Request Community’s Help in Downtown Assault
08/31/2017
20170828-110 Police Seek Help in Assault Investigation
08/28/2017
20170827-109 Meadowview Park Homicide Investigation

UPDATE - On February 22, 2018, the Sacramento Police Department arrested three suspects related to this homicide: 1. 27-year-old Antwan Lands, 2. 20-year-old Amontie Woltham and 3. 19-year-old Quieson Murphy.

08/27/2017
20170825-108 Sharing the Roadways Safely – Sacramento Police Working to Keep Motorcycle Riders Safe
08/25/2017
20170824-107 Sobriety and Driver License Checkpoint Notification
08/24/2017
20170823-106 Department Releases Remainder of Officer Involved Shooting Video
08/23/2017
20170818-105 Sacramento Police Reminds Citizens to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
08/18/2017
20170818-104 Sacramento Police Release Videos in 20th Avenue Officer Involved Shooting
08/18/2017
20170817-103 Police Seek Help in Identifying Home Invasion Suspects
08/17/2017
20170817-102 Public Interest Video Release
08/17/2017
20170815-101 Suspicious Death Determined to be a Homicide
08/15/2017
20170812-100 Police Seek Information on Norwood Avenue Fatal Hit and Run
08/12/2017
20170810-099 Sobriety and Driver License Checkpoint Notification
08/10/2017
20170810-098 Sacramento Police Need Public’s Help in Identifying Witnesses
08/10/2017
20170809-097 Death Investigation – Bonnie Mae Way
08/09/2017
20170806-096 Double Fatal Motorcycle Collision
08/06/2017
20170804-095 Sacramento Police Department Receives Grant to Fight Alcohol-related Crime
08/04/2017
20170803-094 Sobriety and Driver License Checkpoint Notification
08/03/2017
20170731-093 Homicide Investigation – Vallecitos Way
07/31/2017
20170731-092 34th Annual National Night Out
07/31/2017
20170729-091 Swearing-In Ceremony of Sacramento’s 45th Chief of Police
07/29/2017
20170727-090 Officer Involved Shooting – 20th Avenue
07/27/2017
20170727-089 The Sacramento Police Department Celebrates its 200th Run with a Recruiter
07/27/2017
20170720-088 Sobriety and Driver License Checkpoint Notification
07/20/2017
20170715-087 Police Seek Community’s Help in Calvados Avenue Fatal Hit and Run
07/15/2017
20170714-086 Gang Enforcement Team Seizes Illegal Assault Weapons
07/14/2017
20170710-085 Sacramento Police Department SRO Unit Formally Recognized by State Assembly
07/10/2017
20170702-084 Sacramento Police Enforce Celebratory Gunfire by Using ShotSpotter
07/02/2017
20170630-083 Sacramento Police Work with Community to Stem Recent Violence
06/30/2017
20170630-082 Sobriety and Driver License Checkpoint Notification
06/30/2017
20170629-081 Police Seek Help in Oak Park Shooting Investigation
06/29/2017
20170629-080 4th of July Reminder: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
06/29/2017
20170629-079 Homicide Investigation – 12th Avenue and 40th Street
06/29/2017
20170628-078 Fireworks this 4th of July
06/28/2017
20170624-077 Homicide Investigation – 13th & S Street

UPDATE - On June 27, 2017, 56-year-old Michael Langley was arrested on homicide charges related to this case.

06/24/2017
20170624-076 J Street Shooting Investigation
06/24/2017
20170623-075 Sacramento Police Make Arrest in Downtown Vandalism
06/23/2017
20170623-074 31st Annual Kops-n-Kids Camp Event
06/23/2017
20170622-073 Sobriety and Driver License Checkpoint Notification
06/22/2017
20170616-072 SPD Detectives Arrest Four Suspects in 24th Street Homicide
06/16/2017
20170615-071 Sacramento Police Academy Graduation: 17-BR1
06/15/2017
20170612-070 Homicide Investigation – 3400 block of 33rd Street
06/12/2017
20170604-069 Officers Investigate 24th Street Shooting

UPDATE - This case has been reclassified as a homicide as the victim succumbed to his injuries on June 5th, 2017.

06/04/2017
20170603-068 Sacramento Police Arrest Suspect for Deliberately Hitting Vehicles
06/03/2017
20170526-067 Homicide Investigation – Mack Road
05/26/2017
20170526-066 Police Seek Information in Fatal Hit and Run Accident
05/26/2017
20170524-065 Stay Safe this Memorial Day Weekend!
05/24/2017
20170523-064 Homicide Investigation – Lily Street
05/23/2017
20170522-063 Sacramento Police Department Begins Rollout of Body Worn Cameras
05/22/2017
20170519-062 Click it or Ticket Campaign Starts May 22 - Law Enforcement Will Show Zero Tolerance
05/19/2017
20170516-061 Sac PAL Girls Rugby Travels to Indiana to Defend their National Title
05/16/2017
20170515-060 Attempt to Identify – Carjacking Suspect
05/15/2017
20170513-059 Homicide Investigation – Silver Eagle Road
05/13/2017
20170509-058 Homicide Investigation – 6th Avenue
05/09/2017
20170509-057 Ribbon Cutting on “Cool” Improvements to Regional K9 Training Facility
05/09/2017
20170504-056 Sacramento Police Officer Posthumously Recognized at Police Memorial
05/04/2017
20170504-055 Sobriety and Driver License Checkpoint Notification
05/04/2017
20170503-054 Update to Hit and Run Investigation: 7200 Block of Gloria Drive
05/03/2017
20170503-053 Law Enforcement Memorial Events
05/03/2017
20170503-052 ShotSpotter Program Expansion
05/03/2017
20170503-051 Please Help Identify - Burglary Suspects
05/03/2017
20170501-050 Sacramento Police Help Bring Awareness to Mental Illness
05/01/2017
20170501-049 Homicide Investigation – 48th Avenue
05/01/2017
20170429-048 Help Needed in Identifying Robbery Suspect
04/29/2017
20170428-047 Sobriety and Driver License Checkpoint Notification
04/28/2017
20170426-046 Sacramento Police Install Year-Round Medication Take Back Bins
04/26/2017
20170423-045 Homicide Investigation – 68th Street

UPDATE - On 04/23/17, 46-year-old Sean Huang of Sacramento was arrested in Sacramento on homicide-related charges related to this investigation.

04/23/2017
20170421-044 Gang Detectives Make Double Arrests in February Shooting
04/21/2017
20170421-043 Sobriety and Driver License Checkpoint Notification
04/21/2017
20170417-042 Sacramento Police Releases “Jaywalking” Citation Numbers
04/17/2017
20170411-041 Department Releases Video of Altercation Involving Officer
04/11/2017
20170411-040 Department Investigates Altercation with Officer
04/11/2017
20170406-039 Arrest Made in Isabel Street Homicide
04/06/2017
20170405-038 Department Releases Video of Violent Confrontation
04/05/2017
20170328-037 Sacramento Police Department to Release Video of Incident with Combative Subject
03/28/2017
20170327-036 Department Releases Audio and Video on Officer-Involved Shooting
03/27/2017
20170323-035 Quadruple Homicide Investigation – 35th Avenue

UPDATE - 56 year old, Salvador Vasquez-Oliva of Sacramento, was arrested on 03/24/17 in San Francisco on homicide-related charges related to this investigation.

03/23/2017
20170321-034 Homicide Investigation: Elm Street
03/21/2017
20170316-033 Police Request Information in Fatal Hit and Run Accident

UPDATE - 47 year old, Wilfredo Cortes of Sacramento, was arrested on 03/17/17 in Sacramento on Hit and Run with Death charges related to this investigation.

03/16/2017
20170316-032 Drink Responsibly, Don’t Rely on the Luck of the Irish this St. Patrick’s Day!
03/16/2017
20170311-031 Sacramento Police Ask for the Community’s Help in Identifying Robbery Suspects
03/11/2017
20170309-030 Sacramento Police Partners with Project LifeSaver
03/09/2017
20170309-029 Police Seek Information in Fatal Hit and Run Accident
03/09/2017
20170307-028 Combative Subject
03/07/2017
20170301-027 Armed Robbery Trends
03/01/2017
20170224-026 Social Networking Robbery Trend
02/24/2017
20170223-025 Regional PRCS Team Seizes 71 Firearms from AB109 Probationer
02/23/2017
20170222-024 Police Request the Community’s Help in Identifying Armed Robbery Suspect
02/22/2017
20170221-023 Police Seek Help in Identifying Armed Robbery Suspect
02/21/2017
20170218-022 Suspect Booked in Officer Involved Shooting
02/18/2017
20170217-021 Police Seek Information on Richards Blvd. Fatal Hit and Run
02/17/2017
20170217-020 Investigators Seek Witnesses to Fatal Accident
02/17/2017
20170216-019 Online Exchange Safety Tips
02/16/2017
20170215-018 Sacramento Police Receive Donation for Police K9
02/15/2017
20170215-017 City Crime Rate Drops in 2016
02/15/2017
20170210-016 Land Avenue Officer Involved Shooting

UPDATE - The Sacramento Police Department officers involved in this shooting are 19-year veteran of the department Joshua Dobson, 18-year veteran Randall Van Dusen, and 11-year veteran William Goggin.

02/10/2017
20170203-015 Suspect Arrested for Possessing a Pipe Bomb
02/03/2017
20170203-014 Sobriety and Driver License Checkpoint Notification
02/03/2017
20170203-013 With the Help of the Community, Officers Arrest Burglary Suspect
02/03/2017
20170202-012 Police Seek Help Investigating Hate Crime
02/02/2017
20170201-011 Please Help Identify: Business Burglary Suspect

UPDATE - With the community's help, detectives arrested 23-year old Zachary McClurg for burglary. He was linked to four other business burglaries. See Press Release 20170203-013 for addtional details.

02/01/2017
20170127-010 District Attorney’s Office Concludes Review of July 11, 2016 Officer-Involved Shooting
01/27/2017
20170124-008 Department Concludes “Operation Challenger”
01/24/2017
20170120-007 Teacher Arrested for Sexual Misconduct
01/20/2017
20170115-006 Homicide Investigation: Wallace Avenue
01/15/2017
20170113-005 District Attorney’s Office Concludes Review of April 8, 2016 Officer-Involved Shooting
01/13/2017
20170111-004 Department Releases Audio and Video on Officer-Involved Shooting
01/11/2017
20170104-003 Hit and Run Suspect Vehicle Update
01/04/2017
20170101-002 Homicide Investigation: Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
01/01/2017
20170101-001 Fatal Hit-and-Run Investigation: Rio Linda Boulevard and Alamos Avenue
01/01/2017

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