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Suspects in mortgage fraud case in Elk Grove sentenced in U.S District Court

November 13, 2018 |  
Three suspects in a mortgage fraud scheme that involved 14 properties in Northern California including one in Elk Grove, were sentenced on Friday, November 9 at U.S. District County in Sacramento by Judge Garland Burrell Jr.  
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Granite Bay man pleads guilty to defrauding federal government

November 9, 2018 |    
A Granite Bay, California man, Jim A. Meron, pleaded guilty on Monday, November 5 in U.S. District Court in Sacramento to defrauding the government-procurement fraud scheme... Read More

Now online: digitized Sacramento Police mug books from 1860s-1940s

Now online: digitized Sacramento Police mug books from 1860s-1940s

The Center for Sacramento History (CSH) is excited to share a recently completed project: they have digitized 126 Sacramento Police Department (SPD) and Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office mug books and uploaded them to the Internet Archive. 

 

CSI: Old City Cemetery

CSI: Old City Cemetery

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Dig into the sordid underbelly of Sacramento's past and learn how dogged investigators were able to solve some of the worst crimes this city has seen. Step into the boots of those Sherlock Holmes' of the graveyard shift and uncover the secrets of early crime detection.

The tour convenes at the10th Street gate. There is ample free street parking on surrounding streets. The tour costs $10 per person (cash only) and will be collected at the gate on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket sales are limited to the first 50 sold. For more information, call (916) 448-0811. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818

Suspect in custody after multi-county shooting and manhunt

A suspect is now under custody after reportedly shooting three police officers and one person, who the gunman attempted to car hijack. The suspect was accompanied by a female, who was taken under custody earlier Fri afternoon. The Sacramento County and Placer County police searched for the suspect, and ultimately captured him in a home on Belmont Dr in Auburn. So far two of the shooting victims, a Sacramento and a Placer county Sheriff's Deputy, have died.

Cal Fire warns of severe fire season

Cal Fire warns of severe fire season


AUBURN, Calif. - Cal Fire is warning of what may be a very long and very difficult fire season ahead.

"Over the next couple of months almost all of Northern California's gonna be at an above average potential for large and damaging wildfires," said Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant.

The state has already seen 950 fires, triple the number in an average year. And the state is in the grip of the worst drought in recorded history.

"A lot of the green hillsides up and down the state are really just masking the dead grass that's been sitting there all winter long," Berlant points out.

At the Cal Fire station in Auburn, seasonal firefighters have been in place since the end of January, nearly three months earlier than usual.

Beale staff sgt. charged with sex with minors

YUBA CITY, CA - An airman assigned to Beale Air Force Base remains behind bars, charged with three felony counts of sexual conduct with minors.

Staff Sgt. Jeffray Michael Cartwright, 25, was arraigned in Sutter County Court Tuesday on two counts of oral copulation with a minor under age 16 and one count of sexual conduct with a minor.

According to the criminal complaint filed by the district attorney's office, Cartwright had oral sex and sex with a 15-year-old girl and oral sex with another 15-year-old girl in separate incidents between Jan. 1 and April 20.

The county prosecutor says Cartwright met his victims online.

Beale says Cartwright is a structural aircraft maintenance supervisor assigned to the 9th Maintenance Squadron. He remains on active duty.

In a statement from Beale, Col. Phil Stewart, Commander, 9th Reconnaissance Wing, said: