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Lincoln burglary suspect captured

Lincoln police have arrested a burglary suspect several hours after a search for him prompted the lockdown and shelter in place of two schools Friday morning.

Suspect Marcus Aaron Daniels, 26, of Orangevale, was located by officers at Westview Drive and East Joiner Parkway in Lincoln at approximately 12 p.m., according to city of Lincoln spokesperson Jill Thompson.

Police took a call at 8:12 a.m. of a residential burglary in the 200 block of Granite Park Court. Thompson said the caller reported seeing a man run from the home.

Police requested nearby Twelve Bridges Elementary School to shelter in place and Whitney High School was placed on lockdown while officers from both Lincoln and Rocklin police departments searched for the burglar. A California Highway Patrol helicopter also aided in the search.

Police looking to identify man in Rocklin bank robbery

A man robbed a Wells Fargo Bank in the 4800 block of Granite Drive Tuesday afternoon.

No one was injured in the incident which was reported at 3:59 p.m., according to Rocklin police.

Police released photos of the suspected robber and his car. The man was described as white and between 60 and 70 years old. He was 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighed 150 pounds. A bank surveillance camera photo shows the man wearing a black and purple baseball cap, a black jacket and blue jeans.

Police Capt.. Lon Milka said the man entered the bank, went up to a teller and said he had a weapon. He demanded money and the teller complied.

A witness to the robbery snapped a photo of the getaway car, described as a 2007 gray Honda Accord seen being driven toward Rocklin Road.

Please contact Rocklin police if you recognize the man and/or vehicle.

Human torso found in bag in Sutter County

A human torso was found earlier this week in a bag in Sutter County, the Sutter County Sheriff's Office said.

The torso was found by field workers at around 2 p.m. Wednesday in a field in the 7000 block of Pelger Road near Robbins. Investigators do not know the torso's gender. The sheriff's office said the torso appeared to have undergone between six and nine months of decomposition.

Cadaver dogs that searched the area did not find any other body parts.

An anthropologist from California State University, Chico is working with law enforcement officials on the investigation. An autopsy will be scheduled and investigators are reviewing records of missing persons for clues to the torso's identity.

Lincoln man sues city over restroom access


LINCOLN, Calif. - A local activist who drives a half-mile to go to the bathroom during city council meetings is suing the city to gain access to the restroom in the building where the meetings are held.

Byron Chapman, 62, uses a motorized wheelchair because of a spinal injury and complains that the restroom stalls at McBean Park Pavilion are too narrow to accommodate the chair.

Chapman says he's attended nearly every city council meeting since moving to Lincoln in 2012 but must leave midway through each session to use the accessible restroom at a McDonald's nine blocks from McBean Park.

Police: Man lights woman on fire at front door

A Marysville man has been accused of setting a local woman on fire over a disagreement over marijuana Monday evening.

The victim, 35-year-old Nicole Leigh Miller, suffered burns to her face, arms, hands and feet when the suspect, 48-year-old Charles Edward Chandler, allegedly poured gasoline on the woman's front door and doorstep at a residence on the 13000 block of Val Drive and lit the fuel with a lighter when Miller opened the door, according to Marysville police Lt. Jason Garringer.

Miller was taken by ambulance to Rideout Hospital to be treated for the burns. Her condition wasn't available.

Garringer said a neighbor saw flames, called 911 and helped to put out the fire before firefighters and police arrived.

Last defendant sentenced in Marysville hate crime attack

A third man charged with physically attacking a white man and a black woman in Marysville was sentenced to 46 months in prison for pleading guilty to a hate crime.

The assault was on April 18, 2011 at the victims' car in front of a convenience store. Defendant Anthony Merrell Tyler, 34, of Yuba City, was accused with Bill Hammett, 30, and Perry Jackson, 29, of beating the man after Jackson punched the man twice through an open passenger window and Hammett kicked the woman in the driver's seat in the chest, according to court documents. The man was left cut and bruised and the woman was bruised. The victims did not know the assailants.

Federal prosecutors charged the attack was racially motivated.

New regulations to ridesharing services introduced

New regulations to ridesharing services introduced

There was talks of adding new regulations to ridesharing services including Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar.Taxi cab drivers, who feel those services create an unfair market, called on state lawmakers to do something to help their cause.

Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian introduced legislation this week that will address that. The exact details of his bill won't be released until the early part of the new year, but Nazarian's chief of staff told the Sacramento Business Journal that the legislation will add new regulations.