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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:

CHP: Woman leads officers on early morning chase

WOODLAND, CA - A woman who drove with two flat tires for nearly 30 miles before her car came to a stop is in custody following a police pursuit early Thursday morning.

The California Highway Patrol in Woodland says officers were pursuing 41-year-old Elvira Rangel in response to a situation at Sacramento International Airport a little before 12:30 a.m. A Sacramento COunty sheriff's deputy providing law enforcement at the airport attempted to contact Rangel as she sat in a car outside of the airport's administration building, said sheriff's Sgt. Jason Ramos, Rangel wouldn't respond and so other deputies were called to help. At that point, Rangel took off in her car, Ramos said.

Deputies initiated the pursuit which CHP officers from Woodland took over. At Highway 113 and George Washington Road, officers deployed a spike strip which flattened two of the tires on Rangel's car.

Yuba City experiencing air conditioning thefts

YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) - Police in a Northern California city are asking for the public's help after a rash of air conditioning unit thefts.  

Yuba City police say nine units have been stolen since January from homes, businesses and a church. The most recent theft was on Monday from a massage parlor.  

The losses amount to more than $20,000.  

Spokeswoman Shawna Pavey says investigators are hoping someone has spotted a unit being disconnected and comes forward. Police right now don't have any witnesses.  

She says some of the thefts were not discovered until the victims tried to turn the units on recently.  

Police declined to speculate on why the units were being taken. But according to the Marysville Appeal Democrat, authorities elsewhere say thieves sell copper rolls found inside the units.