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LRPD releases 2019 Clery Report crime statistics

The 2019 Clery Report was published by the Los Rios Police Department on Sept. 27, 2019 showing a trend of fewer reported crimes across Los Rios Campuses. (Courtesy Art)

Colin Bartley

November 6, 2019

The Los Rios annual Clery Report for 2019 was published by the Los Rios Police Department on Sept. 27, 2019 in a district-wide email. The Clery Report is an annual report that is published every year by Oct. 1 by universities detailing the number of crimes reported on campuses according the clery re...

“White lives matter” graffiti found in ARC restroom

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Jennah Booth

March 20, 2019

On Monday evening, the phrase “white lives matter,” a slogan associated with white supremacy movements and far-right political ideologies, was found scrawled in a restroom on the American River College campus, according to an email sent to staff by ARC President Thomas Greene Tuesday afternoon. ...

Sacramento police arrest suspect in deadly shooting near ARC’s Natomas Center

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Jennah Booth

December 12, 2018

Sacramento Police responded to a deadly shooting that took place Tuesday night in the 2400 block of Del Paso Road, near American River College’s Natomas Center campus. Police posted a report on Twitter, then later confirmed at the scene, that one victim died from gun-related injuries. The Los ...

Breaking News: Unauthorized flyers found on campus

An unauthorized flyer was found posted to the ticket booth at the far right side of the football stadium near Parking Lot S. At least two flyers were found on American River College’s campus on Nov. 1 2018. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Jennah Booth

November 1, 2018

At least two flyers were found this morning on American River College’s campus, each one reading: “It’s okay to be white.” One sign was taped to the gym doors and the other was posted on the ticket booth on the right side of the football stadium, near Parking Lot S. ARC’s Public Informa...

Surveillance increased after Art Department locker break-ins

Signs were posted throughout the Fine and Applied Arts Department warning students about the lockers which were vandalized on the weekend of Oct. 12, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Luis Gael Jimenez)

Gabe Carlos

October 29, 2018

On the weekend of Oct. 12, multiple lockers were broken into outside of the Fine and Applied Arts Department at American River College, according to staff in the Fine and Applied Arts offices. Public Information Officer Scott Crow and those who work in the art department also said some classes were i...

Breaking News: Student arrested at CRC for weapon violation

The Rancho Cordova Police Department has yet to identify the suspect involved in the shooting of a non-student at the Folsom Lake College Rancho Cordova Center on April 12, 2020. (File Photo)

Jennah Booth

October 25, 2018

The Los Rios Police Department arrested a student near the parking structure at Cosumnes River College on Wednesday for an on-campus weapon violation. The incident prompted the LRPD to send out a district-wide Rave Alert at 5:46 p.m. warning students and staff to avoid the parking structure area, a...

Breaking News: Two students charged with battery on first day of classes

Los Rios Community College officer Joe Quirarte and a fellow officer detain two suspects of a potential altercation at American River College on Aug. 27, 2019. (File Photo)

Jennah Booth

August 27, 2018

The Los Rios Police Department arrested two female students after a third female student reported being assaulted Monday morning. American River College’s Public Information Officer, Scott Crow spoke to the Current through e-mail. “The victim suffered minor injuries and did not require medical trea...

Are we prepared for a school emergency?

After the shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead, American River College officials are re-examining many of their secuirty protocols. (Photo Illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Luis Gael and Brienna Edwards

March 14, 2018

By Brienna Edwards and Luis Gael Jimenez Parkland, Florida became home to one of the world’s deadliest school massacres when Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was victim to a mass shooting on Feb. 14   Thirty four bullets punctured flesh, tearing apart families and stealing innocence. Sevent...

Chip thief strikes the Oak Cafe

A piece of plywood covers one of the doors to the Oak Cafe on March 2 at ARC. The cafe was broken into on Feb. 24. (Photo by Brienna Edwards)

Brienna Edwards

March 7, 2018

The culinary department at American River College discovered early Monday Feb. 26 that the Oak Cafe was robbed over the weekend. “The bakery was broken into on Saturday night, February 24th.  We believe it was between 9:30 and 10 p.m.,” said Brian Knirk, the Culinary Arts & Hospitality ...

Los Rios police reports sexual battery

The Los Rios police department . (File photo)

Robert Hansen

October 6, 2016

The Los Rios Police Department posted on their crime log an incident of sexual battery on an unrestrained victim, and oral copulation with a person under the age of 18, that took place on campus Tuesday. Los Rios public information officer Joan Kudin declined to comment because she does not have the a...

Former LRPD officer awaits court date for alleged sexual assaults

Former officer Noah Winchester on a ride-along in November of 2014. Former LRPD officer Noah Winchester on a ride-along in November of 2014. Winchester currently awaits trial for five counts of rape and remains in custody on $3.1 million bail, according to prosecutors. (File photo)

Robert Hansen

September 7, 2016

A former Los Rios police officer was arrested late July on suspicion of multiple sexual assaults, some that date back to his time at American River College, prosecutors said. Noah Winchester, 32, was taken into custody on charges that he sexually assaulted five victims while on duty, according to San ...

Suspect wanted for indecent exposure near ARC campus

A photo of the suspect from the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department's Facebook page. the suspect is wanted for indecent exposure near the American River College campus.
(Screencapture from the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department's Facebook page)

Matthew Peirson

May 1, 2016

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department is on the lookout for a suspect wanted for indecent exposure in an incident that occurred on April 20 near the American River College campus. According to a press release from the sheriff’s department, the male suspect yelled at a female who was stopped in tra...

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