The American River Current

Former LRPD officer sentenced to 81 years in prison

Noah Winchester told the Current in 2014 that he served for the Sacramento Police Department for 10 years before joining the Los Rios Police Department, but other sources say he only served on the Sac PD for two years and left before his probationary period ended. (File photo by Adnan Ramic)

Ariel Caspar

February 19, 2020

“I will do whatever to keep my student’s safe,” Noah Winchester, former corporal with the Los Rios Police Department once said. That statement came during a November 2014 ride along with a former American River College Current reporter who observed Winchester conducting an off-campus drug bust. ...

Student involved in accident in ARC parking lot

On Oct. 1, 2019, at least one student was involved in a car accident in parking lot A at American River College. Nobody was injured, according to Public Information Officer Scott Crow. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Jennah Booth

October 2, 2019

At least one American River College student was involved in a car accident in parking lot A just before 11 a.m. Wednesday. According to ARC Public Information Officer Scott Crow, there were several vehicles involved but no one was injured.  Crow said that although Los Rios Police Department w...

Art student detained by ICE

Art New Media student Miguel Gonzalez-Miranda, pictured here standing next to his works at the James Kaneko art Gallery at American River College in 2014, was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on June, 2019. (File Photo)

Jennah Booth

September 30, 2019

American River College art student Miguel Gonzalez-Miranda’s portrait “Inner Puzzle” has sat in a narrow closet in the back of the James Kaneko Gallery since early spring. Intended to hang in a student art show in February, the glass-framed, mixed-media collage was too heavy to hang and needed...

Metro Fire tests parking structure fire procedures

Firefighters Jake Bartlett and Gabriel Gomez carry fire hoses down from the top level of the American River College parking structure on Sept. 17, 2019. Sacramento Metro Fire District engines 24 and 103 ran drills testing the structure’s standpipe water system, which they would use in the event of a fire within the parking garage. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Jennah Booth

September 19, 2019

Sacramento Metro Fire District engines 24 and 103 visited American River College  morning to practice emergency procedures and test the standpipe water system in the ARC parking structure.  Because fire engines are too large to drive into the garage, Captain Matt Owston said the parking structu...

LRPD updates include recruitment and non-lethal force training

Campus patrol officer Giovani Spinazze and Los Rios Community College officer Joe Quirarte patrol the hallways of Davies Hall during Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom visit to American River College on May 1, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Hannah Yates and Patrick Hyun Wilson

May 8, 2019

By Hannah Yates & Patrick Hyun Wilson During a meeting of the Los Rios Community College Board of Trustees in January, Los Rios Police Chief Lawrence Savidge presented a slideshow providing an update on the needs of the LRPD. The police department is implementing changes to the department across the dis...

“White lives matter” graffiti found in ARC restroom

File photo.

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. ...

ARC monitors creek levels for flooding

A student walks across the bridge over Arcade Creek as rain causes the creek to flood nearly over the ridge at American River College on Feb. 26, 2019. (Photo by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Jennah Booth

February 27, 2019

With rain expected through the rest of the week and a flood warning issued for North Central California through Thursday, the American River College administration is monitoring and preparing for how the weather — and potential flooding — may affect the campus and surrounding areas. Flooding...

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...

Goggles and tricycles for campus safety at ARC

Tyler Heines, theater major, practices walking a straight line before wearing drunk simulation goggles, in front of the library at American River College on Sept. 12, 2018. The Los Rios Police Department and California Highway Patrol brought the goggles and tricycles to campus to raise awareness about the dangers of drunk driving. (Photo by Itzin Alpizar)

Itzin Alpizar

September 26, 2018

"How many zombies would Rob Zombie rob if Rob Zombie could rob zombies?" asked Officer Rosie Salazar of the Los Rios Police Department in front of the American River College Library on Sept. 12. “It is a tricky question,” Salazar said while giving the students a handout from the California Office of...

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...

ARC President warns students of ‘outside group’ planning protest at ARC

John Edgar, a member of the anti-abortion activist group Project Truth, stands in front of one of the group's signs posted by its set up near the Student Center. Project Truth visits college campuses among other venues across the country to spread its message. (File Photo)

Luis Gael

March 2, 2018

According to a campus-wide email sent out by American River College President Thomas Greene, an “outside group” calling itself Project Truth will be on school grounds as part of an anti-abortion demonstration March 5 and 6. According to the group’s event page on All Events: “Project Truth will be ch...

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