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Sacramento Police Department warns the public to practice social distancing or possibly face arrest

In response to local car meet ups and large house parties, the Sacramento Police Department announced in a news release on April 15, 2020, that it will continue to enforce the “stay-at-home” public health order by leading with education rather than punishment, but threatens fines or even arrests for “blatant violators”. (Photo courtesy of reshot.com)

Oden Taylor, News Editor

May 1, 2020

The Sacramento Police Department will continue to enforce the “stay-at-home” public health order by leading with education rather than punishment but threatens fines or even arrests for “blatant violators” of the order, according to a press release issued by the department on April 15. &nbs...

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. ...

Neighborhood shooting in Natomas causes the lockdown of a nearby preschool

Police talk to local residents at the site of a shooting in Natomas on April 18, 2016.The shooting injured one man and caused the lockdown of nearby Merryhill Preschool. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Matthew Nobert and Nicole Kesler

April 18, 2016

Story by Nicole Kesler An altercation broke out between two men in a Natomas home around 10 a.m. Monday, leaving one with multiple gunshot wounds and causing a lockdown of nearby Merryhill Preschool according to the Sacramento Police Department. It is suspected that the victim and suspect know one anoth...

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