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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)
“Blatant violators” of the stay at home order could face jail time
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...

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)
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...

Police need to be held accountable for actions

The Sacramento community is working on healing and coming together in the wake of the district attorney's office's announcement. Demonstrators hold up a sign that reads “We must love and support one another / Black Lives Matter Sacramento” banner during the one year anniversary of Stephon Clark’s death in South Sacramento, Calif. on March 18, 2019. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)
March 27, 2019

Another year, another unarmed black man killed by the police, and another injustice for the families of the victims involved. Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old African-American man, was shot in the Meadowview...

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

File photo.
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,...

Breaking News: Suspicions of bomb in Land Park prompt Rave Alert

Members of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Explosive Ordinance Detail enter their vehicle on May 5, 2018. The officers were dispatched to William Land Park after reports of an object that appeared to be a pipe bomb. The suspicious metal rod was found to be safe after the EOD Unit took X-rays. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)
May 9, 2018

Suspicions of a pipe bomb placed at William Land Park caused district officials to send out a Rave Alert warning students to avoid the area on Wednesday. The alert, which went out at 9:06 a.m, urged...

A former ARC student has been linked to letters that read ‘execute all Muslims and Latinos’

The Beavers, ARC's student newspaper in the 80s, confirms in a story written by Jack Keaton that the White Student Union club, which was ran by Gregory Withrow had eliminated from ARC campus on Jan. 6, 1981. Withrow's name was on letters left in cars in a neighborhood in downtown Sacramento on May 3, 2016 that called for people to “execute all Muslims and Latinos.” (Photo by Itzin Alpizar)
May 9, 2016

Those parked in downtown Sacramento Tuesday morning found leaflets on the windshields of their cars that featured hateful speech against Muslims and Latinos. The letters were signed in the name of Gregory...

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)
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...

Twin brothers, one a former ARC student, arraigned on murder charges

Brothers Cody and Kevin Martinez were arraigned Wednesday on charges of attempted murder and probation violation. Cody (left) is a former American River College Student. (Photo courtesy of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department)
March 7, 2016

Two brothers, one a former American River College student, were arraigned on charges of attempted murder and probation violation Wednesday, according to the Sacramento Police Department. Cody and Kevin...

Two men charged in connection with Sacramento City College shooting

19-year-old Charlie Hota, left, and 19-year-old Tevita Kaihea, right, were both charged with attempted murder, discharge of a firearm with great bodily injury, participating in a criminal street gang and vehicle theft by the Sacramento Police Department in connection with the shooting at Sacramento City College on Sept. 3. The shooting, which left one victim dead, was the first in the history the Los Rios Community College District.  (Photo courtesy of the Sacramento Police Department)
January 6, 2016

Two men were charged on Thursday in connection with the Sacramento City College shooting that occurred Sept. 3 and left one dead, according to the Sacramento Police Department. The department said in...

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