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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

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.

CASH For a Cause Evening Benefit This Thursday!

CASH For a Cause Evening Benefit This Thursday!

Community Against Sexual Harm (CASH) will be holding an evening benefit this Thursday, May 16, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Sierra 2 Center, Curtis Halll, 2791 24th Street in Sacramento.  “An Evening in May, A Cause For CASH” is sponsored by Sutter Health, Sierra Health Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, and UC Davis. The event will feature raffle prizes and silent auction items from companies such as Paragary’s, Track 7, Crocker Art Museum, Skalet Family Jewelers, River Cats, Fitness Rangers, New Helvetia Brewery and more!

Sacramento police search for serial flasher

SACRAMENTO, CA - Sacramento detectives believe the same person is behind numerous instances of indecent exposure reported in the last year and a half.

The incidents have taken place in the Land Park and Pocket areas and began in October 2011.

According to the police reports, the flasher has been been described as a light-skinned Hispanic or Asian young man, 18 to 20 years old. He is 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall and weighs 180 to 200 pounds. His hair is dark and worn short and he has thick eyebrows. Twice witnesses reported he carried a backpack and he either flees on foot or on a bicycle.

Sometimes the young man tries to make small talk before he exposes his genitals and/or makes vulgar comments.

Following are the streets and times the individual has approached women who are either walking or jogging alone, usually in the early morning or early evening:

- 700 block of Clipper Way, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, 7 a.m

Sacramento ex-cop sentenced for falsified reports

SACRAMENTO, CA - A former Sacramento police officer was sentenced to five years in state prison with suspended execution Friday for falsifying police reports.

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Patrick Marlette ordered Brandon Mullock, 28, to serve formal felony probation with one year in county jail.

Mullock's actions forced the Sacramento County District Attorney's Offices to dismiss 79 cases, most of them DUI arrests. There had been convictions in 73 of the cases, said D.A. spokesperson Shelly Orio, and they were set aside.

STORY: Sacramento D.A. dismisses 79 cases for alleged police misconduct

Mullock previously pleaded no contest to four felony charges: three counts of filing false police reports and one count of perjury as part of a plea deal.

1988 Land Park murder suspect arrested

SACRAMENTO, CA - The long arm of the law reached out and made an arrest in a 25-year-old Land Park murder on Wednesday.

The Sacramento Police Department says Manuel Morales, 51, was found dead, with multiple stab wounds, in the gutter of 14th Avenue on Oct. 19, 1988.

Detectives learned Morales was last seen the night before in his 1980 silver BMW as he drove several female associates to their homes.

The BMW was found later the morning of Oct. 19 and blood evidence was taken from it.

Last summer, the California Department of Justice analyzed the evidence for DNA and found it matched DNA in the CAL-DNA data bank for a Stanley Grow, police said. Grow's DNA was in the system for a felony arrest.

Detectives arrested Grow, 52, as he left his home from the back door on the 3600 block of Gayle Way in North Highlands.

The police news release did not offer a possible motive for Morales' slaying.