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Police: Woman rear-ends cop car while under the influence

SACRAMENTO -A woman suspected of driving under the influence was detained by Sacramento police officers after she allegedly rear-ended their patrol car Monday night.

Sacramento police reports stated the patrol car was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Mack Road and Center Parkway at 11:56 p.m. when it was struck from behind.

Officers then determined the driver of the vehicle that struck them, 20-year-old Celia Gonzalez, was under the influence, say police.

Gonzalez was arrested at the scene and booked for DUI.

No injuries were reported in the crash and the patrol car only sustained minor damage.

No damage was reported to Gonzalez' car.

Man on stolen dirt bike arrested after struggle with officers

Man on stolen dirt bike arrested after struggle with officers

SACRAMENTO - Sacramento police officers were dispatched to Starstone Way in the south Sacramento area on Sunday in response to several people being loud and riding dirt bikes up and down the street.

According to Sacramento police reports, officers en route to the scene around 6:48 p.m. spotted 32-year-old Lonetoga Maea riding a dirt bike on the sidewalk.

Officers made contact with Maea, who immediately resisted, police said.

Maea was then taken to the ground, but he got up and charged an officer who responded by deploying his stun gun. Maea was temporarily incapacitated but then charged and knocked over the officer, said police.

Supporting police units utilized their batons to control and eventually take Maea into custody.

An ensuing investigation revealed the bike Maea was riding had been stolen, said police.

Maea was arrested for assault on an officer, possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of methamphetamine.

Safety advice for when a stranger knocks at your door

There's an unexpected knock from a stranger at the front door. What to do?

1. Be cautious when opening the door. Do not blindly open the door to see who it is or what it is that they want.

2. Ignore the knock on the door . You may want to go about your normal business and NOT pretend that you are not home, but instead continue to do what you were doing, or even make some noise or turn on a light so that the person knows that someone IS home (possibly avoiding a burglary).

3. Look out a window first to see who it is - Avoid looking out a door window, but instead go and look through another window away from the door if possible. If you don't recognize them, you could shout through the door and ask what they want, or you could choose to ignore them.

4. Set the door chain. Be sure that your door chain is set well with LONG screws into the door frame to help resist a "push in." Crack open the door to speak to the person through the gap.

Sacramento businessman sentenced for underage sex tourism, child porn

SACRAMENTO, CA - A Sacramento businessman found guilty last year of intention to travel to engage in illicit underage sex and child pornography was sentenced 24 years and five months in federal prison.

James E. Johnston, 71, was found to have bought a subscription in February, 2006, to a website offering photographs and videos of child pornography to customers, according to court records. Computer forensic evidence showed Johnston downloaded approximately 300 videos of child pornography, some of which were infants and toddlers being molested.

Additional computer evidence was presented at trial that soon after, Johnston began on online correspondence with a woman from the Philippines. There were messages about Johnston's intent to obtain photos of underage girls he wanted to have sex with and his plans to travel to Manila for that purpose.

Bookkeeper facing embezzlement allegations sought

LODI, CA - Authorities are looking for a woman accused of stealing nearly $160,000 from a Lodi business.

A $200,000 bail warrant has been issued for Sierra Daniella Julia Garcia on allegations of grand theft, falsifying business records and identity theft, according to the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office.

Garcia is also known as Sierra Danielle Julia Anderson and Sierra Danielle Julia Gregory.

According to district attorney investigators, Garcia is accused of using a business credit card to charge personal items and using company funds to pay credit card charges of relatives and friends.

Investigators say Garcia could be in the Sacramento area.

Anyone with information on the suspect was urged to contact the Lodi Police Department at (209) 333-6727 and ask for Det. Mike Manetti.

Coroner IDs man gunned down in Oak Park

SACRAMENTO, CA - The Sacramento County coroner says a man fatally shot in the area of Broadway and 39th Street Thursday was 19-year-old Anthony Navarro.

Officers were dispatched to the scene around 12:44 p.m. and found an Hispanic man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, said Sacramento police Officer Doug Morse.

Navarro was taken to the hospital where he later died of his injuries. He lived in Sacramento.

Witnesses at the scene, the 3100 block of 39th Street, said they saw an undisclosed number of individuals pull up in a van, fire shots at the man who was walking on the street and then drive off.

Morse did not indicate whether police believed the shooting was gang-related. A motive behind the shooting was unclear.

Medical pot dispensaries' owner pleads to federal charges

SACRAMENTO, CA - A Stockton man accused of selling marijuana at storefronts in Stockton and Sacramento under the guise of supplying marijuana for medical purposes has reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors on manufacturing and distribution charges.

Lynn Farrell Smith, 62, was a co-owner of Pathways Health Cooperative, and Port City Health and Wellness in Stockton; Central Valley Caregivers Cooperative just outside Stockton city limits; and MediZen, Sacramento Patients Group, Twelve Hour Care, River City Wellness all in Sacramento, per court records.

Smith also grew marijuana at a Stockton residence and an industrial warehouse to supply the stores, according to the plea agreement.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Smith and co-defendants made millions in revenue from the operations which falsely claimed compliance with California medical marijuana laws.