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Naked burglar arrested by sheriff's deputies

SACRAMENTO, CA - A resident came home Tuesday afternoon to find a nude woman stepping out of his bathroom shower, says a sheriff's spokesman.

Jennifer Burgess, 24, was arrested and booked in Sacramento County Jail for burglary, said Sgt. Jason Ramos.

The resident said he told Burgess to put her clothes on and he detained her until deputies arrived at his home on the 3711 block of Park Road a little after 12:30 p.m.

Ramos said responding deputies found property belonging the homeowner in Burgess' possession.

Burgess was arrested without incident. Her bail was set at $50,000.

Merryhill teacher arrested, accused of lewd acts with student

SACRAMENTO - A Sacramento school teacher was arrested on Thursday following allegations of having an inappropriate relationship with a now former student.

Officer Michelle Gigante with the Sacramento Police Department said Michael Di Gino, 38, was accused by the alleged victim of sexually assaulting her multiple times at a location on the 7300 block of Park City Drive.

The location is Merryhill Prepartory School for grades fourth through eighth. Di Gino taught English and Language Arts there for 14 years.

Di Gino was arrested on a charge of lewd acts with a child, Gigante said. The accuser is now in her late teens.

Merryhill released the following statement:

Suspected serial robber apprehended in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO - On Friday, August 17, Sacramento police detectives, along with assistance from SWAT, found and arrested a man suspected of committing a string of armed robberies.

The arrested individual was wanted in connection with four armed robberies spanning from July 31, 2012 to August 13, 2012, said Sgt. Andrew Pettit of the Sacramento Police Dept.

According to Pettit, the first robbery occurred on the 1200 block of O Street where a cab driver was robbed at gunpoint. Then, on August 7, police believe the man struck again, robbing a neighborhood market on the 1700 block of T St. at 9:03 a.m.

Six days later, an armed gunman robbed a convenience store on the 2500 block of Land Park Drive at 1:45 p.m., then returned to the previously robbed market on T St. less than an hour later and committed his fourth robbery, Pettit said.

Key evidence was collected in the ensuing investigation linking the same man to all four robberies.

3 arrested in connection with Walgreens robbery, assault

SACRAMENTO - Sacramento police officers were called to the Walgreens drug store on the 1400 block of Meadowview Rd. at 12:25 p.m. on Friday in response to a robbery and assault.

According to a Sacramento police report, two men entered the store, grabbed some merchandise and attempted to walk out without paying. When a store employee confronted the men, one of them punched the employee, then the two ran out of the store and fled in a vehicle.

Later that day, officers located the vehicle by witness descriptions and made a traffic stop. Inside of the vehicle were Najiib Jones, 18, Anthony Cervantes, 29, Jose Guzman, 22, and a fourth unnamed individual.

Jones was arrested for robbery, Cervantes for an outstanding parole warrant, and Guzman for a warrant and possession of amphetamine, according to the report.

The fourth individual inside the car was released.

Suspected Sacramento serial robber steps up crimes

SACRAMENTO, CA - Sacramento robbery detectives think the same man has committed four robberies in the last two weeks  and they're asking for help putting a name to him.

The first crime was July 31 at 12:33 a.m. when a man robbed a cab driver at gunpoint near the 1200 block of O Street, say police.

On Aug. 7 at 9:30 a.m., a man similarly described by witnesses held up a neighborhood market on the 1700 block of T Street. The man was described as white, in his 30s, 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 200 pounds. He left in a newer model, white 4-door Chevrolet.

The Royal Market on the 2500 block of Land Park was targeted twice on Monday, Aug. 13, by a man victims believed to be the same person, according to police.

The description of the robber in all four crimes was similar: a white man, 30-40 years old, approximately 5  feet 11 inches tall, 250 pounds, with  light brown hair worn in a ponytail, and a goatee.

Crime rising in Sacramento county, city

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - After years of decline, authorities say crime is on the rise in the Sacramento area. 

Violent crime and property crime each rose 7 percent in the city during the first six months of the year, compared with the same period last year. 

The Sacramento Bee says it's the first uptick in six years.  

Sacramento County's unincorporated neighborhoods and the city of Rancho Cordova, which is policed by sheriff's deputies, had an 11 percent hike in violent crime and a 6 percent rise in property crime. 

The sheriff's department says it's the first crime rise since 2008.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bounty hunter ends up in Sacramento hit and run chase

SACRAMENTO, CA - Bounty hunter and perennial Sacramento mayoral candidate Leonard Padilla found himself in the middle of a hit-and-run chase down Highway 99 Monday afternoon.

"All of a sudden this car is just coming up in the rear view mirror like 100-miles an hour," Padilla said, adding the car was weaving dangerously through traffic.

As the Audi sports car raced past, Padilla called 911.

"It wasn't necessary because right up the road he's crashed into the wall," Padilla said.

But the still-unidentified suspect, a male who appears to be in his 30's started to leave the scene.

"And I told him, I said, 'You can't leave until the police get here,'" Padilla recalled. "So I pulled my cuffs out and says, 'Hey, I'll cuff ya.'"

But the suspect jumped back into the damaged car and drove away.