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Lauren Keene

Lauren Keene is a reporter for McNaughton Newspapers.

Woodland police launch gang task force, reward fund

365体育官网The Woodland Police Department announced Friday the launch of a newly formed task force and reward fund that seeks to curb gang violence and identify suspects in a recent series of unsolved homicides. In a video posted to the department’s Facebook page, Woodland police Sgt. Francisco DeLeon said the Gang Task Force was “created to […]

Man dies in Esparto crash

365体育官网The California Highway Patrol is investigating a solo vehicle crash that killed a man in Esparto late Thursday morning. Francis Zamminer, a 56-year-old Esparto resident, died at the scene of the crash, which occurred shortly before noon in the area of Omega Street south of Plainfield Street, CHP Officer Rodney Fitzhugh said. Zamminer had been […]

Another phone scam: Caller demands money to clear up arrest warrants

365体育官网The Yolo County Sheriff’s Office and the Davis Police Department have issued warnings about a telephone scam in which the caller claims there is a warrant out for the victim’s arrest and demands money to clear up the matter. Davis police say they took a report Thursday in which a woman was scammed out of […]

Suspect leads Davis police on two-county pursuit

365体育官网Davis police arrested an Elk Grove man early Thursday morning following a pursuit that ended in Vacaville. Terrance Duckworth, 46, was contacted shortly after 2 a.m. at the Chevron station on Research Park Drive in South Davis, where Lt. Art Camacho said he was “observed by officers suspiciously loitering in and around the parking lot […]

Police arrest suspected rock-throwing vandal

A Davis man is facing vandalism and other charges after allegedly throwing rocks at moving vehicles early Tuesday morning, police said. Lt. Art Camacho said police received several calls shortly before 1:30 a.m. Tuesday reporting the rock-throwing along Second Street near the Pole Line Road overcrossing. The callers reported sustaining major damage to their vehicles, […]

Ruff life: Dog hitches ride in Davis police car

365体育官网A Davis police officer got an unexpected ride-along passenger Tuesday while patrolling an East Davis neighborhood. “Do you know this sweet face?” the Davis Police Department posted on its Facebook page, along with a photo of an eager-looking pooch in the patrol car’s back seat. “She jumped into an officer’s car this morning at the […]

Long-unsolved NorCal Rapist crimes see their day in court

SACRAMENTO — Nearly 23 years have gone by, but David Conley still vividly remembers his work assignment from January 1997. The now-retired investigator for Bank of the West had a specific task that day: retrieving still photos from video of multiple ATM transactions at a Woodland bank branch. It stood out because “it’s the only […]

Roseville police chase ends with Davis arrest

Police descended upon a local neighborhood Friday afternoon after a Roseville bank-robbery suspect led authorities on a 40-mile pursuit to Davis. The incident began with a robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank on Douglas Boulevard, the Roseville Police Department announced on its Facebook page. The suspect fled the scene by car, triggering a pursuit that […]

Woodland police investigate another fatal shooting

365体育官网Woodland police marked their first homicide of the year Thursday night when a man was shot to death in a residential neighborhood. Yolo County coroner’s officials identified the victim Friday as Isaac Carlos Morales, 20, of Woodland. Sgt. Dallas Hyde said officers were dispatched at 8:11 p.m. to reports of shots fired in the 100 […]

Fire crew controls blaze at downtown home

Davis firefighters responded to a reported structure fire Wednesday that turned out to be limited to the home’s water heater. Fire officials said one crew was able to extinguish the blaze, which occurred at about 8:45 p.m. at a residence in the 200 block of University Avenue. The fire ignited the insulation area surrounding the […]

Teens face new charges in West Sacramento homicide case

365体育官网WOODLAND — Two teens accused of fatally shooting a 16-year-old girl in West Sacramento last weekend made their first court appearances Wednesday, where they faced new allegations involving a second victim, according to documents on file in Yolo Superior Court. In addition to the murder and second-degree robbery of Samantha J. Farris during what police […]

Girl, 16, slain in West Sacramento; three teen suspects arrested

365体育官网WEST SACRAMENTO — Candles, balloons and heart-shaped mementos mark the spot where a 16-year-old girl lost her life Saturday night, fatally shot during what police say appears to have been a marijuana deal gone wrong. Yolo County coroner’s officials on Tuesday identified the girl as Samantha J. Farris of Citrus Heights. She died at the […]

Cops seek suspects in gas-station assault

A Davis gas station employee was assaulted and bitten by a dog Wednesday during an incident in which three suspects remain at large, police said. The fight occurred shortly before 8:30 p.m. at the Arco station at 333 Mace Blvd., where Lt. Art Camacho said the employee first got involved in a verbal dispute with […]

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