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Sacramento man who scammed Apple stores sentenced, ordered to pay restitution

July 17, 2018 |  
A Sacramento man who pled guilty of a scam on Apple stores was sentenced in federal court today.
Marcus Israel Butler, 33, was sentenced in Sacramento to 41 months in prison and ordered to pay $353,000 in restitution after he entered his plea last December for defrauding Apple by running a debit card scam at stores nationwide. 
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Midtown Sacramento business owner convicted in strangulation death of partner

July 13, 2018 |

In a jury trial that concluded yesterday, a Sacramento man was found guilty in the strangulation murder of a former business partner.
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Serial bank robber suspect apprehended by Roseville Police after robbery, vehicle pursuit

July 10, 2018 |  
An armed bank robbery suspect is in custody after he was apprehended by Roseville Police.
According to Roseville Police, a call was received at 9:47 a.m. today regarding an in-progress robbery at a local bank. The suspect reportedly was displaying a firearm and demanding cash from tellers. 
After the tellers complied with the suspect's demands, he fled in a vehicle. Based on previous incidents, the suspect, who was described as a white male in his 50s, fled in a vehicle associated with other bank robberies.   
Roseville Police Officers converged on the area and located the suspect's vehicle. Officers attempted to make a traffic stop on the sedan but the suspect fled from officers, but shortly after the suspect was involved in an accident ... Read More

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

Bill Ensuring Funding for Child Abuse Prevention Funding Heads to the Senate Floor

Bill Ensuring Funding for Child Abuse Prevention Funding Heads to the Senate Floor

Bill Ensuring Funding for Child Abuse Prevention Funding

Heads to the Senate Floor

Rancho Cordova – This week, Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 924 to re-establish the State Children’s Trust Fund as a donation option on state income tax forms heads to the Senate Floor.  AB 924 will reinstate the State tax form check-off box as a donation option, ensuring that the Fund will continue to support innovative and effective child abuse prevention programs across the state.

Currently, California taxpayers have the opportunity to pledge a portion of their expected tax return to charitable funds when filing their taxes. Each charitable fund’s listed check-off box location on the tax form is tied to a minimum contribution level adjusted annually for inflation. Failure of any tax check-off to meet the minimum contribution level results in that fund being repealed.

Collaboration on Medical Cannabis Regulations Sets New Path for Legislature

Collaboration on Medical Cannabis Regulations Sets New Path for Legislature

Collaboration on Medical Cannabis Regulations Sets New Path for Legislature

Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) made the following statement after the Assembly Appropriations Committee passed AB 266, which was amended to make Bonta lead author on the bill to regulate the medical cannabis industry. The bill is joint authored by Assemblymembers Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) and Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles).

“Today represents a great demonstration of unity and collaboration among my Assembly colleagues on the critical issue of regulating the medical cannabis industry,” said Assemblymember Bonta.