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Rancho Cordova community center defaced

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA - Sometime between Friday and Saturday morning, someone took a spray can to the Riverview Community Center, defacing the former school buildings and outside property with racial slurs and profanity.

An employee found the vandalism just before 9 Saturday morning, said Sacramento County Sheriff's Department spokesman Deputy Jason Ramos.

There were several spray-painted threats to the Rancho Cordova Police Department, too.

The center is located on the 10000 block of Ambassador Drive.

Ramos said there were no leads on the vandal.

Gold River police pursuit ends in collision, arrest

GOLD RIVER, CA - A police pursuit ended in a major crash on Trinity River Road and Klamath River Road Friday morning, according to Sacramento County sheriff's Deputy Jason Ramos. 

Ramos said officers responded to a LoJack alert on a black Lexus in a Bel Air market parking lot.  When officers approached the Lexus, the driver fled and a pursuit ensued. 

During the chase, the driver of the Lexus ran a red light at the intersection at Sunrise Boulevard and collided with a silver car, Ramos said.

The driver of the Lexus exited and fled on foot, but was caught and taken into custody, said Ramos.

No information was provided on the arrested individual's identity. 

The driver of the silver car was taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution. 

Mather daycare operator faces charges in infant's death

SACRAMENTO, CA - A Sacramento-area daycare provider has been accused of criminal negligence in connection with the death of 2-month-old Avin Rominger last February.

Sheila Caceres, 31, surrendered to Sacramento County sheriff child abuse detectives Thursday, Deputy Jason Ramos said.

The Sacramento County District Attorney's Office filed felony child endangerment and misdemeanor fire safety regulation violation charges against Caceres.

The circumstances regarding the Feb. 23 death of the infant, identified as Avin R. in court documents, were not released.

However, the arrest warrant states that Caceres may have, or should have known something was wrong with the child, but ignored the signs. The report also accuses the daycare provider of giving false statements to law enforcement when asked about what happened.

Teen beaten with baseball bat outside Cordova High School

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA - Sacramento County sheriff's deputies are searching for two men, believed to be juveniles, after a teen was beaten with a baseball bat outside Cordova High School Friday afternoon.

The 17-year-old victim, a student at the high school, was outside the school holding a baseball bat, when the subjects jumped him and attacked him with the bat on the 2200 block of Chase Drive. The men then fled the area, Deputy Jason Ramos said.

The teen was hit in the arm and hip by his attackers.

Deputies set up a perimeter around the school to search for the subject. Ramos said the search took deputies to Haggin Park near the river. By 5 p.m., deputies left the area.

Ramos said the victim identified one of his attackers, but no arrests have been made.

The injured teen was transported to Kaiser North Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, Sacramento Metro Fire Assist. Chief Scott Cockrum said.

Ex-husband tries to run over ex-wife with kids present

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA - A man is in custody for allegedly trying to run over his ex-wife after getting into a fight with her fiancé, while their kids were watching, Rancho Cordova police said.

Rancho Cordova police arrested Mohammad Ahamdi, 32, after  responded to a parking lot near Manlove Road and Folsom Boulevard around 6:10 p.m., Sacramento County Deputy Jason Ramos said.

A Rancho Cordova police sergeant at the scene said Ahamdi was meeting his ex-wife and her fiancé to drop off/pick up the kids for their split custody.

According to the sergeant, Ahamdi and the fiancé got into a hit his ex-wife.

Ramos said the woman suffered a broken foot and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Ahamdi is being charged with assault with a deadly weapon and child endangerment, Ramos said.

The kids are being looked after by the fiancé while the mother is in the hospital, the sergeant said.

Rancho Cordova police shoot, kill man

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA - A man is dead after being shot by Rancho Cordova police in the parking lot of a strip mall Friday afternoon.

Rancho Cordova police officers responded to the 10300 block of Folsom Boulevard after getting calls about a man with a handgun and a bayonet riding his bike down the street, Sacramento County Deputy Jason Ramos said.

According to witnesses, the man entered the Metro PCS store to pay a bill.

"A guy came running in here, got off a bike and he had a machete and he was sweating profusely and he wanted to pay a phone bill and he said they're coming to, they're gonna take my stuff," eyewitness Jeff Silva said.

As the man left the store, the clerk noticed he had a machete. Witnesses said a few seconds later, they heard officers across the street order the man to get off his bike and to stop. After the yelling, witnesses heard three gunshots.