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CHP probes possible road rage DUI incident

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA - The California Highway Patrol was investigating whether a two-car crash on Highway 50 in east Sacramento County overnight was more than a possible driving under the influence incident.

CHP Officer Jasper Begay said several calls from witnesses said it appeared road rage was a factor when a 2002 Mitsubishi Montero rear-ended a Monte Carlo on the freeway east of Bradshaw Road at 1:55 a.m. The driver of the Montero, Tyler Bradley, 22, was transported to the UC Davis Medical Center. His condition was unknown.

Begay said Bradley and the driver of the Monte Carlo, Brandon Taber, 20, were both arrested on suspicion of DUI.

Police seek victims of alleged child molester

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA - Police hope news of the arrest of 30-year-old Ryan Matthew Haley for child molestation will prompt other possible victims to step forward and reveal themselves.

Citrus Heights Police Det. Joe Rangel said an investigation started on April 18, 2011 led to Haley's arrest on May 15. Investigators uncovered evidence of a series of child molestation cases involving multiple victims, all of them boys under the age 12.

Rangel said it's unclear how long Haley has allegedly been molesting young boys, but some incidents occurred as far back as 1996. Haley's victims were known to him, and were either at his former home in Citrus Heights for child care or with friends of family members, according to Rangel.

"Maybe there's victims out there that were too young at the time and they were afraid to come forward will maybe want to come forward now," said Citrus Heights Detective Ronald Pfleger. 

Rancho Cordova man gets 3 years in prison for bank fraud, ID theft

Rancho Cordova man gets 3 years in prison for bank fraud, ID theft

RANCHO CORDOVA - United States Attorney Benjamin Wagner announced that Bunny Leroy Fallis, 32, of Rancho Cordova, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller to three years and five months in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release, for multiple counts of bank fraud and ID theft. Fallis was ordered to pay full restitution to the more than 50 victims identified.

This case was the product of extensive investigation by the U. S. Postal Inspection Service, the Rancho Cordova Police Department, and the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Rodriguez prosecuted the case.

According to court documents, Fallis collected and purchased stolen U.S. Mail to obtain identification documents and financial instruments, which he used to steal cash from financial institutions. He also used the stolen documents and financial instruments to obtain merchandise and property.

Neighbors asked to help protect schools over Memorial Day

Neighbors asked to help protect schools over Memorial Day

Memorial Day may mark the official start of backyard barbecue season, but for school districts, the holiday weekend can be anything but relaxing as vandals, thieves and arsonists take advantage of empty campuses.

In light of this, Sacramento Unified School District (SCUSD) is asking the community for help in keeping schools safe and secure over the three-day break (May 28-30).

“Most of our schools are surrounded by homes, and we need those neighbors to join us in protecting these valuable and sometimes vulnerable community centers,” said Sacramento Police Lt. Katherine Lester, who heads SCUSD security services.

Neighbors are asked to be on the lookout for suspicious activity on SCUSD campuses and to report it. “The schools belong to the community,” said Lester, “and we need the entire community to help us guard them.”

For schools within Sacramento city limits call (916) 264-5471.

Payroll contractor for Sac County sentenced for fraud

SACRAMENTO, CA - The head of a payroll company accused of cheating the IRS out of more than $20 million in taxes owed by Sacramento County and two businesses has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison.

Albert Cipoletti, 62, the CEO of Ingentra HR Services Inc. out of New York, was also ordered to pay $19,141,618 in restitution.

Cipoletti pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud last October, says the U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California.

According to court records, Sacramento County contracted with Ingentra HR Services, then known as Humanic Solutions Inc., in late 2004 to process payrolls for the county's parks and recreation district, cemetery district, Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, some elected officials and independent contractors. Ingentra would calculate the taxes owed, collect the taxes, and send the funds to state and federal tax authorities.

Rancho Cordova mom convicted in newborn's drowning

SACRAMENTO, CA - A Sacramento judge has found a 33-year-old woman guilty of first-degree murder in the July 9, 2008, death of her newborn.

Shelly Orio, spokeswoman for the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office, said Kristen Gibson was also convicted of assault on a child with force likely to produce great bodily injury.

According to court documents, after Gibson gave birth to a full-term baby boy in the toilet of her Rancho Cordova home, she cut the infant's umbilical cord and then drowned him in the toilet.

Gibson's case was heard by Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Michael P. Kenny. In reaching his verdict, Kenny said based on Gibson's actions before, during and after the birth, it appeared she "premeditated, deliberated and intended to kill Baby Boy Gibson."

Sentencing was set for June 17. Gibson faces a term of 25 years to life in prison.

How do you feel now that Osama bin Laden is dead?

How do you feel now that Osama bin Laden is dead?

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