Police & Public Safety
Veterans Salute Dance
FREE to Sacramento Veterans
On November 12, 2011, Big Band Dance Party presents "Stars & Stripes; Veterans Salute Dance."
Performers include London's Swing Band "The Jive Aces," featuring Toni Elizabeth Prima (daughter of Louis Prima and Keely Smith). The evening includes dance lessons.
November 12, 2011
7:00 Dance Lessons
Sunrise Event Center - Grand Ballroom
11167 Trade Center Drive
FREE to Sacramento veterans.
Tickets for the public are available at http://www.inticketing.com/events/176248/veterans-salute-dance/
More information call 800-385-2323; http://www.bigbanddanceparty.com/vererans-salute-sacramento.html
CalVet, Community Colleges Chancellor’s
Sign Memorandum of Understanding
The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) will sign an agreement that will make community college enrollment much simpler for military personnel, veterans and their families residing in California.
CalVet and CCCCO are responding to Governor Brown’s call for greater collaboration in government through his recent Executive Order creating the Inter-Agency Council on Veterans.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Noon – 12:30 p.m.
California State Capitol, Room 1190
Sacramento, CA 95814
Peter J. Gravett, CalVet Secretary; Dr. Jack Scott, California Community Colleges Chancellor; Karen Baker, Secretary of Service and Volunteering for the State of California.
The Memorandum of Understanding will allow service members, veterans and their family members to self-certify their interest in applying to a California community College by completing the “State of California Veterans Reintegration Project” form. With CCCCO’s assistance, CalVet will then use the zip code of interested parties to send them information about community colleges in their region, including locations, application instructions, registration deadlines, veteran contacts, college veteran web sites, and more. When technology between CalVet and CCCCO is properly linked, an individual’s completed reintegration form will be able to serve as an official California community college application.
MOTORCYCLIST STRUCK AND KILLED ON FAIR OAKS BOULEVARD
On August 6, 2011, at approximately 10:50 p.m., Byron Gonzalez, a 39 year old from Sacramento, was riding a white 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on Fair Oaks Boulevard approaching Mission Avenue. Swami Hariharananda, a 79 year old from Carmichael, was driving a maroon 2000 Toyota Camry southbound on Mission Avenue at
Fair Oaks Boulevard. Hariharananda made a left turn onto eastbound Fair Oaks Boulevard, directly in the path of the motorcyclist. Gonzales was unable to avoid the Toyota and his motorcycle collided into the left front fender of the Toyota. The impact caused Gonzalez to be ejected from his motorcycle and thrown across the hood of the Toyota, landing in the eastbound #2 lane of Fair Oaks Boulevard. Gonzalez was pronounced dead at the scene. Hariharananda was transported to Kaiser North with minor injuries.
Alcohol and/or drugs do not appear to be a contributing factor in this collision. This collision is still under investigation.
Any additional information about this news release should contact Officer Dutton who will be available at the CHP North Sacramento Area business phone number of (916)
338-6710, Monday through Friday 8:00 to 5:00 p.m. After hours, or if urgent, please contact her by cell at (916) 955-3332.
REMEMBER TO ALWAYS BUCKLE UP AND DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE
The California Highway Patrol is a law enforcement and traffic safety agency reporting to Business, Transportation and Housing Agency Acting Undersecretary Traci Stevens and Governor Jerry Brown.
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Chief Andy McMurray Appointed Deputy Director, Chief of Fire Protection
Sacramento - California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Director Ken Pimlott announced the appointment of Andy McMurry, 47, of Pine Grove, as the Deputy Director, Chief of Fire Protection, effective Tuesday, August 2, 2011.
Chief McMurry has 29 years of service with CAL FIRE and is one of five McMurrys (father Don, brothers Sam and Mike, and sister-in-law, Cindy) who have made the fire service their life's work. Chief McMurry has worked in five different CAL FIRE units (San Mateo-Santa Cruz, Mendocino, Sonoma-Lake-Napa, Fresno-Kings, and Tuolumne-Calaveras) serving in assignments ranging from Firefighter I through Deputy Chief and has worked in Sacramento Headquarters as a Staff Chief, Assistant Deputy Director and, most recently, as the Acting Deputy Director, Chief of Fire Protection.
"Andy's depth of operational and program experience in fire protection make him uniquely qualified for this position," said CAL FIRE Director Ken Pimlott. "His proven leadership will help guide CAL FIRE through the many challenges we are facing now and into the future."
Grab and Run Vehicle Pursuit
On July 19, 2011, at approximately 3:50 P.M. Citrus Heights Police Officers were dispatched to the Costco store at 7000 Auburn Blvd, for a theft in progress. Witnesses reported two males, later identified as Berry Denzel and a male juvenile, followed the female victim as she exited the store with a shopping cart. While the victim was distracted, the juvenile suspect stole her purse from the shopping cart then jumped into a waiting vehicle being driven by Berry Denzel.
A witness followed the suspect’s vehicle away from the store as it fled toward Sacramento on Highway 80. Responding officers located the vehicle near Truxel Rd and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. Berry Denzel failed to stop and a vehicle pursuit was initiated.
Shortly after officers terminated their pursuit, the suspect crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with an uninvolved motorist in the 800 block of Sacramento St. in West Sacramento.
Denzel Berry was taken into custody near the crash site while the juvenile ran from the crash scene into a nearby apartment complex. Citrus Heights Police Officer S. Lombardo and his K9 partner Bruno responded to the scene. The juvenile resisted arrest, the K9 was deployed and he was taken into custody.
The victim’s purse and a handgun were recovered at the scene. The suspect vehicle was determined to be stolen out of Sacramento on 7/10/11. Citrus Heights officers were assisted by the Sacramento Police Department and the West Sacramento Police Department. The vehicle collision is being investigated by the West Sacramento Police Department.
Denzel Berry was booked into the Sacramento County Jail on the charges of Grand Theft, Possession of Stolen Property, Evading a Police Officer, Vehicle Theft, Conspiracy, Resisting a Peace Officer, Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, Driving on a Suspended License and an outstanding warrant.
The juvenile was booked at the Sacramento County Juvenile Hall on the charges of Grand Theft, Conspiracy and Resisting a Police Officer.
The Citrus Heights Police Department wants to remind people to be aware of their surroundings and valuables at all times. It only takes a momentary distraction to be a victim of a crime.
HARLEY-DAVIDSON OF SACRAMENTO PROUDLY PRESENTS THE 18TH ANNUAL SACRAMENTO LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL RUN
This year thousands of anticipated riders will ride from the Police and Sheriff Memorial, riding along the river to the City of Isleton. This event continues to grow as the third largest ride in Northern California, with thousands of riders coming from as far away as Arizona, Nevada, and Washington.
The Run has become the primary fundraising event to enable Law Enforcement Chaplaincy-Sacramento to respond and serve our law enforcement families and community members. Support from the business community is vital in keeping our chaplains available to respond 24-7-365 when anyone has experienced a crisis or tragedy. Additional recipients of this year’s Ride proceeds are; California Peace Officers Memorial, Police & Sheriff Memorial Foundation, and some new programs to help our law enforcement departments and communities: sacramento4KIDS-teaching our children how to be safe, and Courage To Be You (C2BU)-stopping child sex trafficking.
Our Ride this year will begin at the Police & Sheriff Memorial, 500 Arden Way at 8:00AM Registration on Saturday, July 30st. After a brief Memorial Ceremony, remembering our fallen officers, we will begin the beautiful Ride down to the little historic delta town of Isleton. Isleton will be welcoming and hosting thousands of riders and family members with good food, good music and good fun, Live Auction, Fun for the whole family! Your contribution of coupons, prizes, and gifts to the Law Enforcement Chaplaincy-Sacramento for the silent Auction will help cover the costs.
The evening before, Friday, July 29th will be the preregistration party from 5pm-8pm at Sac Harley, 1000 Arden Way, Harlee and the Riff Raff Band, Food and Fun.
That evening of the law Enforcement Memorial run please then join us also at SACRAMENTO MILE at CAL EXPO GRANDSTANDS, 7:00pm, AMA Pro Dirt Track Racers at CA State Fair.
Please consider becoming a sponsor for the 18th Annual Sacramento Law Enforcement Memorial Run.
Together, we can and we will make a difference.
Law Enforcement Chaplaincy-Sacramento
1331 Garden Highway
Sacramento CA 95833
Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District: FIRE CAMP 2011
Sacramento – It is time to sign up for Metro Fire’s 2010 Fire Camp. Fire Camp is a day camp sponsored by the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District that takes place from July 19-22, 2011. Each day of camp 11, 12, and 13 year olds’ are given a chance to see and learn the varied disciplines of today’s fire service. It is a once in a lifetime experience, which instills self-confidence, teamwork and a basic understanding of the firefighter profession in a fun and exciting atmosphere.
The kids are grouped in “strike teams” of eight campers, and each strike team is mentored and supervised by two professional firefighters. Teams learn about the job of a firefighter and experience first hand important life safety skills.
To attend Fire Camp, applicants must be 11, 12 or 13 years of age. Preference is given to applicants who live within the Metro Fire District boundaries. Applications and more information can be found on our web site: www.sacmetrofire.ca.gov go to – Community Services, Programs, Fire Camp. Applications are processed in the order in which they are received, so, the earlier you apply, the better the chance of securing a position in this year’s Fire Camp.
METRO FIRE RESPONDS TO VACANT HOUSE FIRE
Rio Linda Ca- 8:37 pm May 30, 2011 Sacramento Metro Fire Crews responded to the report of a house fire located at 6027 MIO CT RIO LINDA CA. On arrival fire crews found a fire in a bedroom with extension to the hallway and attic space. Neighbors reported the home had been vacated the day prior, but had scene people in and out of the house through-out
The fire was contained in 7 minutes, using one alarm of 24 firefighters and no injuries were reported. A Metro Fire Investigator is in route to the scene, but the Incident Commander indicates the fire looks suspicious.
This is one of many vacant house fires in Sacramento County where witnesses saw unauthorized people in the area. Please call the Sheriff's department to report trespassing violations.