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Burglary suspect caught in act, bus rider robbed at gunpoint on K and 7th

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Two young people arrested following fight at high school in Natomas

A young man and woman were arrested Tuesday following a fight at Inderkum High School that took a student to the hospital. The woman – Annalyshia Taylor, 18 – and the man, Dapree Johnson-Stowers, 19 – are former students; both were arrested on suspicion of felony assault. A hall monitor was apparently hit in the shoulder during the fight; the victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The incident occurred at 11:24 a.m. 

Robbery at gunpoint leaves man without wallet and cell phone

A man was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night on the 4500 block of Truxel Avenue, and the suspect took off with his wallet and cell phone. The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s, 5’9", with a medium build, wearing a dark gray hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans, and armed with a handgun.

Burglary suspect caught in the act by business owner

A person trying to break into a closed business on the 8100 block of Belvedere Avenue Tuesday night was arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary. At 11:12 p.m., officers responded to a report of someone trying to get into a closed business. The suspect had broken out a glass door, and was confronted by the owner who was inside. The suspect fled, and arriving officers found a person matching the description a few blocks away. An investigation is in progress.

Police chopper used to find suspects breaking into cars

Three young men were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of breaking into vehicles on the 2800 block of 47th Avenue. A police helicopter was used, and officers on it saw three people breaking into cars. The suspects fled when ground officers arrived; two of them were quickly caught, while the third continued to flee. The helicopter officers directed the ground officers to the third suspect, who was also caught. Travis Torix, 19, Jose Meddoza, 19 and Marcos Valdez, 20, were arrested on suspicion of burglary and conspiracy. The incident occurred at 4:33 p.m.

Car chase ends with man tasered

A man who allegedly fled from police and led them on a vehicle pursuit Tuesday night was ultimately tasered and arrested on suspicion of DUI. At Mack Road and Meadow Drive, at 10:12 p.m., 43-year-old David Brown didn’t stop when officers tried to pull his vehicle over. The short pursuit ended when he reportedly pulled into a court and got out of his vehicle. He started walking away and refused to comply with officers’ commands; a taser-like device was used on Brown, who was arrested on suspicion of multiple charges, including DUI.

Bus rider robbed at gunpoint at 7th and K

While traveling on a Regional Transit bus, a rider was robbed at gunpoint. The suspect took the victim’s property, including a cell phone, and left the bus Monday at 6:25 p.m.

Ex-boyfriend barricades self inside apartment

What was thought to be a prowler turned into quite the ordeal Monday night on the 2400 block of Conner Drive. Paul Garduno, 54, allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment at 7:12 p.m., and held her against her will. She was able to escape unharmed, however Garduno, a wanted parolee, stayed inside until he eventually surrendered. The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department SWAT team and Sacramento Police Department’s hostage negotiation team responded to the incident. Garduno was arrested on suspicion of parole violation, resisting arrest and false imprisonment.

Woman refuses to leave taxi

A woman, though to have a knife, refused to leave the back of a taxi cab Monday afternoon at Business 80 and Highway 160. She still refused to leave when officers arrived, police say, and was resistive to them. Eventually, Ladethra McFarland, 25, was arrested.

Gun found in nearby yard following robbery on South Avenue

A man reportedly knocked on a door, came into the home with a shotgun and stole money on the table Monday morning on the 1200 block of South Avenue. Those inside were seated in the living room and fled; the suspect grabbed the money on the table and fled out the door. When officers responded, they were unable to find the suspect, but found the shotgun in a neighboring yard. The suspect was described as a black male, about 35, 5’10", 130 pounds, with long dread locks, wearing a long black coat and denim jeans.

Man pulls steering wheel, breaks girlfriend’s windshield while kids in tow

A man was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and other charges following an incident in which it’s alleged he pulled the steering wheel and broke the windshield of his girlfriend’s car while three children were in the back. The incident occurred Monday at 7:28 a.m., on Interstate 80 and Northgate Boulevard. The woman was contacted at a nearby restaurant and it was found that her boyfriend, 27-year-old Bruce Tabler, was in the passenger seat and pulled on the steering wheel and the vehicle veered during an argument. The woman regained control of the car and pulled over, which is when Tabler allegedly starting throwing objects and broke the windshield. The children were uninjured; Tabler was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment, violating a restraining order, vandalism, interfering with the driver and probation violation.

Robbery on Mack Road and Center Parkway

Two men allegedly robbed someone and walked off in different directions Monday morning on Mack Road and Center Parkway. At 10:51 a.m., the victim was approached by two men, one who took money from the victim’s pocket, and both walked off in different directions. One suspect was described as a black male adult, wearing a gray coat and gray beanie with a tattoo on his neck. The second suspect was described as a black male adult wearing a red baseball cap and red jacket. 

Three people found behind business with copper tubing, burglary tools

Officers alerted to suspicious people behind a business at 16th and X Streets Monday morning found three people with numerous air conditioning condensers, copper tubing and various burglary tools, police say. The three were arrested and booked into county jail; the investigation is in progress.

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