Sacto 9-1-1
April 29, 2011
Sacramento PD seeking teen convicted of pointing laser at CHP plane

jacob risch.jpgJacob Risch, 19, is wanted by the Sacramento Police Department after he failed to complete conditions of his probation for a felony conviction of pointing a laser light at a California Highway Patrol airplane, according to court records and police reports.

Risch, left, pleaded no contest on Sept. 13 to a felony count of discharging a laser at an aircraft. Police said he hit the CHP plane with a green laser light six times from ground near the 100 block of Mike Gartrell Circle in North Natomas, police said.

Responding Sacramento police officers arrested Risch.

Risch was sentenced to 60 days on the sheriff's work project and five years probation, court records show. On Nov. 30, his probation was revoked for failure to complete the terms of his sentence, records show.

Risch is described as a white male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 115 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

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Lasers are dangerous to pilots because the can blind them temporarily. They also can cause permanent eye damage.

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