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November 11, 2013
Two arrested after allegedly trying to sell stolen racing bike in Woodland

Two Woodland transients were arrested Sunday for allegedly trying to sell a stolen racing bike, but another man got away, according to police.

Matthew Kuehnau, 25, was arrested on suspicion of grand theft, possession of stolen property, conspiracy and resisting arrest. He remained at the Yolo County jail on $20,000 bond.

Robert Nesbitt, 27, was arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property, conspiracy and resisting arrest. He was being held at the Yolo County jail on $60,000 bond, as he also had a bench warrant for a DUI charge.

November 6, 2013
Person shot in Vacaville hospital parking lot

Vacaville police are investigating a shooting at a hospital parking lot early Tuesday evening.

The victim, who was not identified, was taken to a local hospital for treatment. It was not known what is the condition of the individual. Police did not release any information on the person who was shot.

At 6:17 p.m. Vacaville police received a report of shots being heard in the area of Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, near Ackerly Drive and New Horizons Way. That was followed by a call that a person who had been shot was on the ground.

When officers arrived, they found the victim in the parking lot on Ackerly Drive. It was not known if the suspect was on foot or in a vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.

If anyone has information on this case, call Vacaville police's Investigative Services Section at (707) 449-5286.

October 21, 2013
Two Roseville teens arrested for pointing laser at CHP aircraft

Two Roseville teenagers were arrested Saturday night for allegedly pointing a laser at a CHP aircraft.

"We're having the DA evaluate the case," said Dee Dee Gunther, spokeswoman for Roseville police. "They could be charged with pointing a laser at an aircraft, which can be a felony."

Brian Levenstein, 18 (pictured) was arrested for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was released from Placer County Jail Sunday on $2,500 bond.

August 29, 2013
Auburn man arrested on suspicion of setting fires at Rocklin hotel

By Tillie Fong

Rocklin police arrested an Auburn man at his home Wednesday for reportedly setting at least two fires at a Rocklin hotel.

Hoyt Starkey (pictured below), 51, was held at Placer County Jail on suspicion of arson of an inhabited dwelling. Bond was set at $150,000.

Starkey is suspected of being responsible for two recent fires at the Howard Johnson Hotel, 4420 Rocklin Road. Dates were not given for those fires.

Although the blazes caused minor damage, they are considered felony violations.

On Sunday, a mattress caught fire at the same hotel, setting off the fire sprinklers and caused an estimated $100,000 in damage to that room as well as 10 others.

Starkey is considered a person of interest in Sunday's fire, as the investigation continues, officials said.


August 29, 2013
13 wild abalone poaching suspects in Sacramento, Bay Area arrested

By Tillie Fong

California game wardens arrested 13 suspects in Sacramento and the Bay Area early Thursday for reportedly catching wild abalone off the Northern California coast for the purpose of selling them.

Four of the suspects are from Sacramento: Dung Van Nguyen, 40, Hiep Ho, 46, Hung Van Le, 42, and Tho Than Phan, 59.

Seven were from Oakland: Chinh Quan Le, 60, Khoa Dang Nguyen, 40, Hung Ngoc Quoc Vo, 41, Toi Van Nguyen, 48, Hai Van Ha, 43, Duoc Van Nguyen, 48, and Nhan Trong Le, 46. The first four from Oakland had previous poaching convictions.

Two were from other areas: Andy Phan, 47, of Fairfield and Charlie Le, 55, of Alameda.

August 4, 2013
Father arrested for running across I-5 with 7-year-old son

jeffrey.JPGA father who allegedly ran across an interstate highway with his 7-year-old son was booked into jail today, police said.

Jeffrey Kuykendall, 43, (pictured) was booked into the Sacramento County Jail on a count of child endangerment. Bond was set at $75,000.

At 8:48 a.m., police responded to a call of a man running across I-5, near the 1100 block of Second Street, with a small child. It was found that Kuykendall and his son had run across I-5 to the center divider, waited for a break in the traffic, and continued to the other side of the freeway.

Officials said the father is from Shasta Lake and had been visiting the area.

The boy was taken into protective custody after his father was arrested.

June 29, 2013
Divers recover body of man who drowned in Lake Natoma

By Richard Chang and Cathy Locke

Divers early this morning retrieved the body of a man who drowned in Lake Natoma late Friday near the CSUS Aquatic Center off Hazel Avenue.

Capt. Bryan Thomson of the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District said a group of young men were at the lake about 8:10 p.m. when the 20-year-old victim swam out to retrieve a ball in the channel. He began having difficulties and another member of the group tried to come to his aid as he went under water, but was unable to rescue him.

The second man also began having trouble but was rescued. He was checked out by paramedics and declined medical treatment, choosing to remain at the scene as the search for his friend continued.

Divers with the Drowning and Accident Rescue Team spent several hours scouring the lake, but the murky water made rescue efforts difficult, Thomson said. The body was finally brought on shore just before 1 a.m.

Call The Bee's Richard Chang, (916) 321-1018. Follow him on Twitter: @RichardYChang

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