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November 8, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What was outcome of investigation targeting Sacramento tax attorney?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: A couple of years ago, a Sacramento tax attorney named Roni Deutch was the target of an investigation by the California Department of Justice. She was accused of bilking clients out of millions and defying a court order by shredding documents that were ordered to be turned over to the court. What was the outcome?
Submitted by: Just Wondering, Sacramento

ANSWER: A civil lawsuit filed against former Sacramento tax attorney Roni Lynn Deutch in August 2010 by the California Attorney General's Office has not been resolved, according to Sacramento Superior Court online records.

The lawsuit alleges that Deutch swindled clients, charging individual clients up to $4,700 for tax help but delivering little or no results. As part of the lawsuit, she was ordered to pay $435,000 in refunds to dissatisfied clients, according to stories in The Bee.

While maintaining that she is innocent, Deutch closed her offices and surrendered her law license in May 2011, saying she was broke and unable to continue operate her business.

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November 5, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Has Roseville woman who went missing in May been found?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: Was Susan Jacobson, the Roseville woman who went missing this past May, ever found?.
Submitted by: HFish, Sacramento

ANSWER: Susan Jacboson has not been found.

November 4, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Any arrests in shooting deaths of father, son at North Highlands home?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: What happened in the case of the father and son -- "Crisp" was the last name -- in North Highlands that were shot in their home back in October in the 1980s?
Submitted by: Patricia, Sacramento

ANSWER: Fifteen-year-old Aaron Michael Crisp and his 48-year-old father, Michael Gregory Crisp, were found dead in their home on Bismarck Drive in North Highlands the night of Oct. 31, 2007.

November 1, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Was anyone arrested for 1994 midtown shooting that killed woman?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: During the 1990s, a woman named Kristy King was shot in a drive-by shooting as she was moving into an apartment on O Street. Were her killers ever caught?
Submitted by: C12, Sacramento

ANSWER: Although two youths, one 17 years old and the other 18, were arrested in connection with the March 30, 1994, shooting death of Kristy Ann King, court records do not show that either was charged in the case.

October 29, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 Crime Q&A: What happened to suspect in '90s slaying of mother, teens?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: In the early to mid-90s I remember a story that had me fearing strangers as a young kid. There was a man who abducted a woman and two or three children. Their vehicle was discovered later in the forest, burned, with the family in the trunk. Is the convicted killer still alive?
Submitted by:Anonymous, Southport

ANSWER: You may be referring to the brutal slaying of three Yosemite sightseers in 1999.

October 28, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 Crime Q&A: What led to fatal shooting of deputy in 1979?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: What are the details of the shooting death of Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy Christopher Boone on Oct. 25, 1979? DetectiveBoone was posthumously awarded for the Sheriff's Deprtment Medal of Valor and the Sheriff' Department Facebook page has a post memorializing him.
Submitted by: Jerry K., Sacramento

ANSWER: Detective Christopher W. Boone, 31, was shot and killed while on a surveillancae assignment at the residence of a woman who had been the victim of a series of obscene and threatening phone calls.

October 18, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 Crime Q&A: What happened to suspects in January shooting death in Rosemont?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: In January, there was a shooting on Westporter Drive in Rosemont. One man was killed in his car. Two were arrested. What was the outcome?.
Submitted by: Santana, Sacramento

ANSWER: Michael Almeda, 20, and Rodolfo Villa, 23, are being held in Sacramento County Jail without bail in connection with the shooting death of 21-year-old Alexander Brian Chavez.


October 17, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Were charges filed against wrong-way driver in fatal I-5 crash?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: What was the name of the wrong-way driver in the fatal collision June 20 on Interstate 5, and have charges been filed?
Submitted by: L. Gibson, Sacramento

ANSWER: Jefferson Cortez was identified as the driver of a vehicle that was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Del Paso Boulevard about 1:30 a.m. when his car struck two other vehicles, according to California Highway Patrol spokeswoman Officer Lizz Dutton.

October 16, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to 1980s TV weatherman accused of lewd acts?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: Back in the late 1980s there was a weather man dubbed Stormin' Norman. He was accused of lewd sexual acts in a bathroom in Sunrise Mall. Was he found guilty?
Submitted by: Tony, Sacramento

ANSWER: Norman Francis Jacobs, also known as Stormin' Norman, a television weatherman for KTXL Channel 40, was one of six men arrested in 1987 on charges of soliciting and engaging in lewd acts in a Macy's department store restroom in Sunrise Mall.

October 15, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to suspects in 1997 slaying of teen in Rosemont?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: What was the outcome of a killing in the Rosemont area? The year was '97, at a dead end. The victim's name was Oscar.
Submitted by: Michael, Sacramento

ANSWER: Oscar De Herrera, 16, was killed and his older brother was critically injured in December 1997 when they were shot at Huntsman and Parfait drives, near the playing fields of Albert Einstein Middle School.

October 14, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 Crime Q&A: What happened to culprit in 2008 slaying on Salmon Falls Drive?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: What happened to the person who shot Edward Chaney on Salmon Falls Drive in Rancho Cordova in 2008 or 2009?
Submitted by: Diana, Fair Oaks

ANSWER: The slaying of Edward Chaney in November 2008 remains unsolved.

October 10, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to man accused of fatal 2012 shooting outside Sacramento bar?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: What happened to Elpidio Tellez, who was accused of shooting Jesse James Nunez in November 2012 at the Monte Carlo Club?
Submitted by: Linda, Elk Grove

ANSWER: Elpidio Tellez is scheduled for trial Oct. 17 in the shooting death of 36-year-old Jesse James Nunez, according to Sacramento Superior Court online records.

October 9, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What's status of men accused of defrauding United Auburn Indian Community?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: What's the status of the trio arrested and arraigned on charges related to the United Auburn Indian Community construction fraud?
Submitted by: CC, Rocklin

ANSWER: Bart Wayne Volen, Gregory Scott Baker and Darrell Patrick Hinz are awaiting trial in federal court in Sacramento, accused of stealing more than $18 million from the United Auburn Indian Community, which owns the Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln.

October 7, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to man accused of sexually assaulting health spa client?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: What ever happened in the case of Tyrone Michael Dwyer? On April 12, 2011, he was in court for sexually assaulting an unconscious client at Fountain of Health spa. He was also accused /charged with possessing obscene material and child pornography on his computer. What is the disposition of this case and what was his sentence?
Submitted by: Marsha, Sacramento

ANSWER: Tyrone Michael Dwyer, 58, pleaded no contest to rape of an unconscious person and possession of obscene material depicting a minor engaged in sex acts.

October 3, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to woman who stabbed teen in apartment parking lot?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: What happened with the Sept. 25, 2003 murder-homicide of Emanuel B. Stone, a 16-year-old boy who was stabbed by his ex-girlfriend at the old Marconi Palms apartments on Marconi Avenue in Sacramento? What happened to the woman?
Submitted by: Melissa, Sacramento

ANSWER: Lillian Bennett, 23, was charged with murder in the the stabbing death of Emanuel Broadway Stone at an apartment complex in the 3800 block of Marconi Avenue.

October 2, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to man who killed wife at Arden Arcade home 20 years ago?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: What happened to Ron Wayne Beard who shot his wife to death in their home near Cottage Park 20 years ago?
Submitted by: The Blogger, Sacramento

ANSWER: Ronald Wayne Beard was convicted of first-degree murder for the Nov. 2, 1990 slaying of his estranged wife, Beverly.

October 1, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to suspects in fatal shooting outside former North Natomas nightclub?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: Whatever happened with the case of 22-year-old David Blanks, who was murdered at Chris Webber's nightclub in 2009?

Submitted by: Stopviolence, Sacramento

ANSWER: Two reputed street gang members were convicted of second-degree murder in the Oct. 22, 2009, shooting death of 22-year-old David Blanks outside the Center Court nightclub in North Natomas.

According to stories in The Bee, Nicholas L. Newsome and Sean L. Joyner were each sentenced in May 2012 to 40 years to life in prison.

September 30, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to man who shot women who teased him about ride?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: Back in the early 1990s, there was an incident whereby a young boy shot and killed two people for not giving him a ride home. I believe his name was Joshua Jones. This occurred in Sacramento. Whatever happened in that case?

Submitted by: Deejay, Sacramento

ANSWER: Joshua Mark Jones was convicted of second-degree murder and attempted murder for the March 1997 shooting of two women who allegedly teased him at his sister's apartment in the 1500 block of Fulton Avenue.

September 20, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to man in 1995 North Sacramento shooting?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: Whatever happened to the 19- to 20-year-old man shot in the north area in April 1995? His name was Ernie Gabaldon.
Submitted by: Harold, Sacramento

ANSWER: Ernie Gabaldon, 19, was shot while leaving a party at a duplex on the corner of El Camino and Western avenues in April 1995 and died later at UC Davis Medical Center.

September 19, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to man accused of 2007 homicide?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: What happened the man sought in connection with the killing of Alex Rodriguez in 2007?
Submitted by: Leti, Elk Grove

ANSWER: According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation website, Santino Mario Garcia is a fugitive.

September 16, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to man who killed woman, dumped body in river?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: What happened to the young man who killed the mother and dumped the body into the river? Didn't the body resurface? Alive?
Submitted by: Will Never Forget, Sacramento

ANSWER: In a case that a Sacrmento Superior Court judge described as "stranger than fiction", a brother and sister were sentenced in January 2003 to 25 years to life in prison for the murder of a woman who some people claimed was still alive.

September 12, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to man who killed woman, dumped body in Wilton-area pond?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: What happened to Danny Ray Steele, who was arrested on suspicion of killing a woman and submerging her body in a pond by a rope on his father's land?
Submitted by: Glenda, Citrus Heights

ANSWER: Danny Raymond Steele pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in the 2001 death of Phyllis Dianne Elame, 53.

September 11, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to man who killed wife, daughters in Sonoma County in 1980s?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: What happened to the man that killed his wife, his mother and two of his three daughters? One daughter was found in a landfill with her throat slashed but survived. I believe this occurred in Santa Rosa. He was high on drugs and was convicted of the murders and sentenced, possibly to death. These horrible murders occurred I believe in 1988 or sometime near.
Submitted by: Sharon, Sacramento

ANSWER: Ramon Salcido was sentenced to death for the slaying of seven people, including his wife and two daughters, during a killing spree April 14, 1989 in Sonoma County.

September 10, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to man accused of killing woman who disappeared from casino?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: What ever happened to the man accused of killing a young woman he met at Thunder Valley Casino? He was seen leaving the casino with her, but she never made it to her car. What ever happened in the case and did they ever find her body?.
Submitted by: Localresidentlinda, Sacramento

ANSWER: The body of 27-year-old Christie Wilson, who disappeared from the Thunder Valley Casino near Lincoln on Oct. 5, 2005, has not been found.

September 5, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Have drivers been identfied in recent Folsom crash?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: About two weeks ago a woman in a green SUV was driving crazy, first on Highway 50, then onto Folsom Boulevard and crashed into a guy in a BMW on Iron Point Road in Folsom. Were their IDs ever revealed?
Submitted by: Steve and Beverly, Folsom

ANSWER: The crash occurred about 2:52 p.m. Aug. 14, when a woman reportedly speeding on Folsom Boulevard in a sport utility vehicle approached slow-moving traffic at Iron Point Road.

September 4, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to men who killed skate rink manager in '80s?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: What happened to the guys who robbed and killed a guy at Kings skating rink in south Sacramento? I think it was in the '80s and they may have been friends of the victim.
Submitted by: Bee, Elk Grove

ANSWER: Daniel Lloyd Fedorenko was sentenced in June 1988 to life in prison without possibility of parole for the shooting death of 23-year-old Kent Johnson.

September 3, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to man who killed girlfriend in midtown apartment?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: In fall 2003, there was a young man named Correll who killed his girlfriend. What ever happened to Correll?
Submitted by: Sherry Thompson, Citrus Heights

ANSWER: A Sacramento County jury convicted Correll Hicks Jr. of first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, 27-year-old Jessica Smith.

August 30, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Has man who pleaded guilty in Ponzi scheme been sentenced?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: Defendant Garry Bradford pleaded guilty to a Ponzi scheme charge. Sentencing was scheduled to take place in April 2013. It was postponed. What is the status of this case?
Submitted by: George, Truckee

ANSWER: More than two years after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court in Sacramento to four counts of federal wire fraud, Garry Bradford has yet to be sentenced.

August 28, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What did investigators conclude in 2007 deaths of three people at Folsom home?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: What was the outcome of the investigation of the deaths of three people in early 2007? I believe they were found murdered in a house in Folsom. The people involved were a married couple and another woman. The married couple were soon to retire from Folsom Prison -- I think they were guards -- and going to move to Tennessee.
Submitted by: Lucy, Nashville, Tenn.

ANSWER: Folsom police determined that the deaths of three people at a home on Wembley Court in January 2007 was a double homicide and suicide.

August 27, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to teen who killed Rio Linda couple in 1970s?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: What happened to Mike Love, who murdered an older couple in Rio Linda back in the mid to late 1970s?
Submitted by: Terry, Rancho Cordova

ANSWER: Michael Lynn Love, was convicted in 1981 of two counts of murder for the 1979 slaying of his neighbors, Faye Alexander, 62, and her 63-year-old husband, Charlie.

August 23, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Was anyone arrested for 2004 slaying of Citrus Heights teen?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: In the early '90s, a teen was killed in a condo on Cavan Drive in Greenback Estates in Citrus Heights. I believe his dad came home and found him in the a.m. The boy was beaten to death and maybe stabbed as well. Did they ever find the boy's killers?
Submitted by: Marcifiddler, Citrus Heights

ANSWER: Two men in prison for another murder admitted to the 2004 slaying of 17-year-old Eddie Heydaragha in Citrus Heights.

August 20, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to fire captain accused of child pornography?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: What was the outcome from Sac Metro Fire Capt. Steve Campbell's arrest for child pornography in December 2008?
Submitted by: SilverFox47, Sacramento

ANSWER: Steven Craig Campbell, a captain with the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, was arrested by Citrus Heights police in December 2008, accused of possessing and exchanging images of children in sexual situations.

August 15, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Was anyone arrested in teen's 1989 shooting death?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: What happened after the death of Keith Porter? He was 18 years old, killed by gun violence.
Submitted by: Stacy, Sacramento

ANSWER: The shooting death of 18-year-old Donald Keith Porter on March 10, 1989, remains unsolved.

August 14, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to teen who killed father's girlfriend?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: Back in the '80s, a woman I worked with was strangled by her boyfriend's son. He then stole her black Pontiac Trans Am with the license plate "JERI" and fled the state. I believe the killing occurred somewhere in Sacramento County at her boyfriend's home. What happened with that case? Did they ever catch him?
Submitted by: GT, Roseville

ANSWER: Paul Garcia was convicted of the May 1993 beating and strangulation death of his father's girlfriend, 38-year-old Geraldine Marie Fisher, and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

August 13, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to man convicted of killing teen in early 1990s?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: I know there was a conviction for the murder of 14-year-old Kimberly Hill, who was killed the summer of 1992. Her body was found on White Rock Road, I believe. What happened to the man convicted of killing her?
Submitted by: Jamie, Sacramento

ANSWER: Shane Alan Schmitt was convicted of first-degree murder in the bludgeoning death of Kimberly Hill.

August 12, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Was anyone convicted in 1980s slaying of Placer cabinetmaker?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: In south Placer County, a cabinetmaker was found dead in his home. His name was Robert DeRungs. Did they ever catch the suspect?
Submitted by: Willie, Roseville

ANSWER: Three men pleaded guilty for their roles in the 1986 execution-style slaying of Robert DeRungs during a robbery at his home on Cook-Riolo Road near Roseville.

August 7, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Any update on convicted sex offender accused of receiving child porn?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: I'm wondering if there is any follow-up information on the outcome of the trial for the case of Travis Marshall Grey, who was charged with receiving child pornography?
Submitted by: missjenny, Sacramento

ANSWER: Travis Marshall Grey, 29, is in Sacramento County Jail awaiting trial in federal court.

August 6, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Was anyone arrested in shooting death of jewelry store owner?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: In the late '90s, a man who had a jewelry business out of his home was found dead in his home. It was in the Foothill Farms area. Did they ever find the person or persons who killed him?
Submitted by: Linda, North Highlands

ANSWER: The 1995 slaying of John Heringer in the driveway outside his Foothill Farms townhouse remains unsolved.

August 5, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to man who killed girls with claw hammer in 1980s?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: What ever happened in the case of a young man who worked at a computer store in Fair Oaks about 25 or so years ago who, I believe, was found guilty of using a claw hammer on two teenage girls at his Citrus Heights duplex?
Submitted by: Bo, Fair Oaks

ANSWER: Alan Edward Rice was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the claw-hammer slayings of 12-year-old Angelique Diamond and 14-year-old Laraine Roberts on April 16, 1986.

August 2, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to police officer accused of sexually assaulting woman?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: What happened to former Sac PD Officer Gary Baker arrested on sexual assault charges?
Submitted by:Roy Jones, Elk Grove

ANSWER: Gary Dale Baker is charged with sexually assaulting a woman in her late 70s who suffers from a serious speech impairment caused by a stroke.

July 31, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Any arrests in death of Citrus Heights man shot at his computer?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: "Bob" of Citrus Heights was shot execution style in back of the head while sitting at his computer while his roommate slept and never heard a sound. This murder took place in his apartment 12 to 14 years ago. Are there any suspects or convictions?
Submitted by: Kathy, Orangevale

ANSWER: The shooting death of 44-year-old Robert Thomas Newberry on July 26, 2005, remains unsolved.

July 30, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Was anyone arrested for 1993 shooting deaths of boys found at light-rail station?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: Several years ago there were two young boys found murdered and their bodies stuffed under a bench at a Rancho Cordova light-rail station. Was anyone ever arrested for these murders?
Submitted by: Rpierce, Sacramento

ANSWER: The 1993 slayings of Dominic Namnard, 13, and Jone Vongkhamsomphou, 12, remain unsolved.

July 29, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What were circumstances in death of woman slain by roommates?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: I'm asking for answers about the murder of Oletha Arnetta Bradford in 1997. There were four women involved/convicted.
Submitted by: Willie Allen, Soledad

ANSWER: The body of Oletha Bradford, 32, was found Oct. 25, 1997 in a drainage canal along San Juan Road, west of Interstate 5. She had been severely beaten and her throat slit with a utility knife.

July 26, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Was anyone convicted in 1987 slaying of Sacramento musician?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: I'm trying to find out any information on the death of Bruce Lee, a Sacramento musician who was born Dec. 20, 1949, and died Dec. 29, 1987. His body was discovered covered with tarps in back of a truck at the Truckadero on Stockton Boulevard.
Submitted by: Rick Schultze, Yachats, Ore

ANSWER: John James Bruce Lee, a 1966 Sacramento High School graduate who went on to a successful career as an entertainer, was found dead on his 38th birthday inside a sleeping bag in the bed of his pickup truck behind a truck stop on Stockton Boulevard.

July 24, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to kidnapper who hid girl at Elk Grove church?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: What happened to the man who kidnapped a girl and hid her for a period of time? It was about 10 to 15 years ago.
Submitted by: Curious, Sacramento

ANSWER: Kenneth Alvin Michel, a man who suffered from hearing and speech impairments as well as other physical and emotional ills, was sentenced to 62 years and four months in prison for the kidnapping of two girls and the attempted kidnapping of a third.

July 23, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to law students accused of beheading exotic bird in Las Vegas?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: Several months ago, The Bee printed a story about three Berkeley law students who reportedly chased a pet parrot down an alley and beheaded it. Whatever happened as a result of the court case?
Submitted by: Helen Dadmehr, Sacramento

ANSWER: Justin Teixeira, a law student at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Placerville resident, was accused of killing and torturing an exotic bird at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas on Oct. 12, 2012.

July 18, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to prison inmate accused of killing cellmate?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: Whatever happened to inmate Maurice Woodson, who was suspected of killing his cellmate in new Folsom prison?
Submitted by: Tra, Brentwood

ANSWER: Maurice Woodson is accused of killing his cellmate, 38-year-old Anthony Steadham, in December 2011 at California State Prison, Sacramento in Folsom.

July 17, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to state corrections employee accused of insurance fraud?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: What happened to a prison guard who faked disability injury at a swingers club?
Submitted by: Gary Hall, Modesto

ANSWER: John Smiley and his wife, Cynthia Ann Biasi-Smiley, were convicted in March 2012 of attempted perjury in a workers' comp case in which he said that injuries he suffered in a shooting outside a San Francisco sex club were job-related.

July 15, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Any convictions in 1990s case of woman found dead along White Rock Road?

Sacramento Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: Around the mid 1990s, along White Rock Road west of Scott Road -- south of Highway 50 -- a woman's body was seen on the side of the road by people driving to work. But nobody reported it until one man arrived at his office. A roadside memorial photo of "Sherri" is there today. Was her killer ever caught?
Submitted by: David Sanders, Folsom

ANSWER: A Sacramento County jury convicted Jeffery Jon Mills of the slaying of Sherri Farrar, a 21-year-old Carmichael mother whose body was found along White Rock Road on Feb. 11, 1994.

July 11, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to DJs in radio station's fatal water-drinking contest?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: What happened to the DJs and radio station that had the contest "don't wee to win a Wii," or something like that?
Submitted by: Lynn, Sacramento

ANSWER: The five on-air personalities on the "Morning Rave" radio show and five other employees of The End (KDND, 107.9) were fired amid public outrage after a 28-year-old Rancho Cordova woman died following her participation in the station contest.

July 10, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Was anyone arrested for Citrus Heights man's 1995 beating death?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: Do you know if anyone was ever caught for the murder of John A. Somers that happened in February 1995? He was at home sleeping in Citrus Heights and someone broke in, then killed him with his own cane.
Submitted by: Lorena, Elk Grove

ANSWER: Donald Lawrence Pequeen was convicted of murdering 70-year-old John Albert Somers during a burglary at Somers' Citrus Heights home Feb. 9, 1995.

July 9, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to driver in 1980s crash that killed two teens?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: Back in I believe 1989, my best friend Stacie McDonough and another close friend Jodi Del Nero were both killed in a single-car accident on the Levy Road in Sacramento. Whatever happened to the driver of that vehicle? I remember he survived, but was he ever convicted in their deaths?
Submitted by: Wendy, Antelope

ANSWER: Lawrence Ervin Potts, then 18, was sentenced in February 1989 to eight years in prison after pleading no contest to two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in connection with the fatal crash Sept. 3, 1988.

July 8, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to suspects in fatal New Year's Eve shootings in Old Sacramento?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: What happened to the three arrested in the 2012 Old Sacramento New Year's Eve shooting of Daniel Ferrier?
Submitted by: 3il33n, Placerville

ANSWER: Three people are in Sacramento County Jail on various charges related to the shooting deaths of Daniel Ferrier, 36, and Gabriel Cordova, 35, at the Sports Corner Cafe on New Year's Eve.

July 5, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to Roseville teacher accused of molesting student?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: About four years ago, a teacher at Buljan Middle School in Roseville was charged with sexually molesting a boy who was one of his students. What became of the case?
Submitted by: Curious Reader, South Natomas

ANSWER: James Albert Hirleman, a seventh-grade teacher at George Buljan Middle School in Roseville, was arrested by Rocklin police in September 2008, accused of molesting a minor.

July 3, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Was anyone convicted in death of real estate speculator?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: I believe in 1979 Roger Vaness was murdered at his home on South Land Park Drive. Reportedly this was because he was reporting arsonists who would buy short sale homes at auction and then have them burned down for the insurance money. Apparently this was a hit job. Did they ever find the murderer?
Submitted by: Jinny, Sacramento

ANSWER: One person was convicted and another acquitted in the contract murder of 33-year-old Sacramento real estate speculator Roger O. Vennes.

July 1, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Was anyone arrested in 1990s slaying at Burger King restaurant?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: There was a murder at what was a Burger King on Sunrise Boulevard about 20 years ago. Were the murderers ever caught?
Submitted by: Charles, Rancho Cordova

ANSWER:Four people were arrested in the 1994 slaying of 56-year-old William Robert Johnstone, general manager of the Burger King restaurant at Sunrise Boulevard and Coloma Road, in the Gold River area.

June 28, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to man accused of abusing child?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: About five or six years ago, Billy Ray Arnett was accused of child abuse. What was the outcome?
Submitted by: Sarah, Sacramento

ANSWER: Billy Ray Arnett was arrested in September 1994, accused of willful cruelty to a child, after bruises and burns were found on his girlfriend's 4-year-old son.

June 27, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What caused death of woman found in car in Rio Linda last year?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: Last year, a woman was found dead in her car on Q Street close to a storage rental facility in Rio Linda. Did they ever find out why she died or what happened to her?
Submitted by: Lynn, Rio Linda

ANSWER: A 46-year-old woman was found dead in her car in the 2600 block of Q Street in Rio Linda on Jan. 18, 2012.

June 25, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What news on man killed in Napa home?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: An employee where I worked flew into Sacramento on Saturday, June 22, after being called by police somewhere in that area regarding the killing of our employee's husband's father. I believe the last name would be Buffington. The killing was committed in the home of the person, I believe. Can you direct me to any stories regarding this?
Submitted by: John, Broken Arrow, Okla.

ANSWER: Don Warner Buffington, 62, has been identified as the man who was stabbed to death at his Napa home during an apparent burglary last week.

June 24, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to Del Paso Heights store owner who killed burglar in '80s?

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QUESTION: What happened to the store owner who shot and killed a man 30-plus years ago when the burglar broke into his store through the roof, I believe in Del Paso Heights. I believe the burglar was an O'Roy.
Submitted by: Citizen Kane, Del Paso Heights

ANSWER: Sacramento police determined that the shooting death of a man who broke into a Del Paso Heights grocery store in December 1987 was a justifiable homicide.

June 21, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to man accused in stabbing death of stepgrandfather?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: Whatever happened to the guy who stabbed to death his stepgrandfather one night on Coyle Drive? I know he was taken into custody, but haven't heard anything since.
Submitted by: Karen, Carmichael

ANSWER: Kenneth Azlin, 26, was arrested on suspicion of murder in the fatal stabbing of 65-year-old Roy Shier.

June 19, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to state bureaucrat involved in fatal DUI crash?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: I can't remember the name of the man, but I think he was a lobbyist that was convicted of DUI in the death of several people one afternoon. What ended up happening to him?
Submitted by: Chelsea, Sacramento

ANSWER: A Sacramento County jury convicted Roberto P. Vellanoweth, a former state bureaucrat, of gross vehicular manslaughter in a collision that killed four people, including a 19-month-old boy, in March 2007.

June 18, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to man arrested in 2011 Rancho Cordova home invasion?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: Whatever happened to the suspects involved in the alleged home invasion on Palm Grove Drive in Rancho Cordova on June 16, 2011?
Submitted by: Rick, Folsom

ANSWER: A Sacramento County jury in January convicted 22-year-old parolee Lawrence Lamar Jackio of multiple charges, including attempted murder, attempted robbery and use of a gun in the June 16, 2011, home invasion robbery that turned into a gun battle.

June 14, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to longtime Sacramento businessman accused of investment scam?

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QUESTION: What happened to Jonathon Appleton, who operated real estate and insurance businesses and was accused of investment scams about 10 years ago?
Submitted by: Curious, Sacramento

ANSWER: Alden Jonathon Apple of Fair Oaks was sentenced in in 2003 to seven years in state prison for bilking members of his church out of more than $680,000 in an investment scam.

June 12, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Has court date been set in suit against attorney who targets businesses for ADA violations?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: I am wondering when Scott Johnson, the attorney who sues small businesses for people with disabilities, will be going to court?
Submitted by: Marilyn, El Dorado Hills

ANSWER: Scott Johnson, a Carmichael attorney who is quadriplegic and sues small businesses for disability access violations, is the defendant in a civil suit brought by former employees who allege wrongful termination, sexual harassment and a hostile work environment.

June 11, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to driver in fiery 2001 crash that killed teen?

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QUESTION: In 2001, Venus Foster was killed in a high-speed chase involving a man who carjacked a car. It happened at the Sheldon Road exit. Whatever happened to the driver of the car?
Submitted by: Kamili, Sacramento

ANSWER: A Sacramento County jury convicted Brandon Charles Williams of Stockton of second-degree murder and evading a police officer in the fiery crash that resulted in the death of 18-year-old Venus Mignon Foster.

June 6, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Was anyone prosecuted for killing of West Sacramento bartender?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: Many years ago, a cocktail waitress or bartender was killed at the Sail Inn in West Sacramento. Was her killer ever found and/or prosecuted?
Submitted by: Sacsun, Antelope

ANSWER: Virginia Mochel, a bartender at the Sail Inn Tavern, is one of 10 people whose deaths have been attributed to notorious serial murderer Gerald Gallego.

June 3, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to suspect in fatal shooting at Fair Oaks apartment?

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QUESTION: Legion Dobbins was killed by a Russian immigrant who shot him in his apartment while on the phone with his girlfriend and he died of a gunshot to the head. I believe it was in the North Highlands area. What happened in this case?
Submitted by: DPH, Del Paso Heights

ANSWER: Jeffrey Philip Kiehn was convicted by a Sacramento County jury in the shooting death of 22-year-old Legion Shane Dobbins.

May 31, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What's latest on man accused of slaying family members in Rancho Cordova?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: What happened to Grigoriy Bukhantsov, who was charged with killing his sister-in-law and two young children?
Submitted by: Zuzik, Rancho Cordova

ANSWER: Grigoriy Bukhantsov, 20, is still awaiting trial for the October slaying of his sister-in-law and two of her children in their Rancho Cordova home.

May 30, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What was outcome of shooting at South Natomas store?

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QUESTION: There was a gang-related shooting at a Circle K on San Juan Boulevard and Northgate. What was the outcome?
Submitted by: Name, City

ANSWER: You may be referring to a 2011 shooting outside a store at San Juan Road and Northgate Boulevard in which one man was killed and another injured.

May 29, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Was driver arrested in death of Elk Grove jogger?

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QUESTION: I believe in May 2010 or 2011, a young woman was killed by a truck that ran a stop light on Laguna Boulevard and Laguna Park Drive while she was on her morning run. Has there been any update on this case?
Submitted by: Juli, Sacramento

ANSWER: Teresa Hess, 54, of Elk Grove was fatally injured April 5, 2011, when she was struck by a pickup truck as she jogged across Laguna Boulevard.

May 28, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened in 1999 heist of $2.3 million from cash shuttle?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: What happened to the Brinks driver who lost his cargo at a stop near Cordelia?
Submitted by: Gary Hall, Modesto

ANSWER: The theft of $2.3 million from a Loomis, Fargo and Co. truck on March 24, 1999, remains unsolved.

The tractor rig with an unarmored trailer reportedly left a Sacramento loading site about 7:30 p.m. on a rainy evening. When it arrived in San Francisco, approximately $2.3 million in cash -- described as small bills weighing more than 250 pounds -- was missing.

According to stories in The Bee, workers first noticed a pool of water on the trailer's floor, then discovered a hole in the roof large enough for an average-size man to slip through.

A motorist later reported having seen a figure jump off the truck as it slowed down at a weighing station at Cordelia, near the junction of Interstate 80 and Interstate 680 on the outskirts of Fairfield.

After the heist, Loomis, Fargo and Co. discontinued cash shuttles.

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May 22, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to woman accused of fatal Citrus Heights stabbing?

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QUESTION: On March 13, 2010, there was a stabbing death of Monica Ann Anderson at an apartment complex in Citrus Heights. Lan Anh Le was arrested. Could you tell me what the outcome was?
Submitted by:Jim, Sacramento

ANSWER: Lan Anh Le was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of 26-year-old Monica Anne Anderson at Anderson's Citrus Heights apartment.

Le, 23, was sentenced in October 2012 to 25 years to life in prison and is incarcerated at the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla.

May 21, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to drunken driver who struck pedestrian?

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QUESTION: What happened to the man that hit a pedestrian, not in the crosswalk, on Northgate a few years ago and killed the young man?
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Submitted by: Mind Wondering, Sacramento

ANSWER: Vincent Alfred Velasquez, who struck and killed a teenager on Northgate Boulevard in February 2011, entered no contest pleas to driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license.

May 17, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to Citrus Heights man arrested in Mariposa gem heist?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: What happened in court to Michael Gomes, who was one of the men accused of the Mariposa County gem heist?
Submitted by: Elizabeth, Auburn

ANSWER: Michael Anthony Gomes, 43, was arrested in January at his Citrus Heights home in connection with the September robbery of the California State Mining and Mineral Museum in Mariposa.

May 15, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to father accused of killing infant son in late '90s?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: Whatever happened to Robert Vela? He was accused of killing his infant son at his parents' home in the Pocket area. I think it was in the late '90s.
Submitted by: Grammy G., Sacramento

ANSWER: A Sacramento County jury convicted Robert Ramirez Vela Jr. of second-degree murder in the 1996 death of his 1-year-old son, Daniel Vergos.

May 13, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Has former El Dorado Hills resident been sentenced in investment fraud scheme?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: Was Daniel Chartraw sentenced May 2, and if so what was the sentence?
Submitted by: Chris, Los Angeles

ANSWER: According to U.S. District Court online records, Daniel Chartraw's sentencing has been continued to July 18.

May 10, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What was trial outcome for man accused of killing ex-wife?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: Whatever happened in the trial of my murdered friend Jill Alamo?
Submitted by: Colleen, Sacramento

ANSWER: Augustine Espino Munoz pleaded no contest in 2011 to second-degree murder in the 2007 strangulation of his ex-wife, Jill Alamo.

May 7, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to psychiatrist accused of child molestation?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: Last year, Kaiser psychiatrist Stephen Melcher was sentenced for for child molestation. Was he released already? I cannot find him in the correctional system in California.
Submitted by: Akbar, Sacramento

ANSWER: Stephen Francis Melcher pleaded no contest in April 2012 to a charge of child molestation and was sentenced to 365 days in Sacramento County jail.

May 3, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What was ruckus in River Park area?

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QUESTION: There was a large police presence in River Park on Thursday afternoon/evening. A helicopter and many patrol cars, including park rangers, were on scene. What was the cause?
Submitted by: Greg, Sacramento

ANSWER: According to the Sacramento Police Department's daily activity log, officers were called to the 5400 block of Sandburg Drive in the River Park area about 7:30 p.m. Thursday regarding teenagers involved in a fight.

May 2, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What's latest in case of Elk Grove man accused in Ponzi scheme?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: I was wondering if you had any information about the Ponzi scheme case against Chris Jackson?
Submitted by: Conrad, Sacramento

ANSWER:The case of Christopher Jackson, one of five Sacramento-area residents charged in September 2011 in a $26 million real estate fraud scheme, remains in federal court in Sacramento.

May 1, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to couple in kidnap, murder case?

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QUESTION: Several years ago, a man and a woman picked up a prostitute for the purpose of having the woman experience killing someone. Whatever happened to them?
Submitted by: Harry Banan, Sacramento

ANSWER: You may be thinking of the case of James Daveggio and Michelle Michaud of Sacramento who were sentenced to death in 2002 for the 1997 abduction, rape and murder of a Pleasanton woman.

April 30, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to restaurant owners accused of backroom marijuana sales?

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QUESTION: A couple who owned the Farmer's Daughter restaurant was arrested last year for selling marijuana in the back room. What happened to them?
Submitted by: Rose, Sacramento

ANSWER: Robert Sand and Shelby Lucero, proprietors of the Farmer's Daughter restaurant, were arrested in July 2012 after Sacramento County sheriff's narcotics detectives raided the restaurant and the owners' Rio Linda home.

April 29, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What's up with DUI suspect previously sentenced for fatal crash?

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QUESTION: Why don't you do a story about Brian Mays? He killed somebody in 2007, only received a two-year sentence. Now he is back in Sacramento, was arrested again for DUI, then released on bail and is a no show.
Submitted by: Dennis H., Sacramento

ANSWER: Brian James Mays pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in the January 2007 death of 48-year-old Janusz Porembski of Sacramento.

April 26, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 Crime Q&A: What happened to driver in collision that killed Bishop Gallegos?

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QUESTION: Can you shed some light on the investigation of the death of Auxiliary Bishop Gallegos on Highway 99?
Submitted by: Gabriele, Carmichael

ANSWER: Auxiliary Bishop Alphonse Gallegos died the night of Oct. 6, 1991, in a traffic collision on a dark stretch of Highway 99 north of Yuba City.

April 24, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What's latest on suspects in Greenhaven home invasion robbery?

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QUESTION: What's the latest information regarding the home invasion/shootout in the Greenhaven area last year?
Submitted by: ict1, Sacramento

ANSWER: Three men have been charged in the Dec. 22 home invasion robbery in which one of the intruders was killed and three other people were wounded.

April 23, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Has defendant been sentenced in real estate Ponzi scheme?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: Is there any info on Garry Bradford's sentencing on April 12?
Submitted by: Bill, Sacramento

ANSWER: Garry Bradford's sentencing in U.S. District Court in Sacramento for his role in a real estate Ponzi scheme has been postponed.

April 22, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to teen drivers in Folsom crash that killed teacher?

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QUESTION: What ever happened in the case of the two teens that were racing on Iron Point Road in Folsom one morning many years ago when they crashed into a woman pulling out of the Factory Outlets, killing her? I do remember that one teen was driving a brand-new sporty car his parents bought for him, and when police arrived the boys were trying to remove an expensive radio from his crashed car, rather than trying to help the injured woman.
Submitted by: Steve, Folsom

ANSWER: Two teenage drivers were ordered to spend six months in juvenile hall for gross vehicular manslaughter in the January 2007 death of 53-year-old Susan McNew of Shingle Springs.

April 19, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 Crime Q&A: Any lasting legacy of public defender who championed the homeless?

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QUESTION: What can you tell me about any lasting legacy of a public defender, Tommy Clinkenbeard, who founded a legal clinic at Loaves & Fishes and was very involved with the Death Penalty Focus?
Submitted by: Uncle Bud, Ozawkie, Kan.

ANSWER: Tommy Clinkenbeard, a Sacramento County public defender, started a legal clinic in 2000 to aid homeless people.

April 16, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to woman who embezzled $6 million from employer?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: What happened to Nina Butler, who embezzled from her employer, Normac, in the late '80s or '90s?
Submitted by: Boston, Sacramento

ANSWER: Nina Rae Butler was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 1991 for stealing more than $6 million from her employer.

April 12, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to driver in crash at Folsom Lake Bowl?

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QUESTION: What happened to the person in the Folsom Lake Bowl car accident a year or two ago?
Submitted by: Dave, Folsom

ANSWER: Tera Lee Nicholson of Folsom was arrested Jan. 10, 2012 after her car barreled through the bar patio at Folsom Lake Bowl on East Bidwell Street, injuring five people.

April 11, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to man accused in 1997 beating death of child?

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QUESTION: What happened to David Harrell, who was accused of killing young Brady West?
Submitted by: Jolene, Sacramento

ANSWER: John David Harrell was convicted of second-degree murder in the February 1997 beating death of 15-month old Brady West.

April 9, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to men arrested in young woman's drug-related death?

Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.

QUESTION: I was wondering whatever happened to the men that were arrested in connection with the death of William Kempton's daughter?
Submitted by: Bill McCormick, Sacramento

ANSWER: Andres Arturo Tostado and Jacob Edwards were arrested in connection with the 2007 death of 21-year-old Summer Kempton, daughter of then state Department of Transportation Director Will Kempton.

April 8, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Was anyone convicted in 1996 Laguna Creek slaying?

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QUESTION: I am trying to find an article about an old friend that died on Aug. 29, 1996. His name was Florentino Mayorga Jr., "Tino". I wanted to know if they ever found how he died and if anyone was ever convicted.
Submitted by: Nicole, Sacramento

ANSWER:Trevor James Heard and Fernando George Loya were found guilty of second-degree murder in the August 1996 slaying of 20-year-old Florentino Mayorga.

April 5, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What was sentence for slaying at North Sacramento business?

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QUESTION: I am wondering what happened to Adam Gordon. He was charged with murder and now his online status says state prison hold but not how long he was sentenced for.
Submitted by: Darren, Sacramento

ANSWER: Adam Charles Gordon, 30, pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in the December 2011 slaying of 53-year-old David Pare, according to Sacramento Superior Court online records.

April 4, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What is status of suspect in federal real estate fraud case?

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QUESTION: What is the status of Michael Bolden, who was charged in a real estate fraud case?
Submitted by: Rocketman916, Sacramento

ANSWER: The trial for Michael Bolden and four other people indicted by a federal grand jury is set for May 14, according to federal court online records.

April 3, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happend to suspect in 1987 slaying of quadriplegic man?

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QUESTION: In 1987, Kevin Duncan, a paraplegic, was murdered. Gregory R. Jackson, a transient who the victim had taken in, was accused. Jackson denied it but later claimed he had acted under the overwhelming influence of a femme fatale gang leader. His trial was delayed many times. Where is he now?
Submitted by: Tim, Folsom

ANSWER: Gregory Robert Jackson pleaded no contest to second-degree murder in the December 1987 death of 30-year-old Kevin Thomas Duncan.

April 1, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What's latest in case of driver who struck children in Citrus Heights?

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QUESTION: What is the status of the case against Tresa Bales-Sterba of Orangevale, who is accused of hitting two brothers in a crosswalk with her car last October in Citrus Heights?
Submitted by: Tim, Folsom

ANSWER: Tresa Bales-Sterba is free on bail as her case makes its way through the court process.

March 29, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What is status of tax preparer accused of mortgage fraud?

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QUESTION: What is the status of Vera Kuzmenko, who was indicted in a mortgage fraud case?
Submitted by: Edward, Sacramento

ANSWER: Vera Kuzmenko, a tax preparer, is one of more than 80 people who have been indicted in 30 cases of alleged mortgage fraud filed in U.S. District Court in Sacramento and involving members of the area's Slavic community, according to stories in The Bee.

March 27, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What were sentences in truck driver's murder?

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QUESTION: Around the late 1990s, I was on a jury that convicted several people for robbery and murder of a truck driver in a parking lot of a Stop-and-Go near 46th Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard in south Sacramento. The victim's brother, also a truck driver, saw his brother's truck in the parking lot before and after making deliveries himself to the Campbell Soup plant. Upon investigating, he found his brother partially clothed and dead in the truck from a gunshot wound. The judge determined the sentencing after we were released. What punishment did the judge impose, and what are the defendants' status?
Submitted by: Dave, Folsom

ANSWER: James "J.T." Bertram and Nikita Suzanne Powell, both of south Sacramento, were tried for the shooting death of Woodland trucker Darrel Gaskill.

March 26, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What news of man accused in March 21 attacks?

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QUESTION: On March 21, my wife was attacked in our front yard in the 500 block of 44th Street in Sacramento. We subdued the man till the police arrived to take him into custody. We found out that he had reportedly cut two people that morning at 7:45 a.m. on 11th Avenue in Oak Park. Other than this, we have no other information and would love any information you could give us.
Submitted by: Jeff, Sacramento

ANSWER: According to the Sacramento Police Department's daily activity log, officers responded about 7:45 a.m. March 21 to the 4500 block of 11th Avenue regarding an assault.

March 25, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to suspect in fatal shooting outside downtown bar?

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QUESTION: What was the outcome and reason behind the man fatally shot outside the Monte Carlo a few months back? I believe the victim's name was Jesse James Nunez. Has the suspect been charged in court yet?
Submitted by: Manero, West Sacramento

ANSWER: Elpidio Tellez was arrested following the fatal shooting of 36-year-old Jesse James Nunez.

March 21, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Have investigators learned what caused car to crash into river?

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QUESTION: In mid-March of this year, a woman who was coming home from her job at a local casino in the morning crashed and died in West Sacramento from her brakes failing, the CHP was investigating. Do you know what became of that investigation? Did the brakes indeed fail, or was it driver error?
Submitted by: Rick, Sacramento

ANSWER: The cause of the March 13 crash is still under investigation.

March 19, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to North Highlands man who accidentally shot niece?

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QUESTION: I believe it was 1994 when a man in North Highlands accidentally shot his niece or daughter, then fled to Mexico. I don't remember many details, but was he ever found, or did he finally turn himself in?
Submitted by: Bebe, Elk Grove

ANSWER: Three-year-old Jamie Vongvilay was fatally shot Sept. 6, 1997, when a gun her uncle had purchased that day at a Reno gun show discharged, striking her in the chest.

March 18, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Was anyone convicted of killing gold miner found dead in Old Sacramento?

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QUESTION: Back in the late 1980s or early '90s a gold miner named Pete Sanger was killed in Old Sacramento. Was anyone ever convicted of the crime?
Submitted by: Leslie, Sacramento

ANSWER: One man pleaded no contest to being an accessory in the shooting death of gold miner Pete Sanger, a resident of Forbestown in Butte County, but the primary suspect was not charged in the case.

March 14, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Has anyone been arrested in deputy's 2006 killing?

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QUESTION: Several years ago, a Sacramento sheriff's deputy was killed on a routine traffic stop of a white van. A white van was later found submerged near the murder scene. Has the killer ever been located, and what is the status of that investigation if not?
Submitted by: Steph, Sacramento

ANSWER: Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy Jeffrey Mitchell was shot and killed about 3:30 a.m. Oct. 27, 2006, while checking on a white van without a license plate on a rural road near Sloughhouse.

March 13, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Was Arden Way patio store owner's killer found?

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QUESTION: In the mid-1990s, Lance Evans, owner of Pool, Patio and Things, was killed in his place of business. Was this ever solved?
Submitted by: David Hunt, Sacramento

ANSWER: This case remains unsolved.

Lance Evans, 41, was killed July 12, 1995, during a robbery at the Arden Way patio store that he had owned for five years with two partners.

March 12, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to man accused of killing his mother in 2011?

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QUESTION: What happened to the son of Lisa Barber, who was allegedly stabbed and killed by him just before Thanksgiving in 2011?
Submitted by: Jacquelyn Williams, Sacramento

ANSWER: Angelo Dunya Wright, 21, is in Sacramento County Jail charged with murder in the death of his mother, Lisa Marie Barber.

March 11, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to suspects in 2009 slaying at Florin apartment complex?

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QUESTION: What happened to the people who killed Curtis James Anderson Jr. in 2009?
Submitted by: GodsOwn, Sacramento

ANSWER: Two men pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of 20-year-old Curtis James Anderson Jr. at a Florin-area apartment complex.

March 8, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Are public safety workers legally obligated to render aid?

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QUESTION: Several years back, two CHP officers were accused of letting a kid die, from his fall from a bridge, by never calling for medical help for him. They did, however, call for a tow truck to tow his car away. Last I heard, this was still in the court system. Can you tell me what eventually happened?
Submitted by: Tom, Folsom

ANSWER: Although unable find information on the case described, there are similar cases in which the courts have ruled that public safety officers have no legal obligation to render assistance to citizens in distress.

March 7, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What's latest in case of man convicted of killing parents?

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QUESTION: What is happening with Matthew Riley's appeal? He was convicted of murdering both his parents.
Submitted by: Mark, Sacramento

ANSWER: According to online court records, Matthew David Riley filed a notice of appeal Jan. 9, 2012, three days after he was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole for the stabbing deaths of his parents.

March 6, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What is status of case involving death of girlfriend mistaken for intruder?

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QUESTION: What is the status of the October 2012 shooting in Natomas in which a boyfriend shot his girlfriend?
Submitted by: Vickieg5, Antioch

ANSWER: Sacramento Police Department spokeswoman Officer Michele Gigante said the case was presented to the district attorney and the death was determined to be accidental.

March 4, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 Crime Q&A: Was anyone arrested in fatal shooting off 65th Avenue?

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QUESTION: What results on the fatal shooting of a victim in late 2012 at 65th Avenue and 21st Street? Was anyone arrested?
Submitted by: LAthony, Sacramento

ANSWER: A 17-year-old suspect was arrested in the shooting death of a man Nov. 7 off 65th Avenue near Florin Road and 21st Street.

March 1, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to pastor accused of sexual assault at library?

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QUESTION: Whatever happened to the case of the pastor in south Sacramento -- his name was Frederick Dew -- who was accused of molesting a boy at the MLK library back in 2006?
Submitted by: Slim, Sacramento

ANSWER: A Sacramento County jury found Frederick Deshawn Dew guilty of sexually assaulting a teenage boy at the Martin Luther King Jr. Library in the Meadowview area in March 2007.

February 28, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What is status of photographer accused of secretly videotaping teen girl?

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QUESTION: What is the current status of the criminal case against Ronald Buchanan Jr., the volleyball coach and photographer accused of videotaping teenage girls?
Submitted by: Concerned, Sacramento

ANSWER: Ronald Roy Buchanan Jr. is awaiting trial in Placer Superior Court.

February 27, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to suspects in fatal shooting near Antelope park?

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QUESTION: On June 24, 2006, by a park in Antelope, a young man named Serge Zubenko was shot and killed in his own car. What happened to those who were involved?
Submitted by: Gemini21, Sacramento

ANSWER: Two men were sentenced to prison for the shooting death of 24-year-old Serge Zubenko.

February 26, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to state employee accused of directing contracts to sister's firm?

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QUESTION: A while back, an employee for the California Department of Social Services was being investigated by the CHP for potentially funneling printing contracts to her sister. The employee's name was Christie Kaiser. There were several write-ups in The Bee, then nothing after that. What was the outcome?
Submitted by: AppleH, Sacramento

ANSWER: According to the California Fair Political Practices Commission's online records, Christie Kaiser was fined $400 in April 2010 for failing to disclose her husband's employer as a source of income on annual statements of economic interest.

Kaiser was a supervisor for the Department of Social Services records and forms management unit during a period when two companies owned by her sister -- and which also employed Kaiser's husband -- received 49 contracts worth more than $200,000 from the department, according to stories in The Bee. The contracts involved printing business cards, posters, pamphlets and other items. All but six of the deals, which began in 2004 and continued until January 2008 were approved without public calls for competitive bidding.

February 21, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Has anyone been arrested in shooting death of Rancho Cordova teen?

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QUESTION: Has anyone been arrested in connection with the shooting death of Jorden Benedict last April in Rancho Cordova?
Submitted by: Just Curious, Rancho Cordova

ANSWER: Investigation of the case remains open, but no arrests have been made, according to Sgt. Jason Ramos, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department spokesman.

February 20, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to man accused of stealing from elderly person?

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QUESTION: What ever happened to David Louie Weiss? He was wanted by Sacramento most wanted for stealing from an elderly person. He had a $250,000 felony bail. I read he was arrested, but was he sentenced?
Submitted by: Shell, Roseville

ANSWER: According to Sacramento Superior Court online records, a complaint was filed in November 2008 charging David Louie Weiss with two felony counts of theft from an elderly dependent adult.

The records show, however, that the charges were dismissed in June 2010.

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February 19, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to suspect in copper wire thefts?

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QUESTION: What happened to Ronald F. Schmidt, who was arrested for copper theft? The last story I read about him being arrested in January 2012. Was he convicted for any of the crimes in which he was originally arrested?
Submitted by: Productive Citizen, Sacramento

ANSWER: Ronald F. Schmidt and a co-defendant, Kenneth Thomas, pleaded no contest to grand theft charges.

February 14, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to man arrested following slaying of white supremacist leader?

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QUESTION: What happened to the guy that was arrested for the killing of the leader of the white supremacist group?
Submitted by: Janice, Sacramento

ANSWER:No one has been charged in the March 2011 shooting death of white supremacist David Austin Lynch at his Citrus Heights home.

February 13, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Was anyone arrested in Del Paso Heights woman's 1993 shooting death?

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QUESTION: Was anyone ever arrested or convicted of the killing of Lori Savala in 1993?
Submitted by: Nmresident, Clovis, N.M.

ANSWER: Luther Dion Foster was arrested in the May 1993 shooting death of 20-year-old Lori Savala, but there is no indication in Sacramento Superior Court online records that he was formally charged with the homicide.

February 12, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Was prime suspect in fatal Lake Natoma fight brought to justice?

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QUESTION: Whatever happened to the guy who allegedly caused the death of Satender Singh by punching him, causing him to fall backward, hitting his head fatally on a rock and then fled the country to Ukraine? Has he ever been brought to justice?
Submitted by: Pattysboi, Carmichael

ANSWER: Sacramento Superior Court online records show that there is still an active complaint charging Andrey Vusik with involuntary manslaughter and a hate crime in the death of Satender Singh in July 2007.

February 11, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Did homicide occur at Foothill Farms site in 2006?

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QUESTION: Was there a homicide shooting on Dec. 30, 2006 on Hillsdale and Walerga that killed Anthony Fuller?
Submitted by: Kitten, Sacramento

ANSWER: Anthony Fuller, 26, of Sacramento was fatally shot during a fight that began inside a Foothill Farms liquor store on Dec. 30, 2006.

February 8, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to suspects in slaying of homeless man on parkway?

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QUESTION: What happened to the two men who were arrested in connection with the killing the homeless man in the American River Parkway, Michael J. Tinius, in spring 2008?
Submitted by: DHL, Sacramento

ANSWER: J. Douglas Halford and Mark Ray Hernandez were found guilty of second-degree murder in the slaying of 47-year-old Michael Tinius.

February 7, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Was anyone arrested in fatal shooting of child July 4?

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QUESTION: Was anyone arrested in the shooting death of a toddler riding in the back seat of his father's car on July 4, 2012?
Submitted by: Momma of 4, Sacramento

ANSWER: Three suspects, two of them teenagers, turned themselves in within days of the shooting, after the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department publicized their names and photos.

February 5, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Was anyone arrested for fatal shooting of woman in car?

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QUESTION: I dated a female from Woodland who, while on her way to visit me, was shot and killed by someone in another car. Two others in the car with her were injured but survived. Was anyone ever arrested? This happened in the early '90s.
Submitted by: Robert, Stockton

ANSWER: Three men were arrested in the 1990 gang-related shooting in which 24-year-old Norma Hernandez of Woodland was killed and two other people were seriously wounded.

February 4, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What was outcome in case of man who killed ex-girlfriend?

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QUESTION: A couple of years ago there was a story about a mom named January that was allegedly killed by her boyfriend. What happened to that case?
Submitted by: Christina, Elk Grove

ANSWER: Issiah Willie Jackson was convicted of murder in the 2007 death of January Keene, a 30-year-old mother and aspiring model.

February 1, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to man who kidnapped, brutally assaulted hospital employee?

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QUESTION: In mid-2000s, there was a nurse who was abducted from Mercy San Juan Hospital. She was forced to withdraw funds from the ATM, driven around for several hours, assaulted, beaten and set afire. She survived her ordeal. What happened to her assailant?
Submitted by: Laurie, Copalis Beach, Wash.

ANSWER: Daniel James Harper was twice tried and convicted of kidnapping and sexually assaulting the woman, and then trying to kill her when he stabbed her in the neck, set her on fire and left her for dead on a rural road near Thornton.

January 31, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Were parents convicted in child's 2005 beating death?

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QUESTION: In the winter of 2005-06, an 11-month-old boy named Alan was beaten to death at Vince's Motel on Folsom Boulevard. Both parents were arrested. Were either one of them convicted?
Submitted by: L. Darragh, Sacramento

ANSWER: A Sacramento County jury convicted Robbie Woodson of murder in the April 2005 death of his 11-month-old son, Allan Woodson.

January 30, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What is status of man accused of killing Fair Oaks woman?

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QUESTION: I had a friend, Carole Sturgis, who lived in Fair Oaks and was killed on July 15, 2012. What ever happened to the man involved?
Submitted by: Jeanne, Fair Oaks

ANSWER: Moses Stanley Trotter, 32, remains in Sacramento County Jail charged with murder in the death 79-year-old Carole Jane Sturgis.

January 29, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to man who went on rampage with baseball bat?

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QUESTION: I worked with a guy who won some money at a casino and had his friend claim it for lack of ID. The friend kept the money and my co-worker went on a rampage, attacking and killing him with a bat before going into the house and attacking two young girls sleeping and then going next door and trying to attack an elderly couple. What was the outcome after his arrest. This happened around 2001-2003 I believe.
Submitted by: Robert, Stockton

ANSWER: Luis Orosco was found guilty of murder and five counts of attempted murder after going on a rampage at a house in North Highlands in August 2004.

January 28, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to Fiddletown man who murdered girlfriend?

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QUESTION: What ever happened to Jack Sackrider for the murder of his girlfriend sometime in the early '90s?
Submitted by: Terry A. Fulton, Sacramento

ANSWER: Jack Sackrider pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 1999 death of his girlfriend, Tina Ray Foligno.

January 25, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What is status of case against former Creative Frontiers school principal?

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QUESTION: What is the legal standing of the Citrus Heights private school principal? It's been quite a while since he was charged, and I haven't seen any information lately.
Submitted by: J. Smith, Sacramento

ANSWER: A preliminary hearing for Robert Benson Adams, former principal of Creative Frontiers school in Citrus Heights, has been continued several times.

January 24, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to woman who killed daughters in early '90s?

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QUESTION: Whatever happened to Avelina Luna and the killing of her children?
Submitted by: John, Sacramento

ANSWER: A Sacramento County jury found Avelina Luna guilty of first-degree murder in the asphyxiation deaths of her two elementary school-age daughters at their Natomas home in March 1993.

January 23, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What was sentence for man convicted of sexually assaulting children?

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QUESTION: What was Dion Dametrice Tolliver sentenced to for sexual assault on multiple children?
Submitted by: Misty, Sacramento

ANSWER: Dion Dametrice Tolliver was sentenced Jan. 11 to 25 years to life in state prison, according to Sacramento Superior Court online records.

January 22, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Was anyone arrested in 1970 killing of nurse?

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QUESTION: In or around 1969 or 1970, a nurse by the name of Judith Ann Hakari was kidnapped in the late evening from the parking lot of Sutter Memorial Hospital. Her body was found in a shallow grave in Weimar. Were there any arrests made in connection with this crime?
Submitted by: Nancy, Carmichael

ANSWER: The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department website lists the death of Judith Ann Hakari as one of the homicide cases being re-evaluated by its Cold Case Investigations Unit.

January 17, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Was former El Dorado Hills man convicted in investment fraud case?

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QUESTION: Did Daniel Chartraw get convicted?
Submitted by: Butch, El Dorado Hills

ANSWER: A trial date has not been set for former El Dorado Hills resident Daniel Chartraw.

January 15, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What's happening in Rancho Cordova triple homicide case?

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QUESTION: Is there any update on the triple homicide that happened in Rancho Cordova a couple of months back? Last I heard, Denis Bukhantsov's brother was in custody. What has happened since he was arrested?
Submitted by: Sunshine, Sacramento

ANSWER: Grigoriy Bukhantsov, 20, remains in Sacramento County Jail awaiting trial for the October slaying of his sister-in-law and two of her children.

January 14, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to defendants in slaying at Arden-area pool hall?

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QUESTION: Several years ago there was a homicide at the pool hall then located at Arden and Ethan. Three young Vietnamese men were charged with murder relating to gang activity. In a trial, two were found guilty. There was a hung jury on the third defendant. What happened to the three of them?
Submitted by: ET, Sacramento

ANSWER: Three people, including a 17-year-old, were arrested in the shooting death of 18-year-old Southalay Vongsedone outside the Hot Shots Billiard Parlor on Arden Way on April 10, 1998.

January 12, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Has 'investment club' president been sentenced in Ponzi scheme?

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QUESTION: I was wondering if you have more information on Garry Bradford. He was arrested on approximately April 19, 2011.
Submitted by: Bill, Sacramento

ANSWER:Garry Bradford pleaded guilty in August 2011 to four counts of federal wire fraud in connection with a real estate Ponzi scheme.

January 11, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to suspect in Rocklin road-rage beating?

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QUESTION: What happened to the man who followed and beat up the old man in Rocklin because of road rage?
Submitted by: MM gramma, Rocklin

ANSWER: Zubin Dimitri Bogdanoff, 33, remains in Placer County Jail accused of beating an 83-year-old Rocklin man in an alleged road rage incident in November.

January 9, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What was outcome in Winding Way hit-and-run case?

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QUESTION: What was the outcome of the hit-and-run on Winding Way last year?
Submitted by: Les, Sacramento

ANSWER: Steve Hernandez, 38, was arrested in July in the March 22 hit-and-run that killed Paul Pellandini and injured his friend William Collins on Winding Way in the Arden Arcade area.

January 8, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What was outcome of 1990s shooting at Stockton Boulevard club?

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QUESTION: What was the outcome in the 1991 killing of Rickey Campbell at Warner's nightclub in Oak Park?
Submitted by: Robert, Sacramento

ANSWER: Richard Campbell, 22, of Sacramento died after suffering a gunshot wound in a fight at Warner's Rendezvous club on Stockton Boulevard in February 1992.

January 4, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to juvenile who killed sheriff's deputy?

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QUESTION: What was the outcome of the juvenile that killed a sheriff's deputy a couple years ago around Christmas time? It was in Sacramento County during the daytime, and I believe the deputies were at a drug house.
Submitted by: Andrea,Sacramento

ANSWER: Jimmy Siackasorn was convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Sacramento County Sheriff's Detective Vu Nguyen.

January 3, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What's happening in case of man accused of indecent exposure?

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QUESTION: What is the status of Jerry Caldwell, arrested Feb. 28, 2012, by the Sacramento County Sheriff on suspicion of indecent exposure?
Submitted by: Twice Retired, Ventura

ANSWER: Jerry Wayne Caldwell remains in Sacramento County Jail in lieu of $150,000 bail.

January 2, 2013
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to Mather day care operator accused in infant's death?

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QUESTION: Whatever happened to the Mather day care provider who was accused of having an infant in her care die? Last that was reported, she was going to trial.
Submitted by: Jill, Mather

ANSWER: Former day care operator Sheila Caceres was ordered in July to stand trial in the death of an infant boy in her care.

December 31, 2012
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to man who shot neighbor in Del Paso Heights?

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QUESTION: What was the story on Jasmine Street in Del Paso Heights a few years ago when Donald T. Wright shot and killed his neighbor next door. How much time did he receive and what prison is he in?
Submitted by: Tina, Sacramento

ANSWER: Donald Thomas Wright was convicted of second-degree murder in the November 1999 shooting death of Edward Castro Sanchez.

December 28, 2012
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Was anyone arrested in 1989 killing in Del Paso Heights?

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QUESTION: Was anyone caught in the killing of Emanuel Dennis Adams on March 30, 1989?
Submitted by: Albert White, Sacramento

ANSWER: Anthony Mial was arrested in the fatal stabbing of Emanuel Dennis Adams, 34, of Del Paso Heights.

December 27, 2012
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to suspects in 2005 killing of rap music producer?

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QUESTION: What happened to the suspects in the 2005 killing of Donald Willis in the Arden area?
Submitted by: James, Sacramento

ANSWER: Four men were arrested for the execution-style killing of 21-year-old Donald Larnell Willis at his Arden-area duplex in May 2005.

December 26, 2012
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to man accused of rapes in early '90s?

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QUESTION: Whatever happened to Eric Knapp, arrested many years ago for rape in Sacramento?
Submitted by: Emily, Sacramento

ANSWER: Eric Charles Rodney Knapp was sentenced in February 1994 to 98 years in state prison after a Sacramento County jury convicted him in connection with two sexual attacks, including one against a woman who reported she was raped in her bed as her family slept in their Citrus Heights home.

December 20, 2012
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What was trial outcome in Auburn Blvd. motel shooting?

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QUESTION: What was the outcome of the trial of the other four defendants in the killing of the gentleman at the motel on Auburn Boulevard in 2009 or 2010? Did anyone else get convictions?
Submitted by: Motown, Sacramento

ANSWER: The trial date for four defendants in the May 2010 shooting death of 29-year-old Marcel Hatch has been postponed several times.

December 19, 2012
Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: What happened to suspects in 1997 Oak Park murder?

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QUESTION: What happened to the suspects in a 1997 murder-robbery in Oak Park on 42nd Street and 11th Avenue?
Submitted by: James, Sacramento

ANSWER: Three people were arrested and tried in the October 1997 shooting death of 16-year-old Andrew McKissack and wounding of two other men in what police described as a dispute over drugs and money.