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Now online: digitized Sacramento Police mug books from 1860s-1940s

Now online: digitized Sacramento Police mug books from 1860s-1940s

The Center for Sacramento History (CSH) is excited to share a recently completed project: they have digitized 126 Sacramento Police Department (SPD) and Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office mug books and uploaded them to the Internet Archive. 


CSI: Old City Cemetery

CSI: Old City Cemetery

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Dig into the sordid underbelly of Sacramento's past and learn how dogged investigators were able to solve some of the worst crimes this city has seen. Step into the boots of those Sherlock Holmes' of the graveyard shift and uncover the secrets of early crime detection.

The tour convenes at the10th Street gate. There is ample free street parking on surrounding streets. The tour costs $10 per person (cash only) and will be collected at the gate on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket sales are limited to the first 50 sold. For more information, call (916) 448-0811. Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818

$10,000 reward offered for stolen church equipment

$10,000 reward offered for stolen church equipment

Between 8/31/14 and 9/7/14, thieves burglarized a steel storage container located on the campus of Folsom Middle School.  The thieves stole numerous items of audio and visual equipment, including projectors, speakers, amplifiers, screens and lighting which belonged to a local church.  Philadelphia Insurance and InterWest Insurance Services, Inc. have offered a ten thousand dollar reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the thieves, and the recovery of the stolen items.   

Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to call Folsom Police Detective Tim Galovich at (916) 355-7241.

Source: Andrew Bates, Folsom Police Department

Cal Fire warns of severe fire season

Cal Fire warns of severe fire season

AUBURN, Calif. - Cal Fire is warning of what may be a very long and very difficult fire season ahead.

"Over the next couple of months almost all of Northern California's gonna be at an above average potential for large and damaging wildfires," said Cal Fire spokesman Daniel Berlant.

The state has already seen 950 fires, triple the number in an average year. And the state is in the grip of the worst drought in recorded history.

"A lot of the green hillsides up and down the state are really just masking the dead grass that's been sitting there all winter long," Berlant points out.

At the Cal Fire station in Auburn, seasonal firefighters have been in place since the end of January, nearly three months earlier than usual.

Street Sense - This 4-Hour Class May Save Your Daughter's Life!

Street Sense -  This 4-Hour Class May Save Your Daughter's Life!

Police sketch posted in American River Pkwy. attempted rape

SACRAMENTO, CA - If you recognize the man depicted in this police drawing, you're asked to contact the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. The man tried to rape a woman as she jogged on the American River Parkway equestrian trail last month, authorities say.

The attack took place on March 26 at about 11 a.m. as the woman ran between Watt and Howe avenues, said sheriff's Sgt. Jason Ramos. She was grabbed from behind by a man and forced to the ground. She told deputies the man tried to further assault her but her screaming for help sent him fleeing.

The assailant was described as white, in his late 20s to early 30s. He was between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall with a slim build. He had a scruffy, blond beard and a moustache.

At the time of the attack he wore a long-sleeved, olive green t-shirt, and black and gray pants. He had on a red baseball cap and sunglasses.

The woman reported he rode away on black mountain bike with white detailing.

Suspected truck thief arrested after pursuit into Orangevale

Suspected truck thief arrested after pursuit into Orangevale

ORANGEVALE, Calif. - A suspected truck thief's attempt to evade capture ended unsuccessfully in Orangevale Tuesday morning.

Folsom police officers located the man driving the stolen vehicle early on Tuesday and attempted to pull him over but he fled, according to police on scene.

Sacramento County sheriff's deputies and Citrus Heights police officers joined in on the pursuit which reached speeds up to 70 mph.

The unidentified driver eventually stopped the truck in the area of Hazel Ave. and Oak Ave. and fled on foot into Orangevale Community Park, said police.

Officers surrounded the park and dispatched a K9 to locate the suspected thief. He was found and brought out around 3:29 a.m. without further incident.