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2 wanted in attempted Elk Grove bank robbery

2 wanted in attempted Elk Grove bank robbery

ELK GROVE, CA - Police search for two men who attempted to rob an Elk Grove bank Wednesday afternoon.

The suspects entered the Wells Fargo Bank at 5120 Laguna Boulevard around 3:43 p.m. and confronted some employees, Elk Grove police Officer Chris Trim said.

The suspects grabbed several different employees and demanded they open the safe. Trim said before the employees could comply, they ran away from the bank. The men were last seen running into a residential neighborhood.

One suspect is described as an African-American man in his late teens or early 20s, 5'9" with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a gray hoodie with red logos near the upper sleeve/shoulder over a white shirt, blue jeans, dark colored athletic shoes and black gloves. Witnesses said he also wore a white cloth that covered the lower half of his face.

CHP: Driver arrested for DUI after fleeing scene of crash

ELK GROVE, Calif. - A man was arrested Thursday morning for fleeing the scene of a crash in which he was driving under the influence, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A CHP spokesperson said the man was driving southbound on Highway 99 just south of Elk Grove when he veered over onto the shoulder, clipped a tree and hit a concrete wall.

The man then abandoned his vehicle and ran from the scene, according to the CHP.

He was found shortly thereafter, at which point he was determined to be under the influence, and arrested, CHP said.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

Safety advice for when a stranger knocks at your door

There's an unexpected knock from a stranger at the front door. What to do?

1. Be cautious when opening the door. Do not blindly open the door to see who it is or what it is that they want.

2. Ignore the knock on the door . You may want to go about your normal business and NOT pretend that you are not home, but instead continue to do what you were doing, or even make some noise or turn on a light so that the person knows that someone IS home (possibly avoiding a burglary).

3. Look out a window first to see who it is - Avoid looking out a door window, but instead go and look through another window away from the door if possible. If you don't recognize them, you could shout through the door and ask what they want, or you could choose to ignore them.

4. Set the door chain. Be sure that your door chain is set well with LONG screws into the door frame to help resist a "push in." Crack open the door to speak to the person through the gap.

Elk Grove man identified in police standoff

ELK GROVE, CA - A man found dead inside his Elk Grove home Tuesday after a nearly five-hour standoff with police and SWAT was identified by the Sacramento County coroner as 52-year-old Jeffrey Allen Beeson.

Elk Grove police Officer Chris Trim said a fight between a husband and wife at their home near Newington Way and Folkstone Way around 11:44 a.m. Tuesday turned into a standoff with police.

Trim said the husband allegedly put a loaded handgun to his wife's head and hit her with it. The couple's teenage son intervened and grabbed the gun. The woman and teen were able to run out of the house.

Several hostage negotiators and SWAT responded to the scene. During the standoff, officers attempted to contact the husband over the phone but he did not respond, Trim said.

When SWAT entered the home around 4:40 p.m., they found Beeson dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.


Police look to ID pair involved in Elk Grove armed robbery

ELK GROVE, CA - Maybe someone will recognize the hoodie sweatshirts two men wore as they robbed an Elk Grove business Tuesday evening.

Elk Grove police spokesman Officer Chris Trim said California Sun, a tanning shop at 8465 Elk Grove Florin Road, was held up at 6:48 that night.

One of the men who entered the business had a handgun and ordered employees to open the cash register, Trim said. Employees complied and the two robbers took money from the till and ran off on foot. No employees were hurt.

Witnesses described the man with the gun as African American, in his mid 20s with a light complexion. He was about 5 feet 11 inches tall with a thin build. He wore a black, hooded sweatshirt with a white logo on the chest; gray jeans; and black and gray athletic shoes with white soles. He had a baseball glove on his right hand.

Sacramento youths robbed in stun-gun assault

SACRAMENTO - Two young men walking in the area of Mack Road and Valley High Drive Sunday night were assaulted with a Taser-like weapon and robbed, according to police.

Sacramento police reports stated the young men were approached by two other men around 5:43 p.m. The men asked to use a cellphone, and then one of them pulled out a Taser-like weapon, stunned both of the young men and took their property before fleeing.

One of the suspected robbers was described as a short, light-skinned man in his early 20s, wearing a black beanie and black clothing.

The other man was described as 6 feet tall with a medium build and dreadlocks. He was wearing all-black clothing.

Neither of the victims sustained serious injuries, according to police.

Arden Fair Mall car burglary suspects arrested

Arden Fair Mall car burglary suspects arrested

SACRAMENTO, CA - Two men police investigators suspect of committing hundreds of car burglaries in the Sacramento area over the last year have been arrested, says a police spokeswoman.

The pair, identified as Javier Garcia, 25, and Dominic Eales, 19, were found when Arden Fair Mall security officers scanned surveillance camera tapes following reports of multiple car break-ins in their lots on Jan. 30. Mall security saw two men and a suspect vehicle in the camera images and informed Sacramento police.

Police were able to find the vehicle in question as well as locate property reported stolen in burglaries, Gigante said.

Garcia and Eales are accused of burglary and conspiracy, Gigante said. They are being investigated in connection with other similar crimes.