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Sacramento man accused of selling guns across state lines arrested by federal agents

Sacramento man accused of selling guns across state lines arrested by federal agents

SACRAMENTO, CA - A Sacramento man faces federal charges after prosecutors said he bought guns in Nevada that he sold to a gang member in California.

Federal authorities on Tuesday arrested 27-year-old Dejon Andrade on suspicion of illegally dealing firearms, interstate travel with intent to unlawfully deal in firearms and other charges.

"The individuals who illegally buy and sell firearms across state lines to arm dangerous gangsters are just as responsible for the violent crimes committed by the criminals as those who pull the triggers on these ill-gotten weapons," Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Special Agent in Charge Joseph M. Riehl said.

U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner said Andrade was barred from buying guns in California because he is on parole, so he instead used fake identification on federal firearm purchase forms to get them in Reno, Nev.

Masked men sexually assault woman in park

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA - An organized attack on a young woman last week has many still afraid to walk through a park in south Sacramento.

On the evening of March 13, the victim, a 21-year-old woman, was sitting alone in the Countryside Community Park, near East Stockton Boulevard and Power Inn Road, when she was approached by three men, Sacramento County sheriff's deputies said. The suspects were all wearing black hooded sweatshirts, black gloves and black plastic masks.

The men then worked as a team to sexually assault the woman. Deputies said one of the suspects grabbed the victim and actually carried her over his shoulder to a secluded area of the park. That's where he and another man held her down, while still the third attacker groped her and lifted his mask to lick her neck.

As the victim tried to get away, one of the attackers punched her. When the woman noticed people walking nearby, she screamed for help and the suspects ran away.

Police: Man leads cops on high-speed chase after stealing homeowner's garbage

Police: Man leads cops on high-speed chase after stealing homeowner's garbage

ELK GROVE, Calif. - A man allegedly caught stealing trash from a person's garbage can, led Elk Grove police officers on a high-speed chase along Highway 99 Friday morning.

According to officers on scene, the homeowner saw the man digging through the garbage can in his backyard and called police.

Police responded to the area and located the suspected thief by the description of his car provided by the homeowner.

Officers attempted to stop the man, but he fled, leading police on a five-minute chase northbound on Hwy. 99 from Elk Grove Blvd. at speeds reaching 100 mph, said police.

The driver eventually pulled over and surrendered without incident on the side of the highway just south of Sheldon Rd., police said.

Officers searched the man's vehicle and removed numerous bags of recyclables from the car, police said.

The man was arrested and faces prowling and felony evading charges.

Former Sacramento web producer charged with conspiracy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Justice Department is charging a former web producer for Sacramento-based FOX station KTXL of conspiring with members of the hacker group "Anonymous" to hack into and alter a Tribune Company website. 

Matthew Keys was named Thursday in an indictment filed in federal court in Sacramento. The 26-year-old from New Jersey faces one count each of conspiracy to transmit information to damage a protected computer, as well transmitting and attempting to transmit that information. (See sidebar for indictment.)

The government alleges that Keys gave Anonymous members a login and password for a computer server belonging to FOX40's corporate parent, the Tribune Company. Prosecutors say Keys encouraged the hackers to disrupt the website, and at least one hacker used the credentials to change the online version of a Los Angeles Times story.

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.