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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.

Police seek help finding driver in brothers' hit and run deaths

SACRAMENTO, CA - What information Sacramento police detectives have in the hit and run deaths of two adult brothers last Friday morning in south Sacramento has not led to an arrest so investigators are asking the public's help.

Mark Anthony Richard, 40, of Sacramento, and Eddie Eugene Richard, 43, of Henderson, Nevada, were found lying on 24th Street south of Meadowview Road at approximately 2:45 p.m. Police Officer Michele Gigante said the two men had been hit by a vehicle.

Emergency responders pronounced one brother dead at the scene, police said. The other died of his injuries later that day at an area hospital.

Woman carjacked in Elk Grove parking lot, say police

ELK GROVE, Calif. - A woman was carjacked Monday afternoon while parked in the lot of an Elk Grove Kohl's store on the 9600 block of Bruceville Road.

Officer Chris Trim of the Elk Grove Police Dept. said the woman was sitting in her car at approximately 11:59 a.m. when a man approached her open driver's side window. The woman attempted to roll up her window, but the man placed his arm on the glass, preventing her from doing so.

The man, armed with a handgun wrapped in a cloth, then got into the car and shoved the woman over to the passenger seat, said Trim.

According to Trim, the man began to drive away when another driver pulled up in a separate vehicle and honked the horn. The suspected carjacker then told the woman to get out. The woman grabbed her purse, got out and the man drove away with the vehicle and the woman's cell phone.

Elk Grove florist robbed at gunpoint

ELK GROVE, Calif. - An Elk Grove flower shop on the 8500 block of Elk Grove Boulevard was robbed at gunpoint around 11:33 a.m. on Monday.

According to Elk Grove police reports, a man entered Nina's Flowers and Gifts, pointed a gun at the store owner and demanded money from the register.

The owner complied and the robber fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, said police.

Nobody was injured in the robbery.

The robber was described as a white man with dark hair, aged 20 to 25 years old, 5'7" tall, weighing approximately 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hooded jacket, blue jeans, and dark sunglasses.

Anyone with information on the robbery or the suspected robber was asked to contact the Elk Grove Police Dept.