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Valley Hi hit and run victim identified by coroner

SACRAMENTO, CA - The victim in Wednesday's fatal hit-and-run on Valley Hi Drive has been identified by the Sacramento County Coroner as David Tyrell Mickens, 29.

The Sacramento man was killed after being hit by an unknown vehicle on the 5900 block of Valley Hi Drive. Police said a broken headlamp and turn signal were found at the scene, consistent with a hit-and-run.

Detectives need help to identify the vehicle involved in the crash; the vehicle would have a damaged right-side headlamp and turn signal.

Anyone with information is urged to call police at (916) 808-6030 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Elk Grove Unified schools vandalized

Elk Grove Unified schools vandalized

ELK GROVE, CA - Two schools in the Elk Grove Unified School District were vandalized overnight.

Valley High School and James McKee Elementary School were both vandalized, with the elementary school getting the worst of the damage. 

Every single building in James McKee was tagged, but nothing was stolen.

Care packages for troops overseas stolen

SACRAMENTO, CA - Nearly 120 care packages ready to be shipped to Afghanistan were stolen just one week before Christmas.

Move America Forward has been collecting and shipping items to military members overseas for years, but this year, more than 100 soldiers won't be getting their box in time for Christmas.

Move America Forward Outreach Coordinator Scott Raab said thieves broke into a trailer storing the boxes Sunday night, between 20 to 25 boxes stuffed with 120 care packages were taken, which were worth about $5,000.

"We really hope that [the thieves are] going to come to their senses," Raab said.

The care packages included personalized cards written by elementary school students for the troops abroad, as well as food and other items.

Barbara Florian, who has been volunteering with Move America Forward for six years, said she is upset, but she has hope whoever is responsible will do the right thing.

3 arrested in Oct. 27 robbery-murder

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA - Three men have been arrested in what sheriff's detectives believe was a marijuana robbery turned violent.

Kelly McClurg, 60, was found dead by two friends the evening of Oct. 27 at his Dillard Road and Highway 99 property, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. McClurg had been shot multiple times.

A sheriff's news release says two suspects, Justin Valine, 23, and Daniel Valine, 44, were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of murdering and robbing McClurg. They were being held on no-bail.

The third suspect, Kailan James, 22, was taken taken into custody in Arizona on Wednesday pending extradition to Sacramento County.

Detectives say the three men were believed to be acquaintances of the victim.