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Man found dead in Sacramento County home by friends

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA - Two people found their friend dead inside his rural Sacramento County home Saturday night.

Sacramento County sheriff's deputies responded to a home at Dillard Road and Highway 99 around 9 p.m. after a man and a woman reported finding their friend dead inside, Sgt. Jason Ramos said.

Inside, deputies found a 60-year-old man with significant trauma to his upper body. Ramos said paramedics declared him dead at the scene.

Detectives have not determined a motive in the incident and continue to investigate the death.

Ramos said the victim's identity is being withheld until next of kin is notified.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department at (916) 874-5115, Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP or send a text message tip to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Husband, wife duo arrested at illegal Wilton pot grow

WILTON, CA -  A husband, wife and a second man were arrested Monday morning after a Department of Justice (DOJ) helicopter discovered a marijuana growing operation while flying over a property in Wilton.

According to Michelle Gregory with the DOJ, agents raided the property on the 9700 block of La Clair Rd. after 7 a.m. and found 337 pot plants, as well as 200 to 300 pounds of processed marijuana. Agents also discovered a loaded rifle on the premises.

Ket and Janet Sanesanong, and Khamphanh Sanatphone were each arrested on charges of marijuana cultivation and possession of marijuana for sale, said Gregory.

The pot plants were all burned on site.

Police: Elk Grove man stabbed outside Candlestick Park

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - An Elk Grove man is in critical condition after getting stabbed during a fight outside of Candlestick Park early Sunday afternoon. 

According to Sgt. Michael Andraychak of San Francisco police, the victim, a 27-year-old man, was with five friends outside of the park when the two suspects approached the group. 

Andraychak said the suspects, who are being described as a 22-year-old male from Daly City and a 30-year-old male from San Francisco, initiated a fight with the men.

As the fight escalated, one of the suspects pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim in the torso, Andraychak said. When authorities arrived, the victim was rushed to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

A few minutes later, police arrested the suspects several blocks away off Blaken and Executive Park drive. 

Police search for Elk Grove 'Cincinnati Reds Bandit'

ELK GROVE, CA - Police search for a suspect involved in two bank robberies that happened on Thursday and Friday.

The first bank robbery took place on Thursday evening at the Schools Credit Union at 8255 Laguna Blvd. According to Elk Grove Officer Christopher Trim, the suspect approached the teller and handed out a note demanding money. 

The teller handed the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash out of fear. Trim said the suspect then grabbed the money and fled the scene on foot. However, a witness saw the suspect drive off in a white Mazda 3 hatchback with custom rims. 

The second robbery happened on Friday morning at Golden 1 Credit Union on the 9600 block of Bruceville Road. Trim said the latter robbery's details mirrored the former.

Elk Grove pizzeria robbed at gunpoint

ELK GROVE, CA - The Elk Grove Police Department is seeking an individual who robbed the New York Pizza restaurant at 9750 Elk Grove Florin Road Tuesday night.

Sergeant Guy Uweda of the Elk Grove Police Department said the robber entered the store around 10:42 p.m., flashed a silver automatic handgun and demanded cash. The store employee complied with the robber's demands and the individual fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

The robber was described as a man wearing a ski mask and a black hooded sweatshirt. He was listed as approximately 5'10" tall and 160 pounds.

Uweda said police would investigate surveillance footage from cameras at nearby businesses to get a more thorough description of the perpetrator.

Elk Grove funeral parlor sign brings police pursuit to abrupt close

Elk Grove funeral parlor sign brings police pursuit  to abrupt close

ELK GROVE, CA - A man's attempt to evade police was cut short by a funeral chapel sign early Monday morning.

According to officer Chris Trim with the Elk Grove Police Department, police attempted to stop a speeding Chevy truck on Elk Grove Blvd. near Elk Grove Florin Rd. around 12:34 a.m. But instead of yielding, the driver fled east on Elk Grove Blvd., crossed the center median and crashed into several fixed objects, including the Elk Grove Funeral Chapel sign, bringing the pursuit to a close.

The officers apprehended the truck driver, Alex Hernandez, 28, of Sacramento, who displayed "objective signs of impairment," according to Trim.

Hernandez was taken to a local hospital for treatment, medically cleared, and booked into the Sacramento main jail.

Elk Grove man arrested, suspected of stealing 1,100 gallons of gas

Elk Grove man arrested, suspected of stealing 1,100 gallons of gas

ELK GROVE, CA - An Elk Grove man was arrested Sunday night in connection with a fuel theft at a Roseville gas station occurring earlier the same day.

According to Dee Dee Gunther of the Roseville Police Department, Edward Anthony Valila, 27, was arrested at his Elk Grove home following a theft at the Shell gas station on the 1000 block of Douglas Blvd. sometime between 1:30 a.m. and 10:20 a.m. Sunday morning.

Sergeant Karl Dyer of the Roseville Police Department said Valila may have also been involved in three additional thefts at separate gas stations in September.

According to Dyer, a total of 1,153 gallons of fuel were stolen in the four incidents.

Representatives from Sunday's victimized gas station told police the pump was not malfunctioning and that they believe the thieves used some sort of device to alter the pump.