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Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk

Super Bowl 49 will be played Sunday afternoon and no doubt most of Elk Grove will be watching the game…….That means many viewing parties around town and in all likelihood most of them will include “adult beverages” but should you indulge be careful------The Elk Grove Police Department  will be looking for you………The “Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk” campaign encourages fans to make sure there is a designated driver and be aware of the dangers of impaired driving…….EGPD will deploy roving DUI patrols following Sunday’s game-----they will be in operation throughout the city in spots where there have  been high incidents of DUI crashes and arrests so be mindful.

Help Out The Elk Grove Lions Club

The Elk Grove Lions Club has done much for the community and now is the time for the community to return the favor….Last weekend someone stole the EGLC’s trailer and emptied out $20,000 worth of cooking equipment that was used for their many fundraisers from pancake breakfasts to spaghetti feeds……Councilman Steve Detrick and others are urging the community to help out with a donation to buy new equipment for the Lions Club ----just go to www.ElkGroveLionsFoundation.org to donate.


Before The Impact

It’s called “Before the Impact” and it is a program designed to show the consequences for passengers when riding with a driver making bad driving decisions……Next Tuesday night, February 3rd, the Elk Grove Police Department along with the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office and the California Office of Traffic Safety will team up for the 90 minute presentation……It’s a chance for parents to make a much needed case about how devastating those bad decisions can be and the impact they have on so many lives……If you’d like to see the presentation call ahead to officer Misty Dailey at 862-0597 to reserve a spot for the 5:30 program at City Hall.

EGPD Crackdown On Underage Drinking

Elk Grove Police are cracking down on underage drinking with what’s called “Decoy shoulder tap and minor decoy operations”-------in other words they are citing adults who make alcohol purchases for minors……..Two weekends this year they’ve employed the operation with a couple of arrests…….Under the program, a minor under the direct supervision of a peace officer will stand outside a liquor or convenience store and ask patrons to buy them alcohol……  The minor indicates in some way he or she is underage and cannot purchase the alcohol---- If the adults agree to purchase alcohol for the minor officers then arrest and cite them for furnishing alcohol to the minor----- The penalty for furnishing alcohol to a minor is a minimum $1000 fine and 24 hours of community service.

Another Mailbox Theft In Elk Grove

It’s happened again in Elk Grove-----thieves hitting another neighborhood mailbox Wednesday night………This latest incident occurred at Denholm Court and Wynndel Way just east of Bruceville and south of Harriet Eddy Middle School  with the thieves then dumping some of the stolen mail in the middle of the road on Laguna Springs Drive….Elk Grove Police have been dealing with this all too often as of late and they remind us all to keep an eye out when you’re at home and get the word out to all of your neighbors to do the same.

1st League Loss For COHS

The Cosumnes Oaks High School basketball team suffered its’ first loss in Capital Valley Conference play last night-----66-55 to Bella Vista……..Eric Toles Jr. led the Wolf Pack with 27 points but the teams other leading scorer-----Jaaron Stallworth was held to only 6 points……..COHS is now 11-4 overall and 4-1 in league------they play again Friday night at home against Whitney.

Converting To Futsal?

You may not have heard of “Futsal”  (foot-saul) but that could soon change in Elk Grove……The Elk Grove Youth Soccer League is asking the Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) to consider turning an older deteriorating tennis court into a futsal court at McConnell Park in Hampton Village………Futsal is soccer on a hard surfact usually the size of a basketball court with a ball that’s heavier than the usual soccer ball and goals that are much smaller than typical soccer goals…..The conversion would cost about $5000 and EGYSL has committed to paying  the costs…..The matter is scheduled to come up at tonight’s CSD meeting.