Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Halloween Fire Bombing

On Halloween night just after 7:00 PM, someone threw a molotov cocktail near my house.  The resulting fire was contained to the outside of my fence, thanks to a quick response from Metro Fire company 110.

Eyewitnesses saw the bottle thrown from a blue sedan.

If you have any information on this event, please contact the Sacramento Sheriff's Department at 916.875.5115 immediately.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Serial Car Burglars Arrested

On Saturday, the Sheriff's Department arrested two people suspected of at least 40 vehicle burglaries in the area.

Read the press release here

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Other Crimes in Our Area

I have been hearing about an increased number of crimes lately in the Arden area.  There have been vehicle thefts and home burglaries in the last couple of weeks.

Remember to keep your car and home locked, keep valuables out of sight, and be keep an eye out for anything suspicious.  Write down descriptions of suspicious vehicles and people in your neighborhood.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Sunday's Event, Two Crimes Solved!

Yesterday at 2:30 pm, the same kid came back and vandalized my security camera.  I had a crystal-clear face of the perpetrator on one of the other cameras.

I followed the punk home to the 4300 block of Cottage Way and made contact with his father today, who IDed his son.  I confronted the kid when he got home from school.  Faced with the video of the two incidents, he admitted what he had done.  Luckily, his father is a good parent who cares about what his kids are doing.

I have turned his name and address over to the sheriff's department and I will also be requesting a restraining order, although I doubt he'll come near my property again.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Attempted Camera Theft

Now one of our neighborhood punks has taken an entirely new approach: he tried to steal one of my security cameras!  He was unable to free the camera, however.

The attempt happened on Monday the 27th at 6:35 PM.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Truck Break-In

On Friday and Sunday our neighborhood menace threatened (via comments on this site) to break into my truck. On Sunday night, he did just that.

He tried like hell to steal my stereo, destroying the dashboard in the process. He couldn't ever get the unit out of the truck. He took the remote for the stereo and a digital camera, a Sony CyberShot DSC-T1 like the one pictured below.

If anyone saw anything suspicious in the Del Paso Manor area that night, please contact me.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sheriff's Department's Response

Neighbors, I'm happy to tell you that the Sheriff's Department's Auto Crimes Enforcement (ACE) task force is aware of the recent trouble in our area and is eager to catch the person or persons responsible.

One thing they have stressed is the importance of reporting every crime, no matter how small.  They recently caught someone with a house full of what they knew were stolen items, however few of them could be matched to a reported crime so they had a lot less to charge the guy with.

Also, if you have any evidence, they want it.  If you have trouble figuring out what to do with it, email me and I'll assist you.  If your car gets broken into, get it fingerprinted so they can tie all these crimes together.