Thursday, September 18, 2008

CHP Assistant Chief Sal R. Segura Retiring

After twenty eight years of public service in the California Highway Patrol (CHP), Assistant Chief Sal R. Segura is retiring. Assistant Chief Segura began his career with the CHP on January 28, 1980. After successfully completing his Academy training he reported to the Santa Fe Springs Area for patrol duty.

After serving in the Santa Fe Springs, San Jose and Santa Cruz Areas, Assistant Chief Segura promoted to Sergeant and transferred to the Arrowhead Area until his transfer to the Academy. Upon promoting to Lieutenant in January 1994 Segura served in the Office of Research and Planning. In January 1997, he transferred to the Monterey Area, before relocating to the Gilroy Inspection Facility.

In March 2001, Segura was promoted to Captain and served in Field Support Section and Special Projects Section. Assistant Chief Segura was promoted to Assistant Chief in March 2003 where he served in Information Management Division.

In February 2006, Assistant Chief Segura transferred and effectively managed Valley Division's North Sector as well as overseeing the Division's administrative operations, developing commanders and responding to and overseeing major incidents within the Division.

In 2005 Assistant Chief Segura was instrumental in enhancing the effectiveness of the Department's Amber Alert System, and in 2006 served as the Governor's appointee to the states 911 Advisory Committee.

Congratulations to Assistant Chief Segura on his retirement and for his tremendous dedication to the citizens of California.

Rocklin Police Arrest Roseville School Teacher For Molestation

Rocklin Police detectives arrested a Roseville teacher late Wednesday night for lewd and lascivious conduct involving a minor child for crimes that occurred in 2001 and 2006.

The arrest was as a result of information developed from a previous arrest of another person by Rocklin Police and was made through the cooperation of several law enforcement agencies including Roseville PD, the Placer County District Attorney's Office, the Placer County Sheriff's Department and Placer County's Special Investigation Unit.

The 7th grade teacher at Buljan Middle School in Roseville, James Albert Hirleman, 48 years, of Roseville was arrested for lewd and lascivious conduct and was booked into Placer County Jail where he is being held on $100,000 bail.

We have no information that any other student has been a victim of molestation.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Traffic Collision Blocking The Antioch Bridge

Type: Traffic Collision - Ambulance Responding
Location: SB SR160 AT MIDSPAN
Info as of: 9/17/2008 10:54:22 AM


Sunday, September 14, 2008

Non Injury Plane Crash At Columbia Airport

At 1504 hours Saturday we received a phone call that a plane had crashed into a stone embankment at the end of the runway near the air attack base. The pilot, 27 year old Carlton Cautinho, from Hayward, was not injured. He was a student pilot on his first solo flight. The plane was a rental from Flying Vikings flight school out of Hayward, Ca. Cautinho was the lone occupant of the plane.

Cautinho told deputies he misjudged the landing, overshot the runway, and was unable to brake in time to avoid the collision. The damage to the plane, a Cessna 150, was extensive.

The NTSB and FAA were contacted and advised of the incident. They authorized the removal of the aircraft from the runway and did not request any further action.

West Elkhorn Boulevard Homicide Suspect Arrested

On May 5, 2008, at 2:32 p.m. Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies responded to the report of an injured man in a vehicle. Deputies arrived at the Park and Ride lot, which is located on West Elkhorn Boulevard just west of Highway 99, and discovered 28-year-old Joshua Kalb inside his car. He had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene.

During the course of their exhaustive investigation, and with the help of the public, Sheriff's Homicide detectives were able to identify 31-year-old Sacramento resident Poe Blue Siavii as the person they believe is responsible for Kalb's murder. On September 12, 2008, Homicide detectives and detectives assigned to the Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau arrested Siavii in Sacramento. While detectives know Kalb and Siavii were acquainted with one another the motive for the murder is still being investigated.

Siavii was booked (see photo below) into the Sacramento County Main Jail on the charge of murder. He is scheduled to be arraigned on September 16, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. in Department 62.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Transcript Of Gov. Schwarzenegger Holding Briefing On Metrolink-Union Pacific Train Accident


Good morning, everybody -- or good afternoon, it's actually afternoon already. I want to first of all say thank you very much to everyone that gave me a very extensive briefing just now. And I want to thank Sheriff Baca, also, for being hands-on and responding so quickly. And I want to thank also Mayor Villaraigosa who is here today, who also gave me a briefing, who has been here, basically, all night and responded very quickly.

And I just want to say that we are very happy that everyone is working together so well, if it's the locals, if it is the state, OES and federal authorities, everyone is working together to make this happen. We want to thank the police officers, the sheriffs, we want to thank law enforcement from Ventura County. We want to thank the firefighters, the rescue workers who have done an extraordinary job here last night and today and they're working -- there are hundreds of firefighters and rescue workers here and law enforcement officials here all working together, so we want to thank all of them for the great efforts they have made. And I also want to thank OES for helping out and coordinating this whole effort.

It's a very tragic situation. My wife and my thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims and their families and friends. I just met the family of one of the officers that has died in this accident here. So it's a very, very tragic situation, it's one of the worst train accidents in modern history in California. And as you know, now the latest count is 23 people died in this accident and 135 have been injured and we hope that they recover as quickly as possible, of course and get out of the hospital and get back to their normal lives.

But we are all working together on this and there is an investigation to find out exactly what happened. Up until now we know that this was a human error and Metrolink has talked about there was some human failure there -- because we never knew exactly if it was an electrical failure or if it was a mechanical failure, a computer failure, or something was wrong with the tracks -- but they say it was human failure, so the investigation, of course, continues on. The FBI and local authorities, everyone is involved in that investigation.

So again, I want to say thank you to the Mayor for being here today and if you want to also say a few words, please?


Well, first of all, thank you, Governor. I can tell you from firsthand knowledge that you're absolutely on the mark when you say that we can be proud today with the performance of the Los Angeles Fire Department, the Los Angeles Police Department, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department and all of the -- the CHP and all of the first responders who are here and have worked tirelessly into the night.

What we've seen today is nothing short of sheer courage and determination, dignity for human life, as you can see by what our firefighters have done here. At every moment they've tried to make rescue their number one priority while at the same time protecting the privacy of the victims. And I can tell you that I'm very proud today and want to acknowledge your support and the support of OES over this incident and also in other emergencies as well. Our ability to work together in these efforts is critical and I think today was a great example of that.

Thank you very much.


QUESTION: Governor, this comes at a time when gas prices are high, people have transferred over to mass transit. And now, throughout the entire state, people are possibly afraid that something like this might happen to them. What can you say to reassure the commuters out there who have been taking the eco-friendly mass transit way?

GOVERNOR: I think it is very important for people to know that, even though we have had this tragedy, this way of traveling through the Metro or train, tram, all of those are the best and the safest way to travel. And if you compare this compared to the accidents that are out there on the road when you use your own car, there's no comparison. So this is the safest way to travel but accidents do happen. And it's a rarity and this definitely, as I have said, has been the biggest accident and the hugest one with the most loss of human lives in modern history.

QUESTION: Governor, what is your reaction to the fact that this is human error, that Metrolink has come out and said that an engineer apparently did not stop at a stop light? What is your reaction to this?

GOVERNOR: I think it is always horrible when you find out there is human error. But that's human. And I think that we don't know enough about it yet, of what happened and why that happened. So I think the investigation will go on and we don't know enough information to really exactly pinpoint what was wrong but I think, as time goes on, all of this will come out.

MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA: Let me say something about the human error as well, because I haven't had an opportunity to respond to the admission earlier that Metrolink claims that a human error was involved here and they're accepting responsibility. While we certainly should acknowledge that when someone has made a mistake, we should come forward and accept the responsibly, I think it is important for us to support a continued investigation into what happened here.

And the idea that human error could cause this accident says to me that we need to have some failsafe measure to protect against it. So obviously the NTSB, the FBI, the FRA and the other entities that will be investigating this matter have to investigate it fully. But it seems, to me anyways, that there needs to be some kind of failsafe secondary measure to protect against human error because two trains on the same track is just unacceptable.

QUESTION: Governor, there are some people who suggest that maybe we should have a commission that regulates the following of the NTSB recommendations after accidents like this happen and to make sure that agencies like Metrolink and Amtrak follow it in the state of California. Do you have any plans to regulate this further?

GOVERNOR: Well, I think that there are all kinds of safeguards and I think that they have done a great job, Metrolink and others. I think this is, like I said -- you know, you can regulate it and over-regulate it. It does not prevent you from human error.

But I think the important thing now is to let the rescue workers do their job and let law enforcement do their job and continue working over there. They're doing an extraordinary job; I just saw them. They're still retrieving bodies. We still don't know exactly what's going on underneath one of those wagons. So I think that -- we have, you know, dogs that are trained for cadaver smelling and all those kinds of things, so all of this is going on.

So I think the key thing is now to support the rescue effort and that everyone works together. And I am so proud always in this state of how everyone, the locals, the state and the federal government come together in a situation like that. And we have the hardest-working and the best-trained people here to do the rescue work and the firefighters and law enforcement. So I want to just say thank you to them from the bottom of my heart for their great effort and working around the night and being here and being so dedicated.

Sheriff Baca, if you want to say a few words, please?

SHERIFF BACA: Well, thank you, Governor.

GOVERNOR: Because you have been here also right from the very start.

SHERIFF BACA: Chief Bratton and I are in contact and Jim McDonald, who is acting as the chief of police and I are in full contact with the fire leaders. Today you have been briefed significantly about what has occurred. Our focus at some point, from the very beginning, has always been the families of these victims, that we have a time now not only to demonstrate, through the rescue work, compassion but also love for humanity and love for people. All of this teamwork is because of our great desire to protect people and help people who have been harmed, no matter where that harm source is. The Governor speaks well to what we've done. The Mayor has been on the spot since it occurred; no rest, no sleep. It all comes from the heart.

What we say to the public -- thank you for your outreach and support. This is not a single public government solution. It did involve a lot of citizens on the train who did rescue work with people in uniform. Thanks to them as well. It does involve people who have been calling, asking: What can I do? There's a lot you can do. First of all, have faith that we care about the people who have been injured and we want to memorialize those who have died in an appropriate way so their dignity always remains. Our county knows earthquakes, fires, civil unrest at times and now train wrecks and the resolve that the fire chief, the police chief, the sheriff, the mayor, the governor, is that we will be prepared and we will respond and we will save lives. Thank you.

QUESTION: The death toll, is that 23?

MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA: Well, the latest confirmation from the coroner is 18 confirmed deaths but the Governor is correct. We've taken bodies out since then but we haven't gotten an official confirmation. That is a procedure that has to occur before we can share that with you. But yes, there are --

QUESTION: Twenty-three bodies have been removed from the wreckage?

MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA: Yes. Yes, there have been.

QUESTION: Are there any more bodies?

MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA: Yes, there are more bodies in the wreckage but at this point there's no way to tell just how many. Remember, as I said earlier, there were 12 -- three engines of 12 cars total on one side, on the Union Pacific side. Here there were three with an engine. We had to remove all of those cars and that's what's taken so long. It's like peeling an onion, as one firefighter said, so it's a very difficult process. We do think, now that we've decoupled all of the cars, we do think that it will go faster from here. But again, it's painstaking work and I just want to acknowledge the LA City firefighters who have done an incredible job here.

I also want to say that Metrolink will be operational on Monday between Chatsworth and Union Station. MTA is working with Metrolink to establish a bus bridge between Ventura County and the Chatsworth Station. We'll be making an announcement later today or Sunday to advice commuters on more specifics. And we have about three or four buses at this point.

QUESTION: Could we have somebody from the NTSB address the investigation at this point?

MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA: They're going to do a separate briefing here.

Two Arrests In The Shooting Of Fairfield City Councilman Matt Garcia

The Fairfield Police Department has announced two arrests in the investigation of the shooting death of Fairfield City Councilman Matt Garcia. Gene Allen Combs 45 years old from Suisun City and Nichole Stewart 33 years old from Fairfield were arrested for the murder of Councilman Matt Garcia and booked into the Solano County Jail early this morning. Still wanted in connection with this murder investigation is Henry Don Williams, AKA: "Cali" or "Collie", an African-American male 32 years old, 5'9", 180 lbs, Black short hair and Brown eyes.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Henry Don Williams is asked to contact the Fairfield Police Department at (707) 428-7790 or Solano County Crime Stoppers at (707) 644-STOP. The Solano County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect. Governor Schwarzenegger, the City of Fairfield and the County of Solano have partnered to offer an additional $150,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Vegetation Management Burn Scheduled for September

Who: The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit, in cooperation with the Richards Ranch, will be conducting a hazard reduction burn utilizing fire engines, handcrews, and a helicopter. Personnel and equipment will remain at the burn throughout the evening and into the following day. CAL FIRE resources will continue to check the area for several days following the burn.

What: CAL FIRE will conduct this 300 acre hazard reduction control burn in order to reduce overgrowth in the vegetation and provide a fire break that can be utilized in the future to stop or slow a major fire.

Where: The burn will take place at the Richards Ranch north of Englebright Reservoir.

Smoke will be visible from State Highway 20, and the communities of Dobbins, Oregon House, Smartsville, Penn Valley, Lake Wildwood, French Corral, North San Juan, Grass Valley, and Nevada City.

When: CAL FIRE is planning to conduct the control burn either Thursday, September 18th or Friday, September 19th. As the date approaches, fire officials will make the determination based on predicted weather conditions. The burn will start around 8 a.m. and continue into the late afternoon. Smoke may be present through the weekend.

Why: Vegetation Management control burns serve multiple purposes: the continued training of fire personnel, management of noxious weeds, and improved wildlife habitat.

7th Annual Natomas Community Festival

The 7th Annual Natomas Community Festival on Saturday, September 13th, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., at South Natomas Community Park. This year's festival will showcase all that is wonderful about Natomas, including its diversity, arts and cultural treasures, business environment, and great sense of community. Entrance to the 7th Annual Natomas Community Festival is free.

"The Natomas Community Festival is an annual opportunity to highlight the range and energy that makes Natomas a truly special place to live in Sacramento," said Councilmember Tretheway. "I invite all of Sacramento to take part in this one-of-a-kind event so we can all celebrate one Natomas."

The 7th Annual Natomas Community Festival will have something for everyone:
· Approximately Five Thousand (5,000) Natomas and City of Sacramento Residents
· Tile Painting for Fort Natomas
· An Unbelievable Snow Slide
· More than 20 Local Acts on the Natomas Community Stage
· A Dance Floor (dance lessons available)
· Five (5) Jump Houses and Lots of Carnival Games
· Musical Performances by Local Bands
· Over 150 Booths (Local Businesses, Government Agencies, Non-profits, Etc.)
· A NASCAR Vehicle on Display
· A One-Of-A-Kind Fireworks Show at 8 p.m.

Event: Celebrate Natomas - The 7th Annual Natomas Community Festival
Date: Saturday, September 13th
Time: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Festival (12 p.m. - 5 p.m.); Musical Performance (5 p.m. - 8 p.m.); Fireworks Show (8 p.m.)
Location: South Natomas Community Center- 2921 Truxel Rd., Sacramento

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Serial Exposure Arrested At Rocklin Park

On September 5th at about 11:20 PM, Rocklin Police Officers responded to Whitney Community Park in Rocklin (Whitney Ranch Parkway at Wildcat Blvd.). A 9-1-1 caller claimed that a naked man was chasing him through the park.

Officers arrived and contacted three male victims, one adult and two 17 year olds, who said that while they were just talking in the park near a play set a naked male walked up to them and asked if they wanted to play. The startled victims got up and ran towards their vehicle. The naked male followed for a bit and then ran off in another direction.

During a search of the area, officers located a clothed but suspicious acting male subject. The victims identified the man and he was arrested.

Additionally, a similar incident occurred at the same park two weeks prior. The victims were an adult male and adult female. There were sitting on a park bench when a naked male approached them and asked if he could hang out with them. The same suspect was charged in that case as well.

Arrested was Keith Fonti, 34 years, of Rocklin. He lived in the immediate area of the park. He was transported to Placer County Jail and booked for indecent exposure. He is currently out of jail on his own recognizance.

If you have been a victim of an indecent exposure incident in the Whitney Community Park area, please contact Detective Sergeant Scott Horrillo at 916-625-5443.

Meth House Busted Across From Yuba City High

During the month of August 2008, the Yuba-Sutter Narcotic Enforcement Team (NET-5) received information that Ronald Wade Fine (23 years old) was distributing methamphetamine from his residence, 400 block of Park Ave., Yuba City. Fine's residence is directly across the street from Yuba City High School. While conducting the investigation into Fine's drug trafficking activities, NET-5 observed Fine selling methamphetamine from his residence while Yuba City High School was in session. Although, several of Fine's customers appeared to be young adults, it is undetermined if they were actual YCHS students.

On 09/09/2008, NET-5 assisted by the Sutter County Sheriff's Department and the Yuba City Police Department served a search warrant at Fine's residence. The search warrant was served after school hours at approximately 2000 hours in consideration of the welfare of YCHS students. The YCHS school resource officer was notified in advance of the service of the search warrant.

Upon service of the search warrant, Fine attempted to flee the residence by jumping over a side fence. Fine was apprehended in the front yard of an adjacent residence by a NET-5 agent and a YCPD K-9 officer. Just prior to be taken into custody, Fine attempted to discarded an ounce of methamphetamine.

Upon entry into the residence, the residence smelled of burnt marijuana. In one of the bedrooms of the residence was a small marijuana grow operation consisting of four pre-budding and eight young marijuana plants. Additional loose marijuana was located on a coffee table in the living room of the residence. Fine claimed ownership of all the marijuana stating it was for medicinal use and that he had a prescription. Fine was unable to produce his prescription.

Located inside the residence were Fine's girlfriend, Melissa Lynn Furr (22 years old), Earl Thomas Hardy III (24 years old), Roger Valadez (25 years old) and Furr's mother Sharon Lynn Furr. Additional methamphetamine in three separate packages totaling an 1/8 ounce was located inside the residence. Also seized from the residence were digital gram scales, methamphetamine distribution packaging material, glass methamphetamine smoking pipes, a shotgun and ammunition.

A stolen generator that was reported stolen earlier in the day was located at the residence. YCPD had information that Thomas Hardy III was involved in stealing the generator. Additionally, while searching the residence, several prospective customers called the residence wanting to purchase methamphetamine. One of the prospective customers wanted to trade a knife for methamphetamine.

Fine was arrested for possession of methamphetamine for sale, distribution of methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a school, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm with drugs, possession of stolen property and criminal conspiracy.

Melissa Furr was arrested for possession of methamphetamine for sale, distribution of methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a school, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal conspiracy.

Thomas Hardy III was arrested for possession of stolen property.

Roger Valadez was arrested for a parole violation.

It goes without saying, this type of drug trafficking activity, literally directly across the street from YCHS, potentially puts the students at great risk.,+Yuba+City&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&resnum=1&ct=title

Sacramento County Road and Lane Closures

Auburn Boulevard 600 feet west of Sylvan Corners
May 27 to September 21
24-Hour Continuous
Lane Closure The middle turning lane and Eastbound #1 lane will be closed, the #2 Eastbound lane will remain open. Both Westbound lanes will remain open. Flaggers will be utilized as needed to assist motorists through the work zone.
REASON FOR CLOSURE: Regional County Sanitation District is building a deep trench sewer Interceptor.,+Citrus+Heights,+CA+95610&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&resnum=1&ct=title
El Camino Avenue West of Business 80 on-ramp to Princeton Street
September 10 to September 26
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Lane Closure The #1 Lane on Westbound El Camino Avenue will be closed to Princeton Street. Traffic controls will be in place to direct traffic through construction zone.
REASON FOR CLOSURE: Excavation and repair of sewer mainline,+ca&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&resnum=1&ct=title
Fair Oaks Blvd from Winding Way to Sunset Avenue
August 15 to September 26
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Lane Closure The #1 Lane on Southbound Fair Oaks Blvd will be closed from Winding Way to Sunset Avenue. Suggest using Sunrise Blvd as alternate route.
REASON FOR CLOSURE: Sidewalk Repairs and ADA Ramp Installations,+ca&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&resnum=1&ct=title
Intersection of Cypress Avenue and Garfield Avenue
June 30 to October 29
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Lane Closure A Northbound Lane on Garfield, and a Westbound Lane on Cypress will be closed for work on the North East and South East corners of the intersection.
REASON FOR CLOSURE: Installation of Traffic Signal Lights.,+ca&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&resnum=1&ct=title
Marconi Avenue between Bell Street and Juliesse Avenue
September 15 to September 26
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Lane Closure The #1 Lanes in both the East and Westbound directions of Marconi Avenue will be closed between Bell Street and Juliesse Avenue.
REASON FOR CLOSURE: Mainline sewer repair,+ca&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&resnum=1&ct=title
Marshall Avenue between Lincoln Avenue and Prospect Drive
September 22 to September 22
8:30 AM to 3:30PM
Road Closure Sacramento County Maintenance crews will close Marshall Ave north of Lincoln Avenue.
REASON FOR CLOSURE: Culvert Installation.
ALTERNATE ROUTE: Abraham Way to the east of Marshall Avenue,+ca&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&resnum=1&ct=title
Q Street from Watt Avenue to 34th Street
August 21 to September 30
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Lane Closure The #1 Lane both East and Westbound on Q Street will be closed between Watt Avenue and 34th Street.
REASON FOR CLOSURE: Base repairs and roadway overlay,+ca&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&resnum=1&ct=title
Alderson Avenue between South Watt Avenue and Wildrose Way
September 5 to October 15
24-Hour Continuous Closure
Road Closure Alderson Avenue will be closed from South Watt Avenue to Wildrose Way. There will be no access from South Watt Avenue end of Alderson Avenue during construction. Residential Traffic will have access via detour.
ALTERNATE ROUTE: Kiefer Blvd to Brydon Way.
REASON FOR CLOSURE: Road Widening and repaving.,+ca&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&resnum=1&ct=title
Bradshaw Road Between Kiefer Blvd and Goethe Road
August 26 to September 26
9:00 AM 3:30 PM
Lane Closure The #2 Northbound Lane will be closed. Closure starts at Granite plant entrance and continues past Safetyville entrance.
Franklin Blvd Between Willard Parkway and Bilby Road
September 2 to October 4
9:00 AM (24hrs) till 10/4 @5:00PM
Road Closure Road closure on Franklin Blvd will be 24 hrs. Local traffic only permitted.
REASON FOR CLOSURE: Installation of 24" PG&E Gas Line
ALTERNATE ROUTE:Southbound take Willard Parkway. Northbound take Bilby Road.,+ca&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&resnum=1&ct=title
Franklin Blvd. between 47th Avenue and Turnbridge Drive
February 11 to October 3
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Lane Closure Lanes will be closed in both the north and southbound directions of Franklin Blvd. between 47th Avenue and Turnbridge Drive for Median work. The work will occasionally require closure to shift from #2 lane to the #1 lane for shoulder work. Traffic controls will be used to assist motorists through the work zone.
REASON FOR CLOSURE: Median improvements, Trench excavation for drainage system, sidewalk curb & gutter throughout the work zone.,+ca&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&resnum=1&ct=title
French Road / Florin Perkins from Gerber Road to Weyand Avenue
August 15 to September 26
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Lane Closure The #1 Lane Southbound on French Road/Florin Perkins will be closed from Gerber Road to Wayand Avenue. Suggest using Elk Grove-Florin Road or Power Inn Road as alternate route.
REASON FOR CLOSURE: Sidewalk Repairs and ADA Ramp Installations,+ca&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&resnum=1&ct=title
La Riviera Drive from Folsom Blvd to Salmon Falls Drive
August 15 to September 26
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Lane Closure The #1 Lane Westbound on La Riviera Drive will be closed between Folsom Blvd to Salmon Falls Drive.
REASON FOR CLOSURE: Sidewalk Repairs & ADA Ramp Installations
Southbound Power Inn Road from Rangeview Road to Auberry Drive
August 12 to September 30
24-Hour Continuous
Lane Closure Southbound Power Inn Road will have all the lanes transitioned over into the Northbound side separated by traffic controls. There will be at least one lane open in both directions at all times. The Southbound lanes of Power Inn Road will be closed from Rangeview Road to Auberry Drive. When traveling Southbound, there will be no left turn access available at Stevenson Avenue or Auberry Drive.
REASON FOR CLOSURE: Installation of 84-inch underground water pipeline.,+ca&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&resnum=1&ct=title
Sunrise Blvd from Folsom Blvd to Trade Center Drive
September 9 to October 17
9:00 PM to 6:00 AM
Lane Closure Work to take place on the South-East corner of Sunrise Blvd at the intersection with Folsom Blvd. During the construction some turn pockets may be affected at the intersection.
REASON FOR CLOSURE: Installation of Gas Line under railroad tracks,+ca&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&resnum=1&ct=title
Walmort Road between Colony Road and Reigl Road
September 30 to September 30
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Road Closure Sacramento County Maintenance Crews will be closing Walmort Road. Detour will be provided.
REASON FOR CLOSURE: Culvert Installation
ALTERNATE ROUTE: Use Blake Road to Reigl Road
Waterman Road between Vintage Park Dr and Calvine Rd
May 19 to September 29
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Lane Closure There will be alternating lane closures North and South bound Lane#1 and Lane#2 on Waterman Rd. The major portion of the work will be at Kadlin Way and Westray Drive intersections
REASON FOR CLOSURE: Installation of Medians and Signals
ALTERNATE ROUTE: Bradshaw Rd & Elkgrove Florin Rd.

Child Found in Neighborhood Creek in Critical Condition


Event: Child Found in Neighborhood Creek in Critical Condition
Location: 20800 Block Willow Springs Dr., West, Soulsbyville
Victim: 2 year old female child-name withheld
Date/Time of Incident: Sept. 9, 2008/1800 hours
Date of Press Release: Sept. 10, 2008

At 1800 hours yesterday we received a 911 call from a frantic mother who reported finding her 2 year old daughter non responsive floating in a neighborhood creek. The child's father started CPR and continued his efforts until the medics arrived. The medics transported the child to SRMC and from there the child was flown to an out of county facility.

From information we received at the scene, the child was out of the parents' sight for only a couple of minutes. When they didn't see her they immediately ran to the area of their yard that borders the creek. The creek is only partially protected by a metal mesh fence-allowing for child access.

The Sheriff's Office has been told the condition of the child is "grim;" other than that, we have no further information as to her condition.

Overturned Big Rig Blocks Lanes On Hwy-49

Collision - Ambulance - Blocking Lane









Thursday, September 4, 2008

Grass Fire In Solano County

A two alarm fire burned about 75 acres of grass in Solano County near power generating wind turbines.

The blaze was located off Talbert Road in the Montezuma Hills area southwest of Rio Vista.

Officials said the fire was likely started by a truck.