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Three Police Departments Respond, Hatchet Lady Arrested

FREMONT—Annette Smith, 54, of Hayward, was arrested November 25 on charges involving brandishing a hatchet at a man and firing a shot from a handgun—after she arrived on the scene


Mother and Boyfriend Arrested in Connection with Toddler’s Death

Taylor Montgomery-Gutzman (L) and Rebecca Thomas (R) SACRAMENTO — The mother of a toddler and her boyfriend booked into jail on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 for the death of her


Butte County Pursuit Ends with One Arrest, Other Suspect at Large

CHICO — On November 24th at approximately 7:30 PM, a Butte County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted  a vehicle stop for a lighting violation, only for the vehicle to hit the gas


4 Fresno Arrests in One Night

Manuel Garcia FRESNO – The Fresno Sheriff’s Office reported that the van was “suspicious.”  Whatever helped to render that verdict, it was confirmed one night before Thanksgiving when, after police


DUI Stop Reveals Gun and Bullets

Giovanni Herrera FRESNO – Near midnight on Saturday night, 26-year-old Giovanni Herrera got the attention of a Fresno sheriff’s deputy because of his erratic driving. The deputy pulled the GMC


Puppy Mill Operator Sentenced to One Year in Jail

Ginger Turk booking photo SACRAMENTO — A Sacramento woman has received a one-year jail sentence for running a puppy mill operation that she advertised online as a “teacup” puppy business


Juvenile Suspect Caught with Weapons, Stolen Property

FRESNO — On November 25th at around 10:30 AM, a woman in the 2800 block of East Pico Avenue noticed suspicious activity at her neighbor’s residence — a duffel bag


Salinas Man Sought in Connection to Death of Parents

Ellin Escamilla booking photos SALINAS — Police are looking for Ellin “Omar” Escamilla after identifying him as the primary suspect in the murder of his parents — Ricardo Escamilla (71)

Los Angeles

Lady Sprays the Blues, Vandal Arrested

Victoria Jayne Bay LOS ANGELES – LAPD announced Tuesday night’s capture of the bright blue-haired woman who’d scrawled blue graffiti on four Los Angeles County buildings – Victoria Jayne Bay


SUV Thieves Arrested

Jimmy Juarez VENTURA COUNTY — Following a rash of sport utility vehicle thefts from an Oxnard auto dealership storage lot over the past several weeks, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department