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Mouth-foaming robber arrested on Arden Way

SACRAMENTO - Sacramento Police Department responded to a call that two juveniles were robbed at gunpoint by 18-year-old Thabit Shaff, who appeared to be foaming at the mouth, Saturday night along Arden Way near Business 80.

According to the Sacramento Police Department, Shaff demanded the victim's cell phones, shoes and belts then fled towards the Arden Mall.

Police said an officer saw Shaff running from security personnel behind the mall and assisted with apprehension efforts.

Security said they were attempting to detain Shaff after he was was seen shoplifting at a department store.

An officer said they matched Shaff with a description of the earlier robbery on Arden Way.

Once in custody, Shaff was searched by officers, at which time the victims' property and a revolver were recovered.

Victim identified in North Sacramento shooting

SACRAMENTO, CA - The Sacramento Police Department is investigating a homicide at the 2300 block of Oakmont Street that occurred on Sunday night.

The victim, Raymond Marcos Cotez, 25, of Sacramento was found dead inside the apartment when officers arrived after 7 p.m.. It was unclear if the shooting took place inside or outside of the complex.

Officers did not have information on the shooter or the motive behind the shooting.

Police were interviewing family members and witnesses.
















Former El Camino High coach sentenced to prison

SACRAMENTO, CA - A former Sacramento high basketball coach has been sentenced to four years, four months in prison after pleading no contest to involving youths in making sexually explicit videos and photos.

Melvin Flemings, who coached freshman hoops at El Camino High School until he was relieved of duties earlier this year, must also register as a sex offender per the plea agreement with the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office.

Flemings was charged with six felonies involving six different victims he knew through various coaching activities.

Unsolved Sacramento bank robbery stumps investigators

SACRAMENTO, CA - FBI investigators have very clear surveillance camera photos of a bank robber but after nearly a year's time, still haven't been able to identify him.

Special Agent Steve Dupre says the man hit a Bank of America at 7465 Watt Avenue on Jan. 31. The robber went up to a teller, handed over a demand note, was given cash and then fled. No one was hurt.

The robber was described as white, 55 to 60 years old, about 5 feet 5 or 6 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. He was skinny, said witnesses, and they had the impression he knew banking procedures. He wore a dark jacket over a gray sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his head.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to contact the FBI in Sacramento at (916) 481-9110, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department at (916) 874-5115, or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Person stabbed outside Arden Fair Mall

SACRAMENTO, CA - A person was stabbed in the chest outside a Goodyear Tire store at Arden Fair Mall around 2:30 a.m. Friday.

According to mall security chief Steve Reed, the stabbing happened after an argument broke out between two groups standing outside the store. Reed said somebody made a comment to a girl in one of the groups which led to the stabbing.

The stabbing victim was said to be in stable condition by Sacramento police.

Police reports indicated a couple of people were detained, but did not confirm whether anyone was actually arrested.

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Detectives seek witnesses to Howe Ave. fatal assault

SACRAMENTO, CA - An attack on a 24-year-old man late Saturday night has become a homicide investigation.

Christopher Salomonson died late Sunday evening of injuries he suffered in the assault. Sacramento County sheriff's deputies found Salomonson hurt on the ground at the Fairlake Apartments on the 1100 block of Howe Avenue at 12:08 Sunday morning, said Deputy Jason Ramos.

Salomonson was transported to an area hospital but did not survive.

Ramos did not say how Salomonson was mortally injured and detectives don't yet know why he was attacked and who is responsible.

Anyone who witnessed what happened was asked to call the sheriff's Homicide Bureau 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.