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Deputies search for Arden sexual assault suspect

SACRAMENTO, CA - Detectives search for a man connected to two sexual assaults in the Arden-Arcade area of Sacramento.

Sacramento County sheriff's Sgt. Jason Ramos said the man is a suspect in two assaults, two weeks apart, where he forced himself into two women's apartments, sexually assaulted the victims and then fled the scenes.

The first incident happened on Nov. 23 inside her apartment on the 3100 block of Trussel Way; the second case happened on Dec. 7 inside of an apartment on the 2200 block of Howe Avenue.

The suspect in both cases is described as a white or Hispanic man 5'8" to 6' tall, weighing about 180 to 220 pounds with a medium stocky build, Ramos said.

The sheriff's department released a sketch of the suspect.

Lengthy police pursuit ends in Land Park arrest

SACRAMENTO - A police pursuit and subsequent search for a suspected car thief spanned multiple areas, several roadways and nearly two hours Wednesday morning.

Sacramento police said they located an individual suspected of driving a stolen Cadillac near X Street and 15th Street shortly before 4 a.m. Officers attempted to stop the person but the driver fled, leading police on a pursuit up to Cal Expo and then south into the Land Park area where the individual ditched the car and fled on foot.

Officers set up a perimeter around Land Park while searching for the suspected thief who was apprehended in the Land Park golf course around 5:45 a.m., said police.

Local mall steps up security for Black Friday

SACRAMENTO, CA - Security officials at Arden Fair have stepped up patrols to help keep shoppers safe during the holiday season.

Nearly 100,000 shoppers are expected to visit Sacramento's largest mall on Black Friday. Stores will open at midnight Thanksgiving Day, with crowds lining up hours ahead of time for extra savings and door-buster deals.

Macerich, the company which manages Arden Fair, has invested nearly $2 mil. in security upgrades at the property in recent years.

"We've got a state of the art camera system, and we've got 167 cameras," says Steve Reed, Arden Fair security manager. "We're going to be adding 17 more (184 high-def cameras total), they capture everything on the property."

Reed says the cameras produce high-resolution digital video, which allows security officers to clearly make out everything from tattoos to license plates.

'Roaming Rapist' suspect arrested in Isleton

SACRAMENTO, CA - The 14-year search for the man known as the "Roaming Rapist" ended Friday morning with the arrest of Dereck Sanders at a home in Isleton.

Sanders, 39, was taken into custody without incident and charged with a series of nine sexual assaults involving 10 women that took place in the city and county of Sacramento between 1998 and 2003.

DNA samples from the sexual assaults all pointed to one man, but investigators were unable to identify the man until they conducted a so-called "familial" search, which ended with a hit on Sanders' older brother, Ladell.

Ladell Sanders' DNA is in the criminal database from earlier convictions. 

Ladell Sanders, 42, is currently in the Sacramento County Jail awaiting trial on separate sexual assault charges.

After linking the "Roaming Rapist" series to a relative of Ladell Sanders, investigators began focusing on Dereck Sanders.