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Sacramento -- A broken key at a local "Superstore" on Monday prevented access into a locked glass case containing firearms, ammunition and knives preventing sales to customers. Pictured here are two "Daisy" rifles, similar to the one coveted by "Ralphie" in the hilarious movie, "A Christmas Story," set in Hammond, Indiana (where I was born). Thanks to a broken key, neither of these rifles "shot out an eye" -- at least not on Monday! I looked unsuccessfully for a lamp made from a mannequin leg, but it's a "Special Order" item. 

Sacramento police investigating fatal crash on Meadowview Road


SACRAMENTO - Sacramento police are investigating a fatal accident after a 90-year-old male pedestrian was struck and killed by a car at 10:17 p.m. Wednesday

The accident happened in the area of Meadowview Road and Coral Gables Court. According to police, the driver apparently did not realize he had hit a pedestrian and dragged the victim down the road.

The victim has been identified as Russell Victor Johnson, 90, of Sacramento.

When police arrived at the scene, they found that the male victim, who was still trapped under the vehicle, was hit by at least two cars in the area of 21st St. and Meadowview Road.

The victim was declared dead at the scene.

The accident temporarily forced the closure of Meadowview road between 21st and 29th streets early Thursday morning.

Man helped police arrest trespassers


A Sacramento man jumped in to help police catch a trespassing suspect in his neighborhood Tuesday evening.

A police chopper hovered over the 2800 block of 23rd Avenue in south Sacramento looking for at least one suspect. That's when Danny Silva took matters into his own hands.

Silva spotted a man trying to climb over his neighbor's fence. Instead of waiting for police, he chased after the suspect.

"He tried to take off running. I chased him down the street, then around the corner," Silva recalled. "He ends up tripping. So I end up standing over him and tell him to put his hands behind his back, 'you're going to jail.'"

Police then handcuffed the suspect, but the neighborhood wasn't in the all clear.

One of Silva's neighbor's saw another stranger hiding in his backyard.

Police need help finding hit-and-run suspect vehicle

Police need help finding hit-and-run suspect vehicle


Sacramento police need the public's help finding a suspect vehicle in an injury hit-and-run case.

A bicyclist, a woman in her 40s, was going south on the 6800 block of 24th Street around 4 a.m. on Sunday, July 15 when she was hit by a SUV. Police said she suffered serious injuries.

Through the investigation, detectives believe the SUV to be a 1996-2001 Ford Explorer or a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer. Police said it is a dark colored SUV and would have damage to the right front headlight area, with possible damage to the right front hood area.

Baby dies after arriving at Sacramento firehouse

Baby dies after arriving at Sacramento firehouse


SACRAMENTO - Sacramento police are investigating the death of a baby girl who was taken to a fire station with a traumatic injury.

The 14-month-old girl was in a state of medical distress when she was taken to Sacramento Fire Station No. 17 around 5:30 p.m. Friday. The baby was then transported to UC Davis Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

Police said homicide detectives were called to the hospital to investigate because the baby had unexplained physical trauma. Investigators haven't determined a cause of death. Her identity will be released by the Sacramento County Coroner's Office.

Detectives found that the mother's boyfriend was taking care of the toddler while she was at work. When the mother returned home, she saw that the girl needed medical help. She and her boyfriend then took the baby to the fire station.

Suspect identified in south Sacramento stabbing death


Police identified a suspect Wednesday in the stabbing death of a Sacramento woman.

Michael Williams, 51, is wanted for the murder of a woman in her 40s, Sacramento Police Officer Michele Gigante said.

Williams, who is believed to be a transient, is described as a black man, 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing about 220 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Police believe he may be hiding in the south Sacramento area.

Gigante said Williams is not armed, but he is known for violence.

The stabbing happened Tuesday morning near 24 th Street and Meadowview. Gigante said the victim was found wounded on the sidewalk. No other information about the victim was available.

Firefighter suffers minor injury in South Sacramento blaze


A firefighter was injured battling a two-alarm blaze Wednesday afternoon at 7402 Alma Vista Way in Sacramento, according to a Tweet from the Sacramento City Fire Department spokesperson. The injury is described in the Tweet as minor and non-life threatening.

Two homes were damaged by the fire.

We'll update this post with the latest details as they are available. Reload the post for the latest information.

This video of the fire was posted on a Sacramento fire department YouTube account.