The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has now identified the body as 37-year-old Rancho Cordova resident Rajeet Kor Singh. While the coroner has released the victim’s identification, a determination as to the exact cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy.
On December 8, 2010, at 8:40 p.m., Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department deputies assigned to the Rancho Cordova Police Department responded to the report of a stabbing at an apartment complex in the 2000 block of West La Loma Drive. When deputies arrived at the second-floor apartment they found a 40-year-old female performing cardio pulmonary resuscitation on her 32-year-old boyfriend. The boyfriend had been stabbed multiple times in the chest. Paramedics arrived a short time later and pronounced the victim dead at the scene. The female was detained by the deputies and a knife was recovered inside the apartment.
With the assistance of Sacramento County Board of Supervisor Susan Peters’ office, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department is pleased to announce the continuation of the Grinch Patrol. The Sheriff’s Department’s budget was recently augmented to provide an added security force to the Arden/Arcade-area shopping malls this holiday season. The program, known as the Grinch Patrol, will begin the day after Thanksgiving (the busiest shopping day of the year), and continue throughout the holiday shopping season. This special funding appropriation is intended to augment existing Sheriff’s Patrol and private security.
In a continuing effort to save lives and prevent injuries on our city streets, the Rancho Cordova Police Department and Mercy San Juan Medical Center are once again joining forces to provide better traffic enforcement and a forum to provide child safety seat education to a greater segment of the Rancho Cordova Community. The Rancho Cordova Police Department is expanding their regular traffic enforcement with special operations. These operations are funded by a recent $240,000 grant awarded by the California Office of Traffic Safety. Special traffic enforcement and education measures will be instituted by the Rancho Cordova Police Department and the Mercy San Juan Medical Center as they continue their commitment to keeping our roadways safe through both enforcement and education.
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Major Crimes Bureau detectives arrested 20-year-old Sacramento resident Antoine Lee Taylor for his connection to the recent murder of 54-year-old taxi cab driver James Walker. Taylor was arrested in the 3500 block of Sunrise Pines Drive in Rancho Cordova. Taylor is the third suspect arrested for this murder. Jermaine Campbell was arrested on October 19, 2010 and Jonathan Hudson was arrested on October 20, 2010. No additional arrests in this case are expected.
On August 24, 2010, at 11:52 a.m., Rancho Cordova Police Department (RCPD) officers responded to Williamson Elementary School to speak to two students who told school officials they had been offered a ride by a stranger as they were walking home from school on Pinturo Way. The students, one 8-year-old girl and one 10-year-old boy, described the suspect only as a white male adult in a white van. The officers were unable to locate the suspect or his vehicle. Folsom Cordova Unified School District administrators notified parents of the incident using the Edulink Message system.
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Robbery detectives are asking for help in identifying the two suspects responsible for the August 12, 2010, robbery of the Pizza Hut restaurant located at 10731 Coloma Road. At 10:50 p.m., the suspects, one of whom was armed with a handgun, entered the restaurant and forcibly took money from the cash register before they both fled from the scene on foot.
Whether you’re planning on moving to a new neighborhood or you want to see what kind of crimes are occurring near your home, work or children’s school, utilizing the Sacramento County Sheriff’s crime map can be a beneficial tool.
If strength is indeed found in numbers, then last Wednesday’s event by the Rancho Cordova Alliance of Neighborhoods (RCAN) to welcome newly installed RCPD Chief Doug Diamond was a good example. The event, attended by representatives from eight Rancho neighborhoods including Anatolia, Sunriver, Cap Village, Lincoln Village, Stonecreek, La Loma, Sunridge, and Cordova Towne welcomed Diamond as their guest speaker. Diamond took questions on a wide range of subjects, including the effects of the ongoing budget impacts to patrols, crime statistics, and the role of the Problem Oriented Police (POP) program.