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HOMICIDE Yolo Co SO Investigations CS Tip 20-06
August 18, 2022

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On April 24, 2020 at 1:36 PM, the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office responded to County Road 89 in rural Winters following a reported shooting at an occupied vehicle. Two juvenile male victims were uninjured during the shooting. A third juvenile, 17-year-old David Sanchez, was struck by gunfire and passed away two days later as a result.

The motive for the shooting does not appear to be a random act or a road rage incident. Based on video footage, it is believed that the suspect(s) were lying in wait for the victim’s vehicle prior to the shooting. It is also believed that suspect(s) knew one or more of the victims. The shots were fired by someone in a small, dark-colored sedan last seen heading northbound on Road 89.
Photos of the vehicle used in the shooting were released by the Sheriff's Office.

HOMICIDE SPD 20-199629 CS 20-029
August 18, 2022

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On the night of July 3rd, 2020 a shooting that occurred in the north west corner of The Marina Vista Housing Complex, off of Seavey Circle in Sacramento. Michael Love III was struck by gunfire and did not survive his injuries.  A second person in the area was also struck by gunfire. 

 Detectives believe witnesses were in the area. Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information assisting in the arrest of the suspect(s).

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HOMCIDE SPD 21-96591 CS 21-010
August 18, 2022

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Kathy Robins, a woman in her mid-60s, was found dead along the American River Bike Trail on Saturday afternoon, April 10, 2021, and police are launching a homicide investigation.

Officers  were called around 3:40 PM by a person who spotted what appeared to be a dead woman on the trail just south of Highway 160. near the bike trail's Mile Marker 3.

Responding officers found a woman with injuries that may have been suffered during an assault. Sacramento Fire Department personnel declared her dead at the scene. Police believe that the woman was living at a nearby encampment.

August 18, 2022

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The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the homicide of 30 year old James Pascual Rodriguez out of Grass Valley, CA.  James body was located in a canal in Colfax, CA on August 5, 2021.  Rodriguez’s body was partially clothed and his feet were bound together. An autopsy revealed the cause of death was trauma related. 

Rodriguez frequented the North San Juan area of Nevada County in addition to Grass Valley.  Detectives from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office are seeking any witnesses with information regarding Rodriguez death or recent events involving Rodriguez, which may be related to his murder.    

HOMICIDE SSD - Toriano Mason CS 21-025
August 18, 2022

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At approximately 11:37 p.m. on Wednesday August 25, 2021, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a 911 call from a resident on the 9400 block of North Kiefer Boulevard in Sacramento stating that an adult male subject was lying on the ground outside the residential apartment complex entrance.

Deputies responded to the location and found an adult male victim who suffered from a gunshot wound to the upper body.  Fire arrived moments later and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. The victim was identified as Toriano Miguel Mason, 20, of Sacramento.

Mason graduated from George Washington Carver High School and attended Barber College. He recently graduated from Barber College and was working at a local barber shop with his father.

August 18, 2022

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At approximately 11:47 p.m. on Thursday, August 05, 2021, the Sheriff’s Communications Center received a call regarding a subject lying on the sidewalk in the 6400 block of Verner Avenue in Sacramento County.

Upon arrival, deputies located David Riggle, who sustained at least one gunshot wound. Deputies provided emergency medical aid to the victim; however, the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene by responding personnel from the Sacramento Metro Fire Department.

HOMICIDE SPD #19-190076 CS TIP #20-005
February 04, 2020

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The Sacramento Police Department is currently seeking the public’s help to Identify the persons responsible for this crime.
On Sunday, June 15, 2019, at approximately 11:19 PM, officers from the Sacramento Police Department responded to the 800 block of Calvados Avenue regarding a shooting.  Officers arrived and located two victims with multiple gunshot wounds.  One of the victims was identified as James Your.  Officers immediately took lifesaving measures until relieved by Sacramento Fire Department personnel.
Both victims were transported to a local area hospital.  Despite life-saving efforts, James Your succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.  The other male adult sustained anon-life-threatening injury.  Officers conducted a canvass of the area and located multiple witnesses and evidence.        
Homicide investigators do not believe this was a random act, and that incidents as far away as Shasta County may be related to the death of James Your.

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HOMICIDE SPD Case# 15-182055 CS #15-022
January 14, 2020

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On Sunday, JUNE 28, 2015, at approximately 11:20 AM, the victim, ANTHONY BARAJAS, was shot and killed by an unknown assailant as he was driving on Meadowview Road.  The Suspect’s vehicle is pictured here.
The Sacramento Police Department has pursued and exhausted all investigative leads, and to date, the murder of Anthony Barajas remains unsolved.
On December 30, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a proclamation authorizing a reward in the amount of $50,000 for new information leading to the arrest and conviction in a California court of any person who has committed or is charged with the commission of the murder of Anthony Barajas.

HOMICIDE, Elk Grove Tip #19-042
November 12, 2019

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On March 4, 2011, Gurmej Singh Atwal, 78, and Surinder Singh, 65, who wore turbans and kept beards as articles of their Sikh faith, were walking along Stockton Boulevard when an unknown assailant shot at them from what police believe was a gold or tan raised pickup truck. Singh died on the scene. Atwal died about a month later.

FATAL HIT AND RUN, Elk Grove Crime Stoppers Tip #19-041
November 08, 2019

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On November 7, 2019, at 6:04 p.m., officers responded to the area of Waterman Road and Sheldon Road in Elk Grove regarding a person lying in the roadway that had been hit by a vehicle. When officers arrived, they discovered an unresponsive 85-year-old male lying in the roadway of Waterman Road, north of Sheldon Road.
Officers and medical personnel were unable to revive the man who was pronounced dead at the scene.   
The preliminary investigation revealed the victim was standing on the west shoulder of Waterman Road just prior to the collision. The suspect vehicle was traveling northbound on Waterman Road when the vehicle veered across the roadway, for an unknown reason, and struck the victim. Witnesses described seeing a red-colored SUV with moderate to major front-end damage flee the scene northbound on Waterman Road and then made a westbound turn onto Calvine Road. The driver was described as a Caucasian or Hispanic male. Based on evidence recovered at the scene and the investigation, investigators believe the suspect vehicle to be a late 1980s to early 2000s GMC or Chevrolet SUV.

January 29, 2019

On January 27, 2019 at approximately 6:18 pm, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) received reports of a traffic collision on Walerga Road at Big Cloud Way. It was determined that an SUV and a motorcyclist, who was riding a 2006 Honda Shadow motorcycle, were traveling southbound on Walerga Road when a collision occurred between the two parties. CHP and Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department personnel arrived on scene and discovered the motorcyclist, a 27 year old man from Foothill Farms, was deceased from the collision. The driver of the SUV immediately fled the collision scene and has not been located.
The SUV has been described as a newer model large black SUV similar to a Cadillac Escalade or Chevy Suburban with tinted windows and possible damage to its right rear.

Homicide Victim Joseph "Junebug" Ray SPD #93-44597 CS Tip #18-032
December 11, 2018

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On May 27, 1993 at during the early hours of the morning Victim Joseph “Junebug” RAY and two witnesses were standing outside near the corner of Roanoke Ave and Clarkson Ct, near Grant High School in Del Paso Heights. A brown 4-door sedan drove by on Roanoke. There were at least three male black adults observed inside the vehicle. When the sedan reached Clarkson Ct, several shots were fired from the sedan which continued driving out of the area. Victim RAY sustained a gunshot wound that left him paralyzed from the waist down. He would live the following 25 years disabled in a wheelchair.
A subsequent investigation into the shooting ensued in 1993. Detectives at that time had information to believe that Victim RAY had problems with someone earlier in the night. Detectives had information that someone named “Chief” was involved in some way. However, since the investigation was closed in 1993 there is now limited information regarding this case.
Victim RAY died in October 2018. It was determined that the cause of his death was related to his injuries sustained during the 1993 shooting. The investigation was reopened as a homicide investigation. Detectives are hoping that anyone with information related to the 1993 shooting will come forward. Crime Stoppers will provide a CASH REWARD in some cases to those who provide information that leads to an arrest. 
Sacramento Crime Stoppers Tip #18-032, SPD #93-44597

December 09, 2018

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On October 23, 2019, at approximately 5:05 AM, Samuel J. Treas, 54,  was crossing the street at Stockton Boulevard and Jensen when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver.  Mr. Treas was crossing with the light and was in the crosswalk.  The vehicle was a 2013 to 2015 black Nissan Altima sedan.  The vehicle would have sustained significant damage to the right side and mirror.
Mr.  Treas died from his injuries on November 18, 2018.  He was a retired Sacramento Regional Transit Operator and was married to his wife Kristine for 26 years.  He leaves behind two children, a son, 20 and a daughter, 17

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Crime Stoppers Tip #18-027, Homicide, SPD #18-314421
November 27, 2018

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The Sacramento Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying the person responsible for this crime.
On May 5, 2018, Victim Roy Eunice was taking the trash out when he was confronted by two subjects and shot once to his upper torso.  He was able to stumble into his apartment and ask his twin 10-year-old daughters for help.  They bravely called 911 and put pressure on his wound but were unable to save their father.  This will be the first Christmas without their father and the family would like nothing more than to see this homicide get solved.  
The incident occurred in the Oak Park (4th Ave Park) neighborhood and BOE gangsters are suspected to be involved.  Crime Stoppers is willing to pay up to $1000 for information that leads to an arrest.  You can make a tip and remain anonymous.

Crime Stoppers Tip #18-025, Homicide SPD #18-153220
November 27, 2018

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The Sacramento Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying the person responsible for this crime.
In the early morning hours of May 22, 2018, RC CARRIER was sitting in his vehicle in the area of Grand Avenue and Dry Creek Road.  CARRIER was shot multiple times and did not survive his injuries.

Halley Wing - El Dorado County Homicide - EDSO #P86-13044
November 06, 2018

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On June 2, 1986, 76-year-old Halley Wing, a grandfather and former law enforcement officer, was gunned down in the driveway of his son's ranch in the small town of Rescue.
The day of the murder, the family had plans to celebrate his son's 49th birthday when Halley noticed a blue sedan driving up the driveway to his son's empty home, which was next door to his home on the adjoining property.  Halley drove over to investigate while his wife, Bernice, watched through binoculars and observed one of the two suspects get into the passenger side of Halley's car and opened fire.
The following items were stolen the day of the murder.  El Dorado County Code Case Task Force believe someone may have unknowingly purchases, received, and/or have one of the items and not know it.  It could be a clue that identifies the killers:
Three jewelry boxes: 1) walnut type wood, 2) shiny finish wood chest approximately 8 inches by 8 inches by 12 inches, and 3) low profile jewelry box 6 inches by 8 inches by 12 inches.
Two high school class rings:  1) El Dorado High School 1965 with blue stone, and 2) El Dorado High School 1957 with blue stone.
Guns:   1) 12 gauge Supermatic "High Standard" Model C-100 with the initials "F.D." near the end of the barrel,  2) Remington .22 caliber Score Master Model 511 rifle with "R779" on left side of the barrel near bolt and "W27" on the right side,  3)  Winchester 12-gauge Model 97 antique with tape on the pistol grip, and 4) Winchester 30/30 lever-action Model 94 with serial number 1159528.

Lee Hassler - El Dorado County Homicide - EG 76-12572
November 06, 2018

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On October 6, 1976, Lee Hassler's body was found wrapped in a tarp which was then bound with rope.   Mr.  Hassler was clothed except for footwear.
Mr. Hassler's body was tossed over the American River bank near Mile Marker 41.47 on highway 50, and an autopsy later revealed that he had two gunshots to his head.  Victim's car was located about three weeks later in the Kaiser Hospital parking lot in Richmond, California, and two unidentified fingerprints were found in the vehicle.  During the autopsy, the slugs were retrieved from his body but were damaged and could only be approximated as being .22 caliber.
Mr. Hassler had been in Germany just prior to his murder and had told his brother that he came home early because someone cheated him and he was going to take care of it.  He told a friend that he had a problem with one of his business associates.
A Confidential Informant working with the Oakland Police Department advised that Mr. Hassler was selling "base" for LSD, bringing it in from Germany.  According to information, Mr. Hassler's business associate was a mule for him and cheated him by selling the base for a higher price to customers and not giving him the money.
Another Confidential Informant told detectives that two young men that the victim trusted had killed him.  This Informant further added that Lee had gotten in his car with the two young men and had $11,000 with him.
Mr. Hassler's business associate was interviewed and was very evasive and untruthful about his true name, as well as when and where he had last seen Mr. Hassler.

Susan McLaughlin - El Dorado County Homicide EG #73-1596
October 16, 2018

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On Friday, March 2, 1973 Susan McLaughlin, a 19 year old Berkeley college student, left to catch a Greyhound bus to visit her family and her boyfriend in the Sacramento area. It was determined by several witnesses that Ms McLaughlin had actually caught the bus and made it to the Greyhound bus depot in Sacramento. 
Susan had packed a backpack type bag containing her clothes for her weekend stay. On March 3, 1973, a citizen found her bag alongside Highway 50 between the Sacramento and the South Lake Tahoe area.  Not knowing the connection of the bag to any reported crime; it was collected as found property at the time by local law enforcement.
Susan was reported missing on Sunday March 5, 1973 by both her mother and her boyfriend, after she didn’t show up as scheduled. On March 10, 1973, Susan’s half naked body was discovered in a remote area, approximately 100 yards off Highway 50, and 2.3 mile east of the small town of Kyburz by some Canadian tourists. Detectives determined that the suspect or suspects had brutally attacked her in a sexual manner.

Jenny Claire Campbell - El Dorado County Homicide #EG81-9688
October 16, 2018

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On May 10,1981,about 3:30 AM, 17-year-old Jenny Claire Campbell left her boyfriend's
Rancho Cordova residence after an argument to hitchhike to her mother's home two miles away. Ms Campbell was last seen at the intersection of La Lorna Street and Folsom Boulevard
On May 10, 1981, 1:20 PM, Jenny’s nude body was found off Salmon Falls Road, about one mile north of Green Valley Road. Her body was found "sprawled," face down and her skull crushed by a rock (a bloody rock was found nearby the body). Her body was partially covered (from the waist up) with tree limbs and rocks and her clothes and purse were found scattered along Salmon Falls Road a few miles from the crime scene. Investigators determined that she had been killed at the scene and there was "other pieces of evidence found at scene".
On May 12, 1981, victim was identified. Investigators were informed by the family that a silver and turquoise ring was missing from her body.

Julie Schossow and Marilyn Putt - El Dorado County Homicides EG #82-10798
October 16, 2018

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Julie Schossow and Marilyn Putt were close friends and both worked as blackjack dealers at the Harrah's Casino in South Lake Tahoe and were closely associated with Harrah's Casino employees.  Both victims were together when they disappeared from their home around midnight of January 12, or early hours of January 13, 1982. Investigation determined that both victims were very likely kidnapped that evening and held captive for approximately (3) months at an unknown location most likely somewhere between South Lake Tahoe and the Placerville areas.

On June 6, 1982, almost six months later, the body of Marilyn Putt was discovered in the South Fork of the American River, one mile west of an area known as Chili Bar (Highway 193) not far from the small town of Placerville.  Her body had been weighted down with chains and binding material and the cause of death appears to be ligature strangulation, with the time of death being estimated at 6-8 weeks prior to her body being found.

One month later, on July 9, 1982, the body of Julie Schossow was discovered also in the South Fork of the American River, approximately 150 yards from where Marilyn Putt's body had been discovered.   She had a cord tightly wrapped around her neck two times and the coroner could not rule out the fact that she may have been bound together with Marilyn Putt. The cause of death appears to be ligature strangulation, with the time of death being estimated at 6-8 weeks prior to her body being found.

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