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Ashleigh Smith, 27, was booked Thursday night into Sacramento County Jail on charges of felony child abuse and neglect.
Terry Scott
Terry Scott, 19, was booked Thursday night into Sacramento County Jail on charges of felony child abuse and neglect.

Ashleigh Smith, 27, and Terry Scott, 19, were booked into Sacramento County Jail Thursday night on suspicion of felony child abuse and neglect in connection with the death of their 3-month-old son, according to the Sacramento Police Department.

The Sacramento Fire Department responded to a call for aid on the 2900 block of North Meadows Drive in south Sacramento on Thursday evening. An infant was found in critical condition and transported to an area hospital. Smith and Scott were arrested following an investigation and interview with detectives about the death of their child, according to reports.

The infant was transferred to the UC Davis Medical Center Thursday night and died Saturday morning.

Additional charges against Smith and Scott may be filed pending the outcome of the infant’s autopsy.

A 2-year-old found floating in a duck pond at Elk Grove Regional Park Saturday afternoon died after being taken to the hospital in critical condition, according to the Elk Grove Police Department.

Isaiah Obiaga was found by a lifeguard for a nearby pool and other residents who tried to revive him by performing CPR. When officials arrived he was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:03 p.m.

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After three years of delays, the trial for Robert Adams has again been scheduled. Will it commence on July 29?

– Judi, Lincoln

The trial date for Robert Benson Adams has been reset.

According to Sacramento Superior Court online records, it is scheduled to begin Oct. 28. Adams’ next court date is for a trial readiness conference Sept. 26.

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Identities are being sought for this man and others who were at the scene of an early-morning killing earlier this month.
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department
Identities are being sought for this man and others who were at the scene of an early-morning killing earlier this month.

Sacramento County homicide detectives are seeking identifications of four men they believe can provide information in the killing of Tyrell Hall outside an Arden Arcade business.

Hall was shot to death July 13 in the parking lot of the Hookah Lounge in the 1900 block of Fulton Avenue. The shooting occurred about 1 a.m., when between 50 and 100 people had gathered in front of the business.

Investigators determined that an earlier fight between two large groups in the parking lot may have led to the gunfire.

Detectives have arrested James Wallace, 28, Frank Jackson, 19, and Tana Dania, 23, in connection with the shooting.

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Crews have repaired a gas leak that prompted the evacuation of roughly 20 people from six buildings in Oak Park on Friday morning.

The gas leak was shut off just before 1 p.m., said Brandi Elhers, PG&E spokesperson. People were let back into the area around 1:30 p.m. after the Sacramento Fire Department checked businesses and residences in the area to make sure dangerous levels of gas had not accumulated, she said.

A construction crew apparently punctured a gas line near Broadway and 3rd Avenue at about 7:10 a.m., said Chris Costamagna, of the Sacramento Fire Department.

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In this March 26, 2014 file photo, California state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, right, leaves the San Francisco Federal Building in San Francisco.

Federal prosecutors have added a charge of racketeering to the corruption and gun-running case against state Sen. Leland Yee, filing an amended indictment this week that includes new allegations that the San Francisco Democrat traded official favors for campaign cash.

The indictment broadens the scope of the charges facing the more than two-dozen defendants in the case and significantly increases Yee’s potential punishment if he is convicted. Yee, who has pleaded not guilty, could face a maximum sentence of 165 years in prison and $2.25 million in penalties based on the charges in the latest filing. Racketeering charges, developed 45 years ago to combat the mafia, gives prosecutors more latitude on presenting evidence.

“The prosecution is always very careful not to bring that charge unless they got the goods,” said attorney McGregor W. Scott, a former U.S. attorney in Sacramento. “It really brings the connotation that it involves serious wrongdoing.”

Yee is among 29 people ensnared in a sweeping undercover federal investigation into an organized crime ring allegedly overseen by Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, a longtime associate of Yee, and Yee’s political consultant, Keith Jackson, according to a federal criminal complaint. The original indictment following Yee’s March 26 arrest alleged that he took campaign money from undercover FBI agents and offered to arrange an international arms deal. Yee was raising money to retire a debt from his run for San Francisco mayor and to wage a 2014 campaign for secretary of state.

Elk Grove police say they have arrested a “person of interest” in the death of a local man whose body was found on a walking trail Thursday.

The man’s death, initially described as “suspicious,” is now being investigated as a homicide, police said.

The victim – identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s office today as Xihao Huang, 75, of Elk Grove – had been stabbed.

Police have not released the name of the person of interest, but said that person is in custody on an unrelated charge.

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Keyan McGowan

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department reports that an at-risk teen who went missing Thursday night has been found.

Keyan McGowan, 17, had last been seen about 9:15 p.m. Thursday in Fair Oaks at Madison Avenue and Fair Oaks Boulevard. The teen has autism and is said to struggle with impulse control.

He also experiences hallucination without his medication, which he did not take with him. McGowan was found Friday morning and returned home, according to the sheriffs’s department.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

A man walking on railroad tracks in East Sacramento was hit by a train and killed Friday morning, according to a Union Pacific spokesman.

The man was struck by a Union Pacific freight train on the tracks south of the Capitol City Freeway and west of the American River around 6 a.m., the railroad spokesman said.

The train crew sounded the freight’s horn, but the man did not leave the tracks. An investigation by Union Pacific is being conducted.

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A note for the family of Misty Singh sits at the Bank of the West were she was taken hostage along with two others who escaped before a shootout with police.
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Stockton Police officers at the scene where bank robbery suspects with hostages were stopped at Thornton Road and Otto Drive Wednesday July 16, 2014. Cars and houses were riddled with bullets during a high-speed chase and hostages were thrown from a fleeing SUV after a bank robbery Wednesday that led to the deaths of a hostage and two robbers, police said.

Authorities announced Thursday that the reward for information in last week’s deadly bank robbery in Stockton has grown to $50,000.

The money is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of an unknown partner who dropped three alleged co-conspirators off at the Bank of the West the afternoon of July 16. The driver left in a dark Buick sedan that later was found abandoned not far from the bank.

The FBI and the Bank of the West each pledged a reward of $20,000, adding to the $10,000 pledged by Stockton Crime Stoppers.

Stockton police allege that Jaime Ramos, 19; Alex Gregory Martinez, 27; and Gilbert Renteria Jr., 30, took two bank employees and one customer hostage after robbing the bank. During an hourlong pursuit by police, the suspects allegedly fired back at officers, striking patrol cars, homes and uninvolved residents’ cars.

A 45-year-old man suspected of tending a large marijuana grow in the Sequoia National Forest is being charged with starting a 1,600-acre wildfire there July 11, the second suspected marijuana grower believed to have sparked a major blaze this year.

Edgardo Fournier of Perris was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury in Fresno on five counts that include marijuana cultivation of 2,090 plants, damaging forestlands and setting timber afire.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit filed in U.S. District Court, Fournier set the Nicolls fire after he became concerned that other men at the marijuana grow he was tending planned to kill him and bury him at the site.

The affidavit from U.S. Forest Service special agent Brian Adams says Fournier was spotted at 2 p.m. the day of the fire by a Forest Service helicopter pilot who was making water drops on the blaze.

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Loretta “Lisa” Crawford

Placerville police are asking the public’s help in finding a 45-year-old woman who has been missing since Tuesday.

Loretta “Lisa” Crawford was last seen near Clay Street in Placerville. She has multiple medical issues and does not have her medication with her, according to a Police Department news release.

Crawford is described at 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighing 260 pounds, with blond/brown hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink flowered top and gray pants.

Anyone with information regarding Crawford’s whereabouts is asked to call the Placerville Police Department at (530) 642-5280.

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