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A man who went missing after leaving work in south Sacramento County last week has been found safe, out of state.

Sukhvir Gill, 29, reportedly left work in the 7700 block of Stockton Boulevard July 22 in an emotional state, and was considered at-risk because the behavior was inconsistent with his normal activity, according to a Sacramento County Sheriff's Department news release.

An Elk Grove woman was struck in the face when a stranger entered her home just before 7:30a.m. Wednesday, ransacking her house and taking several possessions.

The woman, whose name has not been released, was at home with her two children when a woman knocked on her door in the 8800 block of Springhurst Drive. When she opened the door two men with handguns entered and one of the men struck her in the face with either his fist or a gun, said Christopher Trim, spokesperson for the Elk Grove Police Department.

After the attack and rifling through the house, the three suspects left the house in a silver Nissan, taking stolen items with them. The victim was transported to a local hospital to be treated for the injuries inflicted during the robbery.

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Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes sent a tweet expressing his gratitude after Tuesday’s arrest.

As she lay dying on the sidewalk, Tanganyika Williams is said to have spoken her killer’s name, according to court documents.

Williams, 41, who was bleeding profusely from a stab wound to the neck, told at least one bystander who stopped to help her the morning of July 8 that Michael Williams was responsible for her injuries. Her 51-year-old estranged husband had used a writing pen in the attack, according to witness statements relayed in a Sacramento police detective’s application for an arrest warrant.

For more than two weeks, Michael Williams has been on the run, believed to be somewhere in south Sacramento County. Then, about 9 a.m. Tuesday, a Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy acting on a tip spotted him near Darla Way and Hemington Drive, about 5 miles from where the stabbing occurred on 24th Street near Meadowview Road.

Michael Williams was arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of murder. He is scheduled to appear in court Thursday.

Do you have any information regarding Leonard Williams, indicted in Sacramento on money laundering, real estate fraud and tax evasion?

– Missy, Sacramento

A federal jury in Sacramento on July 24 convicted Leonard E. Williams, 52, of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, and two counts of money laundering, according to a federal Department of Justice news release.

Evidence presented during a six-day trial indicated that from late 2006 into 2008, Williams conspired with others to carry out a mortgage fraud scheme in the Chico and Sacramento areas, using his companies Diamond Hill Financial and Bay Area Real Estate Holdings. The scheme resulted in issuance of more than $2 million in home loans, with most of the buyers eventually defaulting.

Sacramento police are seeking witnesses to a July 23 crash in the Greenhaven area in which a woman and small child were injured.

Officers responded about 4:20 p.m. to the 6800 block of Riverside Boulevard regarding a report that a vehicle had left the roadway and crashed into a tree. The driver, a woman, was hospitalized with serious injuries. A small child, who was in a car seat, sustained minor injuries and also was transported to a hospital.

Police are trying to determine whether there were witnesses to the crash. A gray SUV, possibly a GMC, was reported traveling south on Riverside Boulevard at the time of the crash, according to a Police Department news release.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Crime Alert at (916) 443-4357, or text a tip to 274637. Enter SACTIP, followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of u to $1,000.

Two workshop buildings were damaged and several homes were threatened by a grass fire Tuesday afternoon on a large parcel in south Sacramento, near Cosumnes River College.

Roberto Padilla, spokesman for the Sacramento Fire Department, said the fire was reported about 1:45 p.m. at Shasta Avenue and Bruceville Road. The fire captain en route saw the large plume of smoke and requested a second alarm, recognizing that this was a rural-type parcel within an urban setting. The quick response by a large number of firefighters was credited with containing the fire to between a half-acre and an acre, Padilla said.

Although two good-size workshops suffered significant damage, the property owner had created defensible space, which gave firefighters room to work and likely prevented damage to homes, Padilla said. He stressed that defensible space is important in protecting structures in urban areas as well as rural areas.

Sacramento city fire crews were assisted by firefighters from the Cosumnes River Fire Department, Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District and the West Sacramento Fire Department.

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Kyle Fallon was last seen leaving his Rosemost residence on this bike about noon Monday, saying he planned to ride along an undetermined stretch of the American River.
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Kyle Fallon

A man who was reported missing from his Rosemont residence has been located in the Bay Area and is safe, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.

Kyle Fallon, 23, left his home in the 9100 block of Rosewood Drive at about noon on June 28. He left on his bicycle, saying that he was going to ride along an undetermined stretch of the American River. He did not take his wallet, had no access to money and possessed no means of communicating with family or friends, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release. He had not been heard from since leaving home.

Sheriff’s officials said Fallon was is considered at-risk because his extended absence was inconsistent with his usual behavior.

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Sukhvir Gill

The public’s help is sought in locating a man who went missing a week ago after reportedly leaving work in an emotional state.

Sukhvir Gill, 29, was last seen July 22 leaving his place of employment in the 7700 block of Stockton Boulevard in south Sacramento County.

Gill is considered at-risk because his behavior is inconsistent with his normal activity, according to a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department news release.

Gill is described as East Indian, about 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. It is not known what he might be wearing, but he is believed to be driving a green 2001 Nissan sedan, displaying California license plate 4SGF812. Authorities say they assume that Gill’s cellphone is shut off because he has not returned any phone calls from friends and family.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a theft-prevention seminar on Aug. 25 to show the public how criminals gather information and how to prevent identity theft from happening to them, according to a news release from Placer County officials.

The seminar will be hosted at the Auburn Justice Center at 2929 Richardson Dr. from 6 to 8 p.m. and led by Detective Ryan West, a financial crimes expert, according to the release.

To reserve a seat, contact Amanda Rogers at 530-889-6922 or arogers@placer.ca.gov.

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Greta Curtis Fall sentenced Jake Clark to 28 years to life in prison for his first-degree murder conviction in the Dec. 18, 2011, shooting death of Ghulam Ayobi.

Jurors last month returned the conviction on Clark, 21, as an aider and abettor of Shajia Ayobi, 48, the wife of the victim, a 53-year-old emigre from Afghanistan who had been employed as a cultural sensitivity consultant for the U.S. military. Shajia Ayobi also was convicted in the case last year and sentenced to 26 years to life in prison.

Fall imposed her sentence last Friday, July 25.

According to the prosecution’s theory of the case, Shajia Ayobi wanted to kill her husband as a result of his alleged physical and psychological abuse of her. She either arranged the killing with Clark or hired him to do it, prosecutors said, although jurors in two separate trials never established who actually pulled the trigger.

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A DC-10 Air Tanker makes a drop on the Sand Fire at the middle fork of the Cosumnes River as firefighters standby to protect a home on Saturday, July 26, 2014. View a photo gallery.

A drone spotted flying near the Sand fire on Sunday could have endangered firefighting aircraft working in the area, fire officials say.

Lynne Tolmachoff, spokeswoman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, said Monday that sheriff’s deputies located the person controlling the drone and grounded the radio-controlled plane. Flights by firefighting helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft were not affected by the incident, but Tolmachoff said the presence of drones is a concern.

She noted firefighting aircraft typically fly very low. Like a bird strike, she said, a small radio-controlled plane could bring down a helicopter or airplane.

Sgt. Chris Felton of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that the incident was still being investigated. Sheriff’s deputies responded after several calls were received reporting a drone near the fire. Felton said the person controlling the drone apparently was a hobbyist looking to take video of the fire.

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Sacramento County detectives say they have linked a series of violent sexual attacks to a 20-year-old man, and they are concerned there could be more victims.

Investigators allege that Robert Derrick Hill of Sacramento, who was arrested and booked into jail on Friday, is a serial rapist who attacked women on the street. In two of three encounters, authorities said, he threatened his victim with a knife and in one of those attacks, cut his victim’s neck.

Hill was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, rape and other sex charges. On Monday, he declined media interviews from Sacramento County Main Jail, where he is being held in lieu of $2 million.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Lisa Bowman said Hill is suspected of sexually violating women between April 2013 and July 2014.

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