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

Pacific Gas & Electric spokeswoman Brandi Ehlers said the leak is expected to be stopped around 11:30 a.m., after workers complete repairs to a second area of the 2-inch gas line. Chris Costamagna of the Sacramento Fire Department said those evacuated should be allowed to return to their buildings by noon.

A construction crew apparently punctured a gas line near Broadway and 3rd Avenue at about 7:10 a.m. Roads remain closed in the area.

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Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department
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.

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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.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s office has released the name of the man whose body was found on a walking trail Thursday in Elk Grove.

He was identified as Xihao Huang, 75, of Elk Grove.

Police said Huang suffered obvious trauma to his body and have characterized his death as being suspicious. .

He was found dead on a trail that passes through a field near Whitelock Parkway and Bellaterra Drive, said police spokesman Officer Chris Trim.

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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.

A Chicago man has pleaded guilty to a sex trafficking offense involving an underage girl in the Sacramento area.

Marquist Piere Bradford, 28, pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Sacramento to sex trafficking of children by force, according to a federal Department of Justice news release.

Court documents indicate that in early 2012, Bradford recruited a 15-year-old girl to travel from Fresno to Sacramento, where he used her as part of a prostitution business from Jan. 19 to Feb. 5 of that year.

According to court documents, Bradford maintained an apartment in Rancho Cordova, which he used as a base of operations for a prostitution business that included the Sacramento and Bay areas, as well as cities outside California. At least two of Bradford’s victims were younger than 18.

Elk Grove police are investigating what they have described as the suspicious death of a man on a walking trail today.

The 75-year-old man was found dead on a walking trail through a field near Whitelock Parkway and Bellaterra Drive, said police spokesman Officer Chris Trim.

Family members last saw the man about 7 a.m. He often leaves the home to look for recyclables, but relatives became concerned when he did not return home, Trim said. They discovered his body and reported it to police shortly before 1 p.m.

The man suffered obvious trauma to his body, Trim said. The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office will determine his cause of death and release his name after his next of kin are notified.

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Courtesy of the City of Sacramento
Sacramento Police arrested 26-year-old Oksana Lyamin Tuesday for allegedly dumping trash illegally on Dry Creek Road near Interstate 80 in February. The witness who reported the dumping is eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if Lyamin is convicted, as part of the city’s recent campaign to crack down on dumping.

Sacramento police arrested a woman Tuesday for allegedly dumping garbage near Interstate 80.

The arrest stems from an incident in February, in which a witness reported illegal dumping on Dry Creek Road near the interstate, according to a news release by the city of Sacramento.

Oksana Lyamin, 26, was identified as the suspect based on a physical description and license plate number provided by the witness.

The City Attorney’s Office issued a misdemeanor arrest warrant for Lyamin on Tuesday. Sacramento police found her hiding in the closet at a residence on the 1100 block of Odonnell Avenue near Dry Creek Road.

Two guests were injured and 35 people displaced Wednesday night by a fire that caused an estimated $2.5 million worth of damage to South Lake Tahoe’s Deerfield Lodge.

The fire began about 11:45 p.m. at the lodge on Ski Run Boulevard. South Lake Tahoe Fire Chief Jeff Melton reported that six rooms and five vehicles were damaged. Of those rooms, three on the second floor of the building were destroyed by fire and three on the first floor suffered severe water damage.

Two guests who were injured when they jumped off the second floor were transported to Barton Hospital, according to a city of South Lake Tahoe news release. The 35 people displaced represented 16 families, officials said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Site of the accident at 21st Street and Meadowview Road.

Sacramento police spent the night investigating the death of a man who was hit by two cars on Meadowview Road.

The dead man was identified Thursday by the Sacramento County Coroner’s office as Russell Victor Johnson, 90, of Sacramento.

Investigators are still working to understand how the man ended up in the roadway, but so far do not believe anything criminal occurred, said police spokesman Officer Doug Morse.

Officers were called to the scene about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday where one car hit Johnson on Meadowview Road near 21st Street before another vehicle struck and dragged him for several blocks. Drivers of both cars stayed at the scene and spoke to police, Morse said. No arrests have been made.

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