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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

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department is asking the public’s help in locating a man who was last seen riding his bicycle from his Rosemont residence Monday.

Kyle Fallon, 23, left his home in the 9100 block of Rosewood Drive at about noon. 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, has no access to money and possesses no means of communicating with family or friends, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release. He has not been heard from since leaving home.

Fallon is described as white, 6 feet tall and weighing approximately 170 pounds. He has curly shoulder-length hair, sideburns, a goatee and blue eyes. Authorities said they don’t know what Fallon might be wearing, although he is believed to be wearing green leather shoes.

He is considered at-risk because his extended absence is 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.

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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

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Michael Williams

The man suspected of fatally stabbing his estranged wife on a South Sacramento street on July 8 is in police custody.

Michael Lee Williams, 51, of Sacramento was located thanks to a tip from a citizen. He was spotted at about 9 a.m. near Darla Way and Hemingway Drive by a Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy.

Williams is suspected of stabbing Tanganyika Williams, 48, on July 8 along 24th street. Williams was found Tuesday in a neighborhood east Highway 99 near Gerber and Power Inn roads, miles from the Meadowview neighborhood where the stabbing occurred.

Williams was believed to still be in the south Sacramento area. He reportedly was seen last week near Stockton Boulevard and 65th Street wearing a white T-shirt and black pants. He was spotted going into a building and was wearing a “face covering” in an apparent effort to conceal his identity.

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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Robert Derrick Hill

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.

What happened to Rico Lyntice Riley, who was convicted of sexual assault? What was he sentenced to?”

– Natalie, Fairfield

A Sacramento County jury in April 2013 convicted Rico Lyntice Riley of multiple sexual assault charges, including rape and tying up the female victim.

Riley, 32, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison and is incarcerated at the California State Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran.

A 2-year-old found floating in a duck pond at Elk Grove Regional Park on 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.

The toddler’s mother was gathering for a photo as part of a church group and then she discovered her son was not there, Officer Christopher Trim, a spokesman for Elk Grove police, said Monday.

The incident is considered an accident and no charges are being sought against the boy’s parents, Trim said.

The Amador County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who robbed a bank in Pioneer early Monday afternoon.

Shortly after 1 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded a silent hold-up alarm at the American River Bank, 26395 Buckhorn Ridge Road. When deputies arrived, they learned that an armed man had stolen an undisclosed amount of currency and was last seen on foot heading toward Buckhorn Ridge Road.

No one was injured in the robbery.

The man was described as white, about 30 years old, clean shaven, wearing a tan beanie, sunglasses, long-sleeved tan shirt with the letters HAT over the left chest pocket, tan pants and deck shoes.

A woman injured while hiking in a rugged area near Lake Tahoe was rescued late Sunday night.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office received a report about 6 p.m. Sunday of an injured woman several miles from Emerald Bay Road and the Eagle Falls trailhead. The caller reported that the 29-year-old woman was lost, off the trail east of Jakes Peak, with an injury to her leg.

Sheriff’s search and rescue volunteers hiked through an area of thick vegetation, rock-bound cliffs and up steep mountainsides to reach the area, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. Darkness had fallen by the time they located the hiker. Because she appeared to have a lower-leg fracture, it was deemed too risky to carry her out of the area, officials said.

Assistance was requested from Washoe County Sheriff’s Air Operations, which dispatched a helicopter. Shortly after midnight, the woman was extricated from the area by helicopter and transported to Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe for medical treatment.

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Valley fever rates at the most affected prisons, Avenal (above) and Pleasant Valley, are more than 20 times higher than in surrounding counties.

When Jeremy Romo was packed off to prison in 2012 for illegal possession of a firearm, he says he was as healthy as anyone, a construction worker who ran three miles each weekday and five miles on weekends.

By the time he was released in July 2013, the 34-year-old Manteca man says he had become a physical wreck, unable to run, suffering from joint pain and consigned to a life sentence of taking expensive medications to combat the Valley fever he contracted while in prison.

“This has just ruined my whole life,” Romo said. “This disease is incurable. You can never get rid of it.”

Hundreds of inmates have contracted Valley fever in recent years in an epidemic that has plagued state prisons in the Central Valley. The disease is more prevalent in that area of California and has contributed to the deaths of more than 30 inmates since 2005. Typically, symptoms of the disease include fatigue, fever, cough, night sweats, a shortness of breath and a rash on the upper body or legs.

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