Investigators were poring over the conflicting backgrounds Saturday of a Utah couple accused in a crime spree that killed two deputies, with federal authorities saying the 34-year-old man charged in the slayings has used at least two identities and has been deported from the United States twice in the past.
In an eerie coincidence, the Placer County sheriff’s deputy slain Friday during a gun rampage died exactly 26 years after his father, a Riverside County sheriff’s deputy, was also killed in the line of duty.
A collision involving several motorcycles Saturday afternoon on southbound Interstate 5 south of Hood Franklin Rd sent at least one rider to the hospital with serious injuries, law enforcement officials said.
Danny Oliver’s last shift ended with the veteran Sacramento sheriff’s deputy doing something he would have done countless times before in his career, walking toward a car to see what the occupants were doing on his beat.
Lonnie Orlando Mitchell Jr. and James Louis Mitchell were blamed by a jury for sparking the 2010 barbershop shootout. The gunfire killed a young mother, Monique Roxanne Nelson, who was protecting her 2-year-old son from a firestorm of bullets.
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Jose Cruz of south Sacramento was working a gardening job outside a home near the Arden area on Coronado Boulevard and Castec Drive about 11:35 a.m. Friday when he became a central part of the dramatic crime spree that left at least two deputies shot.
Searches over the past week after failed to find a missing Southern California man whose vehicle was found at a Yolo County park, leading sheriff’s officials to announce Wednesday that they are scaling back search activities.