Crime - Sacto 911

Man arrested after driving into Sacramento jail through roll-up delivery door

A 54-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of felony vandalism after deputies said he drove into the Sacramento County Main Jail early Friday morning through a roll-up prisoner delivery door.

Damage was heavy to the big door on Sixth Street where officers usually bring in suspects to be booked at the downtown jail. Deputies guarded the damaged entrance afterward.

The driver, Craig Joseph Dumas, was able to get all the way into the jail garage with his car. Once inside the normally secure area, Dumas got out of his vehicle and was immediately taken into custody, according to a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department press release.

He was arrested on the vandalism charge and for violation of probation. The reason behind the destructive behavior was not released.

The Sacramento Police Department also arrested him on suspicion of false reporting of a bomb. Shortly before he crashed into the jail door, he is suspected to have called police dispatch and made a bomb threat.

Police also said he told dispatchers he had killed his brother. Officers checked on his brother, who was alive and well.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews