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Woman pedestrian killed Friday during busy day for Sacramento police

Sacramento law enforcement and emergency services personnel has a busy day Friday.
Sacramento law enforcement and emergency services personnel has a busy day Friday.

Sacramento police were on the move Friday, dealing with a pedestrian-vehicle fatality, a despondent man jumping off the Tower Bridge, struggles with suspects that left some officers slightly injured and the chase of a suspect on a stolen bait bike.

Police daily activity logs from Friday show officers were summoned to 43rd Avenue and Woodshire Way in south Sacramento about 10 p.m. for a report of a pedestrian killed after being hit by two vehicles.

Police said the incident began when a vehicle traveling west on 43rd Avenue hit a pedestrian when the woman stepped into traffic.

“The vehicle attempted to stop, but struck the pedestrian,” the police report said, adding that a second vehicle westbound on 43rd Avenue also struck the woman.

The victim, whose identity has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene by Sacramento Fire personnel called to the incident, and both drivers remained at the intersection.

“Neither impairment nor speed appears to be a factor in this collision,” the police log states.

Earlier in the day, police were called to the 1100 block of Seventh Street for a welfare check on an unresponsive man. Sacramento Fire personnel also responded to the 9:27 a.m. call and pronounced the man dead.

“It appears no foul play was a factor in this incident,” police logs state.

Throughout the sweltering day, police found themselves responding to numerous calls for service, including a report of a man near Marconi Avenue and Auburn Boulevard who was laying across the Union Pacific Railroad tracks refusing to move.

The call came in around 11:16 a.m. and officers arrested the suspect, but when they arrived at the jail he “refused to exit the patrol vehicle and a struggle ensued,” police logs state.

“During the struggle, officers suffered non-life threatening injuries,” police said. “Once inside the jail, the suspect did not pass medical (examination) and was transported to an area hospital.

“He will be arrested for resisting arrest once he is clear from the hospital.”

About an hour after that incident, officers were called to Marysville Boulevard and Grand Avenue, where police logs state a man “was reportedly exposing himself and jumping in front of traffic.”

Police attempted to detain the suspect but he refused and was shot with a police Taser and taken to an area hospital.

“Officers sustained non-life threatening injuries during the struggle,” the police logs state. “The suspect will be booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail for multiple charges, including a probation violation, resisting arrest, indecent exposure and (being) under the influence of narcotics.”

At about 2:19 p.m. Friday, officers were sent to a scene about 1.5 miles from that incident for a report of a bait bike activation.

Officers responding to Clay Street and Grand Avenue saw a man riding the police bait bike and “a pursuit ensued,” police logs state.

“After a short distance, the suspect was detained,” police said. “The suspect was in possession of narcotics and requested medical assistance.

“The suspect was transported to an area hospital.”

Other call-outs included officers finding a marijuana grow at a home in the 7800 block of Deerglen Way and the arrest of a driver whose car crashed with three children in it on Florin Road, police said. No one was injured, but the driver was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and child endangerment.

Police also reported responding to a report of a “despondent subject” who was seen jumping off the Tower Bridge into the Sacramento River.

“Sacramento Fire personnel along with officers responded to the area,” police logs state. “The man was located by fire and pulled from the waterway,” then taken to a hospital.

Sam Stanton: 916-321-1091, @StantonSam

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