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Car into pole closes part of Watt Avenue


A vehicle that crashed into a pole Tuesday morning temporarily shutdown both northbound and southbound lanes on Watt Avenue, California Highway Patrol reported.

Lanes in both directions were closed between Elkhorn and Don Julio Boulevards. SMUD crews worked to remove the wires, pole and vehicle from the roadway according to CHP spokesperson Richard Wetzel.

The scene was cleared around 6:45 a.m.


Deputy-involved shooting leaves 1 injured in North Highlands


A man fired twice at Good Samaritans trying to help deputies stop him outside of a North Highlands shopping center before he was shot by a deputy, according to authorities.

No citizens were injured, Sacramento County sheriff's spokesperson Sgt. Lisa Bowman said.

The man was taken by ambulance to the hospital with an arm wound. He was conscious and talking, Bowman said.

The incident began in the area of a 7/11 at Watt Avenue and Elkhorn Boulevard. Bowman said deputies had been dispatched there at 12:41 p.m. in response to a call from a citizen saying she was being harassed by a man who was swearing at her and wouldn't leave her alone. It wasn't clear if she knew the man.

UPDATE: Missing autistic boy located


An 11-year-old boy with autism who went missing Friday morning has been found.

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department tweeted 11-year-old Jayden Preston was found safe.

Deputies and detectives were searching in the area of Winding Way and College Oak Drive. Jayden had been last seen at 7 a.m.

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Burning roof collapse triggers Mayday call


Sacramento Metro firefighters responded to battle a house fire on Raffia Court in Antelope Thursday afternoon.

The occupants of the home got out safely. Two of them were transported to area hospitals for smoke inhalation, according to a firefighter spokesperson.

As crews fought the flames , the roof caved in with two firefighters in the structure, triggering a Mayday call for help. The firefighters made it out safely and were not injured.

Crews sprayed water on the home next door to keep the flames from spreading.

There was no immediate word on what ignited the fire or an estimate of the damage.


Man arrested in murder of Citrus Heights woman


A man has been arrested and booked into custody in the violent death of a woman overnight in Citrus Heights.

Citrus Heights police Sgt. Michael Wells said officers were dispatched to the 7500 block of Cook Avenue at 1:43 a.m. Thursday in response to a report about an assault. Arriving officers found a woman who was severely injured. Wells said she was transported to a local hospital but did not survive.

Investigating detectives identified a person potentially responsible for the attack who was known to the victim, Wells said.

At 2:56 a.m., Wells said dispatchers received a call from that person, saying he wanted to surrender. Officers went to the man's location and arrested him. He was identified as William Patrick Hendrickson.

Wells said the identity of the victim would be released by the Sacramento County Coroner's Office.

Man wanted for alleged Citrus Heights robbery


The Citrus Heights Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a man who allegedly robbed a Subway on Tupelo Drive near Antelope Road on Saturday, March 14.

Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic male in his early to mid-20s standing about 5 foot 6 inches tall with a slender build. According to police, the suspect had braided hair and a light mustache. He was last seen wearing a baseball cap, hooded sweatshirt and baggy jeans.

Police said he got into the passenger side of a green two door sedan when he left.

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UPDATE: Missing North Highlands girl located


Tiajhanay Ward-Burt, who was reported missing by her family nearly three weeks ago, has been located and is safe, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

The 13 year old is back with her family, sheriff's Sgt. Lisa Bowman said.

Tiajhanay was reported missing March 20.