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Victim in Del Paso Heights shooting identified

SACRAMENTO, CA - A 19-year-old man is dead after being shot in a Del Paso Heights neighborhood Tuesday night.

The shooting happened around 6:42 p.m., near North Avenue and May Street, Sacramento police said.

The victim, identified as Michael Burdan, was shot in his upper body. Police said he was unresponsive and lying in the roadway when they arrived on the scene.  He was pronounced dead moments later.

Police said it seems Burdan was riding his bicycle to a family member's home in the area when he was shot.

Crime Scene investigators and detectives were called to the scene to further examine into the shooting and determine a motive.

This is Sacramento's 30th homicide of the year.

Sacramento man sentenced in ID theft, bank fraud case

SACRAMENTO, CA - A man prosecutors say accessed more than $150,000 from victims by stealing their personal information and manipulating their financial accounts was sentenced to two years and 10 months in federal prison Tuesday.

Beau Babcock, 28, of Sacramento was charged with aggravated identity theft, wire fraud, bank fraud and access device fraud in connection with crimes he committed in May and June of 2011, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California. Using personal information he took from victims, he set up an online banking profile, transferred cash from victims' accounts and changed their accounts.

Babcock was also found to have redirected his victims' mail to his address and used their credit card information to buy items and services for himself.

There will be a hearing on Jan. 22, 2013 in Sacramento federal court to determine the restitution Babcock must pay as part of his sentence.

Gunshot victim dies after being found in Sacramento neighborhood

SACRAMENTO, CA - A man is dead after being found with multiple gunshot wounds in a North Sacramento neighborhood Tuesday evening.

Police responded to Sully Street and Sextant Way around 6:40 p.m. after getting calls of a shooting victim.

The victim was talking to police when they arrived at the scene. He was transported to UC Davis Medical Center where he later died.

Sacramento police believe the man was shot at a different location then dumped in the North Sacramento neighborhood.

"None of the neighbors here heard any shots fired, any screeching tires, anything like that," Sacramento Police Sgt. Bill Wann said. "They just heard someone yelling for help. They came outside and found him."

Foul odor report revealed Natomas pot grow

NATOMAS, CA - Police arrested a suspect after an initial foul odor report uncovered a large-scale marijuana grow that was being powered with stolen utilities, Sunday evening. 

Sacramento police offers responded to a report of a foul odor coming from a residence off the 2900 block of Myotis Drive in North Natomas around 6:00 p.m. 

Once officers contacted the residence of the house, a 750 plant marijuana grow was revealed, according to police reports. Not only that, but the occupant was also stealing power to run the grow operation. 

Police arrested and book the suspect on charges of cultivation of marijuana and theft of utilities.

I-5 high speed chase results in arrest

SACRAMENTO, CA - Police say a 2-year-old child and a woman were in the car of a man who led them on a high speed chase from Woodland to Natomas before crashing in a center divide.

There were no injuries, including to the Woodland police officer whose patrol unit went into a ditch during the pursuit.

Woodland police Lt. Anthony Cucchi said the incident began just before 2 p.m. when an officer spotted 25-year-old Larry Ventimiglia of Davis who was sought for allegedly threatening to shoot and kill a woman. The officer tried to pull over Ventimiglia's white Saturn but rather, the suspect sped off and police followed him on southbound Interstate 5 at speeds reaching up to 100 mph. Ventimiglia and another car collided and he lost control of his car on the freeway between Del Paso Road and Arena Boulevard in Natomas.

Sacramento man pleads to child porn charge

SACRAMENTO, CA - A Sacramento man faces a prison sentence of five to 20 years after pleading guilty to receiving child pornography.

Martinez police identified 66-year-old Alan Irwin Burnor when they observed his computer was offering child pornography via an online file sharing service and they could download child porn files from it, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California. The Sacramento Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force joined the investigation and a warrant was obtained to search Burnor's home.

According to court documents, investigators recovered 100 video files and approximately 465 image files depicting toddlers and children being molested and abused from the suspect's computer. The files had been downloaded between July 23, 2010 and Oct. 16, 2011.

Sentencing for Burnor was set for Jan. 23, 2013.

1 shot, 2 arrested near Grant HS in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, CA - Sacramento police officers were called to Dry Creek Road and North Avenue around 8:36 a.m. Thursday in response to a shooting near Grant High School.

According to Sacramento Police Department Officer Michelle Gigante, arriving officers located a man in his 20s with a gunshot wound to the upper body at Grand Avenue and Clay Street, about a block away from the Grant High campus.

Sacramento Fire Department paramedics transported the individual to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

About 10 minutes later, police officers converged on a home near O'Donnell Avenue. and Haywood Street. Upon entering the property, officers located a woman and two men believed to be her adult sons. The two men were both arrested, said Gigante.