Vance Chandler of South Command has an update for the Land Park Community;
I hope you are all staying safe and healthy. I want to provide some updates on our Police Districts 4A & 4B and our police department. I have attached our Monthly Chief’s Report. This document provides statistics on mental health calls, firearm related incidents and response times. The report provides the statistics for 2020, to the end of October, then a year-to-date comparison of this year versus last year (through October). Some significant statistics:
Shooting Reports: 2019 – 394 2020 – 535 35.8 % Increase
Number of Victims Shot: 2019 – 121 2020 – 170 40.5 % Increase
Arrests for Possession of Firearm: 2019 – 488 2020 – 673 37.9 % Increase
Number of Reports with Firearm Seized: 2019 – 848 2020 – 997 17.6 % Increase
Results of Community and Officer Survey:
Our police department has partnered with California State University, Sacramento, the University of San Diego, California Endowment, California Wellness Foundation, and Sierra Health Foundation to conduct a survey of community members and our officers. This survey was conducted between October of 2018 and February of 2019. The survey identifies areas where our department is performing well and those where it can improve. Additionally, it examines topics such as community relations, community trust, police use of force, gun violence, and neighborhood-specific concerns.
Our South Command Captain, Adam Green has produced a 4-minute video to provide details on the results of this survey as it relates to our neighborhoods: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gns5o2YerIM&feature=youtu.be
For a full press release on this survey: https://apps.sacpd.org/Releases/liveview.aspx?reference=20201106-097
Recent Officer-Involved Shootings:
As many of you may know, we had two recent officer-involved shootings. One occurred on November 4th, in our Police District 4C, on Park City Court. Please see this 8-minute narrated video that provides details of the incident (additional video footage on this link):
For the most recent press release on this incident: https://apps.sacpd.org/Releases/liveview.aspx?reference=20201112-098
The other recent officer-involved shooting occurred in North Sacramento, on November 14th. For details on this incident, please see the initial press release: https://apps.sacpd.org/Releases/liveview.aspx?reference=20201115-099
Your Traffic Concerns:
Recently, I received numerous complaints about vehicles speeding at 10th / Yale Streets and on X Street. Therefore, we have placed speed signs at 10th / Yale Streets and X / 6th Streets. As I mentioned before, these signs provide an instant notification that alerts drivers of their speed. Additionally, these signs produce a speed summary report that provides data on the speed of vehicles, times, number of vehicles, if vehicles slow down near the sign and other data. These reports are very informative and useful. Please let me know if you are interested in this data.
Our traffic team continues to provide traffic enforcement in many areas, including along X Street, Broadway, Land Park Drive and other areas where complaints are received. If you have traffic related concerns, please let me know and email our traffic enforcement team at: Trafficcomplaints@pd.cityofsacramento.org
Recent Nextdoor posts for Police Districts 4A and 4B:
Graveyard Officers Arrest Subject for Being a Felon In Possession of a Loaded Firearm
Early this morning (10-30-2020), shortly before 3:00 a.m., two of our graveyard officers were patrolling and observed a subject acting suspicious in front of a business near Franklin Boulevard and Sutterville Road. The officers made contact with the subject in front of the business. A computer check revealed that this subject was on probation. Officers did a probation search and the subject was in possession of a loaded handgun. The firearm (see picture) did not have a serial number. Subsequently, this subject was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm and possessing a firearm without identification numbers.
Special thanks to our graveyard officers and their diligent work to help keep us safe. I am grateful for their dedication to providing constant patrols in our neighborhoods and business districts, during the late night and early morning hours.
Gang Officers Seize Three Loaded Firearms and Make Two Felony Arrests in Upper Land Park
Last night (11-5-2020), our South Gang Officers were providing strategic patrols in our neighborhoods. Shortly after 7:30 p.m., they observed a vehicle parked in a posted “No Parking” zone, in the area of Kit Carson and Marsh Streets. Three subjects were sitting in the vehicle. The officers made contact with the subjects and observed them smoking marijuana. One subject immediately fled on foot. The officers gave chase and caught the subject, who became resistive. As the officers safely detained this subject, a separate subject from the vehicle fled on foot. This subject was not located. Based on the circumstances, the third subject who was in the vehicle was safely detained.
A computer check revealed that the subject who fled on foot and became resistive, is on probation. Officers conducted a probation search of the vehicle and located three separate firearms. Each firearm was loaded and had an extended magazine (see picture). Subsequently, the two subjects (both validated gang members) who were detained, were arrested. The subject who fled on foot was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of an assault weapon and resisting arrest. The other subject was arrested for having a concealed weapon in a vehicle and possession of an assault weapon. The officers will continue to investigate and follow up on the subject who fled on foot and got away.
I am extremely grateful for this dangerous work that our gang officers do on a daily basis. They are fully committed to doing all they can to help keep you and your families safe.
Alert Witness Who Reports a Vehicle Burglary Leads to Graveyard Officers Making a Felony Arrest
Early this morning (11-16-2020), shortly after 2:30 a.m., an alert witness called our dispatch to report a male subject breaking into a vehicle in the 2100 block of 57th Avenue. As this crime was occurring, our dispatcher stayed on the phone with the witness and continued to receive updates. While graveyard officers were responding to this call, the witness advised dispatch that the male subject left in a separate vehicle. Thanks to the witness, the responding officers had a detailed description of the vehicle. As the officers approached the area, they observed the vehicle fleeing at a high rate of speed. While the officers attempted to catch up to the vehicle, the driver collided into a curb. This disabled the vehicle and the male subject fled on foot. Officers chased the subject and safely detained him.
Officers responded back to the vehicle that was described by the witness as being broken into and confirmed that the vehicle had been burglarized. During a search of the vehicle that fled the scene, officers located approximately $3,000 in property that had been stolen from the victim’s vehicle. Subsequently, the male subject was arrested for felony burglary and resisting arrest.
Thanks to this alert witness who called our police department, our officers were able to respond quickly, arrest the subject responsible for this crime and return the stolen items to the victim. I am extremely proud of our graveyard officers for their work on this call and their continued commitment to courageously patrol our neighborhoods every night.
Gang Officers Locate Loaded Firearm and Make Felony Arrest in Upper Land Park
Yesterday evening (11-18-2020), shortly before 5:30 p.m., our South Gang Officers were providing strategic patrols in our neighborhoods. While in the 2600 block of Kit Carson Street, the officers heard loud music coming from a parked vehicle. As the officers got closer to the vehicle, they observed a male subject sitting in the driver’s seat who was smoking marijuana. As the officers approached the vehicle, the male subject got out of the driver’s seat and walked away, on foot. The subject was safely detained. In plain view, the officers observed a firearm under the driver’s seat of the vehicle. The officers retrieved the firearm and discovered it was loaded.
A computer check on this subject revealed that he is a convicted felon and a validated gang member. Subsequently, the subject was arrested for possession of a firearm by a felon and for being an active participant of a criminal street gang. I am extremely proud of our gang officers for the courageous work they do on a daily basis to help keep us all safe.
Through October of this year, our police department has seized 997 firearms. This is a 17.6 % increase from 2019. For more information on crime statistics and an interactive crime map, please visit our crime and statistics web page: http://www.cityofsacramento.org/Police/Crime
Graveyard Officers Arrest Reckless Driver on Florin Road Who was DUI and in Possession of a Loaded Firearm
Early this morning (11-22-2020), shortly after midnight, two of our graveyard officers were in the area of Florin Road and Tamoshanter Way and observed a vehicle traveling recklessly. The officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The driver fled at a high rate of speed, then collided into a city light pole and a parked car. This caused the fleeing vehicle to be inoperable and the driver fled on foot. The officers chased the driver and safely detained him. As a result of the collisions, the driver sustained minor injuries. Officers determined that the driver of the vehicle was driving under the influence (DUI). During a search of the vehicle, officers located a loaded firearm (see photo). A computer check of the driver revealed that he is a convicted felon. Subsequently, the driver was arrested for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm registered to someone else, felon in possession of ammunition, felony evading, hit and run, resisting arrest and DUI.
The graveyard officer who took the lead on the DUI investigation has had a significant impact in making our roadways safer; this was his 46th DUI arrest of 2020. This was diligent work by our graveyard officers who recognized this suspicious activity, took immediate action and potentially prevented something tragic from happening. I am glad that nobody was seriously injured, and I am very grateful for this proactive work by our graveyard officers.
Recent Visit from Sacramento Police Sergeant Miller Greenfield:
Earlier this week, Sergeant Miller delivered some burritos to our south area officers. Sergeant Miller continues to be an inspiration to all of us and we are lucky to have him as part of our Sac PD family, as an honorary sergeant. For those of you who are new to my email list, here is some background on Miller Greenfield:
In early 2019, Chief Hahn learned about an 11-year-old boy, Miller Greenfield, who had some medical concerns and wanted to do nothing more than become a Sacramento Police Officer. So, Chief Hahn got Miller a Sacramento Police Officer uniform, picked Miller up at his home, had Miller change into the uniform, visited Miller’s friends at his school and took Miller to the academy to visit with the police recruits and participate in a “scenario.”
Here is coverage of this day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQ6jP_QqHQA
Since that day, Miller Greenfield has been an honorary police officer for the Sacramento Police Department.
On June 20, 2019, Miller graduated as a police officer from the Sacramento Police Department Academy (19BR-1). Chief Hahn even got Miller his own Sacramento Police Department badge, badge #45, Miller’s favorite number.
Here is a story that covered this event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4prC52XSp2A
On October 24, 2019, for his 12th birthday, Miller wanted to get promoted to sergeant. The academy staff invited Miller over to the academy and he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He is now known as “Sergeant Miller.”
Sergeant Miller has been a special part of our department and he has received tremendous support from our entire staff.
Sergeant Miller leading a roll call at our south station (prior to COVID-19):
Sergeant Miller has his own Sac PD identification with his badge number and photo (picture taken prior to COVID-19):
Sergeant Miller “works” out of our South Command and of course, he has his own office space:
For emergencies, please call 911 and for non-emergencies, please call (916) 808-5471. To file a police report online, please go here: https://secure.coplogic.com/dors/en/filing/selectincidenttype?dynparam=1594950858281
Please let me know if there is anyone living or working in the area who would like to be added our email list with this information. As always, please reach out if I can help with anything or if you have any questions.
Monthly Chief’s Report – October 2020 (1)Vance Chandler
Sacramento Police Department
Executive – South Command