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Detectives seek ID of suspected credit union robber

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA - Sheriff robbery detectives released a security camera photo of a man they say is wanted in the robbery of a credit union last Thursday.

The man went into Heritage Community Credit Union at 10339 Folsom Boulevard at about 10:20 that morning, handed a note demanding money to a teller and left on foot with money in a white cloth bag, said Sacramento County sheriff's Sgt. Jason Ramos.

No weapon was displayed and no one was hurt.

The suspected robber was described as black, in his 30s, about 6 feet 5 inches tall with a muscular build. There was a birthmark or tattoo on his forehead between his eyebrows. He had a moustache and hair on his chin. He wore a black, hoodie sweatshirt and black jeans.

Safety advice for when a stranger knocks at your door

There's an unexpected knock from a stranger at the front door. What to do?

1. Be cautious when opening the door. Do not blindly open the door to see who it is or what it is that they want.

2. Ignore the knock on the door . You may want to go about your normal business and NOT pretend that you are not home, but instead continue to do what you were doing, or even make some noise or turn on a light so that the person knows that someone IS home (possibly avoiding a burglary).

3. Look out a window first to see who it is - Avoid looking out a door window, but instead go and look through another window away from the door if possible. If you don't recognize them, you could shout through the door and ask what they want, or you could choose to ignore them.

4. Set the door chain. Be sure that your door chain is set well with LONG screws into the door frame to help resist a "push in." Crack open the door to speak to the person through the gap.

12 Machine guns seized from home

SACRAMENTO CO. - Detectives arrest a Gold River man Saturday morning after discovering 12 machine guns in his home.

Detectives from the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office's IMPACT Division responded to the 2300 block of Gold River Rd. to serve a search warrant at the home of Jack Holsey.

When investigators entered the home they found a dozen machine guns along with drugs and other contraband.

Holsey was arrested and booked into the Sacramento County Jail on charges of unlawful possession of an assault weapon, possession of a controlled substance while armed with a loaded firearm and possession of child pornography.


Name of man killed by officer in Rancho Cordova released

RANCHO CORDOVA - One person was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Rancho Cordova Monday afternoon.

Rancho Cordova police were dispatched to a report of a family disturbance at a home on Nut Plains Drive, said Sacramento County Sheriff's Sgt. Jason Ramos.

Once at the home, officers confronted Paul Tereshchenko, 35, of Sacramento. Ramos said the incident quickly escalated when officers told Tereshchenko he would have to submit to a mental evaluation.

"He was acting bizarre, saying things that didn't make sense. Officers determined they needed to place him on hold and place him on a mental evaluation," said Ramos.

Police reported Tereshchenko became combative so they deployed a stun gun in an effort to subdue him. When the stun gun failed, a struggle ensued and officers were forced to fire their weapons, shooting and killing Tereshchenko, Ramos said.

Car hits fire hydrant after driver bails during pursuit, say deputies

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. - A pursuit took a wet and wild twist Monday morning when the fleeing driver abandoned his moving vehicle, say deputies.

Sergeant Jason Ramos of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said deputies attempted to pull over a driver for a code violation in the area of Rockingham Dr. and Zinfandel Dr. around 9:23 a.m. However, the driver failed to yield, suddenly jumped out of the car, jumped back into the car, hit a fire hydrant and then a fence before jumping out again and fleeing on foot.

Deputies eventually caught the 21-year-old Rancho Cordova man and arrested him on charges of DUI, felony evading, and a probation violation, said Ramos.

The man's identity was not released.

According to Ramos, a 20-year-old woman arrived at the scene shortly thereafter and attempted to take possession of the car before officers could have it towed. She was arrested for obstruction.

Her name was not released.

Armed robber shot, killed by Sacramento store employee

Armed robber shot, killed by Sacramento store employee

SACRAMENTO - An employee of a cell phone store shot and killed a suspected armed robber Sunday afternoon and officials say the shooting appears to be justified.

Sgt. Jason Ramos of Sacramento Sheriff's Department said an armed man walked into a Rosemont area Metro PCS business in the 8900 block of Folsom Blvd. around 3 p.m.

The man encountered a store employee and then approached an office in the back of the store. A second employee armed with a gun came from the office and fired one shot at the suspect, killing him, said Ramos.

Ramos said deputies believe the man was looking for cash, phones, or other electronic items.

According to Ramos, the shooting appeared to be justified, but the investigation was still in its early stages.

Suspect at large in Folsom armed bank robbery

FOLSOM, CA - Folsom police report a man stuck up the Wells Fargo Bank at 13389 Folsom Boulevard just after 4 Wednesday afternoon.

The robber brandished a gun at bank employees and took cash before fleeing, according to Det. Tim Galovich. No one was injured in the crime.

Witnesses described the man as black and in his early to mid 20s. He was about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin build and no facial hair. He wore a blue denim jacket over a gray sweatshirt with a hood and blue jeans.

Anyone who recognizes the man from the accompanying bank surveillance camera photos was urged to contact investigator Galovich at (916) 355-7241 or tgalovich@folsom.ca.us.