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Arrested made in murder of man in front of pet clinic

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA - Sheriff's detectives think an argument over money led to the murder of a 55-year-old man in front of a Rancho Cordova pet clinic Monday night.

The victim's name has not been released until his relatives can be notified.

The murder suspect, Tywan Johnson, was seen by a witness embroiled in a disagreement with the victim, said Sacramento County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Jason Ramos. That information, along with evidence recovered where the victim was found in front of a pet hospital the 2800 block of La Loma Drive, led detectives to identify Johnson.

Ramos said the victim suffered upper body and head trauma caused by blunt and sharp force.

Johnson was arrested and booked on a no-bail hold into Sacramento County Jail on one count of murder.

UPDATE: Body found in front of Rancho Cordova pet clinic

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA - Sheriff detectives want to talk to the person who called for medical attention to a man discovered in front of a Rancho Cordova pet hospital Monday evening with extensive injuries.

The victim was found with trauma to his upper body and head outside of the Cordova Pet Clinic on the 2800 block of La Loma Drive, according to Sgt. Jason Ramos with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

Responding firefighter/paramedics pronounced the man dead.

It was not clear how the man died nor why.

Ramos said there was a bicycle next to the victim.

Sacramento Metro Fire dispatchers received a call around 8 p.m. about the man. Sheriff's investigators hope that person will come forward so they can ask if the person has any additional information about the victim.

The victim's name will not be released until his relatives are notified.

Rancho Cordova police officer wrecks during pursuit

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA - An officer and an uninvolved driver collided during a police pursuit in Rancho Cordova Monday morning.

According to police at the scene of the crash, the officer was pursuing a stolen vehicle southbound on Sunrise Boulevard when it collided with a black Honda Civic traveling eastbound on White Rock Road.

Both vehicles sustained major damage in the collision, but the officer and the driver of the Civic escaped with minor injuries, said police.  Both were transported from the scene to a nearby hospital for further evaluation.

No information was provided on the vehicle or the driver fleeing police.

Eliminating oversight for some parolees has mixed response

Eliminating oversight for some parolees has mixed response

SACRAMENTO, CA - This week, the California Department of Corrections of Rehabilitation will begin reviewing the files of more than 9,000 parole violators who have outstanding warrants for their arrest.

Typically when inmates are released from state prison, they're required to report to a parole officer for a few years. When they don't check-in or disappear, an arrest warrant is issued. 

It's too early to tell, but the review could lead to thousands of non-violent offenders having their warrants dropped and consequently released from state supervision.

On the surface, the move is being applauded by the Americans Civil Liberties Union.