• Valley And Foothill Rain Makes Driving A Challenge

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – From the foothills back to the valley, and it’s been raining hard and steady since early Sunday afternoon. And while we desperately need it, it’s not so fun to drive in.
    The rain rolled in hard and it didn’t let up. Emergency crews responded to some early accidents along Highway 50 as visibility turned poor for drivers. But it sure didn’t stop them from getting to the mall, As the Roseville Galleria was packed.
    “Nope. It’s not slowin
  • West Sacramento Police Officer Dies In South Carolina

    WEST SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A West Sacramento police officer who died Saturday while on a trip in South Carolina has been identified.
    According to a statement from the West Sacramento Police Department, Officer Rinaldo Monterrosa, an 11-year veteran of the department and senior lead officer, was found dead in Charleston.
    Officer Monterrosa had just come back to work after a year-long battle with Lymphoma.
    He was in the area to attend police training and had traveled to Charleston to attend t
  • Wildfire Cleanup Worker Rob Freestone, 2, Others Fired Over Photos From Camp Fire Burn Zone

    PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Police in Northern California say they’ll pursue criminal charges against a wildfire cleanup worker who posted photos of himself posing at destroyed properties.
    Officials in the devastated town of Paradise said Saturday that the photos and accompanying captions by Rob Freestone are “unacceptable and reprehensible.”
    One shows a grinning Freestone with a flower pot on his head in front of a charred home. Another shows him jumping on a burned-out tram
  • Sacramento Kids Get To Shop With A Cop

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The Sacramento police department partnered up with target Saturday to spread the holiday cheer.
    45 lucky children from the community were selected by the department. Those selected received a one-hundred dollar gift card to shop with a cop at a target store in Sacramento.
    Organizers say the event is a great way to build relationships between the kids and the police officers.
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  • Contractors Fired After Posting Offensive Photos From Camp Fire Burn Zone

    PARADISE (CBS13) – Three contractors paid to help clean-up in the campfire burn zone have been fired after offensive pictures posted online sparked outrage from the paradise community.
    Now, the Paradise police department is investigating the possibility of filing criminal charges against them.
    The photos were posted on Facebook showing several workers on the burned-out property, mocking the destruction they were being paid to clean up.
    One photo shows the body of a cat killed in the fire,
  • Vigil Held For Autistic Student Who Died After Being Restrained At School

    EL DORADO HILLS (CBS13) – Around 30 people gathered for a candlelight vigil in front of Guiding Hands school in El Dorado Hills, Saturday, to remember the life of Max Benson.
    Benson, who had autism, died on November 29th, a day after he was forcibly restrained by staff at the school.
    With the lighting of each candle came a flood of emotions from people who attended.
    “I’ve just never known a family to have loved each other the way this family loved each other,” said a
  • Sacramento District Running Out of Money, Needs To Find $35 Million In Budget Cuts

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Panic at the district tonight all over school funding. Sacramento City Unified School District met with teachers Friday night to figure out how to save more money. This comes after officials announced it could run out of money by November.
    It’s a complex issue but the bottom line is the district needs to find $35 million dollars in budget cuts in less than a year. And if it can’t, it’s the students who could lose out on programs they see as price
  • Sacramento Prohibits Some Businesses From Operating Near Light-Rail Stations

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sacramento is taking another step toward becoming a more walkable city. The city council is banning certain businesses from opening near light rail stops.
    It’s Sacramento’s attempt to steer you towards public transportation, and away from your car.
    “It makes us less dependent on driving,” Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates Executive Director Jim Brown said. “That’s healthier for people. It’s better for the environment. It create
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  • Woodland Business Owners Gives to Stranger in Need, Community Pushes To Support Her Business

    WOODLAND (CBS13) — It was a big act of kindness from a Woodland business owner who decided to help a mother in need this holiday season. The owner didn’t want any recognition, she says her generous gift came straight from the heart, but the community couldn’t ignore it and also decided to step up and show their own kind of support.
    It may not be the North Pole, but Woodland’s own Sno Shack is home to a Secret Santa. One mom helping another and with bags of toys in tow.
  • A Day Of Accomplishments: UC Davis Student Ditches Wheelchair To Walk At Graduation

    DAVIS (CBS13) — Among the UC Davis graduates who will be walking the stage this weekend, one talented music student is determined to stand extra tall.
    Michael O’Hearn, at age 62, will not only be receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree, but he will also be doing something he hasn’t done in years.
    He will be getting up from his wheelchair and walking across the stage.
    READ: New K-9 Officer Sworn In At The Citrus Heights Police Department
    O’Hearn has used a wheelchair fo
  • Two People Dead, Three Injured In Powerline Road Crash

    YUBA COUNTY (CBS13) — Authorities are investigating a double-fatal crash that occurred at the Powerline Road intersection near Highway 99 Friday morning.
    It was a three-car accident that resulted in the deaths of two passengers in a Cadillac CTS.
    Two others were taken to the hospital with major injuries. The driver of the third car sustained minor injuries in the crash.
    The southbound lanes of SR-99 were closed for around two hours. The lanes re-opened at 2:50 p.m.
    The identities of the de
  • New K-9 Officer Sworn In At The Citrus Heights Police Department

    CITRUS HEIGHTS (CBS13) — The Citrus Heights Police Department has a new member, K-9 officer Farley.
    Farley is a two-year-old black Labrador Retriever. He was sworn in at the police department Friday.
    Citrus Heights Police Department
    The dog is trained in drug detection and has been assigned to a US Postal inspection service with his partner Detective Dave Moranz.
    Moranz has been a police officer for 28 years and with the Citrus Heights department for 11 years.
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  • Sacramento City School District Rejects Teachers Association Budget Proposal

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Sacramento City Unified School District has rejected a budget proposal from the Sacramento City Teachers Association.
    The Teachers Association submitted their proposal at a meeting Thursday night with the district. The association discussed a proposal with district leaders to save $60 million, cutting health care spending and keeping benefits.
    That proposal was rejected by the district Friday, according to the teachers association.
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  • Business Owner Gives Employees Affected By Camp Fire Free Trailers

    PARADISE (CBS13) — A Paradise business owner is spending thousands of dollars to make sure employees left homeless by the Camp Fire now have a place to stay.
    The Riebes Auto Parts store is one of the few businesses still left standing in Paradise, but most of the workers there lost everything, including their homes.
    Company owner, Bart Riebe, purchased five brand new travel trailers, and set up a makeshift camp outside one of his Chico stores, allowing displaced employees to move in.
  • Several Students Suspended After 13-Year-Old Brings Pot Brownies To School

    MARYSVILLE (CBS13) — Marysville police and school leaders are investigating how pot brownies ended up inside a Marysville middle school.
    One mother, whose child was not involved, asked that we conceal her identity.
    “[In] high school I might expect something like this but not 12 and 13-year-olds in middle school,” she said.
    This seventh-grade mother couldn’t believe it when her daughter told her a 13-year-old classmate at McKenney Intermediate School brought pot brown
  • Nancy Wilson, Grammy winning jazz singer, dies at 81

    (AP) – Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning “song stylist” and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died.Wilson, who retired from touring in 2011, died after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert community near Joshua Tree National Park, her manager and publicist Devra Hall Levy told The Associated Press late Thursday night. She was 81.Influenced by Dinah Washington, Nat “King” Col
  • Ronald Seay, The Man Accused Of Murdering Amber Clark, Appears In Court

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The man accused of killing a Natomas librarian this week, Ronald Seay, made his first court appearance Friday afternoon.
    Just days after the heinous murder of Amber Clark, the suspect was officially charged with murder with a special circumstance. Attorneys say it makes him eligible for either the death penalty or life without parole.
    Seay was offered a public defender and is being held at the Sacramento County Jail without bail.
    The 56-year-old entered the courtroom w
  • Cauliflower And Lettuce Now Being Recalled By Central Coast Farm Linked To E. Coli

    SANTA BARBARA (CBS SF) – A farm on California’s Central Coast linked to the massive E. coli outbreak involving romaine lettuce announced a recall of cauliflower and other types of lettuce it also grows over contamination concerns.
    Adam Bros. Farming of Santa Maria said it is recalling red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce and cauliflower harvested at its farm in late November “out of an abundance of caution.”
    The farm said none of the produce involved in this recall has te
  • Marysville Middle Schoolers Given Pot Brownies At School

    MARYSVILLE (CBS13) – Several students at a middle school in Marysville allegedly ate brownies containing THC oil, which is derived from cannabis.
    Police confirmed the incident happened at McKenney Intermediate School.
    A 13-year-old student was cited in connection to the incident, according to a statement from Marysville police. She reportedly made the dessert from oil she obtained from her parents.
  • Woman Spotted Spending Hundreds Of Dollars Stolen From Bar In Amador County

    AMADOR COUNTY (CBS13) – Deputies in Amador County are looking for a woman who used hundreds of $1 bills that were stolen from a bar in November.
    More than 200 of the bills were reportedly spent at a Walmart in Citrus Heights.
    Deputies hope someone is able to help them identify the woman seen in this surveillance video.
    The burglary at Drytown Bar happened on November 23. Suspects stole approximately 600 $1 bills that were tacked to the bar’s ceiling as well as four guitars from the b
  • Heart Left On Southwest Flight Makes It To Destination In Time To Save Lives

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — You’ve heard of luggage and other personal items being left behind on a flight, but what about a human heart?
    The flight took the organ on ice from a courier at Sacramento International Airport bound for Seattle where the heart’s valve tissue was set to be used. But like a mishandled bag, the heart was mistakenly kept on the connecting flight to Dallas instead of being taken out of the cargo hold.
    “It’s very clearly labeled that this is a gift.
  • Towing Company Investigated After Stolen Truck Found Stripped in Yard

    LODI (CBS13) — A towing company in Lodi is under investigation on suspicion of running a chop shop.  Police say PA Towing was caught on camera stealing a truck that was legally parked in a residential neighborhood. The truck was later found inside the company’s tow yard already in the process of being stripped.
    “I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe that the tow truck actually had the nerve to outright steal it,” said a Lodi man who didn’t want
  • Arrest Made In Connection To Murder Of Librarian Amber Clark

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A suspect is now under arrest in the murder investigation of Sacramento librarian Amber Clark.
    Sacramento police released a mug shot of Ronald Seay, the man arrested and in jail, for allegedly murdering the North Natomas branch library supervisor.
    Police took Seay into custody the morning after the deadly shooting.
    “He was arrested in the area of Elverta and Natomas after a short slow speed vehicle pursuit,” Sacramento police sergeant Vance Chandler said.
  • Civilians Heroes Honored By Fire Department For Saving A Life

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Three civilians who saved a man’s life were honored by the Sacramento Metro Fire Board of Directors Thursday after they provided CPR to a man at a local fitness facility.
    One of the three rescuers was in attendance at the meeting to receive recognition for the group’s heroism. He also met the person they saved, who happens to be the father of a Sacramento Metro firefighter.
    READ: Home Surveillance Video Leads To Arrest Of Suspected Porch Pirate
    The man
  • Sacramento City Teachers Association Proposes Fixes To Keep District From Going Bankrupt

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Sacramento City Unified School District discussed a budget plan Thursday as leaders acknowledged the district could go bankrupt by next November.
    The meeting was held at the district’s Serna center. Leaders discussed a proposal from the Sacramento City Teachers Association to save $60 million, cutting health care spending and keeping benefits.
    The District noted that this was the first time they heard the proposal from the Teachers Association.
  • Sheriff: Deputies Fatally Shot Man Who Threatened To Kill Neighbor, Fired Shots At Officers

    YUBA COUNTY (CBS13) — The Yuba County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting that left one man dead in Oregon House Thursday.
    Officials said that officers responded to Oregon House after two 911 calls from the area. First, a victim called reporting that his neighbor had come into his house threatening to kill him. The neighbor then reportedly fired a gun at the victim’s residence in the 14000 block of Vavassuer Way. The suspect then ran away into the
  • Home Surveillance Video Leads To Arrest Of Suspected Porch Pirate

    RANCHO CORDOVA (CBS13) — Porch pirates are running rampant during the holiday season with packages sitting on many doorsteps. Luckily, Rancho Cordova police were able to locate one suspect after she was caught on surveillance camera.The police department said officers responded to a report of package theft on Monday. The residents provided officers with surveillance video showing the theft, the suspect and her vehicle. That information was also shared on social media.
    Officers received mul
  • Fresno Police Chief Challenges Assemblyman’s Explanation For Arrest

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The Fresno police chief cast doubt on a California lawmaker’s statements that his arrest on suspicion of child cruelty stemmed from spanking his daughter.
    Chief Jerry Dyer said Thursday the injury to Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula’s daughter was not on her buttocks, the Fresno Bee reported .
    “There was an injury. I can’t get into the details of where (Arambula’s daughter’s) injury was, but it was not on the buttocks,” Dyer s
  • Police Investigate Series Of Bomb Threats In Stockton, All Deemed Hoaxes

    STOCKTON (CBS13) — Many parents are still shaken up after several schools received bomb threats, which forced administrators to lock down campuses.
    The threats were delivered electronically and investigators said businesses also received the same e-mail.
    Christina Gonzales was among the many people who received a scary phone call.  It was about a situation at her granddaughter’s school.
    “I was kind of frightened. I just left my work and I came to pick up my granddaughter,&
  • Ronald Seay Arrested For Shooting Of Librarian Amber Clark

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sacramento Police have made an arrest in the murder of librarian Amber Clark.
    Ronald Seay, 56, was arrested less than twelve hours after the shooting occurred on charges of shooting into an occupied vehicle. He was arrested in the Alberta in Natomas.
    Clark was shot and killed in the library parking lot Tuesday evening a little after 6pm, right after she had gotten off work.
    On Thursday, police said they charged the suspect with homicide around 4 p.m.
    Police said that t
  • CHP Recovers Construction Equipment Stolen From Camp Fire Victims After They Fled Paradise

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) ­— The California Highway Patrol has recovered millions of dollars worth of heavy-duty construction machinery and tools that were stolen from victims of the Camp Fire.
    The bust was so massive, it stunned even investigators.“To think that you were faced with one crisis that you were barely making it through, and someone takes advantage of the situation, makes it even worse,” said CHP Officer Mike Harris.
    READ: Surveillance Video Shows Thieves Ste
  • Man In Missing Woodland Teens’ Murders Sentenced To Life Without Parole

    WOODLAND (CBS13) — The man charged in the murder of two Woodland teens has been sentenced to life in prison without the option for parole.
    A Woodland judge denied David Froste’s motion for a new trial after he was found guilty for the first-degree murder of Elijah Moore, second-degree murder of Enrique Rios, and kidnapping on Nov. 13.
    Froste was sentenced to life without parole on the first-degree murder charge and to 23 years to life on the second-degree murder charge.
  • Patrons, Librarians Remember Murdered Amber Clark

    NATOMAS (CBS13) — Sacramento Police are asking for the public’s help finding a killer. This comes as a makeshift memorial has started outside a North Natomas library where one of their supervisors was shot and killed.
    Less than 48 hours after Clark’s murder, people are coming to pay their respects.
    “She was very nice—always polite,” said Julie Lang as she stopped to drop off flowers by the North Natomas branch sign.
    Lang wanted to honor 41-year-old Amber Clark
  • Little Boy Gets Hero’s Welcome At Carmichael School After Last Chemo Treatment

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Fritz Stark, the 5-year-old boy from Carmichael who’s battled B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia for the past 3 years, is now officially cancer-free and done with chemotherapy!
    Fritz’s elementary school classmates at Our Lady of Assumption wanted to celebrate, so the teachers and administrators asked all of the students to wear superhero shirts in honor of Super Fritz, as he’s known to family and supporters. Yesterday morning, as Fritz and his big br
  • North Natomas Library Reopens Following Library Supervisor’s Death

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The Sacramento Public Library – North Natomas library is back open today after one of their supervisors was shot and killed in the parking lot Tuesday night.
    Clark was shot and killed in the library parking lot Tuesday evening a little after 6 p.m., right after she had gotten off work. Police say she was targeted, but they say they no suspects or a motive.
    Amber Clark had been working at the library since March.
    Authorities are still investigating the murder of 4
  • Authorities Monitoring Spate Of Bomb Threats Across The Country Sent Electronically

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13/AP) – Authorities nationwide are monitoring multiple bomb threats reportedly aimed at businesses, schools, and residents across the country.
    Several law enforcement agencies in the Sacramento region received reports of the threats, which were sent electronically to numerous locations and do not appear to be credible.The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office says anyone receiving an email bomb threat demanding “bitcoin”, please report it to them. So
  • Blue Diamond Almonds To Demolish Sacramento Historic Building

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A Sacramento historic building is coming down.
    The Sacramento City Council voted Tuesday to allow Blue Diamond Almonds to demolish a building designated as historic at its headquarters in the river district, without submitting an environmental impact report.
    City staff had recommended denying the request. The council unanimously approved Blue Diamond’s request, citing the company’s role as an economic driver in Sacramento.
    Critics say the company was seekin
  • Creast Theatre Showing Christmas Classics, Including ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The Crest Theatre in Downtown Sacramento is helping people get into the holiday spirit by showing a number of Christmas movies leading up to December 25.
    The old-time movie theater has shown the classics for the past several years. Tickets cost $7.50 (for seniors and children) or $9.50 (for adults) and can be bought in-person or online.
    Here are the movies scheduled for the rest of the month:12/15 at 7 pm: “Miracle on 34th Street”
    12/16 at 4 pm: “The
  • Heart Left On Southwest Plane After Sacramento To Seattle Flight

    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A Southwest Airlines flight that had started in Sacramento had to turn around during the Seattle to Dallas leg of the trip after the crew discovered a human heart had been left on-board.
    A Southwest spokesperson said the decision was made that Flight #3606 would return to Washington after “we learned of a life-critical cargo shipment on-board the aircraft that was intended to stay in Seattle for delivery to a local hospital.”
    The airline didn’t
  • Surveillance Video Shows Thieves Stealing ATM From Rancho Cordova Convenience Store

    RANCHO CORDOVA (CBS13) – Thieves used a truck to smash through the front of Rancho Cordova convenience store and steal the ATM inside.
    Around 4 a.m. Thursday, thieves drove their pickup truck to the Chevron gas station on Folsom Boulevard, near Routier Road, according to a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department statement.
    Surveillance video shows the thieves backing their truck through the glass windows of the storefront before putting a strap around the ATM and dragging it away.
  • Police Pursuit In North Sacramento Ends With Suspect Crashing

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A chase in North Sacramento ended in a crash Thursday morning.
    Just after 3 a.m., officers tried to pull over a driver, but the driver didn’t stop, leading them on a chase, according to a statement from the CHP.  The car traveled eastbound on Madison Avenue towards Interstate 80 before crashing on the on-ramp.
    The on-ramp was closed as officers searched the car and the driver, who was then was taken into custody.
    There is no word on why officers initially tr
  • Murdered Sacramento Librarian Remembered for Passion, Dedication

    NATOMAS (CBS13) — Sacramento’s Public Library Director is expressing heartache, sorrow, and shock over the murder of Sacramento librarian Amber Clark.
    “She had a great, compelling, I guess I would say, charismatic personality,” Director Rivkah Sass said.
    Clark was shot and killed Tuesday night after leaving the North Natomas branch where she was the supervisor. She was shot in the parking lot and died at the scene.
    “It’s like losing a member of your
  • Caught On Camera: Thieves Siphoning Diesel From Truck

    SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) — Siphoning diesel fuel is becoming a real problem for some businesses that park its trucks outside.
    “It’s real bad especially with fuel right now it’s really expensive,” said one worker.
    For each trip, a trucker will spend a few hundred dollars to fill up.
    “I’m responsible for everything that goes on in the truck,” said Mia Michaels of Sacramento.
    Even if thieves are siphoning their fuel.
    “It’s expensive,
  • ‘The Claw’ Falls Behind On Leaf Pickup In Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — We’ve all see them. Piles and piles of leaves taking up space in Sacramento neighborhoods. And homeowners say it’s the worst they’ve seen in years.
    “It’s the parking!” said Barbara Malakoff, who lives in Land Park. “Between the garbage cans and the leaves on the street, you can’t get parking around here!”
    The Department of Public Works says they’re behind on leaf pickup and they’re scrambling to catch up
  • Sacramento Kings Host Paradise High School Basketball Captains

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Sacramento Kings are giving back to the survivors of the devastating Camp Fire by treating Paradise High School students to a VIP experience.
    Glad to have the basketball team captains from Paradise High School in the building tonight!pic.twitter.com/sAtvcTUFf0
    — Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) December 13, 2018The students have lost everything in the past month, but the Kings franchise is doing what they can to make these students feel a little better dur
  • Lincoln Police Department Buy Special Street Sign To Honor Officer Who Died In 1971

    LINCOLN (CBS13) — On the 47th anniversary of a Lincoln police officer’s end of watch, the police department unveiled new memorial signs in his honor and presented a sign to his wife.
    The police department shared a video Wednesday as a tribute to Officer Les Schellbach, who was killed in the line of duty on Dec. 12, 1971.
    In 1998, the City of Lincoln approved the street name Schellbach Drive in honor of the fallen officer. Lincoln police officers saw a memorial street sign in another
  • More Lane Closures On Three Mile Slough Bridge Coming Next Week

    SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) — The Three Mile Slough Bridge, also known as the Brannon Island bridge, will be limited to one lane in both directions next week for daytime work.
    The bridge is on Highway 160 in south Sacramento County. Last week, there were closures and construction after the bridge broke down. 
    The new repairs will be to service the lifting mechanism on the bridge.
    Traffic will be reduced to one lane going both ways from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. next week from Wednesday, Dec. 19
  • Rocklin Resident Shot And Killed Aggressive Dog With Legally-Possessed Firearm

    ROCKLIN (CBS13) — One dog is dead and another was severely injured in an incident in Rocklin Wednesday morning.
    Rocklin police said that officers responded to the 6400 block of Sonora Pass this morning for a report that a resident shot an aggressive dog.
    Officers discovered that a resident was riding his bike with his two dogs on leashes when another dog exited a home and starting attacking one of his dogs.
    Both owners reportedly tried to separate the animals, but they were unsuccessful. A
  • Are Wildfires Making California Uninsurable?

    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Insurance claims for this year’s California wildfires have topped $9 billion. Now there is a concern that insurance companies could stop insuring Californians.
    Insurance companies are in the business of making money. It’s happened before after fires, hurricanes and other natural disasters. When the risk is too high, some companies stop insuring.
    Claims for this year’s infernos in California are so overwhelming that one small insurer, Merced Property a
  • Police: Davis Vehicle Burglaries On The Rise, 38 Reported In A Month

    DAVIS (CBS13) — Davis police reported Wednesday that there has been a rise in vehicle burglaries in the last month.
    Over the past 30 days, police said they have taken 38 vehicle burglary reports. In most cases, officers said the suspect or suspects broke a car window to enter the vehicle.
    Most of the reported burglaries happened in the daylight hours, police said.
    READ: An Extra $500 A Month? 100 Residents To Be Selected For Basic Income Pilot Program
    Officer said many burglaries can

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