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Wounded dog with maggots rescued thanks to group effort


ELK GROVE – A number of people across Northern California came together to help save the life of a 3-month-old puppy.

Jamie Levingston, a volunteer at Kritter Kamp Rescue in Elk Grove, said Hope, aGerman Shepherd or Shepherd mix, was found in the front yard of a Stockton home on Tuesday. When she was found, Hope had severe head wounds with maggots in them.

"They took her to their house and flushed out some of the maggots and nasty stuff she had," Levingston said.

The residents then posted Hope's picture on a lost and found pet Facebook page. Levingston responded and a day later, volunteers were sent down to pick up the puppy.

Levingston contacted Kittel Family Veterinary Practice and they agreed to treat her.

Armed man shot, hundreds of marijuana plants found in wildlife preserve


An armed man was shot and killed by a Fish and Wildlife officer during a multiple-agency raid of a marijuana grow operation, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Lisa Bowman said. Officers were conducting a raid at the Cosumnes River Preserve near Elk Grove Wednesday morning when they say there was a man armed with a handgun.

The raid was in a section off Hood Franklin Road near I-5. Investigators said there were hundreds of marijuana plants in this grow.

Police: Man shoots self at Elk Grove auto dealership


Elk Grove police taped off an local auto dealership after a man killed himself there Monday afternoon.

Police dispatchers took a call reporting that John Connor, 29, from West Sacramento, was brandishing a weapon at the Maita Chevrolet dealership in the 9600 block of Auto Center Drive at 2:01 p.m. Dispatchers were told Connor was upset over the repossession of his vehicle and he pulled out a gun during the dispute with the repossession agent.

As officers arrived, Connor ran into the dealership and shot himself by an elevator, according to police.

Emergency medical responders declared the man dead at the scene.


Victim shot during armed robbery in Elk Grove


ID=26177329Elk Grove police were investigating an armed robbery and shooting that sent one man to the hospital Tuesday night, according to Elk Grove police officer Chris Trim.

The robbery and shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. in the 8600 block of Hume Court, close to East Stockton Boulevard. The victim had personal items taken, and was shot in the upper torso according to Trim.

The man was taken to a nearby hospital and was in surgery. The extent of his injuries were unknown. Two black male adults were seen leaving the the area on foot according to Trim.

Two injured in accident on I-5 near Elk Grove


An accident Tuesday morning involving four vehicles caused traffic to come to a standstill on I-5 north near Elk Grove Boulevard. The crash left two people with minor injuries, according to California Highway Patrol officer Michael Bradley

Bradley said the driver of a GMC believed he fell asleep. The GMC then hit a Buick, which spun out of control and smashed into the center median. Then the Buick hit a Nissan which was pushed into a Dodge.

The drivers of the GMC and Buick were taken to Kaiser Permanent with minor injuries according to Bradley.

Two lanes were blocked and debris was littered across the highway due to the wreck. According to CHP spokesperson Eric Wetzel, the lanes were opened at 8:35 a.m.

Woman injured in Elk Grove theater shooting


A woman was shot early Saturday morning by a stray bullet in the parking lot of Century Theaters on Big Horn Blvd. in Elk Grove.

Police said the woman was hit in the torso, suffering a superficial gunshot wound.

The shooting was the result of a fight inside the theater that generated a crowd and made its way outside to the parking lot just after midnight. Police said when the crowd began to disperse, an unknown suspect fired several rounds into the crowd.

Two cars were also damaged in the shooting.

The name of the woman has not been released at this time, and police believe the suspect fled the scene in a red four door car.


6 sustain minor injuries in Elk Grove hit and run


A hit-and-run collision in Elk Grove Friday morning left six special needs individuals with minor injuries, police said.

A white van was rear-ended at Franklin Boulevard and Whitelock Parkway at about 8:30 a.m., according to Elk Grove police Officer Chris Trim. The vehicle that struck the van left the scene. There was no immediate description of the vehicle.

Trim said an ambulance unit was dispatched as a precaution to check the injured, who were all in the van. .