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High-speed pursuit ends in fiery crash in Natomas

NATOMAS, Calif. - A woman suspected of stealing a car led Sacramento County deputies on a high-speed pursuit before wrecking in the Natomas area on Wednesday morning.

According to Sacramento County Sheriff's Sergeant Jason Ramos, the pursuit began around 10:50 a.m. near Longview Drive when deputies spotted the suspected stolen vehicle on Interstate 80.

According to Ramos, the driver fled westbound to Interstate 5, hitting speeds up to 90 miles per hour, before heading north and exiting at Arena Blvd. Upon exiting the interstate, the woman collided with a Raley's truck, causing her vehicle to catch fire briefly.

The driver was uninjured in the wreck but taken to a local hospital to be medically cleared before being arrested, said Ramos.

'Grinch' caught on camera stealing from doorstep

SACRAMENTO, CA - A Sacramento man said his home surveillance video shows a "Grinch" stealing Christmas.

The victim hopes the video will help police track down the thief, who made off with a Christmas gift left on the homeowner's doorstep. It happened on the 1800 block of Kenwood Street just a few days before Christmas.

The homeowner works in security and has a surveillance system set up at his home. The surveillance video recorded the theft from multiple angles.

The video shows the suspect make his approach from the street walking casually, but a closer look at the video shows a masked bandit closing in on the home.

The video shows the suspect walking up on the door step, lifting a doormat and finding a package underneath. The suspect then took the package and walked back down the driveway.

Man accused of exposing self to 2 different women

SACRAMENTO, CA - A man was arrested Saturday in connection to two indecent exposure incidents that happened in November.

Billy Vang, 27, was identified as a suspect after two female victims provided police with a description, Sacramento police said.

On Nov. 16, a 22-year-old woman jogging with her dog near Duckhorn and Saintsbury drives around 8 a.m. was approached by Vang in his vehicle. Police said Vang called out to the victim, removed his jacket from his lap and started to touch himself.

The second incident was on Nov. 20. A 24-year-old woman jogging in the same area around 6:54 a.m. reported that a man in a black sedan was following her. Police said Vang jumped out of the car, exposed himself and began touching himself in front of the woman. The woman ran home and called police; she was able to provide police with a license plate number on the car.

Investigation continues into Del Paso Heights shooting

SACRAMENTO, CA - A man was shot and killed while he helped his neighbor with car problems Thursday morning.

The Sacramento County Coroner's Office released the shooting victim's identity Saturday.

Leander Bell, 50, was taken to the hospital after the shooting on the 600 block of Las Palmas Avenue around 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Sacramento police said Bell suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

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Police continue to investigate the shooting. The motive behind the shooting is unclear at this time.

Police called to fatal Del Paso Heights shooting

SACRAMENTO, CA - Sacramento police detectives are investigating the homicide of a man in Del Paso Heights Thursday.

Officers were dispatched in response to a 911 call at approximately noon there was a man who had been found shot on the 600 block of Las Palmas Avenue, according to Officer Doug Morse.

The 50-year-old man was transported to an area hospital where medical staff pronounced him dead, Morse said.

According to witnesses, the victim was working on a neighbor's car when a another car pulled up, the shooter got out and fired several rounds into the man. The shooter then got back into his car and drove away.

No other information was available regarding why the man was shot or who pulled the trigger.

Sacramento cab driver robbed at knifepoint

SACRAMENTO - A Sacramento cab driver was robbed at knifepoint by two passengers Sunday night.

Sacramento police officer Michelle Gigante said the cabbie was on his way to pick up a passenger on El Camino Ave. at approximately 10:26 p.m. when he was hailed by two men. The men instructed him to take them to Brewerton Dr. and Stone Creek Dr. where they robbed him at knifepoint and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

One of the men was described as a black man in his mid 20s, 5'8" tall, weighing 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt.

The other individual was described as a black man in his mid 20s, 5'7" tall, weighing 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a navy blue or black hooded sweatshirt.

The cab driver sustained a minor injury during the robbery.

'Operation Grinch' nabs 12 parole violators

SACRAMENTO, CA - A team of local officers arrested 12 parole violators Wednesday during "Operation Grinch."

Nearly 30 officers from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, U.S. Marshals, FBI, and local law enforcement agencies split into four teams and went door-to-door in Sacramento looking for violators.

"We are focusing on all parole[e]s, mainly parole[e]s at large, people who haven't reported, maybe have committed a new crime and have a warrant in the system," said Alex Hoang, a CDC parole officer.

During the first sting operation of the day, officers arrested a parole violator after about 30 minutes of trying to talk him out.

"It's rare we get somebody at the first one unless we have good information like this morning," said Hoang.

Teams moved on to other residences throughout the day. Many of the locations came up empty.