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SacPD arrest yields guns, drugs and cash. (Photo: SacPD weekly report)

Sacramento Crime Log Grows While Mayor Focuses on the ‘Unhoused’

‘The Mayor was yelling and scolding the heartless citizens in the crowd because they are not willingly sacrificing their quality of life’

By Katy Grimes, December 17, 2021 8:16 am

At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg proposed the City prohibit towing any homeless vehicle unless the City can offer the occupants shelter, housing, or a designated location where they can park.

Lining many streets in Sacramento are battered old RVs, campers and trailers, vans, and passenger vehicles, which have become homes for many of the city’s drug addicted and mentally ill transients. Despite spending millions on futile “solutions” like tiny homes, FEMA trailers, and renovated hotel rooms for the city’s growing homeless population, it’s grown to more than 11,000 transients living on Sacramento streets.

The City Council meeting was a circus, but city residents are paying attention. One local reported “residents and business advocates are finally starting to outnumber the enablers and advocates of situational justice” at the council meetings. And he noted that “the Mayor was yelling and scolding the heartless citizens in the crowd because they are not willingly sacrificing their quality of life.”

Below are the alarming November crime stats for just for one street in Sacramento, Broadway. This only validates what city residents and business owners have been telling council members for the last year – a 400% increase in burglaries of businesses.

The problem these people are experiencing is not that they are “unhoused” as the Mayor and members of the City Council would have us believe. The street transients are drug addicted and mentally ill and are not just “unhoused,” but they are “unsober” and untreated. As business owners and area residents know, until we address that issue, the crime, addiction, and growing trash and filth problems will continue to grow.

Sacramento homeless camp under “Downtown” sign. (Photo: Katy Grimes for California Globe)

“No amount of housing will fix drug addicted criminals who do not want services,” the resident said.

Another commented, “We’ve been relegated second class citizens behind the homeless in Sacramento. What about our rights and quality of life?”

The Sacramento Police Department published the October crime statistics for the City:

Shooting Reports: 32.3 % Increase

Number of Victims Shot: 24.7 % Increase

Our officers continue to do great work and make proactive arrests.

Arrests for Possession of Firearm: 51.9 % Increase

Numbers of Reports with Firearm Seized: 43.9 % Increase

Total Number of Firearms Seized: 38.9 % Increase

Here are a few entries:

On 10/20/21, officers conducted a traffic stop at 10th Ave / Land Park Drive. When officers contacted the driver, a handgun was observed in plain sight on the back seat.

On 10/25/21, officers responded to a business in the 1800 block of Broadway on the report of a robbery. Witnesses were able to provide information on the suspect who was located nearby by responding officers. The suspect was found to be in possession of the victims property which we were able to return to them. The suspect was arrested.

On 10/28/21, officers responded to the 800 block of Skipper Circle on the report of a subject breaking into a back yard shed. Responding officers located the suspect nearby and were able to safely take them into custody.

On 10/29/21, officers from our Street Gang Enforcement Team participated in the La Familia Trunk or Treat Event at the Maple Neighborhood Center.

On 11/4/21, officers responded to the 100 block of Starlit Cir on the report of an SPD owned bait package stolen from the porch. Officers were able to track the package and ultimately were able to locate and arrest the suspect.

On 11/11/21, officers conducted a traffic stop in the 2800 block of Broadway. The driver was found to be armed with a loaded handgun. He was arrested without incident.

On 11/13/21, officers responded to the 2100 block of 56th Ave on the report of an SPD owned bait package stolen from the porch. Officers were able to track the package and ultimately were able to locate and arrest the suspect.

On 11/14/21, officers contacted the occupants of a vehicle in the 4700 block of Franklin Blvd. During a search of the vehicle, a loaded handgun was located. The driver was arrested without incident.

On 11/17/21, officers responded to the 2100 block of 56th Ave on the report of a shooting. Officers located the victim suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The suspect was quickly located and arrested. The victim and suspect were known to each other.

On 11/17/21, officers contacted the occupant of a vehicle in the 200 block of Seavey Circle. The driver was found to have a felony no-bail warrant for their arrest. The driver was taken into custody without incident.

This is the November crime report for Broadway, one major thoroughfare in Sacramento:

Broadway November PBID 2021

This is the November crime report for the entire city:

Monthly-Chiefs-Report–November-2021
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5 thoughts on “Sacramento Crime Log Grows While Mayor Focuses on the ‘Unhoused’

  1. Because Katy Grimes kept the truth of this issue on the front pages for the last YEAR we finally see some action.
    Making the citizens aware of the inaction of leadership and the horrid conditions of the vagrancy issue has finally awakened the citizens of Sacramento. KEEP THEIR FEET TO THE FIRE SACRAMENTO.
    Thanks you Katy.

  2. Absolutely right, Tomorrow!
    I need a Katy Grimes in my city.
    We are lacking in good investigative fair reporting in my area.
    Why is it the Mayors read from the same playbook and chastise the residents for not “caring”(i.e. not board with the Mayors broken plan) enough? Our Mayor did the same exact thing! Residents are testimony to what is really happening on our streets!

  3. This is being done on purpose. The state of California wants property values to decline, homeowners to sell their homes, and BlackRock (as agent for the State) to swoop in and buy houses at a discount and convert them into government-owned housing. Agenda 21 / 2030 – You will own nothing and be happy. Oh and enjoy your BBQ cicada.

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