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Mother and daughter pled guilty to Sacramento burglaries

SACRAMENTO, CA - A mother and daughter entered guilty pleas to a string of burglaries and will each receive an eight-year prison term at their sentencing next month, says a Sacramento County district attorney spokesperson.

Helen Costello and daughter Shirley Costello were accused of targeting elderly residents in the Tahoe Park, Arden Arcade and Meadowview neighborhoods, said D.A. spokesperson Shelly Orio. Their ploy was go up to potential victims and act like a former neighbor or pretend they were thinking of buying in the neighborhood or buying a used car. They would gain entrance to the resident's home and one would distract the victim while the other stole valuables.

In one case, the women asked if the child with them could use the bathroom so they could get into the residence and burglarize it, Sacramento police said.

The pair pled to five counts of felony burglary.

Man sentenced to prison for 2010 Valentine's Day stabbing death

SACRAMENTO, CA - A man convicted of a 2010 Valentine's Day murder was sentenced to prison.

Jesus Gallegos was found guilty on Jan. 30 of stabbing 23-year-old Triston Salladay to death, Sacramento County District Attorney's Office spokesperson Shelly Orio said.

According to Sacramento police, Gallegos and Salladay got into an argument on Feb. 14, 2010, which escalated into a fight on the 3500 block of 53rd Street. During the fight, Gallegos pulled out a fight and stabbed Salladay multiple times.

When officers arrived at the scene around 3:30 p.m., Salladay was transported to a hospital for treatment. Police said Salladay later died of his injuries.

Gallegos sentenced to 26 years to life in prison, the maximum sentence for the crime.


Brother of 'Roaming Rapist' sentenced to prison for rape

SACRAMENTO, CA - A man convicted of raping three women was sentenced to prison, the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office announced on Friday.

Landell Lamont Sanders was convicted of six counts of rape and forcible oral copulation of three separate victims on Feb. 21, DA spokesperson Shelly Orio said.

According to court documents, on Nov. 15, Dec. 10 and Dec. 13, 2011, Sanders threatened each woman with a gun, drove them to a remote location is south Sacramento and sexually assaulted them. Orio said after each assault Sanders drove away from the scene and left the victims at the scene.

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Former Sacramento web producer charged with conspiracy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Justice Department is charging a former web producer for Sacramento-based FOX station KTXL of conspiring with members of the hacker group "Anonymous" to hack into and alter a Tribune Company website. 

Matthew Keys was named Thursday in an indictment filed in federal court in Sacramento. The 26-year-old from New Jersey faces one count each of conspiracy to transmit information to damage a protected computer, as well transmitting and attempting to transmit that information. (See sidebar for indictment.)

The government alleges that Keys gave Anonymous members a login and password for a computer server belonging to FOX40's corporate parent, the Tribune Company. Prosecutors say Keys encouraged the hackers to disrupt the website, and at least one hacker used the credentials to change the online version of a Los Angeles Times story.

Deputies search for suspect in south Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, CA - Authorities search for a man who drove away from deputies in a south Sacramento neighborhood Wednesday night.

Sacramento County sheriff's deputies attempted to pull over a SUV that didn't have its lights on around 10 p.m. However, the driver fled from deputies and they chased him for about a minute. 

The man then crashed the SUV on the front lawn of a home near 44th Avenue and Welty Way. He jumped out of the SUV and ran, heading east and scaling fences.

When deputies ran the SUV's license plate in order to identify the suspect, they found the SUV was reported stolen.

Deputies set up a perimeter in the area and an air unit circled overhead as they searched for the suspect. Fifteen units and four K9 units were called to the scene.

The suspect was still at large.

Man gets hit by car as he runs from police

SACRAMENTO, CA - A man was arrested after he tried to flee from police and got hit by a car.

Police officers tried to stop Marquis Perrino, 23, as he rode his bike near Summersdale Drive and Mack Road around 5:25 p.m. Friday, but he dumped his bike and ran from the officers, the Sacramento Police Department said.

Perrino ran across Mack Road where he was hit by a car. He then got up and continued to run from the officers who were chasing after him.

Police said officers eventually caught up with him and took him into custody and treated for minor injuries he sustained after being hit by the car.

When officers returned to Perrino's bike, they found marijuana that was packaged to be sold, police said.

Perrino was booked into Sacramento County Jail for resisting police and possession of pot that was for sale.

South Sacramento standoff ends after 7 hours

SACRAMENTO, CA - A standoff between a wanted suspect and Sacramento County sheriff's deputies ended after nearly seven hours Thursday night.

A Sacramento police detective, who is part of an FBI task force, tried to serve a felony warrant at the south Sacramento home near 53rd Avenue and Burdett Way just after 4 p.m.

It's not clear whether the team made contact with the suspect or not, but they became convinced the man was inside.

SWAT team members and negotiators arrived at the scene around 4:30 p.m. Negotiators used a bullhorn to talk the suspect out of the home.

Deputies sent a robot into the house around 8 p.m.; shortly after that, they shot out an upstairs window.

Several neighbors were evacuated, although a few were later allowed to return to their homes.

The man's daughter and wife were outside with police and safe.