Elk Grove New Assistant Police Chief
Bryan Noblett has been promoted to assistant police chief.
He was formerly a police captain for the Elk Grove Police Department. Noblett was hired by Elk Grove Police Department back in 2009.
Elk Grove Police Arrest Drunk Driver
You may have noticed DUI check points in the City of Elk Grove on August 28, 2015. Unfortunately, the drunk driver in the story that follows wasn’t caught that day.
On the afternoon of Sunday, August 30, 2015 officers from the Elk Grove Police Department arrested a man who allegedly hit three cars parked along Shasta Lilly Drive in the City of Elk Grove.
Elk Grove Man Laid to Rest
Evan James Robertson, 23, of Elk Grove was laid to rest over the weekend after dying at the scene of an auto accident on July 18, 2015. According to the California Highway Patrol, Evan was a passenger in a vehicle with two other people traveling westbound on Highway 50 near Third Street when their vehicle rear ended another car that had broken down in the slow lane of the freeway. Evan, who was riding in the back seat of the car and was not wearing a seat belt, sustained serious head injuries which ended his young life.
We can only imagine the heartache family and friends are experiencing as they try to deal with Evan’s untimely and tragic death. A memorial service in honor of Evan’s life was held this past Saturday, August 1 at 2 pm at East Lawn Elk Grove – See more at: http://www.eastlawn.com/obituary/Evan-James-Robertson/Elk-Grove-CA/1530611#sthash.itTe8Wqh.dpuf.
Elk Grove – National Night Out
Go easy on the cocktails…but do come together and meet your neighbors during the nationwide event going on all over the country and right here in Elk Grove tomorrow!
National Night Out is designed to help residents become acquainted with your neighbors and meet your local law enforcement officers that are working tirelessly to keep your streets safe.
Elk Grove is no longer a sleepy, rural town miles from the busy city. Rather, it’s now a rapidly growing suburb of Sacramento, having about two-and-a-half times more residents today than in 2000. Growing right along with the population has been the number of motor vehicle accidents in the Elk Grove area, including a growth in vehicle collisions on Interstate-5 and State Route 99 as they have had to absorb local commuter traffic in addition to the long-distance traffic they carry as central California’s primary north-south routes. A recent crash involving a big rig and two passenger cars a short distance south of Elk Grove causing traffic backups all the way into Sacramento, and particular problems on Franklin Boulevard, where many commuters to the southern edge of Elk Grove exit from I-5. The crash resulted in a vehicle and grass fire that shut down the freeway for more than an hour.
The area has had to experience the double-whammy of both rapid population (and commuter traffic) growth in the last couple decades along with the presence of two major north-south highways — Interstate-5 on the west side of the city and State Route 99 that passes right through the heart of Elk Grove. Additional increases in surface street traffic for Elk Grove has followed additional southward growth in the Florin area of Sacramento, the southern growth areas of Rancho Cordova, and along Bradshaw Road, all of which have pushed more vehicles onto Grant Line Road and into Elk Grove. This is pushing the urgency of the Capital Southeast Connector project to increase traffic capacity along Grant Line — although some believe that the project itself may also further increase traffic demand by making it easier to develop the area.
In general, the number of vehicle accidents in an area will track the area’s population, and as Elk Grove and neighboring areas continue to increase their residential population, the number of motor vehicle collisions in Elk Grove will also continue to rise.
Before the Impact comes to Elk Grove
The Elk Grove Police Department joined forces with the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office to bring Before the Impact prevention program to Elk Grove and citizens throughout Sacramento County.
The program focuses on the impact of making unsafe driving decisions, including driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and distracted driving. The program also focuses on the risk of riding in cars with unsafe drivers. Many times, a passenger’s injuries are greater than that of the distracted or impaired driver.
Elk Grove Motorists Fleeced by cops
I grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and my Grandfather and several Uncles were all cops. I think they were great cops.
A refrain I heard many times in my youth was that a Good cop knows how to “Look and Overlook”.