On June 3, 2020, the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office received thirteen reports relating to looting from law enforcement agencies to review for filing of criminal charges. All events took place in the late evening hours of May 31st to the early morning hours of June 1st. Charges were filed in all of the cases received as follows:
1. At 2:00 a.m., two defendants (one male, one female) were found leaving the Target on Riverside Blvd. with merchandise taken from Target. One of them admitted to the theft. They were both charged with commercial burglary, looting, and resisting arrest.
2. At 1:00 a.m., the male defendant was observed exiting PF Chang’s located at 15th and J St. He was in possession of a bottle of alcohol. He resisted arrest while a large crowd gathered around officers. He was charged with commercial burglary, looting, and resisting arrest.
3. At 1:40 a.m., the female defendant was observed exiting the Capitol Garage restaurant and bar at 1500 K Street with various beverages. She was charged with commercial burglary and looting.
4. At 12:30 a.m., a security guard observed the four defendants (one female, three males) exit Antojo Street Taco Bar at 1535 N Street with bottles of alcohol. The suspects fled when they saw police but were detained soon thereafter. They were in possession of several bottles of alcohol. They were charged commercial burglary, looting, and receiving stolen property.
5. At midnight, several subjects were located inside the Sunrise Mall. One of the female adult suspects admitted to driving six juveniles to the mall. She also admitted that someone broke glass and she went inside. They went to the Vans store, but then heard police and ran. Several boxes of new shoes were found in her trunk. The second suspect was found in a car parked at the mall just outside of the broken glass point of entry. When police arrived, she fled in her car and took police on a three-mile pursuit. Both were charged with commercial burglary, looting, and receiving stolen property. The second suspect was also charged with reckless evasion of a peace officer.
6. A male adult suspect was observed by police exiting the Tri Counties Bank at 801 K Street at 1:00 a.m. with a baseball bat. He was stopped nearby. His backpack contained pills which he admitted he stole from Rite Aid on K Street. He was charged with two counts each of commercial burglary and looting as well as vandalism and receiving stolen property.
7. At 12:00 a.m., a male adult suspect was observed fleeing Walgreens located at 2201 Arden Way. He was stopped nearby and in possession of stolen items. He was charged with commercial burglary, looting, and receiving stolen property.
8. At 2:30 a.m., two male defendants were observed trying to break into Paradyme on 1720 Fulton. They were charged with attempted burglary and attempted looting.
9. At 2:00 a.m., officers were called out to a burglary alarm at a State of California building at 1441 Howe Ave. The STAR helicopter unit observed the male suspect and others throwing rocks at the windows. As patrol officers arrived, the suspects fled. Patrol officers stopped the suspect near the scene. He was charged with attempted burglary, attempted looting, and vandalism.
10. The male adult suspect was observed leaving the Chick-fil-A located at 8104 Cosumnes River Blvd at 2:30 a.m. He was charged with commercial burglary, looting, and resisting arrest.
11. At 2:50 a.m., a male adult suspect and a female adult suspect were observed fleeing a Boost Mobile store located at 6176 Auburn Blvd. Their car drove off as officers approached, reached speeds in excess of 100 mph and ran a red light. An infant was located in a child seat in the rear of the car. They were charged with commercial burglary, looting, reckless evasion of a peace officer, child endangerment, and receiving stolen property.
12. Several people were seen exiting a closed business (Oxford Street) located at 7201 Stockton Blvd at 2:00 a.m. As officers arrived, the three defendants (two males, one female) exited the business carrying assorted merchandise. They were charged with commercial burglary and looting.
13. At approximately 12:30 a.m., multiple people were observed fleeing the CVS pharmacy located at 1701 K Street. As officers arrived, eleven individuals were located either inside or just outside the store, many with stolen property in their possession. They were charged with commercial burglary, looting and receiving stolen property.
As was stated in previous releases, the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office supports every citizen’s right to lawfully exercise their first amendment right to protest, particularly in these painful times. At the same time, we will also zealously prosecute those who choose violence, looting or lawlessness over peaceful protest thereby creating a threat to public safety and the well-being of our community.
*Please Note: Curfew citations are being cited under a city code section, and are being handled by the City Attorney.