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Los Rios Police Department responds to recent crime incidents

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In light of recent criminal incidents that happened on Oct. 19 and 23, gun violence has now reached campus, making many students and staff members feel unsafe at school, they say.

The crimes that occurred last week involved two separate incidents in which three female students were held at gunpoint by male suspects.

Since the increase of criminal activity on school grounds, the Los Rios Police Department has increased the number of officers on duty, primarily in the evening, said Public Information Officer Kristie West.

“We brought in two additional officers on ‘swing-shift’,” said Police Capt. Christopher Day. “Also, we have brought in two more campus patrol officers, which double the the previous amount of officers and on-campus patrol from two each to four each.”

In addition, the Los Rios Police Department has since been in contact with the Regional Transit department to increase security from 7 to 10 p.m., and have come in contact with district and citywide agencies to work in conjunction to solve future crimes.

“Between jurisdiction based on a memorandum of understanding and shared information amongst departments, assistance from other agencies [Sacramento Police Department] can offer more officers and triage in response to crime,” Day said.

The services provided by the LRPD are also influenced by these factors: the location of the crime, type of emergency and visibility.

Several programs on campus have been implemented to support campus safety. The Emergency Operation Center is overseeing, coordinating and providing support during emergencies. The Action Coordinators for Emergency Survival, headed by Building Coordinator Augustine Chavez, is overseeing building evacuations and general building safety. Also, the Campus Community Emergency Response Team that is comprised of both student and faculty volunteers is assisting first responders with triage, first aid, search and rescue and scene management.

Lt. Dan Broussard of the Los Rios Police Department encouraged students to be attentive to detail when leaving campus during evening hours.

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  1. A Nanny Moose on October 29th, 2015 2:26 pm

    “The crimes that occurred last week involved two separate incidents in which three female students were held at gunpoint by male suspects.”

    Both incidents, going just off the reports, are described as the suspects pulling out a firearm, telling them to get off the phone, and then leaving. Rather bizarre on the face of it. Just guessing, but I’m assuming they refused, and the suspects left as a result.

    “Held at Gunpoint” typically is used to mean that the individuals were detained (held) for a period of time (Usually not just a few moments) with the threat of violence if they were to resist.

    Again, going just off the reports (Its not like I was able to interview the victims, nor would I likely be allowed to), while the last part is certainly fulfilled, the first doesn’t appear to be so. Perhaps some variation of “Threatened” would have been a better option, than “held at gunpoint”?

    Also:

    “In light of recent criminal incidents that happened on Oct. 19 and 23, gun violence has now reached campus, making many students and staff members feel unsafe at school, they say.”

    Violence is described, by Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary (Does anyone use a physical dictionary anymore if they can help it?), as: “the use of physical force to harm someone, to damage property, etc.”

    Using that definition, while the shooting at Sacramento City College was certainly violent, Cosumnes River College has not actually had any Gun Violence.

    For now at least. :/

    Thinking perhaps there was a legal definition being used, every source I could find (Aside from the United Nations, which I wouldn’t use myself) used a similar definition to the above, but wasn’t particularly “Legit” enough for me to want to link. Perhaps it’s one of those things where you need to phrase the search exactly so, or know something of the subject before searching, in order to find what you were looking for. Either way, I found nothing to indicate that the threat of violence, was violence itself, without actual violence to make it such.

    I wonder why we’ve had such an increase in crime here, is it perhaps the new Lightrail connection?

    Not meaning to nitpick, I was very impressed by the tone of the article, it would have been easy to add bias or slant in any number of ways (“We should have had more protection!”, “It’s BLANKs Fault!”), and aside from some potentially not fully accurate word choice (Which I doubt was intended in such a way, considering the rest of the article), there wasn’t anything even close.

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