Category Archives: Syndicated Local

Convenience Store ATM Theft Caught On Video

RANCHO CORDOVA (CBS13) – Thieves used a truck to smash through the front of Rancho Cordova convenience store and steal the ATM inside. Around 4 a.m. Thursday, thieves drove their pickup truck to the Chevron gas station on Folsom Boulevard, near Routier Road, according to a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department statement. Surveillance video shows the thieves backing their truck through the glass windows of the storefront before putting a strap around the ATM and dragging it away. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.

Loveland Pass Remains Closed Due To Clean Up From Snow Slide

By Chris Spears DENVER (CBS4) – Highway 6 remained closed Thursday morning after a snow slide on the east side of Loveland Pass late Wednesday. Mx1 FS 4 Loveland Pass Remains Closed Due To Clean Up From Snow Slide Crews from CDOT had to wait for Thursday’s sunrise to perform avalanche mitigation work along the highway. Avalanche danger ranges from moderate to considerable across most of Colorado’s high country. Meteorologist Chris Spears travels weekly in the CBS4 Mobile Weather Lab reporting about Colorado’s weather and climate. Check out his bio, connect with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @ChrisCBS4.

Plan To Charge For Parking At Eldora Mountain Resort Scrapped

NEDERLAND, Colo. (CBS4) – Eldora Mountain Resort is backing off of a plan to charge for parking in its lots on busy ski days. The plan would have instituted a $20 fee for cars with fewer than three people inside.
eldora ski resort Plan To Charge For Parking At Eldora Mountain Resort Scrapped

Eldora (credit: CBS)

The fee system that was floated would have been put in place on weekends, holidays and other peak days. After getting what it described as “impassioned feedback,” staff have decided to stick with the free parking that current exists at the Boulder County ski area.

One For The Record Books? Illinois Hunter Shoots Possibly Largest Buck Ever In United States

(CBS) — A hunter in Williamson County may have shot the largest buck ever in the United States. Keith Szableswki from Johnston City shot the buck during the first days of shotgun season in mid-November, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources reports. If it becomes certified, the 51 point buck would break the current record,  set in 2016 by a 27-year-old farmer from Gallatin, Tennessee. According to USA TODAY, Stephen Tucker shot a 47-point buck with a muzzleloader. The points will officially be scored by a panel of judges in July in Peoria, Farm Week Now reports. Szablewski, a 29-year law enforcement veteran, has been deer hunting for four years, Farm Week Now reported.

Teenage Suspect Dead After Active Shooter Incident At School In Richmond, Indiana

CHICAGO (CBS) — A teenage suspect is dead, after an active shooter situation was reported Thursday morning at a middle school in Richmond, Indiana. Indiana State Police said the suspect was the only one wounded in the shooting at Dennis Middle School. The teenage suspect was dead.

Richmond Community Schools officials said all schools in the district were locked down as a result of the shooting. Students at Dennis Middle School were being taken to Richmond High School, where parents can pick them up.

Details on the shooting were not immediately available. Richmond, Indiana, is about 70 miles east of Indianapolis, along the Indiana-Ohio border.

Deputy And 2 Others Killed In 3-Car Crash In Southern Colorado

VALDEZ, Colo. (CBS4) – A driver, a child and a deputy are dead after a three car crash in Las Animas County. Officials with the Colorado State Patrol say the crash happened Wednesday night on Highway 12 east of Valdez.

crash 1 Deputy And 2 Others Killed In 3 Car Crash In Southern Colorado

Las Animas County deputies were in two patrol cars responding to call at approximately 8 p.m. when both crashed into someone’s car headed in the opposite direction. The driver of that car died on scene. A child was also in that car and died on the way to the hospital.

One deputy was killed in the crash. Two others are hurt.

The highway reopened Thursday morning.

The names of the victims haven’t been released.

Police Seek Driver In West Loop Hit-And-Run

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police are searching for the driver who seriously injured a pedestrian in a hit-and-run last week in the West Loop. Around 10:45 p.m. Friday, a dark-colored Dodge Charger headed east on Washington Boulevard hit a 59-year-old pedestrian who was crossing the road at Clinton Street.
West Loop Hit And Run Police Seek Driver In West Loop Hit And Run

Surveillance image of a Dodge Charger that struck a pedestrian at the intersection of Washington and Clinton on Dec. 7, 2018. (Source: Chicago Police)

The driver kept going, leaving the victim seriously injured. Police said the Dodge Charger, which had tinted windows, might have front-end damage near the passenger’s side.

Indiana Police Chief Accused Of Harassment Faces Calls To Resign

CHICAGO (CBS) — Calls continue for the top cop in St. John, Indiana, to step down over allegations of harassment. At a rally Wednesday night, residents and current and retired police officers called for St. John Police Chief James Kveton to resign over what they call a culture of fear in the department. Kveton has been accused of assaulting an officer, and penalizing officers who failed to meet ticket quotas. Five officers went to the City Clerk and several patrolmen have contacted CBS 2, all with identical stories about harassment and fear and a quota for the number of tickets issued each day. “People are afraid of losing their jobs,” said Corporal Steven Rudzinski of the St. John Police Department. “We have officers with years on that are applying with other departments.” Rudzinski says one of his fellow officers was allegedly battered when he was called into Police Chief James Kveton’s office for failing turn in his time sheet. “The chief had words with him and battered him,” Rudzinski said. The officer says Kveton slapped him. One officer tells CBS 2 he could hear it from the hall. The St. John Clerk’s office and town council are investigating the allegations. Kveton has yet to respond to interview requests.

Multimillion Dollar Bay Area Estate Heads to Auction Block To Lure Chinese Buyers

WOODSIDE (KPIX 5) – After 7 years of going on and off the market, a multi-million dollar estate in Woodside is going up for auction, ready for an international audience. “Traditionally, we think in our minds that an auction is a distress sale. That’s not the case here,” said Intero Real Estate agent Kim Connor. “It’s a sense of urgency to determine when the property will sell, so it brings people to the table in a different format.” Connor has listed the home for $16.9 million. The seller is relocating to La Jolla, so she partnered with Concierge Auctions, which is handling the sale, to fast forward the marketing time. For the first time, the company is holding a live auction in Hong Kong to target Chinese buyers. “We think this will be a really interesting way to engage the buyers across Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing,” said Erica Fox, Project Sales Manager with Concierge Auctions. “When we had been showing this property across China during our very recent marketing tour in China, they were very intrigued by this property.” The 12,000-square foot, 4 bedroom, 6 bathroom estate features a formal dining room, gourmet kitchen, theater room, gym, guest house and a 13,000-bottle wine cellar. It sits on more than three acres of land at 700 Kings Mountain Road in Woodside. Bidding starts online on December 14th and ends December 19th. Concierge auctions expects more than 100 people to attend in Hong Kong. Bidders will consider 18 properties around the world. There is no reserve, which means the Woodside house will sell to the highest bidder–no matter what the final number ends up being. Real estate agents anticipate opening bids between $5 to $9 million. There are already a few preregistered bidders. “When a property’s been on the market for awhile, people think, ‘Oh, I’ll get around to it, or maybe I’ll go see it,’ or something like that,” said Connor. Connor says part of the reason she believes the home had trouble getting off the market was the drastic fluctuations in price. It may have confused potential buyers. The property is the latest ultra-luxury home to go to auction in recent years. This month, Concierge Auctions is auctioning 20 homes, including five in California. In total, they auctioned 110 properties this year. In 2019, they will do triple that with 360 homes. “I think when people live inside a property, especially a trophy property like this, they’re very private. And so, opening the doors to people all the time, there’s a lot of people that just like to look. But the auction changes that; it’s people that are coming in that are interested, truly interested, which is very refreshing,” said Connor.

Caught On Camera: Thieves Siphoning Diesel From Truck

SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) — Siphoning diesel fuel is becoming a real problem for some businesses that park its trucks outside. “It’s real bad especially with fuel right now it’s really expensive,” said one worker. For each trip, a trucker will spend a few hundred dollars to fill up. “I’m responsible for everything that goes on in the truck,” said Mia Michaels of Sacramento. Even if thieves are siphoning their fuel. “It’s expensive,” she said. That’s exactly what crooks are doing at Business Park off of Interstate 80. READ: ‘The Claw’ Falls Behind On Leaf Pickup In Sacramento “It happens all the time people just come on by and stop by the trucks and just take the fuel and leave,” said another worker Wednesday night. Cell phone video got a quick glimpse of the two men inside a pickup truck and in the back, a large tank with a pump. “It’s like 100-gallon tank,” one trucker pointed out. “About three or $400.” The thieves are making off with at least a few hundred dollars daily. “Almost every night,” said one worker. The trucks are parked and gas caps are locked, but it’s not stopping the thieves. “They just break them and cut them,” one employee pointed out. ALSO: Rocklin Resident Shot And Killed Aggressive Dog With Legally-Possessed Firearm Employees say they do not stop even a warning alarm sounding “you are under surveillance” goes off. “Just police. Police have to stop them, we can’t do anything,” a worker said. Drivers say it’s all part of the job, which is why they’re always on high alert. “People don’t realize that when we park our trucks those cameras are still going,” Michaels said. Now employees are hoping more videos will help deter these diesel suckers.