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Crime Blotter: May 5-9: Storage Units Ransacked

DA doesn’t file charges in local domestic assault.

Mini cars suffer at Mini Storage

A woman’s storage unit just north of Carmichael was ransacked last Monday.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department report, an unknown number of suspects forced their way into an empty storage unit at Armor Mini Storage in Sacramento around 1 a.m. May 9, and broke through the interior walls into adjacent units, which they then tossed for valuables.

One of the victims, a 37-year-old woman, was initially unable to determine if any property was missing due to the mess left by the burglars. Sheriff's department spokesman Dep. Jason Ramos said she is still trying to figure out what items were taken, but has so far learned that a rolling briefcase and a starter for her remote control cars were stolen.

Teen beat

A pair of teenagers picked the wrong house to break into last weekend.

A 40-year-old Carmichael man caught the two 15-year-olds inside his Parkoaks Drive home the afternoon of May 8 and chased them to the back of his property. He was able to detain one of the youths until sheriff’s officers arrived. The second suspect fled the scene.

Base hit

Sheriff’s deputies discovered base cocaine in a car they pulled over for a traffic violation in Carmichael earlier this month.

According to a sheriff’s report, Keenan Kirksey-Hall was driving his vehicle on a public roadway a little after 1 a.m. May 6 when officers pulled him over at Schuyler Drive and Madison Avenue.

The report says Kirksey-Hall consented to a search of his vehicle and advised officers his driver’s license was suspended. In the car, officers found the off-white chunky powder that resulted in Kirksey-Hall’s arrest. He was arraigned Friday in Sacramento Superior Court on a felony drug possession count, according to online court records.

Drunk fight

A drunken argument on the way home from a bar resulted in one man being arrested and facial bruises for his live-in girlfriend last week.

According to a sheriff’s department report, Thomas Trask, 28, and his 23-year-old girlfriend were driving back to their Kenneth Avenue residence the night of May 5 when the 6-foot-2 Trask allegedly struck his girlfriend in the eye and lip following an argument.

Alcohol played a factor in the argument, revealed spokesman Ramos.

Trask was later arrested on a felony charge of domestic violence and booked at the Main Jail in Sacramento on $70,000 bail.

While Trask was listed as a Sacramento resident, his home is on the border of Fair Oaks and Carmichael.

Ramos described the threshold for making arrests in domestic assault cases, saying “all that is required is either a complaint of pain, or visible sign of injury to one of the parties.”

“If either or both of these are present, even if the victim does not want to cooperate, officers shall make an arrest,” he added. “In this case, the victim both complained of pain and had visible sign of injury.”

The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office didn’t file charges against Trask due to “insufficient evidence,” said spokeswoman Sharon Chow. She did not respond to a follow-up question asking what was insufficient about the evidence.

A Thomas Christopher Trask was sentenced in 2008 to six months in jail on two felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon, according to online court records.

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