Police BulletinMotel registry check nets prostitution arrest
A Sacramento woman was arrested for prostitution at about 2:04 a.m. Sept. 16 after a routine registry check at Motel 6 in the 5100 block of Hopyard Road, according to police reports.
Police regularly check license plates at the motel parking lot and the names of those registered for outstanding arrest warrants. In this case, a check of the motel's registry turned up a probation violation for Amber Christine McCains, 26, who had a prior prostitution arrest.
The new prostitution arrest was made after police found an ad soliciting sex for money that had been posted on a website.
In other police reports:
* Glasses and frames worth a total of $15,000 were reported stolen from Hom Optometry in the 5600 block of Gibraltar Drive. In all, 250 pairs of prescription glasses were taken, along with $50 cash. Entry was gained through prying open the rear emergency entrance; the report was filed at about 10:18 a.m. Sept. 14.
* Mohammad Dawud Nayl, 40, of Richmond was arrested at about 5:09 p.m. Sept. 15 in the 4500 block of Rosewood Drive for felony shoplifting in the attempted theft of clothes valued at $140 from Kohl's. After he was taken into custody, he was arrested for paraphernalia possession, a parole violation and attempting to smuggle methamphetamine into Santa Rita Jail in his socks.
* A check for $1,500 was reported stolen on Sept. 14 in the 1100 block of Navalle Court. A trust fund check had been mailed to the daughter of the resident but never arrived. J.P. Morgan Chase reported the check had been cashed.
* A resident of the 3600 block of Portsmouth Court reported on Sept. 18 that her debit card number had been used to make 13 charges totaling about $1,200 over a 10-day period.
* Two hundred dollars in cash was reported stolen from a wallet at the Law Offices of Toby, Sherman and Doyle in the 4300 block of Hacienda Drive after a suspicious man was discovered inside the offices in a place not open to the public. The theft was reported at 9:32 a.m. Sept. 13.
* Three counterfeit $20 bills were accepted by a Motel 6 employee, according to a report filed at about 10:45 a.m. Sept. 15. It was unknown who had passed the fake bills.
* A Sept. 14 auto burglary in the 5300 block of Hopyard Road netted a $2,000 laptop computer, a $350 iPhone and a $60 Swiss Army backpack. The incident occurred between 5:15 and 6:45 p.m.
* A flat screen TV valued at $500 was stolen in a commercial burglary at Big O Tires in the 3600 block of Washington Street, reported at 10:08 p.m. Sept. 15. The front door of the business has been smashed in.
* China worth $160, a $150 desk, 500 miscellaneous movies and CDs, and a CD holder were taken from a garage in a burglary at a home in the 3800 block of Vineyard Avenue. The incident was reported at about 2:15 p.m. Sept. 16. There was no sign of forced entry.
* A Sept. 13 garage burglary in the 3600 block of Andrews Drive netted dog seat covers valued at $150, a $100 tent and an $80 stepladder, along with two pillows and a comforter worth $50, $40 tennis shoes, a $30 umbrella stand, a $10 plastic tub and 10 picture frames worth $10; there was no sign of forced entry in the burglary, reported at about 6:52 a.m.
* A Sept. 14 residential burglary netted mail but nothing else from an apartment in the 500 block of St. John Street. A kitchen window was broken and a screen pulled off in the burglary, reported at 11:28 a.m.
Under the law, those arrested are considered innocent until convicted.