By Rob Parsons/ADcrimebeat

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Loma Rica man accused of raping minor

Feb 21, 2013

A Loma Rica man was jailed Wednesday, accused of raping a 16-year-old girl in January. Trevor John Bensburg was booked into the Yuba County Jail on $100,000 bail on suspicion of rape and unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. Bensburg, 21, raped...

No-contest plea in Yuba County clubbing case

Feb 20, 2013

A Rackerby man pleaded no contest Wednesday to clubbing his uncle with a baseball bat last month. William Carl Allen Webb struck a deal with Yuba County prosecutors and was sentenced to serve 100 days in jail and two years of probation, according to...

Car thefts skyrocket, but why is a mystery

Feb 19, 2013

Less than two months into the new year, vehicle theft reports are on pace to break records in Marysville and Yuba City. Since Jan. 1, Marysville police have taken 19 stolen vehicle reports, compared to just five over the same period in 2012, said...

18-year-old arrested after Live Oak foot chase

Feb 19, 2013

A Live Oak teen was arrested on Monday after a foot chase through Live Oak with Sutter County sheriff’s deputies. Wesley R. Hughes, 18, was most likely under the influence of methamphetamine while knocking on a door around 6:30 p.m. in the 2600...

Motorcyclist goes on high-speed chase through Linda

Feb 19, 2013

A Dobbins man is behind bars in Yuba County, a day after leading officers on a drunken 95-mph chase through Linda on a motorcycle, the California Highway Patrol said. Johnnie Ray Bunch II, 39, tried to outrun the CHP and Yuba County sheriff’s...

Yuba City man, 23, ID’d as victim of apparent drowning

Feb 19, 2013

A 23-year-old Yuba City man has been identified as the victim of an apparent drowning Monday in the Feather River. Jay Saner died at Rideout Memorial Hospital on Monday afternoon after he was pulled from the river near the Sutter County Airport, the...

Flashlight assault leads to shots fired in Linda

Feb 19, 2013

A Linda woman was arrested Monday after randomly firing a handgun into the air. Angela Lynn Powell told the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department she was struck in the head with a large flashlight at about 4 p.m., then went outside a home on Dodson...

Man who brandished knife at motorcyclists sought

Feb 19, 2013

Yuba County Sheriff’s deputies said they are looking for a shaggy-haired man who leapt out of a bush Monday afternoon near the river bottoms and brandished a large knife at several people riding motorcycles. No injuries were reported, and no...

Yuba City stabbing suspect scheduled for court today

Feb 19, 2013

A Yuba City man is scheduled to make his first appearance today in Sutter County Superior Court, facing possible charges of attempted murder and battery. James Spradley was arrested Thursday after he stabbed a 26-year-old Yuba City man in the arm...

‘One nation’ performs at Marysville Pow Wow

Feb 17, 2013

Joelle Rocha tapped softly in the Marysville Pow Wow dance arena Saturday afternoon, her delicate Jingle Dance regalia jangled as the 10-year-old Sacramento girl danced. "It's a healing dance," Joelle explained. "Every day, they put a jingle on the...



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