On Friday night, the Marines’ 3rd Aircraft Wing announced that Capt. John Sax, 33, was killed when his MV-22B tiltrotor aircraft crashed near Glamis. He was one of two pilots on board during a training session. Four other marines were also killed in the crash. Sax and another Marine Captain were piloting the craft when the Osprey went down during training in a remote area in Imperial County about 115 miles east of San Diego and about 50 miles from Yuma, Arizona. The Marines were based at Camp Pendleton and assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 364 of Marine Aircraft Group 39; part of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing headquartered at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego. Sax, who grew up in the Granite Bay and Roseville areas of Placer County, is the son of Steve Sax, who played 13 seasons as a second baseman most notably for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The elder Sax was born in West Sacramento and resides in the capital region. The Osprey, a hybrid airplane and helicopter, flew in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan by the Marines, the Navy, and the Air Force, but has been criticized by some as unsafe. For the Marines, the aircraft is used to transport personnel, equipment, and supplies. It is designed to take off like a helicopter, rotate its propellers to a horizontal position and cruise like an airplane, allowing it to be deployed from small expeditionary airfields, as well as ships.
A Carmichael resturant fire Sunday morning is now being investigated by CalFire officials as suspected Arson. Elena’s Kitchen and Catering reported as a fire location at 3:15 a.m. which caused a colipase of an awning and was extinguished after 9 a.m. This fire is the second incident at this location off Madison Avenue and is reported by Metro fire as a separate start, which is now investigated as deliberate. The building burned last Thursday and is under investigation.
Roseville Police reporting that a single person was injured and taken to a local hospital Saturday night from a knife stabbing incident at Sun Splash water park. The incident is under investigation. The victim was reported being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Votes are still being counted in Sacramento County that will decide the DA and Sheriff positions for the county. Early results have Prosecutor Thien Ho ahead of DA Attorney Ann Marie Schubert and Assemblyman Jim Cooper ahead to be sheriff.