Catch and Release

 

By Doc Souza

 

I have been publishing the daily watch summaries from the Elk Grove Police Department for the past two years.  During that time you start to recognize names and faces.  You see a lot of the same names over and over again on the daily watch.

 

One of the most prolific ones is a man named Kemasson Washington.  Over the past year he has 9 arrests for various things. 9 times. Most of those times he was taken to the county jail.  As a society what should do we do with people like this who are arrested over and over and over? Officers arrest them and take them to jail, only to see them back on the streets in a few hours.  In this case, 3 arrests in 5 days for Washington.

 

All these pulled were pulled from the daily watch summary published by the Elk Grove Police Department.

 

June 29, 2017

Time:  0740 hours
Report #: 17-004243
Charges: Elk Grove Blvd. / Waterman Rd.
Location: 6100 block of Demonte Way.
Suspect: WASHINGTON, KEMASSON (BMA, 36, ARRESTED)

S-1 (Elk Grove resident) was arrested for an active warrant then transported to the main jail.

 

July 20, 2017

Time:  1417 hours
Report #: 17-004721
Charges: WARRANT
Location: Laguna Park Dr. / Laguna Villa Way.
Suspect: WASHINGTON, KEMASSON (BMA, 36, ARRESTED)

S-1 (Elk Grove resident) was arrested for an active warrant then transported to the main jail
November 2017

Time:            2245 hours
Report #: 17-007353
Charges: WARRANT
Location: Franklin Blvd. / Tegan Rd.
Suspect:  WASHINGTON, KEMASSON (BMA, 37, ARRESTED)

S-1 (Elk Grove resident) was operating a motor vehicle that was stopped for a vehicle code violation. A records check revealed that S-1 had an active warrant out for his arrest. S-1 was arrested then transported to the main jail.

 

 

January 17, 2018

Time:  0839 hours
Report #: 18-000350
Charges: HS 11364, WARRANT
Location: 9100 block of Big Horn Blvd.
Suspect: WASHINGTON, KEMASSON (BMA, 37, ARRESTED)

S-1 (Elk Grove resident) was contacted during a call for service. A records check revealed S-1 had an active warrant out for his arrest. A search incident to arrest of S-1’s person led to the discovery of narcotic paraphernalia. S-1 was arrested and then transported to the main jail.

 

 

March 10, 2018

 

Time:            1610 hours
Report #:      18-001561
Charges:       WARRANT
Location:       5000 block of Laguna Blvd.
Suspect:  WASHINGTON, KEMASSON (BMA, 37, ARRESTED)

S-1 (Elk Grove resident) was known to officers to have an active warrant out for his arrest. S-1 was contacted in the above area, arrested and then transported to the main jail.

 

June 6, 2018

Time:            0042 hours
Report #:      18-003646
Charges:       PC 602
Location:       5000 block of Laguna Blvd.
Suspect:  WASHINGTON, KEMASSON (BMA, 37, ARRESTED)

S-1 (Elk Grove resident) was arrested for trespassing, issued a citation and released.

Time:            0245 hours
Report #:      18-003702
Charges:       HS 11364
Location:       Elk Grove Blvd. / Elk Grove Florin Rd.
Suspect:  WASHINGTON, KEMASSON (BMA, 37, ARRESTED)

S-1 (Elk Grove resident) was riding a bicycle and stopped for a vehicle code violation. A records check revealed S-1 to be on probation. A probations search of S-1’s person led to the discovery of narcotic paraphernalia. S-1 was arrested, issued and citation and released.

 

June 11, 2018

Time:            1000 hours
Report #:      18-003768
Charges:       PC 529, 602, 1203.2 (A)
Location:       4800 block of Laguna Blvd.
Suspect #1:  WASHINGTON, KEMASSON (BMA, 37, ARRESTED)
Suspect #2:  WATSON, LUKE (WMA, 25, ARRESTED)

Officers responded to a call for service regarding S-1 and S-2 (Elk Grove residents). Upon contact, S-2 initially provided officers with a false name.  A records check revealed both suspects to be on probation. Both suspects were arrested and then transported to the main jail.
June 12, 2018

Time:            1232 hours
Report #:      18-003801
Charges:       HS 11364, PC 602, 1203.2 (A)
Location:       4800 block of Laguna Blvd.
Suspect #1:  WASHINGTON, KEMASSON (BMA, 37, ARRESTED)
Suspect #2:  BAGUBE, JONHAZAEL (HMA, 27, ARRESTED)

Officers responded to a call for service regarding S-1 and S-2 (Elk Grove residents).  A records check revealed both suspects to be on probation.  A probations search of S-2’s property led to the discovery of narcotic paraphernalia. Both suspects were arrested and then transported to the main jail.

8 Comments

  1. Fatandcrabby says:

    Before Governor Ronald Reagan closed all of the mental institutions in California there were places to commit deranged people to. Not so much now.

  2. Ricks says:

    You picked a difficult topic. In this instance it appears they were virtually all drug related. Jail is not going to deter his usage. From the number of arrests, it does not seem he could be employed so his money is coming from his family or friends, the State, or from crime. No reason to conclude he was mentally ill (the reference to Reagan ignores a Supreme Court decision and the fact that the bill he signed was authored by three very liberal legislators. That was when politicians followed the law even if they did not agree with it. That is a different subject, however.) 9 strikes and you are out? Incarceration in this State is economically infeasible due to the rules and regulations laid out by lib legislators and judges. Making the use of drugs legal would seem to lead to the public paying for the drugs or more crime to pay for them and how will that work out? My vote would be to permanently remove them from society based on a vote by a jury of his peers, after three strikes. Contract their incarceration with a State who knows how to control their costs and the political will to continue to do so.

    • Fatandcrabby says:

      Prior to the closures many of the states institutions were used as anonymous (no ID or medical coverage required) short term residential and outpatient Methadone treatment centers (not VA connected) for heroin addicted veterans returning from Vietnam.
      That era was very similar to the current in so much as many addicts were finding themselves opiate dependent with little or no “street wisdom” or survival skills and unaffordable habits to keep satisfied.

  3. Notice where he hangs out, Franklin an EGB?
    That’s the Amherst an Meadowview corner of Laguna Blvd 🙂

  4. Doc,
    What do u think we should do wit em?

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