Police avoid biting attacks, hatchet job during Sunday Sacramento patrol

“I’ma bite your hand!”

As the great Oakland poet MC Hammer never said, “Stop! It’s hammer-crime.”

Sacramento police contended with weird weaponry while on patrol Sunday, avoiding subjects’ teeth, hammers and hatchets.

Around 2:30 p.m. on the 7500 block of Titian Parkway in the southern district, a woman who was being placed in custody on charges of violating a restraining order attempted to bite an officer’s hand, according to Sacramento Police Department logs. Linda Blackwell, 55, was booked into jail for the attempted assault, as well as the restraining order violation and another charge.

Five hours later, police were called to the intersection of Meadowview Road and Henrietta Drive to deal with a man waving a hatchet at passing cars. When officers arrived, the man, identified as 48-year-old Jamie Sandoval, had the weapon tucked in his belt, logs say. While he dropped the cleaver when asked, police say Sandoval first walked away, then charged an officer. A conductive energy device—basically a Taser—dropped Sandoval and he was taken into custody.

Later that night, a robbery victim at a central city motel successfully fought off a hammer-wielding suspect before police arrived. Officers were able to detain a man found wandering 53rd Avenue with a flashlight that was initially reported to be a Taser. The subject was hospitalized for evaluation.

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