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Sheriff's Department Upped Weekend Patrols After Jessica's Death

Extra patrols at Rosemont parks and schools will end this weekend.

For the last month, Rosemont residents near a park or school may have noticed an extra police presence on Friday and Saturday nights.

That's because the head of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department's East Division, which includes Rosemont, assigned an extra team of two officers to the area on those nights over the past four weeks.

Capt. Rosanne Richeal, who also serves as Rancho Cordova's Chief of Police, said the extra patrols were assigned "basically, to be a presence" and to see if they could learn anything new about Jessica Funk-Haslam's homicide or .

They were unable to learn any new information about either incident, and the extra enforcement will end this weekend, Richeal said.

"I have a tight budget to manage; however, I also have the discretion to direct resources in manner I deem necessary for the sake of public safety," she said in a later email.

But the patrols weren't completely in vain. The following are some of the activities they participated in, according to Richeal:

Vehicle stops: 4
Suspicious person stops: 69
Schools patrolled: 20+
Parks patrolled: 30+
Businesses patrolled: 25
Arrests: 4
Citation: 1
Assists of regular patrol officers: 8

Harold April 28, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Glad you are okay. Its too bad someone just didn't shoot them. This is why I always have a weapon handy anymore. Ever since I had less than desirable people approach me and start to come into my garage when I was working. My dog, also warned me of their presence.
Sara April 28, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Does anyone know what happend last night at 2am? I heard 2 large booms followed by an alarm going off and the sound of glass breaking Not sure what is was but my mom heard it also and she lives about 8 blocks or more from me so it was very loud.
Cody Kitaura April 30, 2012 at 03:27 PM
That's definitely a scary situation, Julie. Is that the first time something like that has happened?
Cody Kitaura April 30, 2012 at 03:28 PM
Sara, can you give me any other information on where this happened? I can check into it.
J.DiMaggio April 30, 2012 at 06:26 PM
I live right next to rosemont community park where Jessica was killed. I didnt even notice the extra patrol after the first week or two. I hope they get this killer off the streets soon and it doesnt turn into a cold case!

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