Sacramento police welcomed the month of September on Sunday with adolescent home invaders and scissors-wielding Dumpster divers.
Around midnight, a Valley Hi-North Laguna resident woke up on his couch to discover two youths jacking jewels in his home. The suspects, described as between 13 and 15 years old, allegedly threatened the victim before escaping.
Around 1:30 a.m., a 40-year-old parolee digging through trash cans at the Mercy Learning Center aroused the suspicions of private security patrolling the complex. According to Sacramento Police Department logs, security guards detained Anthony Wayne Broadway, despite his being armed with a pair of scissors. Broadway was jailed on a parole violation.
Several hours later, a man with a much bigger blade surrendered quietly when officers confronted him in south Sacramento. The unidentified suspect laid a machete down when asked, logs say.
Police capped off the weirdness around 10 p.m., when they arrested a man who was seen tipping over bus-stop benches near Stockton Boulevard.