Sacramento County foster youth facility riddled with drugs, alcohol

The calls started coming almost immediately. "We have a 16-year-old female who’s bleeding in front of the youth center wearing maroon leggings and a long-sleeved shirt," was one call that came in Jan. 2 this year. "Engine 62, Medic 62, Violent crime assault, 4000 Branch Center Road," came on Feb 4. Roughly a dozen times a month, the scanner would ring out calls from dispatch to Sacramento Metropolitan Fire companies. Calls sending them to the Warren E. Thornton Center. From Aug. 25 of 2022 to April 30 of this year, there were 81 calls to 4000 Branch Center Road. Everything from overdoses to violent attacks to smoke alarms going off due to clouds of marijuana smoke inside the building.