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2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: Feb. 17-21

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: Feb. 17-21

Looking for records of local police activity? Here’s direct links to the Citrus Heights Police Department’s Daily Incident Logs for Feb. 17 through Feb. 21, 2017:

by · February 22, 2017 · carousel, Police Logs
Police lights, stock photo. // CH Sentinel

CHPD: vehicle pursuit concludes after spike strips deployed on Greenback

Police said a 26-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly leading officers on a slower-than-usual eight-mile pursuit through Citrus Heights that eventually ended on Greenback Lane after spike strips were used to stop the vehicle.

Special Operations Lt. Jason Russo said the incident began shortly after 7 p.m. on Feb. 21 when police received a call about a man with “an open, folded knife,” who was also suspected of…

by · February 22, 2017 · Police
Volunteers serve homeless guests a hot meal at a local church as part of a local winter shelter program. // CH Sentinel

Winter Shelter: churches, volunteers help homeless off Citrus Heights streets

With rain drops falling on a stormy February afternoon, about two dozen homeless men and women began arriving at a temporary “intake center” set up at Messiah Lutheran Church in Citrus Heights.

Familiar “guests” were checked in using simple paper identification cards with a photo, and newcomers were screened for alcohol and drugs before having a picture taken and an ID created…

by · February 22, 2017 · Community, Religion
Citrus Heights police released surveillance images of two suspects sought in connection with a commercial burglary on Lichen Dr. // Images courtesy, CHPD

Police seek help from public to identify Citrus Heights burglary suspects

Citrus Heights police on Tuesday released surveillance images of two suspects sought in connection with the burglary of a business on Lichen Drive, near Antelope Road.

“The theft from the commercial businesses in our community won’t be tolerated,” said Police Lt. Michael Wells in a news release accompanying the surveillance photos Tuesday afternoon. “We hope that the community can assist with identifying these subjects so that we can hold them accountable for this crime…”

by · February 21, 2017 · Police
2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: Feb. 10-16

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: Feb. 10-16

Looking for records of local police activity? Here’s direct links to the Citrus Heights Police Department’s Daily Incident Logs for Feb. 10 through Feb. 16, 2017:

by · February 18, 2017 · Police Logs
Members of the Sacramento Choral Society performed at Sunrise Mall in front of the Macy's store, Thursday. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights News Briefs: choir, power outage, India Oven, old Sylvan, evacuation

Latest local news briefs include a choir performance inside Sunrise Mall, the Citrus Heights Community Center being briefly opened as an evacuation center for Oroville Dam evacuees, a car hitting a power pole on Sylvan Road, updates on the future of Sylvan Middle School, and more.

Public safety briefs: car vs. pole, power outage, arrest–
About 1,500 SMUD customers lost power after a car crashed into a power pole on Sylvan Road Friday evening, according to tweets from the utility district’s official Twitter page. Estimated time of restoration was…

by · February 18, 2017 · Community
Stock photo, typewriter keyboard. // Pixabay

More letters: autism center, ARCO opposition, new WinCo at old Sylvan?

Latest letters-to-the-editor include more comments from readers about potential new uses for the old Sylvan Middle School property and opposition to the proposed new ARCO gas station on Sunrise Boulevard.

Old Sylvan would be good spot for new WinCo Foods–
(RE: Demolition of old Sylvan Middle School underway; what’s next?) I think they should build a Winco Foods at the old Sylvan Middle School site. There’s a small WinCo in Orangevale and…

by · February 18, 2017 · Letters to the Editor
Levi Pierce, was arrested by police in connection with a series of residential burglaries in Citrus Heights. // CH Sentinel

Police make arrest in series of Citrus Heights residential burglaries

Citrus Heights police have announced the arrest of a 23-year-old man believed to be responsible for a series of residential burglaries in the city.

In a news release issued Thursday afternoon, police said the suspect, Levi Pierce, is believed to be tied to 14 burglaries and 11 attempted burglaries, dating back as far as January of last year. Pierce was already on probation for burglary…

by · February 16, 2017 · Police
Artist Ed Chaney demonstrates live painting during the 2016 Hidden Treasures exhibit at Sunrise Mall. // Courtesy, City of Citrus Heights

‘Hidden Treasures’ art show to feature local, Citrus Heights artists at Sunrise Mall

In an effort to showcase and support local artists, the “Hidden Treasures Art Show” will return to Sunrise Mall during the first two weekends in March — this year featuring artwork from more than 30 different Citrus Heights residents.

Hosted each year by the Citrus Heights History and Arts Commission since 2014, this year’s event will be held from 12-5 p.m. on March 4-5th and March 11-12th. Admission for the event is free and open to the public…

by · February 15, 2017 · Community
At least six of the eight candidates running for Citrus Heights city council will participate in a forum at city hall on Sept. 19, 2016. // CH Sentinel

12 boards, committees you didn’t know Citrus Heights council members serve on

Elected members to the Citrus Heights city council are largely known for their role in setting policy and making decisions at the city level, but the five council members also play a role in shaping policy affecting the region.

In January, council members approved appointments for each member to serve on various boards, commissions, and subcommittees…

by · February 15, 2017 · City Hall