Articles by: Citrus Heights Sentinel

Missy Robertson, of Citrus Heights, was featured on NBC's "The Voice" in March. // Credit: NBC

Citrus Heights News Briefs: local talent, drug arrest, job fair, book drop

Latest news briefs include a Citrus Heights singer hitting national TV, local officers competing in a 120-mile relay race, a large-scale book donation drop at the Sayonara Center, and a Citrus Heights woman being arrested after mistakenly texting the wrong number for a drug deal.

Local Talent: Citrus Heights singer leaves NBC show ‘The Voice’–
Singer-songwriter Missy Robertson, of Citrus Heights, was voted off NBC’s “The Voice” on Monday, according to a Sacramento Bee article. Though no longer on the show, her performance impressed the…

by · March 25, 2017 · Community
2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: carjacking, stolen oil, transients… (Mar. 16-23)

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: carjacking, stolen oil, transients… (Mar. 16-23)

Latest Citrus Heights police logs in March include reports of a carjacking outside a church food closet, thieves reportedly stealing motor oil from a preschool on Old Auburn Road, a mob of panhandling transients on Greenback Lane, and a trio of knife-throwers outside an apartment complex.

The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins, from March 16 to March 23, 2017:

by · March 25, 2017 · Police Logs
Citrus Heights Police Department 2016 annual report, slide 5. // Source, CHPD

Statistics & Slides: Citrus Heights Police Chief Annual Report (March 9, 2017)

The latest annual report from the Citrus Heights Police Department was delivered to the city council on March 9 by Police Chief Ron Lawrence, covering crime and collision statistics, as well as crime reduction strategies and goals for 2017.

A copy of the 13-slide presentation was requested by The Sentinel and provided by Police Chief Ron Lawrence. It is included in its entirety below…

by · March 25, 2017 · Police
Sylvan Ranch Community Garden is located at the corner of Sylvan and Stock Ranch roads in Citrus Heights.

Organic garden in Citrus Heights to host 4th annual plant sale

The all-organic Sylvan Ranch Community Garden in Citrus Heights will host its 4th annual plant sale next month, with organizers inviting the public to pick up a plant or two to help support the nearly two-acre garden project.

According to a news release from the Garden sent out this week, the plant sale will feature “hundreds of sustainably grown, organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers,” that were all grown from seed over the winter in an on-site greenhouse…

by · March 24, 2017 · Community
Citrus Heights police arrested Kyle Sroka, 29, on charges of attempted homicide Tuesday. // Courtesy, CHPD

Shooting: police arrest Citrus Heights man on attempted murder charges

A 29-year-old man was arrested by Citrus Heights police Tuesday on suspicion of attempted murder, officials said in a news release late Wednesday afternoon.

Just before 10 p.m. on March 21, police said officers responded to a call regarding a man being shot at a residence on the 7000 block of Circlet Way, near Winlock Avenue and Van Maren Lane. Upon arrival, officers…

by · March 22, 2017 · Police
County Supervisor Sue Frost was elected in Nov. 2016 to represent District 4, which includes Citrus Heights.

Supervisor Frost: Do we really need another transportation tax?

Guest opinion by County Supervisor Sue Frost–
Soon after I got sworn into office, I issued a survey to our community to help me evaluate and improve our services based on what you want to see. The survey is now closed, and with over 2,500 total responses and 300 responses from Citrus Heights alone, conclusions based on the data can now be made.

To me, the most important question on the survey was the question relating to budget priorities. In Citrus Heights, as well as every other community within my district, the number two priority is transportation/roads…

by · March 22, 2017 · Community Voices
Annual report: overall crime up 4% in Citrus Heights

Annual report: overall crime up 4% in Citrus Heights

Motor vehicle theft, aggravated assault, and arson all saw at least double-digit increases in Citrus Heights during 2016, while robbery and homicides saw double-digit drops, according to the latest annual crime report delivered to council members by Police Chief Ron Lawrence earlier this month.

The annual report used crime data from “Part 1” of the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program, which tracks eight categories of crimes that are broken down into property crimes and persons crimes. Property crimes include burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson, and persons crimes include homicide, rape, robbery, and…

by · March 19, 2017 · Police
Jems Berry, an 8-year-old student at Carriage Drive Elementary in Citrus Heights is sworn in during a citizenship ceremony, Thursday. // Courtesy, USCIS

Citrus Heights News Briefs: citizenship ceremony, DUI checkpoint results, art show success

Latest local news briefs include results from a Saint Patrick’s Day DUI and drivers license checkpoint held on Greenback Lane, an 8-year-old receiving his citizenship certificate with plenty of fan-fare at a Citrus Heights school, record-breaking attendance reported for the Hidden Treasures art show at Sunrise Mall, and more.

8-year-old Citrus Heights student receives citizenship during school ceremony–
A third-grader at Carriage Drive Elementary in Citrus Heights received his citizenship certificate in a ceremony held during a school assembly Thursday. Eight-year-old Jems Berry, who was born in the Philippines, became a citizen…

by · March 19, 2017 · Community
CHPD: man killed after vehicle hits utility pole on Greenback Lane

CHPD: man killed after vehicle hits utility pole on Greenback Lane

Police said a 62-year-old driver was killed Saturday morning after his vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole on Greenback Lane. The collision marks the third fatality on Citrus Heights roadways in 2017.

In a news release issued Saturday evening, Officer Anthony Boehle said police were dispatched to the 6200 block of Greenback Lane around 1:45 a.m. and found the vehicle had collided with the pole. The driver, the vehicle’s sole occupant, was pronounced dead at the scene by Metro Fire personnel.

by · March 18, 2017 · Police
A rendering of the proposed new ARCO in Citrus Heights, as seen from Sunrise Boulevard. // Image courtesy, Barghausen Consulting

Letters: ARCO protests, future of Sylvan Corners, Movie Grill?

Latest letters from the community discuss the controversial proposal to build an ARCO gas station and car wash on Sunrise Boulevard, as well as offer more ideas for the now-demolished middle school property at Sylvan Corners.

Sylvan Corners needs a market that residents can walk to–
I have been in Citrus Heights since the late 1970’s and the one thing I miss most is having a market I can walk to for groceries. The last market to leave was Tom Thumb Market at Antelope and Sunrise. I believe…