Articles by: Citrus Heights Sentinel

A 72-year-old man gives a thumbs up photo with three officers who assisted him after his car ran out of gas and was burglarized. // Courtesy, CHPD

CHPD officers praised for aiding 72-year-old driver; arresting 3 burglars

It’s late at night. Your vehicle runs out of gas and you pull to the side of the road. Some helpful officers take you to your home to get a gas can, but meanwhile your disabled vehicle has its side window smashed in and three burglars begin rummaging through your belongings.

That’s what Citrus Heights police said happened to a 72-year-old man this week near the intersection of Garfield and Verner Avenue…

by · June 10, 2017 · Police
Sunrise Boulevard was packed with people Saturday morning for Citrus Heights' 16th annual Red, White & Blue Parade

Citrus Heights’ Red, White & Blue parade set for June 24

The sidewalks along Sunrise Boulevard will once again be lined with parade-watchers as the city’s 2017 Red, White & Blue Parade takes place on June 24.

The Saturday parade is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and will travel along Sunrise Boulevard, starting just north of Madison Avenue and ending near Greenback Lane at the Sunrise Mall. The parade will be followed by a Summer Kick Off event outside Sunrise Mall that will include a classic car show, food trucks, a kids zone and watermelon, pie, and chicken-wing eating contests…

by · June 10, 2017 · Community
Arcade Creek Park Preserve in Citrus Heights, file photo. // CH Sentinel

Love nature? Here’s the top 20 scenic spots to enjoy in Citrus Heights

The City of Citrus Heights unveiled its latest “Top 20” list for the month of June, featuring a community-generated compilation of the top natural scenic spots to enjoy in the city.

Various parks in the city make up roughly half the list, with other popular picks including Calvary Cemetery Vineyard on Verner Avenue and the historic Rusch Home garden on Antelope Road…

by · June 10, 2017 · carousel, Community
Suspects Winston Sims, right, and Michael Romias, left, were arrested by Citrus Heights police detectives.

Citrus Heights detectives arrest two suspects; drugs and handgun seized

In a narcotics sales arrest announced Friday night, Citrus Heights police said two suspects were arrested along with the seizure of a loaded handgun and drugs.

Police said detectives with the Citrus Heights Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit made contact with the suspects in a vehicle on the 6000 block of Greenback Lane and arrested Winston Anthony Sims, 34, and Michael Anthony Romias, 25.

by · June 9, 2017 · Police
Suspect Lonnie Scott Schaefer, 28. // Courtesy, Sacramento County Sheriff's Dept.

Citrus Heights SWAT team assists in arresting fire station burglary suspect

Police said a 28-year-old man suspected of committing multiple burglaries at area fire stations, including one in Citrus Heights, was arrested Monday with the help of Citrus Heights SWAT officers.

Sgt. Jason Baldwin said residents near Raintree Drive and Auburn Boulevard would have seen a heavy police presence Monday morning as deputies from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department and the Citrus Heights Police Department’s SWAT team took suspect Lonnie Scott Schaefer into custody from a home on…

by · June 7, 2017 · Police
Household hazardous waste. Stock photo, Citrus Heights Sentinel

Free hazardous waste drop-off set for June 10 in Citrus Heights

Got some household chemicals or other hazardous waste you think might not be good to put in the trash or down the sink?

On June 10, Citrus Heights residents will have another opportunity to dispose of hazardous items like paint, cleaning supplies, vehicle batteries and fluorescent light bulbs, at a free household hazardous waste drop-off event behind Sunrise Mall.

by · June 7, 2017 · Community
Thousands of residents and community members showed up to celebrate Citrus Heights' 20th birthday during a June 3 block party at Van Maren Park. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights celebrates 20 years of cityhood with massive block party, music

Thousands of residents, community members, vendors and dignitaries packed Van Maren Park and a closed-off section of Stock Ranch Road near city hall on Saturday for a block party to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Citrus Heights becoming a city.

A classic car show took up a section of Stock Ranch Road, followed by a long line of vendor booths and a beer garden set up in Van Maren Park — along with a live music stage that featured performances by the Boys of Summer Eagles Tribute Band and 1970’s pop-rock band Pablo Cruise. Food trucks and a…

Vanessa Sanchez, 18, of Citrus Heights. // Credit: Union City Police Department

Citrus Heights teen arrested in connection with Bay Area robbery

A Citrus Heights teen has been arrested in connection with a Bay Area robbery and is charged with second-degree robbery, assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury, criminal threats and conspiracy.

On Friday, multiple Bay Area news outlets reported the arrest of five suspects — which included 18-year-old Vanessa Sanchez, of Citrus Heights, and a San Jose State University basketball player…

by · June 3, 2017 · Police
2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: road rage, naked neighbors, skate park assault

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: road rage, naked neighbors, skate park assault

Latest Citrus Heights police logs include a road rage incident at Sunrise Boulevard and Old Auburn Road, an assault and arrest at Rusch Skatepark, and an ongoing problem with a neighbor allegedly exposing himself at his front door.

The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins, from May 26 to June 1, 2017:

by · June 3, 2017 · Police Logs
A Memorial Day Ceremony at Sylvan Cemetery began with a solemn march through the graveyard, led by Citrus Heights police motorcycles and CHPD's Honor Guard. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights News Briefs: Memorial Day, bar license revoked, Chipotle fraud

Latest local news briefs include a credit card security breach affecting the Citrus Heights Chipotle restaurant, a local bar losing its alcohol license, and a Memorial Day ceremony held to honor the fallen at Sylvan Cemetery.

KCRA: Inferno Bar and Grill loses alcohol license after investigation, arrests–
In a news report on Friday, KCRA 3 said the Inferno Sports Bar and Grill in Citrus Heights had its alcohol license revoked by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control on June 1. The bar, located on the outskirts of the city at 5948 Auburn Blvd., has been closed since 2016 after authorities said undercover ABC agents were able to…

by · June 3, 2017 · Business, Community