Articles by: Citrus Heights Sentinel

Several inches of water build up around a drain behind a church on Mariposa Avenue, Tuesday. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights: storm results in fallen trees, collisions & minor flooding

Winter storms from a pair of “atmospheric rivers” brought gusts of high winds and over five inches of rain to the Sacramento area this week, resulting in several trees falling onto Citrus Heights roadways, an increase in vehicle collisions, and minor flooding on some local streets.

Police Lt. Jason Russo said the city faced “pretty mild” storm conditions compared to some parts of the county that saw evacuations and several feet of flooding, but he confirmed at least three fallen trees temporarily blocked streets in Citrus Heights this week…

by · January 11, 2017 · Community
CHPD: Juvenile suspects arrested after two robberies at gunpoint

CHPD: Juvenile suspects arrested after two robberies at gunpoint

Citrus Heights police announced the arrest of several juveniles on Tuesday afternoon, following reported robberies of both a pizza delivery driver and another victim at gunpoint.

In a news release, Lt. Jason Russo said police responded to a robbery occurring near Fesler Court around 8 p.m. on Monday, involving a pizza delivery driver. The court is located about a half-mile away from the intersection of Antelope Road…

by · January 10, 2017 · Police
Citrus Heights Police Logs: Dec. 29 – Jan. 4, 2017

Citrus Heights Police Logs: Dec. 29 – Jan. 4, 2017

Looking for records of local police activity? Here’s direct link to the Citrus Heights Police Department’s Daily Incident Logs for Dec. 29, 2016 through Jan. 4, 2017:

by · January 7, 2017 · Police Logs
A still image from video surveillance at a Citrus Heights residence appears to show a package theft suspect looking straight into the camera. // Courtesy,

Citrus Heights News Briefs: theft, babies, dancing, hearings, little league

Latest local news briefs include another package theft suspect caught on camera, a Citrus Heights couple ringing in the new year with the first birth of the region, local ballroom dancing, little league registration, and several upcoming hearings on development projects in the city.

Citrus Heights couple welcomes new year with first baby in region–
At 12:26 a.m. on Jan. 1, a Citrus Heights couple became the first to welcome a newborn in the Sacramento region, according to…

by · January 7, 2017 · Community
At least six police vehicles were observed responding to a multi-vehicle injury collision on Sylvan Road near Community Drive, Saturday. // CH Sentinel

Multi-vehicle injury collision on Sylvan Road sends two to hospital

At least half a dozen police SUVs responded to the scene of a collision on Sylvan Road which sent one driver to the hospital with a possible broken bone on Saturday, police said.

Sgt. Eric Dias said police received a call just after 11 a.m. on Saturday, reporting a two-car collision on Sylvan Road at Community Drive across from the Veteran’s Center. He said both drivers were transported to the hospital, with one “complaint of pain, and the second with a possible broken…

by · January 7, 2017 · Police
Citrus Heights residents fill up bags with sand at a station located at city hall. // Courtesy, City of Citrus Heights

2017 Storm Prep: Citrus Heights offers free sandbags at two locations

Citrus Heights residents seeking to prepare for expected storms and flooding this season can grab a shovel and stock up on free sandbag supplies at two locations in the city.

Free sand and bags in the city are available for Citrus Heights residents only, and proof of residency is required before picking up bags from city hall’s main desk, according to the city’s website.

A computer rendering of the new three-story medical office building on Greenback Lane, approved by Citrus Heights council members on March 26.

Images: new Dignity Health medical office building on Greenback Ln

See a computer rendering of the new three-story medical office building on Greenback Lane, approved by Citrus Heights council members on March 26, 2015.

by · January 5, 2017 · Business
A Chevy Silverado ended up against off the road and against a tree in Citrus Heights, Wednesday morning. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights police investigating why truck ended up off road, into tree

A solo-vehicle collision across from city hall in Citrus Heights sent a 10-year-old to the hospital and nearly severed a truck in half on Wednesday.

Officer Anthony Boehle said police received multiple calls regarding the collision shortly before 6 a.m. on Jan. 4, with responding officers finding the crash scene just several hundred feet away from the police department building on Fountain Square Drive. He said the truck “left the road for an unknown reason,” knocked over a light pole, and then ended up against a tree…

by · January 4, 2017 · Police
The old Kmart on Auburn Boulevard closed down in 2016, with two new businesses set to take over in 2017.

Here’s what’s coming to the old Kmart lot in Citrus Heights

The old Kmart store on Auburn Boulevard is expected to undergo a facelift this year to accommodate both a discount retailer and a massive indoor trampoline arena in the 90,000-square-feet building.

Once listed in city documents as a potential spot for a new hotel in Citrus Heights, City Senior Planner Casey Kempenaar told The Sentinel the location on the northern border of the city is now in process to become a new Big Lots store and a Rebounderz arena…

by · January 4, 2017 · Business
Crepes & Burgers, a new restaurant on Auburn Bouleveard, has been delayed again in opening. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights News Briefs: SJHS theft, Crepes & Burgers, stolen truck recovered

Latest local news briefs include an update on the new Crepes & Burgers restaurant on Auburn Boulevard, a $30,000 Christmas Eve theft at San Juan High School, technology aiding in the recovery of a local stolen vehicle, and latest news on Beer Dogs’ plans for expansion.

Up to $30k in equipment stolen from San Juan High School on Christmas Eve–
San Juan High School received an unexpected visit on Christmas Eve, when thousands of dollars of equipment were stolen from the school’s auto shop…

by · December 31, 2016 · Business, Community