Articles by: Citrus Heights Sentinel

The annual Spring Carnival has set up in the Sunrise Mall parking lot for the past 10 years and will return in 2017. // Image courtesy, Brass Ring Amusements

2017 Spring Carnival to bring rides, attractions to Sunrise Mall

Promising to bring 10 days of rides and amusement to Citrus Heights, the annual Spring Carnival is scheduled to once again set up in the Sunrise Mall parking lot from March 10 through 19.

Harry Mason, CEO of Brass Ring Amusements, said the carnival will feature a variety of rides, including a carousel, ferris wheel, and a “Drop Zone” tower. Various game booths will also be featured…

by · March 4, 2017 · Business, Community
2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: Feb. 24 – March 2

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: Feb. 24 – March 2

Looking for records of local police activity? Here’s direct links to the Citrus Heights Police Department’s Daily Incident Logs for Feb. 24 through March 2, 2017:

by · March 1, 2017 · Police Logs
Police believe suspect Levi Pierce is responsible for a series of burglaries occurring in Citrus Heights. A map was released by police last month indicating targeted burglary areas.

Bail set at $1 million for Citrus Heights serial burglary suspect

23-year-old Levi Pierce remains in custody after being arrested last month in connection with a series of early morning burglaries in Citrus Heights. His bail has been set at $1 million.

According to Sacramento County Superior Court records, Pierce faces 25 counts of burglary-related charges — 24 of which are listed as first-degree felonies. He was arraigned and appointed a public defender on Feb. 21, with an upcoming court appearance set for March 7…

by · March 1, 2017 · Police
The Citrus Heights Marching Band plays for a sold-out crowd at their 2015 Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights Community Calendar: what’s happening in March

Local events and activities on schedule in March include a 10-day Spring Carnival at Sunrise Mall, four different crab feeds, several fundraisers, a free movie showing, and more.

Here’s 17 events happening in Citrus Heights this month:

by · March 1, 2017 · carousel, Community
Citrus Heights News Briefs: Frost, local jobs, CPS reports, potluck

Citrus Heights News Briefs: Frost, local jobs, CPS reports, potluck

Latest local news briefs include an upcoming community potluck, new details in the case of a Citrus Heights couple charged with the death of their toddler, new job opportunities with the city, and a report from Supervisor Sue Frost’s first community meeting in Citrus Heights.

Residents invited to annual potluck dinner at community center–
Promising a night of networking and education, the Residents’ Empowerment Association of Citrus Heights (REACH) is inviting residents to “bring a dish” to its annual potluck at the Citrus Heights Community Center on March 6. The evening is scheduled to…

by · February 25, 2017 · Community
Police lights, stock photo. // Citrus Heights Sentinel

Citrus Heights man killed in train vs. pedestrian collision

A 44-year-old man who was hit and killed by an Amtrak train in Santa Barbara on Wednesday has been identified as Jason Perea of Citrus Heights, area police confirmed yesterday.

In a news release authored by Santa Barbara Police Sgt. Joshua Morton, police said officers responded to the fatal collision around 6:15 p.m. on Feb. 22, located at a railroad crossing near downtown Santa Barbara. Perea was pronounced dead at the scene and taken to the coroner’s office…

by · February 25, 2017 · Police
An excavator finishes demolition work on the first building to go at the old Sylvan Middle School in Citrus Heights on Feb. 7, 2017. // CH Sentinel

More letters: ideas abound for future use of old Sylvan school property

Latest letters to the editor address aging commercial areas in Citrus Heights and suggest new uses for the old Sylvan Middle School property currently being demolished.

Citrus Heights commercial areas need revitalization to attract shoppers–
I think the old school site at Sylvan Corners would be a wonderful site for a park/sports complex; you could walk across the street to get some ice cream or a sandwich. I live near Sunrise Mall and there are a few old parks in the area that are good for walking, but…

by · February 25, 2017 · Letters to the Editor
County Supervisor Sue Frost was elected in Nov. 2016 to represent District 4, which includes Citrus Heights.

Supervisor Frost: no ‘quick fix’ to homelessness in Citrus Heights

By County Supervisor Sue Frost–
Recently I issued a survey to our community to help me evaluate and improve our services based on what you want to see. Although the survey is still open, with over 200 responses coming in from Citrus Heights alone, we can begin to make some meaningful conclusions based on the data.

For example, in a ranking of how residents feel budget priorities should be ordered, homelessness ranks third in Citrus Heights, with only law enforcement and transportation/roads being ranked higher. Clearly this issue is of high importance in Citrus Heights…

by · February 25, 2017 · Community Voices
2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: Feb. 17-23

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: Feb. 17-23

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. 23, 2017:

by · February 22, 2017 · 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
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