Articles by: Citrus Heights Sentinel

Surveillance footage from a homeowner video shows a theft suspect walking off with a stolen package.

Package theft continues after Christmas, Citrus Heights police offer tips

A package thief was caught on video nabbing a box of late Christmas gifts for a toddler that arrived on a doorstep in a Citrus Heights neighborhood this week.

The woman who reported the theft, who preferred her name not be published, released surveillance video of the incident — appearing to show a man in baggy blue jeans and a white t-shirt approach a home on Coral Oak Way on Dec. 29, grab a package, and walk quickly to a waiting vehicle at the street…

by · December 31, 2016 · Police
2016 Citrus Heights Police Logs: Dec. 23-28

2016 Citrus Heights Police Logs: Dec. 23-28

Looking for records of local police activity? Here’s direct link to the Citrus Heights Police Department’s Daily Incident Logs for Dec. 23 through Dec. 28, 2016:

by · December 31, 2016 · Police Logs
File photo, police lights. // CH Sentinel

Man arrested after leading police on 90 MPH pursuit around Citrus Heights

A 31-year-old man is behind bars after leading officers on a high-speed chase around Citrus Heights Friday night, according to police.

Lt. Chad Courtney said the incident began with the suspect reportedly vandalizing a vehicle by slashing its tires and breaking windows out. He said officers initiated a “high risk stop” after observing the man inside a vehicle on…

by · December 31, 2016 · Police
Citrus Heights Community Calendar: what’s happening in January

Citrus Heights Community Calendar: what’s happening in January

Local events and activities on schedule in Citrus Heights this January include two different crab feed fundraisers, a community awards dinner, the city’s 20th anniversary kick-off ceremony, a concert at San Juan High School, and more.

Here’s a dozen events happening in Citrus Heights this month:

by · December 31, 2016 · carousel, Community
The future site of a medical office building in Citrus Heights has remained dormant nearly two years after the project was approved in March, 2015. // CH Sentinel

Will the medical office building in Citrus Heights ever be built?

Nearly two years ago, city leaders approved a controversial plan to relocate the old Citrus Heights city hall and construct a new three-story medical office building in its place, at the corner of Greenback Lane and Fountain Square Drive.

Despite being approved at the same time as the now-completed new city hall project, the old city hall lot has remained dormant — with no construction activity, apart from demolition of the old hall last September…

by · December 28, 2016 · Community
Photo credit: "Dead Christmas Tree #5,"> by rfduck. Flickr Commons,  CC BY-ND 2.0

Free Christmas tree, lights recycling offered in Citrus Heights

Through Jan. 13, 2017, Citrus Heights residents can take advantage of free curbside pickup of live Christmas trees.

According to the city’s general services department, Republic Services customers can recycle their trees by “cutting the tree into pieces to fit it inside the Green Waste Cart with the lid shut for pick up on regular Green Waste collection day.” Trees can also be…

by · December 28, 2016 · Community
An image from the front page of the Sunday Neighbor section of the Sacramento Bee from 1996, posted on the City of Citrus Heights Twitter page earlier this year.

2017 marks 20 years since Citrus Heights became a city, celebrations planned

January 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Citrus Heights becoming a city, following a decade-long battle with the county beginning in the 80’s that concluded with an election victory in the 90’s when voters approved cityhood by 62 percent.

Plans for an upcoming year-long celebration of the city’s 20th birthday were presented in a staff report earlier this year to the city council. Items presented included a “block party” outside the new city hall, a 5k run, and a proposal for…

by · December 28, 2016 · Community, Local Government
2016 Citrus Heights Police Logs: Dec. 16-22nd

2016 Citrus Heights Police Logs: Dec. 16-22nd

Looking for records of local police activity? This article will be updated with police logs for Dec. 16-22 when available on the city’s website.

by · December 25, 2016 · Police Logs
A map outline showing where a proposed 261-unit development would be built in Citrus Heights. // Courtesy, Google Earth. *Boundary lines reflect tentative subdivision map submitted by Watt Communities. Accurate within 20 feet.

Watt Communities proposes huge 261-unit development in Citrus Heights

A 55-acre housing development and open-space park has been proposed to replace the golf course on Arcadia Drive in Citrus Heights, located near Sunrise Boulevard and Greenback Lane.

The 261-unit housing proposal, submitted to the city by Watt Communities last month, includes 76 new single family homes, 72 “cluster units,” and 113 “alley loaded units.” The development would…

by · December 25, 2016 · Community
Citrus Heights News Briefs: guns, hot dogs, knife call, holiday hours, retiree

Citrus Heights News Briefs: guns, hot dogs, knife call, holiday hours, retiree

Latest news briefs include Hot Dog on a Stick opening at Sunrise Mall, a councilman’s call of support for concealed weapons permits, another senior city staff retirement, a heavier-than-usual police response on Raintree Drive, and an update on holiday hours at city hall.

‘Hot Dog on a Stick’ now open at Sunrise Mall–
In a Dec. 19 post on social media, the franchise chain Hot Dog on a Stick announced the opening of its new location at Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights. The chain was…

by · December 25, 2016 · Community
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