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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
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
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
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
2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: March 9-15th

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: March 9-15th

Looking for records of local police activity? Here’s direct links to the Citrus Heights Police Department’s Daily Incident Logs for March 9 through March 15, 2017:

by · March 16, 2017 · carousel, Police Logs
San Juan High School in Citrus Heights, located at 7551 Greenback Ln. // CH Sentinel

Police arrest student for bringing loaded gun, drugs to San Juan High School

Citrus Heights police said a 16-year-old student was arrested at San Juan High School on Wednesday after officers found a loaded handgun and marijuana in his backpack.

In a news release issued Thursday morning, police said an anonymous tip about the student possibly being in possession of a weapon led school resource officers to locate the student and search his backpack, yielding a handgun and “suspected marijuana packaged for sale.” Police said the student is a Citrus Heights resident but did not release his name or picture due to his age…

by · March 16, 2017 · Police, Schools
File photo, police lights. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights Police: latest DUI Checkpoint set for this weekend

Police will conduct a Saint Patrick’s Day weekend DUI and drivers license checkpoint in Citrus Heights, authorities announced in a news release on Wednesday.

The checkpoint will be held at “an undisclosed location” in the city between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m., beginning Friday night, March 17, and continuing through early Saturday morning…

by · March 15, 2017 · Police
File photo, forensics lab. // Public domain

Cold Case: 20 years later, DNA evidence ties man to rape of Fair Oaks teen

Two decades after a masked man entered a Fair Oaks home, tied up a mother and her two daughters at gunpoint and raped one of them, a 35-year-old man has plead guilty to the 1997 crime. Though unidentified for nearly 20 years, advancements in DNA technology later connected Joseph Brian Cox to a cigarette butt and a roll of tape found at the scene, the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday.

In a March 15 news release, the district attorney’s office said Cox plead guilty to three counts of “forcible digital penetration” and two counts of “forcible rape.” Cox, now 35, was a juvenile when he committed the crimes…

by · March 15, 2017 · Police
2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: March 3-8th

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: March 3-8th

Looking for records of local police activity? Here’s direct links to the Citrus Heights Police Department’s Daily Incident Logs for March 3 through March 8, 2017:

by · March 11, 2017 · Police Logs
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