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File photo, red light camera sign. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights to add more red light cameras at intersections, but do they work?

New red light cameras are slated to be installed by the end of July at two intersections along Greenback Lane in Citrus Heights, following a police recommendation and 4-1 approval by the city council earlier this month.

The new cameras will be installed on eastbound Greenback Lane at Parkoaks Drive and northbound Auburn Boulevard at Greenback Lane — both of which are among the top 10 most dangerous intersections in Citrus Heights, according to police.

by · July 23, 2017 · City Hall, Police
2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: threats at CHPD, vehicle vs. Taco Bell, pickpocketing

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: threats at CHPD, vehicle vs. Taco Bell, pickpocketing

Latest Citrus Heights police logs include threats made at the police department counter, an arrest made after a neighbor allegedly poured paint stripper on truck, a grab-and-run theft at Victoria’s Secret, and a pickpocketer making off with a $557 money order.

The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletin for Wednesday, July 19…

by · July 23, 2017 · carousel, Police Logs
2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: diaper theft, road rage, transient mob

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: diaper theft, road rage, transient mob

Latest Citrus Heights police logs include reports of a man stealing diapers from Dollar General on Auburn Boulevard, an arrest made at a youth services center, road rage on Greenback Lane, and a mob of 30 transients reportedly camping at Rusch Park.

The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins, from July 6 through July 12, 2017:

by · July 16, 2017 · Police Logs
Citrus Heights police reported a drop in fireworks-related calls for service in 2017. // Source: CHPD

2017 CHPD stats show drop in fireworks calls, despite ‘war zone’ on streets

Police said calls for service related to fireworks surrounding the July 4 holiday this year dropped significantly in Citrus Heights compared to 2016 — although many residents, including the mayor, said sounds and sights of illegal fireworks seemed more numerous this year.

“It did seem like there were more this year,” said Mayor Jeff Slowey, following a presentation by Police Commander Daman Christensen during the city council’s July 13 meeting. “But at the end of the day, there was some pretty cool fireworks out there,” he said with a smile…

by · July 15, 2017 · City Hall, Police
Stock photo, storage units. Credit: Mike Mozart, Creative Commons License 2.0

Alert witness credited in arrest of Citrus Heights storage unit burglary suspects

Citrus Heights police said two burglary suspects were apprehended Tuesday after a witness notified them that the pair was cutting locks at a storage facility on Greenback Lane shortly before dawn.

In the statement sent to media on Thursday, police took the opportunity to publicly thank the witness, who was not named, and also encouraged others to report suspicious activity. The department called community members the “eyes and ears” for police and said fighting crime requires teamwork between police and residents…

by · July 13, 2017 · Police
2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: fireworks, neighbor trouble, grand theft, shoplifters

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: fireworks, neighbor trouble, grand theft, shoplifters

Latest police logs include grand theft reported at Sunrise Mall, fireworks being set off at a homeless camp in the Stock Ranch area, a neighbor dispute involving pets and shooting threats on Sayonara Drive, burglars reportedly breaking into the same home three days in a row, and a robbery report at Grocery Outlet.

by · July 9, 2017 · Police Logs
A screenshot from a video shows a pair of cameramen filming outside the Citrus Heights Police Department. // Youtube

Activist film crew: Citrus Heights PD passes ‘First Amendment audit’

A pair of traveling “cop-watchers” recently set up outside the Citrus Heights Police Department, filming anything that moved and zooming in on police vehicles and license plates. An edited version of the footage was uploaded to YouTube last month and received over 10,000 views within the first 10 days.

The conclusion of the video? Citrus Heights police passed what the cameramen called a “First Amendment Audit.”

by · July 8, 2017 · Police
Michael Jones, 27, of Citrus Heights. // Courtesy, EGPD

Citrus Heights man, 27, arrested in fatal parking lot shooting

A July 3 shooting at an apartment complex in Elk Grove left one man dead and a suspect briefly on the loose. Two days after the shooting, Elk Grove police announced 27-year-old Michael Jones, from Citrus Heights, had been arrested after a local hospital reported a man had arrived for treatment of several gunshot wounds.

According to a police news release issued on July 5, officials said the shooting had occurred shortly after 9 p.m. on Monday in the parking lot of Avery Gardens Apartments on the 7500 block of Elk Grove Blvd. Responding officers found a deceased man in a parked vehicle and a subsequent investigation led detectives to later identify Jones as the suspect responsible for the shooting death…

by · July 5, 2017 · Police
File photo, a homeless man pushes a shopping cart along Greenback Lane. // CH Sentinel

CHPD: new survey shows significant drop in homeless-related calls in Citrus Heights

The results of a Citrus Heights Police Department annual survey on homelessness are in: the homeless population has dropped in Citrus Heights and the number of homeless-related calls for service have dropped significantly as well.

During the department’s latest month-long survey, conducted annually in April, police identified a total of 85 homeless individuals in Citrus Heights — compared with 192 individuals identified the prior year, according to a June 22 report to the city council by Commander Gina Anderson…

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: egging, Panera robbery, vandalism

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: egging, Panera robbery, vandalism

Latest police logs include a report of a house being egged, strong-arm robbery at Panera Bread, scooter suspects vandalizing mailboxes and cars, and a naked man found bathing in a private spa at a housing complex.

The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins, from June 22 to June 28, 2017:

by · July 2, 2017 · Police Logs
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