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File photo, Citrus Heights police conduct a DUI Checkpoint operation on Auburn Blvd. // CH Sentinel

DUI checkpoint to be held in Citrus Heights this weekend, police announce

Another DUI and drivers license checkpoint will be conducted this Friday and Saturday in Citrus Heights, police said in a news release issued this week.

The checkpoint will be held at “an undisclosed location” in the city between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m., beginning Friday night, Sept. 22, and continuing through early Saturday morning.

Police said the operation will include officers briefly stopping vehicles to look for signs of alcohol and drug impairment, as well as checking drivers for proper licensing. Specially trained officers will also be on scene to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which can include many prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications, according to the news release.

by · September 22, 2017 · Police
Citrus Heights police released an updated most-wanted list of eight suspects on Sept. 20, which featured the addition of four new faces. // Image credit: CHPD

Citrus Heights PD: most-wanted lists are ‘working quite well’

Since August, Citrus Heights police have begun regularly publishing names and photos of most-wanted suspects sought by law enforcement — and so far police say that effort has proved successful.

“The CHPD most-wanted list is working quite well,” Sgt. Jason Baldwin told The Sentinel via email on Wednesday, following the release of an updated list of suspects on the police department’s social media accounts. “Wanted subjects are turning themselves in or, clearing up their warrants. Citizens have been giving tips and people are keeping their eyes out for those listed.”

The department’s latest list of eight most-wanted suspects was published on Sept. 20 and included four new faces: Anthony James Bost, Paul Valencia, Joseph Ryan Manseau, and Jason Munoz Hall. Their alleged crimes range from drug-related offenses to burglary and resisting arrest…

by · September 20, 2017 · Police
Citrus Heights police released these surveillance images of a suspected bank robber at Wells Fargo on Lichen Drive.

Bank robbery: Citrus Heights police release images of suspect

Updated Sept. 20, 11:11 a.m.–
Police released several images this week of a suspect who allegedly robbed a Wells Fargo Bank in Citrus Heights and made off with an “undisclosed amount of money.”

Authorities said in a news release that a man in his mid-twenties to mid-thirties entered the bank at 7847 Lichen Drive around 2:12 p.m. on Sept. 16 and demanded money from a teller, stating that he had a gun. Although no weapon was seen, police said the teller “feared for their safety” and complied with the man’s instructions.

The man then took the money and fled the scene, police said…

by · September 20, 2017 · Police
2017 Citrus Heights police logs: burglaries, roommate trouble, golf clubs

2017 Citrus Heights police logs: burglaries, roommate trouble, golf clubs

Latest police logs include several burglaries, another indecent exposure report of a man flashing his female neighbor, a suspicious man with a golf club outside a 7-Eleven store, and an altercation outside the WIC office on Greenback Lane.

The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins for Sept. 7-13th.

by · September 16, 2017 · carousel, Police Logs
Suspect Steven Roberts, 2014 booking photo released by Citrus Heights police.

CHPD: suspect in critical condition after pursuit, officer-involved shooting

An officer-involved shooting that followed a brief pursuit near Rusch Park left a 50-year-old suspect in critical condition, Citrus Heights police said in a news release late Thursday night.

Police said the shooting occurred around 3:30 p.m. Thursday after a solo officer began pursuing a Ford SUV that was reportedly “driving erratically” and in opposite lanes of traffic, according to a witness’ account cited by police. The pursuit lasted less than one mile and ended “abruptly” on the 7400 block of Summer Avenue, off Rusch Drive.

Police said a witness saw the driver of the SUV, later identified as Steven Roberts of Citrus Heights, come to a sudden stop in the driveway of a home. The witness, who was not named by police, then “saw and heard the involved officer yelling commands at the suspect and then heard the sounds of gunshots.” The officer also radioed that shots had been fired and that Roberts had been hit…

by · September 14, 2017 · Police
Citrus Heights PD: suspect shot near Rusch Park after vehicle pursuit

Citrus Heights PD: suspect shot near Rusch Park after vehicle pursuit

Citrus Heights police said a suspect was shot near Rusch Park on Thursday afternoon following a vehicle pursuit.

In a brief statement on social media just after 4 p.m. Thursday, police said the sole suspect involved was taken to an area hospital with at least one gunshot wound. The officer involved is okay.

No other details were immediately released, but police said “there is no ongoing threat to the public.”

by · September 14, 2017 · Police
2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: robbery, assault, indecent exposure

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: robbery, assault, indecent exposure

Latest Citrus Heights police logs include indecent exposure at Walmart, robbery of a driver on Antelope Road, criminal threats at an apartment complex, and an alleged assault at the 7440 Club on Auburn Boulevard.

The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins for August 29 through September 6.

by · September 10, 2017 · Police Logs
Domestic violence incidents/calls in Citrus Heights, comparing 2013 with 2016. Chart compiled using crime data from CHPD. // CH Sentinel

CHPD credits nonprofit partnership with drop in domestic violence incidents

By Hazel Ford–
The Citrus Heights Police Department has been partnering with a local nonprofit crisis center for the past eight years in a collaborative effort to reduce domestic violence — and latest statistics released by police indicate the effort has been a success.

In a recent news release, police cited a 23 percent drop in felony domestic violence incidents in Citrus Heights from 2013 to 2016, along with a 31 percent drop in misdemeanor domestic violence, a 20 percent drop in protective order violations, and a 21 percent drop in non-criminal domestic violence calls, such as verbal arguments. Overall that amounts to a total drop in domestic violence-related calls and incidents from 1,069 in 2013, down to 825 in 2016, according to data provided to The Sentinel by Lt. David Gutierrez…

by · September 9, 2017 · Police
Police lights, stock photo. // Citrus Heights Sentinel

Citrus Heights police investigating apartment shooting on Mariposa Ave.

Detectives are currently investigating a shooting that occurred Tuesday night at an apartment complex in Citrus Heights.
In a news release issued early Wednesday morning, police said officers responded to the 6300 block of Mariposa Avenue, near Greenback Lane, shortly before 9 p.m. on Tuesday and located a man in his mid-20’s who had been shot in his upper torso area…

by · September 6, 2017 · Police
2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: assaults, transient arrest, ‘suspicious rugs’

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: assaults, transient arrest, ‘suspicious rugs’

Latest Citrus Heights police logs include a fight outside Pastor’s Auto Care, suspicious activity involving several teens seen “carrying rugs” on a small side street around 5:30 a.m., a pitbull allegedly attacking a McDonald’s employee, and a transient man arrested at Jack in the Box.

The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins for August 20 through August 28…

by · September 3, 2017 · Police Logs
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