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Police obtain warrant, arrest man after shots fired in Citrus Heights home

Police obtain warrant, arrest man after shots fired in Citrus Heights home

Citrus Heights police confirmed Thursday evening that a man suspected of firing multiple shots inside a home near Brooktree Park has been arrested for negligent discharge of a firearm. The man, whose name police did not release, was arrested without injury or further incident, according to Sgt. Jason Baldwin.

The arrest brings some closure to an incident that occurred Wednesday night, involving reports of shots fired at a residence on the 6900 block of Brookcrest Way and a heavy police response with helicopter activity. Although police initially surrounded the home and then pulled back, Baldwin said detectives were later able to secure a warrant for his arrest on Thursday and also “recovered multiple firearms from the location…”

by · March 30, 2017 · Police
Police surround Citrus Heights home after shots fired; warrant sought

Police surround Citrus Heights home after shots fired; warrant sought

Reports of shots fired Wednesday night at a Citrus Heights residence led to a heavy police response and helicopter activity near Brooktree Park, police confirmed Thursday morning.

Sgt. Jason Baldwin said police surrounded a home near the park after responding officers “heard additional gun shots and saw what they believed to be muzzle flashes.” He said the home was surrounded for several hours, but officers were eventually called off after making contact with a man inside, who Baldwin described as “somebody with a mental illness.”

by · March 30, 2017 · Police
Citrus Heights police Tweeted a photo of Officer Anthony Boehle handing out a steering wheel lock, Wednesday. // Courtesy, CHPD

Citrus Heights PD hands out free steering wheel locks to combat auto theft

Following a 39 percent spike in motor vehicle theft in the city last year, the Citrus Heights Police Department announced a new campaign this week to help arm owners of the most commonly stolen vehicles with a tool to help deter the crime — a free steering wheel lock.

According to a March 28 news release, free locks are only available for owners of the top three vehicles stolen in the city. Owners must also be Citrus Heights residents and have proof of current vehicle registration and ownership…

by · March 29, 2017 · Police
An extensive fire ripped through a home on Glen Echo Street in Citrus Heights, Monday. One man was arrested. // CH Sentinel

Man arrested after fire rips through Citrus Heights home

Citrus Heights police confirmed that a man was arrested after a major fire caused extensive damage to a home on Glen Echo Street Monday afternoon. He is believed to be the home’s primary resident, according to neighbors.

Fire Captain Chris Vestal said Metro Fire crews responded to the 7800 block of Glen Echo Street, near Old Auburn Road, just after 4:30 p.m. Monday. He said extra units were deployed to the scene due to a report that a man had been seen running inside the home and not coming back out…

by · March 27, 2017 · Police
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 · Police Logs
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