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Police believe suspect Levi Pierce is responsible for a series of burglaries occurring in Citrus Heights. A map was released by police last month indicating targeted burglary areas.

Bail set at $1 million for Citrus Heights serial burglary suspect

23-year-old Levi Pierce remains in custody after being arrested last month in connection with a series of early morning burglaries in Citrus Heights. His bail has been set at $1 million.

According to Sacramento County Superior Court records, Pierce faces 25 counts of burglary-related charges — 24 of which are listed as first-degree felonies. He was arraigned and appointed a public defender on Feb. 21, with an upcoming court appearance set for March 7…

by · March 1, 2017 · Police
Police lights, stock photo. // Citrus Heights Sentinel

Citrus Heights man killed in train vs. pedestrian collision

A 44-year-old man who was hit and killed by an Amtrak train in Santa Barbara on Wednesday has been identified as Jason Perea of Citrus Heights, area police confirmed yesterday.

In a news release authored by Santa Barbara Police Sgt. Joshua Morton, police said officers responded to the fatal collision around 6:15 p.m. on Feb. 22, located at a railroad crossing near downtown Santa Barbara. Perea was pronounced dead at the scene and taken to the coroner’s office…

by · February 25, 2017 · Police
2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: Feb. 17-23

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: Feb. 17-23

Looking for records of local police activity? Here’s direct links to the Citrus Heights Police Department’s Daily Incident Logs for Feb. 17 through Feb. 23, 2017:

by · February 22, 2017 · Police Logs
Police lights, stock photo. // CH Sentinel

CHPD: vehicle pursuit concludes after spike strips deployed on Greenback

Police said a 26-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly leading officers on a slower-than-usual eight-mile pursuit through Citrus Heights that eventually ended on Greenback Lane after spike strips were used to stop the vehicle.

Special Operations Lt. Jason Russo said the incident began shortly after 7 p.m. on Feb. 21 when police received a call about a man with “an open, folded knife,” who was also suspected of…

by · February 22, 2017 · Police
Citrus Heights police released surveillance images of two suspects sought in connection with a commercial burglary on Lichen Dr. // Images courtesy, CHPD

Police seek help from public to identify Citrus Heights burglary suspects

Citrus Heights police on Tuesday released surveillance images of two suspects sought in connection with the burglary of a business on Lichen Drive, near Antelope Road.

“The theft from the commercial businesses in our community won’t be tolerated,” said Police Lt. Michael Wells in a news release accompanying the surveillance photos Tuesday afternoon. “We hope that the community can assist with identifying these subjects so that we can hold them accountable for this crime…”

by · February 21, 2017 · Police
2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: Feb. 10-16

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: Feb. 10-16

Looking for records of local police activity? Here’s direct links to the Citrus Heights Police Department’s Daily Incident Logs for Feb. 10 through Feb. 16, 2017:

by · February 18, 2017 · Police Logs
Levi Pierce, was arrested by police in connection with a series of residential burglaries in Citrus Heights. // CH Sentinel

Police make arrest in series of Citrus Heights residential burglaries

Citrus Heights police have announced the arrest of a 23-year-old man believed to be responsible for a series of residential burglaries in the city.

In a news release issued Thursday afternoon, police said the suspect, Levi Pierce, is believed to be tied to 14 burglaries and 11 attempted burglaries, dating back as far as January of last year. Pierce was already on probation for burglary…

by · February 16, 2017 · Police
Police lights, stock photo. // Citrus Heights Sentinel

Police: home invasion suspect pepper sprayed, stabbed after residents fight back

A 41-year-old suspect is behind bars after Citrus Heights police said residents fought back using pepper spray and a knife during a home invasion robbery near Madera Park, Monday.

Lt. Jason Russo said the incident occurred around 1:15 p.m. on Feb. 13, when a suspect later identified as Glenn Suntup drove up to a residence on the 8000 block of Glen Alta Way, along with another individual. Suntup then “knocked on the door looking for a friend,” but a resident refused to allow him to…

by · February 14, 2017 · Police
Police: residents fight back during Citrus Heights home invasion robbery

Police: residents fight back during Citrus Heights home invasion robbery

A suspect is in custody after Citrus Heights police said residents fought back during a home invasion robbery near Madera Park, Monday.

Police Sgt. Jason Baldwin said further details would be released Tuesday morning, but said the incident does not appear to be related to a series of robberies police announced last week.

A resident who lives near the crime scene told The Sentinel that “at least 10 cops” as well as…

by · February 14, 2017 · Police
A map indicating where police said a string of recent burglaries have been occurring in Citrus Heights. // Data source: CHPD, Credit: Google

Citrus Heights police warn of series of burglaries; seek to capture suspect

Citrus Heights police said they are deploying “additional resources and strategies” to capture a suspect sought in a series of recent early morning home burglaries, with the most recent incident occurring Feb. 9 around 3 a.m. on Ironbark Ct. near Interstate 80.

“We believe there is one suspect responsible for committing these crimes using the open space and creek areas for his escape,” police said in a news release on Thursday authored by Lt. Jason Russo…

by · February 9, 2017 · Police
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