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A police sketch of a sex assault suspect, paired with a photo of Dustin Smith, who was arrested in connection with an Aug. 31 sexual assault. // Image courtesy, CHPD

Citrus Heights police arrest man suspected of sexually assaulting elderly woman

Less than 24 hours after releasing a sketch of a man suspected of sexually assaulting an elderly woman in her home, Citrus Heights police announced the arrest of 31-year-old Dustin Smith in connection with the incident.

In a news release issued shortly before 10 p.m. Friday night, Citrus Heights police said detectives had obtained a search warrant for Smith’s home, which “revealed evidence that associated him to the sexual assault.” Police said he was arrested and charged with rape, burglary, elder abuse, and oral copulation.

The alleged sexual assault was reported to police around 6:30 a.m. Thursday on the 7100 block of Wonner Way, located near Cripple Creek and Van Maren Lane. A composite sketch of the suspect was released to the public Thursday evening…

by · September 1, 2017 · Police
A sketch of a sexual assault suspect was released by Citrus Heights police late Thursday night. // Source: CHPD

Citrus Heights police seek man accused of sexually assaulting elderly woman

Citrus Heights police have released a composite sketch of a suspect who is believed to have sexually assaulted an elderly woman in her home early Thursday morning.

In a news release issued late Thursday evening, police said the woman involved had called 911 around 6:30 a.m. to report she had been assaulted at her home on the 7100 block of Wonner Way, located near Cripple Creek and Van Maren Lane. She told officers the suspect had fled on foot…

by · August 31, 2017 · Police
Photos of eight most-wanted suspects were released by Citrus Heights police on Aug. 28, 2017. // Courtesy, CHPD

Citrus Heights police release updated list of most-wanted suspects

Updated Aug. 30, 4:55 p.m.–
In an updated list released on Aug. 28, Citrus Heights police published photos of eight most-wanted suspects the department is actively seeking to apprehend for outstanding warrants. The list includes seven new suspects, in addition to Timothy King, who also appeared in a prior most-wanted list released earlier this month.

Sgt. Jason Baldwin told The Sentinel on Tuesday that one suspect on the previous Aug. 17 list was arrested, two are still being investigated, and four suspects were determined to “currently reside in another jurisdiction,” so a new list was compiled. He said the department’s most-wanted lists are “working out very well,” with community members already providing information about…

by · August 28, 2017 · Police
2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: hitman, raccoon, transient trouble

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: hitman, raccoon, transient trouble

Latest Citrus Heights police logs include transients challenging a park employee to a fight at Rusch Park, suspicious activity outside a bank, a woman reporting what she believed to be a trapped raccoon screaming for hours in a neighbor’s backyard, and a man concerned that his ex was reportedly trying to hire a hitman to kill him.

The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins for August 14 through August 19.

by · August 26, 2017 · Police Logs
Stock photo, Citrus Heights Sentinel.

DUI crackdown patrols underway in Citrus Heights through Sept. 4

“Law enforcement officers’ skills in detecting and identifying drunk drivers have never been better. They will spot you and arrest you.” That’s the warning message Citrus Heights police are sending out in anticipation of an uptick in drunk driving activity around Labor Day, which falls on Sept. 4 this year.

According to an Aug. 22 news release, the local department said it has partnered with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for a nationwide high-visibility “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The 18-day coordinated campaign began on Aug. 18 and will continue through Labor Day, with Citrus Heights police deploying extra “saturation patrol” units to seek out suspected DUI drivers…

by · August 25, 2017 · Police
File photo, a traffic sign notifies drivers of a DUI checkpoint in Citrus Heights. // CH Sentinel

Police announce DUI Checkpoint in Citrus Heights this weekend

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, Aug. 25, and continuing through early Saturday morning…

by · August 24, 2017 · Police
2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: carjacking, energy drink, criminal threats

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: carjacking, energy drink, criminal threats

Latest Citrus Heights police logs include a reported carjacking of a security officer’s vehicle, an energy drink theft reported at the Dollar General store on Auburn Boulevard, several catalytic converters stolen near Woodmore Oaks Drive, and criminal threats alleged after a buyer was unhappy with his used car purchase.

The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins for August 9 through August 13.

by · August 19, 2017 · Police Logs
An old home at the intersection of Sunrise Boulevard and Oak Avenue was damaged by a fire on June 16, 2017. // Citrus Heights Sentinel

Questions remain about cause of fire at old home at Sunrise/Oak

What was once a charming craftsman cottage built in the early 1900’s is now a fenced off home on Sunrise Boulevard that’s partially boarded up and declared unsafe to occupy.

Following an investigation into the cause of a blaze that crippled the vacant home at the intersection of Oak Avenue and Sunrise Boulevard two months ago, questions still remain for both Metro Fire investigators and nearby residents…

by · August 19, 2017 · Community, Police
Citrus Heights most wanted list. // Courtesy, CHPD

Citrus Heights Most Wanted: police release list of top local suspects

On Thursday, Citrus Heights police released photos of eight most-wanted suspects the department is actively seeking to apprehend for outstanding warrants.

A photo, age, and short description of the alleged crimes involved for each individual was released and shared on the Citrus Heights Police Department’s social media pages Thursday evening. The list includes the following eight suspects:

by · August 17, 2017 · Police
2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: liquor heist, indecent exposure, fraud arrest

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: liquor heist, indecent exposure, fraud arrest

Latest Citrus Heights police logs include $1,800 worth of tequila being stolen from Costco, multiple burglary reports, a man being arrested after reports of indecent exposure in front of multiple businesses, and trouble with an Uber passenger.

The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins for August 1 through August 8.

by · August 13, 2017 · Police Logs
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