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Large police convoy delivers gifts to Citrus Heights families in need

Large police convoy delivers gifts to Citrus Heights families in need

With flashing lights and sirens blaring, over 20 police officers were joined by their families, community members, and the mayor of Citrus Heights, to hand-deliver gifts at five locations around Citrus Heights on Tuesday afternoon.

The deliveries were part of an annual police-led community effort called the Holiday Referral Program, which Sgt. Kris Frey said has benefited around 30 families so far this year — four of whom were selected for the special drop-off’s conducted on Dec. 20…

by · December 21, 2016 · Police
2016 Citrus Heights Police Logs: Dec. 9-15th

2016 Citrus Heights Police Logs: Dec. 9-15th

Looking for records of local police activity? Here’s direct links to the Citrus Heights Police Department’s Daily Incident Logs for Dec. 9 through Dec. 15, 2016:

by · December 18, 2016 · Police Logs
File photo, a traffic sign notifies drivers of a DUI checkpoint in Citrus Heights. // CH Sentinel

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

A 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, Dec. 16, and continuing through early Saturday morning…

by · December 16, 2016 · Police
2016 Citrus Heights Police Logs: Dec. 1 – Dec. 8

2016 Citrus Heights Police Logs: Dec. 1 – Dec. 8

Looking for records of local police activity? Here’s direct links to the Citrus Heights Police Department’s Daily Incident Logs for Dec. 1 through Dec. 8, 2016:

by · December 10, 2016 · Police Logs
Two suspects, Kaleb Starks and Mykhel Lee, were arrested on Dec. 6 in connection with eleven armed robberies in the area, including two in Citrus Heights. // Image: Sac Sheriff

Suspects arrested in armed robberies of Citrus Heights liquor stores

Police said a pair of suspects were arrested this week in connection with nearly a dozen armed robberies of businesses in Sacramento County, including two liquor stores in Citrus Heights.

According to a Dec. 7 news release from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, 23-year-old Kaleb Starks and 22-year-old Mykhel Lee, both residents of Sacramento, are accused of entering eleven businesses over the past three months…

by · December 10, 2016 · Police
Police announced the arrest of Mark Fischmann on Thursday in connection with a pair of recent bank robberies in Citrus Heights. // Courtesy, CHPD

Citrus Heights bank robbery suspect arrested by police

Citrus Heights Police announced the arrest of a 45-year-old man on Thursday who is a suspect in several recent bank robbery attempts in Citrus Heights, as well as another bank robbery in West Sacramento.

Police said the suspect, Mark Fischmann, was located and arrested around 6 p.m. Thursday in the area of Richards Boulevard and Bercut Drive, as part of a joint operation by Citrus Heights and…

by · December 8, 2016 · Police
Officer Dave Jones, left, joins a team in delivering Holiday Referral donations in 2013. Photo courtesy, CHPD.

CHPD seeks donations for annual ‘Holiday Referral Program’

The Citrus Heights Police Department, Police Activities League (PAL) and the City of Citrus Heights are again partnering with a variety of community groups and businesses to provide gifts to in-need families this holiday season.

The annual community effort specifically seeks to provide assistance to families residing in Citrus Heights “who have had a financial or other hardship in 2016,” Police Lt. Jason Russo said in a news release…

by · December 7, 2016 · Community, Police
Commander Daman Christensen escorts third-grader Emilio Garcia to the checkout line at Walmart during Tuesday's 'Shop with a Cop' event. // CH Sentinel

‘Shop with a cop’ brings Christmas cheer to Citrus Heights kids

Several dozen uniformed police officers and two dozen students crowded into the Citrus Heights Walmart store on Tuesday for the 10th annual “Shop with a Cop” event, filling isles throughout the store and drawing some confused looks from shoppers who were surprised to see a heavy police presence inside the store.

The 24 students who participated ranged in age from 6 to 17, with each accompanied by two police personnel as they traversed the store on a $100 spending spree to pick out gifts for themselves or family members. Police said…

by · December 7, 2016 · Police
2016 Citrus Heights Police Logs: Nov. 22-30

2016 Citrus Heights Police Logs: Nov. 22-30

Looking for records of local police activity? Here’s direct links to the Citrus Heights Police Department’s Daily Incident Logs for Nov. 22 to Nov. 30, 2016:

by · December 3, 2016 · Police Logs
Pioneer Baptist Church on Old Auburn Road in Citrus Heights has been hit with multiple vandalism attacks in recent weeks, the pastor says. // CH Sentinel

Historic Citrus Heights church hit with multiple vandalism attacks

Pioneer Baptist Church on Old Auburn Road, a congregation located in the first church building ever built in the Citrus Heights area, has reported a rash of vandalism incidents in recent weeks.

Pastor Kyle Conley told The Sentinel the first incident occurred about five weeks ago, when someone fired a pellet gun or threw a handful of rocks into the stained glass windows of the sanctuary during a morning church service…

by · December 3, 2016 · Police, Religion
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