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A slide presented by Police Chief Christopher Boyd to city council members shows crime 5-year crime statistics in Citrus Heights. Credit: CHPD

Police Chief: overall crime down in Citrus Heights, robbery & homicides up

Updated Mar. 8, 1:30 p.m.–
In a recent report to Citrus Heights council members, Police Chief Christopher Boyd reported overall crime in the city is down by 19 percent compared to five years ago, although homicides and robbery rose significantly in 2015. His 20-minute presentation during a Feb. 25 council meeting focused on crime statistics and reduction strategies, as well as collision data and 2016 police department goals.

“We’re really, really celebrating a reduction in crime this year,” Boyd told the council, comparing 2014 with 2015 and commenting that most other cities around the region had noted a significant rise in crime instead…

by · March 5, 2016 · Police
Citrus Heights Police Logs: Feb. 29 – March 2

Citrus Heights Police Logs: Feb. 29 – March 2

The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins, from Feb. 29 through March 2, 2016.

Feb. 29, 2016: Total of 50 incidents listed.
2:55 a.m., Vehicle burglary, Blayden Ct. A vehicle burglary was interrupted on Blayden Court near Northwoods Park, reportedly involving two males. The caller followed the pair to the area of Oak Avenue and Fair Oaks Boulevard and…

by · March 5, 2016 · Police, Police Logs
Citrus Heights Police Logs: Feb. 26 – 28

Citrus Heights Police Logs: Feb. 26 – 28

Direct links to Citrus Heights daily incident reports: Feb. 26, 2016 | Feb. 27, 2016 | Feb. 28, 2016

by · March 4, 2016 · Police Logs
File Photo, a screenshot from a video showing Metro Fire crews responding to a Feb. 21, 2016 apartment fire in Citrus Heights. // Courtesy, Youtube

Fire: helmet cam shows firefighters dousing Citrus Heights apt blaze

A video published on Youtube this week shows helmet-camera footage of firefighters responding to a recent apartment fire in Citrus Heights, with up-close video of fire crews extinguishing the blaze from both inside and outside the structure.

The nine-minute video begins with Metro Fire crews inside Station 21 on Greenback Lane shown gearing up to respond to a structure fire at the Autumn Ridge apartment complex on Feb. 21. Hero-themed music is added in the background from…

by · March 2, 2016 · Police
Citrus Heights Police Logs: Feb. 24-25

Citrus Heights Police Logs: Feb. 24-25

The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins, from Feb. 24 through Feb. 25, 2016.

by · February 28, 2016 · Police, Police Logs
Citrus Heights News Briefs: water use, crime stats, council update

Citrus Heights News Briefs: water use, crime stats, council update

Updated Feb. 27, 11:22 a.m.–
Local news briefs this week cover latest water use figures, several police and fire reports, and an update from the Feb. 25 city council meeting.

Citrus Heights Water District reports 35% overall conservation– CHWD reported a 35 percent cumulative water savings from June 2015 through last month, according to figures released in a state report this week. Local water savings exceed the…

by · February 27, 2016 · Community, Police
Citrus Heights Police Logs: Feb. 20-23

Citrus Heights Police Logs: Feb. 20-23

The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins, from Feb. 20 through Feb. 23, 2016.

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016: Total of 43 incidents listed.

5:22 p.m., Grand theft, Cross Dr. A caller said he noticed a box next to his bed had been opened and $4400 in cash…

by · February 25, 2016 · Police, Police Logs
Citrus Heights police released arrest photos of Jennifer Carroll and Alwin Santiago, who are suspected of stealing mail from at least 81 people.

Mail Theft: Citrus Heights police make 2 arrests

Updated Feb 19, 5:13 p.m.–
Citrus Heights police said a pair of suspects were arrested on suspicion of stealing mail from at least 81 people, after a concerned citizen called to report a “suspicious moving truck” around 5:30 a.m. Thursday.

In a news release issued Friday afternoon, police said the caller had reported a truck was stopping at mailboxes in the Crosswoods Circle area of Citrus Heights, occupied by…

by · February 19, 2016 · Police
File photo, a traffic sign notifies drivers of a DUI checkpoint in Citrus Heights. // CH Sentinel

Police: DUI checkpoint planned this weekend in Citrus Heights

Citrus Heights police announced Thursday that a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint will be conducted by the department’s Traffic Unit at “an undisclosed location” in the city this weekend.

In a news release issued by Sgt. Brian Fritsch, police said the checkpoint would be held between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m., beginning Friday night, Feb. 19. Police said officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and drug impairment, as well as checking drivers for proper licensing…

by · February 19, 2016 · Police
A car landed upside down and facing the wrong direction of traffic, after a non-injury collision Monday.

Police: rollover collision on Auburn Blvd still under investigation

Citrus Heights police said they are still investigating a collision involving two vehicles on Auburn Boulevard that resulted in one car rolling upside down during rush hour traffic Monday afternoon.

The collision occurred around 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 15, with police and fire department vehicles temporarily blocking a single lane of traffic in each direction of Auburn Boulevard near Walmart…

by · February 18, 2016 · Police
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