Allen Franks. Source, Citrus Heights Police Department.

Police make arrest in 2nd Citrus Heights homicide this month

Police said an arrest has been made for the murder of a 46-year-old Citrus Heights woman who was found unresponsive in her home on Monday, according to a news release from the Citrus Heights Police Department.

Police said 48-year-old Allen Bocteemus Franks was arrested and charged with murder, after officers found him driving the victim’s minivan near Marysville Boulevard on Tuesday. Police said Franks was detained and questioned before being booked in the Sacramento County Jail for the murder of Kimberly Chittenden.

The incident began Monday afternoon when officers responded to a home on the 7900 block of Rocky Point Court near Kingswood Drive and Sunrise Boulevard, finding Chittenden “unresponsive with visible injuries…”

by · March 18, 2015 · Police
Citrus Heights police conduct a DUI Checkpoint operation, Friday night.

Police: Greenback DUI Checkpoint nets 2 arrests, 30 citations

A “Friday the 13th” DUI Checkpoint at Greenback Lane and Birdcage Street resulted in screening of 920 vehicles, with police arresting two for drug-related DUIs and 30 being cited for various violations, according to a sergeant with the Citrus Heights Police Department.

The seven-hour DUI and drivers license checkpoint began around 8 p.m. Friday, with Sergeant David Gutierrez telling The Sentinel the date was selected due to it being the weekend before Saint Patrick’s Day. He said the location was selected “based on recent DUI collision and DUI arrest data.”

Gutierrez said officers administered five sobriety field tests which resulted in the arrests made, with additional citations being issued for violations including suspended and unlicensed driver issues.

The Department’s last DUI Checkpoint operation was held last month on Antelope Road which resulted in a similar number of cars screened…

by · March 14, 2015 · Police
Police lights, stock photo. // Citrus Heights Sentinel

Shooting: Citrus Heights police arrest man on murder charges

Updated Mar. 9, 10:15 a.m. —
Citrus Heights police said a suspect has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting on Greenback Lane Friday, according to a press release sent out this afternoon.

The 34-year-old male suspect was arrested and booked in the Sacramento County Jail on murder charges, after he was identified and located by law enforcement officers, according to the press statement authored by Lieutenant Christine Ford. “Due to the ongoing investigation,” Ford said a photo of the suspect would not be released, but police initially described the suspect being sought as a “black male adult wearing a dark colored sweatshirt possibly driving a silver colored sedan with damage to the passenger side.”

Police said the shooting occurred around 10:30 a.m. Friday on the 6500 block of Greenback Lane, where officers responded to reports of shots fired in the area and found a man who had been shot…

by · March 7, 2015 · Police
Mariposa Avenue was briefly blocked off by Citrus Heights police, Monday, as officers conducted a felony vehicle stop related to domestic violence situation.

Police: SWAT responds to domestic violence call; arrest made

Citrus Heights police said a SWAT team was called out and a 31-year-old man was arrested on domestic violence charges Monday, after the alleged victim was sent to the hospital from injuries…

by · February 24, 2015 · Police
Photo released by Citrus Heights police, showing various weapons seized, Tuesday.

PD: Citrus Heights SWAT raids seized 20+ guns, drugs, $93k

Citrus Heights police released additional information tonight regarding Tuesday’s SWAT raids, reporting the seizure of numerous firearms, ammunition, narcotics and $93,000 in cash, following the execution of search warrants at three locations in the city…

by · February 18, 2015 · Police
Citrus Heights SWAT members exit S&S Tire after a Tuesday morning weapons-related raid.

3 arrested for weapons violations in Citrus Heights SWAT raids

Citrus Heights police said Tuesday night that three separate SWAT raids conducted this morning resulted in three men being arrested for “numerous weapons violations.”

“Based on the evidence recovered at the locations,” a press release by Sergeant Mike Wells said 55-year-old Alphonso Harris, 29-year-old Mohammed Javed, and 67-year-old David Smith were arrested for alleged weapons violations, with Smith arrested for narcotics violations as well.

All three men were booked into the Sacramento County Jail, according to police.

The press release contained limited information, with police citing the ongoing nature of the investigation and stating “there is no further information at this time.”

The raids resulted in Auburn Boulevard being shut down around 8 a.m. Tuesday, with drivers and residents witnessing heavy police presence and SWAT team activity outside S&S Tire on Auburn Boulevard near Kanai Ave…

by · February 17, 2015 · Police
Citrus Heights police SWAT team members block off a portion of Kanai Ave, Tuesday.

Breaking: heavy police activity, SWAT team at Auburn Blvd tire shop

Updated 10:49 a.m. —
Auburn Boulevard was shut down around 8 a.m. Tuesday due to heavy police presence and SWAT team activity outside S&S Tire on Auburn Boulevard near Kanai Ave.

SWAT team members from the Citrus Heights Police Department armed with rifles, saws and other equipment were observed entering and exiting S&S Tire around 8 a.m., with CHPD’s recently acquired Mine Resistant Armor Protected (MRAP) military surplus vehicle parked outside.

By about 8:45 a.m., the SWAT team had packed up and left, the road re-opened and CHPD officers had left the scene, along with Sacramento Sheriff’s Department deputies who were observed to be assisting.

According to Sergeant Mike Wells, CHPD’s Investigative Services Division “was involved in an active investigation into illegal weapons sales,” and was able to obtain search warrants for multiple locations within Citrus Heights — one of which was S&S Tire…

by · February 17, 2015 · Police
An officer documents the scene of a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash which closed down southbound Auburn Blvd for 10 hours, Saturday.

Police close Auburn Blvd for 10hrs after Valentine’s Day crash

Citrus Heights police said a 2 a.m. collision between a car and pedestrian sent a young woman to the hospital in critical condition Saturday morning and caused officers to close all southbound lanes of traffic on Auburn Boulevard for 10 hours while conducting an investigation.

Officer Anthony Boehle said police were dispatched to a report of a collision near Kanai Avenue just before 2 a.m. on Valentine’s Day, finding the vehicle and driver on scene, as well as the pedestrian who had been hit. He said the woman was immediately transported to the hospital for treatment and is currently listed in critical condition.

Boehle said the investigation is still ongoing, but speed does not appear to be a factor and the driver showed “no indication of impairment.” Referencing the nearby Rocky’s 7440 Club, Boehle said “it’s possible” alcohol played a role on the pedestrian’s part, as “the young lady was coming from the bar…”

by · February 14, 2015 · Police
Police lights, stock photo. // Citrus Heights Sentinel

Police: missing 10-year-old girl from Citrus Heights found

Citrus Heights police said a search for a missing “at-risk” girl ended successfully Thursday, after a search team formed and the 10-year-old was located.

“We are relieved to announce [the missing person] has been located and is currently being reunited with her family,” said CHPD’s Public Information Officer Chad Morris in an email update to media just after 3 p.m., Thursday.

Police said officers responded to a report of the missing girl, who reportedly had last been seen at her Citrus Heights residence around 11:30 a.m. A detailed description and photograph of the minor was then sent out by police in a press release around 2:50 p.m., urging anyone with information regarding her whereabouts to call the Department.

Just 20 minutes after sending the release out, police said the missing girl had been located, and thanked those involved in the search effort for their willingness to help…

by · February 13, 2015 · Police
Officers maintain a perimeter near Antelope Road Monday, in search of a vehicle theft suspect.

Police: driver gets stolen vehicle back after search leads to arrest

Citrus Heights police said they recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested an at-large wanted parolee Monday, after “an alert citizen” helped find the man hiding in a shed within a search perimeter officers established near Antelope Road and Mariposa Avenue.

Sergeant Mike Wells said police officers located the stolen vehicle just “moments” after it had been reported stolen around 9 a.m. by a man who’d left his vehicle running while going inside a local gas station.

Police said the thief fled the vehicle on foot and was reported “hopping fences” near Mariposa and Pratt Avenues, leading officers to establish a multi-block perimeter in search of the thief. A California Highway Patrol plane was also observed circling the area during the search…

by · January 28, 2015 · Police