Woman hit while crossing Auburn Blvd suffers major injuries

Woman hit while crossing Auburn Blvd suffers major injuries

Citrus Heights police said an elderly woman was hit by a car while trying to cross Auburn Boulevard near Antelope Road Monday night — with nearby church-goers saying she was leaving a memorial service when she was struck.

Police Sgt. Chad Morris said the collision occurred around 9 p.m. outside the Sierra Oaks apartment complex, at the corner of Sycamore Drive and Auburn Boulevard, where responding officers found the woman lying in the roadway with major…

by · November 24, 2015 · Police
CHPD seeks to reduce fatalities with $236k traffic safety grant

CHPD seeks to reduce fatalities with $236k traffic safety grant

The Citrus Heights Police Department announced last week it was awarded a $236,190 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to help fund a year-long program of safety-related efforts, including DUI checkpoints and distracted driving enforcement.

In a news release issued Tuesday, Lt. Jason Russo said grant funds will be used to reduce traffic-related deaths and injuries, citing an alarming rise in roadway fatalities on Citrus Heights streets — with five deaths this year so far, compared to zero in 2014…

by · November 23, 2015 · Police
Officer Dave Jones, left, joins a team in delivering Holiday Referral donations in 2013. Photo courtesy, CHPD.

Holiday police program benefits needy Citrus Heights families

Kicking off the season of giving, the Citrus Heights Police Department announced it is again partnering with the community this year through its annual Holiday Referral Program — a community-involved effort created to help families who experienced a hardship over the past year.

“Our goal is to give [in-need families] a very nice holiday Christmas along with presents and a Christmas meal,” said Police Support Services Manager Sandy…

by · November 7, 2015 · Community, Police
A police officer talks to the driver of a car which crashed through a Citrus Heights storefront, Monday morning.

Driver crashes through storefront windows on Greenback Lane

Citrus Heights police said a “misunderstanding” between a driver’s brake and accelerator pedals sent a vehicle crashing through storefront windows in a Greenback Lane shopping center near San Juan Avenue, Monday morning — the second such incident to hit the shopping center in the past year.

Donna Chin, who works as a graphics designer at All Awards, said she arrived to find “a sea” of police and fire personnel outside…

by · November 2, 2015 · Police
Officers gather behind a police car on Sungarden Drive Saturday, preparing to send a team inside a home after an alleged assault. // CHSentinel

Alleged assault at party leads to heavy police response

Residents in a typically quiet Citrus Heights neighborhood were treated to an unexpected Halloween surprise on Saturday when more than a dozen police officers arrived with handguns and rifles drawn outside a home on Sungarden Drive, responding to a possible domestic violence assault during a party at the residence.

Police said they received a call around 11:25 a.m. Saturday, reporting that a female had been assaulted by an ex-boyfriend with a baseball bat during a Friday-night party…

by · October 31, 2015 · Police
Police lights, stock photo. // Citrus Heights Sentinel

Citrus Heights police plan Halloween-night DUI crackdown

Updated Oct. 31, 11:37 a.m.–
Citrus Heights police announced plans on Thursday to deploy additional DUI officers on city streets this weekend, calling Halloween “one of the most deadly nights” for drunk or drugged driving accidents across the nation.

While Citrus Heights had zero DUI-related deaths last year, 2015 has seen five fatalities on the road…

by · October 30, 2015 · Police
Citrus Heights police released surveillance video appearing to show a gas station robbery from Sept. 30.

[Video] Alleged armed robbery on Sept. 30

Note: Suspects enter around the 40 second mark.

by · October 22, 2015 · Police
Citrus Heights police released surveillance video appearing to show a gas station robbery from Sept. 30.

CHPD releases video to help ID armed robbery suspects

Citrus Heights police released surveillance video Thursday and requested the public’s help in identifying two suspects wanted in connection with the armed robbery of a local gas station.

Police said around 8:14 p.m. on Sept. 30, 2015, two men entered the Shell gas station located at 6141 Greenback Ln. and fled with cash after demanding money from the employee at gunpoint, which the surveillance video appears to show…

by · October 22, 2015 · Police
A sign in support of local police is shown outside the Safe Credit Union in Citrus Heights.

‘Police Week’ underway in Citrus Heights to support local PD

Aimed to combat negative sentiments toward law enforcement in national news, a local police charity has kicked off a week-long “We Support Our Police” campaign in Citrus Heights — gaining visible support from a number of area businesses and residents this week.

The week-long effort continues from Oct. 18 to 24 and is sponsored by the nonprofit Citrus Heights Police Activities League (PAL), which is selling large signs and blue ribbon lapels…

by · October 21, 2015 · Community, Police
Man arrested for allegedly firing gun in Citrus Heights home

Man arrested for allegedly firing gun in Citrus Heights home

A 29-year-old man was arrested in Citrus Heights Saturday morning for “negligent discharge of a firearm,” following multiple reports of gun shots near Walnut Drive and Auburn Boulevard, according to a police news release.

Police said responding officers were “witness” to gunshots coming from a home on the 7500 block of Walnut Drive and set up a perimeter, with assistance from neighboring police departments…

by · October 17, 2015 · Police