Citrus Heights police surrounded a home during a 12-hour stand-off with a possibly armed man, Thursday.

Citrus Heights SWAT surround home; man inside possibly armed

Update: 58-year-old David Wilt was arrested Thursday night after a 15-hour standoff with police ended peacefully]

With SWAT gear on and rifles drawn, police have been outside a Citrus Heights home Thursday in a 12-hour ongoing stand-off with a man they say is uncooperative and possibly armed…

by · April 16, 2015 · Police
Citrus Heights PD swears in 17 new officers at awards ceremony

Citrus Heights PD swears in 17 new officers at awards ceremony

The Citrus Heights Police Department handed out awards, made promotions, and welcomed more than a dozen new officers to its team last week, during an annual Swearing-In and Awards Ceremony at the Community Center.

“Our men and women work extremely hard, day in and day out, 24/7, to ensure our community is safe,” said Sergeant Michael Wells in a news release, commenting that the ceremony is “just one way” to show the Department’s appreciation for their work…

by · April 4, 2015 · Community, Police
Citrus Heights police released these two photos this week, hoping the public can help identify an armed robbery suspect.

Citrus Heights PD seeks public’s help to ID armed robbery suspect

Citrus Heights police released photos this week in an effort to help identify a suspect in an armed robbery police say took place on March 14 at a business near Antelope Road on Tupelo Drive.

Around 9:50 a.m., police said officers responded to the 6400 block of Tupelo Drive in Citrus Heights for a report of an armed robbery, with officers determining the suspect “brandished a firearm” while robbing the business, according to a police news release.

The robbery suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his early to mid-20’s, with a “slender build” and height of about 5 feet 6 inches. He was wearing a baseball cap, hooded sweatshirt and baggy jeans, and had tied-back braided hair and a light mustache.

Police said he was seen fleeing into the passenger’s side of the two-door green sedan shown in one of the two surveillance photos released…

by · March 28, 2015 · Police
32-year-old William Patrick Hendrickson was arrested for homicide Thursday, after police said a woman was found with "severe injuries consistent with assault."

Police make arrest in 3rd Citrus Heights homicide in March

Citrus Heights police said a 32-year-old man has been arrested after turning himself in Thursday morning, following the death of a woman police said had severe assault-related injuries — making it the third homicide in the city this month.

On Thursday morning around 1:45 a.m., police said officers responded to a report of an assault near Auburn Boulevard on the 7500 block of Cook Avenue.

Officers responding to the scene found a female with “severe injuries” who was taken to a local hospital where she was later pronounced deceased, according to a police news release.

Police said the woman’s injuries “were consistent with an assault,” leading detectives to begin a homicide investigation on scene…

by · March 26, 2015 · Police
Citrus Heights Police Chief Christopher Boyd stands in front of several of CHPD's new Police Interceptor SUVs.

Boyd recalls challenge, ‘honor’ of leading Cal Police Chiefs Assoc.

Citrus Heights Police Chief Christopher Boyd recently finished a one-year term as president of an association representing 334 police chiefs across California, calling it an honor and major highlight of his career — as well as a challenge.

“Just getting into my term, we were really thrown with some national issues that we had to quickly adjust to,” said Boyd, referencing Ferguson, criticism of police use-of-force, and what he called “police-community trust” issues. Additionally, Boyd said the California Police Chiefs Association had to respond to state legislation brought forward relating to these national issues.

While still maintaining his position as Citrus Heights police chief, Boyd said he quickly re-focused the state-level association by forming workgroups related to national issues like police militarization, body-worn cameras, privacy, and community trust…

by · March 20, 2015 · City Hall, Police
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