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File photo, police lights. // CH Sentinel

Citrus Heights Police: latest DUI Checkpoint set for this weekend

Police will conduct a Saint Patrick’s Day weekend DUI and drivers license checkpoint in Citrus Heights, authorities announced in a news release on Wednesday.

The checkpoint will be held at “an undisclosed location” in the city between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m., beginning Friday night, March 17, and continuing through early Saturday morning…

by · March 15, 2017 · Police
File photo, forensics lab. // Public domain

Cold Case: 20 years later, DNA evidence ties man to rape of Fair Oaks teen

Two decades after a masked man entered a Fair Oaks home, tied up a mother and her two daughters at gunpoint and raped one of them, a 35-year-old man has plead guilty to the 1997 crime. Though unidentified for nearly 20 years, advancements in DNA technology later connected Joseph Brian Cox to a cigarette butt and a roll of tape found at the scene, the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday.

In a March 15 news release, the district attorney’s office said Cox plead guilty to three counts of “forcible digital penetration” and two counts of “forcible rape.” Cox, now 35, was a juvenile when he committed the crimes…

by · March 15, 2017 · Police
2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: March 3-8th

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: March 3-8th

Looking for records of local police activity? Here’s direct links to the Citrus Heights Police Department’s Daily Incident Logs for March 3 through March 8, 2017:

by · March 11, 2017 · Police Logs
Suspect Shannon Marie Loveless was arrested March 7 and charged with grand theft and two other felonies. // Image courtesy, CHPD

Grand Theft: investigation leads to arrest of Citrus Heights woman

Police announced the arrest of a 35-year-old Citrus Heights woman this week after she allegedly stole a purse from an unlocked vehicle and then made purchases using a stolen credit card at several local retailers.

In a news release on Thursday, police said suspect Shannon Marie Loveless had been located and arrested on March 7, after officers investigated the incident and were able to connect her to the theft through video surveillance images obtained from stores where the stolen card had been…

by · March 10, 2017 · Police
2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: Feb. 24 – March 2

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: Feb. 24 – March 2

Looking for records of local police activity? Here’s direct links to the Citrus Heights Police Department’s Daily Incident Logs for Feb. 24 through March 2, 2017:

by · March 1, 2017 · Police Logs
Police believe suspect Levi Pierce is responsible for a series of burglaries occurring in Citrus Heights. A map was released by police last month indicating targeted burglary areas.

Bail set at $1 million for Citrus Heights serial burglary suspect

23-year-old Levi Pierce remains in custody after being arrested last month in connection with a series of early morning burglaries in Citrus Heights. His bail has been set at $1 million.

According to Sacramento County Superior Court records, Pierce faces 25 counts of burglary-related charges — 24 of which are listed as first-degree felonies. He was arraigned and appointed a public defender on Feb. 21, with an upcoming court appearance set for March 7…

by · March 1, 2017 · Police
Police lights, stock photo. // Citrus Heights Sentinel

Citrus Heights man killed in train vs. pedestrian collision

A 44-year-old man who was hit and killed by an Amtrak train in Santa Barbara on Wednesday has been identified as Jason Perea of Citrus Heights, area police confirmed yesterday.

In a news release authored by Santa Barbara Police Sgt. Joshua Morton, police said officers responded to the fatal collision around 6:15 p.m. on Feb. 22, located at a railroad crossing near downtown Santa Barbara. Perea was pronounced dead at the scene and taken to the coroner’s office…

by · February 25, 2017 · Police
2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: Feb. 17-23

2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: Feb. 17-23

Looking for records of local police activity? Here’s direct links to the Citrus Heights Police Department’s Daily Incident Logs for Feb. 17 through Feb. 23, 2017:

by · February 22, 2017 · Police Logs
Police lights, stock photo. // CH Sentinel

CHPD: vehicle pursuit concludes after spike strips deployed on Greenback

Police said a 26-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly leading officers on a slower-than-usual eight-mile pursuit through Citrus Heights that eventually ended on Greenback Lane after spike strips were used to stop the vehicle.

Special Operations Lt. Jason Russo said the incident began shortly after 7 p.m. on Feb. 21 when police received a call about a man with “an open, folded knife,” who was also suspected of…

by · February 22, 2017 · Police
Citrus Heights police released surveillance images of two suspects sought in connection with a commercial burglary on Lichen Dr. // Images courtesy, CHPD

Police seek help from public to identify Citrus Heights burglary suspects

Citrus Heights police on Tuesday released surveillance images of two suspects sought in connection with the burglary of a business on Lichen Drive, near Antelope Road.

“The theft from the commercial businesses in our community won’t be tolerated,” said Police Lt. Michael Wells in a news release accompanying the surveillance photos Tuesday afternoon. “We hope that the community can assist with identifying these subjects so that we can hold them accountable for this crime…”

by · February 21, 2017 · Police
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