The Citrus Heights Police Department introduced a new addition to the force during Thursday night’s City Council meeting — a two-year-old black Labrador Retriever named Farley.
Police Chief Ron Lawrence told council members during the meeting that Farley is a “single-purpose narcotics detection canine” who has been with the department for about two weeks and is already credited with helping authorities discover a total of about 37 pounds of marijuana. Lawrence said one recent drug shipment that was intercepted had an estimated street value of $74,000, if it had made it to its intended destination on the East Coast.
In a news release on Friday, police said Farley and his partner, Detective Dave Moranz, are assigned to the Narcotic and Economic Crimes Investigation Task Force for the United States Postal Inspection Service, in Sacramento. Police said Farley was officially POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission) certified on Nov. 27, 2018.
He joins four other canines serving with CHPD, where they aid in officer protection, tracking, and criminal apprehension…
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Another DUI and drivers license checkpoint will be conducted this weekend in Citrus Heights to kick off a holiday season enforcement campaign, police said in a news release on Tuesday.
Authorities said the checkpoint will be held at “an undisclosed location” in the city between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m., beginning Friday night, Dec. 14, and continuing through the early hours of the following day.
A prior checkpoint held in October on Sunrise Boulevard near Oak Avenue resulted in one DUI arrest and another arrest involving a misdemeanor traffic warrant. Police reported that during the checkpoint a total of 973 vehicles were stopped and 31 citations were issued for various offenses, including driving without a license or…
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Citrus Heights planning commissioners on Wednesday will hold a public hearing and take up consideration of a 47-unit low-income housing project proposed on Sunrise Blvd., which has drawn a mixed response from residents.
The project, called Sunrise Pointe, is proposed at the old Abel’s Christmas Tree lot at 7424 Sunrise Blvd. and seeks to provide permanent housing and on-site supportive services for those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, those with psychiatric disabilities, and those with very low-income levels of no more than 45 percent of the median income of the area.
According to documents included in the Planning Commission’s Dec. 12 agenda packet, plans call for two and three story buildings with a variety of one, two and three-bedroom units on a 2.35-acre lot. Eighteen of the units would be “set aside for eligible households in which at least one adult household member is living with a psychiatric disability,” according to a letter included in the packet from TLCS, the Sacramento-based nonprofit that has proposed the project along with developer Jamboree Housing Corporation…
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