Latest Citrus Heights police logs include an Uber driver reportedly being assaulted by passengers, flame-throwing transients, an armed robbery at a liquor store, and “towel” trouble at a local motel.
The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins, from April 7 to April 13, 2017:
April 13, 2017: Total of 49 incidents listed.
Incident categories of note: 19 disturbance-related, 8 homeless-related, 1 vehicle burglary, 1 petty theft, 4 assault reports, 4 collisions, 1 stolen vehicle report.
12:04 a.m., Assault, Referee’s Sports Bar & Grill on Auburn Blvd. A half-dozen transients were reportedly “threatening customers with [an] aerosol can and lighter” at a sports bar, located in the Grand Oaks Shopping Center on Auburn Blvd. One customer was punched, but an ambulance was not requested. Disposition listed: advised.
9:47 a.m., Verbal Disturbance, Ranch Motel on Auburn Blvd. A motel guest told police that an employee at the location was refusing to return her ID unless she provided “more money for using towels in room.” The guest said she was unaware there was an additional charge for the towels and told police she did not have any more money. The employee had reportedly declined an offer to bill the guest at a later date. Disposition listed: advised.
2:09 p.m., Shoplifting, Raley’s on Lichen Dr. A shoplifter was nabbed by Raley’s loss prevention personnel after attempting to walk out of the store with products valued at $150. Disposition listed: citation.
9:01 p.m., Robbery, Discount Liquor Mini Mart on Greenback Ln. An armed robbery was reported at a liquor store in the San Juan Plaza Shopping Center. About $600 was taken from the location. Two male suspects were described, one of whom had a gun. Disposition listed: report taken.
April 12, 2017: Total of 50 incidents listed.
Incident categories of note: 18 disturbance-related, 9 homeless-related, 2 burglary reports, 3 petty thefts, 6 assault reports, 2 collisions, 1 stolen vehicle.
12:24 a.m., Assault, Shell Gas Station at Greenback/Sunrise. An Uber driver reported being punched in the face by multiple passengers. No weapons were used. Disposition listed: “Unable to Locate.”
6:25 p.m., Disturbance Loitering, Cavan Drive. An ongoing problem involving 10 juveniles loitering at a housing complex on Cavan Drive was reported to police. The minors reportedly did not live at the complex and had a history of “defecating in laundry room and bothering people.” Disposition listed: “Gone on Arrival.”
6:32 p.m., Verbal Disturbance, Pretty Nail on Greenback Ln. Two female customers were reportedly “throwing stuff everywhere” inside a nail salon on Greenback Lane, near Birdcage Street. One of the women was pushing tables over and throwing nail polish. An employee was able to lock the door and keep the woman outside. Disposition listed: advised.
9:06 p.m., Vehicle Burglary, Ranch Ave. Four juveniles on bikes were reportedly trying to break into a vehicle on Ranch Avenue, off San Juan Avenue. All of the suspects had flashlights and tools, but no other description was provided. Disposition listed: advised.
April 10, 2017: Total of 57 incidents listed.
Incident categories of note: 25 disturbance-related, 13 homeless-related, 1 burglary report, 2 petty thefts, 2 assault reports, 3 collisions, 4 stolen vehicles.
12:09 a.m., Disturbance loitering, Advent Lutheran Church on San Juan Ave. A homeless woman was sleeping on the church patio and was told to leave, but the woman reportedly “threatened to get a weapon.” Disposition listed: advised.
7:13 a.m., Stolen vehicle, Outlook Drive. A Chevy Trailblazer was stolen from a driveway on Outlook Drive and had been seen leaving towards Roseville Road on Zenith Drive. Disposition listed: arrest.
1:00 p.m., Disturbance loitering, McDonald’s at Antelope/Lichen. A homeless man was reportedly drinking beer in front of the McDonald’s on Lichen Drive and was harassing female employees “by attempting to give them hugs.” Disposition listed: “Gone on Arrival.”
4:29 p.m., Fraud/forgery, Silk Wood Way. A report was made regarding a credit card being used by an unknown person at a Home Depot store in Stockton. Over $4,300 of fraudulent charges were made. Disposition listed: “On Line Report.”
Note: The Sentinel compiles summaries of select local police incident bulletins each week as a service to the public, based on data available from CHPD. Police advise that the information included in daily bulletins are summaries of calls for service for each day, with information “deemed confidential” not included in the record. CHPD states that the information noted on its daily bulletins is what was reported to police by callers, or in person, and therefore “may or may not actually reflect the true content of an incident.”