Latest Citrus Heights police logs include an employee allegedly stealing $4,200 from PetSmart through fake returns, transient campers taking over the Raley’s parking lot, bad behavior from a Lyft driver, and bikini-clad mud-bather’s causing a disturbance at a vacant residence.
The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins, from May 5 to May 11, 2017:
May 11, 2017: Total of 59 incidents listed.
Incident report categories of note: 21 disturbance-related, 12 homeless-related, 1 vehicle burglary, 7 collisions, 5 assault reports, 4 stolen vehicle reports, 4 petty thefts.
7:45 a.m., Assault with Weapon, Burnham Drive. A 9-1-1 call was made to police with screaming heard and a man saying someone on his property “chased him with a hammer.” Disposition listed: advised.
7:47 a.m., Collision, Woodside Elementary. A vehicle-versus-student collision was reported in front of the bus loop at Woodside Elementary on Villa Oak Drive. The student was laying on the ground, with injuries being determined. Disposition listed: report taken.
1:34 p.m., Verbal Disturbance, Sylvan Oaks Library. A homeless woman was reportedly sitting in a vehicle in the library parking lot “screaming and yelling, scaring people.” Disposition listed: gone on arrival.
4 p.m., Verbal Disturbance, Popeye’s on Antelope Rd. Police were notified that a Lyft driver had hit a passenger’s hand while the passenger was videoing the Lyft driver’s “poor behavior.” Disposition listed: advised.
May 10, 2017: Total of 46 incidents listed:
Incident report categories of note: 23 disturbance-related, 10 homeless-related, 1 burglary, 5 collisions, 2 assault reports, 0 stolen vehicle reports, 5 petty thefts.
1:41 p.m., Injury Collision, Applebee’s on Auburn Blvd. A caller told police she was hit by a vehicle while riding her bicycle in a crosswalk area near Applebee’s. The victim reported leg and arm injuries and said the driver involved remained on scene. Disposition listed: report taken.
3:42 p.m., Disturbance Loitering, Raley’s on Lichen Drive. Transients were reportedly “camped out all over Raley’s shopping center.” The caller said no one was being reported in particular, but said “there are people all throughout the center camping out.” Disposition listed: “checks ok.”
7:10 p.m., Burglary, Bubbie’s Love Bistro at Sunrise/Antelope. A homeless woman was reportedly “banging and attempting to punch the window out” at Bubbie’s Love Bistro. The restaurant had closed for the day and the caller was locked inside the business during the incident. Disposition listed: arrest.
May 8, 2017: Total of 41 incidents listed:
Incident report categories of note: 21 disturbance-related, 4 homeless-related, 1 burglary, 2 collisions, 4 assault reports, 3 stolen vehicle reports, 2 petty thefts.
12:22 p.m., Grand Theft, PetSmart on Sunrise Blvd. An employee reportedly “admitted to fake returns to take cash,” resulting in loss estimated at $4,200. The employee was apparently cooperative and was sitting with a manager when police were notified of the theft. Disposition listed: advised.
2:51 p.m., Disturbance Loitering, Canevalley Circle. Two bikini-clad females were reportedly seen entering the backyard of a vacant residence on Canevalley Circle, near Lichen Drive. The pair were described as “covered in mud.” Disposition listed: “checks ok.”
4:45 p.m., Injury Hit and Run, Greenback/Sunrise. A caller reported being involved in a collision with a semi truck at the intersection of Greenback Lane and Sunrise Boulevard around 4:20 p.m. The truck driver reportedly “refused to exchange full info” and provided an incorrect phone number for insurance. The caller reported having back, neck and hip pain, but refused medical attention. Disposition listed: advised.
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.”