Latest police logs in Citrus Heights include reports of grand theft near Brooktree Park, cups of coffee being thrown at vehicles and patrons eating at a local restaurant, multiple incidents involving weapons reports, and a suspicious circumstance report involving a masked man swinging a sledge hammer near Sylvan Middle School.
The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins for Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Links to additional bulletins are also included below.
Monday, January 21, 2019: Total of 72 incidents listed.
Incident report categories of note: 21 calls regarding suspicious activities, 20 disturbance-related, 7 homeless/transient-related, 1 grand theft, 5 petty thefts, no burglaries, 3 assault reports, 1 collision, no stolen vehicles, and 2 reports of domestic violence.
9:58 a.m., Petty Theft, Kittery Ave. A woman called police and said she believed her ex-boyfriend stole a video game from her several months ago and sold it.
10:40 a.m., Suspicious Circumstances, Sylvan Middle School on Auburn Blvd. A masked man was reportedly “swinging a sledge hammer” on Auburn Boulevard near Sylvan Middle School.
11:43 a.m., Collision Injury, Carl’s Jr. at Antelope/Tupelo. Police were advised by a driver that someone on a scooter had run into his car while he was driving. The incident was listed as an injury collision.
11:51 a.m., Brandishing Weapon, Rosie’s Country Kitchen on Auburn Blvd. A man driving a white Chevrolet vehicle reportedly “pulled a rifle” on another man while he was at the car wash across from Rosie’s Country Kitchen on Auburn Boulevard.
12:22 p.m., Vandalism, Noodles & Company on Sunrise Blvd. Multiple subjects were reportedly “throwing cups of coffee at patrons” at the Noodles & Company restaurant in the Marketplace at Birdcage. They were also observed throwing coffee at vehicles passing through the parking lot.
1:20 p.m., Grand Theft, Brayton Ave. A locked tool box in the bed of a pickup truck was broken into on Brayton Avenue, near Brooktree Park. About $1500 in tools were taken.
1:52 p.m., Suspicious Circumstances, Arborelle Apartments on Sunrise Blvd. A woman reportedly “pulled a gun” on a friend at an apartment complex. Police were advised that the woman “believes subjects are coming through the vents and is hearing a male voice.”
1:55 p.m., Suspicious Circumstances, Mariposa Ave. A caller reported being blackmailed after “chatting with a female online.”
1:59 p.m., Indecent Exposure, Del Taco on Greenback Ln. An incident involving indecent exposure was reported at the Del Taco restaurant at the corner of Greenback Lane and San Juan Avenue. No further description was included in the incident log.
4:54 p.m., Suspicious Circumstances, Burger King on Sunrise Blvd. A man reportedly was seen taking a pistol out of the trunk of a cream-colored car and then put it in his waistband.
7:07 p.m., Disturbance Verbal, Sylvan Rd. A homeless man was reportedly trying to set up a camp behind a residence on Sylvan Road and was getting into a verbal argument with a resident who was trying to get him to leave.
7:33 p.m., Driving Under the Influence, Food Maxx on Sunrise Blvd. Police were called after a driver reportedly “fell out” of his vehicle while attempting to get out. He then was seen stumbling around inside Food Maxx, apparently under the influence of alcohol.
9:58 p.m., Assault w/Weapon, Greenback/Dewey. A caller told police that a male driver had stopped in the middle of the street near Greenback Lane and Dewey Drive, opened his door, and then shot a gun at the caller’s vehicle. No other information was included in the incident log, but Police Lt. David Gutierrez later told The Sentinel it appeared that responding officers “located a small dent in the reporting party’s car, not consistent with damage caused by a firearm.” He also said no other evidence was found to substantiate the use of a firearm and no witnesses were located. A report was taken documenting the incident.
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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.”