Wondering what a Friday night is like for police in Citrus Heights? Latest police logs include reports of guns being sold out of a cargo van at Taco Bell, a vehicle running off the road and getting stuck in a creek, homeless camps being set up across the city, and “landscaping bark” being stolen from a neighbor’s yard.
The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins for Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. Links to additional bulletins are also included below.
Friday, Feb. 8, 2019: Total of 66 incidents listed.
Incident report categories of note: 14 calls regarding suspicious activities, 23 disturbance-related, 12 homeless/transient-related, no grand theft, 4 petty thefts, no burglaries, 2 assault reports, 5 collisions, no stolen vehicles, and no reports of domestic violence.
12:00 a.m., Fraud/Forgery, ARCO on San Juan Ave. A $50 counterfeit bill was reportedly handed to a gas station employee around midnight. When asked for a real bill, the customer left.
1:43 a.m., Suspicious Circumstances, Conover Drive. A caller told police someone was ringing their doorbell in the middle of the night.
4:58 a.m., Petty Theft, Donegal/Louth. Police were contacted shortly before 5 a.m. after a resident reported seeing someone loitering in their neighbor’s yard, “stealing landscaping bark and a door.”
9:06 a.m., Suspicious Circumstances, Greenback/Fountain Square. A man was reportedly seen”throwing items at passing vehicles” on Greenback Lane at Fountain Square Drive, about a block away from the police station.
12:44 p.m., Homeless Camp, Greenback/Fountain Square. Several transients were observed setting up camp in a business complex at the intersection of Greenback Lane and Fountain Square Drive.
4:27 p.m., Disturbance Loitering, Paradise Laundry on Greenback Ln. A transient man was reportedly mumbling and harassing customers outside a laundromat near the intersection of San Juan Avenue and Greenback Lane. The caller said the man was also blocking the door at times.
5:22 p.m., Petty Theft, Donegal Drive. A vehicle was rummaged through on Donegal Drive, with the caller reporting the vehicle’s registration and other items missing.
7:36 p.m., Collision Unknown Injury, Fair Oaks/Villa Oak. Police were contacted after a vehicle reportedly ran off the road and got stuck in a creek.
8:35 p.m., Suspicious Circumstances, Taco Bell at Antelope/Sunrise. A caller told police they believed guns were being sold out of a white, windowless cargo van parked at the Taco Bell near Antelope Road and Sunrise Boulevard.
9:11 p.m., Disturbance Verbal, Michaels on Birdcage Centre Ln. Police were notified that someone was in the bathroom at Michaels and was refusing to leave.
11:04 p.m., Intoxicated Person, Peppertree Wy. A man was observed hitting vehicles and yelling to himself on Peppertree Way, located in a residential neighborhood several blocks away from Raley’s. The man had reportedly been drinking.
11:40 p.m., Assault, Corner Pocket Sports Bar on Sunrise Blvd. About 10 men were reportedly fighting at a sports bar at the corner of Sunrise Boulevard and Antelope Road shortly before midnight.
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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.”