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Latest local news briefs include police releasing photos of a theft suspect who stole an elderly woman’s purse, a man with a “creepy” Halloween mask prompting a phone call to police, and the death of a San Juan High School alumni.
‘Creepy’ man in Halloween mask prompts police call
A man silently walking around a Citrus Heights neighborhood wearing a Halloween mask prompted a phone call to police by some who thought it was too creepy. Police talked to the man and determined no crime had been committed, according to Fox 40. (See video)
Police seek suspect accused of stealing elderly woman’s purse at Walmart
Citrus Heights police on Thursday released photos of a suspect accused of stealing an elderly woman’s purse at Walmart on Aug. 29. According to police, the suspect acted as if she was helping the woman, but then took off with the woman’s purse and left in a newer model Ford F-150. The woman’s cards were then used to make fraudulent purchases. (See suspect photo)
Burglary suspect crashes into vehicle in Citrus Heights
CBS 13 reported last Saturday that a burglary suspect being chased by sheriff’s deputies collided with another vehicle in Citrus Heights, injuring one of the other vehicle’s occupants. The suspect was arrested, but police said he was uncooperative and had to be tased during the arrest. (See video)
Obituary: Alfred J. “Fred” Padilla (1943-2019)
Alfred Padilla, a San Juan High School alumni who grew up in Citrus Heights, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 6 at Sutter Roseville Hospital, according to an obituary published in the Sacramento Bee last week. He retired in 2001 from working at McClellan Air Force Base and is survived by his wife, five children and 14 grandchildren. (See full obituary)
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