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Man drives Volvo into Safeway. Photo credit: Luke Otterstad

Volvo Crashes Through Front of Safeway on Greenback

Citrus Heights’ Safeway received an unwanted cosmetic adjustment over the weekend when a driver rammed his older-model Volvo into the front of the building, damaging a large pillar and part of the front wall…

Citrus Heights Police Seek Help to ID Theft Suspects

Updated Oct. 18, 1:05 p.m. — Citrus Heights police emailed and tweeted a request for help Friday night, seeking assistance from the community to identify two suspects who are alleged to have been caught on camera stealing a…

Prison Bars, photo by Michael Coghlan

City Council Votes 5-0 to Oppose Prop 47

Citrus Heights city council leaders unanimously voted Thursday to oppose California’s Proposition 47, following a recommendation by Police Chief Christopher Boyd about the controversial ballot measure which seeks to reduce penalties for certain nonviolent drug and property crimes.…

"Bait vehicle" warning signs in Citrus Heights // photo credit: Luke Otterstad

‘Bait Vehicle’ Signs Raise Questions from Residents

Ever wonder what’s going on with the large “bait vehicle” signs around Citrus Heights? If so, you’re not alone, as questions about the signs have been brought up by residents at several community meetings in the past few…

Citrus Heights shooting leaves one dead; police seek witnesses

A Friday night shooting in Citrus Heights has left one man dead after police say his vehicle was struck by gunfire and collided with a light pole near Sayonara Drive and Lialana Way, according to a police department…

Citrus Heights Motorcycle Competition at Sunrise Mall

Police Hold Statewide Motorcycle Competition at Sunrise Mall

Orange safety cones dotted the parking lot at Sunrise Mall as part of Saturday’s police motorcycle competition and traffic safety fair, which also featured a kids bicycle rodeo, face-painting and bounce-houses.

Antelope Road Lanes Closed Twice from Two Major Injury Accidents

Several lanes on Antelope Road at Sunrise Boulevard were shut down for five hours Monday, after officers responded to a motor scooter injury accident around 3 a.m. – just 12 hours later, Antelope Road lanes were shut down…

IRS sign

CHPD Warns of IRS Phone Scam, Feds Give 5 Ways to Spot Hoax

The Citrus Heights Police Department tweeted a warning this week about an IRS phone scam hitting the Sacramento-area and nation, with IRS officials on Thursday releasing five ways to avoid falling victim to the scam. “There are clear…

Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones takes Ice Bucket Challenge

Sac Sheriff Challenges Citrus Heights Police Chief for “Ice Bucket” Fundraiser

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones plunged into the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge” Sunday, posting a video on Facebook with a challenge to several area police chiefs, including Chief Christopher Boyd of the Citrus Heights Police Department. “Could you…

Sheriff Warns of Sacramento County Phone Scam

Warning of a “sophisticated phone scam” was sent out Thursday by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, alerting county residents of a scammer claiming to be with the Sheriff’s Warrant division, who threatens arrest for an alleged outstanding warrant…

Citrus Heights Police Arrest 3 in Weekend DUI Checkpoint

Citrus Heights police officers netted three arrests during a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint at Antelope Road and Lauppe Lane from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m, Friday. A total of 767 vehicles were screened during the six-hour checkpoint, resulting in…

Two Police Officers on Motorcycles with Lights On

DUI Checkpoint Planned in Citrus Heights

Police officers plan to set up a DUI Checkpoint at an undisclosed location this weekend, as part of an effort to reduce the number of alcohol-related accidents and fatalities, according to a press release issued by the Citrus…