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Wednesday, February 1, 2023


Man’s 15-hour standoff with Citrus Heights police ends in arrest

Citrus Heights police said an arrest was made Thursday night in a domestic violence incident involving a possibly armed man who "barricaded" himself in his home and caused a 15-hour standoff with police. 58-year-old David Wilt was arrested around 10 p.m. Thursday, after a Citrus Heights SWAT team entered the home and found him hiding in a bathroom, Officer Wesley Herman said in a news release. Police said Wilt was to be treated at a hospital for "minor injuries" before being booked in the Sacramento County jail for felony domestic battery, resisting arrest and a firearms charge. Officers had initially responded to the 6300 block of Trenton Way, near Auburn Boulevard, around 6:40 a.m. for a reported domestic violence incident involving a man and a woman, according to police. Responding officers were able to “safely remove” the woman involved, but were unable to get the man to exit the home...

Citrus Heights SWAT surround home; man inside possibly armed

Update: 58-year-old David Wilt was arrested Thursday night after a 15-hour standoff with police ended peacefully] With SWAT gear on and rifles drawn, police have been outside a Citrus Heights home Thursday in a 12-hour ongoing stand-off with a man they say is uncooperative and possibly armed...

Citrus Heights PD swears in 17 new officers at awards ceremony

The Citrus Heights Police Department handed out awards, made promotions, and welcomed more than a dozen new officers to its team last week, during an annual Swearing-In and Awards Ceremony at the Community Center. “Our men and women work extremely hard, day in and day out, 24/7, to ensure our community is safe,” said Sergeant Michael Wells in a news release, commenting that the ceremony is “just one way” to show the Department's appreciation for their work...

Citrus Heights PD seeks public’s help to ID armed robbery suspect

Citrus Heights police released photos this week in an effort to help identify a suspect in an armed robbery police say took place on March 14 at a business near Antelope Road on Tupelo Drive. Around 9:50 a.m., police said officers responded to the 6400 block of Tupelo Drive in Citrus Heights for a report of an armed robbery, with officers determining the suspect "brandished a firearm" while robbing the business, according to a police news release. The robbery suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his early to mid-20's, with a "slender build" and height of about 5 feet 6 inches. He was wearing a baseball cap, hooded sweatshirt and baggy jeans, and had tied-back braided hair and a light mustache. Police said he was seen fleeing into the passenger's side of the two-door green sedan shown in one of the two surveillance photos released...

Police make arrest in 3rd Citrus Heights homicide in March

Citrus Heights police said a 32-year-old man has been arrested after turning himself in Thursday morning, following the death of a woman police said had severe assault-related injuries -- making it the third homicide in the city this month. On Thursday morning around 1:45 a.m., police said officers responded to a report of an assault near Auburn Boulevard on the 7500 block of Cook Avenue. Officers responding to the scene found a female with "severe injuries" who was taken to a local hospital where she was later pronounced deceased, according to a police news release. Police said the woman’s injuries "were consistent with an assault," leading detectives to begin a homicide investigation on scene...

Boyd recalls challenge, ‘honor’ of leading Cal Police Chiefs Assoc.

Citrus Heights Police Chief Christopher Boyd recently finished a one-year term as president of an association representing 334 police chiefs across California, calling it an honor and major highlight of his career -- as well as a challenge. "Just getting into my term, we were really thrown with some national issues that we had to quickly adjust to," said Boyd, referencing Ferguson, criticism of police use-of-force, and what he called "police-community trust" issues. Additionally, Boyd said the California Police Chiefs Association had to respond to state legislation brought forward relating to these national issues. While still maintaining his position as Citrus Heights police chief, Boyd said he quickly re-focused the state-level association by forming workgroups related to national issues like police militarization, body-worn cameras, privacy, and community trust...

Police make arrest in 2nd Citrus Heights homicide this month

Police said an arrest has been made for the murder of a 46-year-old Citrus Heights woman who was found unresponsive in her home on Monday, according to a news release from the Citrus Heights Police Department. Police said 48-year-old Allen Bocteemus Franks was arrested and charged with murder, after officers found him driving the victim's minivan near Marysville Boulevard on Tuesday. Police said Franks was detained and questioned before being booked in the Sacramento County Jail for the murder of Kimberly Chittenden. The incident began Monday afternoon when officers responded to a home on the 7900 block of Rocky Point Court near Kingswood Drive and Sunrise Boulevard, finding Chittenden “unresponsive with visible injuries...”

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