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Police: Greenback DUI Checkpoint nets 2 arrests, 30 citations

A "Friday the 13th" DUI Checkpoint at Greenback Lane and Birdcage Street resulted in screening of 920 vehicles, with police arresting two for drug-related DUIs and 30 being cited for various violations, according to a sergeant with the Citrus Heights Police Department. The seven-hour DUI and drivers license checkpoint began around 8 p.m. Friday, with Sergeant David Gutierrez telling The Sentinel the date was selected due to it being the weekend before Saint Patrick's Day. He said the location was selected "based on recent DUI collision and DUI arrest data." Gutierrez said officers administered five sobriety field tests which resulted in the arrests made, with additional citations being issued for violations including suspended and unlicensed driver issues. The Department's last DUI Checkpoint operation was held last month on Antelope Road which resulted in a similar number of cars screened...

Shooting: Citrus Heights police arrest man on murder charges

Updated Mar. 9, 10:15 a.m. -- Citrus Heights police said a suspect has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting on Greenback Lane Friday, according to a press release sent out this afternoon. The 34-year-old male suspect was arrested and booked in the Sacramento County Jail on murder charges, after he was identified and located by law enforcement officers, according to the press statement authored by Lieutenant Christine Ford. "Due to the ongoing investigation," Ford said a photo of the suspect would not be released, but police initially described the suspect being sought as a "black male adult wearing a dark colored sweatshirt possibly driving a silver colored sedan with damage to the passenger side." Police said the shooting occurred around 10:30 a.m. Friday on the 6500 block of Greenback Lane, where officers responded to reports of shots fired in the area and found a man who had been shot...

Police: SWAT responds to domestic violence call; arrest made

Citrus Heights police said a SWAT team was called out and a 31-year-old man was arrested on domestic violence charges Monday, after the alleged victim was sent to the hospital from injuries...

PD: Citrus Heights SWAT raids seized 20+ guns, drugs, $93k

Citrus Heights police released additional information tonight regarding Tuesday's SWAT raids, reporting the seizure of numerous firearms, ammunition, narcotics and $93,000 in cash, following the execution of search warrants at three locations in the city...

3 arrested for weapons violations in Citrus Heights SWAT raids

Citrus Heights police said Tuesday night that three separate SWAT raids conducted this morning resulted in three men being arrested for "numerous weapons violations." "Based on the evidence recovered at the locations," a press release by Sergeant Mike Wells said 55-year-old Alphonso Harris, 29-year-old Mohammed Javed, and 67-year-old David Smith were arrested for alleged weapons violations, with Smith arrested for narcotics violations as well. All three men were booked into the Sacramento County Jail, according to police. The press release contained limited information, with police citing the ongoing nature of the investigation and stating "there is no further information at this time." The raids resulted in Auburn Boulevard being shut down around 8 a.m. Tuesday, with drivers and residents witnessing heavy police presence and SWAT team activity outside S&S Tire on Auburn Boulevard near Kanai Ave...

Breaking: heavy police activity, SWAT team at Auburn Blvd tire shop

Updated 10:49 a.m. -- Auburn Boulevard was shut down around 8 a.m. Tuesday due to heavy police presence and SWAT team activity outside S&S Tire on Auburn Boulevard near Kanai Ave. SWAT team members from the Citrus Heights Police Department armed with rifles, saws and other equipment were observed entering and exiting S&S Tire around 8 a.m., with CHPD's recently acquired Mine Resistant Armor Protected (MRAP) military surplus vehicle parked outside. By about 8:45 a.m., the SWAT team had packed up and left, the road re-opened and CHPD officers had left the scene, along with Sacramento Sheriff's Department deputies who were observed to be assisting. According to Sergeant Mike Wells, CHPD's Investigative Services Division "was involved in an active investigation into illegal weapons sales," and was able to obtain search warrants for multiple locations within Citrus Heights -- one of which was S&S Tire...

Police close Auburn Blvd for 10hrs after Valentine’s Day crash

Citrus Heights police said a 2 a.m. collision between a car and pedestrian sent a young woman to the hospital in critical condition Saturday morning and caused officers to close all southbound lanes of traffic on Auburn Boulevard for 10 hours while conducting an investigation. Officer Anthony Boehle said police were dispatched to a report of a collision near Kanai Avenue just before 2 a.m. on Valentine's Day, finding the vehicle and driver on scene, as well as the pedestrian who had been hit. He said the woman was immediately transported to the hospital for treatment and is currently listed in critical condition. Boehle said the investigation is still ongoing, but speed does not appear to be a factor and the driver showed "no indication of impairment." Referencing the nearby Rocky's 7440 Club, Boehle said "it's possible" alcohol played a role on the pedestrian's part, as "the young lady was coming from the bar..."

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