Citrus Heights police on Monday announced the arrest of two juveniles in connection with recent incidents of arson involving American flags being burned.
Police Chief Ron Lawrence, in an update to the Citrus Heights City Council on Thursday, called last month’s killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis “sickening” and tragic.
Police said Citrus Heights resident Jaquan Cheatham, 26, was shot to death Monday while visiting a grave site in a small Bay Area town.
Police are investigating a series of fires set in a Citrus Heights neighborhood over the weekend that involved multiple American flags and trees being burned.
Quick response from Citrus Heights police is credited with helping minimize damage from looters in recent days, but the city wasn’t without incident Sunday night.
The Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday released additional details about charges in 13 looting-related incidents in the county, including at a Boost Mobile store on the corner of Greenback Lane and Auburn Boulevard.
Citrus Heights police confirmed multiple arrests were made after several “isolated incidents of vandalism and looting” occurred Sunday night.
The Citrus Heights Police Department will have additional officers patrolling the city over Memorial Day Weekend, police said in a media release Friday.