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2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: gun theft spike, domestic violence, burglaries

Latest Citrus Heights police logs include a trio of residential firearm thefts, a grab-and-run attempt at Kohl’s, domestic violence on Autumn Oak Court, grade-school panhandlers on Tupelo Drive, and a loitering homeless woman “yelling at a tree” outside a pet hospital.

The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins for July 22 through July 26.

July 26, 2017: Total of 63 incidents listed.
Incident report categories of note: 14 disturbance-related, 5 homeless-related, 3 burglaries, 2 petty thefts, no assault reports, and 6 collisions.

2:53 a.m., Disturbance loitering, Walgreens at Greenback/Dewey. A man who had been caught using drugs in the Walgreens bathroom the previous week was reported loitering again near the store. Disposition listed: “unable to locate.”

12:45 p.m., Fraud/forgery, Brayton Avenue. A sibling reported that their sister had used their 71-year-old mother’s identity to purchase phones and accessories with a value of $2,500. Disposition listed: civil problem.

7:26 p.m., Suspicious circumstances, Kohl’s on San Juan Avenue. A grab-and-run was attempted in the Kohl’s on San Juan Avenue. Two men were witnessed “stuffing merchandise into a Nike duffle bag,” while another stood by an emergency exit. Disposition listed: assisted.

11:14 p.m., Burglary, Meadows Apartments II on San Pablo Drive. A shotgun, Glock handgun, and credit cards were reported stolen from the Meadows Apartments complex near Greenback Lane. The total value of the items taken was not listed and nothing was known about possible suspects. Disposition listed: report taken.

July 25, 2017: Total of 84 incidents listed.
Incident report categories of note: 13 disturbance-related, 8 homeless-related, 7 burglaries, 4 petty thefts, 3 assault reports, and 3 collisions.

2:42 a.m., Suspicious Vehicle, Peppertree Way. An occupied tan SUV had been parking on Peppertree Way near Zenith Drive for about a week. A pitbull was also reportedly inside the vehicle and someone was most likely sleeping inside. Disposition listed: advised.

8:35 a.m., Burglary, Calesa Court. A burglary reportedly occurred over the night, leaving a house near Sylvan Cemetery ransacked. The total value of items stolen was not listed, but a computer and checkbooks were stolen as well as firearms and ammunition. Disposition listed: report taken.

2:25 p.m., Panhandling, R U Tan on Tupelo Drive. A man and two elementary school-aged children were reported in the vicinity of R U Tan, standing between Taco Bell and Popeyes on Tupelo Drive. They were holding signs asking for money. Disposition listed: “gone on arrival.”

2:43 p.m., Burglary, Denton Way. A neighbor reportedly broke the fence boards around someone’s house and used extension cords to steal their power. The neighbor also broke one of the windows, apparently entering the house and leaving cigarette butts in the sink. Disposition listed: advised.

July 24, 2017: Total of 61 incidents listed.
Incident report categories of note: 8 disturbance-related, 7 homeless-related, 5 burglaries, 6 petty thefts, 2 assault reports, and 6 collisions.

6:34 a.m., Domestic violence, Autumn Oak Court. A woman reported that her husband had “punched her and strangled her” overnight until she was on the verge of unconsciousness, and then he let go. The woman told police she “almost died,” and said that her husband told her that it would be “easy to kill her.” The husband was no longer around at the time of the report. Disposition listed: report taken.

1:16 p.m., Disturbance loitering, Family Friends Vet Hospital on Auburn Boulevard. A 40-year-old homeless woman was reportedly “yelling at a tree” on the side of the Family Friends Vet Hospital. She was also smoking a pipe and had been in the area for at least half an hour. Disposition listed: advised.

1:26 p.m., Grand theft, Old Auburn Road. Firearms were reportedly taken from a safe inside a home on Old Auburn Road. A hole was cut in the side of the safe, but no suspect info was available. Disposition listed: report taken.

Full logs: July 22 | July 23 | July 24 | July 25 | July 26

Note: The Sentinel compiles summaries of select local police incident bulletins each week as a service to the public, based on data available from CHPD. Police advise that the information included in daily bulletins are summaries of calls for service for each day, with information “deemed confidential” not included in the record. CHPD states that the information noted on its daily bulletins is what was reported to police by callers, or in person, and therefore “may or may not actually reflect the true content of an incident.”

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