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2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: suspicious activity, vandalism, assault threats

Latest Citrus Heights police logs include trouble with an “erratic” employee at Stones Casino, a man reportedly walking through Burlington Coat Factory holding a kitchen knife, vandalism and assault threats from a woman’s ex-boyfriend, and transients strewing garbage on a residential side street.

The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins for July 27 through July 31.

July 31, 2017: Total of 75 incidents listed.
Incident report categories of note: 19 disturbance-related, 10 homeless-related, 5 burglaries, 4 petty thefts, 3 assault reports, and no collisions.

3:16 a.m., Suspicious circumstances, Charwood/Port Gibson. A transient on a side street near Auburn Boulevard was reportedly shining a flashlight at cars and looking inside windows. They were also rifling through trash cans and “leaving garbage all over the place.” Disposition listed: “unable to locate.”

4:14 p.m., Verbal disturbance, Stones Casino. After management at Stones Casino asked an employee to leave for an unspecified reason, the employee reportedly went outside and began running around in the parking lot acting erratically. Management and security were following the employee outside when police were called. Disposition listed: assisted.

8:57 p.m., Suspicious vehicle, Charolais Way. A blue Nissan Frontier driven by two 35-year-old men was reportedly casing cars parked on a small side street off Old Auburn Road. The men were also “carrying and banging a large stick that has a piece of meat attached to the end.” Disposition listed: advised.

July 30, 2017: Total of 68 incidents listed.
Incident report categories of note: 21 disturbance-related, 3 homeless-related, 1 burglary, 5 petty thefts, 4 assault reports, and 5 collisions.

12:44 a.m., Driving under the influence, Auburn/Rollingwood. An intoxicated driver was allegedly driving into oncoming traffic on Auburn Boulevard. The vehicle also had a blown front tire. Disposition listed: assisted.

3:41 p.m., Suspicious circumstances, Burlington Coat Factory on San Juan Ave. A man with a shaved head was walking around inside the Burlington Coat Factory with a knife. He reportedly had his hand on the handle of a kitchen knife, which he was holding in front of his pants. Disposition listed: report taken.

6:49 p.m., Vandalism, Evening Way. A woman reported that her ex-boyfriend came to her residence and broke a window while she was in the shower. He allegedly began yelling at her, saying that he was going to attack her and “break her teeth.” Disposition listed: advised.

July 28, 2017: Total of 71 incidents listed.
Incident report categories of note: 9 disturbance-related, 5 homeless-related, 3 burglary, 7 petty thefts, 2 assault reports, and 5 collisions.

1:52 a.m., Suspicious circumstances, Sierra Glen Apartments on Auburn Oaks Court. A man was taking his trash out to the back dumpsters at Sierra Glen Apartments when he encountered a transient who was standing by the trash containers. The transient asked him if he could “smell a dead body coming from the area.” The man told him “no” and went back inside the apartment to call police. Disposition listed: checks ok.

6:27 a.m., Suspicious vehicle, Auburn Boulevard. A resident on Auburn Boulevard reported that an occupied Ford Explorer had been parked in front of their house for several hours. The vehicle had “a mattress and kitchen sink on top,” as well as “a shopping cart tied to it.” Disposition listed: “gone on arrival.”

1:13 p.m., Suspicious circumstances, Oakcreek Way. Two men were reported going door-to-door selling beef. Their flyer didn’t have a business license number on it, leading to concern over the legality of the operation. The men were driving a black Ford Transit, and one was wearing a “Premium Natural Beef” shirt. Disposition listed: “unable to locate.”

9:13 p.m., Vandalism, Merlindale Drive. A man was approached by three known suspects who were waiting for him at his house on Merlindale Drive, off Greenback Lane. They surrounded him while he was in his car, and one of them punched his car while wearing brass knuckles. He was able to pull away, though they chased after him and reportedly shot his car several times with a pellet gun. Disposition listed: report taken.

11:25 p.m., Assault, Corner Pocket on Sunrise Blvd. A man in front of the Corner Pocket bar told police he had been assaulted by a bouncer and was “bleeding profusely” from his mouth. Dispatchers overheard a man yelling at the caller in the background. Disposition listed: advised.

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Full Logs: July 27 | July 28 | July 29 | July 30 | July 31

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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