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2017 Citrus Heights Police Logs: hitman, raccoon, transient trouble

Latest Citrus Heights police logs include transients challenging a park employee to a fight at Rusch Park, suspicious activity outside a bank, a woman reporting what she believed to be a trapped raccoon screaming for hours in a neighbor’s backyard, and a man concerned that his ex was reportedly trying to hire a hitman to kill him.

The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins for August 14 through August 19.

August 19, 2017: Total of 89 incidents listed.
Incident report categories of note: 20 disturbance-related, 4 homeless-related, 1 burglary, 4 petty thefts, 6 assault reports, and 4 collisions.

4:02 a.m., Verbal disturbance, Ebonywood Ct. A man and a woman in their 30s were reportedly arguing inside a Ford Explorer. The man later kicked the woman out of the vehicle and started driving east towards Antelope, with the woman chasing behind him saying “Don’t take my car.” Disposition listed: “gone on arrival.”

11:31 a.m., Petty theft, AT&T Retail Store on Sunrise Blvd. A balding man in his 40s with a goatee reportedly took several items from the AT&T store and left in an unknown direction. He had allegedly shoplifted items from the store several times in the past, with an estimated value totaling over $1,000. Disposition listed: “unable to locate.”

1:49 p.m., Suspicious circumstances, Denio Way. A woman reported that her neighbors, who were not home at the time, had an animal in a trap. She said that she could hear it “screaming for the last several hours.” The woman suspected that it was a raccoon, somewhere in her neighbors’ back yard or attic. Disposition listed: checks ok.

2:30 p.m., Intoxicated person, Rusch Park. A man in his 40s was found lying on the Rusch Park Bridge, intoxicated. He was reportedly “flopping around on the ground.” Disposition listed: arrest.

August 18th, 2017: Total of 85 incidents listed.
Incident report categories of note: 20 disturbance-related, 12 homeless-related, 6 burglaries, 5 petty thefts, 5 assault reports, and 3 collisions.

5:12 a.m., Suspicious circumstances, City Hall. A delivery truck driver reported that a man in his 50s with a white beard and a cowboy hat was trying to hop a fence near the new City Hall. The man was also yelling at the truck driver. Disposition listed: checks ok.

7:37 a.m., Verbal disturbance, Rusch Park. A park employee was reportedly challenged to a fight by a group of transients after they were asked to vacate the playground. Disposition listed: advised.

11:52 a.m., Suspicious circumstances, Mica Way. A homeowner near C-bar-C Park requested an officer be dispatched to see his neighbor’s video cameras that were allegedly “facing directly into his bedroom and invading his privacy.” Disposition listed: advised.

2:42 p.m., Collision, Twin Oaks/Auburn. A woman was discovered passed out in her car, which appeared to have been hit from the side. Disposition listed: advised.

August 14th, 2017: Total of 71 incidents listed.
Incident report categories of note: 15 disturbance-related, 10 homeless-related, 0 burglaries, 3 petty thefts, 1 assault report, and 5 collisions.

7:57 a.m., Criminal threats report, Small Hill Ct. A man reported that he was told by several unnamed people that his ex was trying to “hire somebody to kill him.” Disposition listed: advised.

2:18 p.m., Fraud/forgery, Bierston St. A woman’s roommate allegedly stole three checks from her with a value of over $1,000. The roommate cashed the checks at a bank after forging the woman’s signature. Disposition listed: report taken.

4:45 p.m., Disturbance loitering, Meadow Apartments II on San Pablo Dr. A group of juveniles were reportedly causing ongoing problems at the Meadow Apartments, damaging fencing and smoking marijuana by a nearby canal. Disposition listed: advised.

9:28 p.m., Suspicious vehicle, Wells Fargo on Sunrise Blvd. Two men in a white Dodge Dakota were reportedly in the bank parking lot holding up their cellphones, with both screens appearing to have banking information loaded. The caller believed the pair could be hacking into the ATM somehow and stealing information from it. Disposition listed: “unable to locate.”

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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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