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Citrus Heights Police Logs: tax scam, grand theft, neighbor trouble

Latest police logs include reports of a phone tax scam, grand theft at Sears, trouble with neighbors, and an elderly customer handing a bank employee an envelope filled with photos of “not quite nude” juveniles.

The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins for Dec. 7-12, 2017.

December 12, 2017: Total of 63 incidents listed.
Incident report categories of note: 15 disturbance-related, 6 homeless-related, 2 burglaries, 5 petty thefts, one grand theft, 2 assault reports, and 6 collisions.

8:21 a.m., Vehicle burglary, Kilarney Ln. A vehicle parked on Kilarney Lane was broken into and credit cards were taken. The cards were later used at the Walmart on Antelope Road. Disposition listed: report taken.

1:19 p.m., Fraud/forgery, Spring Creek Apartments on Sun Hill Drive. A Citrus Heights resident was contacted by someone claiming to be a casino worker, stating that her friend needed financial help to pay tax on a jackpot that she won in Las Vegas. The scam apparently worked, as the victim sent money via Western Union and later contacted police. Disposition listed: advised.

7:01 p.m., Grand theft, Sears at Sunrise Mall. A family reportedly stole three shopping carts filled with merchandise from Sears, valued over $1,000. Disposition listed: report taken.

7:07 p.m., Criminal threats report, Sunrise Blvd. A neighbor reportedly began banging on the door of a home on Sunrise Boulevard, screaming “You guys are dead! You guys are gonners! You guys will not exist!” She also grabbed a wreath and lights off the porch of the home. Disposition listed: advised.

December 11, 2017: Total of 74 incidents listed.
Incident report categories of note: 19 disturbance-related, 6 homeless-related, 5 burglaries, 2 petty thefts, no grand thefts, 2 assault reports, and 4 collisions.

8:44 a.m., Loitering disturbance, Everlast Professional Dental on Greenback Ln. Police were advised that a man was seen loitering on the side of the building talking on a “fake phone” and yelling and gesturing wildly. His actions were reportedly scaring customers and employees at the dental office. Disposition listed: “gone on arrival.”

10:17 a.m., Burglary, Cobalt Way. A house on a sidestreet off Auburn Boulevard was broken into and ransacked between 7-10 a.m. The thief reportedly had found a hiding place where the homeowner had stowed jewelry and $8,000 cash. It was unknown how the burglar got into the house. Disposition listed: report taken.

11:21 a.m., Hit and run, AMPM at Auburn/Greenback. A driver reportedly drove into a gas pump, causing over $500 in damage. A phone number and personal information provided by the driver at the scene was later discovered to be “fake.” Disposition listed: report taken.

1:47 p.m., Suspicious circumstances, US Bank at Sunrise Mall. A 70-year-old customer reportedly handed an employee an envelope filled with pictures of underage couples kissing. The minors in the photos were described as “not quite nude,” but appeared inappropriate. Disposition listed: report taken.

December 10, 2017: Total of 66 incidents listed.
Incident report categories of note: 13 disturbance-related, 4 homeless-related, one burglary, 7 petty thefts, no grand thefts, 2 assault reports, and 4 collisions.

12:55 a.m., Intoxicated person, Corner Pocket on Sunrise Blvd. A woman who refused to leave the Corner Pocket sports bar reportedly fell and hit her face on the pavement. She was very drunk, and began yelling at employees and attempting to get back into the business after she was asked to leave. Disposition listed: assisted.

1:35 a.m., Burglary, Fair Oaks Blvd. An unknown suspect broke into a home on Fair Oaks Boulevard. The homeowner was there at the time, and called the police about five minutes after the incident occurred. The suspect allegedly broke a dining room window to get in and stole a laptop. Disposition listed: report taken.

9:35 p.m., Brandishing weapon, Fair Oaks Blvd. A man with a gun allegedly threatened to shoot a woman’s boyfriend, before leaving in a red convertible. Disposition listed: arrest.

10:49 p.m., Assault, Beaupre Way. A woman’s granddaughter got in a fight with her boyfriend, and began to hit and slap him. She also attacked her grandfather, pushing him to the ground and “trying to fight him.” The boyfriend took off on foot and the grandmother contacted police. Medical attention was not required, and no weapons were involved. Disposition listed: assisted.

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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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