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Citrus Heights Police Logs: homeless camps, comic book theft, burglary

Latest police logs include $10,000 worth of comic books being reported stolen, an arrest made at a homeless camp behind Sylvan Oaks Library, glass bottles being thrown at residents, and officers being called about several boys who were asking customers outside Raley’s to “hug or hit them” for $1.

The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletin for Feb. 11  through Feb. 19, 2018.

Monday, Feb. 19, 2018: Total of 54 incidents listed.
Incident report categories of note: 5 disturbance-related, 9 homeless-related, 27 suspicious activity calls, 1 burglary, 2 petty thefts, 1 grand theft, no assault reports, and 7 collisions.

7:53 a.m., Grand Theft, Connemara Circle. Approximately $10,000 worth of comic books were reported stolen from a location on Connemara Circle, off Dewey Drive. Police were advised that the incident occurred at some point during the past two weeks, and the caller’s cousin was listed as a possible suspect. Disposition listed: assisted.

7:58 a.m., Suspicious Circumstances, Renaissance Apartments on Greenback Ln. An ongoing issue involving an unknown individual throwing glass bottles at apartments and residents was reported to police. The caller said a glass bottle had just been thrown at his wife and he wanted the bottle collected as evidence, although it didn’t hit her. Other residents had reportedly been struck and injured by the bottles. Disposition listed: advised.

11:38 a.m., Vehicle Burglary, Winlock Ave. The passenger side of a vehicle was smashed and a laptop valued at $1,000 was stolen. The incident occurred on Winlock Ave., off Van Maren Lane. Disposition listed: report taken.

12:39 p.m., Homeless Camp, Sylvan Oaks Library on Auburn Blvd. An occupied homeless camp with a half-dozen people in it was reported to police by a passerby. The camp was set up behind Sylvan Oaks Library and needles were observed. Disposition listed: arrest.

10:22 p.m., Suspicious Circumstances, Fair Oaks Blvd. A passerby told police she thought she saw a bullet hole in a vehicle window and a person slumped over inside. Disposition listed: assisted.

Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018: Total of 63 incidents listed.
Incident report categories of note: 15 disturbance-related, 5 homeless-related, 18 suspicious activity calls, 2 burglaries, 5 petty thefts, no grand thefts, 2 assault reports, and 2 collisions.

8:34 a.m., Vehicle Burglary, Wild Oak Dr. An officer was requested to view video of a suspect who reportedly stole some change from a vehicle on Wild Oak Drive, located off Tupelo Drive. No other items were reported stolen. According to the incident log, the caller “refused” to file an online report about the incident and instead wanted an officer to respond in person. Disposition listed: report taken.

8:59 a.m., Petty Theft, Mariposa Ave. A woman told police that three pairs of eye glasses were missing from her home. The woman believed an unknown suspect “has a key to her house and came in and took them.” Disposition listed: advised.

9:42 a.m., Domestic Violence, Meadows Apartments II on San Pablo Dr. A man reported that his wife “hit him in the face and threw him against the wall.” He advised police that his wife would say “he attacked her and hit himself.” Medical attention was declined. Disposition listed: report taken.

3:40 p.m., Disturbance Loitering at Arcade Creek Manor on Auburn Blvd. A homeless man was reportedly sitting in a hot tub at a retirement community on Auburn Blvd. Police were advised that the man had also been seen going through trash cans earlier. Disposition listed: cancelled.

5:03 p.m., Suspicious Circumstances, Raley’s on Lichen Dr. Three boys in front of Raley’s were asking customers to “either hug or hit them” in exchange for a dollar. The trio had reportedly been outside for three days in an attempt to raise money. The caller was worried the boys, described as 12-13 years of age, would get injured. Disposition listed: gone on arrival.

6:08 p.m., Suspicious Circumstances, Rite Aid at Van Maren/Auburn. Police were advised that a woman in all-black clothing had wandered around the store for nearly two hours and then entered a restroom stall and didn’t come out for over an hour. When asked by employees if she was okay, she reportedly replied “yes,” but still did not come out. Disposition listed: arrest.

9:00 p.m., Petty Theft, Mauana Wy. Around $400 of tools were stolen from the backyard of a residence on Friday night and were later seen online being sold on through “Offer Up.” Disposition listed: report taken.

Full logs: Feb. 11 | Feb. 12 | Feb. 13 | Feb. 14 | Feb. 15 | Feb. 16 | Feb. 17 | Feb. 18 | Feb. 19

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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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