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Citrus Heights News Briefs: development, drugs, coffee

Coffee with a Cop, Citrus Heights
Community members chat with officers during a “Coffee with a Cop” event held outside Pastor’s Valero Gas Station on Thursday. // CH Sentinel

Latest local news briefs include plans moving forward for a new 32,000-square-foot senior care facility on Greenback Lane, results from a St. Patrick’s Day DUI checkpoint, a local drug bust following a traffic stop, and more.

Police release results of St. Patrick’s Day DUI checkpoint
Two parolees at large were arrested during a DUI and drivers license checkpoint held on Greenback Lane near Birdcage Street on Friday night, although police said none of the arrests involved drunk driving. Sgt. Kris Frey reported that 17 citations were also issued to those driving without a license or with a suspended license, and an additional two citations were issued for other vehicle code violations. Police also impounded six vehicles and administered six sobriety field tests. The checkpoint was funded by a grant through the California Office of Traffic Safety.

63-bed senior care facility in Citrus Heights to break ground next month
A 32,000-square-foot senior care facility that was approved for development on Greenback Lane last year is planning to break ground in the first half of April, according to the Sacramento Business Journal. The business news publication said Quantum Care Place CH LLC had recently been issued a $4.3 million loan from the Small Business Administration, as part of a total $13.9 million it is seeking to raise to open the facility in Citrus Heights.

The facility is to be constructed on a two-acre lot at 6550 Greenback Ln., located to the west of Dewey Drive, and will offer assisted living and memory care services, as well as a variety of therapy and dental services, The Journal reported. Quantum Care is also planning to open up to six similar senior living centers in the Sacramento area, with Citrus Heights being its first location to break ground. (See full story)

Citrus Heights man arrested with 2.8lbs of meth during traffic stop
Police said David Kenneth Hansen, of Citrus Heights, was arrested on Thursday during a traffic stop after officers reportedly found 2.8 pounds of methamphetamines and seized $3,600 in cash, as well as a taser/club and miscellaneous drug paraphernalia. In postings on social media, police included a photo of Hansen and the items seized, noting an approximate street value of $54,000 for the drugs. The post quickly garnered over 100 shares and comments on the police department’s Facebook page.

Online inmate records indicate Hansen is charged with three felonies and three misdemeanors, including willfully resisting or delaying a police officer, for a total bail of $295,000. Due to a temporary hold based on the seriousness of the crimes, he is currently ineligible for bail, pending a court date set for Monday. (See Facebook post)

More Briefly:

  • Coffee. About a dozen police officers and department staff met with residents outside Pastor’s Valero Gas Station on Thursday for “Coffee with a Cop.” (See photos)
  • Meeting. Supervisor Sue Frost held a community meeting at city hall on Thursday, addressing rent control, homelessness and other issues with residents. (See her latest column)
  • Lightning. A woman’s video of “purple lightning” in Citrus Heights during a storm on March 14 was featured on CNN Weather. (See video)
  • Fundraiser. Citrus Heights PD announced their “Tip-a-Cop” fundraiser held at Texas Roadhouse on Monday raised over $4,000 for the Special Olympics. (See tweet)
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