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Citrus Heights Police Logs: rental fraud, parking trouble, Lyft assault

Latest police logs include reports of a fraudulent rental listing resulting in a man being scammed out of his $1,000 deposit, multiple reports of vehicles blocking residential driveways, a Lyft driver being assaulted, and a manager reported being assaulted at the Naughty-N-Nice lingerie store on Greenback Lane.

The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletin for March 17-21, 2018.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018: Total of 81 incidents listed.
Incident report categories of note: 22 disturbance-related, 6 homeless-related, 22 suspicious activity calls, 2 burglaries, 1 petty theft, 1 grand theft, 3 assault reports, and 3 collisions.

12:31 a.m., Suspicious Circumstances, Auburn Blvd. Police were advised that a person driving a Ford SUV and trailer was believed to be “taking a fence down” on a vacant lot on Auburn Boulevard, shortly after midnight. Disposition listed: checks ok.

5:44 a.m., Suspicious Vehicle, Linden Ave. A resident awoke to find an Ford F250 truck blocking their driveway, with no one inside. After 45 minutes, the truck had not been moved and police were contacted. A citation was issued.  About an hour later, another resident reported that an unoccupied Chevy suburban was blocking her driveway on Our Way (yes, that’s an actual street name, off Farmgate Way), which forced her to have to get a ride to work because she couldn’t get her vehicle out of the garage. The incident was reported as an ongoing issue, with the problem vehicle involved being owned by a neighbor. A citation was issued

6:22 a.m., Stolen Vehicle, Salishan Apartments on Kilarney Ln. Police were notified that a white 2000 Ford F250 with “NRC Environmental Services” was reported stolen overnight at an apartment complex. Disposition listed: report taken.

9:33 a.m., Fraud/Forgery, Mariposa Ave. A caller said he had responded on for a rental property on Mariposa Avenue and had put down a $1,000 deposit. He later learned that the person who listed the property did not own it and had rented it to several others as well. The caller said “the web site acknowledged that this same lister had listed multiple area properties fraudulently.” Disposition listed: report taken.

1:03  p.m., Collision Unknown Injury, Firestone Auto Care on Sunrise Mall Rd. Firestone staff reported that a customer had suffered a seizure and then crashed in the parking lot. She was laying on her side at the time of the call, which was transferred to Metro Fire. Disposition listed: refer other agency.

3:03 p.m., Criminal Threats Report, Antelope Rd. A neighbor was reportedly upset at some children who “threw fruit over the fence into her yard.” A threat had also allegedly been made, to “shoot the kids in the house.” The caller had reported the same issue with fruit being thrown over the fence the prior day, according to a separate police log. Disposition listed: advised.

3:16 p.m., Burglary, Stonehand Ave. Police were advised of a burglary at a residence near Saybrook Drive and Antelope Road. The caller said an unknown suspect had pried open a sliding glass door and stolen some jewelry. A neighbor had also advised that someone had attempted to break into their house as well. Disposition listed: report taken

5:35 p.m., Grand Theft, Ross Store on Greenback Ln. A caller reported that her phone, valued at more than $950, was stolen when she left it on the counter while paying at the store. She told police that the store’s security personnel would release surveillance video after a police report was filed. Disposition listed: report taken

5:24 p.m. Assault, Sunrise Blvd. Police were contacted by a Lyft driver who reported being punched by a female. An ambulance was declined. Disposition listed: report taken.

5:29 .m., Suspicious Circumstances, Sylvan Middle School. An ongoing issue involving a 55-year-old man approaching kids in an after school program was reported to police. The man allegedly had kept asking the kids to pet and talk to his dog, and had been asked to leave by the program’s staff each time. He was described as a white, male adult, medium build, with hair in a ponytail. Disposition listed: advised.

5:59 p.m., Vandalism, Lowes on Greenback Ln. A woman reported that someone had broken into her car in the Lowe’s parking lot and “tried to steal (a) battery, but cut her electrical lines instead.” The vehicle had to be towed. Disposition listed: “On Line Report.”

Tuesday, March 20, 2018: Total of 79 incidents listed.
Incident report categories of note: 17 disturbance-related, 12 homeless-related, 16 suspicious activity calls, 4 burglaries, 2 petty thefts, no grand thefts, 2 assault reports, and 10 collisions.

12:37 a.m., Hit and Run Non-Injury, Olivine Ave. A resident reported that a speeding pickup truck had just crashed into their mailbox and then “drug it down the street.” Disposition listed: “On Line Report.”

12:38 a.m., Stolen Vehicle, Sams Liquor & Food on Auburn Blvd. A silver Range Rover was reportedly stolen from in front of the liquor store by a pair of transients who got into the running vehicle and left in an unknown direction. The caller stated he “was DUI driving.” Disposition listed: report taken.

7:09 a.m., Disturbance Loitering, Rusch Park on Auburn Blvd. At least 10 individuals were reportedly “vandalizing property and staying overnight” near a creek at Rusch Park. The caller said he wanted the individuals prosecuted. Disposition listed: arrest.

9:52 a.m., Burglary Vehicle, Crunch Fitness on San Juan Ave. Police were advised that at least six people had their vehicles burglarized between 9-10 a.m. in the Crunch Fitness parking lot. Disposition listed: assisted.

2:02 p.m., Assault, Naughty-N-Nice Lingerie on Greenback Ln. A lingerie store manager reported being punched by a suspect driving a champagne Lexus sedan. The vehicle was getting ready to exit the parking lot when police were contacted. Disposition listed: assisted.

4:23 p.m., Reckless Driving, Cambridge Heights Elementary. Police were advised of an ongoing issue involving the driver of a silver Mercedes-Benz speeding through a school zone. Disposition listed: assisted.

Full logs: March 17 | March 18 | March 19 | March 20 | March 21

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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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