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Citrus Heights Police Logs: transient issues, robbery, shoplifting

Latest police logs include reports of 20-30 transients behind a barber shop, robbery at Sprouts, a possible incident involving a student with a gun at San Juan High School, and grand theft at Kohls.

The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins for Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Additional logs for Oct. 11-14 are linked below.

Monday, October 15, 2018: Total of 61 incidents listed.
Incident report categories of note: 21 calls regarding suspicious activities, 17 disturbance-related, 12 homeless/transient-related, 2 petty thefts, 1 grand theft, 1 burglary, 2 assault reports, and no reports of domestic violence.

5:10 a.m., Suspicious Circumstances, Duval St. Police were advised that a neighbor was observed at a fenced-off home in a mobile home park located near the northern border of Citrus Heights. He was allegedly not supposed to be at the site, “because he attempted to blow it up and burn it down.”

8:49 a.m., Suspicious Circumstances. Police responded to an incident at San Juan High School possibly involving a student with a gun. The incident was listed as officer-initiated activity, rather than a report made by a private party or school staff. No further details were listed in the police log.

9:44 a.m., Burglary, Five Star Appliance Repair on Madison Ave. An unknown suspect reportedly broke through the ceiling of an appliance repair shop and stole a recovery system on a refrigerator and cameras.

9:58 a.m. Disturbance Loitering, Rocky’s Hair Cut Salon on Sunrise Blvd. Between 20 and 30 transients were reportedly observed behind a hair cut salon at Sunrise Boulevard and Antelope Road. The caller was unsure whether they were loitering or setting up camp, but felt it was dangerous due to the number of people involved.

10:49 a.m., Homeless Camp, Montage Apartments on Fair Oaks Blvd. At least a dozen transients had reportedly set up three tents in the abandoned golf course behind the Montage Apartments. A Pit Bull Terrier was also observed at the camp site.

12:23 p.m., Fraud/Forgery, Clear View Dr. A caller said they paid cash for some home repairs to be performed, but the suspect took the money and left.

12:34 p.m., Grand Theft, Kohls on San Juan Ave. Police were contacted after a shoplifter made off with a duffel bag full of merchandise from Kohls. The suspect left in a white four-door vehicle with tinted windows.

12:57 p.m., Robbery, Sprouts Farmers Market at Greenback/Sunrise. A suspect wearing a large backpack reportedly stole an unspecified amount of items from Sprouts and had lifted his shirt up to show a concealed knife.

2:59 p.m., Suspicious Circumstances, Creekside Chiropractic Office on Old Auburn Rd. Four transients, one of whom was carrying a tent or tarp, were seen entering the property where a boarded-up chiropractic office is located on Old Auburn Road, near Sunrise Boulevard. The caller said several transients were also observed entering the property the prior day.

6:48 p.m., Vandalism, Woodglen Apartments on Mariposa Ave. A rock was reportedly tossed into a resident’s living room window, breaking the outside pane. The caller suspected kids in the area were likely to blame.

7:20 p.m., Disturbance Loitering, Taco Bell near Greenback/Auburn. Police were contacted about an ongoing problem with a transient woman going through the dumpsters and then coming inside and saying she “found bugs in her food.”

10:46 p.m., Petty Theft, Sloop Ct. A caller told police her dog had been stolen by some friends, although she did not see them take the dog. She also said she had gone to her friends’ home and they told her they did not have her dog.

Full logs: Oct. 11 | Oct. 12 | Oct. 13 | Oct. 14 | Oct. 15

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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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