Latest police logs in Citrus Heights include reports of shoe store thefts at Sunrise Mall, a neighbor “yelling about Jesus,” suspicious duffel bags near Greenback Lane, and a higher-than-usual number of assaults.
The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins for Saturday, March 16, 2019. Links to additional bulletins are also included below.
Saturday, March 16, 2019: Total of 71 incidents listed.
Incident report categories of note: 20 calls regarding suspicious activities, 14 disturbance-related, 4 homeless/transient-related, no grand thefts, 3 petty thefts, 2 burglaries, 8 assault reports, 6 collisions, 2 stolen vehicles, and no reports of domestic violence.
2:17 a.m., Suspicious Circumstances, Huntington Square Apartments on Huntington Square Ln. Three adults were reportedly ringing a doorbell repeatedly in the middle of the night at an apartment complex off Sylvan Road. One of the adults was allegedly “trying to be a police officer.”
4:08 a.m., Assault, Cavan Drive. A man called police and said he was at his neighbor’s residence “when another male came into the apartment and hit him.” The incident was reported shortly after 4 a.m.
9:23 a.m., Burglary Vehicle, Merlindale Drive. A resident’s work truck was reportedly broken into overnight on Merlindale Drive, near the Birdcage shopping center. Another burglary the same night was also reported nearby in the Birdcage Village Apartments.
10:30 a.m., Disturbance Loitering, Brockwood Way. Police were notified that a transient was “defecating behind the bushes” of a neighbor’s house in the northwestern area of Citrus Heights, near Antelope Road.
11:02 a.m., Suspicious Circumstances, San Juan/Greenback. Two newer green duffel bags were reportedly observed locked with a cable to a pole near Bank of the West, which appeared suspicious.
1:11 p.m., Petty Theft, Foot Locker at Sunrise Mall. A caller told police a theft had just occurred at the Foot Locker store inside the mall, with the suspect fleeing and security pursuing him. Another theft inside the mall was reported at Shoe Palace the same afternoon. Both incidents were listed as petty thefts, indicating the value was under $950.
3:44 p.m., Suspicious Circumstances, Birdcage Village Apartments. A group of individuals were allegedly “running through the complex, throwing things, kicking doors and putting pennies in car doors.”
5:00 p.m., Stolen Vehicle, Tiara Terrace Apartments on Tiara Way. A vehicle was reported stolen from an apartment complex on Tiara Way. The incident occurred within 15-20 minutes of the call to police being made. Police were advised that the keys were inside the vehicle when it was stolen.
5:59 p.m., Assault, Station 21 on Greenback Ln. Two males were reportedly fighting in front of the fire station on Greenback Lane, near San Juan High School. Six other assaults were reported the same day in various areas of the city, including on Marsala Court, Walmart, Sunrise Mall, Alma Mesa Way, Stones Casino, and the former Toys R Us building,
6:26 p.m., Suspicious Circumstances, Peoria Drive. A group of six people reportedly approached a woman on Peoria Drive and she gave them $600 in cash to repair her vehicle. One of the individuals then entered the woman’s residence “and found the other money total of more than $10,000.” No further description was included in the police log.
6:26 p.m., Suspicious Circumstances, Brake Masters on Greenback Ln. Two men were reportedly seen “dragging a subject into a van” in front of the Brake Masters shop on the 8000 block of Greenback Lane.
8:59 p.m., Disturbance Verbal, Sunrise Mall. A group of juveniles were allegedly blocking traffic in the Sunrise Mall parking lot and were apparently also causing a verbal disturbance.
11:18 p.m., Suspicious Circumstances, El Sol Wy. Police were notified that a neighbor was reportedly “yelling outside saying ‘get down’ and yelling about Jesus.”
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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.”