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Citrus Heights News Briefs: East Area Rapist, bait arrest, obituaries

Latest local news briefs include new details about the East Area Rapist suspect, Citrus Heights police announcing their latest bait arrest, and obituaries from two local residents who passed away this month.

13-minute news feature hits ABC 10 on ‘The making of the East Area Rapist’
Citrus Heights resident Joseph James DeAngelo was in the news again this week, this time in a 13-minute in-depth segment on ABC 10 about the East Area Rapist case. Watch segment: click here

CHPD announce latest bait arrest
Citrus Heights police announced their latest bait arrest in a Facebook post on Wednesday, accompanied by hashtags reading “Don’t Steal” and “not on our watch.” Police said the theft occurred around 3:40 a.m. on May 8, near Auburn and Rollingwood boulevards. (See Facebook post)

Obituary: Geraldine Josephine Matista (1926-2019)
Geraldine (Gerry) Matista, who served as the Holy Family Catholic School librarian for more than 25 years, passed away in Citrus Heights at age 92 on May 1, 2019. She had over 30 grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed square dancing, bowling, reading and genealogy research, her obituary said. A funeral service for her will be held on May 17 at 8 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church. (See obituary)

Obituary: Charles Richard George (1928-2019)
Services will be held at Sylvan Cemetery on May 13 at 10 a.m. for Charles Richard George. The retired chemical engineer with Aerojet General moved to Citrus Heights in 1958 with his family and passed away on May 1, 2019. He and his wife, Patricia, had many friends and loved to entertain, his obituary said. (See obituary)

*News briefs are published each week in The Sentinel’s Weekend e-Edition and include a roundup of stories and articles about Citrus Heights.

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