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Citrus Heights Police Logs: Turkeys, transients, phone scams

Latest local police logs include several teens reportedly throwing bricks at a flock of wild turkeys, a man in his 50s watching children at a local park with binoculars, and another victim falling for a gift card phone scam.

The following is a summary of select incidents listed in the Citrus Heights Police Department’s daily incident bulletins for Aug. 20, 2019. Additional logs are linked below.

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019: Total of 77 incidents reported. Incident report categories of note: 23 calls regarding suspicious activities, 22 disturbance-related, 11 homeless-related, 4 petty thefts, 3 burglaries, 4 assault reports, 5 collisions.

3:40 a.m., Disturbance Verbal, Prince St. Police were advised that two people could be heard screaming outside around 3:40 a.m. on a residential street off Mariposa Avenue. The caller said they could also hear the sound of “lots of vehicles,” tire screeching and a woman saying “don’t leave” and “stop.”

6:52 a.m., Petty Theft, Twin Oaks Ave. An electric motor was reportedly stolen off a boat that was for sale on Twin Oaks Avenue.

9:07 a.m., Disturbance Loitering, Sunrise Golf Course on Arcadia Drive. Five to 10 individuals reportedly made entry into several buildings on the old Sunrise Golf Course property. The caller requested police assistance to clear out the trespassers.

10:02 a.m., Fraud/Forgery, Terrell Dr. A caller told police they had been the victim of a phone scam and had already paid the scammer $700 through a Walmart gift card.

10:41 a.m., Assault, Safeway on Greenback Ln. A woman said she had been assaulted in the face by a female suspect in her 60s while shopping at Eco Thrift, located in the Safeway shopping plaza on Greenback Lane. Medical attention was declined, although the woman was left with a bloody nose.

11:08 a.m., Suspicious Circumstances, Citrus Heights Community Center. A female was reportedly in the bathroom at the community center for an hour.

12:11 p.m., Burglary Vehicle, Sierra Ridge Apartments on Auburn Oaks Ct. Police were advised that security video had recorded two suspects checking the door handles of “every single vehicle” in the parking lot at Sierra Ridge Apartments around 2 a.m. Several residents had reported their vehicles had been broken into.

12:26 p.m., Disturbance Verbal, Pastor’s Auto Care on Sunrise Blvd. Police were called after an individual who had been drinking refused to leave the gas station premises and was reportedly “getting in employees’ faces” and was trying to break into an electrical box.

12:46 p.m., Suspicious Vehicle, Kohl’s on San Juan Ave. A black Honda Accord sedan with no tires and no license plates was reported in the Kohl’s parking lot.

12:57 p.m., Suspicious Circumstances, AM/PM at Auburn/Greenback. A Lyft driver told police that a passenger had asked him to stop at AM/PM, but when the passenger came out of the store he was being chased by the owners who were “waving their phone cameras” and also took pictures of the caller’s vehicle.

1:33 p.m., Burglary, Peoria Dr. Unknown transients reportedly broke through a window and slept inside a home near Cherry Creek Manor Park overnight.

5:25 p.m., Disturbance Verbal, Mariposa Elementary. Three teenage boys were reportedly observed “throwing bricks and stomping on about 10 large turkeys” outside Mariposa Elementary school.

6:35 p.m., Suspicious Circumstances, Mariposa Apartments on Mariposa Ave. Two vehicles reportedly pulled up to an apartment and began honking and banging on a resident’s door. The resident called police and said they did not recognize the people, who eventually left.

6:41 p.m., Disturbance Verbal, Madera Park on Wonder St. A man in his 50s was reportedly watching small children playing in the park, using binoculars. After being confronted, the man refused to leave. The man was described as having no shirt or shoes, with a bike next to him.

6:46 p.m., Petty Theft, Macy’s Mens at Sunrise Mall. A grab-and-run theft of about $650 in merchandise was reported as having occurred at Macy’s over the weekend. Police were advised that security footage was available, along with a license plate and suspect information.

7:53 p.m., Assault, C-Bar-C Park on Oak Ave. A man was reportedly observed grabbing a female, who was trying to get away from him and was saying “leave me alone.”

Full logs: Aug. 15 | Aug. 16 | Aug. 17 | Aug. 18 | Aug. 19 | Aug. 20

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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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