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Citrus Heights News Briefs: drug arrest, water, JCPenney, obituary

A photo shared by Citrus Heights police on Thursday shows items reportedly seized during an arrest.

Latest local news briefs include Citrus Heights police seizing cash, drugs and a loaded gun in an arrest on Thursday, an update on the JCPenney store at Sunrise Mall, and an obituary for a 90-year-old Citrus Heights woman.

JCPenney location at Sunrise Mall spared from list of national closures
A list of 154 JCPenney stores slated for closure was released last week, which included eight stores in California. The company’s Citrus Heights location does not appear on the list. (See list)

Citrus Heights police arrest probationer, seize loaded gun, drugs, cash
Citrus Heights police said Thursday that a probationer was arrested by patrol officers after being found with a loaded handgun, drugs and well-over $1,000 in cash. The items and cash were seized by police and displayed in a post on the department’s social media pages. The suspect was not named by police. (See post)

Citrus Heights Water District finalizes transition to by-area elections
The Citrus Heights Water District voted last month to finalize its transition to by-area elections, following a series of public hearings. The district’s map, which sections the water district into three areas, remains the same, but each director will no longer be elected at-large. Only voters located in each area will be allowed to vote for a director on the three member board, who is also required to live in the area. One seat is up for election this year. (Learn more)

Obituary: Sheila Joan Marion Dobson (1929-2020)
Citrus Heights resident Sheila Dobson passed away on May 6 after a short illness, according to an obituary published in The Sacramento Bee last week. Dobson was born in London, England and had a long and varied career, including service as an executive assistant and a flight stewardess. She was preceded in death by her husband and leaves behind four children and five grandchildren. (See full obituary)

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