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Citrus Heights News Briefs: robbery, COVID-19 cases, obituary

A robbery suspect is shown exiting a Walmart store after reportedly using a stolen debit card in Citrus Heights and other areas of Sacramento County. // RPD

Latest local news briefs include police searching for a robbery suspect who used a stolen debit card in Citrus Heights, an update on local COVID-19 cases, and a repeat DUI offender receiving a fourth conviction in Citrus Heights.

Police search for robbery suspect
Police have released surveillance footage of a man who reportedly went on a shopping spree in Citrus Heights and other areas of Sacramento County after robbing a homeowner in Roseville and stealing a debit card, cash and other items. CBS 13 reported the victim woke up to find the suspect in his bedroom. (See CBS 13 story)

Man sentenced to 300 days in jail after Citrus Heights DUI
A man who had been convicted of three DUI’s received his fourth conviction last week after being sentenced for his latest violation that occurred in Citrus Heights, according to a Court Watch report by The Davis Vanguard. The news outlet reported that Brian Tipton had been observed outside a Citrus Heights gas station with his motorcycle where he reportedly admitted to an officer that he “had too many beers.” (Read more)

Citrus Heights truck driver involved in out-of-state fatal collision
A 28-year-old man was killed after crashing into the back of a tractor-trailer on Route 78 in New Jersey around 3 a.m. Wednesday, the Daily Voice reported. The truck driver, from Citrus Heights, was uninjured. (Read more)

Citrus Heights COVID-19 cases rise to 379
Latest numbers updated Friday by the Sacramento County Public Health department show Citrus Heights has now had a total of 379 confirmed cases of COVID-19, up from 320 on July 23. Related deaths remain at nine. ICU beds countywide are at about 80% capacity, down from 84% a week ago. See prior story for more: COVID-19 cases have tripled in Citrus Heights since June, while death rate dropped

Obituary: Alfred Henry “Hank” Manship, Jr. (1941-2020)
Longtime resident Alfred Manship Jr., who joined the Citrus Heights Fire District as a firefighter in 1960, passed away on June 17, according to an obituary published in The Sacramento Bee last week. He was 79. (Read full obituary)

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