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Citrus Heights News Briefs: arrest, life-saving effort, collision

Latest local news briefs include the arrest of a 33-year-old suspect after a struggle with an officer last weekend, three people being hospitalized in a collision, and an officer being recognized for saving the life of a 3-year-old child.

Suspect arrested after struggle with officer
Citrus Heights police said Wednesday that an incident near Auburn Oaks Court last Sunday resulted in a 33-year-old from Citrus Heights being arrested. Residents reported hearing heavy police activity in the area in the evening on Nov. 6, and Lieutenant Chad Morris said the incident stemmed from a traffic stop where the driver “was found to have active arrest warrants and attempted to flee the scene.” The officer involved sustained minor injuries during a struggle with the suspect.

Three hospitalized in Citrus Heights collision
CBS Sacramento reported last weekend that three people were hospitalized after a collision on Interstate 80 near the Antelope Road exit. Video from the scene shows an SUV apparently crashed into a tree near a sound wall.  Authorities said the individuals injured were not wearing seat belts and the incident was being investigated to find out whether alcohol and/or drugs were involved. (See video)

Officer recognized with award for saving life of 3-year-old boy
The Citrus Heights Police Department earlier this month recognized Corporal Weissenfluh with a Life-Saving Ribbon Award for his efforts in saving the life of a 3-year-old boy. The department did not release additional information about the incident, but in a Facebook post said it occurred “just outside of our jurisdiction in September.” (See post)

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