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Helicopter assists in arrest after driver flees Citrus Heights traffic stop

By Mike Hazlip—
A Friday-night police pursuit on Greenback Lane began after a driver fled from officers attempting to conduct a traffic stop of a pickup truck and trailer.

Police Sgt. Anthony Boehle told The Sentinel the suspect traveled westbound along Greenback before turning onto Park Oaks Drive. Officers lost the driver for a short time, Boehle said, before the vehicle was spotted just outside Citrus Heights near Park Oaks Drive and Coyle Avenue.

Residents reported a police helicopter circled the area making announcements while officers searched for the suspect. Boehle said a male was arrested for evading police.

No further information was available, and Boehle said his reasons for fleeing police were unknown as of Saturday morning.

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