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2023 Citrus Heights Police Log Spotlight: May 12-18

Phillip Pesola contributed to this report-
Latest incident logs released by Citrus Heights police include a spike in arrests on Mother’s Day, shoplifting at Macy’s, vandalism at a gas station, and a 911 hangup call from Costco.

A Sentinel review of incident logs posted by police show a total of 1,541 incidents listed from May 12-18, 2023, up from 1,455 the week prior.

Categories of note with comparison numbers from the previous week are listed below:

  • Animal control: 48 (down from 52)
  • 911 hangups: 82 (up from 61)
  • Code enforcement: 43 (down from 57)
  • Traffic accidents: 32 (up from 24)
  • Vehicle violations: 338 (down from 377)
  • Theft: 43 (down from 53)
  • Homeless-related: 17 (same as prior week)
  • Vandalism: 9 (up from 6)
  • Violent/threats: 36 (down from 40)
  • Disturbance: 108 (down from 115)
  • Suspicious circumstances: 171 (up from 150)

Arrests by date. Most active arrest day this period: Mother’s Day (Sunday). Most active arrest day during prior week: Tuesday.

  • May 18: 3
  • May 17: 5
  • May 16: 3
  • May 15: 5
  • May 14: 9
  • May 13: 4
  • May 12: 7

Full logs can be viewed on the Police Department’s website at:

Citrus Heights police resumed publishing of daily incident logs in March 2023. The department notes that its logs “are not intended as a full and complete list of all police activity,” with some information not displayed for legal reasons, such as arrests of minors.

The department further notes on its website that: “All arrested suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty. Additionally, the original crimes, nature of offenses, and charges may be amended or dismissed as further information is made available.”

*Editor’s note: The category of “violent/threats” includes all incidents listed as either: assault, brandishing a weapon, criminal threats report, domestic violence and shots into dwelling/vehicle.

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