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2023 Citrus Heights Police Log Spotlight: July 7-13

Phillip Pesola contributed to this report–
Latest logs released by Citrus Heights Police include a spike in vehicle stops and citations, petty theft at Walmart, a DUI arrest on Greenback Lane, and reports of abandoned vehicles in various parts of the city.

A Sentinel review of incident logs posted by police show a total of 1,448 incidents listed from July 7-13, down from 1,569 incidents the prior week.

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

  • Animal control: 49 (down from 50)
  • 911 hangups: 21 (down from 80)
  • Code enforcement: 55 (up from 31)
  • Traffic accidents: 35 (down from 51)
  • Vehicle violations: 239 (up from 142)
  • Theft: 40 (up from 34)
  • Homeless-related: 23 (up from 12)
  • Vandalism: 7 (down from 11)
  • Violent/threats: 38 (up from 34)
  • Disturbance: 126 (up from 114)
  • Suspicious circumstances: 181 (up from 177)

Arrests by date. Most active arrest day this period: Friday. Most active day during prior week: Saturday.

  • Thurs., July 13: 3 arrests
  • Wed., July 12: 3 arrests
  • Tues., July 11: 3 arrests
  • Mon., July 10: 4 arrests
  • Sun., July 9: 4 arrests
  • Sat., July 8: 4 arrests
  • Fri., July 7: 5 arrests

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. As such, police advise that summary totals based on public logs may differ from weekly incident and arrest totals posted by police on social media.

The department 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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