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2023 Citrus Heights Police Log Spotlight: Aug. 18-24

Latest police logs include a suspicious vehicle call at Walmart leading to a narcotics arrest, an assault reported at Mesa Verde High School on Thursday, and a spike in traffic stops stemming from an Aug. 24 DUI Checkpoint operation on Auburn Boulevard.

A Sentinel review of the seven most recent incident logs show a total of 1,316 incidents listed from Aug. 18-24, a increase from 1,293 the prior week.

Categories of note are included below, along with comparison data from the prior week:

  • Animal control: 51 (down from 54)
  • 911 hangups: 41 (down from 57)
  • Code enforcement: 57 (down from 74)
  • Traffic accidents: 49 (up from 27)
  • Vehicle violations: 216 (down from 231)
  • Theft: 42 (up from 32)
  • Homeless-related: 27 (up from 17)
  • Vandalism: 9 (up from 6)
  • Violent/threats: 36 (up from 28)
  • Disturbance: 139 (up from 112)
  • Suspicious circumstances: 174 (up from 173)

Arrests by date. Most active arrest day(s) this period: Thursday and Friday. Most active arrest day prior week: Friday.

  • Thurs., Aug. 24:  8 arrests
  • Wed., Aug. 23: 4 arrests
  • Tues., Aug. 22:  5 arrests
  • Mon., Aug. 21: 3 arrests
  • Sun., Aug. 20:  5 arrests
  • Sat., Aug. 19:  3 arrests
  • Fri., Aug. 18:  8 arrests

See full police logs on the city’s website: click here.

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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