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Internet crimes task force serves warrant at Citrus Heights home

A Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department deputy walks towards a home on the 8400 block of Pitalo Way in Citrus Heights on Sept. 26, 2023. // M. Hazlip

By Mike Hazlip—
Few details are available after multiple law enforcement agencies served a warrant at a residence near the northeastern border of Citrus Heights on Tuesday morning.

Witnesses reported seeing FBI and Sacramento County Sheriff’s vehicles at a residence on the 8400 block of Pitalo Way on Tuesday, Sept. 26. An officer at the scene told The Sentinel the agencies were serving a warrant in connection with an ongoing investigation but could not give any details.

Citrus Heights Police said the operation involved the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Internet Crimes Against Children task force and referred any further questions to that agency. An email and phone call to Sacramento County Sheriff’s spokesman Amar Gandhi were not returned by press time Wednesday.

A large van with a Sacramento Valley Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force logo on the side was observed parked at the scene. According to, the task force was formed in the mid-1990s and focuses on identity theft, internet crimes against children, and digital forensics. The task force is made up of personnel and investigators from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, San Joaquin County Sheriff, the Placer County District Attorney’s Office, and multiple police departments in the region.

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