Citrus Heights Police Nab Burglars

Citrus Heights, CA  |  CHPD Special Release

Results from “See Something, Say Something” Community Awareness

Citrus Heights, CA (MPG) - In the early morning hours on July 11, 2017, CHPD Police officers were able to take two burglary suspects safely into custody.

At approximately 5:00 a.m., a nearby witness saw the suspects cutting locks in a storage facility, located in the 7500 block of Greenback Lane, and called to report the suspicious activity. The combined efforts of the police officers and the witness helped to make quick work catching these criminals.

We want to thank the witness for being attentive to the suspicious activity and quickly reporting it to our communication center. In addition, the witness was able to stay in a safe location while providing the responding officers with additional information. As a result of their actions, we were able to quickly locate the individuals and take them into custody.

Citrus Heights Police officers work hard day and night to develop and maintain strong working relationships with our community to make the city safer. This morning’s incident is just an example of the efforts and good work that our officers do within the community. Keeping our streets safe requires teamwork on the part of the community and the police department, which is why we always encourage our residents to report suspicious activity in their neighborhoods.

Officer Spencer said, “The actions of the witness and the teamwork demonstrated by our police officers made quick work of catching these individuals. We want the community to know we will not allow this behavior in our community. CHPD encourages our community members to stay observant and report suspicious activity.”

The investigation continues and we are looking to identify any additional victims. Storage facilities are typically used for long-term storage and not visited regularly by the renter, which causes potential crimes to be late reported. CHPD encourages those who use storage facilities to check on their storage unit more frequently to ensure you are not a victim of theft. If you are a resident or business owner in the City of Citrus Heights and believe you may be a victim of a burglary or theft we encourage you to contact us and file a report.

The community continues to be the “eyes and ears” for the police department in order to help us reduce crime and keep our city safe.