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Citrus Heights News Briefs: Oct. 22-24

Led by Miss Captain America, The Citrus Heights Community Marching Band parades past the judges' booth during Saturday's Howl 'O Ween parade. // CHSentinel
Led by Miss Captain America, the Citrus Heights Community Marching Band parades past the judges’ booth during Saturday’s Howl ‘O Ween festivities. // CHSentinel

News highlights from the past week include Citrus Heights council members officially recognizing “We Support Our Police Week,” a community “Howl O’ Ween” parade along Auburn Boulevard, and Citrus Heights police aiding in the recovery of stolen property.

Oct. 22: Police honored during council meeting, support effort

The Citrus Heights Police Department received praise from residents, businesses, and community leaders during Thursday night’s council meeting, where the week of Oct. 18-24 was officially declared “We Support Our Police Week” in Citrus Heights. As the official proclamation was read, a steady stream of community members took turns at the microphone expressing gratitude for a wide range of services and community involvement the local department is known for.
The week-long effort was spearheaded by the Citrus Heights Police Activities League to help combat negative sentiments toward law enforcement in national news, according to the group’s president, Lt. Jason Russo.

[Related: ‘Police Week’ underway in Citrus Heights to support local PD]

Oct. 23: Morning jogger robbed at gunpoint, CHPD assists in arrest

Three suspects were arrested by police after a resident had his phone stolen at gunpoint by men in a BMW sedan while jogging near Citrus Heights around 6 a.m. Friday, according to a post on Roseville’s official public safety Facebook page. Citrus Heights police responded to assist Roseville police in the area of Sunrise Boulevard and Cirby Way in Roseville, due to a similar robbery and attempted robbery being reported in Citrus Heights about 30 minutes before.
Officers made arrests after contacting two suspects fixing a tire on a nearby BMW sedan, and a third suspect was found hiding in the bushes within a search perimeter. Police said phones and “other suspected stolen property” were found in the BMW, some of which were returned to robbery victims in both Roseville and Citrus Heights. The suspects arrested ranged in age from 17 to 20 years old.
Anyone robbed on Thursday or Friday under similar circumstances is asked to call the Roseville Police Investigations Unit at (916) 774-5070.

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Oct 24: Howl ‘O Ween Parade & Harvest Festival celebrated in Citrus Heights

A parade benefiting the Citrus Heights Community Marching Band took over a portion of Auburn Boulevard Saturday morning, with various entries and costume-wearing dogs traveling along the boulevard from Twin Oaks Avenue to Rusch Park. The parade began around 9 a.m. and concluded with a harvest festival in the park. Organizer and Band Director Kathy Cook called the event successful and reported an estimated 2500 people attended the parade and festival, counting band members, parade entries, and more than 70 vendors. Parade entries were judged by a three-member panel, including Citrus Heights Mayor Sue Frost.

Several costume-wearing dogs walk past the parade judges' booth, during the 2015 Howl 'O Ween parade.
Several costume-wearing dogs walk past a judges’ booth during the 2015 Howl ‘O Ween parade on Auburn Boulevard. // CHSentinel
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