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Citrus Heights News Briefs: Memorial Day, bar license revoked, Chipotle fraud

Memorial Day, Sylvan
A Memorial Day Ceremony at Sylvan Cemetery began with a solemn march through the graveyard, led by Citrus Heights police motorcycles and CHPD’s Honor Guard. // CH Sentinel

Latest local news briefs include a credit card security breach affecting the Citrus Heights Chipotle restaurant, a local bar losing its alcohol license, and a Memorial Day ceremony held to honor the fallen at Sylvan Cemetery.

KCRA: Inferno Bar and Grill loses alcohol license after investigation, arrests
In a news report on Friday, KCRA 3 said the Inferno Sports Bar and Grill in Citrus Heights had its alcohol license revoked by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control on June 1. The bar, located on the outskirts of the city at 5948 Auburn Blvd., has been closed since 2016 after authorities said undercover ABC agents were able to purchase cocaine multiple times from several employees at the bar, according to a statement from the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association. Agents served warrants at the bar in February 2016, resulting in the arrest of two employees.

Online licensing information on ABC’s website lists the bar’s owner as Jose Corona Zavala and confirms the establishment’s license has been revoked. According to KCRA, the bar will not be able to re-apply for a license for at least one year. (See KCRA story)

Citrus Heights Chipotle restaurant listed among those hit by credit card security breach
The Citrus Heights Chipotle restaurant is listed among those locations affected by a recent security breach which put customer credit card data at risk, the company said in a statement on its website last week. Chipotle said an investigation had “identified the operation of malware designed to access payment card data from cards used on point-of-sale devices at certain Chipotle restaurants,” which included the location at 5851 Sunrise Blvd. for transactions made between March 25 and April 18, 2017.

Chipotle recommends its customers “remain vigilant to the possibility of fraud by reviewing your payment card statements for any unauthorized activity” and immediately report any unauthorized charges using the phone number listed on the back of the credit or debit card used. A free consumer credit report can also be accessed at www.annualcreditreport.com. (See list of affected restaurants)

Community, leaders honor fallen at Sylvan Memorial Day ceremony
A crowd of about 200 veterans, local leaders, and community members gathered at Sylvan Cemetery on May 29 to remember those who lost their lives while serving in the armed forces. The annual Memorial Day event began with a march led by the flag-bearing Citrus Heights Police Department honor guard and concluded with a one-hour ceremony. Speakers included Mayor Jeff Slowey, Police Chief Ron Lawrence, Sacramento County Supervisor Sue Frost, and representatives from Sylvan Cemetery and American Legion Post 637. About 1400 veterans are buried at Sylvan Cemetery, which holds annual ceremonies each Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

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