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Citrus Heights News Briefs: heat, wild turkeys, phone scam

Wild turkeys, SOAR, neighborhood association
A photo taken by a resident of wild turkeys in Citrus Heights, submitted during a “Turkey Shoot” contest by the Sunrise Old Auburn Neighborhood Association (SOAR). // Photo credit: SOAR

Latest local news briefs include complaints about wild turkeys being brought up at a City Council meeting, authorities warning about a new Social Security phone scam, and additional details about a Citrus Heights taekwondo instructor being accused of sex crimes.

Resident says wild turkey population getting ‘totally out of control’
A Citrus Heights resident told City Council members at the council’s July 25 meeting that the city’s wild turkey population is getting “totally out of control,” with the turkeys destroying her shingles and mulch and damaging other parts of her property. Mayor Jeannie Bruins responded that she would look into what could be done and said she has observed an “explosion” in the turkey population in recent years.

District Attorney warns of new Social Security phone scam
Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert on Friday warned of a new phone scam involving local residents receiving phone messages saying their Social Security number has been “frozen.” Anyone receiving such a call is asked to hang up immediately and to not engage any callers, as the line may be recorded. (Read more)

Citrus Heights taekwondo owner defends business after former instructor arrested
Additional details are emerging about a former customer and the owner of Family Taekwondo Plus in Citrus Heights, an article in the Sacramento Bee reported on Thursday. The owner alleges that the former customer has engaged in a social media “blitz” regarding allegations that a former instructor at the studio committed sex crimes with a 14-year-old student. The former customer, Michael Allen, says he’s just trying to inform others. (See full story)

Cooling center temporarily opened at Community Center during heat wave
The Citrus Heights Community Center on Fountain Square Drive has been opened as a cooling center from July 27-28, during an anticipated heat wave. The center will be open from 1-7 p.m. each day, with water and Wi-Fi available on site. (See Facebook post)

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