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Neighbors use fire iron to help Citrus Heights stabbing victim


An 87-year-old stabbing suspect who had Citrus Heights police in a standoff outside his home was arrested in the nude Thursday morning.

WWII hand grenade found in Citrus Heights home; police evacuate neighbors


Several Citrus Heights residents were evacuated from their homes Wednesday evening as police work to render a hand grenade safe.

A woman was cleaning out her deceased father's garage around 4:30 p.m. near Kingswood Drive and Sunrise Boulevard when she found a WWII-style hand grenade, Citrus Heights Police Lt. Jason Russo said.

As precaution, nearby residents were evacuated. Police and other agencies are on the scene to make sure the area is safe.

Police also closed Macy Plaza and Kingswood Drive where the two streets intersect with Sunrise Boulevard. Motorists are encouraged to take different routes until the incident is resolved.

There is no other information about the incident. Police continue to investigate. Return to this post for updates.


Robbery suspect shoots victim, then is shot with own gun


A robbery suspect shot his victim, then was hit in the head and had the gun turned on him after a passerby intervened. After 10 p.m. Sunday night, a man was walking along Farmgate Way, just west of the Sunrise Mall, when the suspect jumped out of a car and tried to rob him.

The victim refused, and police say the suspect shot the victim in the abdomen, and then shot him again as he tried to escape.

A passerby witnessed the struggle, and intervened. According to investigators, the passerby hit the suspect in the head, causing the suspect to drop his gun. At that point, the shooting victim was able to pick up the gun, and fire multiple times at the suspect.

The suspect was hit several times, but was able to run to a waiting car. The female driver took the suspect to an area hospital where he was rushed into surgery.

Man shot, killed in Citrus Heights home


A woman suspected of shooting and killing John Rohrer, 42, inside of a Citrus Heights home early Saturday morning was arrested by police.

When officers arrived at the home around 2:30 a.m. in the 6000 block of Cheshire Way, they found the victim unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his upper body. The Citrus Heights Police Department said the man was pronounced dead at the scene by medics. His identity is being withheld until next of kin have been notified.

The police department said the suspect knew the victim and was at the home when police arrived. She was arrested for involuntary manslaughter. It is unclear what led to the shooting; police said the investigation is ongoing.

Police department officials want to remind the public that gun ownership is a serious responsibility and weapons should be stored, transported and used in a safe and legal way.


Sacramento is a top 10 destination city

Sacramento is a top 10 destination city


Sacramento is a destination city? It seems so, according to U-Haul.

Sacramento made this year's cut – rising three spots from last year to be named the 10th U.S. destination city.

The rankings reflect the top 10 destinations of U-Haul one-way rentals for the previous year. There are several reasons for the growth.

The survey credits the area's "green living" initiatives, as well as affordable regional home prices compared to coastal cities.

Another reason, Sacramento's growing entertainment hub with the new downtown arena well on its way.

"We're really stoked," said new Sacramento resident Whitney Dufresne, who moved to an east Sacramento home on Thursday. "Living near a great park within walking distance to a lot of neat restaurants and things to do is exciting for sure."

Accident closes southbound lanes on Auburn Boulevard


ID=28023785Citrus Heights police said that southbound lanes on Auburn Boulevard were closed at Grand Oaks Boulevard Wednesday because of a serious accident involving two cars.

Traffic was detoured to Grand Oaks Boulevard and Antelope Road for the time being.

Police did not give an update on how many people were involved in the traffic accident, or the number of people injured.

Man arrested for attempted murder near Citrus Heights' Tempo Park


A man was arrested Wednesday night for attempting to murder another man near Tempo Park in Citrus Heights, according to Citrus Heights police spokesperson Anthony Boehle.

Boehle said that 54-year old Jose Partida, of Carmichael, will be booked at the Sacramento County Main Jail on charges of attempted murder and mayhem.

Partida was arrested after officers responded to a call that a male subject had knocked at a residence asking for help near Tempo Park. The man had suffered multiple stab wounds, according to Boehle.

The victim was able to describe the suspect, and police believed the suspect was in Tempo Park. After they set up a perimeter around the park, Partida was located, immediately detained then arrested, Boehle said.

The victim was transported to a nearby hospital, and was rushed into surgery. His injuries were significant, but he was expected to survive. Boehle said.