Citrus Heights Police places package bait, probationer bites and gets arrested

As part of their ongoing package-bait program, another person suspected of attempted theft of a delivery package was captured by Citrus Heights Police.

According to information released by CHPD, a suspect they identified as Mr. Villarreal attempted to steal a package police left for bait near Greenback Lane and San Juan Avenue. After stealing the package, Villareal was taken into custody.

The CHPD said Villarreal is currently on four dockets of probation, three for vehicle theft and one for possession of stolen property. Additionally, Villarreal has multiple prior arrests for grand theft, possession of prohibited weapons, burglary, vehicle theft, fraud, possession of stolen property, and possession of burglary, just to name a few. 

In their posting, CHPD said, "We are glad we caught him stealing from us and not one of our citizens." 


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