Citrus Heights— On Thursday, June 26 at approximately 10:20 a.m. Citrus Heights Police received a call regarding a suspicious vehicle in a residential area near Avalos Way and La Bounty Court in Citrus Heights. This vehicle, a red Volkswagen, matched the description of a vehicle reported to be involved in a commercial burglary on Greenback Lane.
Officers responded to the area and located a vehicle matching the description occupied by three males—Forrest Robertson, 21; James Ward, 22; and Vitaly Sukhanov, 26. During contact with officers, Ward and Sukhanov fled on foot from the vehicle, while Robertson was detained at the scene.
Citrus Heights Police Officers established a perimeter with the assistance of Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, Roseville Police Department and Sacramento Police Department. The officers began a search for the two outstanding subjects in the residential neighborhood.
Officers located Sukhanov in a nearby residence that he has no known association with. Ward was identified and located inside his home nearby on McCrone Court, just around the corner from where the car was abandoned. All three subjects were booked into the Sacramento County Jail.
According to records, all three suspects have some history with law enforcement, some more than others. Forrest Robertson, of both Roseville and Folsom, has been arrested at least once each month this year alone. His charges included both burglary and theft related charges, and various drug and paraphernalia possession offenses. In 2013 he was arrested for possession of stolen property and battery on a spouse or cohabitant.
James Ward of Citrus Heights was arrested twice before this year on conspiracy, burglary, and petty theft charges, and in the past two years for possession and being under the influence of controlled substances, along with a petty theft charge.
A records search only found one previous arrest of Vitaly Sukhanov of Carmichael, in 2011 for possession of narcotics, paraphernalia, and stolen property.
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