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UPDATE: Citrus Heights eviction ends peacefully

By Marissa Lang and Cathy Locke

An eviction of man from a Citrus Heights home ended peacefully early Thursday afternoon, after sheriff’s deputies and police negotiators spent several hours trying to coax him out of his hiding place inside the house.

The eviction attempt began about 7 a.m. in the 7000 block of Mariposa Avenue. The man, who was not identified, was not believed to have any weapons with him, according to Sacramento County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa Bowman.

Citrus Heights Police aided the sheriff’s department’s civil unit with the eviction. Shortly before 2 p.m., the man was reportedly gathering up his belongings and preparing to leave the property. Bowman said the incident was not as a standoff or barricade situation.

The eviction was considered high risk because the eviction process had been protracted and the house is on a large property with various fences, chains and dogs said Citrus Heights Police spokesman Sgt. Mike Wells.

A sheriff’s deputy at the scene said no homes in the area were evacuated, although vehicles were not allowed to enter the dead-end road off Mariposa Avenue, where man’s residence and several others were located, until the matter was resolved.

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