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Read the latest crime prevention newsletter here--it's packed full of seasonal information, and is the perfect handout for your next neighborhood watch group. The latest edition covers holiday safety, including kitchen safety, turkey frying, how to dispose of old turkey or other frying oil, holiday driving tips and more.


Police Beat 1
Northeast Roseville

Creekside, theft: At 7 p.m. November 8, a man met another man in the 1200 block of Galleria to sell him a cell phone he'd advertised for sale on Craigslist. The purported buyer took the cell phone to inspect it, and then drove away without paying for it. He was described as an Hispanic male, 5'8" and 150 pounds, driving a silver 2000s Toyota 4Runner.


Police Beat 2
East Roseville

Johnson Ranch, theft: Between 4 and 5:30 p.m. November 6, someone stole a wallet from a shopper's purse at a home goods store in the 8600 block of Sierra College Blvd. The victim's credit cards were soon used to make fraudulent purchases at a nearby store. A woman who engaged the victim in conversation, possibly distracting her while an unseen accomplice stole the wallet, was described as white, in her 20s, with a thin build, narrow face, dark hair and brown eyes. This is connected to the theft of wallets from purses at a restaurant in the 1800 block of Douglas Boulevard (see below under Sierra Gardens).

Tip: Keep an eye on your purse and belongings anytime you're out in public. Be alert to anyone who is snooping in other shopper's carts or trying to distract shoppers, and alert store security or call 911 to report such suspicious activity.

Johnson Ranch, burglary: Between November 8-11, someone broke into a medical office in the 2500 block of Douglas Boulevard and took a cash box.

Maidu, thefts: Between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. November 3, someone went through two girls' unattended gear bags while they were playing softball at Maidu Park, and stole their cell phones.

Maidu, theft: Between 6 and 9:20 p.m. November 3, someone went into an unlocked truck at Maidu Park while the owner was playing softball, and stole his wallet. The wallet was used to make fraudulent purchases at a nearby store. The man using the stolen credit card was described as an Hispanic male in his 30s with a trimmed beard, wearing a black hat, hooded sweatshirt, and long baggy shorts.

South Cirby, robbery: At 1:30 a.m. November 4, a man met another man at a convenience store in the 2000 block of South Cirby Way to sell him a cell phone he'd advertised for sale on Craigslist. The suspect paid the man in bills that appeared counterfeit. When he questioned the buyer about the suspicious-looking money, the suspect grabbed his cell phone out of his hand and drove away in a gold 1990s model Nissan Altima. The suspect was described as an Hispanic male, 25-30 years old, 5'11" tall and 180 pounds, with tattoos on his chest and the side of his neck.

South Cirby, burglary: Between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. November 13, someone climbed in through an open bathroom window in the 2000 block of South Cirby, and burglarized an apartment while the resident was out, taking a laptop computer and other electronic items.

Cirby Ranch, residential burglaries, suspects arrested: At about 12:30 p.m. November 15, a resident returned to his house in the 1200 block of Gold Pan Drive, and found someone had just burglarized his house. The burglars had gotten in through an unlocked rear sliding door, and had taken a handgun. As officers were responding, they got another call about two suspicious males on Vista Creek Drive near Stonebridge Way. Officers searched the area and found the two men in the 8000 block of Twin Oaks Avenue in Citrus Heights. Roseville and Citrus Heights police officers investigated, and linked the suspects to a string of other residential burglaries from that morning in the 1400 block of New England Drive, the 1400 block of Stonebridge Way and the 1400 block of Mother Lode Drive. Two brothers, ages 18 and 27, both of Citrus Heights, were arrested on suspicion of burglary and unlawful possession of ammunition, and the 27-year-old was also held for violation of parole.

Sierra Gardens, vehicle burglary: Between 6:30 and 8:45 p.m. October 31, someone broke the window of a car in the 1800 block of Douglas Boulevard and stole a backpack, gym bag and clothing.

Sierra Gardens, theft: Between noon and 1:45 p.m. November 6, someone stole two women's wallets from their purses while they were having lunch at a restaurant in the 1800 block of Douglas Boulevard.

Sierra Gardens, burglary: At 3:40 a.m. November 8, officers responded to a broken door at a restaurant in the 1600 block of Douglas Boulevard, and found that it had been burglarized. It's unknown what, if anything was taken.

Sierra Gardens, burglary: Between 5 and 6:45 p.m. November 9, someone broke into coin-operated laundry machines in the 1600 block of Sierra Gardens Drive.

Sierra Gardens, vehicle theft: Between 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. November 11, someone stole a Honda Accord from the 1800 block of Douglas Boulevard. The Citrus Heights Police Department found it the next day, abandoned and undamaged.

Lead Hill, stolen vehicle recovered: At 9 p.m. November 11, an officer on routine patrol checked on a car parked in the 1400 block of Lead Hill, with two people sleeping inside. The vehicle had been reported stoeln from Colorado. A 44-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman, both transients from Texas, were arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft and other related charges.

Lead Hill, drug arrest: At about 11 p.m. November 11, an officer was patrolling the trailhead parking lot at Sculpture Park, and contacted a suspicious person. The 58-year-old local transient was arrested on suspicion of possessing heroin, drug paraphernalia, and a switchblade knife.


Police Beat 3
Central Roseville, south of the tracks

Theiles Manor, theft: Between 2:20 and 4 p.m. November 6, someone stole a delivered package from in front of a house in the 100 block of 2nd Street.

Enwood, burglary: Between November 6 and 7, someone broke into an automotive business in the 800 block of Atlantic Street and stole a black Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Enwood, theft: Overnight November 12/13, someone broke into a coin-operated dryer at a mobile home park in the 900 block of Atlantic Street, and stole coins.


Police Beat 4
Central Roseville, north of the tracks

Roseville Heights, vehicle burglary: Overnight November 11/12, someone smashed the window of an SUV in the 200 block of Grape Street and stole a briefcase and cash.

Roseville Heights, disturbance, arrest: At 1 p.m. November 11, officers responded to a report of someone slamming the door and creating a disturbance at a doctor's office in the 200 block of Grove Street. They contacted the suspect, who had fled to Weber Park and was creating another disturbance there. The 42-year-old local transient male was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed handgun and four out-of-county warrants.

Roseville Heights, theft: Between 6 and 9 a.m. November 12, someone stole a blue Huffy girl's bike from a carport in the 100 block of Duranta Street.

Roseville Heights, drug arrests: At 12:30 a.m. November 14, officers responded to a disturbance between a man and woman in the 1200 block of Oakland Avenue. They conducted a probation search on the apartment and found marijuana, heroin and other drugs, evidence of drug sales, and a firearm. The 20-year-old man and 21-year-old woman were arrested.

Los Cerritos, burglary: Overnight November 13/14, someone broke a gate leading into a property in the 400 block of Main Street, and stole a teal Trek women's 18-speed bike from an open garage.


Police Beat 5
North Central Roseville

Foothills-Junction, vehicle burglary: Between 12:15 and 5 p.m. November 14, someone smashed the window of a car in the 5000 block of Foothills Blvd. and rifled through the glove box. Nothing was taken.

Pleasant Grove, burglary: Overnight November 11/12, someone opened the garage of a home in the 1400 block of Arsenault Drive (probably using the garage remote from the unlocked car in the driveway), and stole tools and other items.

Pleasant Grove, thefts: Overnight November 14/15, someone rummaged through at least five unlocked cars in the Misty Wood subdivision (Misty Wood Drive, Southwood Way, River Oaks Way and Long Creek Way) and took loose change, electronic items and sunglasses.

Industrial West, burglary: At about 4 a.m. November 18, someone removed the glass from the front door of an eye care office in the 1400 block of Blue Oaks Boulevard and stole merchandise.

Diamond Oaks, burglary: Between 11 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. November 15, someone broke the rear window of a home on County Down Court and burglarized the house, stealing a laptop, jewelry and other small items.

Highland Reserve, vandalism: Between November 8 and 12, someone broke sprinkler heads and damaged plants at a home in the 600 block of Alden Way.

Highland Reserve, vandalism: Between November 8 and 12, someone vandalized tables in the kindergarden play area and set a jacket on fire at Catherine Gates Elementary School.

Stanford, vehicle burglary: At about 6:30 p.m. November 7, someone smashed the window of a car in the 5800 block of Five Star Boulevard, and stole a purse. Within 20 minutes, the victim's debit card was used at a nearby store.

Stanford, vehicle burglary: Between midnight and 5 a.m. November 8, someone got into a locked car in the 10000 block of Fairway Drive and stole a wallet and the in-dash stereo. The victim's debit card was soon used at the casino and several stores in the area.

Stanford, theft: At about 7:30 a.m. November 9, a white male and a white female in a gray four-door sedan were seen opening the unlocked door of a car in the 900 block of Pleasant Grove Boulevard and stealing a purse.

Stanford, vehicle burglary: Between 10 p.m. November 8 and 3 a.m. November 9, someone broke the window of a car in the 10000 block of Fairway Drive and took stereo equipment.

Stanford, attempted vehicle theft: At about 8 a.m. November 11, someone broke the door handles off a pickup in the 900 block of Pleasant Grove Boulevard and tampered with the steering column. The suspects also took music CDs and drove away in a newer white sedan with a sun roof.

Stanford, robbery attempt: Just before 6 p.m. November 12, a man went into a gold-buying store in the 10000 block of Fairway Drive, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the employee. The employee ran to a back room, and the robber left without taking anything. He was a white male adult, 5'8" to 6'0" tall, 180 pounds, wearing a white hooded sweatshirt with black markings, with the hood pulled up, dark pants and a ski mask.

Industrial East, burglary: Overnight November 5/6, someone burglarized a gym in the 10000 block of Industrial Avenue. Cash, tools and computer equipment was taken.



Police Beat 6
West Roseville

Quail Glen, theft: Overnight November 4/5, someone cut the lock and stole a black and gold BMX-type bike from the front of an apartment in the 1500 block of Pleasant Grove Blvd.

Quail Glen, vehicle burglary: At about 1:15 p.m. November 7, someone broke the window of a car in the 4000 block of Woodcreek Oaks Blvd. and stole a purse with all its contents.

Quail Glen, vehicle burglary: Between November 10 and 12, someone got into a car in the 1500 block of Dickinson Drive and stole the driver's side airbag.

Quail Glen, theft: At 4 p.m. November 14, a man drove up next to a teenager in the 2500 block of Woodcreek Oaks Boulevard and asked if he could borrow her phone because he had an emergency. She handed the stranger her phone, and he called someone and talked for a couple of minutes in a foreign language, possibly Russian. The girl then tried to get her phone back, and the suspect drove away with it. The suspect was described as a clean-cut white male, 18-20 years old, 5'8" tall and 140 pounds, wearing a white baseball cap with a black brim and designer-type blue jeans with decorative rear pockets, driving a silver late-model sedan similar to a Toyota Camry.

Junction West, theft: Between 4 and 11 a.m. November 8, someone stole the catalytic converter from a Dodge Ram pickup in the 1900 block of Monterey Pines Drive.

West Park, theft: Overnight November 10/11, someone stole the tailgate from a Ford F-250 pickup in the 2000 block of Brixham Road.


Got  a Crime Tip?

Do you have a crime tip about any of these crimes, or any other unsolved Roseville crime? Call us!  Email us! Text us! We don't need to know who you are. 

You can submit a crime tip online by visiting the Roseville Police Department's website at and selecting "Submit a Tip" from the menu on the left.  You'll be redirected to TipSoft's website.  Wireless phone users can text a tip to 274637 ("CRIMES").  Start your tip with the word "ROSEVILLE". 

You can also call Roseville Crime Stoppers at 916-783-STOP with information about crimes.

Alarm Permit Renewals

Have you received a notice from the Roseville False Alarm Reduction Program to renew your burglar alarm or pay an excessive false alarm fee, asking you to send payments to P.O. Box 749879 in Los Angeles? This is a valid, legitimate message on behalf of the City of Roseville and the RPD.

The City of Roseville updated its alarm ordinance last year, requiring annual updates of alarm permits for a $5 fee. These updates help us ensure we have current emergency contact information in case there’s an alarm at your house or place of business. We've contracted with an outside company, Crywolf, to handle our alarm permits and false alarm billing.

For more information on our false alarm reduction program, visit our website at, and click on "alarm information" on the menu on the left side of the page.

How Can I Find My Neighborhood News?

These neighborhood updates are organized geographically by police beat. We’ve divided Roseville into six geographic beat areas, and there are smaller neighborhood areas within each beat. If you'd like to know which beat and neighborhood area you live in, visit our website to view maps.

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