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We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable shopping experience in Roseville. Visit our website for a few important shopping safety tips.

Protected your catalytic converter yet? If you drive a Toyota or Dodge truck, a Toyota SUV, or other vehicle that's high off the ground and has an accessible catalytic converter, consider having it etched and painted with your vehicle license number. This makes this expensive part less attractive to thieves and harder for them to sell to scrap yards. Four auto service shops provide this service by appointment, free of charge. You might also consider having your shop weld rebar to the muffler assembly--this makes it more difficult and much noisier for thieves to cut through. There will be a charge for this service. Call Bill McAnally Racing's Napa Autocare Center on Riverside, 676-0010; AutoNation in the Roseville Automall at 877-590-7986; Firestone on Washington Blvd., 783-0431; or Roseville Toyota in the Roseville Automall, 774-4807 to schedule your service.

Scam alerts:

Unfortunately, the grandparent scam is alive and well, and we get calls about it regularly. Recently two different Sun City residents were contacted by people posing as grandchildren or friends, claiming to be out of the area and in trouble. Both scam artists asked our residents to wire them money to help them out with their predicament. For more information about how to spot the grandparent scam, and its variants, visit our website.

Utility billing scam: Recently, several small businesses received calls from someone claiming to be from Roseville Electric. The caller threatened to shut off their power due to non-payment, and demanded an immediate payment in the form of cash gift card account numbers. This was a scam. The disconnecting of power due to non-payment is never a surprise--the City of Roseville's utility billing division provides ample notice, in the form of mailed notices and automated phone calls to delinquent customers before disconnecting power.  City crews don't shut off power for non-payment on weekends or holidays.  Also, no legitimate business or utility company would ever demand payment in the form of gift cards.  For more information about how to tell the difference between a real utility billing notice and a scam attempt, visit our website.


Police Beat 1
Northeast Roseville

Harding/Galleria, theft: Between November 30 and December 2, someone went into two unlocked cars in the 700 block of Gibson Drive and stole stereo equipment, electronics, a child safety seat and other items. Between November 30 and December 1, someone also punched the lock of a car parked at the same apartment complex, but nothing was taken.

East Roseville Parkway, theft: Between 3 and 4 a.m. November 27, someone cut a lock securing a bicycle to a front porch in the 1500 block of Secret Ravine Parkway, and stole the bike. The stolen bike is a silver Motobecane Fantom.

Galleria, stolen vehicle: Between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. December 7, someone stole a maroon Honda Civic sedan from the parking lot of the mall.


Police Beat 2
East Roseville

Johnson Ranch, attempted burglary: Between 4:20 November 27 and 2 p.m. December 1, someone tried to force entry to the front door of a house in the 2500 block of Wringer Drive. No one got in and nothing was taken.

Johnson Ranch, theft: At about 2 a.m. December 2, someone pried open a community mailbox in the 2700 block of Courtside Drive. The suspects' vehicle was a small white pickup occupied by two males.

South Cirby, theft: Overnight November 23/24, someone stole a rim and tire from a vehicle parked in the 2200 block of Bradshaw Avenue.

South Cirby, stolen property recovered: At about 2 a.m. December 4, a Roseville officer on routine patrol stopped a car with expired registration near Sheffield Way and Sheridan Avenue. Officers searched the car, finding a checkbook and other suspected stolen property. Officers investigated and found that the checkbook had been taken from an unlocked car on Oak Creek Court in late November. The 26-year-old male driver from Roseville was arrested on suspicion of possessing stolen property, driving on a suspended license and possessing illegal weapons.

South Cirby, theft: Around 1 p.m. December 6, a woman was seen stealing packages that had just been delivered to the front door of a house in the 1600 block of Old Hart Ranch Road. She was described as a white female with brown hair in her 20s or 30s, wearing a red ski jacket and driving a light green sedan.

South Cirby, attempted burglary: At about 11 p.m. December 7, someone kicked open the front door of a house in the 1600 block of Old Hart Ranch Road. The resident heard the noise and yelled. The would-be burglar or burglars fled without entering the residence, and nothing was taken. No suspects were seen.

Sierra Gardens, theft: Between 10:40 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. December 2, someone cut a lock and stole a white Diamond Back mountain bike from the back of a business in the 1600 block of Douglas Boulevard.

Lead Hill, vehicle burglary: Between 6 and 6:30 a.m. November 30, someone broke the window of a car parked near a trail head and fitness center in the 300 block of North Sunrise Avenue, and stole work clothing, vehicle paperwork and the victim's garage door opener.


Police Beat 3
Central Roseville, south of the tracks

Cirbyside, burglary: Between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. November 29, someone went into a house on Fawn Court through an unlocked back door and stole a TV, cash, tools and other items.

Cresthaven, thieves shopping: Overnight December 5/6, someone rummaged through an unlocked car in the 600 block of Lyndhurst Avenue, and tampered with the lock of another vehicle. Nothing was taken.

Theiles Manor, vehicle burglary: Overnight December 4/5, someone broke the window of a car in the 1600 block of Vernon Street and stole the stereo.

Theiles Manor, burglary: Between 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. December 5, someone went into an apartment laundry room in the 300 block of 6th Street and tried to pry open the washer and dryer coin boxes.

Theiles Manor, vandalism: Between 2:30 and 11:30 p.m. December 5, someone vandalized a door and windows of an apartment in the 300 block of B Street. Nothing was stolen.

Hillcrest, burglary: Between 7:15 and 8 a.m. December 1, someone broke the window of an automotive shop in the 100 block of South Harding Boulevard and stole change from the cash register.

Folsom Road, theft: At about 6:20 a.m. December 7, a woman stopped at a gas station in the 200 block of Harding Boulevard and went inside for a few minutes. When she returned, her purse and cell phone had been taken from her unlocked car.

Folsom Road, theft: Between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. December 3, someone stole a tool box containing hand tools from a carport in the 200 block of Sharp Circle, and pried and scratched the window of a vehicle that was parked there.


Police Beat 4
Central Roseville, north of the tracks

Roseville Heights, burglary: Between 5 and 10 p.m. November 29, someone entered an apartment in the 100 block of Pacific Street and stole a blue Sukiama one-speed men's bicycle.

Roseville Heights, theft: Between midnight and 6:30 a.m. December 5, someone stole a white light Christmas tree from a front yard in the 200 block of Birch Street.

Vineyard, theft by false pretenses: At about 3:20 p.m. December 8, a man agreed to buy a large screen television, still in the store packaging, from a man who was displaying the TV in the back of his car in the 1500 block of Vineyard Road. After the buyer handed the money over and the seller drove away, the buyer discovered that the packaging contained a sheet of plywood, but no TV. The suspect was described as a black male between the ages of 35 and 40, 6'1" tall and 230 pounds, with black & blond streaked hair in long dreadlocks. He was driving a gray mid-90s model Mitsubishi Montero SUV.

Los Cerritos, burglary: Between November 28 and November 29, someone climbed through a back window of a home in the 300 block of Pleasant Street and stole a TV and laptop computer.

Los Cerritos, vandalism: Overnight December 6/7, someone broke the windows of an SUV parked in the 600 block of Washington Boulevard.

Kaseberg/Kingswood, theft: Overnight December 3/4, someone stole an animated sea lion holiday decoration from the front yard of a home in the 1100 block of Hawthorne Loop.

Kaseberg/Kingswood, vehicle theft: At about 4:30 a.m. December 4, someone driving a white truck stole a trailer-mounted tree chipper from Derek Place.

Kaseberg/Kingswood, vehicle burglaries: Overnight December 5/6, someone got into a locked pickup parked in the 300 block of Sawtell Drive by unknown means and rummaged through the glovebox. Nothing was taken. During the same night, someone pried the window of a sedan in the 1000 block of McRae Way and stole a backpack with textbooks and other items.

Kaseberg/Kingswood, theft: Overnight December 6/7, someone stole a donkey and Baby Jesus from a front yard nativity scene in the 500 block of Hovey Way.


Police Beat 5
North Central Roseville

Industrial West, burglary: Overnight December 2/3, someone burglarized a restaurant under construction in the 1400 block of Blue Oaks Boulevard. A TV and tools were taken.

Diamond Oaks, vehicle burglary: Overnight November 30/December 1, someone broke the window of an SUV in the 200 block of Firestone Drive, and stole a purse and all its contents. One of the victim's bank cards was used in a restaurant in Sacramento.

Highland Reserve, vehicle theft: Overnight November 30/December 1, someone stole a black Audi A6 sedan from the 400 block of Sutherland Ranch Lane.

Highland Reserve, theft: Just before 4 p.m. December 3, two teenagers approached a younger boy near Buljan Middle School, and asked if they could use his phone. The boy handed the teens his phone, and they ran away with it. They were both white males, 17 to 18 years old. One was described as 5'9" tall and 150 pounds with scruffy facial hair, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. The other was 5'8" tall, wearing a blue and white letterman-style jacket.

Highland Reserve, fuel theft: Overnight December 3/4, someone siphoned gas from a pickup parked in the 200 block of Wildflower Drive.

Stanford, theft: Around 3 p.m. November 29, a teenager left her iPhone unattended on a bench at Pineschi Park for about ten minutes, and it was stolen.

Stanford, vehicle burglary: Between 2:30 and 2:45 p.m. December 7, someone got into a car in the 10000 block of Fairway Drive by unknown means and stole an iPhone and bags full of recently purchased flea market merchandise.

Stanford Crossing, burglary: Between 4:10 and 4:30 p.m. December 5, someone broke the window of a car parked in the 6700 block of Stanford Ranch Road and stole a leather bag full of school paperwork.


Police Beat 6
West Roseville

Woodcreek, theft: Overnight December 4/5, someone went through an unlocked car in the 1400 block of Legends Way and stole cash from the center console.

Woodcreek, theft: Between midnight and 4 p.m. December 8, someone entered an unlocked car on Kerwin Court and stole a briefcase, tote, iPod and camera.

Sun City, theft: Between 3 p.m. December 5 and 10 a.m. December 6, someone pried a community mailbox at Coach Whip Way and Buckboard Way. It's unknown what mail, if any was stolen.

Sun City, thief shopping around: Between 11 p.m. December 5 and 10 a.m. December 6, someone rummaged through an unlocked SUV in the 5100 block of Dreamgarden Loop. Nothing was taken. At about 2:30 a.m. December 6, a vehicle alarm went off in the 4800 block of Winter Haven Way. The resident went outside to check, and found that someone had rummaged through his unlocked pickup and messed with the fuse box, possibly in an attempt to disconnect the alarm. Nothing was taken.

Quail Glen, thief shopping around: Between 2 p.m. December 1 and 7 a.m. December 2, someone rummaged through an unlocked car in the 1800 block of Avenida Martina.

Junction West, vehicle burglary: Overnight December 5/6, someone pried the window of a pickup in the 1800 block of Pyrite Street and stole an iPod.

West Park, vehicle burglary: Overnight December 2/3, someone got into a locked SUV in the 2000 block of Land End Loop by unknown means, and stole shopping bags of newly purchased women's clothing and other items.

West Park, thefts: Overnight December 3/4, someone got into a possibly unlocked van in the 4200 block of Settlers Ridge Way and stole an old leather coat. The same night, someone got into an unlocked pickup on Celebration Court and stole a wallet and its contents.



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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