Roseville's violent crime rate drops: We just finished compiling our 2013 crime data, and you'll be glad to know that violent crimes dropped eight percent from last year. Our violent crime rate (the number of crimes reported per 100,000 residents) dropped nine percent. While even one violent crime is too many, Roseville's rate of violent crime has always been among the lowest in the region, and usually runs about 40 percent lower than the state average. Property crime increased two percent (or one percent on a per-capita basis), mostly due to an increased number of shoplifting reports. Within the property crime category, residential burglaries declined ten percent. If you're a regular reader of this newsletter, you might think it's "crime, crime all the time," so it's important to look at the big picture, and see that overall, crime is going down--in fact, our crime rate is close to its lowest level in nearly 20 years. We can all help lower the crime rate, and our own chances of becoming a victim, by safeguarding our property, keeping an eye out for our neighborhoods, and calling police immediately to report suspicious activity. For more detailed crime statistics, visit our website.
The latest edition of Public Safety News & Tips is available. This would be a nice two-page newsletter to share with your neighborhood watch group. This month's edition contains home fire safety tips and how to protect yourself against identity theft.
Roseville Fire Department Monthly Open Houses: The Roseville Fire Department is hosting open houses on the first Saturday of every month at one of our neighborhood fire stations. You can tour the station and meet your neighborhood firefighters, get your blood pressure checked, and learn something new about personal and home safety. The next one will be from 10 a.m. to noon March 1 at Station 6, 1430 East Roseville Parkway, with information about smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers and medic alert bracelets.
Mark your calendar: The next county-wide medication take-back day will be on Saturday, April 26, when you can safely dispose of expired or unneeded prescription, over the counter and veterinary medication. This is a good way to get potentially dangerous drugs out of your home without polluting our water supply. More details will follow as we get closer to the event.
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Olympus Pointe, burglary: Overnight February 1/2, someone stole money from a massage business in the 8300 block of Sierra College Blvd. There was no sign of forced entry.
Olympus Pointe, rock-throwers arrested: At about 8:30 p.m. February 1, officers responded to the area of Secret Ravine Parkway and Sierra College Boulevard regarding someone throwing rocks at moving cars on Sierra College Boulevard. Two drivers reported their vehicles were hit and damaged, and that they sustained minor injuries. Officers contacted two 17-year-old males from Granite Bay in the area and arrested them on suspicion of vandalism and throwing objects at moving vehicles. They were booked and released to their parents. Roseville Fire personnel also responded and extinguished a smouldering campfire in the ravine area.
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Johnson Ranch, vehicle burglary: Between 12:30 and 9:30 a.m. January 31, someone broke the window of an SUV on Stinson Court, reached in and stole a purse that had been left on the seat, covered with a jacket. The purse contained cash, ID and credit cards.
Maidu, attempted burglary: Overnight January 29/30, someone smashed the window of a business in the 2100 block of Professional Drive and tried, unsuccessfully, to pull out some desktop computer equipment that was within reach of the window.
Maidu, interrupted residential burglary: Just before 9 p.m. January 29, a resident of Park Meadow Court encountered an intruder who had come in to the darkened home through the unlocked front door. When the intruder saw the resident, the unknown intruder ran out and got into a waiting dark blue or black 1960s or 70s two-door sedan, lowered, with large oversized rims, with another person at the wheel. The intruder was described as a white male between the ages of 35 and 40, with dark blond or brown hair and a gray stubble beard. He was wearing a black beanie cap, black leather jacket, blue jeans and boots. Nothing was taken.
Tip: Although this was an unusual incident, it's a good habit to keep your doors locked, whether you're home or not.
South Cirby, disturbance: At about 7:30 p.m. February 2, officers responded to a disturbance in the vicinity of Crestmont Park. They found that a boyfriend and girlfriend got into an argument while they were both passengers in the back seat of a car being driven through the neighborhood, and that the boyfriend hit his girlfriend, took her purse and cell phone, and got out of the car. Officers located the male, a 31-year-old Citrus Heights resident, on foot in the area of Edgemont Way and Sheridan Way. He was arrested on suspicion of robbery and domestic battery.
South Cirby, stolen boat: Between February 1 and February 2, someone stole a boat and trailer from the 1300 block of Sheffield Way.
Sierra Gardens, metal theft: Between January 24 and January 27, someone went onto the roof of Eich Middle School and stole wire from the heating & air conditioning units. When staff returned to school on the 27th, they found the heat & air not working in two wings of the school.
Lead Hill, theft: Between 5 and 7:30 p.m. January 28, someone stole cash from a car parked in the 300 block of North Sunrise Ave. There was no sign of forced entry, and the car may have accidentally been left unlocked. Nothing else was disturbed or taken.
Lead Hill, commercial burglary: Between the evening of January 29 and the evening of January 30, someone smashed a window leading to a suite of offices in the 1600 block of Eureka Road, went in and stole office computer equipment.
Lead Hill, theft: Between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. January 30, someone stole the catalytic converter from a Toyota Sequoia SUV parked in the 1600 block of Eureka Road.
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Central Roseville, south of the tracks
Cirbyside, motorcycle stolen: Between 4 p.m. January 28 and 2 p.m. the next day, someone stole a red 2012 BMW motorcycle from Somer Ridge Drive.
Cirbyside, theft: Between 7:30 p.m. January 30 and 1 a.m. January 31, someone stole an iPad from an unlocked SUV in the 1000 block of Sunrise Ave.
Cresthaven, vehicle theft: Between 10 p.m. January 29 and 3 a.m. January 30, someone stole a green 1997 Honda Accord four-door sedan from the 600 block of Dawnridge Road.
Cresthaven, assault: Just before 10 p.m. January 31, officers responded to a fight in a lot in the 800 block of Riverside Avenue. Two male acquaintances had gotten into an altercation, and one used a knife to stab the other one in the arm. The 15-year-old victim was taken to the emergency room by his parents for medical treatment, and the suspect, an 18-year-old male from Roseville, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and other related charges.
Cresthaven, theft: Shortly before 8 a.m. February 2, a woman was seen digging up plants from a landscaped area in the 600 block of Commerce Drive, putting them into a box in her vehicle and driving away. Officers are investigating the theft.
Folsom Road, mail theft: Between 3 and 5 p.m. January 24, someone stole mail from an unlocked mailbox in the 200 block of Folsom Road.
Folsom Road, fuel theft: At about 9 p.m. January 28, a resident of the 200 block of Breuner Drive saw a man walking away from her vehicle with a gasoline container, and found that 3/4 of a tank of gas had been siphoned from her car. The suspect was described as a balding white male, 30-45 years old, about 5'8" tall with a muscular build, wearing a light gray t-shirt and jeans.
Folsom Road, vehicle burglary: At about 7 a.m. January 30, a mom parked at a preschool in the 300 block of Sutter Avenue, locked her car and went inside with her child. In the few minutes she was inside, someone smashed her car window, reached in and stole her purse from the passenger's seat. The suspect's vehicle was described as a small white Lexus-type sedan with a sun roof, occupied by two males.
Tip: Please don't leave your purse or wallet inside your unattended car, even for a few minutes. Unfortunately, you never know when an opportunistic thief might be in the area.
Folsom Road, attempted robbery: At about 8:45 p.m. February 2, a man got cash from an ATM in the 100 block of North Sunrise Ave. He was getting back into his vehicle when another man he didn't know ran toward him and grabbed the car door handle. Fearful for his safety, the man and his wife sped away and called police. As they were leaving, they watched the suspect run and get into a nearby pickup. They gave police a description of the suspect and vehicle. Officers responded, stopped the suspect pickup in an adjacent parking lot, and contacted the two occupants. A 31-year-old Rocklin man and a 35-year-old Roseville man were arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery, conspiracy, possession of methamphetamine, heroin and other narcotics.
Folsom Road, attempted vehicle theft: At 8:54 a.m. February 3, officers responded to a man seen tampering with the ignition and steering wheel of a pickup parked in the 100 block of Harding Blvd. They arrested a 55-year-old Roseville man on suspicion of attempted vehicle theft and possessing burglar's tools.
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Central Roseville, north of the tracks
Roseville Heights, burglary: Between January 25 and January 29, someone broke a window and got into a vacant house in the 700 block of Church Street. Nothing was taken.
Roseville Heights, assault: At 9:47 p.m. February 3, a woman was walking in Weber Park, and a male she didn't know approached her from behind, pushed her so that she fell down, and punched her in the face. She screamed and swatted at the male, and he ran away in an unknown direction. The motive for the attack is unknown--the suspect didn't try to sexually assault her, and didn't demand or take any of her property. He was described as a tall male, between 6'0" and 6'3", wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark colored pants. The victim had some scrapes and bruises, but declined medical attention.
Vineyard, thefts: Overnight January 26/27, someone rifled through cars in the 1300 block of Chignauhuapan Way, the 2100 block of Beatty way and the 1300 block of Puebla Way, taking small electronic items (iPods, headphones). Two of the cars were unlocked, and there was no sign of forced entry on the third.
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North Central Roseville
Stanford, vehicle burglary: Overnight January 25/26, someone broke the window of two cars in the 700 block of Central Park Drive. The thief stole headphones from one of the cars.
Stanford, shoplifting arrest: At 12:41 p.m. February 4, officers responded to the 900 block of Pleasant Grove, to search for a suspected shoplifter who had fled from store loss prevention personnel. They contacted the suspect in the parking lot, and searched his car, finding marijuana, methamphetamine, a loaded handgun, and property stolen from victims in Sacramento. The 39-year-old Rio Linda man was arrested on suspicion of theft, possessing stolen property, and several drug and weapons charges.
Industrial East, burglary: At about 5:30 a.m. January 30, officers responded to a burglary alarm at an auto service business in the 8000 block of Washington Boulevard, and found that someone had broken a window to enter, and rummaged through office areas. An older Ford SUV was seen speeding away from the area around the same time.
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Junction West, vehicle burglary: Between 8 a.m. January 27 and 12:30 p.m. January 29, someone got into an Acura SUV in the 1800 block of Ambridge Drive by unknown means and rummaged through it, stealing the airbag from the steering wheel and a duffle bag.
Junction West, vehicle burglary: Overnight January 30/31, someone got into an Acura sedan in the 1600 block of San Antonio Lane by unknown means and rummaged through the car, taking the airbag from the steering wheel and the engine hood.
West Park, theft: At about 7:30 a.m. February 2, an officer patrolling construction sites near Fiddyment Road checked on suspicious activity, and found a man siphoning diesel fuel from construction equipment. The 54-year-old Elverta man was arrested on suspicion of theft.
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 www.roseville.ca.us/police 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 www.roseville.ca.us/police, 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.