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February 20, 2014


 

Fire Department News & Events

Monthly Open House at the Fire Stations:   RFD 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, and learn something new about personal and home safety. The next one is from 10 a.m. to noon March 1 at Station 6, 1430 East Roseville Parkway, with information about the drought, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers and medic alert bracelets.

Police & Other Safety News & Events

Woodcreek High School's Site Council presents Building a Network of Support: From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 17, teens, parents and concerned community members are invited to a multi-layered event to discuss how teens and parents can address the ongoing challenges with substance abuse. The session will begin with a presentation from Jon Daily from Recovery Happens on recognizing the signs of addiction. After that, there will be a choice of two sessions: a parent panel about how to talk to your teen, with personal experiences about why every parent should; or a student panel about how to talk to your parent, with a reality check from student stories. This free event will include a community resource fair and refreshments.

Spring Business Academy: We're now accepting applications for our next business academy, which will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 18 and March 25 (attendance at both sessions required). There is no charge for this class, which is designed to help business owners and employees learn crime prevention techniques and how to partner with the police department for a safe and successful business. For more information, visit our website

The latest edition of Public Safety News & Tips is available. This is quick and information-packed read to share with your neighborhood association or watch group. This month's edition contains home fire safety tips and how to protect yourself against identity theft.

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.

 

Police Beat 1
Northeast Roseville

Harding/Galleria, vehicle burglary: Between 8 and 9 a.m. February 16, someone broke the window of a car in the 1100 block of Roseville Parkway, and stole a purse and its contents. The victim had left her purse on the passenger seat.

East Roseville Parkway, burglary: Between 1 p.m. February 8 and 8:20 a.m. February 9, someone broke the window of a real estate office in the 1100 block of Roseville Parkway, and stole televisions.

East Roseville Parkway, theft: Between 4:30 and 5:30 a.m. February 10, someone rummaged through two unlocked vehicles on Grampian Court, taking a bowling bag, a portable GPS and other items.

Police Beat 2
East Roseville

South Cirby, attempted burglary: Between noon and 3 p.m., someone tried to pry a sliding door of a home in the 2200 block of North Cirby Way. They didn't get in, and nothing was taken.

Police Beat 2
East Roseville
Nothing of general interest this week.
Police Beat 3
Central Roseville, south of the tracks

Cirbyside, vehicle theft: Overnight February 11/12, someone stole a gray Nissan Pathfinder from Somer Ridge Drive.

Cirbyside, burglary: Between 4 a.m. February 15 and 7:20 p.m. February 16, someone burglarized a home on Doheney Court while the residents were away. The burglar rummaged through cabinets and drawers, taking small items. It's unknown at this time what-all was taken.

Folsom Road, identity theft and drug arrests: At 11 p.m. February 17, an officer was patrolling the lot of a hotel in the 200 block of Harding Boulevard, and noticed a guest watching him in a furtive manner from inside one of the rooms. The officer found out that someone had rented a large block of rooms, including the one where he had seen the suspicious person, using fraudulent credit card information. Detectives responded and served a search warrant for the fraudulently rented rooms, finding stolen property and evidence of identity theft and drug sales. Their investigation led them to serve another search warrant at an apartment on Quail Ridge Drive, where they found additional evidence of drug possession and sales. Nine people from the local area were arrested.

Police Beat 4
Central Roseville, north of the tracks

Roseville Heights, illegal fireworks: At 5:24 p.m. February 15, officers responded to the 200 block of Pacific Street regarding someone shooting a BB gun from a residence. They verified that someone had shot a BB gun in a backyard in the 200 block of Church Street. They conducted a probation search of the house, and found bottle rockets and other illegal fireworks. A 19-year-old male from Roseville was arrested on suspicion of possessing illegal fireworks, intimidating witnesses, and violation of probation.

Roseville Heights, scam: Between 2 and 3 p.m. February 17, a man knocked on a resident's door in the 300 block of North Berkeley Avenue and talked to the resident. He claimed to be a neighbor's son and having car trouble, and asked to borrow money. The resident gave the man money. She later heard that none of her neighbors had a son with car trouble, and realized she had been scammed. The suspect was described as a white male in his 20s, 5'8" tall and 170 pounds, wearing a dark colored hoodie over a white t-shirt and dark pants.

Vineyard, burglary: Overnight February 11/12, someone rummaged through an unlocked car in the 1400 block of Hickory Street, took the garage remote from the car and used it to open the garage, and stole tools from the garage.

Tip: If you must park cars outside at night, please remove all valuables, including your garage remote, and lock your doors.

Vineyard, burglary: Between 10 and 10:30 p.m. February 19, someone burglarized a business in the 2000 block of Opportunity Drive and tried unsuccessfully to break into a safe. Nothing was taken.

Kingswood-Kaseberg, theft: Overnight February 14/15, someone went into an unlocked SUV in the 1400 block of Kingswood Drive and stole a laptop computer, cell phones and other electronic items.

Police Beat 5
North Central Roseville

Foothills-Junction, theft: Overnight February 11/12, someone rummaged through an unlocked car in the 1500 block of Carbury Way and stole paperwork. The same night, someone rummaged through a car in the 1400 block of Penhurst Way (the victim thought it was locked, but there was no sign of forced entry) and took gift cards, jewelry and other small items of value.

Foothills-Junction, liquor thefts, arrests made: At about 10:40 p.m. February 17, a group of young men went into a grocery store in the 5000 block of Foothills and stole several bottles of hard liquor, shoving a store employee out of the way as they fled. Shortly after midnight, the Sacramento Police Department stopped the suspects' vehicle in the Natomas area. Officers connected them to other recent shoplifts of liquor from stores in Roseville and Sacramento, and found about $2,500 worth of hard liquor in their vehicle. A 20-year-old, 18-year-old and two 17-year-olds from Sacramento and Antelope were arrested on suspicion of robbery, burglary (going into the stores with the intent to steal) and other related charges.

Pleasant Grove, theft: Overnight February 12/13, someone went into an unlocked SUV in the 1600 block of Ainsdale Drive and stole a tool bag and other small items.

Highland Reserve, vehicle burglary: Overnight February 12/13, someone got into a locked car on White Birch Court by unknown means and stole the stereo system, CDs and other items.

Highland Reserve, vandalism: Over the weekend of February 14-18, someone "tagged" areas of Catherine Gates Elementary School with graffiti, and burned signs on the campus.

Stanford, burglary: At about 11 p.m. February 14, someone broke into a liquor store in the 10000 block of Fairway. It's unknown at this time what was taken.

Police Beat 6
West Roseville

Woodcreek, vehicle burglary: Overnight February 14/15, someone went through a car in the 1000 block of Woodcreek Oaks Boulevard (no sign of forced entry), taking driver's licenses and other small items.

Woodcreek, theft: Overnight February 15/16, someone rummaged through an unlocked car in the 1200 block of Turnberry Lane, taking cash and a gift card.

Quail Glen, theft: Between 7 and 10 a.m. February 14, someone cut a lock and stole a white, black and orange Genesis bike from outside the Martha Riley Library.

Junction West, thefts: Overnight February 14/15, someone went into apparently unlocked cars on Saint Basil Court and Eucalyptus Court, taking GPS devices, cash, and other small items of value.

West Park/Fiddyment, theft: Between February 10 and February 11, someone stole the tailgate from a Dodge Ram pickup parked in the 2000 block of Stansfield Drive.

West Park/Fiddyment, theft: Between February 11 and February 13, someone stole clothing, a snowboard helmet and other items from a car in the 3100 block of Village Center Drive. There was no sign of forced entry.


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.

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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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