On December 14, 2013 at 8:30 a.m., come out to Target, located at 10451 Fairway Dr, to see officers from the Roseville Police Department and Placer County law enforcement agencies as they arrive with over 70 kids who have been awarded a shopping spree due to their positive accomplishments. At Target the children have the opportunity to purchase school clothing and other necessities. Each child will be partnered with a police officer for the event and driven to Target in a patrol car. The procession of police cars with over 70 excited kids will be a sight to see.
Unfortunately, the "grandparent scam" is still alive and well, and we regularly get reports about it from our residents. In this type of scam, the scam artist calls or emails someone pretending to be their grandchild, niece, nephew or friend. The callers sound upset and have a sad story: they're traveling in a foreign country, or far from home, and after a car accident or legal infraction, they're in jail and need money wired as soon as possible, or they need money wired to get their car released from storage, or other urgent need for money. Their situation is often embarassing, and they'll beg their target to help them quickly, and not to tell their parents.
Over the past weekend, a handful of Roseville utility customers reported receiving calls from someone claiming to be from Roseville Electric, stating they were on their way to disconnect the electricity due to a delinquent bill. This was a scam. Here's how to tell a real Roseville utility bill notice from a scam attempt.
It's shopping time! The holiday season is also the shopping season, and Roseville is the premier shopping destination for the entire region. The Roseville Police Department would like everyone to have a safe and enjoyable shopping experience. Here are tips to remember.
If you drive a pickup or SUV that's high off the ground and has an accessible catalytic converter, you're at risk for catalytic converter theft. Thieves crawl under vehicles, cut off the converters and sell them to unscrupulous scrap yards, where they're highly prized for the small amounts of precious metals they contain. You can take some steps to make your catalytic converter less attractive to thieves.