Police Digest for December 23, 2017 through January 4, 2018

Updated January 04, 2018
Police car making a traffic stop at night
Beat 1 (northeast Roseville)
Harding/Galleria, garage burglary: Overnight January 1 to January 2, someone forced entry into an apartment garage in the 700 block of Gibson Drive and stole snowboarding equipment, clothing and golf clubs. (2018-254)

 Stoneridge, vehicle theft: Overnight December 28/29, someone stole a 1997 Honda Civic from the 1700 block of Heather Garden Lane. The victim’s wallet was inside, and the victim’s bank cards were used to make unauthorized purchases in Citrus Heights. Officers found the stolen car later that day, unoccupied and engine running, at a hotel parking lot on Lead Hill. (2017-86180)

While the CSO was taking the report of the stolen Honda, she noticed a 2000 Ford van parked in the same block of Heather Garden Lane, with its engine running and no one around. Officers contacted the registered owner of the van in Rocklin, and found out it was a yet-unreported stolen car. It was returned to the victim. (2017-86188)

Beat 2 (east Roseville)
Johnson Ranch, disturbance: At 10:11 a.m. December 24, officers responded to a disturbance in a grocery store parking lot on Sierra College Boulevard at Douglas Boulevard. Several callers said that man had been throwing things around the store and was now in the parking lot hitting people and creating a disturbance. A crowd had gathered. Officers contacted the suspect sitting with his mother in their car. They took the man into custody after a struggle, while he yelled profanities at officers and bystanders. After talking to witnesses, officers arrested the 26-year-old transient male on suspicion of resisting arrest, making criminal threats, hate speech (yelling racial epithets) and battery on a bystander. Officers arrested his 63-year-old mother for disturbing the peace by yelling offensive words in public. Officers booked them into the South Placer Jail. (2017-85309)

Johnson Ranch, arrest: At 4:30 p.m. December 30, officers served arrest warrants at a home on Broughton Court, finding the wanted person hiding in the attic. They arrested a 30-year-old Granite Bay man on three Placer County warrants and on new charges of being a felon in possession of ammunition, delaying officers and violation of probation. (2017-86530)

Johnson Ranch, burglary: Sometime between December 9 and December 30, someone went into an open garage in the 1600 block of Woodhill Drive and stole a navy blue Marin Juniper trail bike with a child carrier attachment. (2017-86448)

Johnson Ranch, burglaries: At about 2 a.m. January 2, someone went into an unlocked garage in the 4600 block of Allegretto Way, but apparently didn’t take anything, stole a golf bag and tools from unlocked cars in the driveway. The same night, someone went into another unlocked garage on the same block of Allegretto and stole tools and a set of car keys.  (2018-240, 18-336)

South Cirby, burglary: At 10:50 p.m. December 30, officers responded to an alarm at a house in the 1400 block of Sheridan Avenue, and found out that someone had kicked the front door open while the residents were away. It was unknown at the time what, if anything was taken. (2017-86548)

South Cirby, burglary: Between 2 and 9 a.m. January 3, someone went into a garage that had accidentally been left open in the 1600 block of Old Hart Ranch Road and stole a purse containing cash and ID out of an unlocked car.(2018-563)

Meadow Oaks, burglary: At about 5:40 a.m. January 2, burglars pried the front door of a bar in the 900 block of Sunrise Avenue and stole a freestanding ATM machine. The burglary is under investigation. (2018-250)

Lead Hill, vehicle theft: At 2:30 p.m. January 1, a woman parked her white 2015 Toyota 4Runner at the Sculpture Park trailhead on North Sunrise Avenue. When she returned 40 minutes later, her car had been stolen. Her purse was in the car, and the suspect(s) quickly used her bank cards to make fraudulent purchases in North Highlands. The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department found her car abandoned in their area the next day. (2018-111)

Is working out one of your New Year goals? It’s fairly common for thieves to steal items out of cars parked at fitness centers and trail-heads (vehicle thefts like this one are less common). Thieves know the owners are going to be away from their cars for a while, and that they’re more likely to leave their wallets, purses and other valuables in the car, as happened in this case. If you’re going to work out, use a locked locker in fitness facilities, or take your valuables with you in a workout bag.  If you’re using the trail, take your valuables with you—try to leave the big bulky purse, laptop and other valuables at home, and just take your driver’s license, keys and phone along while you walk, run or cycle. If you must leave valuables in the car, hide them in the trunk or covered cargo ahead before you get to your destination. If you wait until you’re in the lot to “hide” your purse, a thief might already be in the area watching you.

Lead Hill, burglary: At 10:30 a.m. January 1, officers responded to a report of a broken window at a candy store in the 1800 block of Douglas Blvd. They found out that an unknown suspect had broken into the store and stole candy. (2018-68)

Beat 3 (central Roseville south of the tracks)
Cirbyside, burglary:  At 10:56 p.m. December 23, a resident of Doe Court woke up to find a stranger sitting on her bed. She and a family member pushed him out of the house and called police. The man ran away, but officers quickly located him on foot near the house. They arrested the 31-year-old Roseville man on suspicion of burglary and booked him into the South Placer Jail. (2017-85254)

Cirbyside, prowling: At about 1 p.m. December 31, an alert employee called police to report suspicious activity—a man going around a restaurant parking lot in the 1100 block of Cirby Way, looking into cars and pulling on door handles. Officers contacted the suspect, a 43-year-old Elverta man, and arrested him on suspicion of prowling on private property, possession of a meth pipe, and an outstanding warrant. (2017-86645)

Cresthaven, drug sale arrest:  At 9:14 a.m. January 1, an officer was driving down Vernon Street and stopped to contact the driver of a Dodge Ram truck parked on Hyacinth Court. His investigation led him to search the truck, where he found various controlled prescription drugs, drug paraphernalia and evidence of drug sales. The officer arrested a 47-year-old Woodland man on suspicion of possessing and transporting narcotics for sale, being under the influence of drugs and possessing drug paraphernalia.  (2018-58)

Cherry Glen, burglary: At around 7 a.m. December 25, someone broke into a roller rink in the 800 block of Riverside and stole a free-standing ATM. There appeared to be two people involved, driving a U-Haul truck. The burglary is under investigation. (2017-85576)

Hillcrest, assault: At about 1:45 p.m. January 1, a man was jogging on the trail by Saugstad Park when another man he didn’t know started chasing him, brandishing pruning shears at him. The victim ran into a nearby church to keep safe, and called police. He didn’t report being injured. Officers searched the area with help of neighborhood witnesses, and found the suspect in the creek bed area north of Darling Way and Riverside Avenue. The suspect didn’t obey officers’ commands, but was soon detained. Officer arrested the 37-year-old homeless man from Roseville on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest and possessing methamphetamine. (2018-096)

Folsom Road, parcel theft: Between 3:18 and 5 p.m. December 27, someone stole a delivered package from a porch in the 100 block of Claiborne Avenue. (2017-86017)

Folsom Road, parcel theft turned robbery: At about 9 p.m. December 28, a young man was seen stealing a parcel from a porch in the 100 block of Nevada Street. The resident ran to the thief’s car and wrestled his package away from the thief. The suspect hit him in the face, then left in a beige four-door sedan with another male. Both suspects were described as Hispanic males, 18 to 19 years old. One had his hair in an afro style. (2017-86111)

Beat 4 (central Roseville north of the rail yard)
Sierra Vista, disturbance: At 3:30 p.m. January 1, officers went to a home in the 200 block of Alta Vista to check for a runaway juvenile from another jurisdiction. The juvenile was cooperative with officers and agreed to a ride home, but another man at the house challenged officers with clenched fists, and argued with them. Officers arrested the 24-year-old Roseville man on suspicion of delaying and obstructing officers, and being drunk in public. (2018-110)

Roseville Heights, reckless driving & cocaine sale arrest: At about 2 a.m. December 31, officers saw a motorcyclist leaving Pacific Street, riding recklessly and at a high rate of speed. He was last seen speeding towards Vineyard Road. Officers elected not to pursue him at that time as a pursuit would endanger public safety.  At 12:37 New Year’s Day, officers saw the same motorcyclist leaving the Old Town area, speeding down Washington Blvd. to Oak Street, and again fleeing from offices and operating the bike in a reckless manner. Officers checked various areas, eventually caught up to the motorcyclist on Roseville Road at Watt Avenue, and took him into custody before he could flee again. They arrested the 25-year-old Lincoln man on suspicion of recklessly evading officers, and possessing and transporting cocaine for sale. He was booked into the South Placer Jail. (2018-16)

Roseville Heights, vehicle theft: At 7:45 January 2, a woman left her car running and unlocked for a minute while she stopped by a house in the 100 block of Grape Street. Another woman who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time jumped in her car and drove away. The Citrus Heights Police Department stopped the car late that night and arrested the driver. The recovered car was scraped up, and some items inside had been taken. (2018-224)

Beat 5 (north central Roseville)
Foothils-Junction, parcel theft: At 2:30 p.m. December 28, a man was seen stealing a just-delivered parcel containing medical supplies from a porch in the 1300 block of Ridgerun Drive. A witness described him as a thin white male in his early 20s. He drove away in a newer black Honda Accord, with a blonde white woman in her late 20s sitting in the passenger’s seat. They seemed to have been following the delivery truck around the neighborhood. (2017-86031)

Foothills-Junction, DUI: At 11:53 p.m. December 30, a man driving a Honda sedan rear-ended the pickup in front of him in the drive-through of a restaurant in the 5000 block of Foothills Blvd. Officers responded and arrested the Honda driver, a 65-year-old Roseville man, on suspicion of DUI. (2017-86558)

Pleasant Grove, prowler: At 11:23 a.m. December 23, a resident of Dillon Court saw a man he didn’t know sitting in his backyard. He called police. The suspicious man fled, jumping over fences. Officers found the 36-year-old transient male in the area, and detained him after a short foot pursuit. They arrested him on suspicion of prowling on private property and resisting/delaying officers. (2017-85153)

Diamond Oaks, garage burglary: Overnight December 28/29, someone went into a garage in the 2000 block of Heritage Drive through an unlocked side door, and stole a Toyota Highlander parked inside as well as other small items from the garage. Later that day, officers found the stolen Highlander in a parking lot on North Sunrise Avenue and returned it to the owner. (2017-86173)

Diamond Oaks, garage burglary: Between 1:40 and 4:30 a.m. December 29, someone went into a garage in the 2100 block of Heritage Drive through an unlocked side door, and stole a dirt bike, tools and other items. The thief or thieves also rummaged through an unlocked car in the driveway and stole items. (2017-86214)

Diamond Oaks, thefts from vehicles and a mailboxl: At around 2:30 a.m. December 29, someone broke into a truck in the 600 block of Young Way and stole a welder. A mailbox was broken into in the same block, and another vehicle was broken into. The same night, someone broke the window of a truck on Grider Way and stole the license plate from a car on Coibion Court. (2017-86172, 86291, 86272, 86294, 86301)

Stanford, burglary: Between December 29 and January 2, while the resident was away, someone broke into a house in the 6000 block of Crater Lake Drive and rummaged through the house. It didn’t appear anything was taken. The burglar got in by breaking the window next to the door, then reaching through and opening the door. (2018-357)

Beat 6 (west Roseville)
Unincorporated Placer County, assist: Starting at 11:56 p.m. December 28, Roseville officers helped the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department with a pursuit that terminated on Baseline Road near Watt Avenue. Their suspect ran away on foot. Officers helped set up a large perimeter, and officers and deputies searched the area with the help of a CHP helicopter overhead. Sacramento sheriff’s deputies eventually took their suspect into custody.

Junction West, theft: Between 5 p.m. December 28 and 8 a.m. the next day, someone stole a catalytic converter from a Toyota Tundra parked in the 1700 block of Casterbridge Drive. (2017-86510)

Blue Oaks, animal cruelty: Between 11 a.m. and 1:10 p.m. December 31, someone shot an orange tabby cat in the head with a BB gun. The injury occurred somewhere outside in the vicinity of Sevilla Drive and Ravenna Way. The pet’s owner took the cat to the vet, where he underwent surgery and survived. There are no suspects at this time. (2017-86757) 

Fiddyment Farms, burglary: At 4:12 p.m. January 2, officers responded to a burglary in progress at a park being built in the 4100 block of Brick Mason Circle. They detained three male juveniles who had broken into the park bathroom and stole a propane torch. Two of the juveniles were cited and released to their parents, and one was taken to juvenile hall. (2018-359)

Note: This is a digest of selected crime reports and police activity, not a complete list. Some incidents might not be listed, to protect the privacy of confidential victims, or to avoid endangering an ongoing investigation. For a more complete list of non-confidential crimes reported to the Roseville Police Department in your neighborhood, visit www.crimemapping.com

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