Police Digest, January 29, 2018

Updated January 29, 2018
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Beat 1 (northeast Roseville)
Galleria-Harding, tire thefts Overnight January 21/22, someone stole all four aftermarket tires and rims from a 2017 Kia Sportage parked in the 700 block of Gibson Drive. They also stole all four stock tires and rims from a 2014 Honda Civic. (2018-4237, 4350)

Galleria-Harding, vehicle theft: Between the evening of January 25 and 4:30 a.m. January 26, someone stole a white 1997 Honda Accord from the parking lot of 800 Gibson Drive. This car is, unfortunately, a “Honda Hunter Special”—an older sedan favored by thieves because they’re quick and easy for them to steal using shaved keys or other common car thief techniques. If you own one of these good old cars, we recommend parking it inside a locked garage whenever you can, and using a “Club” or other highly visible auto theft deterrence devise, so that thieves will give your car a pass. (2018-5201)

East Roseville Parkway, suspicious person, arrest made: At 9:21 p.m. January 27, an alert bystander called police to report suspicious activity—a man walking around a parking lot in the 1800 block of Taylor Road, looking into cars. Officers responded, contacted the suspect, a 38-year-old homeless man, and arrested him on suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia, and for a Placer County warrant with drug-related charges. (2018-5536)

Creekside, robbery arrest: At about 8:30 p.m. January 27, a woman tried to buy some merchandise from a store on Galleria Blvd., but the employees declined to take her check. The woman then allegedly walked out with some stolen merchandise, and pushed a store employee who tried to stop her. Officers detained the woman, and found she had a checkbook and ID that didn’t belong to her. They arrested the 34-year-old Citrus Heights woman on suspicion of robbery (taking the merchandise by using force against a store employee—that use of force “promoted” the suspect from a misdemeanor shoplifting offense to a felony), fraudulently using someone else’s ID, and possession of drug paraphernalia. (2018-5526)

Beat 2 (east Roseville)
Johnson Ranch, burglary: Between 4 and 8 a.m. January 18, someone took a garage remote from an unlocked car in the 2900 block of Wringer Drive and opened the garage. They then stole tools and other items from the garage. (2018-3465)

Johnson Ranch, attempted carjacking: At 7 p.m. January 23, a man fought off a would-be carjacker in a parking lot in the 2100 block of Professional Drive. The victim was getting into his car when the suspect came up behind him, pushed him to the ground and grabbed at his keys. The car owner fought with the suspect, punching him in the face, and the suspect ran away toward Rocky Ridge Drive. The victim drove home and called police. The suspect was described as a white male, 25-30 years old, 6’ to 6’2” tall and 180-210 pounds, with brown hair and a goatee. He acted erratic as if under the influence of drugs. He was wearing a black pullover hooded sweatshirt and gray cargo pants. (2018-4655)

Johnson Ranch, mailbox break-in: Between the night of January 25 and the morning of January 27, someone broke into a community mailbox in the 9200 block of Sierra College Blvd. We don’t know yet what, if any mail was stolen. (2018-5420)

Meadow Oaks, burglary: Between the evening of January 13 and the afternoon of January 19, someone forced entry through the back door of a store in the 900 block of Sunrise Avenue and stole office equipment. (2018-5479)

Meadow Oaks, suspicious vehicle, arrests made: At 7 p.m. January 28, an alert witness reported a suspicious occupied vehicle in the 1100 block of Augusta Way. According to the witness, one of the occupants kept getting out and looking at houses in the area. Officers responded, contacted the two occupants and conducted a search. They found drug paraphernalia and issued citations. (2018-5674)

Sierra Gardens, van stolen and recovered: Sometime after 4:p.m. January 28, someone stole a full-size Ford work van from the 1600 block of Sierra Gardens Drive. At 7:20 p.m. that night, officers responded to a call about a van parked in a fire lane at 300 Cirby Hills Drive, and saw that the door locks had been punched out. The victim responded and claimed his van, and confirmed that a number of work tools had been stolen. (2018-5694)

Beat 3 (central Roseville south of the rail yard)

Cirbyside, burglary: At 6:28 a.m. January 25, someone forced entry into a motorcycle dealership in the 1100 block of Orlando Way and stole a new motorcycle. (2018-4966)

Folsom Road, DUI:  At 9:21 p.m. January 21, an officer was patrolling Harding Blvd. and saw someone driving an SUV with its headlights off. The man parked and was walking toward a nearby bar when officers contacted him. The man didn’t comply with officers’ commands, and was taken into custody after a brief struggle. An officer booked the 32-year-old Roseville man into jail on suspicion of DUI and resisting/delaying officers. (2018-4163)

Folsom Road, possible indecent exposure: At about 8 p.m. January 25, officers responded to a store in the 200 block of Harding Blvd., to a report that an adult male had exposed himself to a juvenile. When officers arrived, the alleged juvenile victim was no longer there, and there were no eyewitnesses or other evidence to substantiate that a crime occurred. Officers identified and talked to the alleged suspect and released him without taking any enforcement action, pending contact from any victims or witnesses. (2018-5134)

Beat 4 (central Roseville north of the rail yard)
Vineyard, robbery: At 8:30 p.m. January 20, a teenage boy was walking on Vineyard Road near Riesling Drive when three unknown males confronted him, punched him and demanded money. He didn’t have anything of value, and the suspects drove away. The suspects were described as three males of undetermined race, 16-18 years old, wearing dark-colored hoodies and sweats and black masks covering their faces. They were driving an older dark-colored four-door sedan. (2018-3994)

Kaseberg/Kingswood, assault: At 5:51 p.m. January 23, officers responded to a disturbance at a home on Gainsborough Court, where a man had assaulted someone in the house. The victim got safely out of the house before officers arrived, but the suspect refused to come out. Officers took the suspect into custody after a struggle and arrested the 28-year-old Roseville man on suspicion of battery against emergency personnel, battery, false imprisonment and other related charges. (2018-4630)

Beat 5 (north central Roseville)
Industrial East, robbery: At 8 p.m. January 19, a man robbed a convenience store in the 1300 block of Blue Oaks Blvd. The robber pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded money. The clerk gave him cash from the register, and the robber ran out. No one was hurt. The robber was described as a white male in his 20s, 5’10” and 175 pounds, with short brown hair and some facial hair. (2018-3796)

Diamond Oaks, burglary: Between 8 and 8:15 a.m. January 20, someone stole a gray Fuji cross town bike from an open garage in the 700 block of Shasta Street. The victims accidentally left the garage door open and unattended for a few minutes. (2018-3970)

Stanford, garage burglary: Between 4 and 11 p.m. January 27, someone went into an apartment garage that had accidentally been left open at 751 Central Park Drive and stole two bicycles. (2018-5594)

Beat 6 (west Roseville)
Woodcreek, burglary: Between 6:45 and 8 p.m. January 19, someone forced entry into a home in the 1400 block of Cushendall Drive, rummaged through the house and stole jewelry and small electronics. It looks like the burglar went through the side gate into the backyard, and then broke a window to gain access. (2018-3795)

Sun City, theft: Between 6 and 8 p.m. January 17, someone stole a fairly new Yokohama tire and rim from a Toyota Prius and replaced it with an old tire and black rim. The owner lives in Sun City, but had been running errands around town during that time. He’s not sure where in the city that the theft happened. (2018-4535)

Junction West, two unrelated DUI arrests, same area: At 11:40 p.m. January 19, officers responded to a head-on collision on Baseline Road at Fiddyment Road. One of the drivers and his passenger went to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Officers arrested the other driver, a 24-year-old Lincoln woman, on suspicion of DUI causing injury and driving on a suspended license. About an hour later, a citizen walked up to one of the officers who was providing traffic control for the injury collision and told him there was a car in the ditch on Baseline Road about 300 yards to the west. Officers went to that location and contacted the driver, who was still inside the car, unhurt. Officers arrested the 25-year-old Roseville man on suspicion of DUI.  (2018-3829, 3831)

Junction West, suspicious people arrested:  At 2:41 a.m. January 26, an officer was on routine patrol and saw a man standing next to a parked car on Santa Ines Street. Officers contacted the man and found out the car didn’t belong to him. It was unlocked and had numerous items of property inside, so they contacted the car owner and let him know. Officers found the suspect’s car parked by Santucci Park and searched it, finding methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Officers arrested the 27-year-old North Highlands man on suspicion of possessing meth, paraphernalia and a switchblade knife, and arrested his companion, a 24-year-old Sacramento woman, on suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia. (2018-5191)

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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