Police Digest, March 8, 2018

Updated March 08, 2018
Officer knocking on a door in a residential neighborhood
Beat 1 (northeast Roseville)
Galleria-Harding, vehicle burglaries: In the late afternoon on March 1, someone broke the windows of three vehicles in a restaurant parking lot in the 1200 block of Roseville Parkway, and took backpacks that had been left visible in the passenger compartments. The backpacks contained expensive computer equipment and sporting gear. (2018-12945, 12950, 12951)

Heads up: Thieves know that backpacks often contain laptop computers, iPads and other computer accessories—and they’ll break windows and steal them, even if they find out later that they “only” contain textbooks or clothing. Please don’t leave backpacks, duffle bags, purses or anything else that a thief might think is of value visible in your vehicle. Take your stuff with you. If you’re going to leave valuables in your car, stash your items completely out of sight, preferably in the trunk, before you get to your destination. If you wait until you’ve parked to hide your valuables, a thief might already be in the lot watching.

Galleria-Harding, vehicle theft: Overnight March 7/8, someone stole a gray 1994 Toyota pickup from the 700 block of Gibson Drive. (2018-14289)

Creekside, attempted car-jacking: At 6:41 a.m. March 4, Roseville firefighters and officers responded to a traffic collision in the 1200 block of Antelope Creek Drive. One of the drivers involved in the collision climbed into the front of the ambulance, with the ambulance driver still in the driver’s seat, and tried unsuccessfully to drive the ambulance. Ambulance personnel eventually got him out of the ambulance, and the man then ran to the fire engine and tried to climb into the driver’s seat. Firefighters restrained him until officers arrived on scene. Officers arrested the 22-year-old San Pablo man on suspicion of DUI and attempted carjacking. (2018-13398)

Beat 2 (east Roseville) 
Sierra Gardens, vehicle theft: Between midnight and 11 a.m. March 5, someone stole a gold 1989 Honda Civic from the 1600 block of Kent Place. (2018-13598)

Lead Hill, drug arrest: At 11:26 p.m. February 26, an officer stopped a car in the 100 block of North Sunrise Ave. and contacted two occupants. A search revealed cocaine packaged for sale and other evidence of drug sales. A 24-year-old Sacramento man and a 23-year-old woman from Stockton were arrested on suspicion of possessing narcotics for sale and conspiracy. (2018-12302)

Lead Hill, burglary, arrests made: At 2:22 a.m. March 3, officers responded to an alarm at an office complex in the1300 block of Lead Hill Boulevard. They found that a business had been broken into, and they stopped two men on foot in the area. They found stolen property on the suspects, and additional stolen electronics from the offices stashed in the bushes. Officers arrested a 22-year-old homeless man from Modesto on suspicion of burglary, grand theft, conspiracy, and committing a felony while out on bail for another felony; and they arrested a 41-year-old homeless man from Roseville on suspicion of burglary, grand theft and conspiracy. Officers returned stolen property to the victims and booked both men into the South Placer Jail. (2018-13189)

Lead Hill, assault: At about 6:30 p.m. March 3, officers responded to a restaurant in the 500 block of North Sunrise Avenue for an assault report. Two men had gotten into an argument over a parking space, and one punched the other one in the face, then left. The suspect was described as a black male, 40-45 years old, 6’0” and 150-180 pounds, wearing a brown sports coat. He was driving a small white sedan. (2018-13325)

Beat 3 (central Roseville south of the rail yard)
Cirbyside, stolen car recovered: At 12:26 a.m. March 2, an officer made a traffic stop on a 1999 Honda Civic on Auburn Blvd. at Whyte Avenue, and found out that car had been reported stolen from the north Sacramento area. The driver, a 33-year-old woman from Mountain View, was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. (2018-12986)

Theiles Manor, suspicious circumstances: At 2:42 a.m. March 7, officers responded to the 500 block of Dudley Drive. A woman had knocked on a resident’s door saying someone she knew was being assaulted. Officers contacted the intoxicated woman, but were unable to find anyone who was being assaulted. They booked the 50-year-old Roseville woman into jail on an outstanding warrant. (2018-13993)

Folsom Road, road rage assault: At about 3:30 p.m. March 2, a driver stopped at the stop sign on Folsom Road and Estates Drive, and the driver in front of him got out of his vehicle, walked back and punched him in the face through his open window. He was apparently upset over being (allegedly) cut off in traffic on Douglas Boulevard. A fight ensued until the two men were separated by other motorists, and the suspect drove away. The suspect was described as a white male, 40-45 years old, 6’0” to 6’2” tall and 200-210 pounds. He was driving an early 2000s silver Acura sedan. The victim drove himself to the emergency room for treatment. (2018-13139)

Folsom Road, drug/weapons arrest: At 2:20 a.m. March 5, an officer was doing a routine patrol check of a hotel parking lot in the 200 block of Harding Boulevard, and contacted a man on foot in the lot. The officer searched the man and found heroin and a loaded handgun. He arrested the 33-year-old Roseville man on suspicion of carrying drugs while armed, carrying a loaded firearm in public, committing a felony while out on bail, outstanding Sacramento and Placer County warrants, and other related charges. (2018-13543)

Enwood, threat, weapons arrest: At about 12:15 p.m. March 5, officers responded to a report of a threat made via social media against an Adelante High School student. The students at Adelante had already been dismissed from school according to their regular schedule for Mondays. Through their investigation, officers located the suspect in a parking lot on Douglas Boulevard and Sierra College Boulevard, and took him into custody without incident. They found an AR-15 type rifle and ammunition in his car. The 19-year-old Roseville resident was arrested on suspicion of criminal threats, possessing and transporting an assault weapon, carrying a loaded firearm in his vehicle and other related charges. He was booked into the South Placer Jail. (2018-13617)

Beat 4 (central Roseville north of the rail yard) 
Roseville Heights, vehicle theft: Overnight March 1 to March 2, someone stole a green 1997 Honda Accord from the 800 block of Main Street. (2018-13022)

Roseville Heights, vehicle theft: Between 11 p.m. March 7 and midnight, someone stole a gold 1995 Toyota Camry from the 300 block of Lincoln St. (2018-14325)

Vineyard, vandalism and theft: Overnight March 3 to March 4, someone went into an unlocked car in the 1600 block of Vineyard Road, vandalized the car and stole the stereo system, cash and tools. (2018-13415)

Kaseberg-Kingswood, shots fired: At 4:30 p.m. February 27, officers responded to a report of a man firing a long rifle into the open space area near Kingswood Drive and South Bluff Drive. They contacted the man, who was firing an Airsoft rifle. Officers detained the man for public intoxication. In case everyone wasn’t aware, it’s illegal to fire any kind of firearm inside Roseville city limits, including bb guns and Airsoft-type replica guns. (2018-12478)

Beat 5 (north central Roseville)
Foothills/Junction, theft: Overnight March 3 to March 4, someone broke into a locked tool box mounted in a pickup on Red Leaf Court, and stole tools. (2018-13409)

Industrial, vehicle burglary: At 1:33 p.m. March 4, officers responded to a vehicle burglary in progress in the 1300 block of Blue Oaks Blvd. Two men had been seen stealing items from a work truck. The truck’s locks had been pried. Officers stopped two suspects in the area and recovered stolen property. Two local men, ages 25 and 29, were arrested on suspicion of vehicle burglary and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both also had outstanding warrants. (2018-13451)

Highland Reserve, traffic arrest: At 10:49 p.m. March 4, an officer tried to make a traffic stop on a Ford Mustang that entered southbound State Route 65 from Pleasant Grove. The Mustang driver didn’t pull over, and led officers on a pursuit into unincorporated Placer County. Officers continued to follow the Mustang with the help of CHP’s helicopter and Placer County Sheriff units. The driver eventually stopped on Lees Lane, off of Auburn-Folsom Road, and was taken into custody without further incident. Officers arrested the 38-year-old Auburn man on suspicion of evading officers and driving on a suspended license. (2018-13528)

Beat 6 (west Roseville)
Junction West, theft: Between 2 and 5 a.m. February 27, someone stole several tools from an unlocked tool box in the back of a pickup in the 1700 block of Tanager Drive. (2018-12354)

Junction West, DUI collision: At 2:22 a.m. March 4, officers responded to a solo vehicle that had crashed into a wall on Fiddyment Road at Westhills Drive. The car was on fire, but the three occupants were out of the vehicle. A CHP air unit searched the area to make sure everyone involved was accounted for. The three were taken to the hospital by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver, a 22-year-old Antelope man, was treated at the hospital and then arrested on suspicion of DUI causing injury. (2018-13371)

Blue Oaks, suspicious circumstances: At 10:48 a.m. February 24, a resident of the 1700 block of Pico Rivera Drive heard their home burglary alarm go off, and found the previously locked side door to the garage open. No suspects were in sight and nothing was taken. (2018-11973)

Fiddyment Farms, garage burglary: At about 2:45 a.m. March 2, someone stole items from an open garage in the 4000 block of Porch Swing Drive. The suspect was driving a dark-colored pickup. (2018-13487)

Fiddyment Farms, traffic stop, arrest: At 11:35 p.m. March 3, an officer made a traffic stop on a pickup on Brick Mason Circle at Smokehouse Way. His investigation led him to conduct a search. A passenger had shaved vehicle keys and other suspected burglar’s tools. The officer cited the 42-year-old Sacramento man on suspicion of possessing burglar’s tools. (2018-13371)

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 http://www.crimemapping.com. 

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