Police Digest, March 22, 2018

Updated March 22, 2018
Flooded trail at Saugstad Park
This photo is a reminder of a January, 2017 storm--that's the trail at Saugstad Park.

Beat 1 (northeast Roseville)
Harding-Galleria, garage burglary: Between March 6 and 9, someone broke into an apartment garage at 1100 Roseville Parkway and stole numerous items. (2018-14767)

Harding-Galleria, vehicle burglary: Just before 1 p.m. March 18, someone smashed the window of a car parked in the 1100 block of Roseville Parkway and took backpacks and a laptop case with camera equipment and other valuables. A witness saw a white male in a white Ford Ranger extended-cab pickup smash the victims’ window, load their backpacks and other items into his truck, and drive away, with another male in the truck, through the Diamond Oaks neighborhood. Officers checked the area but couldn’t find the suspect. (2018-16536)

Beat 2 (east Roseville) 

Sierra Gardens, shoplifting arrests: At about 2:30 p.m. March 12, a man cut securing wires and stole merchandise from a wireless store in the 1900 block of Douglas Blvd. With the help of a witness, officers located a suspect in the nearby neighborhood, recovered the stolen items and returned them to the store. Officers arrested a 39-year-old Sacramento man and a 33-year-old Citrus Heights woman on suspicion of burglary (going into the store with the intention of stealing) and conspiracy. The man was also arrested on suspicion of possessing burglar’s tools, and two Sacramento County warrants. (2018-15220)

Sierra Gardens, hit and run: At about 4:06 p.m. March 13, a man driving an older Dodge pickup failed to negotiate the curve at Sunrise Ave. and Ascot Drive, went off the road and hit a landscape wall and a parked car in the 100 block of Sunrise, then a water pipe and another parked car in the 200 block of Sunrise. The man drove to the Safeway parking lot at Sunrise and Coloma Way, where his truck caught on fire. The man left the scene before officers arrived. Officers have since identified and contacted a suspect, and charges are being forwarded to the DA’s office. (2018-15448, 15462)

Lead Hill, arrests: At 9:22 p.m. March 9, officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle and possible drug activity in the 1700 block of Santa Clara Drive. They contacted the people in the vehicle and arrested a 30-year-old Rocklin man on suspicion of possession of burglar’s tools, possession of drug paraphernalia, and an outstanding warrant. (2018-14661)

Lead Hill, disturbance: At 1:10 a.m. March 10, officers responded to a fight in a bar parking lot on Eureka Road at Lead Hill, with a report of shots fired. One of the responding officers saw black BMW sedan speeding away toward the freeway. The driver fled from officers at a high rate of speed, hit a curb getting onto westbound I-80, got out and ran across the freeway. Officers located and detained the driver with the help of a Rocklin Police K9 and a CHP air unit. The 30-year-old North Highlands man was arrested on suspicion of evading officers and DUI.  Back in the bar parking lot, officers contacted a man with facial injuries from a fight. He did not want to identify or press charges against the people who hit him. The officers also found out that a woman had retrieved a handgun from her car and fired a shot into the air to stop the fight. No one was injured by the shot. She relinquished the firearm to officers, and officers are forwarding a report to the DA’s office to review for possible charges. (2018-14701, 14704)

Lead Hill, stolen property recovered: At 5:33 p.m. March 10, an officer made a traffic stop on a car on North Sunrise Avenue at Douglas Boulevard. He searched the vehicle and found tools and numerous iPads that he found had been stolen a few days prior during a burglary in Davis. A 19-year-old woman and 27-year-old man, both from Rio Linda, were arrested on suspicion of possessing stolen property and possessing drug paraphernalia. (2018-14839)

Lead Hill, vehicle burglaries: Between 10 p.m. March 12 and 1 a.m. March 13, thieves smashed the windows of two cars in bar/restaurant parking lots in the 100 and 300 blocks of North Sunrise. They stole a purse from one car and a backpack from the other. (2018-15319, 15321)

Beat 3 (central Roseville south of the rail yard)
Cherry Glen/Theiles, identity theft arrest: At 12:48 a.m. March 10, an officer made a traffic stop on a car on Riverside Avenue at Vernon Street. The passenger had a large trash bag full of suspected stolen mail, and paperwork with the personal identifying information of numerous people from the local area. The officer recovered the stolen property and arrested a 26-year-old Sacramento woman on suspicion of identity theft (possessing the personal information of more than 10 victims), possessing drug paraphernalia, and committing a felony while out on bail for another felony. (2018-14691)

Downtown, vandalism: At 6:15 p.m. March 9, a man was seen kicking in the glass door of an office in the 700 block of Vernon Street. Officers located the intoxicated 37-year-old Roseville man nearby and arrested him on suspicion of vandalism. (2018-14640)

Hillcrest, stolen vehicles: Between 4 and 9:45 a.m. March 13, someone stole a red 1998 Honda Civic from the 700 block of Jo Anne Lane. At about 2:15 p.m. the same day, officers responded to a report of an abandoned Ford Econoline van in the 700 block of Jo Anne Lane. The van had a punched ignition and the engine was still running. Officers found out it had been stolen from Rocklin earlier in the day. The van was returned to the owner. As of this time, the Honda Civic is still missing. (2018-15435)

Folsom Road, child neglect: At 1 a.m. March 18, officers responded to a hotel in the 200 block of Harding Boulevard, to a report of a lightly dressed young child wandering in the parking lot. Officers found the father of the child sleeping in a hotel room with an infant nearby, and found drugs and paraphernalia in the room. They arrested the 22-year-old Sacramento man on suspicion of child abuse, possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The officers released the children to the care of child protective authorities. (2018-16630)

Beat 4 (central Roseville north of the rail yard) 
Los Cerritos, drug arrests: On the morning of March 12, officers conducted a probation search of a home in the 100 block of Fremont Avenue and found various illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. Two men, ages 28 and 30, and two women, ages 23 and 41 were arrested on suspicion of keeping a drug house, drug possession and other related charges. (2018-15122)

Roseville Heights, vehicle theft: Overnight March 7/8, someone stole a gold 1995 Toyota Camry from the 300 block of Lincoln Street. On March 9, the Woodland Police Department found it, undamaged and unoccupied, and returned it to the owner. (2018-14325)

Vineyard, theft: At about 4:10 a.m. March 12, a witness saw males stealing tools from the back of a work truck on Keeble Court. They left in a champagne-colored four-door sedan. (2018-15106)

Vineyard, mail theft: Sometime before 5:45 a.m. March 14, someone broke into a cluster mailbox in the 1300 block of Champagne Circle. (2018-15617)

Kaseberg/Kingswood, theft, arrests made: Overnight March 1 to March 2, someone stole a sports bag of tennis gear from an unlocked car in the 2000 block of Malibu Place. The victim later found his stolen items offered for sale on an internet classified ad site. On the afternoon of March 12, an officer arranged to meet the seller, purportedly to buy the gear, at the Amtrak Station in Roseville. Officers recovered the victim’s stolen property and arrested a 34-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman, both from Roseville, on suspicion of possessing stolen property and conspiracy. The woman also had outstanding warrants for drug-related charges. (2018-14815)

Kaseberg/Kingswood, theft, vandalism:  At about 12:10 a.m. March 13, two people were seen on video surveillance damaging vacuum cleaning machines at a car wash on Derek Place. They appear to be white female adults, one with dark hair in a ponytail, and one with dyed reddish hair. They were driving a distinctive black pickup with a white flame design on the hood, white paint on the top of the cab, and a utility bed. If the description sounds like someone you know, email CSO Gomez, cgomez@roseville.ca.us . (2018-15368)

Kaseberg/Kingswood, mail theft: Sometime before 8 a.m. March 14, someone broke into community mailboxes in the 1000 block of Haman Way and the 600 block of Hovey Way. A late model white four-door sedan was seen on video surveillance near the mailboxes on Hovey Way. (2018-15545, 2018-15540)

Beat 5 (north central Roseville):
Highland Reserve, vehicle burglaries: Around 3 p.m. March 13, someone broke windows in three vehicles in a parking lot on Freedom Way, stealing backpacks and laptop bags. The bags contained laptop computers and other expensive items. This is an unfortunate reminder not to leave backpacks, duffel bags, or any “wonderful mystery bags” or valuables visible in your vehicles—even in broad daylight. Take valuables with you, or stash your items (even bags containing inexpensive items) completely out of sight before getting to your destination. (2018-15706, 15711, 15715)

Highland Reserve, robbery: At about 6:20 p.m. March 19, the U.S. Bank inside of Safeway, 1080 Pleasant Grove Blvd., was robbed. A man gave the teller a note demanding money, took an undisclosed amount of cash and left. No weapon or suspect vehicle was seen. The robber was described as a white male, age 25-32, 5’8” tall and about 165 pounds. He was wearing a gray baseball cap, a gray zip-up hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, and dark pants. (2018-16849)

Stanford, disturbance: At about 6:30 p.m. March 11, officers responded to a disturbance call at a gas station in the 10000 block of Fairway Drive. A man had allegedly threatened an employee and gotten out of his running car, which rolled between the fuel pumps and collided with trash cans and a brick pillar. Officers arrested a 45-year-old Lincoln man on suspicion of vandalism and making criminal threats. (2018-15035)

Stanford, burglary: At about 3:53 a.m. March 19, officers responded to an alarm at a store in the 10000 block of Fairway, and found that someone had forced entry through an adjoining suite. We’re not sure what was taken. (2018-16637)

Beat 6 (west Roseville)
Blue Oaks, suspicious circumstances: At about 10:30 p.m. March 18, officers responded to the 6000 block of Bardolino Place, to a report of juveniles seen inside a home under construction. Officers contacted the juveniles and checked the house, and didn’t see any sign of damages. They released the juveniles to their parents. (2018-16614)

Blue Oaks, garage burglary: Overnight March 14 to March 15, someone opened a garage door in the 1500 block of Diamond Woods Circle, unknown how, and rummaged through the cars parked inside, taking a wallet and its contents. (2018-15841) 

Highland Reserve to Woodcreek, DUI: At 7:24 a.m. March 11, officers responded to calls about a suspected DUI driver on westbound Pleasant Grove Boulevard. Other callers reported she had pulled into the parking lot of Mahany Park. Officers contacted and arrested a 25-year-old Roseville woman on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and possession of narcotics. (2018-14926)

Fiddyment Farms, prowling arrests: At 10:50 p.m. March 21, officers responded to a resident’s report of a suspicious occupied U-Haul truck on Vista Verde Drive. Officers located the truck on Rifle Court and contacted the occupants. The officers also evidence that someone had been inside the home they were parked in front of, a home under construction. Officers arrested a 42-year-old man from Rio Linda and a 35-year-old woman from North Highlands on suspicion of prowling on private property, conspiracy, possession of burglar’s tools and possession of methamphetamine. Great call by a concerned neighbor!  (2018-17281)

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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