Police Digest, October 26, 2017

Updated October 26, 2017
Beat 1 (northeast Roseville)
East Roseville Parkway, DUI: Just before 2:30 a.m. October 21, officers responded to a report of a suspected drunk driver who had collided with a parked car in the 1500 block of Eureka Road, and left the scene. A few minutes later, someone reported a matching car had crashed into a ditch on Taylor Road near the I-80 exit. The driver, a 25-year-old Rocklin man, was checked out at the hospital and then officers booked him into jail on suspicion of DUI and hit-and-run. (2017-70790)

Galleria, grand theft arrest: At 3:30 p.m. October 23, officers responded to a hit-and-run at the mall. Someone was driving a pickup with four tires and wheels in the bed, and one of the tires fell out and hit another car, damaging it. The pickup driver drove away and the hit-and-run victim grabbed the tire and wheel and followed, keeping dispatch informed about their whereabouts. Thanks to the victim, officers found the pickup across the street in the Creekside shopping center and contacted the two teenage occupants. While officers were talking to them, dispatch received a call from another person at the mall reporting that all four tires and wheels had been stolen from her vehicle. Officers returned the stolen tires and wheels to the victim and arrested an 18-year-old man from Plumas Lake on suspicion of grand theft, vandalism, furnishing marijuana to his juvenile companion, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. They released the juvenile to his parent and will forward theft charges to juvenile probation. (2017-71415)

Creekside, bank robbery:  At 5:25 p.m. October 24 a man robbed the Wells Fargo Bank at 1127 Galleria Blvd.  He approached a bank employee and handed her a note demanding money, and displayed a handgun in his waistband. He took cash and left the bank without further incident. Witnesses described him as a white male in his 20s or 30s, 5'9" to 5'11" tall and 170 to 190 pounds. He was wearing a tan "boonie" hat, a dark long-sleeved shirt and dark colored pants. No associated vehicle was seen. We’ve posted surveillance photos of him on our Facebook page (City of Roseville, CA Police) and Twitter (@RSVL_Police).

Beat 2 (east Roseville)
Johnson Ranch, traffic collision: At 6:41 p.m. October 23, officers responded to East Roseville Parkway at Parkhill Drive for a vehicle-versus-motorcycle collision. The motorcycle rider was taken to the hospital by ambulance with serious injuries. (2017-71453)

Meadow Oaks, fatal traffic collision: At 6:59 p.m. October 23, officers responded to Sunrise Avenue just north of Cirby Way for a vehicle-versus-motorcycle collision. The motorcycle rider was riding northbound on Sunrise Avenue when an Audi SUV turned left out of the Safeway shopping center onto southbound Sunrise. The motorcycle struck the SUV broadside. The rider, a 24-year-old man from Fair Oaks, was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The Roseville Police Department’s MAIT (multidisciplinary accident investigation team) responded for the investigation. Sunrise Avenue was closed between Madden Lane and the north side of the Cirby intersection for about seven hours while investigators examined the scene. (2017-71453)

Lead Hill, drug cite: At 6:11 p.m. October 24, officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked behind businesses in the 1800 block of Douglas Blvd. They found a man sleeping in the car with a beer can in his lap. They checked him out and determined he wasn’t under the influence. They issued him a citation for possessing a meth pipe. (2017-71722)

Beat 3 (central Roseville south of the rail yard):
Cresthaven, stolen truck recovered: At 9:20 p.m. October 21, officers responded to a report of two people sleeping inside an old Nissan pickup in the 700 block of Portside Circle. Officers checked the pickup and found out it was reported stolen from Sacramento. They arrested the driver, a 34-year-old Sacramento man, on suspicion of DUI, and cited the passenger on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine. (2017-70971)

Beat 4 (central Roseville north of the rail yard):
Roseville Heights, warrant arrests:  At about 4 p.m. October 23, officers checked on a car that had been parked near Church Street and Ivy Street for a couple of days, with towels covering the windows. A 37-year-old man from Auburn was sleeping inside, and officers arrested him on outstanding Placer County felony warrants.  (2017-71423)

Unincorporated Placer County, stolen truck recovered: At 2:30 a.m. October 21, officers stopped a pickup on Walerga Road near PFE Road. The pickup’s plates didn’t match the truck, so officers checked the VIN and found the truck had been stolen from the Tacoma, Washington area. They arrested the driver, a 40-year-old man from Sacramento, on suspicion of vehicle theft, possession of a stolen vehicle, and a Sacramento County warrant for grand theft. (2017-70801)

Beat 5 (north central Roseville)
Stanford, DUI: At 8 p.m. October 21, officers responded to a report of a man trying to push a car down the street on Cortina Circle near Fairway Drive. The car had two flats and looked like it had been in an accident. Officers contacted the driver, a 21-year-old Antelope man, and arrested him on suspicion of DUI. (2017-70942)

Stanford, shoplifting, assault: At 4:22 p.m. October 22, witnesses saw a man run out of the Home Depot on Fairway Drive carrying several power tools he hadn’t paid for. As he ran through the store, he knocked down two shoppers, a woman in her late 60s and a woman in her late 80s. The suspect jumped into a waiting car and fled. The older woman who was knocked down went to the hospital for treatment of her injuries. Working in partnership with Home Depot loss prevention agents and other witnesses, detectives were able to identify the suspect. On October 26, they arrested a 30-year-old man at his home in Sacramento on suspicion of burglary (going into Home Depot with the intention of committing a crime), battery causing serious injury, elder abuse and conspiracy. He was booked into the South Placer Jail. Detectives are still working to identify his accomplices. (2017-71182)

Beat 6 (west Roseville)
Fiddyment Farms, weapons arrests: At 10:30 p.m. October 20, officers made a traffic stop on Fiddyment Road at Angus Road, and found out the driver had a suspended driver’s license. A search of the car produced firearms, methamphetamine and heroin. Three firearms had been stolen during a recent residential burglary in Sacramento. Officers arrested a 35-year-old man and a 31-year-old man, both from North Highlands, on suspicion of possessing stolen property, being prohibited persons in possession of firearms and ammunition, and possessing drugs while armed. (2017-70786)

Fiddyment Farms, trespassing/assault on officers: At 4:50 p.m. October 21, officers responded to a report of a stranger who walked through an open garage door and into a home on Prairie Grass Way. The homeowner confronted the man, who seemed confused, made some incoherent statements and left. Officers checked the area and found the man walking along Angus Road. He was uncooperative and was eventually taken into custody after a struggle. The 37-year-old Roseville man was arrested on suspicion of resisting an executive officer. (2017-70932)

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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