Police Digest April 19, 2018

Updated April 19, 2018
Are you planning to get out and enjoy the outdoors this weekend? Please do, but remember not to leave valuable items in view in your car. If possible, leave your valuables at home and take only what you need with you in a backpack or fanny pack. Enjoy!

Beat 1 (northeast Roseville)
Galleria/Harding, burglary: Between February 12 and April 14, someone tampered with the garage door locking mechanism of an apartment garage at 701 Gibson Drive, and stole boxes of stored clothing and other items of value. (2018-22522)

Stoneridge, DUI collision: At about 7:30 p.m. April 18, an officer was on an unrelated traffic stop near the intersection of East Roseville Parkway and Secret Ravine Parkway, and saw a car make an illegal turn, collide with another car and drive away. The officer followed and stopped the suspect car and contacted the driver, who had a child passenger. He arrested the 33-year-old Sacramento woman on suspicion of DUI, driving with a suspended license, hit and run and child endangerment. No injuries were reported. (2018-23391)

Stoneridge, open space clean up: Over the past few months we’ve received numerous complaints from concerned trail-users about illegal camping, campfires, loose dogs and piles of garbage accumulating in the Secret Ravine Preserve area near East Roseville Parkway and I-80.  Last week, Social Services Unit officers posted signage in all the camps, warning people to remove their belongings ahead of a cleanup. Last Thursday, Placer County Probation Officers and Gathering Inn staff again went through the area to contact campers and warn them again of an upcoming cleanup, and offer them services. They also arrested three people for outstanding warrants. On Monday, April 16, a large crew of workers went through the area, removing around 20 camps and hauling away 15 tons of garbage. Agencies that helped with the clean-up included the City of Roseville’s Open Space Team, Roseville Police Department’s Social Services Unit, Roseville Animal Control, Placer County Probation, Caltrans and CHP. We’re especially grateful to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, who brought a bus full of minimum security inmates to help. These willing workers did a great job and greatly reduced the amount of time required for the extensive clean up.  

Creekside, shoplifting/robbery, arrests made: At 8:56 p.m. April 14, officers responded to a store in the 1200 block of Galleria Blvd. Two women had been seen working together to steal merchandise from the store. When loss prevention staff contacted them outside, the suspected shoplifters pushed and punched the employee, got in a car and drove away. A Roseville officer got behind the suspect’s car on westbound I80, and stopped them near Greenback Lane and San Juan Avenue. A 37-year-old Sacramento woman and a 21-year-old West Sacramento woman were arrested on suspicion of robbery (using force against the employee to escape their shoplifting detention), conspiracy and other related charges. (2018-22598)

Beat 2 (east Roseville) 
Johnson Ranch, assault: At 12:09 p.m. April 17, officers responded to the intersection of Douglas Blvd. and Eureka Road to investigate an assault. A car had driven by and the occupants threw eggs at a group of demonstrators standing on the sidewalk, injuring one of them. An officer investigated over the next three days and eventually contacted three female suspects, two juveniles and an adult. Officers cited the juveniles and forwarded charges to the District Attorney’s Office on the adult for battery, throwing a substance from a vehicle, and conspiracy. (2018-23102)

Lead Hill, grand theft: Overnight April 16/17, someone stole the tires and rims from a 2018 Chrysler 300 sedan parked in the 100 block of North Sunrise Ave.  See the similar theft the same night in Beat 5, Stanford Crossing. (2018-23030)

Beat 3 (central Roseville south of the rail yard)
Folsom Road, assault: At 12:54 p.m. April 15, concerned bystanders called police to report young children left unattended in a parked car, with its windows down and engine running, in Roseville Square. While the concerned bystanders were waiting for police, a woman returned to the car, and the bystanders tried to stop her from leaving before officers arrived. The suspect got in the car and allegedly accelerated toward one of the bystanders, striking her with the car bumper, and drove away. The victim declined medical attention. Officers contacted the 25-year-old suspect at her home in Roseville and arrested her on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon (her vehicle) and child endangerment. (2018-22718)

Beat 4 (central Roseville north of the rail yard) 
Kaseberg-Kingswood, agency assist: Starting at 1:18 a.m. April 15, Roseville officers and CHP’s helicopter helped Placer County Sheriff with a pursuit that started on northbound Sunrise Avenue, continued on various Roseville surface streets and ended on Washington Blvd. at Sawtell Road, when the suspect pulled over and surrendered to officers. The suspect was taken into custody by PCSO deputies. (2018-22637)

Beat 5 (north central Roseville)
Foothills-Junction, mail theft: Between midnight and 9:45 a.m. April 15, someone broke into the outgoing mail box of a cluster mailbox on Rosewood Court. A neighbor found mail scattered on the ground, and our cadet returned it to its owner. At this time we don’t know what, if any mail was stolen. (2018-22687)
Comment:  Ouch—we certainly hope no one’s tax return was in the outgoing mail. We recommend not leaving mail in an individual or community mail box for long periods of time. If you have valuable or confidential documents to mail, like bills or your tax return, we recommend handing it to your carrier or mailing it at the post office.

Industrial, hazardous materials incident: At 3:17 p.m. April 16, Roseville Police and Fire responded to a home in 1000 block of Quails Nest Street. The resident recently had a family member (a retired chemist) who lived out of the area who passed away. The deceased family member’s belongings were brought to the residents’ home here in Roseville. As the homeowners began going through the boxes they found chemicals that were unknown to them and called the fire department. Chemicals can degrade over time and become unstable. Nearby residents were evacuated while Roseville Fire’s hazardous materials team and and other agencies removed the chemicals. At about 11 p.m. that evening, the EOD (bomb squad) teams took the chemicals out to a remote area of west Roseville and safely detonated them. West Roseville residents might have heard a couple of explosions at that time. We thank everyone who was affected by this incident for their patience. The responding agencies included Roseville Fire HazMat team, Roseville and Rocklin regional EOD, FBI EOD, YOLO county EOD and AMR.

Stanford Crossing, grand theft: Overnight April 16/17, someone stole the tires and rims from a 2018 Chevy Impala parked in a hotel parking lot in the 10000 block of Fairway Drive (see the similar theft the same night in beat 2, Lead Hill).  (2018-23109)

Beat 6 (west Roseville)
Woodcreek, vehicle burglary: Between 7 and 8:10 p.m. April 17, someone smashed the window of a vehicle parked at the aquatics center in the 3000 block of Woodcreek Oaks Blvd. and stole computer equipment, a briefcase, a backpack and other valuable items from the passenger compartment. (2018-23102)

West Park, parking issues: We heard a concern about cars parking on the sidewalk near Orchard Ranch Elementary School on Foxfield Way and Garland Way, causing pedestrians to go onto the street to get around them. Officers have been advised for extra patrol and enforcement in the area. If that’s you, please take note and don’t park on the sidewalk—thanks!

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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