Yellow Pages |   News Updates |   Events Calendar |   Movie Times | Recycling
Rocklin & Roseville Today Local Events
HOME

Roseville Police Hunt Suspected Car Thief



Gary_Lee_Fowler.jpeg

Roseville Police  are asking for the public's help finding a parolee-at-large who is suspected of stealing several cars from a Roseville rental car agency over the weekend, and who eluded police during an extensive search near Roseville's Saugstad Park last night.   He has a history of drug use and violent behavior toward police officers, and may be armed with a handgun.

Gary Lee Fowler, 43, has been staying near Saugstad Park.  He's a white male, 5'9" tall and 160 pounds, with blond hair (he currently has a shaved head) and green eyes.   He has numerous tattoos on both legs.

At  8:06 p.m. January 27, a car rental customer went to drop off keys at a car rental agency on North Sunrise Ave., and found that the key drop box had been broken into.  He stood by to safeguard the remaining keys, and called police.  Officers and rental agency employees responded.  The employees checked the lot and confirmed that six of their vehicles were missing.  Officers searched the area and found that a suspect had moved  five of the rental vehicles to other parking lots in the area.  They couldn't locate one of the stolen vehicles. They contacted a 31-year-old Citrus Heights woman near one of the stolen cars, and arrested her on suspicion of vehicle theft, possession of methamphetamine and other related charges.  From video surveillance and other information gathered during the investigation, detectives identified Gary Lee Fowler as the other suspect.  They also located the empty holster to a handgun, which leads officers to believe Fowler has a handgun.  They began conducting surveillance and other activities in order to locate and arrest him.

At  7:45 p.m. last night (January 29), officers spotted the one remaining stolen vehicle being driven by a male in the area of Loretto Way and Quail Circle.  They followed the vehicle, and the driver led them on a short pursuit, then dumped the vehicle on King Road, on the east side of Saugstad Park, and fled on foot.  Numerous police officers from Roseville, Rocklin, Citrus Heights, CHP and Placer County converged on the area and searched the park, creekbed corridor and surrounding neighborhoods, with support from CHP's and Placer County Sheriff's helicopters.   Despite a lengthy search, they were unable to locate the driver, whom officers believe was Gary Fowler.

We're asking that anyone who sees Fowler not try to approach or detain him, but do call 911 immediately.  If you have information about his whereabouts, call Roseville Crime Stoppers at (916)783-STOP, or submit a crime tip online by visiting the Roseville Police Department's website at www.roseville.ca.us/police, and selecting "submit a tip" from the menu on the left. You can also text a tip to "CRIMES" (274637), starting your text with the word "ROSEVILLE." 

No matter how you submit a tip, you can remain anonymous and could get a cash reward from Roseville Crime Stoppers if the information you provide leads to an arrest.





Placer County News Headlines

Pediatric Dialysis Center Opens at UC Davis Children's HospitalUC Davis Children's Hospital recently opened a new pediatric dialysis center, where patients and their families will be trained on home-based peritoneal dialysis.

Marriage Insight from a Sports ColumnistLast column, I featured Paul Daugherty, nationally acclaimed Cincinnati Enquirer sports columnist, whose daughter Jillian was born with Down syndrome.

County Views Infrastructure Program as a Win-WinAUBURN, Calif. -- Community development and public works projects in Placer County will soon be cheaper and faster after the county board of supervisors voted unanimously

Real Estate: We Still Want to Own Our Home!Roseville, CA- Realtor, Julie Jalone of MagnumOne Realty in Roseville, writes about the recently released Housing Report from Harvard University.

Senior Softball Championship in Roseville and LincolnRoseville, CA - Senior Softball is heating up Placer Valley August 2-7 when the 16th Annual Western National Championships swings into Roseville and Lincoln.

Solitary Cellars 2014 Barbera WineRoseville, CA- What better way to start our new Wine Section than with a wine that is famously friendly in its ability to easily pair with a wide variety a foods.

Rachel Constantini named WJU's Interim Women's Soccer CoachROCKLIN, Calif. - William Jessup University Athletic Director Lance Von Vogt announced recently that Rachel Constantini will be taking over as Interim Head Women's Soccer Coach.

Let's Get Uncorked: Wine Review SectionRoseville, CA- Election Day is rapidly approaching and the time is ripe for serious discussion. In California, few things are as serious as wine.

Dead & Company: Perfect Dose of Party Unity Wheatland, CA- With 105 degrees in the forecast, it's going to be a hot show. Weather aside, Dead & Company continue racking up one incredible performance after another

Baby Boomer Festival and Expo in Roseville on August 13thRoseville, CA- The Baby Boomer Festival and Expo is scheduled for Saturday, August 13th at the Placer County Fair and Events Center in Roseville.

Treating Addiction: Placer County Seeks New ApproachPlacer County is developing a new approach to addiction treatment that treats addiction as a disease, and coordinates addiction services across county departments

Sierra College's Tech Ed Skills on ABC's BattleBotsRocklin, CA - Sierra College Mechatronics Professor Tony Osladil and his former student Jeff Gomez were invited to be on a team for this summer's BattleBots


NEWS: In Case You Missed It