Roseville Crime Report Weekly Update
The City of Roseville Police Department's weekly crime report update for January 31, 2013.
Police Beat 1: Northeast Roseville
Galleria/Harding area, attempted burglary of a business: At 5:45 a.m. January 25, officers responded to an alarm at a business in the 1200 block of Roseville Parkway, and found that someone had tried to pry open the doors. No entry was made, and possibly the burglar was scared off by the alarm.
Police Beat 2: East Roseville
Maidu, vehicle burglary: Between 5 and 8 a.m. January 24, someone got into a locked SUV parked in the driveway of a home in the 1500 block of East Colonial Parkway by unknown means, and stole a purse containing a wallet, checkbook, gift and credit cards. One of the victim's credit cards was used to make unauthorized purchases.
Lead Hill, vehicle thefts being investigated: At 8:06 p.m. Sunday, January 27, a rental car customer called police to report that somebody had broken into the key drop box at a car rental company on North Sunrise Avenue. The citizen stood by with the rest of the car keys in the open lockbox, keeping them safe until officers arrived. Rental company employees responded to check the lot, and confirmed that six of their rental cars had been stolen. Numerous Roseville officers and detectives from Placer County's Regional Auto Theft Task Force helped check the area, and eventually found five of the six stolen vehicles abandoned in nearby parking lots. Officers contacted a 31-year-old Citrus Heights woman near one of the stolen vehicles, and arrested her on suspicion of vehicle theft, possession of methamphetamine and other related charges. Auto Theft Task Force officers have identified a second suspect, and are working to find and arrest him. (RELATED STORY)
Police Beat 3 Central Roseville, south of the tracks
Hillcrest, theft: Between 3 and 4 p.m. January 24, someone went into the backyard of a home in the 200 block of Keehner Avenue and stole tools from an unlocked shed. A light colored two-door sedan with two occupants was seen pulling out of the victim's driveway during the time of the theft.
Hillcrest, suspicious circumstances: Just before 4 a.m. January 27, officers responded to a report of two males who had just fled from a store in the 900 block of Pleasant Grove Blvd. without paying for a shopping cart of groceries. Store personnel recovered the stolen property. Officers checked the area, but were unable to find the suspects. At 7:21 a.m., a resident of Darling Way reported an unknown male sitting on the roof of the neighbor's garage. Officers responded and helped the 25-year-old man down off the roof. They determined that he had been one of the suspected shoplifters from the earlier call. Aftter he ran away from the store, he apparently ran, waded and swam about five miles down the creekbed to Darling Way, and then hid on the roof of the garage. He had no known connection with the residents on Darling Way. He was very cold, and was taken to the hospital for medical treatment. The store decided not to press charges for the attempted shoplifting.
Hillcrest, search for auto theft suspect: Hillcrest, search for auto theft suspect: At 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, officers spotted the one remaining stolen vehicle from the rental car theft (for more information, see above under Beat 2, Lead HIll) on the move in the area of Loretto Way and Quail Circle. Officers followed the vehicle to King Road, on the east side of Saugstad Park, where the suspect driver abandoned the vehicle and ran into the creekbed area. Numerous officers from Roseville, CHP, Placer County, Citrus Heights and Rocklin converged on the area and searched, with support from CHP and Placer County Sheriff's helicopters. Despite a lengthy search of the creekbed and surrounding neighborhood, they were unable to locate the suspect. Officers know who he is, and will continue to investigate until he is found and arrested.
Enwood, apartment burglarized: Between 11:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. January 25, someone pried the door and burglarized an apartment in the 400 block of East Street, taking a TV, a laptop, jewelry and other valuables.
Police Beat 4 Central Roseville, north of the tracks
Sierra Vista, metal theft: Between 4 and 6 p.m. January 11, someone sawed off and stole a metal handrail from Roseville High School, causing about $1,000 in damage.
Roseville Heights, interrupted home burglary: Just before midnight January 26, a resident of the 200 block of Elm Street came home, and two unknown males fled out a back window and ran away, last seen southbound on Oakland Street. They stole two watches from the home. The burglars were described as two Hispanic male adults, one thin and one heavy-set, wearing black clothing.
Roseville Heights, shots fired: At 9:37 p.m. January 29, officers responded to a call of shots fired in the area of Oakland Street and Grape Street. Officers found bullet casings on the street, but did not locate any bullet holes in any buildings, nor anyone who had been injured.
Police Beat 5 North Central Roseville
Foothills-Junction, vehicle theft: Overnight January 24/25, someone stole a blue 2001 BMW 325i 4-door from the 1400 block of Fuhrman Court.
Highland Reserve, business burglarized: Overnight January 28/29, someone broke the glass front door and burglarized a smoke shop in the 900 block of Roseville Parkway. Cash and merchandise was taken.
Stanford, home burglarized: Between 8:35 a.m. and 1:50 p.m. January 24, someone broke a backyard-facing sliding glass door and burglarized a home in the 7000 block of Kelmscott Lane, taking jewelry, a camcorder and two i-Pads. A gray 1990s Chevrolet truck not known to the neighborhood was seen in the area that morning, but it's unknown if it had anything to do with the burglary.
Stanford, garages burglarized: On January 10 or 11, someone entered an apartment garage at 751 Central Park Drive, possibly through an unlocked door, smashed the window of a car parked inside, and took a wallet with the victim's ID and credit cards from the center console. Between 8 a.m. January 24 and 8 a.m. January 25, someone got into an apartment garage at the same complex by unknown means, and stole a snowboard, mountain bike and other items.
Stanford, residential burglary: Between 9:20 am. and 3:10 p.m. January 29, a home in the 6500 block of Rose Bridge Drive was burglarized. The burglar broke a rear sliding door to get in, and stole a safe containing cash and jewelry.
Police Beat 6 West Roseville
Quail Glen, bank robbery, suspect now in custody: At 5:25 p.m. January 25, the U.S. Bank inside the Safeway at Woodcreek Oaks Blvd. & Blue Oaks Blvd. was robbed. The suspect gave the clerk a note demanding money, and left with an undisclosed amount of cash. He was last seen running south across the complex's parking lot. He was a white male in his 20s or 30s with a thin face, shaved head, 5'9" and an average build. He wore sunglasses and a gray and purple plaid hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up. No weapon was seen. Early January 29, a Rocklin Police officer stopped a motorist whom Roseville Police detectives, with the help of an anonymous tipster, had identified as a suspect in this robbery and the robbery of another U.S. Bank inside a supermarket store last week. He's been arrested in connection with the two Roseville bank robberies, the theft of a vehicle in the Sierra Gardens neighorhood near the first robbery, and the theft of another vehicle in Antelope. For more information, see our website.
West Park, house under construction burglarized: Between 6 p.m. January 22 and 8:30 a.m. January 23, someone pried a window in the back of a home under construction in the 2300 block of Mendota Way, and took an already-installed gas cooktop and two power saws. West Park, construction site theft: Around January 24-25, someone stole electrical equipment--breakers, conductors and copper wiring--from a construction site in the 2400 block of Hayden Parkway.
West Park, car stolen: Overnight January 24/25, someone stole a white 1992 Honda Accord four-door sedan from the 2100 block of Knapton Way.
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