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Roseville Crime Report Weekly Update

The City of Roseville Police Department's weekly crime report update for March 13, 2013.

Police Beat 1:  Northeast Roseville

East Roseville Parkway, theft: Overnight March 6/7, someone went into a possibly unlocked car (there were no signs of forced entry) in a hotel parking lot in the 1900 block of Taylor Road, popped the trunk open and stole a backpack containing a laptop computer.

East Roseville Parkway, stolen vehicle and theft: Overnight March 6/7, someone stole a gray 2011 Volkswagen Jetta four-door sedan from Tilbury Court (with a new set of golf clubs inside), and rummaged through an unlocked pickup next door, strewing papers around and taking a set of keys.

Police Beat 2:  East Roseville

Johnson Ranch, burglary: Between 8:30 p.m. March 6 and 4 a.m. March 7, someone pried the lock of a storage unit in an apartment patio at 8800 Sierra College Blvd., and stole a silver Gary Fisher bicycle.

Johnson Ranch, bike theft: Between 6 and 7:15 p.m. March 7, someone cut a cable lock and stole a black Fury Dk BMX bike from outside a grocery store in the 8600 block of Sierra College Blvd.

Johnson Ranch, suspicious person: At 9:34 a.m. March 8, a citizen called police to report a suspicious person looking into the windows of parked cars at an office complex in the 1800 block of East Roseville Parkway. An officer responded and contacted the suspicious person, who was in the process of rummaging through a dumpster. The officer checked the high-end bicycle the suspect was riding, and found that its serial number had been scratched off. He searched the suspect's backpack and found ID cards belonging to two different people--neither one matching the name of the suspect. The officer seized the suspected stolen items, and arrested the suspect, a 41-year-old male from Roseville, on suspicion of possessing property with an altered or removed serial number.

Johnson Ranch, burglary: Overnight March 8/9, someone broke the window of a car parked on Parkhill Drive west of Weddington Drive, and took a leather purse containing orthodontic sales supplies.

Maidu, burglary: Overnight March 8/9, someone broke the window of a car parked in a driveway in the 1800 block of Balboa Drive, and took a backpack with books and other school supplies.

Sierra Gardens, burglary: Between 5:50 and 7:20 p.m. March 3, someone went into an unlocked apartment at 1643 Sierra Gardens Drive, and took a large flat-screen TV.

Police Beat 3: Central Roseville, south of the tracks

Cresthaven, robbery: Shortly after 2 a.m. March 9, two groups of acquaintances got into a dispute outside a bar on Main Street, and then left in two cars. One driver chased the other one to the 300 block of Cirby Way, where the driver who was being chased drove her car through an apartment complex lot and into the creek bed area, getting her car stuck. The group in the "chase" car physically assaulted two of the people in the other car, and took a cell phone from one of the victims. Residents from the apartment complex came out to investigate the commotion, and the suspects, a man and two women, drove away. Neither victim needed medical attention. Officers have identified one of the involved suspects, and are continuing to investigate the incident. 

Police Beat 4: Central Roseville, north of the tracks

Sierra Vista, burglary: Between 7:15 a.m. and 2:40 p.m. March 7, someone broke the window of a car parked on Mariposa Avenue near Coronado Avenue, and took a red, yellow and green Sector 9 longboard (skateboard).

Kaseberg/Kingswood, theft: At about 2:40 p.m. March 7, a resident of the 2100 block of Quail Ridge West left her red Dickies backpack outside the front door of her apartment. Five minutes later she heard a noise, went outside, and her backpack, containing her wallet, credit cards, cell phone and other valuables, was gone.

Kaseberg/Kingswood, vehicle theft, arrest made: Around 3 a.m. March 6, a Ford Explorer was stolen from the parking lot of a gas station in the 900 block of Washington Blvd. An officer responded and gave the victim a ride to his house in Citrus Heights so he could get his vehicle paperwork. They were southbound on Riverside Avenue on the I-80 overpass when they both saw the victim's stolen vehicle being driven onto eastbound I-80. They got behind the car. The suspect driver, a 21-year-old male from Nevada City, stopped and surrendered without incident, and was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft.

Roseville Heights, theft: Between 1 a.m. and noon March 8, someone rummaged through an SUV parked in the 100 block of Pacific Street, and took a portable DVD player, sunglasses, a cell phone charger and other small items. There was no sign of forced entry, and it's unknown how the suspect got into the vehicle.

Roseville Heights, disturbance: At about 2 a.m. Sunday, March 10, officers responded to a fight among four people, with many spectators, at the intersection of Lincoln St. and Main St. Two men, one from Rocklin and one from Sacramento, were arrested for fighting in public, battery and other related charges.

Vineyard, vandalism: Overnight March 7/8, someone broke the outside lights of a house in the 600 block of Atkinson Street.

Police Beat 5 North Central Roseville

Foothills-Junction, theft: Between 11:05 and 11:10 a.m. March 8, a man parked his car outside a credit union in the 5000 block of Foothills Blvd. and went inside, leaving his vehicle locked, but the windows partially down, and his cell phone inside. When he returned, his cell phone was gone.

Foothills-Junction, theft: At about 6:30 p.m. March 8, someone stole a Razor scooter from outside the Silverado Middle School cafeteria. Witnesses saw a tall, white male teenager wearing a beanie-cap running west on Junction with the scooter. The stolen scooter has a silver frame with green front forks, handlebars and grips.

Pleasant Grove, burglary: Between midnight and 7 a.m. March 6, someone stole a 50" flatscreen TV from a homeowner's clubhouse in the 1200 block of Beckett Drive.

Stanford, theft: At about 6:20 p.m. March 8, someone stole a woman's wallet from her open purse while she was grocery shopping in the 700 block of Pleasant Grove Blvd. The victim left her unzipped purse in her shopping cart, and turned her back on it for a few minutes while she looked at groceries. Her credit card was soon used to make fraudulent purchases at another store. The theft is under investigation. See also the theft below.

Stanford, theft: Between 5:45 and 6 p.m. March 6, a woman was shopping at a grocery store in the 6700 block of Stanford Ranch Road when another woman she didn't know struck up a conversation with her about food. A few minutes later, she realized her wallet was missing from her purse. She then realized that the woman who engaged her in conversation was likely working with another woman in the same area--one distracted the shopper while the other one took the wallet out of her purse. The theft is under investigation.

Police Beat 6:   West Roseville

Woodcreek Oaks, burglary: On March 9, someone visited a home in the 1700 block of Atwell Street during a real estate open house, and stole credit cards, checks and IDs from an unlocked safe.

Quail Glen, commercial burglary: As we reported last week, a restaurant on Woodcreek Oaks Blvd. at Pleasant Grove Blvd. was burglarized at about 4:30 a.m. March 6. The suspect smashed a window, went inside and stole cash and a safe. The suspect also broke windows on two adjacent businesses, but didn't go inside. The suspect seen on surveillance video appears to be a tall black male adult, about 220 pounds, wearing a baseball hat with a Superman logo, a long-sleeved shirt and blue jeans.

Junction West, arrest: At 7:42 a.m. March 10, officers responded to a report of someone "dumpster-diving" (going through garbage looking for items to take) at an apartment complex in the 1800 block of Junction Blvd. Officers responded and arrested the 44-year-old Citrus Heights man on a Sacramento County warrant for probation violation.

Blue Oaks, burglary: Between 1 and 9:15 p.m. March 7, someone kicked open the front door of a house in the 1700 block of Greywood Circle, and stole a TV, Wii game equipment, jewelry, a laptop, a camera and food.

West Park, disturbance, stolen property recovered: At 7:45 a.m. March 7, a resident of the 3000 block of Monument Drive came outside and saw his car doors and trunk open, and a man he didn't know sitting in his car. The resident asked the stranger to get out of his car, but the stranger argued with him and slapped him on the shoulder. A neighbor came to help, and the police were called. A Roseville officer responded and also asked the stranger to get out of the victim's car. The suspect refused and then fought with the officer. Additional officers arrived and took the suspect into custody. The victim noticed prescription drugs and other small items in his car that didn't belong to him. Officers found that the items had been stolen that night from an unlocked car in the 3000 block of Parkham Drive. The suspect, a 47-year-old Isleton man, was arrested on suspicion of obstructing officers, assault, theft and other related

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