Roseville Crime Report Digest Update (7.23.14)
The Roseville Police Department weekly crime report digest update for July 23, 2014.
Police Beat 1: Northeast Roseville
Olympus Pointe, vandalism: Overnight July 17/18, someone got up on the roof of Olympus Junior High, tampered with the air conditioning units, strewed trash and wrote graffiti.
Harding/Galleria, theft: Just before 6 p.m. July 18, a man was seen stealing a catalytic converter from a Dodge Ram 2500 pickup parked in the 1100 block of Roseville Parkway, next to The Fountains. The suspect was described as an Asian male in his 20s, 5'6" tall with a heavy build, with shoulder-length black hair. He got into the back seat of a waiting car, a silver late model Honda Accord with paper license plates.
Harding/Galleria, burglary: At about 1:15 a.m. July 20, someone broke the window of a nail salon in the 900 block of Pleasant Grove Boulevard, went in and stole the cash box. The suspect was a white male in his late teens or early 20s of average height and a thin build, wearing a baseball cap, a light blue t-shirt and light-colored plaid shorts.
Johnson Ranch, burglary: Between 12:35 and 5:30 p.m. July 16, someone kicked the side garage door of a home in the 5200 block of Weston Way, ransacked the house and took a large screen TV, electronics and other valuables.
Johnson Ranch, robbery: At 2 p.m. July 17, two men robbed a jewelry store in the 2000 block of Douglas Boulevard at gunpoint, taking expensive watches. They were described as black males of unknown age, average height and build, wearing black ski masks and black clothing. One was armed with a handgun. They fled toward I-80 in a newer gray Mazda SUV. The robbery is under investigation.
Maidu, attempted burglary: Between 6 p.m. July 17 and 1:30 p.m. July 20, someone tried to burglarize a home in the 2300 block of Valley Forge Way while the residents were away on vacation. The resident returned and found that someone had kicked and damaged his front door, but fortunately didn't get in.
Maidu, interrupted burglary: At about 12:15 p.m. July 22, a pet sitter arrived at a home in the 1400 block of West Colonial Parkway, and saw three men running out of the house, carrying bags, Officers determined that the burglars had kicked open the front door and gone in, ransacking the house. It's unknown what all was taken at this time. The suspects were described as two Hispanic males and a black male, all in their early 20s. They got into a waiting white newer Acura four-door sedan with a fourth suspect at the wheel, and fled the area.
Cirby Ranch, burglary: Between 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. July 18, someone kicked the front door of a home in the 1300 block of Sun Tree Drive while the residents were on vacation, and ransacked the house. It's unknown at this time what all was taken. A vehicle that was unfamiliar to the neighbors was seen in the area during the general time of the burglary, a tan or rust-colored "boxy" type four-door sedan with no plates.
Central Roseville, south of the tracks
Cirbyside, burglary: Between 2:20 and 3:30 p.m. July 17, someone kicked the front door of a home on Croatia Court and took a jewelry box from a bedroom.
Cirbyside, thefts: Between approximately midnight and 9 a.m. July 20,someone stole tailgates from two Toyota Tacoma pickups parked on Somer Ridge Drive.
Central Roseville, north of the tracks
Roseville Heights, vehicle burglary: Between 11 p.m. July 19 and 2 a.m. July 20, someone broke the window of a car in the 400 block of Lincoln Street and stole cash from the glove box.
Vineyard, theft: Between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 19, someone stole the catalytic converter from a Toyota 4Runner in the 1500 block of Vineyard Road.
Kaseberg-Kingswood, garage burglary: Sometime during the first two weeks of July, someone forced open the door to a detached apartment garage unit in the 1400 block of Kingswood Drive, stealing electronics, sports equipment and household items.
Kaseberg-Kingswood, drug arrest: At 6:04 p.m. July 20, police employees noticed a car with its engine running, resting nose-first against a chain link fence behind the police department on Corporation Yard Road. Officers checked and found a male in the driver's seat, passed out, holding cans of inhalant. They suspect that the driver had been "huffing" from the cans while he was driving, passed out and luckily ended up in a safe place, with his car resting against our fence. The 20-year-old Lincoln man was arrested on suspicion of possessing toluene (inhalant) and driving on a suspended license.
Kaseberg-Kingswood, burglary: Between 7 and 7:40 p.m. July 20, someone went into an apartment in the 2000 block of Quail Ridge West Lane by forcing the lock on a sliding glass door, and stole cash and other small valuable items.
North Central Roseville
Foothills-Junction, burglary: Between noon July 19 and 11 a.m. July 21, someone kicked the side door of a garage in the 1700 block of Chilton Drive, and moved items around an unoccupied house. Nothing appeared to have been taken.
Stanford, vehicle burglary: Between 12:30 and 1:05 p.m. July 19, someone smashed the window of a car in the 10000 block of Fairway Drive and stole a purse from the rear seat of the vehicle.
Junction West, burglary, arrests made: At about 2 p.m. July 22, a witness saw two men she didn't know loading a gun safe into the back of an SUV at a house in the 2000 block of Monterey Pines Drive. They drove away in a hurry with the SUV's hatch open. The witness called 911. Officers met with the homeowner and determined that jewelry and several other items, including the gun safe, had been stolen. The gun safe fell out of the back of the fleeing SUV on West Hills Drive and was recovered intact with all its contents. Officers followed up on leads and visited two houses in North Highlands, where they recovered several items of property stolen from the house on Monterey Pines Drive, other property taken from a residential burglary in Sacramento County, and methamphetamine . The officers arrested a 36-year-old Sacramento man on suspicion of burglary and other related charges. The officers identified additional suspects, and the investigation is ongoing.
West Park/Fiddyment Farms, theft: At 11 a.m. July 18, an unidentified man was seen stealing a backpack from the bed of a pickup in the 4100 block of Creamery Way. He was driving a white with black trim early 2000s model Nissan four-door sedan. He pulled up next to the victim's parked, unoccupied pickup, reached into the pickup bed and took the backpack, and drove away. The suspect was described as a white or Hispanic male in his late 20s or 30s with dark hair, wearing black clothing.
West Park/Fiddyment Farms, burglary: Between 4 p.m. July 19 and 7 a.m. July 21, someone went into a home under construction on Classical Court and stole copper wire.
West Park/Fiddyment Farms, explosive devices: At about 11:45 a.m. July 21, officers checked on a report of suspicious plastic bottles alongside the road on Blue Oaks Boulevard and Fiddyment Road. The officers found three acid bombs (homemade explosive devices). Two had already exploded. The officers safely detonated the remaining intact device and disposed of all of them. Our EOD (bomb squad) officers caution if you find any suspected explosive devices, don't pick them up or handle them--get a safe distance away and call police.
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