Police Digest, November 29-December 7, 2016

Last Updated: 1/30/2017

Mail theft warning:  Mail thieves are continuing to plague our city during the hours of darkness.  This week, they hit the Cirbyside neighborhood near Kensington Drive and Reuter Ranch Road, stealing mail from individual home mailboxes, and broke into community cluster mailboxes in west Roseville.  Mail boxes that are out of the line of sight of occupied homes—for example, located on a side street, in front of vacant homes or tucked away behind shrubbery—are especially vulnerable to thieves. Please:

• Pick up your mail as soon as you can after delivery.  Don’t let it sit in the mailbox overnight.
• The safest way to handle your outgoing mail is to hand it to a mail carrier or mail it at the post office.
• Call us right away if you see someone acting suspiciously around a mailbox.  Be observant and give the dispatcher a good description of the person and their vehicle.

Beat 1 (northeast Roseville)
Galleria/Harding, suspicious object:  At 7:11 p.m. December 2, officers responded to The Fountains for a report of a suspicious object.  Officers cleared the area and checked the object out, which fortunately turned out to be a harmless empty piece of PVC pipe.  It did look suspicious, and security did the right thing by calling us about it.  We’d rather be safe than sorry.  (2016-75738)

Beat 2 (east Roseville)
Olympus Pointe, stolen truck:  Overnight December 4/5, a pickup was stolen from the corner of Douglas Boulevard and Sierra College Boulevard.  It was a white Ford 250 four-door landscaper’s truck with an equipment rack and tool boxes in the back.  (2016-76224)

Sierra Gardens, August residential burglary solved:  On November 29, our graveyard patrol team (the officers who watch over the city while the rest of us are sleeping) wrapped up a lengthy residential burglary investigation with an arrest.

In late August, a resident of the Sierra Gardens neighborhood noticed several valuable tools, fishing gear and electronic items were missing from his garage. He realized that someone must have stolen them from his garage over the past week or so. He filed a report with Roseville Police and provided a detailed list of his stolen property. At that time, there were no suspects or investigative leads.

In September, our graveyard officers were doing a probation search for an unrelated case, and they happened upon checks, fishing gear and a few other stolen items that they were able to connect to the Sierra Gardens neighborhood residential burglary. They returned the property to the victim. After some further sleuthing, on November 29 they arrested a 26-year-old Roseville man on suspicion of burglarizing an occupied home, and booked him into the Placer County Jail. Additional arrests in the case are likely.

Sierra Gardens, burglary:  At 4:35 a.m. December 6, officers responded to an alarm at a gift store in the 1900 block of Douglas Boulevard, and found that someone had smashed the front window and stolen merchandise.  A mid-2000s model white four-door sedan, similar to a Chevy Monte Carlo, was seen in the area at the time.  (2016-76416)

Lead Hill, DUI collision:  At 1:48 a.m. November 30, a man driving southbound on North Sunrise Avenue near Douglas Blvd. lost control of his car and collided with parked cars and a fire hydrant.  He and his passenger got out and ran, but were located a short time later.  The 32-year-old driver, a Citrus Heights man, was arrested on suspicion of DUI, hit and run, and other related charges.  (2016-75184)

Beat 3 (central Roseville south of the rail yard)
Cirbyside:  Please see the note at the top about mail box thefts.

Cirbyside, major injury collision:  At 7:45 a.m. November 30, officers responded to a three-vehicle collision in the 1000 block of Orlando Avenue. According to witnesses, a man was speeding in a red 2005 Nissan coupe southbound on Orlando, lost control of the car, crossed into the northbound lane and collided with a northbound 2007 Hyundai sedan. The Nissan also nicked a 2016 Jeep sports utility vehicle before coming to rest.
The Jeep driver didn't need to go to the hospital. The drivers of the Nissan and Hyundai, and a passenger in the Hyundai were all three taken to the hospital. The Hyundai driver remains hospitalized with major injuries.
The collision is being investigated by Roseville Police Department's Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT). (2016-75206)

Cresthaven, suspicious person:  At 12:44 p.m. November 29, officers responded to a couple of calls from residents in the area of Ajay Drive and Lindsay Drive, about a woman walking around knocking on doors and asking for money or oil for her car.  Officers contacted the woman, a 33-year-old homeless woman, and found out she was wanted on a Yolo County warrant for burglary.  She was arrested on the warrant and on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine.  (2016-75067)

Cresthaven, probation assist:  At 10:22 a.m. December 2, officers responded to the 1600 block of Vernon Street to help Placer County Probation with a fleeing probation violator.  Officers searched the nearby greenbelt area with the help of a K9, and the K9 eventually found the man hiding in some bushes along Kenroy Lane.  He wasn’t hurt, and was safely taken into custody by the probation officers without further incident.  (2016-75654)

Folsom Road, suspicious person:  At about 3 a.m. November 29, an officer was patrolling around a hotel in the 200 block of Harding Boulevard when a man saw him and ran away.  Officers contacted the man.   He seemed suspicious, but officers did not have a reason to arrest him at that time.  They released him and did some research.  On December 4, they re-contacted the 27-year-old man at another hotel in the area and arrested him for being a parolee at large from Oregon.  They also seized some suspected stolen property from him.  (2016-76113)

Beat 4 (central Roseville north of the rail yard)
Roseville Heights, arrest:  At 8:47 a.m. November 30, officers responded to an urgent call to help county probation with a contact in an apartment house in the 700 block of Main Street. The probation officers were contacting a client when someone else ran away and jumped out a window.  Officers detained the person who ran away and found out he had a warrant for violating his probation. The probation officers took him into custody.  (2016-75213)

Vineyard, theft:  Between about 4:15 and 5 a.m. December 1, someone used tools to dislodge and steal a stand-alone ATM in the 1400 block of Church Street.  The empty ATM machine was later found abandoned in Nevada County. (2016-75529)

Los Cerritos, shots fired:  At about 11:45 p.m. December 6, officers responded to several calls about shots fired in the area of Niles Avenue and Elefa Street.  A large black or silver pickup, possibly lifted, was seen in the area at the time.  Officers found a shell casing on Elefa Street.  There were no reports of injuries or property damage.  (2016-76629)

Beat 5 (north central Roseville)
Highland Reserve, motorist assist:  At 10:06 a.m. November 30, officers responded to a rear-end traffic collision at Pleasant Grove Boulevard and Roseville Parkway.  One driver had minor injuries and needed to go to the hospital, but she was worried about her dog that was in her car, and the fact that she couldn’t afford to pay for a tow.  Her car was damaged but drivable, so an officer drove it back to the police department to keep her belongings safe (the rear window had been shattered in the crash), and dropped her dog off at the Placer SPCA for temporary shelter.  After she was checked out at the emergency room, officers brought her back to the police department to get her car and her dog, and sent her on her way with some gifts from the police department and Placer SPCA.  We hope she is doing well. (2016-75218)

Beat 6 (west Roseville)
Please see the note at the top about mail box thefts.

Not sure which beat you live in?  Check out this police beat map of Roseville:  www.roseville.ca.us/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=21016