Police Activity Log, March 10-17, 2017

Last Updated: 3/17/2017

Beat 1 (northeast Roseville)
Olympus Pointe, theft:  Overnight March 14/15, someone went into an unlocked vehicle in the 1700 block of Grazziani Way and stole items of value.  Some of the victim’s property was later recovered in Sacramento.  (2017-16262)

East Roseville Parkway, solicitor:  We’ve been called a few times since the beginning of the month to check out door-to-door alarm company solicitors working in the Secret Ravine area. Officers contacted one solicitor and verified he had a valid solicitor’s permit from the Roseville Police Department.

For general information, in order to conduct door-to-door solicitation in the City of Roseville, companies must have a current City of Roseville business license, and must also obtain a solicitor’s permit from the police department that lists everyone who will be soliciting on behalf of the company. Any solicitor should be able to show you his or her company ID and copies of their company’s solicitor’s permit.  If you don’t want solicitors to contact you, post a “no soliciting” sign by your door.  Legally, solicitors can leave door hangers or other literature at your door, even if you have a sign posted; but the municipal code prohibits them from knocking on your door or ringing your doorbell if you have a “no soliciting” sign posted.  As always, don’t hesitate to call if you have concerns and would like us to check it out, and call immediately if you see anyone going into a neighbor’s back yard if they aren’t home, or any other suspicious activity.

Beat 2 (east Roseville)
Johnson Ranch, prowler arrested:  At 1:20 p.m. March 10, officers responded to a report of a man trying the doors of a closed medical office in the 9200 block of Sierra College Boulevard.  They detained a 45-year-old Citrus Heights man and arrested him on suspicion of prowling and possessing burglar’s tools.  (2017-15149)

Meadow Oaks, theft:  Between midnight and 8 a.m. March 10, in the 1000 block of Charleston Circle, someone stole a tailgate with a backup camera from a Ford F250 pickup. (2017-16226)

Beat 3 (central Roseville south of the rail yard)
Atlantic Street collision update:  At approximately 9:30 a.m. March 5, a man driving a 1996 Toyota Corolla exited from westbound I-80 onto Atlantic Street and collided with a bicyclist. The bicyclist was taken to the hospital with major injuries. Officers responded, evaluated and arrested the Toyota driver, a 32-year-old male from Arbuckle, on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol causing injury. We’re sorry to report that the bicyclist, a 61-year-old Roseville resident, passed away in the hospital on March 9 as a result of his injuries.  The collision is still being investigated.  (2017-13850)

Cirbyside, vehicle theft, “Honda Hunter Special”:  Overnight March 11-March 12, someone stole an early 90s Honda Civic station wagon from Tamarack Court. This car was a “Honda Hunter Special”—an older car favored by vehicle thieves because they’re easy to steal.  We always recommend that people who rely on an older sedan park it inside the garage whenever possible and use a “Club”-type steering wheel lock or another highly visible theft deterrent when parking it outside. (2017-15542)

Cresthaven, burglary:  Between 7 and 10 a.m. March 16, someone went into an unlocked garage in the 600 block of Vernon Oaks Drive and stole items.  (2017-16557)

Downtown, reckless driving:  At about 1 a.m. March 12, an officer was patrolling Vernon Street and heard the sound of a loud vehicle exhaust and tires screeching from someone racing around in the Vernon Street Parking Garage.  He stopped a car coming out of the garage and arrested the driver on suspicion of reckless driving, and had the car towed.  As a reminder, Roseville’s Municipal Code prohibits going into city garages except to park or retrieve a vehicle.   (2017-15518)

Beat 4 (central Roseville north of the rail yard)
Roseville Heights, shots fired:  At 1:48 a.m. March 10, officers responded to shots fired in a parking lot on Lincoln Street near Main Street.  Two men who didn’t know each other got into an argument, and one suspect, still unidentified, retrieved a handgun from his car and fired several shots, then left the area.  Fortunately no one was hit and no property damage was reported.  The incident is under investigation.  (2017-15059)

Los Cerritos, robbery:  At 10:47 p.m. March 10, a male juvenile was waiting for his ride in a front parking lot of the Fairgrounds after a dance when a car pulled up next to him and two young men got out, punched the victim and took his phone, then left.  The case is under investigation.  (2017-15257)

Kaseberg-Kingswood, thefts from vehicles:  In the early morning hours of March 11, someone rummaged through parked vehicles in the 1400 block of Dorchester Drive and stole sunglasses, tools, clothing and other items.  Some of the stolen items were found discarded nearby on Kingswood Drive.  (2017-15459)

Beat 5 (north central Roseville)
Highland Reserve, stolen car recovered:  Just before 5 a.m. March 17, officers stopped an occupied stolen car in the 900 block of Pleasant Grove Blvd.  They searched the car and found a concealed handgun.  A 19-year-old male from Citrus Heights was arrested for possessing a stolen car and weapons charges.  (2017-16734)

Industrial, burglary and vehicle theft:  At about 7:20 a.m. March 12, someone broke into an auto service center in the 8000 block of Washington Boulevard, stole tools and loaded them into a van parked inside. The suspect backed the van through a roll-up door and drove away.  The stolen van was abandoned shortly afterwards on Misty Wood Drive.  A man was seen parking the van and transferring items from it into a waiting newer dark colored sports car, driven by a woman.  (2017-15545)

Industrial, burglary:  Between midnight and 8 a.m. March 15, someone went into a garage on Redhead Court via an open side door and stole sporting equipment.  (2017-16439)

Beat 6 (west Roseville)
Over the past week, we’ve had several incidents of vandalism during the nighttime hours in this area—unknown suspect(s) throwing rocks or chunks of concrete at the windows of parked vehicles.  If you hear glass breaking at night, please give us a call right away.  If you have any idea who’s doing this, give us a call.  Here are some of the specific incidents:

Woodcreek, vandalism:  Overnight March 13-14, someone threw rocks and broke the windows of a vehicle in the 1600 block of Atwell Drive.  (2017-15984)

Quail Glen, vandalism:  Between midnight and 9 a.m. March 10, someone broke windows of a vehicle in the 1800 block of Avenida Martina.  (2017-16229)

Junction West, vandalism:  Overnight March 11/12, someone threw rocks at cars on Amber Fields Way and Blue Skies Way.  Two cars were damaged.  Between 1:30 and 9:30 a.m. March 14, someone broke the window of a vehicle in the 1700 block of Braithwaite St. (2017-15563, 15565, 16013)

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