Here's your police digest for September 21-25, 2017

Last Updated: 9/25/2017

This is a digest of selected crime reports and police activity, not a complete list. Some incidents might not be listed, to protect the privacy of confidential victims, or to avoid endangering an ongoing investigation. For a more complete list of non-confidential crimes reported to the Roseville Police Department in your neighborhood, visit

Beat 1 (northeast Roseville)
Nothing to report this time.

Beat 2 (east Roseville)
Sierra Gardens, assault on an officer & home invasion: At 2:52 p.m. September 22, officers responded to a report of a suspicious car with a man and woman inside, parked behind a store in the 1700 block of Santa Clara Drive. As officers approached the car, the male driver drove rapidly in reverse toward one of the officers, who had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit. The driver then accelerated forward and fled until he crashed his car into a tree at the intersection of Sierra Gardens Drive and Douglas Boulevard. Both occupants got out of the car and ran away on foot. The passenger surrendered to officers a few minutes later, but the man ran to an apartment complex in the 1600 block of Kent Place, broke into an occupied apartment and hid inside. Two people inside the apartment, who didn't know the suspect, left the apartment without being harmed and met police officers outside. Officers then apprehended the suspect with the help of a police K9. The 36-year-old Ventura man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on a police officer, home-invasion robbery, a federal warrant for firearm violations and other related charges. His female passenger was released without charges. (2017-63387)

Lead Hill, vehicle theft: Between 6:35 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. September 21, someone stole a tan 2005 Ford F-350 pickup from a parking lot on Lead Hill and Eureka Road. (2017-63176)

Lead Hill, assault: At 6:35 p.m. September 24, a man approached two women he didn’t know in a parking lot in the 100 block of North Sunrise Ave., made racial and gang-related comments and threats, and physically assaulted them. Officers contacted the suspect nearby and arrested him without incident. The 44-year-old transient male was booked into the Placer County Jail on suspicion of assault, making criminal threats, participating in a criminal street gang and possession of methamphetamine. The victims declined medical treatment. (2017-63876)

Lead Hill, assault: At about 9 p.m. September 24, officers responded to a hotel on Harding Boulevard to a report of a stabbing victim inside one of the rooms. The man was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. From the preliminary investigation, officers believe that the stabbing happened earlier that day on the pedestrian trail east of Marco Dog Park, and that it was most likely not a random attack. It’s under further investigation. (2017-63887)

Beat 3 (central Roseville south of the rail yard):
Cherry Glen, burglary: Overnight September 21/22, someone went into a home under construction in the 400 block of Douglas Boulevard through an open window, and stole construction tools. (2017-63361)

Beat 4 (central Roseville north of the rail yard):
Sierra Vista, burglary: At 6 p.m. September 23, officers responded to a residential burglary in progress in the 100 block of Berry Street. A witness heard the sound of glass breaking and saw someone jump over a neighbor’s fence and take off in a small blue car. The victim resident arrived home at the same time and found that their house had been ransacked and small valuables taken. With the help of the citizen witness, officers found the suspect’s car near High Street and stopped the suspect nearby. Officers served a search warrant on the suspect’s house and recovered some of the victim’s stolen property.  A 32-year-old Roseville man was arrested on suspicion of burglary. (2017-63682)

Roseville Heights/Sierra Vista, hit and run: At 11:05 p.m. September 23, officers responded to a hit and run that had just occurred in the 100 block of Main Street. A pickup driver had struck a homeless woman who had been sleeping on the ground in a parking lot. The pickup driver fled the scene. The victim was taken to the hospital by ambulance for what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries. Officers spotted the suspect driving the pickup away and tried to stop it. The driver fled from officers and drove through the Sierra Vista neighborhood, colliding with two parked cars and then a house in the 300 block of Shasta Street, breaking a gas main. Roseville Fire Department responded to protect the house. The resident inside didn’t report being injured. The pickup driver, a 46-year-old man from Roseville, was treated at the hospital and then arrested on suspicion of assault, hit and run causing injury and property damage, DUI, evading officers and other related charges. (2017-63727)

Vineyard, stolen pickup recovered:  At about 8:30 a.m. September 24, officers conducted a probation search on a house in the 200 block of Union Street. There were a number of vehicles on the property, including one in the back yard that had been cut apart. Officers found a VIN (vehicle identification number) on one of the sawed-up parts, and found it belonged to a pickup that had been stolen from Rancho Cordova in 2015. Parts from the stolen pickup had been installed on other vehicles on the property.  The search also produced a handgun and methamphetamine.  A 44-year-old man from Roseville was arrested on suspicion of possessing a stolen vehicle, possessing methamphetamine, and possession of drugs while armed. A 47-year old man was arrested on suspicion of giving a false name and for being a parolee at large from the state of Florida.  Police employees worked at the property throughout the day, hauling out vehicle parts and checking on numerous cars parked on the street that were associated with the house. Police cadets marked some cars for 72-hour tow, and started nuisance-abatement proceedings on other vehicles parked in the driveway of the suspects' home.  In addition to patrol, detectives from Roseville PD's Crime Suppression Unit and the Placer Regional Auto Theft Task Force helped with the operation. (2017-63770)

Beat 5 (north central Roseville)
Foothills-Junction, theft: At 12:30 p.m. September 22, a resident of the 2000 block of Pocahontas Drive saw a man rummaging around in their unlocked car. The suspect fled with another male in an older silver lowered Honda Civic two-door. (2017-63360)

Foothills-Junction, vehicle theft: Between September 22 and September 25, someone stole a gold 1994 Acura four-door sedan with Nevada plates from 5 Marcia Way. (2017-63940)

Highland Reserve, robbery, stolen car recovered, arrests made: At 3 p.m. September 21, three people left Walmart on Pleasant Grove Blvd. with merchandise they hadn’t paid for. They pushed and punched an employee who tried to get the stolen property back, elevating their crime from shoplifting to robbery. Officers detained the three suspects in the area, and found out the car they were using had been stolen from Yuba City. Officers also recovered stolen property from a vehicle burglary in Rancho Cordova. A 19-year-old male from Chico, an 18-year-old woman from Sacramento and a 19-year-old male from Olivehurst were arrested on suspicion of robbery, possession of stolen property and other related charges. (2017-63171)

Beat 6 (west Roseville)
Woodcreek, parking issue: Officers have been asked to patrol for unauthorized vehicles parked in the “permit parking only” areas of Caragh Street and Trailee Court during high school hours. Violators will be subject to citation.

Junction West, garage burglary: Between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. September 21, someone went into an open garage in the 1900 block of Saint Patrick Lane and stole am adult-size gray Schwinn bicycle. (2017-63214)

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