Need some fuel before a day of holiday shopping or other December weekend busyness? We've got a deal for you--enjoy breakfast among the fire engines. The Roseville Police and Fire Honor Guards are serving pancakes, sausage, OJ and coffee next Saturday, December 7, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Fire Station 7, 911 Highland Pointe Drive. Donations are appreciated but not required.
Speaking of shopping, we want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable shopping experience in Roseville. Visit our website for a few important shopping safety tips.
Unfortunately, the grandparent scam is alive and well, and we get calls about it regularly. Over the past week two different Sun City residents were contacted by people posing as grandchildren or friends, claiming to be out of the area and in trouble. Both scam artists asked our residents to wire them money to help them out with their predicament. For more information about how to spot the grandparent scam, and its variants, visit our website.
Utility billing scam: Over the past weekend, a handful of residents were called by someone claiming to be from Roseville Electric. The caller said they were on their way to disconnect the customer's power due to non-payment, and demanded an immediate payment in the form of MoneyPak (cash gift card) account numbers. This was a scam. The disconnecting of power due to non-payment should never come as a surprise--the City of Roseville's utility billing division provides ample notice, in the form of mailed notices and automated phone calls to delinquent customers before disconnecting power. Also, no legitimate business or utility company would ever demand payment in the form of untraceable, non-refundable gift cards. For more information about how to tell the difference between a real utility billing notice and a scam attempt, visit our website.
Protected your catalytic converter yet? If you drive a Toyota or Dodge truck, a Toyota SUV, or other vehicle that's high off the ground and has an accessible catalytic converter, consider having it etched and painted with your vehicle license number. This makes this expensive part less attractive to thieves and harder for them to sell to scrap yards. Four auto service shops provide this service by appointment, free of charge. You might also consider having your shop weld rebar to the catalytic converter assembly--this makes it more difficult for thieves to cut through. The shop will charge for this modification. Call Bill McAnally Racing's Napa Autocare Center on Riverside, 676-0010; AutoNation in the Roseville Automall at 877-590-7986; Firestone on Washington Blvd., 783-0431; or Roseville Toyota in the Roseville Automall, 774-4807 to schedule your service.
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Olympus Pointe, attempted vehicle break-in: Overnight November 21/22, someone pried and damaged the door of a van in the 3100 block of Calypso Lane, but didn't get in.
Olympus Pointe, thief shopping around: Overnight November 25/26, someone rummaged through an unlocked SUV in the 1700 block of Melanzane Drive. Nothing was taken.
Galleria/Harding, burglary: Between 8:35 and 9:45 p.m. November 25, someone got into a car in the 700 block of Gibson Drive by unknown means and stole a golf bag and set of golf clubs and a garage door opener. The burglar then used the garage door opener to open the garage and steal hand tools. Most of the stolen items were found discarded in a nearby dumpster.
East Roseville Parkway, trailer stolen: Overnight November 26/27, someone stole a black and white Hallmark cargo trailer from the 1900 block of Taylor Road.
Galleria, vehicle burglary: Between 12:20 and 2:15 p.m. November 29, someone broke the window of an SUV in the parking lot of the Galleria and stole a laptop, printer and other electronic items, and a purse.
Creekside, burglary: Overnight November 24/25, someone forced entry into an apartment in the 1200 block of Antelope Creek through a rear slider while the resident was away, and stole TVs, a laptop and stereo equipment.
Creekside, vehicle burglary: Overnight November 24/25, someone pried and broke the window of an SUV parked at a hotel on Creekside Ridge Court, and stole newly purchased housewares, toys and clothing.
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Johnson Ranch, vandalism: Overnight November 29/30, someone broke the window of an SUV in the 3000 block of Tilden Drive. Nothing was taken.
Johnson Ranch, theft: Overnight November 29/30, someone stole unsecured lawn maintenance tools from the back of a pickup in the 1800 block of Eureka Road.
Maidu, thief shopping around: Overnight November 25/26, someone rummaged through a possibly unlocked pickup in the 1500 block of Lariat Loop and moved items around. Nothing was taken.
Sierra Gardens, vehicle burglary: Between 8 and 9:10 a.m. November 30, someone broke the window of a car in the 700 block of Sunrise Avenue and stole a purse containing cash, ID and credit cards.
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Central Roseville, south of the tracks
Cirbyside, burglary attempt: At 10:24 p.m. November 28, officers responded to an alarm at a house in the 1000 block of Kensington Drive, and found that someone had kicked the front door open. The would-be burglar didn't go inside, and may have been scared off by the audible burglar alarm.
Cirbyside, burglary: At about 11:45 a.m. December 2, officers resopnded to a report of a burglary in progress in the 1100 block of Coral Way. Two men were seen kicking open the front door and going into the residence, taking jewelry. One of the suspects was described as a white male, about 35 years old, wtih brown hair, wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans and gloves. He was seen getting into a red older model SUV with chrome on the rear bumper. A white sedan was also seen in the area at the time of the burglary.
Cresthaven, vandalism: At about 3:50 a.m. November 25, someone threw a rock through the window of a store in the 100 block of Cirby Way.
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Central Roseville, north of the tracks
Roseville Heights, burglary: At 5:40 a.m. November 29, a man pried open the door of a technology business in the 300 block of Lincoln Street and stole six laptop computers. See the attached surveillance picture--if he looks familiar, give us a call.
Roseville Heights, fight: At about 9:30 p.m. November 29, officers responded to a large fight in the 200 block of Ivy Street, and found that several subjects had tried to break into an occupied apartment, threatening bodily harm to the residents inside. The residents and some of the suspects were acquainted with each other. No one was injured. Officers arrested seven people for attempted burglary, conspiracy and other related charges.
Kaseberg-Kingswood, burglary: Between November 20-25, someone burglarized a vacant house in the 1300 block of Harrison Drive. Appliances and fixtures were taken.
Kaseberg-Kingswood, vehicle theft: Between 8 and 11 p.m. November 29, someone stole a white Chevy Suburban from Brill Court.
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North Central Roseville
Foothills-Junction, burglary: At about 6:30 a.m. November 30, someone got into a portable classroom at Silverado Middle School and sprayed a fire extinguisher around. Nothing was reported to have been taken.
Highland Reserve, vehicle burglary: Overnight November 28/29, someone got into a locked pickup on Chip Shot Court by unknown means and stole a tool bag containing miscellaneous hand tools.
Stanford, vehicle burglary: Between 6:30 and 10:30 p.m. November 25, someone broke the window of a car in the 5700 block of Five Star Boulevard and stole a guitar and laptop computer.
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Woodcreek, thefts: Between 11:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. November 27, someone stole a cell phone from a backpack in the gym at Woodcreek High School, while the owner was playing basketball. Between 2 and 5:45 p.m. November 30, someone stole two cell phones from the locker room at Woodcreek High School during a basketball game.
Junction West, thefts from unlocked vehicles, arrests made: At 11:24 p.m. December 2, officers responded to an alert citizen's report of a theft in progress in the area of Casterbridge Drive and Yeoman Drive. As officers arrived, they saw two males running away, and quickly detained them. Officers determined that the two had been going through the neighborhood, trying car doors and rummaging through unlocked vehicles. Stolen wallets were recovered and returned to victims. A 22-year-old male from Sacramento was arrested on suspicion of possessing stolen property, conspiracy and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. A 17-year-old male was also arrested.
Got a Crime Tip?
Do you have a crime tip about any of these crimes, or any other unsolved Roseville crime? Call us! Email us! Text us! We don't need to know who you are.
You can submit a crime tip online by visiting the Roseville Police Department's website at www.roseville.ca.us/police and selecting "Submit a Tip" from the menu on the left. You'll be redirected to TipSoft's website. Wireless phone users can text a tip to 274637 ("CRIMES"). Start your tip with the word "ROSEVILLE".
You can also call Roseville Crime Stoppers at 916-783-STOP with information about crimes.
Alarm Permit Renewals
Have you received a notice from the Roseville False Alarm Reduction Program to renew your burglar alarm or pay an excessive false alarm fee, asking you to send payments to P.O. Box 749879 in Los Angeles? This is a valid, legitimate message on behalf of the City of Roseville and the RPD.
The City of Roseville updated its alarm ordinance last year, requiring annual updates of alarm permits for a $5 fee. These updates help us ensure we have current emergency contact information in case there’s an alarm at your house or place of business. We've contracted with an outside company, Crywolf, to handle our alarm permits and false alarm billing.
For more information on our false alarm reduction program, visit our website at www.roseville.ca.us/police, and click on "alarm information" on the menu on the left side of the page.
How Can I Find My Neighborhood News?
These neighborhood updates are organized geographically by police beat. We’ve divided Roseville into six geographic beat areas, and there are smaller neighborhood areas within each beat. If you'd like to know which beat and neighborhood area you live in, visit our website to view maps.