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Roseville Fire Department Monthly Open Houses: New this year, from 10 to noon on the first Saturday of every month, the Roseville Fire Department will host an open house at one of our neighborhood fire stations. You can tour the station and meet your neighborhood firefighters, get your blood pressure checked, and learn something new about personal and home safety. The next fire department open house will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, February 1, at Station 5, 1565 Pleasant Grove Blvd. Come visit and learn about safe disposal of ashes, home heaters, the importance of good hand-washing and other tips for getting through cold and flu season.

Mark your calendar: The next county-wide medication take-back day will be on Saturday, April 26, when you can safely dispose of expired or unneeded prescription, over the counter and veterinary medication. This is a good way to get potentially dangerous drugs out of your home without polluting our water supply. More details will follow as we get closer to the event.

Email/Mystery Shopping Scam: In early January, a resident fell victim to a mystery shopper scam. The resident got an email from a stranger, saying that he'd been employed as a mystery shopper. The resident indicated he was interested in the job. Shortly afterwards, the resident received a series of large cashier's checks in the mail, telling him to spend a certain amount "mystery shopping" at local stores, keep a certain amount as his payment, and wire the balance to addresses on the east coast and international locations. A couple of weeks later, the resident was notified by his bank that the cashier's checks he'd deposited were fake, and that the money he had spent on Moneypak cards and wire transactions had been taken from his personal funds. Because the resident had followed the scammer's instructions and used Moneypak cards and wire transactions, his money was gone and could not be recovered.

Tip: This was an offer that was too good to be true. Red flags included an unsolicited offer of a job from someone the resident didn't know; strangers sending large checks, with instructions to cash them, keep a small amount and send the balance via Moneypak account numbers or wire transactions somewhere else. Anytime someone sends you a large check, bear in mind that it can take up to two weeks for banks to process it and determine if it's good or not. Just because it shows up as a credit on your bank statement doesn't mean it's "good" and that the bank will ultimately honor it. Also, always remember that once you've given someone a gift card account number or wired money, your money is gone--it can't be refunded.

Police Beat 1
Northeast Roseville

Galleria-Harding, vehicle burglary: Overnight January 13/14, someone smashed the window of a car in the 800 block of Gibson Drive and stole a box containing a TV satellite receiver.

Creekside, vehicle burglary: Between 4:40 a.m. January 14 and 9:50 a.m. the next day, someone smashed the window of a pickup in the 1200 block of Antelope Creek Drive, and stole a roadside emergency kit and a few hand tools.

 

Police Beat 2
East Roseville

Johnson Ranch, vehicle burglary: Between 12:30 and 11 a.m. January 20, someone smashed the window of an SUV in the 3000 block of Daggett Drive and stole clothing and a record player.

South Cirby, vandalism: Some residents of this area, all parents of teens, have asked us for extra police patrols on Friday and Saturday nights due to repeatedly having their homes TPd and egged. Parents may want to check into their teens' nighttime activities.

Cirby Ranch, vehicle burglary: Between midnight and 7 a.m. January 13, someone smashed the window of a pickup on Holy Hill Court and stole a backpack full of clothing.

Meadow Oaks, theft: Between 4 and 4:30 p.m. January 10, a woman had her wallet stolen from her purse while she was grocery shopping in the 900 block of Sunrise Avenue. Her credit cards were soon used at various stores in Citrus Heights.

Tip: Always keep your purse securely closed and keep an eye on it at all times when you're out in public.

Meadow Oaks, burglary: Between 9 p.m. January 21 and 5 a.m. January 22, a home in the 1100 block of Cottonwood Drive was burglarized while the resident was away. The unknown suspects ransacked the house, taking electronics and other items.

Sierra Gardens, theft: Between 4 p.m. January 9 and noon the next day, someone stole a wood chipper and vacuum shredder from a backyard in the 1300 block of Mallard Lane.

Sierra Gardens, vehicle burglary: Overnight January 14/15, someone broke the window of a sedan in the 1600 block of Kent Place and stole a set of golf clubs.

Tip: Ouch, golf clubs are expensive. We recommend not leaving any valuable items, or your garage remote, inside your car if you must park it car outside at night. A clean, empty, "boring" passenger compartment will encourage thieves to look elsewhere for stuff to steal.

Lead Hill, burglary: At 4:30 a.m. January 16, officers responded to an alarm at a window tint business in the 300 block of North Sunrise Avenue and found that someone had burglarized the business. A TV was stolen.

Police Beat 3
Central Roseville, south of the tracks

Cirbyside, commercial burglary arrests: At 2:13 a.m. January 16, an officer made an enforcement stop on a vehicle on Smith Lane off of Sunrise Avenue, and noticed a burglar's tool inside the car. Further investigation and a search of the vehicle produced methamphetamine and property that had been stolen during three recent burglaries of businesses in Roseville. A 40-year-old man and 27-year-old woman, both from Roseville, were arrested on suspicion of burglary, possession of stolen property and methamphetamine, and other related charges.

Cirbyside, burglary: At about 7 p.m. January 17, a good neighbor called to report suspicious people he didn't know coming out of his neighbor's house in the 1100 block of Coral Drive while his neighbor was away. Officers responded and detained a suspect. They checked the house and found that some of the homeowner's electronic items had been unplugged and gathered in the living room. The officers arrested a 56-year-old man, with no permanent address, on suspicion of burglary.

Cresthaven, burglary: Overnight January 15/16, someone burglarized a business in the 600 block of Commerce Drive. That morning, officers contacted suspects during a car stop on Smith Lane who had property stolen from this business--see above.

Police Beat 4
Central Roseville, north of the tracks

Kaseberg-Kingswood, attempted burglary: At 12:17 a.m. January 20, officers responded to a burglary in progress at a home in the 1100 block of South Bluff Drive. The residents were awakened by the sound of loud banging on a rear slider door, and saw a male he didn't know trying to open the door. The resident yelled, and the suspect ran away north on the adjacent bike trail, where he met up with two other suspects. All three appeared to be young male teenagers or young adults wearing dark clothing. Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspects.

Police Beat 5
North Central Roseville

Stanford, mailbox pried: Sometime before 8:30 p.m. January 19, someone pried open a community mailbox in the 7500 block of Belle Rose Circle. It's unknown what, if any mail was taken.

Police Beat 6
West Roseville

Blue Oaks, vehicle burglary: Between January 17 and 18, someone smashed the window of a car on Fieldstone Court and stole an empty gym bag.

Tip: In addition to not leaving wallets, purses and other valuables in your car, please also don't leave backpacks, duffle bags, shopping bags or anything else that might *look* like it might contain valuables to a shopping thief. It's safest to leave your passenger compartment clean and empty.

Fiddyment Farms, construction site thefts: Between January 17 and January 21, someone went into a new homes construction area and stole metal fireplace boxes.

Tip: If you live by a new construction area, please keep an eye out and call police if you see or hear vehicles entering the site or other suspicious activity after hours.


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.

 

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