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January 30, 2014


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News & Events

Roseville's violent crime rate drops: We just finished compiling our 2013 crime data, and you'll be glad to know that violent crimes dropped eight percent from last year. Our violent crime rate (the number of crimes reported per 100,000 residents) dropped nine percent. While even one violent crime is too many, Roseville's rate of violent crime has always been among the lowest in the region, and usually runs about 40 percent lower than the state average. Property crime increased two percent (or one percent on a per-capita basis), mostly due to an increased number of shoplifting reports. Within the property crime category, residential burglaries declined ten percent. If you're a regular reader of this newsletter, you might think it's "crime, crime all the time," so it's important to look at the big picture, and see that overall, crime is going down--in fact, our crime rate is close to its lowest level in nearly 20 years. We can all help lower the crime rate, and our own chances of becoming a victim, by safeguarding our property, keeping an eye out for our neighborhoods, and calling police immediately to report suspicious activity. For more detailed crime statistics, visit our website.

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 THIS Saturday, February 1, at Station 5, 1565 Pleasant Grove Blvd. Come visit and learn about safe disposal of fireplace and barbeque ashes, home heaters, the importance of good hand-washing and other tips for getting through this bad cold and flu season.

Watch this great Roseville hands-on CPR success story! Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don't receive immediate CPR from someone at the scene. As a bystander, don't be afraid. Your actions can only help. Our fire department and city media staff recently produced a video about a recent hands-on CPR success story involving a popular Roseville High School teacher and a Roseville fire captain. Watch it here.

If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, call 9-1-1 and then push hard and fast on the center of the chest to the beat of the classic disco song "Stayin' Alive." CPR can more than double a person's chances of survival, and "Stayin' Alive" has the right beat for hands-only CPR.

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.

Police Beat 1
Northeast Roseville

East Roseville Parkway, theft: At about 10 p.m. January 22, an unidentified white male adult in his 20s was seen on a homeowner's video surveillance system, rummaging through the passenger compartment of an unlocked SUV parked in the 1600 block of Ridge Creek Way. He stole a coin purse full of change.

Police Beat 2
East Roseville

Johnson Ranch, vehicle theft: At about 5 a.m. January 28, a man started his white Ford Taurus in an apartment complex lot in the 8800 block of Sierra College Blvd. and left it unattended to warm up for a few minutes. It was stolen. No suspects were seen.

Cirby Ranch, prowler arrested: At about 1:30 p.m. January 26, officers responded to a good neighbor's report of a man who was acting suspiciously, appearing to be casing houses in the area of Oakridge Drive and Greenborough Drive. When the resident tried to contact the suspicous man, the man ran away and hopped a wall into another resident's backyard. Roseville officers and a CHP helicopter searched the area, helped by several area residents who called to report seeing the man. Eventually a Roseville Police K9 located the suspect hiding in shrubbery in a front yard in the 1300 block of Rolling Hills Drive, and took him into custody without further incident. Officers also found suspected stolen property--clothing with store tags--dropped in the area. The 21-year-old Roseville man was arrested on suspicion of prowling on private property, possessing stolen property, and possessing heroin-related drug paraphernalia.

Lead Hill, stolen vehicle: Between 7:45 and 10:45 p.m. January 25, a black 2002 Toyota Tacoma pickup was stolen from a parking lot in the 1500 block of Eureka Road.

Police Beat 3
Central Roseville, south of the tracks

Cirbyside, assault and robbery: Two incidents were reported recently in the 1100 block of Conroy Lane involving the same suspect. On the evening of January 21, a man went to a friend's apartment and they got into an altercation. The apartment resident punched his visitor several times in the face. A neighbor took the victim to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.

On the evening of January 25, the same suspect went to another apartment in the complex with a couple of other people, to visit the resident. Once inside, the three of them unexpectedly assaulted the resident and took some of his personal possessions.

Officers investigated both incidents and on the evening of January 27, arrested a 24-year-old Roseville man on suspicion of assault causing serious injury in connection with the first incident, and on suspicion of robbery, conspiracy, and other related charges in connection with the second incident. Officers also arrested a 17-year-old boy for his role in the robbery. A third suspect was identified but hasn't yet been arrested.

Police Beat 4
Central Roseville, north of the tracks

Vineyard, theft: At about 3:30 p.m. January 19, a man approached a cashier in a drug store in the 4000 block of Foothills Boulevard, and asked for change for a dollar. When the cashier opened the cash register to give him change, the man stepped behind the counter and grabbed money out of the cash drawer, then fled. Officers and detectives investigated, and on the afternoon of January 23, arrested a 26-year-old Roseville man on suspicion of grand theft. He was also charged by the Placer County Sheriff's Office with a similar robbery in Granite Bay.

Police Beat 5
North Central Roseville

Highland Reserve, theft: Overnight January 21-22, someone rummaged through an unlocked car on White Birch Court, taking small electronics items, sunglasses and paperwork.

Highland Reserve, burglary, arrest made: At 7:37 a.m. January 25, officers responded to a good neigbor's call of someone acting suspiciously in the 500 block of Striped Moss Street--looking into cars and walking up onto lawns. Officers located the suspicious man in the backyard of a vacant house, and found that he had gotten into the house through a back slider and taken items. The 44-year-old Granite Bay resident was arrested on suspicion of burglary and possession of methamphetamine.

Highland Reserve, drug arrest: On the afternoon of January 28, officers and narcotics detectives served a search warrant on a house on Saxony Court, finding evidence of heroin use and sales. A 21-year-old male Roseville resident was arrested on suspicion of possessing heroin for sale and other related charges.

Stanford, vehicle burglary: Overnight January 18/19, someone broke the window of a pickup in the 10000 block of Fairway Drive and stole the installed stereo.

Stanford, vehicle burglary: Overnight January 25/26, someone broke the window of an SUV in the 700 block of Central Park Drive and stole an electric guitar and accessories.

Police Beat 6
West Roseville

Sun City, vehicle theft: Between 6 and 8:30 p.m. January 23, someone stole a silver 1995 Honda Civic four-door sedan from the 7100 block of Mule Team Way.

Junction West, package theft: Sometime January 17, someone stole a package off a porch in the 1700 block of Magenta Drive.

Blue Oaks, theft: Between 4 p.m. January 23 and 4:45 p.m. the next day, someone stole a decorative 3-foot concrete bench that has sculpted boy and girl figures sitting on it, from a front yard in the 1500 block of Farmgate Circle.

Industrial East, theft: Between 3:30 and 9:30 p.m. January 22, someone stole a Prodigy push scooter, red with black handles, from a front porch in the 7900 block of Foothills Blvd.

Fiddyment Farms, construction site thefts: Overnight January 22/23, someone stole items from homes being built on Ice House Way.

West Park, thefts from vehicles: Between January 24/25, someone rummaged through an unlocked pickup in the 2100 block of Devonport Loop, taking camera equipment and paperwork. During the same night, someone broke the window of a car in the 2700 block of Woodgate Way and stole a backpack.


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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