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February 27, 2014


 

Fire Department News & Events

Monthly Open House at the Fire Stations:   The fire department hosts open houses on the first Saturday of every month at a neighborhood fire station. You can tour the station and meet your neighborhood firefighters, and learn about personal and home safety. The next one is from 10 a.m. to noon this Saturday, March 1 at Station 6, 1430 East Roseville Parkway.  Topics include the drought, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers and medic alert bracelets.

Police & Other Safety News & Events

Woodcreek High School's Site Council presents Building a Network of Support: From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 17, teens, parents and concerned community members are invited to a multi-layered event to discuss how teens and parents can address the ongoing challenges with substance abuse. The session will begin with a presentation from Jon Daily from Recovery Happens on recognizing the signs of addiction. After that, there will be a choice of two sessions: a parent panel about how to talk to your teen, with personal experiences about why every parent should; or a student panel about how to talk to your parent, with a reality check from student stories. This free event will include a community resource fair and refreshments.

Spring Business Academy: We're now accepting applications for our next business academy, which will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 18 and March 25 (attendance at both sessions required). There is no charge for this class, which is designed to help business owners and employees learn crime prevention techniques and how to partner with the police department for a safe and successful business. For more information, visit our website

The latest edition of Public Safety News & Tips is available. This is quick and information-packed read to share with your neighborhood association or watch group. This month's edition contains home fire safety tips and how to protect yourself against identity theft.

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
Nothing of general interest to report at this time.
Police Beat 2
East Roseville

Sierra Gardens, theft: Overnight February 20/21, someone stole a paint sprayer and pressure washer from the bed of a pickup in the 1700 block of Quail Circle.

Lead Hill, arrests for passing counterfeit money and other charges: At 2:10 p.m. February 25, officers responded to a hotel in the 100 block of North Sunrise Avenue regarding guests who paid for a room with counterfeit bills. Officers contacted the suspects and searched their vehicles (one being a stolen rental truck), and found counterfeit money, heroin and drug paraphernalia, suspected stolen property, and a loaded handgun. They arrested a 35-year-old man, a 42-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman, all from Citrus Heights for various related charges.

Maidu, weapons arrest: At 10:40 p.m. February 25, officers responded to West Colonial Parkway at Boston Commons Place, to a cab driver's report that a man had brandished a firearm at him and refused to pay the fare. Officers arrested the passenger, a 24-year-old Newcastle man, on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon and other related weapons charges, and possession of methamphetamine and narcotic drugs.

Police Beat 3
Central Roseville, south of the tracks

Sexual assault: Around 7 p.m. February 23, in the area of Riverside Avenue and Cirby Way, an adult woman accepted a ride from two men she didn't know. Instead of taking her home, the men drove her to a parking lot near Douglas Boulevard and Sunrise Avenue and sexually assaulted her, then left her and drove away.  

While officers were talking to the victim, another officer stopped a suspected drunk driver in the area of 4th Street and B Street, and realized that the driver and passenger matched the description of the sexual assault suspects. After an investigation, officers arrested Fermin Gomez-Puac, 36, and Victor Jancer Sautizo, 24, both of Roseville, on suspicion of rape, kidnapping and other related charges. Both are being held without bail in the Placer County Jail.

This was a terrifying experience, and our hearts go out to the victim. Such sexual assaults by strangers are rare. According to National Institute of Justice studies, in 83 percent of rapes, the victim knows her attacker, and in most cases, the attacker is the victim's current or former intimate partner. (In our experience, and our local rape crisis counselors agree, stranger rapes are even less common in our area than the national average.) While we should heed Mom's advice and not accept rides from strangers, it's also very important to talk to our children and each other about healthy, safe relationships and safe social encounters. Our local domestic violence and sexual assault crisis center, Stand Up Placer, is available 24 hours a day to offer advice, support and resources to victims or the friends or family members of victims. Their 24-hour toll free number is (800) 575-5352, and you can call anonymously.

Police Beat 4
Central Roseville, north of the tracks

Roseville Heights, vandalism: At 3:04 a.m. February 27, officers responded to a report of yelling and glass breaking in the area of Lincoln Street and Pacific Street. They found a car with all its windows and sunroof broken out, but no suspects or witnesses around. Officers notified the car's owner, who elected to have the vehicle towed.

Kaseberg-Kingswood, residential burglary arrest: At about 5:40 p.m. February 24, a resident of Hollow Oaks Court came home and saw a stranger walking out of his garage. The man claimed to be looking for someone who didn't live there, and drove away. The resident found items missing from his garage, and called police. Officers stopped the suspect nearby and recovered the victim's property and other items of suspected stolen property, possibly from other garages in the neighborhood. The suspect, a 25-year-old Sacramento man, was arrested on suspicion of residential burglary and possessing stolen property.

Kaseberg-Kingswood, garage burglaries: Overnight February 21-22, someone broke into garages at an apartment complex in the 1400 block of Kingswood Drive. The unknown suspect(s) forced down the top of the roll-up doors, reached in and pulled out the door's release cable, then opened the doors and stole items.

Police Beat 5
North Central Roseville

Industrial East, metal theft: Overnight February 20/21, someone broke into a fenced equipment yard in the 4400 block of Duluth Avenue and stole brass and copper items.

Police Beat 6
West Roseville

West Park, heroin arrests: At 11:24 p.m. February 20, officers responded to a report of people smoking heroin while driving in the area of Fiddyment Road and Pleasant Grove Boulevard. Roseville officers responded and stopped the suspect vehicle on Blue Oaks Boulevard at Fairway Drive. The driver, a 20-year-old woman from Roseville, was arrested on suspicion of possessing heroin and driving under the influence of drugs. Her passengers, a 24-year-old woman from Rocklin and a 21-year-old man from Roseville were arrested on suspicion of possessing heroin and other related charges, and possessing stolen property.

West Park/Fiddyment Farms, construction site theft: At 4:50 a.m. February 21, an officer patrolling new home construction sites off of Fiddyment Road spotted a pickup coming out loaded with plywood. He stopped the truck and arrested the two occupants, a 32-year-old Roseville man and a 49-year-old man with no permanent address, on suspicion of possessing stolen property. The stolen plywood was returned to the owner.

West Park/Fiddyment Farms, suspicious person stopped: At 4:19 a.m. February 27, an officer stopped a truck on Fiddyment Road in the Fiddyment Farms area, and found the driver in possession of burglar's tools and gas siphoning equipment. The 37-year-old man from Citrus Heights was 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.

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