March 6, 2014

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

What did the Better Business Bureau consider as the top scams of 2013? Find out in our latest Public Safety News and Tips. It also contains a spring chores checklist to ensure your home safety equipment is stocked and ready to go. You might want to print out or forward this handy two-page bulletin for your neighborhood association or watch group.

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, search, arrest: At about 9:20 a.m. March 4, officers attempted to contact a man at an apartment in the 2800 block of Alexandra Drive, who had outstanding felony warrants. The man fled out a back window. Officers surrounded the area and about eight minutes later, located the man and took him into custody without further incident. The 44-year-old Roseville resident was arrested on Placer County and Santa Clara County warrants.

Police Beat 2
East Roseville

Sierra Gardens, hit and run: At 4:13 a.m. March 4, a car crashed into a tree on Santa Clara Drive at Douglas Boulevard, and the driver got out and fled on foot. Officers found the 25-year-old man at his nearby apartment, took him to the hospital for treatment of the injuries he suffered in the crash, and cited him on suspicion of DUI and hit and run.

Lead Hill, pursuit and search: At 1 a.m. March 4, an officer started to make a traffic stop on a car traveling from Riverside Avenue to eastbound I-80. Instead of stopping, the driver sped away and led the officer on a short pursuit, which ended when the suspect crashed his car into a light pole on North Sunrise Avenue and Eureka Road. The driver abandoned his car and ran into Miner's Ravine. Officers searched the area for about 45 minutes, until a Sacramento County Sheriff's Department K9 located the man hiding in a berry patch by the creek. The 35-year-old Lincoln man was arrested on suspicion of evading a police officer with reckless disregard for public safety, possessing methamphetamine and burglar's tools, and other related charges.

Lead Hill, stolen vehicle recovered, suspect arrested: At 10:46 a.m. March 4, officers found a stolen car from Tulare County in the 300 block of North Sunrise, then found and arrested the driver nearby. The 47-year-old Lindsey resident was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and related charges.

Police Beat 3
Central Roseville, south of the tracks

Cresthaven, vehicle burglary: Between February 28 and March 3, someone went into a car in the 400 block of Cirby Way and stole the floor mats, cables and other small items. There was no sign of forced entry.

Cresthaven, vehicle burglary: Between 2 and 3 p.m. March 3, someone went into a car in the 1000 block of Melody Lane and stole a wallet. There was no sign of forced entry.

Police Beat 4
Central Roseville, north of the tracks

Sierra Vista, school burglary: At about 1 a.m. March 2, an unknown suspect broke into a portable classroom at Roseville High and did minor vandalism. Nothing appears to have been taken. Nearby Spanger Elementary School had a break-in the same weekend--see below under Diamond Oaks.

Police Beat 5
North Central Roseville

Foothills-Junction, vehicle theft: Overnight March 3/4, someone stole a pickup from a driveway in the 1700 block of Pinion Drive. The stolen pickup is a brown 1986 Toyota, lifted, with a toolbox in the back.

Foothills-Junction, drug arrest: At 11:18 March 4, an officer stopped a car on Foothills Boulevard near McAnally Drive and found evidence of drug sales. The 29-year-old Citrus Heights resident was arrested on suspicion of possessing heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana for sale.

Pleasant Grove, vandalism: Just before 2 a.m. March 1, someone broke the window of a car on Sarabec Court and then, it appears, hit a fire hydrant on their way out.

Diamond Oaks, school burglary: Between February 28 and March 3, someone broke into a classroom and a storage room at Spanger Elementary School. Nothing appears to have been taken. A classroom at nearby Roseville High was broken into the same weekend.

Highland Reserve, vehicle burglary: Overnight March 4/5, someone went into a car on Clancy Court and took the garage door opener and cash. There was no sign of forced entry.

Note: If you have to park your car outside at night, we strongly recommend taking everything of value out of it, including your garage remote, so that a thief won't steal the remote, open the garage door, and burglarize your garage or house.

Highland Reserve, mailboxes pried open: Overnight March 4/5, someone pried open community mailboxes on Sean Court and Logan Court. It's unknown what mail, if any, was taken.

Note: Although locked community mailboxes are certainly safer than unlocked boxes, we recommend collecting your mail as soon as possible after delivery, and not leaving outgoing mail in mailboxes for long periods of time. If you're going on vacation, have your mail held at the post office until you return.

Stanford, garage burglary: Overnight March 3/4, someone pried the rear pedestrian door of an apartment garage in the 700 block of Central Park Drive, then going through the car parked inside. School books and paperwork were stolen from the car, as well as stored clothing from the garage.

Stanford, suspicious person arrested: At 1 a.m. March 5, officers responded to a report of a man with a BB gun acting suspiciously in a store in the 900 block of Pleasant Grove. Officers contacted a man who had two replica bb-firing handguns concealed on his person. The 21-year-old Roseville man was arrested on suspicion of burglary (entering the store with the intent to steal or commit another crime) and attempted robbery.

Industrial East, vehicle burglary: Between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. March 1, someone broke into a car in the 7600 block of Galilee Road and stole a purse that had been concealed under the passenger's seat.

Police Beat 6
West Roseville

Woodcreek, bike theft: Sometime during the school date February 28, someone cut a bike lock and stole a Kona Kula mountain bike from a bike rack at Woodcreek High School.

Sun City, theft: Between 1 and 4 p.m. March 2, someone stole a real estate sign and stand from the corner of Rosegarden Lane and Greengrove Lane.

Blue Oaks, vehicle burglary: Overnight March 4/5, someone went into a car in the 2700 block of McCloud Way and took a camera and makeup bag. There was no sign of forced entry.

West Park, vehicle burglaries: Overnight March 2/3, someone went into two cars in the 2200 block of Ellesmere Loop and stole a GPS unit, iPod and other small items. There was no sign of forced entry to either vehicle. 

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 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, 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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