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April 9, 2014

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A good time was had by all at RFD's monthly open house on April 5. Here, vistors to Fire Station 7 watch firefighters demonstrate a vehicle extrication. RFD's next open house will be on May 3 at Station 3 at Cirby & Sunrise, featuring summer water safety.

News & Events

We hope you're thinking about ways to reduce water use in light of the continuing drought situation. Please visit the City's drought information page for the latest news, some practical ideas and FAQs.

April's Public Safety News & Tips is about reacting correctly to emergency vehicles and distracted driving. This is a good handout for your neighborhood watch group or association.

Got old meds?  The next county-wide medication take-back day will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at several locations in South Placer County, including all Roseville-area high schools and Kaiser's campus at 1600 Eureka Road. Take this opportunity to 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. Click here for a printable flyer.

Free training for alcohol licensees: Through a state Alcoholic Beverage Control grant, the Placer County Sheriff's Office is offering free training for businesses that have licenses to sell alcohol. This LEAD (LIcensee Education on Alcohol and Drugs) training will be offered from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 29 at the Auburn Justice Center in Auburn. It's a free, voluntary prevention and education program for retail licensees, their employees and alcohol license applicants. Participation is limited to 40 per class. To reserve a space, contact Placer County Sheriff's Community Service Officer Lynn Harrison at (916) 652-2419 or email her at lharriso@placer.ca.gov.

Spring cleaning? The next Community Shredding and E-Waste day will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Mahany Park, 1545 Pleasant Grove Boulevard. Drive up and hand over your disposables, and we'll take care of the rest. E-waste is recycled by SIMS Recycling Solutions, an international recycling company with a sorting and shredding facility here in Roseville. Bring your sensitive documents (old bank and credit card statements, old medical records and the like), and have up to three file boxes shredded for free. We urge you to safely shred your own personal and business files, and not just put them in the garbage can intact. We've encountered a lot of thieves lately who regularly "dumpster-dive," looking through trash for people's personal identifying information, which they then use for fraudulent purposes.

 

ACO Corner

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Our ACOs need to be prepared for anything--like this feisty 4' crocodile found wandering in the TJ Maxx Plaza on the morning of April 9.  Someone had abandoned it in a container in front of a reptile business, with a note identifying it as a Nile crocodile, and to contact rescue.  The croc got out of the container and took a walk, prompting calls to police.  ACO Bennett lassoed the critter, which was not happy about getting into the cage, and turned it over to state Fish & Wildlife. Fish & Wildlife staff said they'll place it with an educational organization.  Whether it turns out to be an endangered American crocodile or a Nile croc, it's illegal to own and makes a very poor pet. 

Scam Alerts

A utility bill collecting scam targeting small businesses has reared its ugly head again. Several local businesses recently received calls from someone claiming to be from Roseville Electric. The caller threatens to cut off their power due to non-payment, and demands immediate payment in the form of MoneyPak (cash gift card) account numbers. Fortunately, the would-be victims smelled a rat and called our utility billing department to verify. This is a scam--no legitimate business, and certainly not Roseville's utilities would demand payment in this manner.  For more information about how to tell the difference between a real Roseville utility billing notice and a scam attempt, visit our website.

Police Beat 1
Northeast Roseville

Olympus, burglary: Between 2:35 and 5:30 p.m. April 4, someone entered a home in the 3200 block of Corniche Lane through a dog door, and stole cash and video gaming equipment.

Police Beat 2
East Roseville

Maidu, theft: Between March 28 and April 4, someone stole a pool heater control unit from a back yard on Muir Court.

Maidu, drug and burglary arrests: Between April 2 and April 8, officers responded several times to check on suspicious activity at a house in the 1500 block of East Colonial Parkway. Over the six-day period, officers arrested seven people living in or connected to the house on suspicion of possessing illegal drugs and paraphernalia, possessing a stolen vehicle from Oregon, and burglarizing the vacant house next door.


Cirby Ranch, burglary: Between 6:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. April 4, someone broke a garage window and made entry to a house in the 1400 block of Mother Lode Drive, taking a laptop computer and other small items.

Sierra Gardens, stolen & recovered vehicles: Overnight April 6/7, someone stole a Honda Civic from the 1600 block of Sierra Gardens Drive and moved it to Kent Place, and stole a Toyota pickup from the 1600 block of Kent Place and moved it up the street to the corner of Sierra Gardens Drive and Kent Place. CDs and paperwork were stolen from the truck.

Lead Hill, burglary: Around 3:30 a.m. March 31, someone burglarized a dealership's garage on Automall Drive, stealing auto parts.

Police Beat 3
Central Roseville, south of the tracks

Roseville Heights, drug arrests: At 1:18 a.m. April 4, officers responded to a report of males fighting in Coconut Alley, who ran when officers arrived. The officers' investigation of one of the men involved in the fight led them to conduct a probation search of a house in the 100 block of Circuit Drive, where they found evidence of marijuana sales and the manufacture of concentrated cannabis. A 20- and a 21-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of maintaining a drug house and other related charges.

Vineyard, trailer stolen: Overnight April 6/7, someone stole a white Hallmark trailer from the 1000 block of Enterprise Way.

Kaseberg, burglary: Between April 2 and April 4, someone entered an unoccuped house in the 1000 block of Manza Circle through an unlocked window. Nothing was taken.

Police Beat 4
Central Roseville, north of the tracks

Roseville Heights, drug arrests: At 1:18 a.m. April 4, officers responded to a report of males fighting in Coconut Alley, who ran when officers arrived. The officers' investigation of one of the men involved in the fight led them to conduct a probation search of a house in the 100 block of Circuit Drive, where they found evidence of marijuana sales and the manufacture of concentrated cannabis. A 20 and a 21-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of maintaining a drug house and other related charges.

Vineyard, trailer stolen: Overnight April 6/7, someone stole a white Hallmark trailer from the 1000 block of Enterprise Way.

Kaseberg, burglary: Between April 2 and April 4, someone entered an unoccuped house in the 1000 block of Manza Circle through an unlocked window. Fortunately nothing was taken.

Police Beat 5
North Central Roseville

Foothills-Junction, vehicle theft: A Honda Accord four-door sedan was stolen from the 1000 block of Betsy Ross Drive on the night of April 6. The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department found the stolen car in the Elverta area on April 8, and arrested two people.

Highland Reserve, theft: Overnight March 30/31, someone went into an unlocked car in the 200 block of Bettencourt Drive and stole stereo equipment and several gift cards.

Highland Reserve, vehicle theft: Between 7:15 and 11 a.m. April 4, someone stole a gray Toyota Corolla four-door sedan from the 400 block of Brennen Circle.

Highland Reserve, theft: Overnight April 4/5, someone stole items out of a car on Bloomfield Court. There was no sign of forced entry.

Highland Reserve, theft: Overnight April 6/7, someone went into a car on Wildflower Court and stole a computer, sunglasses and other valuables. There was no sign of forced entry.

Stanford Crossing, trailer stolen: Overnight March 27/28, someone stole a black open-topped cargo trailer from the 6000 block of Five Star Boulevard.

Police Beat 6
West Roseville

Junction West, vehicle burglaries: Overnight March 22/23, someone smashed the windows of two cars in the 1700 block of San Jose Way, stealing a laptop computer, iPhone and a wallet. The victim's bank cards were used in Antelope.

Closing Thought: You can't always stop a burglar from breaking into a vehicle, but you can make your car a less enticing target and limit your losses by always locking your doors and removing all valuables, including your garage remote. As always, the safest place to park your vehicles is inside your locked garage.


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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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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