April 17, 2014



News & Events

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.

Medication Take-Back Day: 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. Click here for a printable flyer.

Free training for alcohol licensees: LEAD (Licensee Education on Alcohol and Drugs) training for owners and employees of retail alcohol establishments will be offered from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 29 at the Auburn Justice Center in Auburn.  To reserve a space, contact Placer County Sheriff's Community Service Officer Lynn Harrison at (916) 652-2419 or email her at

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.  

Preventing Catalytic Converter Thefts

Catalytic converter thieves are back at it again. We've taken numerous reports this week, most on the east side of town (for more information, see Beats 1, 2 and 3 below). Almost all the recently targeted vehicles were Toyota Sequoia SUVs.

If you own a Toyota SUV or truck, or other high-profile vehicle, try to park it in the garage overnight. Also, please call one of our partnering auto shops and schedule an appointment to have your converter painted and etched with your vehicle's license plate number, for free. This will make your catalytic converter less attractive to thieves, easier to identify as stolen property, and easier to trace back to you if it is stolen. You also might want to talk to your mechanic about having a thin piece of rebar welded over the catalytic converter assembly. Thieves can still cut through them, but the process will take them a lot longer and will make a lot of noise, so it will discourage most thieves who want to steal quickly and quietly.

Shops participating in the etch and paint program include Roseville Toyota and Autonation Dodge in the Roseville Automall, Bill McAnally's Napa Autocare Center on Riverside Avenue, and Firestone Complete Auto Care on Washington Boulevard.  There is no charge to have your converter etched and painted at one of our  participating businesses.  The shops will charge to weld rebar to the assembly, but the cost is modest compared to the cost of replacing a converter and repairing the damage done by a thief.


Police Beat 1
Northeast Roseville

East Roseville Parkway, catalytic converter theft: Between 8:45 a.m. and 6:40 p.m. April 7, someone stole a catalytic converter from a 2005 Toyota Tundra pickup in the 500 block of North Sunrise Avenue.

Police Beat 2
East Roseville

Various neighborhoods, catalytic converters stolen: Overnight April 10/11, April 11/12 and April 14/15, someone stole catalytic converters from vehicles in the 1300 block of Daisy Court, the 1800 block of Summerhill Drive, the 2200 block of Lee Way, the 1000 block of Parkview Drive, the 1300 block of Susan Circle, Hidden Court and the 1500 block of Quail Circle. Most of the targeted vehicles were Toyota Sequoia SUVs.

South Cirby, vehicle burglary: Between 5 p.m. April 9 and 1 p.m. April 10, someone broke the window of a car on Lora Way and stole a GPS device.

South Cirby, theft: Sometime before 5:30 p.m. April 11, someone stole a decorative concrete planter--a bunny pushing a wheelbarrow--from a yard in the 1400 block of Crestmont Avenue.

Lead Hill, thefts: Overnight April 7/8, someone stole batteries from heavy construction equipment in the 1400 block of Lead Hill.

Police Beat 3
Central Roseville, south of the tracks

Cirbyside, thefts: Overnight April 7/8, someone went into an unlocked car in the 700 block of Sunrise Avenue and stole the sun visor/CD holder, and smashed the window of another car, taking a plasma TV, amplifier and other items of value.

Cirbyside, theft: Overnight April 15/16, someone stole a catalytic converter from a vehicle in the 900 block of Portside Circle.

Crestmont, vehicle theft: Between April 10/11, someone stole a burgundy 1988 Chevy Silverado stepside pickup from the 400 block of Cirby Way.

Police Beat 4
Central Roseville, north of the tracks

Sierra Vista, vandalism: Overnight April 10/11, someone egged three vehicles in the 200 block of Coronado Avenue.

Kaseberg/Kingswood, thieves shopping in unlocked cars: Overnight April 4/5, someone went into unlocked cars on Bloomfield Court, Hawthorne Loop and South Bluff Drive, stealing a GPS device, gift cards and loose change.

Police Beat 5
North Central Roseville

Foothills/Junction, theft: Overnight April 5/6, someone went into an unlocked car in the 1300 block of Foxhollow Way and stole a phone charger, clothing and other small items.

Foothills/Junction, theft: Overnight April 6/7, someone got into an unlocked car in the 1300 block of Ridgerun Drive and stole a GPS device and loose change.

Stanford, theft: Between 2 and 3:45 p.m. April 4, someone stole a delivered package from a porch in the 6000 block of Big Bend Drive.

Stanford, shot fired: At 7:45 p.m. April 16, officers responded to a report of shots fired from a car toward another car in the area of Pleasant Grove Boulevard and Fairway Drive. Officers located the suspect vehicle in Roseville Square and detained the three occupants without incident. Officerse found out that the suspects had stopped at a gas station near Pleasant Grove Blvd. and Fairway Dr., and one of them threw trash on the ground. A bystander picked up the trash and exchanged words with the litterer, who threatened him. The suspects drove away, and the victim decided to follow them and call police about the threat. As he was following, the suspect vehicle made a u-turn, and one of the occupants fired a handgun toward the victim's vehicle. Fortunately no one was struck or injured. Officers found a stolen gun concealed inside the suspect vehicle. A 19-year-old male, a 20-year-old male and a 20-year old female, all from Sacramento, were arrested on suspicion of assault with a firearm and other related charges.

Police Beat 6
West Roseville

Woodcreek, theft: Between 10:30 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. April 10, someone stole a delivered package from a porch on Munden Court.

Quail Glen, theft: Overnight April 11/12, someone went into an unlocked car on Las Cruces Court and stole computer equipment and a cell phone.

Junction West, robbery: At 4 p.m. April 14, an intoxicated male approached the operator of a roadside strawberry stand on Baseline Road near Fiddyment Road in a belligerant manner, made derogatory remarks about the vendor's race, and threatened to take strawberries without paying for them. Officers responded and arrested a 51-year-old Roseville man on suspicion of robbery, committing a hate crime, and violation of probation.

Blue Oaks, vehicle burglary: Overnight April 10/11, someone broke into a car in the 3000 block of Sutter Buttes Drive and stole headphones and a gift card. There was no sign of forced entry.

West Park/Fiddyment Farms, theft: Between April 5 and April 7, someone stole construction equipment from the 4200 block of Shorthorn Way.

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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