April 24, 2014



News & Events

New!  Senior telephone reassurance program: Our police volunteers are offering a new free and, voluntary senior telephone reassurance program, where they'll regularly call and check on disabled or housebound senior citizens. For more information, visit our website.

New!  Online property room: If you've been the victim of theft or burglary and never got your stuff back, visit our online property room, and see if anything looks familiar. For more information, visit our website.

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.  

Please don't leave your purses and wallets...

We're always begging you not to leave your purses and wallets in your vehicles at fitness centers and trail heads (or really, anywhere else), and here's a couple of reasons why.

On the afternoon of April 19, a woman went to a fitness center in east Roseville, hid her purse under the floormat of her car and locked her wallet in the glove box, and went inside to work out.

A thief was probably already in the area watching, because within the next hour, someone broke the window of her car and stole her hidden purse and wallet. Her wallet contained her bank cards and home address information, and her purse contained the keys to another family vehicle.

The thief soon made lots of purchases with the victim's debit card, and early the next morning went to her house and used the car keys from her purse to steal the other family vehicle.

Fitness center parking lots are a favorite target for thieves, because they know customers are likely to leave their purse, wallet and other valuables in their cars, and they know their victims will be away from their cars for a while. Please, when you go work out (or run or bike), leave your valuables at home if possible, or if not, take them along with you.

Police Beat 1
Northeast Roseville

Creekside, construction site theft: Overnight April 17/18, someone stole batteries from construction equipment in the 1200 block of Galleria Boulevard.

Creekside, theft: Overnight April 20/21, someone stole an olive green Raleigh R700 bike that had been chained to an apartment complex staircase in the 1200 block of Antelope Creek Drive.

Galleria/Harding, drug arrest: At 2:58 a.m. April 20, an officer stopped a car in the 500 block of Gibson Drive and arrested the 34-year-old driver on suspicion of DUI and being in possession of both illegal drugs and a loaded handgun.

Police Beat 2
East Roseville

Johnson Ranch, theft: Overnight April 20/21, someone stole two blue mountain bikes that had been chained in front of an apartment in the 8800 block of Sierra College Boulevard.

South Cirby, theft: Between noon and 12:30 p.m. April 15, someone stole a weedeater from the back of a pickup in the 1800 block of Ridgeview Drive.

Cirby Ranch, theft: Around 12:30 p.m. April 15, someone stole a hedge trimmer from the back of a pickup in the 1300 block of Stonebridge Drive.

Cirby Ranch, drunk: At 7:30 p.m. April 20, an officer responded to a report of an intoxicated man making rude remarks to passers-by outside a grocery store in the 1000 block of Sunrise Avenue. The man walked away from the officer and into traffic on Sunrise Avenue. The officer grabbed him and pulled him out of traffic to safety. He was taken to jail to sober up.

Meadow Oaks, vandalism: Overnight April 21/22, someone slashed the tires of at least two different residents' vehicles in the 1100 block of Green Hill Drive.

Police Beat 3
Central Roseville, south of the tracks

Cresthaven, weapons incident: Our Roseville-Rocklin EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) team got a workout when a man brought a live grenade inside a firearms business on Giuseppe Court. He'd found the WWII-era Japanese device along with other WWII memorabilia inside a storage container he'd bought in an estate sale, and took it to the business to find out if it was real. The EOD team (bomb squad) examined the grenade and yup, it was real and still had its inner workings. They secured it inside a bomb safe until it can be safely detonated.

Folsom Road, vehicle theft: Between April 13 and the morning of April 14, someone stole a blue Chevy Silverado pickup from the 800 block of Atlantic Street.

Folsom Road, trailer stolen: Overnight April 17/18, someone stole a trailer from a rental lot in the 100 block of Wills Road.

Folsom Road, theft: Between 3:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. April 18, someone stole a battery from a trailer in the 300 block of Margaret Way.

Folsom Road, vehicle burglary: At about 4:30 a.m. April 22, a man was seen doing a "smash and grab" on a vehicle in the 300 block of Harding, breaking the window of a car, reaching in and taking a purse. He was described as a white male in his 50s or 60s, 5'10" tall and 150 pounds, with shoulder-length gray hair and a beard, wearing a hoodie and faded blue jeans.

Police Beat 4
Central Roseville, north of the tracks

Roseville Heights, theft: Between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. April 21, someone stole a backpack leaf-blower from the bed of a pickup in the 200 block of Elm Street.

Roseville Heights, assault: At 2 a.m. April 19, officers were flagged down on Main Street by a group of women reporting an assault. A man they had just met in a bar made disrespectful comments to them, and an argument ensued. The women left, and the man followed them outside and assaulted them in the parking lot, punching two of them in the face. The suspect left the area before officers could contact him. Paramedics treated the women at the scene, but they declined ambulance transport. One of them went to the emergency room on her own and was treated for a broken nose. With the help of bar security staff, officers identified a male suspect and are investigating the incident.

Roseville Heights, assault: At 6:45 p.m. April 21, officers responded to a fight in the 300 block of Lincoln Street. They learned that a man had gotten into an altercation with a former girlfriend and another male, and had allegedly chased them with a sledgehammer, then beat on their car with the sledgehammer. Neither one of the intended victims were injured. A 52-year-old man was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism.

Vineyard, burglary: Between 8 and 8:30 p.m. April 16, someone entered a house in the 200 block of Union Street through a back slider, and stole a safe and tablet computer. A gray four-door sedan, similar to a Geo Metro or Honda Civic, was seen in front of the victim's residence at the time of the burglary.

Los Cerritos, burglary: Between April 5 and April 6, someone burglarized a detached garage in the 100 block of Pleasant Street, taking a red Trek bicycle, tools, stored clothing and other miscellaneous household items.

Kaseberg-Kingswood, theft: Between April 14-April 15, someone stole a GPS device and other small items from an unlocked car on Gainsborough Court.

Police Beat 5
North Central Roseville

Foothills-Junction, vehicle theft: Between 10 a.m. and 12:40 p.m. April 13, someone stole a gray 1988 Starlite trailer from a grocery store parking lot in 4000 block of Foothills Drive. A witness reported that an Hispanic female adult (not the rightful owner) tried to sell him the trailer shortly before the theft.

Highland Reserve, prowling: Between April 16 and 19, a few residents on Hawk Crest Way and Hawk Crest Court noticed that someone had tampered with the window screens on their homes. No one reported any burglaries or thefts at this time. Officers are providing extra patrol, and residents are encouraged to be vigilant about locking windows and doors, and to call police immediately if they notice any suspicious activity.

Highland Reserve, theft: Overnight April 19/20, someone stole an iPod and a cosmetics bag from an unlocked car in the 500 block of Fifteen Mile Drive.

Stanford, vehicle theft: Overnight April 14/15, someone stole a black Ford Expedition SUV from the area of Highland Park Drive and Sienna Loop.

Police Beat 6
West Roseville

Woodcreek, burglary: Between 11:18 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. April 14, someone climbed into a house on Eriswell Court through an open window and stole coins and jewelry.

Junction West, theft: Overnight April 10/11, someone got into a pickup canopy through an unlocked window and stole several tools from the bed of the pickup.

Junction West, vehicle burglary: Between midnight and 8 a.m. April 18, someone broke into a car in the 1700 block of Casterbridge, stealing the airbag from the steering wheel and a purse from the trunk. The victim's debit card was soon used in Antelope and Sacramento.

Blue Oaks, theft: Overnight April 17/18, someone went into an unlocked car in the 1700 block of Fontenay Way and stole an iPad, iPod and expensive sunglasses.

Fiddyment Farms, construction site thefts: Between April 18-21, someone stole copper pipe and appliances from new homes under construction on Ice House Court.

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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