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May 13, 2014

 


 

News & Events

Our May Public Safety newsletter is about water safety and safeguarding your home while you're on vacation. Read it here and print out copies for your next neighborhood watch meeting.

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.

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.

 

Roseville Fire Department News & Events

The fire department's next open house will be at Fire Station 9, 2451 Hayden Parkway, from 10 to noon Saturday, June 7. Come tour the City's newest fire station, meet the firefighters, and learn about safe and allowable residential burning.

When Green Means "Stop!"

Recently a number of residents have reported getting calls from scam artists who stole money from them (or tried to) by convincing them to buy Green Dot or other pre-paid money cards and then read the account numbers to them over the phone. One scammer claimed to be from the Internal Revenue Service, and said they'd come arrest the victim for non-payment of taxes if they didn't pay them immediately over the phone using Green Dot cards; one claimed to be from Placer County Courts, and told the victim they'd be arrested for outstanding warrants if they didn't pay immediately over the phone; and one claimed that the victim had won the Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes, and that they'd get a huge prize if they first paid some fees via pre-paid cards, of course by providing the card numbers over the phone.

These scams can be convincing, because scammers usually place their calls using Voice Over IP (via the Internet) with spoofed phone numbers--if you have caller ID, the phone number of the caller might appear to be from the local area, when in fact it could originate from overseas or anywhere.

Prepaid Green Dot cards and other prepaid gift cards are fine to use as gifts or payments to people you know. Please don't trust callers who demand payment in this form--just hang up. No government agency, utility company or other reputable business will demand payment in this form. Once you've purchased these cards and read the account numbers off to that stranger on the phone, your money is gone. Likewise, never wire money to anyone you don't know--once the money's been picked up on the other end, it's gone and you can't get it back.

Police Beat 1
Northeast Roseville

Creekside, fraud arrests: At 8 p.m. May 12, officers responded to a store in the 1200 block of Galleria Boulevard and detained three people suspected of trying to pass a fraudulent check. A search of their vehicle produced equipment used to made fake checks and credit cards, a large quantity of credit cards and gift cards, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The officers' investigation led them to search a storage unit in Antelope, where they found property from a residential burglary in El Dorado County. A man from Roseville, a man from Sacramento and a woman from Sacramento were arrested for fraud, burglary, drug possession and other related charges.

Police Beat 2
East Roseville

Johnson Ranch, theft: Overnight May 8/9, someone stole a purse with all its contents from an unlocked car on Emerson Court.

South Cirby, burglary: Between 6 and 8 a.m. May 8, someone stole tools from a garage in the 1300 block of Champion Oaks Drive.

South Cirby, fuel theft: Overnight May 8/9, someone siphoned gasoline from a car in the 1200 block of Crestmont Avenue.

Police Beat 3
Central Roseville, south of the tracks

Cirbyside, theft: Just before 10 a.m. May 9, someone stole a jackhammer and other tools from the back of a pickup parked in the 1000 block of Tanzania Drive. A suspect was seen taking the tools and driving away in a white sedan.

Cherry Glen, theft: Overnight May 9/10, someone went into an unlocked car in the 400 block of Clinton Avenue, and stole a laptop, iPad and several other items of value.

Police Beat 4
Central Roseville, north of the tracks

Kaseberg/Kingswood, cataltyic converter theft: Overnight May 9/10, someone stole the catalytic converter from a Toyota 4Runner parked on Johngalt Court.

Police Beat 5
North Central Roseville

Foothills-Junction, theft: Around 4 p.m. May 8, a woman left her iPad unattended next to an exercise machine in a fitness center in the 5000 block of Foothills Boulevard for a few minutes, and it was stolen. The GPS tracking feature of the iPad placed it at an address in Antelope. Roseville officers contacted a 26-year-old male suspect at the home in Antelope, and arrested him on suspicion of grand theft and possessing stolen property. The iPad was recovered and returned to its owner.

Foothills-Junction, theft: Around 1:35 p.m. May 9, an unidentified woman went into a hair salon in the 4000 block of Foothills Boulevard, scheduled an appointment, used the restroom and left. After she left, an employee's purse was found in the restroom, minus an expensive wallet, cash and other valuables. The suspect was described as a white female in her mid-twenties, 5'2" tall and 115 pounds, with long, straight light blonde hair, wearing a dark colored t-shirt, jeans and flip-flops. The employees learned that the woman may have visited other shops in the same area with the same M.O.

Highland Reserve, attempted catalytic converter theft: At about 5 a.m. May 10, a resident of the 700 block of Arabesque Circle was told by a neighbor that two suspicious people were working underneath his Dodge Ram pickup. The pickup owner then called police. The suspects were described as two men in their mid-20s, wearing dark colored hoodies. Probably realizing they'd been spotted, they drove away in a silver four-door sedan. The pickup owner found that the bolts securing his catalytic converter had been loosened, but the expensive part wasn't stolen.

Stanford, airbag stolen: Overnight May 9/10, someone stole the airbag and other items from a Toyota Corolla sedan parked in the 8000 block of Sienna Loop. It's unknown how the thief got into the locked vehicle.

Industrial West, vehicle burglary: Between noon and 12:30 p.m. May 7, someone slashed the tires and stole stereo equipment and other items from a car in the 1500 block of Loon Lake Street.

Industrial East, commercial burglary: At about 5 a.m. May 12, a car wash in the 1300 block of Blue Oaks Boulebard was burglarized. The burglar or burglars tried unsuccessfully to break into the safe. A Chevy Silverado pickup was seen leaving the area.

Police Beat 6
West Roseville

Woodcreek and Junction West neighborhoods, catalytic converter thefts: Overnight May 9/10, someone stole catalytic converters from Toyota trucks and SUVs in the 1800 block of Hilmerton Circle, the 1700 block of Stebbing Drive and the 1700 block of Cadfael Street.

Fiddyment Farms, theft: Between noon and 7 p.m. May 7, someone stole a package of computer equipment from a porch in the 4200 block of Brickmason Circle.

West Park, construction thefts: Between May 9 and May 12, someone stripped copper wire from a construction trailer on Symphony Avenue.


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.

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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