Happy Thanksgiving! We wish you safe travels and a happy holiday with your loved ones and friends. We know you love your firefighters, but don't necessarily want them showing up at your house during Thanksgiving dinner, so be sure to read our latest crime prevention and safety newsletter. It includes tips about safely deep-frying that turkey, holiday travel tips and more.
Shopping this weekend? You'll have a lot of company--Roseville is, hands down, the premier shopping destination of the region. We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable shopping experience. Visit our website for a few important shopping safety tips.
Protected your catalytic converter yet? If you drive a Toyota or Dodge truck, a Toyota SUV, or other vehicle that's high off the ground and has an accessible catalytic converter, consider having it etched and painted with your vehicle license number. This makes this expensive part less attractive to thieves and harder for them to sell to scrap yards. Four auto service shops provide this service by appointment, free of charge. You might also consider having your shop weld rebar to the catalytic converter assembly--this makes it more difficult for thieves to cut through. The shop will charge for this modification. Call Bill McAnally Racing's Napa Autocare Center on Riverside, 676-0010; AutoNation in the Roseville Automall at 877-590-7986; Firestone on Washington Blvd., 783-0431; or Roseville Toyota in the Roseville Automall, 774-4807 to schedule your service.
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Olympus Pointe, vehicle burglaries: Overnight November 21/22, someone got into at least three locked vehicles on Melanzane Drive and Grazziani Way by unknown means, and stole cash, golf clubs, stereo equipment and GPS devices.
Note: Even if you always lock your vehicle--and we wish everyone would--thieves can and do break windows or find other ways to get in. That's why we recommend parking your vehicles inside your locked garage at home if possible. If you have to park outside at night, then remove everything of value, including your garage remote (aka "the key to your house"). When you're out and about, stash your valuables out of sight in the trunk or cargo area before you get to your next destination, and never, ever leave your purse, wallet or credit cards in your vehicle.
Harding/Galleria area, vehicle burglary: Between 10 and 10:40 p.m. November 18, someone smashed the window of a van parked in the 1200 block of Roseville Parkway and stole a briefcase and its contents.
Harding/Galleria area, stolen car: Overnight November 19/20, someone stole a Honda Civic from the 700 block of Gibson Drive. The Sacramento Police Department found the car damaged and stripped on November 23.
East Roseville Parkway, theft: On the afternoon of November 16, a man met another man in the 1800 block of Taylor Road to sell him an iPhone he'd listed for sale on Craigslist. The purported buyer ran away with the phone without paying for it. He was described as an Asian male in his mid-20s, 5'6" tall and 160 pounds with his hair in a faux hawk, wearing a long-sleeved Raiders t-shirt and jeans. He left in a dark gray Toyota 4Runner that was driven by another unseen person.
East Roseville Parkway, burglary: At 12:50 a.m. November 17, officers responded to an alarm at a motorcycle dealership in the 2000 block of Taylor Road, and found that someone had pried open the front doors and disturbed items inside. Generators were stolen.
Galleria, catalytic converter theft: Between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. November 18, someone stole the catalytic converter from a Toyota SUV parked in the 1100 block of Galleria Blvd.
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South Cirby, vehicle burglary: Between 2:30 and 6:30 a.m. November 22, someone broke into a car in the 1400 block of Lone Tree Lane. They stole the air bag and the vehicle's hood.
Meadow Oaks, burglary: Between the evening of November 16 and the afternoon of November 17, someone burglarized a house in the 1100 block of Oak Ridge Drive. Glassware and other household items were taken.
Sierra Gardens, theft: Between midnight and 6:30 a.m. November 17, someone stole the tailgate from a Ford F-350 truck parked in the 1400 block of Quail Circle.
Sierra Gardens, graffiti vandalism: At about 6:30 a.m. November 23, officers responded to a report of three people "tagging" (writing graffiti on) a dumpster in the 1600 block of Sierra Gardens Drive. The officers found a cargo van belonging to a resident as well as a city dumpster that had been covered with fresh graffiti. They saw three men running from the scene. Officers chased them down and detained them. Two 21-year-old men and a 22-year-old man, all from Roseville, were arrested on suspicion of vandalism, conspiracy and resisting arrest.
Note: City crews document all graffiti on city property, to help police identify the vandals. Then they clean it up promptly so it doesn't ruin the appearance of our neighborhoods and public areas. It costs the City (and our taxpayers) approximately $85,000 a year to clean up graffiti in our parks, overpasses and other city property, and that doesn't include the cost of cleaning up schools and private property. That's why we take graffiti vandalism seriously, and so do Placer County judges. They routinely order convicted graffiti vandals to reimburse their victims for the cost of cleanup.
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Central Roseville, south of the tracks
Cirbyside, burglary and stolen vehicle: Between 7 and 10 p.m. November 20, during a memorial service, someone stole an employee's purse from the office of a church in the 800 block of Cirby Way, and then apparently used her car keys to steal her white Acura four-door sedan from the parking lot. A suspicious man who did not appear to be an attendee of the memorial service was seen coming out of the office area at about 8:30 p.m. He was described as a white male in his early to mid-20s, about 5'10" with a slender build, wearing a brown top hat and white trench coat.
Cresthaven, vehicle burglary: Overnight November 19/20, someone broke into a company pickup parked in the 500 block of Lyndhurst Street and stole drywall and painting supplies.
Cresthaven, theft: Overnight November 20/21, someone stole a miter saw and saw stand from a pickup bed in the 2100 block of Milan Way.
Cresthaven, theft: Overnight November 21/22, someone stole all four tires and rims from a van in the 1000 block of Cirby Oaks Way, leaving the van resting on concrete blocks.
Citrus Heights, vandalism arrest: At 12:17 a.m. November 17, a Roseville officer was patrolling the area of Auburn Boulevard and Whyte Avenue, at the city limits, and saw a male doing something to the door of a restaurant in the 8500 block of Auburn Boulevard, on the Citrus Heights side of the border. The male saw the officer and ran away. Thinking the suspicious male had been trying to burglarize the business, the officer ran after him, and additional officers responded to help search, including a Sacramento Police Department helicopter. Eventually the suspect left his hiding place and contacted officers. Officers found that graffiti had been etched into the glass door of the business. The 20-year-old Sacramento resident was arrested on suspicion of vandalism and resisting/delaying officers.
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Central Roseville, north of the tracks
Vineyard, burglary: At 4:40 a.m. November 22, officers responded to an alarm at a restaurant in the 3900 block of Foothills Boulevard, and found someone had broken a window, gone inside, checked the cash registers and the office area, and then left. Fortunately no cash had been left in the registers overnight, so the registers weren't damaged and nothing was taken.
Los Cerritos, burglary: Between November 13 and November 16, someone broke the window of a house in the 600 block of Grove Street and entered while the resident was away, and stole a computer, TVs and other household electronics.
Los Cerritos, burglary: Between noon November 19 and 11:45 a.m. the next day, someone forced entry to an office in the 500 block of Washington Boulevard, and stole office computer equipment.
Kaseberg-Kingswood, theft: Between 6 p.m. and midnight November 17, someone stole a GPS and other small items from an unlocked car on Ross Court.
Kaseberg-Kingswood, burglary: Between November 20 and November 22, someone got into an unoccupied house in the 200 block of Lafayette Drive through the garage, and stole flatware and jewelry.
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North Central Roseville
Industrial West, burglary: At about 4:15 a.m. November 18, officers responded to an alarm at an optometry business in the 1400 block of Blue Oaks Boulevard, and found that someone had broken in through the front door. Numerous sunglasses were stolen.
Industrial West, burglary: Overnight November 20/21, someone got into a dental office in the 1000 block of Winding Creek Road by unknown means, and stole dental equipment.
Diamond Oaks, prowler: At about 9:40 p.m. November 22, officers responded to a citizen's report of a man acting suspiciously on Nugget Court. The reporting party thought possibly he was trying to break into cars. Officers contacted the man, a 37-year-old transient, on suspicion of prowling on private property and violation of parole.
Highland Reserve, theft: Between the afternoon of November 20 and the next morning, someone stole the car stereo and a DVD screen from an unlocked pickup in the 600 block of Crestfield Circle.
Highland Reserve, thefts: A group of juveniles has been seen stealing pumpkins, scarecrows and other holiday decorations from yards in the vicinity of Crescent Drive, Chase Drive and Heritage Drive. One of the juveniles was seen getting into a Lexus RX300 SUV.
Stanford and other areas: At about 1:15 p.m. November 24, officers responded to a report of shoplifters fleeing from a drug store in the 4000 block of Foothills Blvd. An officer spotted the suspects' van on Gibson Drive. The driver led officers on a short pursuit to Pleasant Grove Blvd. at Highland Point Drive, where the van stopped and officers took two of the three suspects into custody. The driver, a 34-year-old woman and her 31-year-old female passenger, both from Roseville, were arrested on suspicion of burglary (shoplifting), conspiracy, evading police, drug possession and other related charges. A third suspect, a male, fled on foot and wasn't located. Officers know who he is and will be following up with him.
Stanford, burglary: At about 4:30 a.m. November 22, officers responded to an alarm at an optometry business in the 10000 block of Fairway, and found someone had removed the glass from the door and entered, stealing a few pairs of sunglasses. Fortunately the rest of the inventory had been removed and locked up for the night.
Stanford Crossing, burglary: Overnight November 17/18, someone removed the glass from the front door of a store in the 9200 block of Fairway, and stole a television.
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West Park, vandalism: Between 11:30 p.m. November 8 and 6 a.m. November 12, someone vandalized the grounds of Junction Elementary School, flipping over picnic tables and knocking over trash cans. School staff also reported that skateboarders have been trespassing on the campus after hours, damaging planter boxes.
Note: Public schools are public property, so when someone damages them or steals from them, we the taxpayers are the victims. If you live by a school campus, keep your eyes and ears open for trespassers or any other suspicious activity, and call police immediately so an officer can respond and check it out.
West Park, burglary: Between November 1 and 24, someone broke into a house in the 2100 block of Exminster Lane while the resident was away, taking a TV and firearms.
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.