March 14, 2014

News & Events

Woodcreek High School's Site Council presents Building a Network of Support: This Monday, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 17, teens, parents and community members are invited to a multi-layered event to discuss how teens and parents can address the ongoing challenges with substance abuse. The session will begin with a presentation from Jon Daily from Recovery Happens on recognizing the signs of addiction. After that, there will be a choice of two sessions: a parent panel about how to talk to your teen, with personal experiences about why every parent should; or a student panel about how to talk to your parent, with a reality check from student stories. This free event will include a community resource fair and refreshments. You are welcome and encouraged to attend, even if you don't have a student at Woodcreek.

Spring Business Academy: There's still time to apply for our next business academy, which will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting THIS TUESDAY, March 18 and March 25 (attendance at both sessions required). There is no charge for this class, which is designed to help business owners and employees with crime prevention techniques and how to partner with the police department for a safe and successful business. For more information, visit our website.

Got old meds? The next county-wide medication take-back day will be on Saturday, April 26, when you can 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. More details will follow as we get closer to the event.

Need to clean out your files? Sure you do! 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.

Roseville Fire News & Events

Monthly Fire Station Open House:  It's Roseville Fire Department Station 7's turn to host! The next open house will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 5, at Station 7, 911 Highland Point Drive. The topic will be safe driving, with information about impaired driving, drowsy driving and cell phone safety.

Police Beat 1
Northeast Roseville

Olympus Pointe, vandalism: Between 10:35 and 10:45 a.m. March 10, someone broke the passenger window of a car on Rochelle Court. No one was seen and nothing was taken.

Galleria-Harding area, car burglaries: Overnight March 7/8, someone pried the doors of three cars in the 700 and 800 block of Gibson Drive, taking a diaper bag, cash, paperwork and other small items.

East Roseville Parkway, juvenile issue: A resident who lives near David Uribe Park on Empingham Drive reported that his house and a neighbor's house have been TPd repeatedly over the past few months, and that there are issues with older teens hanging around the park late at night on weekends. This is a good reminder to parents that Roseville, like most communities, has a juvenile curfew--minors under the age of 18 are not supposed to be out and about in public between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., unless they're attending or returning from a movie, student activity, restaurant or similar place with their parents' permission. Also, with the exception of certain permitted events, city parks close at sunset.

East Roseville Parkway, vehicle burglary: Between 2 and 6 a.m. March 4, someone broke into a car in the 1500 block of Secret Ravine Parkway and stole a set of golf clubs, wallet and credit cards.

Police Beat 2
East Roseville

Johnson Ranch, theft: Between 4:40 and 4:45 p.m. March 8, someone stole a gray Trek 10-speed bike from outside a grocery store at Douglas Boulevard and Sierra College Boulevard.

Johnson Ranch, robbery: At 7:50 p.m. March 11, a male went into a restaurant in the Safeway shopping center in the 8600 block of Sierra College Boulevard, and handed an employee a note demanding cash. He had a visible small handgun tucked into his waistband. The employee gave him cash from the register, and the robber fled on foot toward the apartment complex next door. He was described as a white male in his mid-20s, 5'11" tall, with an athletic build, a pockmarked face and a bald or shaved head. He also had some type of black mark--ink or paint--on his forehead. He was wearing a black hoodie and gray shorts. No vehicle associated with him was seen, and we don't have any video surveillance of him at this time. If this person sounds familiar, give us a call.

Maidu, attempted burglary: At 8:10 p.m. March 7, a resident was watching TV in her mostly darkened house when she heard a loud crash, and found that someone had kicked her front door open. No one came into the house, and no suspect was seen. It's possible that a would-be burglar thought no one was home, and fled when he realized the house was occupied. Officers found a footprint on the door.

Lead Hill, vehicle burglary: Between 5:20 and 5:45 a.m. March 12, someone broke the window of a car parked at a fitness center in the 300 block of North Sunrise Avenue, reached in and took a purse from the floor board.

Police Beat 3
Central Roseville, south of the tracks

Cresthaven/Livoti, search and arrest: At 11:19 p.m. March 9, an officer tried to stop a car with expired tags on Whyte Avenue. After initially failing to yield, the driver pulled over, got out of the car and ran. Officers surrounded the area and conducted a search with the help of a Sacramento County Sheriff's helicopter, but weren't able to find the driver. At 3:20 a.m., officers spotted the suspect on Marioposa Way, and he ran again. The officer chased him down and took him into custody. The 43-year-old Citrus Heights resident was arrested on suspicion of DUI, driving on a suspended license, and other related charges.

Downtown, burglary: At about 12:10 a.m. March 14, a man pried the door to a business in the 100 block of Judah Street, stole checks from a desk and fled in a dark colored 1990s model extended-cab pickup, possibly a Chevy or GMC. The suspect was described as a white male in his late 20s or 30s, wearing a beanie cap, plaid shirt and blue jeans.

Folsom Road, weapons and drugs seized: At 12:20 a.m. March 9, an officer checked on a car in a hotel parking lot in the 1000 block of Lead Hill, and a group of males associated with the car. Officers found them armed with loaded handguns, and also found evidence of marijuana sales in their vehicle. Four males between the ages of 24 and 29 from Sacramento and North Highlands were arrested for weapons violations, possessing marijuana for sale, and other related charges.

Police Beat 4
Central Roseville, north of the tracks

Vineyard, theft: Between 3 and 4:30 p.m. March 7, someone stole an unsecured white Marin Venecia 10-speed bike from outside a fast food restaurant in the 3900 block of Foothills Boulevard.

Vineyard, vehicle vs. house, DUI suspected: At 2:45 a.m. March 14, officers and firefighters responded to a vehicle that had just struck a house in the 1100 block of Elm Street. RFD checked the house and reported no significant structural damage. The 20-year-old driver, who lives in Roseville but not at the collision site, was checked out at the hospital and then taken to jail on suspicion of DUI. No one in the house reported being injured.

Police Beat 5
North Central Roseville

Diamond Oaks, thefts: Between 10 p.m. March 9 and 3 a.m. March 10, someone went through three cars in the 2100 block of Belvedere Circle, taking a wallet, backpack and other items. Afterwards, the victim's stolen credit cards were used to make fraudulent purchases. There was no sign of forced entry.

Highland Reserve, vehicle stolen and recovered: Between 10 p.m. March 9 and 4 a.m. March 10, someone stole a Honda Civic from Madison Court. The victim found it a block away. An iPod was missing.

Highland Reserve, garage burglary: Between 6 p.m. March 9 and 3 a.m. March 10, someone went into a garage that had accidentally been left open on Genoa Court. The victim found some belongings from the garage scattered around the area. A hand tool and a decorative African mask were taken.

Police Beat 6
West Roseville

Woodcreek, theft: Between March 7 and March 11, someone went into a backyard in the 1100 block of Caragh Street and stole the pool sweep from the swimming pool.

Blue Oaks, theft: Overnight March 5/6, someone stole cash from a vehicle in the 3200 block of Green Springs Way. The owner may have accidentally left it unlocked. The same night, someone took cash from a vehicle in the 3100 block of Hopscotch Way. There was no sign of forced entry, and the vehicle may have been unlocked.

Fiddyment Farms, rock-throwing: At about 8:38 p.m. March 7, someone threw a rock at a moving vehicle on Hayden Parkway near Summerland Drive, breaking the car's windshield. The rock came from the area of an apartment complex. The officer learned that this is the second such incident in this area.

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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