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Roseville, Calif. – On Sunday afternoon, December 9, Roseville Police arrested a vendor at Denio’s Farmer’s Market and Auction on suspicion of possessing stolen property. Officers seized approximately 80 items from the vendor, including large power tools, hand tools, and a few motocross items. Officers suspect the items were stolen from multiple victims from throughout northern California.

The vendor, Jose Pedro Mendoza, 45, of Stockton, was arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property, and released after he posted $5,000 bail.  It is suspected that Mendoza acquired the items from several sources throughout the region, and then offered them for sale.

Theft victims may come to the Roseville Police Department, 1051 Junction Blvd., from 10 a.m. until noon on Tuesday, December 18, to see if their stolen items are included in the seized property. Victims must bring a copy of their police report, and detailed descriptions of their stolen items. 

In order to expedite the process and possibly avoid an unnecessary trip, victims are encouraged to fax their police reports and detailed descriptions of their stolen property (model, brand, condition, color, any identifying marks) as soon as possible to the Roseville Police Department Investigations Unit, fax number (916)773-6335, to the  attention of Officer Ken Marler. Be sure to include your name and a phone number where Officer Marler can contact you.