Roseville, CA- Weekly crime report digest update summary for Roseville covering the period of June 9- 17, 2016.


Northeast Roseville


Galleria/Harding, threats:  At about 2:30 p.m. June 10, several officers responded to an apartment complex on Gibson Drive, to a report from a concerned friend that a man was pointing a handgun at himself in front of his girlfriend.  Officers met the woman in a nearby parking lot, and found out that the man involved wasn’t there, that the alleged incident happened weeks ago, and that she wasn’t concerned about her safety.


Galleria, shoplift/robbery, arrest made:  At about 4 p.m. June 12, a teenager stole merchandise from a store in the mall.  When a loss prevention officer contacted him outside, the suspected shoplifter threw punches at the employee and ran away with the merchandise. Officers contacted a suspect, a 17-year-old male, at his home in Roseville and took him to juvenile hall on suspicion of robbery. 


Creekside, shoplifting, arrest made:  Just before 4 p.m. June 10, a man fled from a store in the Creekside Shopping Center with stolen merchandise.  Unluckily for him, several officers were nearby due to another call that had just wrapped up, and they chased him down, recovered the stolen merchandise and returned it to the store.  The 30-year-old Sacramento man was cited for shoplifting.


Creekside, suspected shoplifter/vehicle burglars arrested thanks to a citizen witness:  At about 4:10 p.m. June 14, a concerned citizen saw suspicious activity in a store parking lot in the 1100 block of Galleria Boulevard-two men trying to break into a car.  The witness gave our dispatcher a good description of the suspects and their vehicle, and stayed on the phone with dispatch until officers arrived.  Officers saw one of the involved suspects run out of a store carrying a bag.  Officers detained the suspects and searched their car, finding thousands of dollars’ worth of stolen merchandise from four stores in Roseville and another store in Folsom.  Two men from Los Angeles, ages 28 and 32, were arrested on suspicion of burglary and other related charges.


East Roseville


Maidu, drug arrest:  At about 6:30 p.m. June 9, an officer was patrolling Maidu Regional Park due to recent complaints about drug activity, and contacted two people sitting in a vehicle between the baseball fields and the batting cages. Officers talked to the two Citrus Heights residents and cited one of them for possessing methamphetamine.


Sierra Gardens, Honda hunters strike:  Overnight June 14/15, someone stole a white 1992 Honda Civic from Cardinal Way and Douglas Boulevard.  On June 16, state troopers found the vehicle in Lovelock, Nevada.  Older cars, especially Hondas, are our most commonly stolen car because they’re easy to steal with a shaved key or other common car thief techniques.  If you own one of these commonly targeted cars, please keep it in a garage if you can, or protect it with a steering wheel lock, like the Club.


Central Roseville south of the rail yard


Cresthaven, arrest:  At 10:30 p.m. June 12, officers stopped a truck on Melody Lane near Cirby Way, and found out the truck had expired registration and had been outfitted with a stolen license plate.  The 42-year-old male driver from North Highlands was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and possessing illegal drugs.


Cresthaven, arrest:  At 4:54 p.m. on June 13, an officer contacted a known probationer who was sitting in his parked truck near the railroad tracks on Roseville Road near Fir Avenue.  Officers conducted a probation search, finding an illegal weapon.  The suspect threatened to fight officers, but was eventually taken into custody .  The 29-year-old transient male was arrested on suspicion of possessing an illegal weapon, probation violation and resisting arrest.


Theiles Manor, DUI collision:  At 4:16 a.m. June 14, officers responded to a vehicle that had spun out and hit a curb in the 1600 block of Vernon Street.  Both the driver and her adult male passenger were taken to the hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries.  After being checked out at the hospital, the driver, a 31-year-old Sacramento woman, was arrested on suspicion of DUI causing injury.


Folsom Road, battery:  At 5:51 p.m. June 10, officers responded to a disturbance at a store in the 100 block of Harding Boulevard, and found that a customer had gotten into an argument with an employee and threw an open bottle of water at her.  Officers located the suspect, a 52-year-old Roseville woman, and arrested her on suspicion of battery.


Folsom Road, arrest:  At 9:21 p.m. June 11, an officer stopped a car with expired tags on Douglas Blvd. at Harding Blvd. and conducted a probation search, finding methamphetamine and a concealed loaded handgun.   Both the driver and the passenger were arrested.


Folsom Road, DUI collision:  At 2:31 a.m. June 11, officers responded to a single-vehicle rollover on Douglas Boulevard at Harding Boulevard.  Witnesses saw a man stumbling away from the crashed car.  Officers checked the area and located the driver, a 50-year-old Garden Valley man, nearby.  He was checked out at the hospital and then taken to jail on suspicion of DUI.  There were no passengers in his car.


Central Roseville north of the rail yard


Roseville Heights, strong-arm robbery:  At about 1:30 a.m. June 11, a man tried to snatch a woman’s purse on Lincoln Street near Pacific Street.  She held onto her purse but dropped her keys, and the man grabbed them and ran.  When she got to the Pacific Street lot, she saw the same man in her pickup.  She yelled at him, and he got out of her truck and ran towards the train station, leaving the keys behind.  He was described as an Hispanic man, about 6’0″ tall, wearing a black ball cap, a black shirt with a large graphic on the back, and black pants.


Vineyard, vandalism, arrest made:  At 7:09 p.m. officers checked on a report of someone shooting at a street light in the 1200 block of Chenin Blanc Circle.  They conducted a probation search on the house and found bb guns and illegal fireworks.  A 23-year-old Roseville man was arrested on suspicion of possessing illegal fireworks and violation of probation.  There was a group of people in the house, and officers weren’t able to determine who shot out the light.


Kaseberg/Kingswood, traffic arrest:  At 10:40 p.m. June 12, officers tried to stop a reckless motorcycle rider on Baseline Road.  The rider sped away from officers at a high rate of speed.  Officers contacted the 23-year-old Roseville man in the 400 block of Porter Drive and arrested him on suspicion of evading officers and operating the motorcycle on a suspended license.  The motorcycle was towed. 


Kaseberg, vandalism:  Over the weekend of June 10-12, someone damaged playground equipment at Kaseberg Park, and overnight June 14 to June 15, someone drove a vehicle on the turf next to the playground, damaging it.  With a few exceptions for lighted playing fields and permitted events, Roseville’s parks are closed at night, and no one should be in them. 


North central Roseville


Foothills-Junction, DUI:  At 7:14 p.m. June 13, officers responded to a report of a possible DUI driver in a parking lot in the 5000 block of Foothills Boulevard.  According to a witness, the driver parked her car, which was damaged and had a flat tire, got out and fell down, injuring herself.  The 50-year-old Orangevale woman was checked out at the hospital and then booked on suspicion of DUI.


Pleasant Grove Blvd, traffic enforcement:  In the late afternoon and early evening hours of June 11 and June 12, officers conducted speed enforcement on Pleasant Grove Boulevard between Country Club Drive and Roseville Parkway.  They issued warnings and several speeding tickets, including one to someone driving 79 miles per hour.


West Roseville


Quail Glen, suspicious vehicle:  On the evening of June 11, a black extra-cab Chevy Silverado pickup was seen circling around the Safeway shopping center on Woodcreek Oaks Boulevard at Blue Oaks Boulevard.  The truck had paper license plates and a sign on it advertising a mobile dent repair business, including a phony telephone number.  The driver matched the description of the man involved in a recent dent/scratch repair scam in the same parking lot.  In the previous scam, the man, his wife and child were driving a white Kia Soul, also with paper plates.  Please keep an eye out for anyone approaching drivers in parking lots offering to fix dents and scratches, and call police immediately.


West Park, prowler arrested thanks to alert citizen:  At 11:23 p.m. June 12, an alert resident called police about a man looking into open garages in the Siena Apartments complex on Hayden Parkway. Officers responded and contacted a 44-year-old Antelope man, a parolee at large.  He was arrested for violation of parole, possessing shaved car keys and other burglar’s tools, and prowling on private property.


West Park, theft:  At 1:55 a.m. June 14, officers responded to the 2300 block of Eastwood Drive, to an alert resident’s report of suspicious activity-a male wearing a black hoodie and shorts walking up and down the street.  The resident also saw a car with the trunk open and items strewn around.  Officers found that someone had rummaged through the unlocked car and stole the stereo.  A mountain bike was leaning against the car, and officers took it and booked it into property for safekeeping.  We don’t know at this time whether the bike was stolen from someone in the area or belongs to the suspect.  Officers weren’t able to locate the suspect. 

*Roseville Police Dept.