Roseville Police Department officers made seven arrests Thursday and Friday in connection with the burglary of a private school and the attempted burglary of two residences. The suspected burglars were caught with the help of a silent alarm system in one case, and alert neighbors in the other.
At 3:17 a.m. on Friday, January 27, officers responded to a silent burglar alarm at St. Albans School, 2312 Vernon St. Two males fled from the school as officers arrived, but officers pursued them on foot and arrested them. Numerous items belonging to the school, including computers, a video projector, video game players, video games and a camcorder were found scattered throughout the school grounds. The suspects had made entry through a roof hatch, causing extensive damage to school property.
Daniel Keith Simone, 19, of Roseville was arrested on suspicion of burglary, conspiracy, possession of stolen property, and possession of burglar’s tools. He is being held in the Roseville Police Department Jail on $10,000 bail.
Ryan Tuccelli, 19, of Roseville was arrested on suspicion of burglary, conspiracy, possession of stolen property, resisting or delaying a police officer, and committing a felony while out on bail on another felony. He is being held in the Roseville Police Department Jail on $20,000 bail.
On Thursday, January 26 an alert resident of Meadow Oaks Drive in east Roseville called the Roseville Police Department at 9:38 a.m. to report suspicious activity. The witness saw three people in the backyard of a residence in the 1400 block of Rampart Drive, apparently trying to break in. He yelled at them, and they fled.
While officers were responding, another resident of the 1300 block of Gerry Way, approximately half a mile away from Rampart Drive, also called to report suspicious activity at a neighbor’s house. The Gerry Way resident noticed three people walk up to his neighbor’s house on Gerry Way, knock on the door, look in the garage window, and then enter the backyard via the side gate. The witness became suspicious and called the Roseville Police Department.
Officers responded and apprehended five teenagers in the area, who appeared to be working together. Neither the house on Rampart nor the house on Gerry Way had been entered, but officers found evidence of attempted burglary. A 17-year-old male from Citrus Heights, a 16 year old male f rom Citrus Heights, a 17-year-old male from Orangevale,a 16-year-old female from Orangevale and a 16-year-old male from Sacramento were all arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary and conspiracy. All are being held without bail in Placer County Juvenile Hall.