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Crime Watch: 21-Year-Old Crashes into Radio Shack, More

A roundup of crime from the Roseville Police Department. Click the "Keep me posted" button below to be notified whenever a new Crime Watch runs.

Police Arrest Trespassers Suspected of Staying in Vacant Homes

Roseville Police arrested three people recently who are suspected of living in vacant homes.

The first arrest occurred at 11 a.m. Sept. 27 after officers responded to a report of people staying in a vacant house in the 900 block of Lawton Avenue without the permission of the property owners.  Officers found a broken window in a back door, and methamphetamine smoking paraphernalia inside the house.  A 39-year-old man and 23-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of trespassing and released on citations to appear in court.

Another male was arrested in a separate incident Sept. 30.

Officers responded a few times to check on reports of unauthorized people staying in a vacant house in the 200 block of Folsom Road and at 12:20 p.m. Sept. 30, officers responded again. They arrested a 39-year-old male transient on suspicion of trespassing.

21-Year-Old Crashes into Radio Shack, Arrested

At 2:30 a.m. Sept. 30, officers responded to an alarm at Radio Shack on Douglas Boulevard, and found that a vehicle had gone through the building.  Officers woke up the 21-year-old male driver from West Sacramento, and arrested him on suspicion of DUI.

Commercial Burglaries:

Between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. Sept. 26, someone pried a back door into a church in the 1300 block of Baseline Road, and took acoustic guitars.

At about 2:15 a.m. Sept. 27, someone entered a car wash office in the 500 block of Cirby Way by breaking a glass door, and took cash from the cash register.

At 2:22 a.m. Sept. 28, officers responded to an alarm at a restaurant in the 3000 block of Foothills Boulevard, and found a window broken in front of the business.  A burglar had entered the restaurant and rummaged in the cash register.  Fortunately the staff had emptied the register at closing time, and only a small amount of cash was taken.

Vehicle-Related Crime: 

Tuesday, Sept. 25

Between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m. Sept. 25, someone cut a padlock and stole a leaf-blower from a landscaper's trailer parked in the 3200 block of Douglas Blvd. A suspicious silver Chevy Silverado pickup was seen being driven from the area.

Between 1:30 and 1:40 p.m. Sept. 25, someone cut a lock and stole a leaf blower from the back of a landscaper's pickup at McAnally Drive and Country Club Drive.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Attempted vehicle burglary:  At about 12:30 a.m. Sept. 26, a resident of the 3000 block of Grasmere Drive saw two teenagers trying to break into a car.  They set the alarm off and ran away towards Ephingham.  The incident was reported to police several hours later.

Between Sept. 26 and 28, someone went into an unlocked vehicle in the 300 block of Ivy Street and stole a stereo speaker.

Thursday, Sept. 27

Between 7:05 and 8 p.m. Sept. 27, someone broke the window of two car parked at a movie theater on Eureka Road, and took a backpack, soccer clothes, cell phones and an empty purse.  A suspicious person was seen running from the area of the burglarized cars at about 8 p.m., a white male, 18-20 years old, about 5'7" with light colored hair in a buzz cut, wearing a white t-shirt and shorts.

Between 10 p.m. Sept. 27 and 4:30 a.m. Sept. 28, someone stole a red 1995 Honda Civic four-door from Marcia Way. The Citrus Heights Police Department recovered it on Sept. 28 and arrested two Sacramento County residents in connection with the theft.

Friday, Sept. 28

On the evening of Sept. 28, someone broke the window of two cars parked at a restaurant in the 1400 block of Eureka Road and stole purses from the back seats, and music CDs.  One of the purses contained cash, several  credit cards and the victim's ID.  The victim's credit cards were soon used at a nearby business.  At about 8:45 p.m., two suspicious males were seen by one of the burglarized cars.  They were described as white males, about 20 years old, 6'0" tall and 200 pounds.  They drove away in a gray late-model Toyota, Nissan or Honda 4-door sedan, possibly with a spoiler.

Between 9 and 10 p.m. Sept. 28, someone smashed the window of a car parked at a fitness center in the 5100 block of Foothills Blvd., and took a leather bag from the back seat containing a couple of flash drives.

Overnight Sept. 28/29, someone broke the window of a car parked in an apartment complex at 701 Gibson Drive, and stole a book of coupons.  Fortunately the owner hadn't left anything else of value in the car.

Between 11 p.m. Sept. 28 and 6 a.m. Sept. 29, someone stole a white 1999 Ford F250 pickup from the 1000 block of South Bluff Drive.  On September 30, CHP found the vehicle with some parts missing in the north Sacramento area.

Saturday, Sept. 29

Between 5:30 and 10:30 pm. Sept. 29, someone went into an unlocked car in a lot in the 1900 block of Taylor Road, and stole a purse with the victim's credit cards, ID cards and checks.

Sunday, Sept. 30

Between 1 and 3 p.m. Sept. 30, someone pried the lock of a car parked at a restaurant in the 300 block of North Sunrise Avenue, and took a purse and a backpack from the back seat, and a portable GPS system from the dashboard.    The purse contained gift cards, cash, ID, check books and other valuables.

Thefts: 

Between 2 p.m. Sept. 14 and 6 p.m. Sept. 16, someone stole a delivered package of costume jewelry from a front porch in the 1700 block of Oakwood Drive, while the owner was out of town.

Between 12:30 and 2:40 p.m. Sept. 24, someone stole dining room chairs, a barbeque and other miscellaneous household items from a driveway in the 1400 block of Deerfield Circle.

Between 5:30 pm. Sept. 25 and 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26, someone cut a lock and stole a blue 5-speed Cannondale bicycle from a bike rack in an apartment complex at 8800 Sierra College Blvd.

At 4 a.m. Sept. 25, someone damaged a gas pump at a gas station in Roseville Square in an attempt to steal gas. Suspicious vehicles at the station at the time of the theft were described as a dark colored pickup, possibly a Toyota, and a lighter-colored SUV, similar to a Ford Expedition.  Another gas station in the same area reported that during the nighttime hours of Sept. 26-28, someone stole large quantities of gasoline, possibly using a fraudulent gas card or other device to avoid payment, and pumping the stolen fuel into storage containers in the back of a black four-door Toyota pickup.

Overnight Sept. 25/26, someone stole the garage door spring and assembly from a home under construction in the 2200 block of Raindance Drive.

Between 2:09 and 2:15 p.m. Sept. 26, someone stole a delivered package containing a tent from a porch in the 1400 block of Dorchester Drive. The recipient had received an email notification from UPS that the package had been delivered at 2:09 p.m.  He asked a friend to pick it up, and by the time the friend got there at 2:15 p.m., the package had been stolen.  The friend reported seeing a green sports utility vehicle that appeared to be following the UPS truck.  It's unknown if the SUV was connected to the theft.

Between 7:30 a.m. and 4 20 p.m. Sept. 27, someone cut a lock and stole a bike from a bike rack at Roseville High School.  The bike is a blue/green Specialized Fuse BMX-style bike, with images of skulls and pistols on it.

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