Crime Watch: 3 Carrying Coat Hangers Looking into Parked Cars Arrested

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 3 Carrying Coat Hangers Looking into Parked Cars, Arrested

Roseville Police arrested three men after a resident reported the suspects looking into parked cars in the Meadowlark Way area on May 28. They were carrying bent coat hangers, wire cutters and other suspected burglary tools.

Roseville Police officers suspect the trio was out looking for cars to burglarize.

Around 2:30 a.m., officers arrived in the area and detained the three men on Oak Ridge Drive and Michael Way.

A 21-year-old male from Roseville, a 20-year-old male from Carmichael and a 20-year-old male from Citrus Heights were arrested on suspicion of possessing burglary tools and conspiracy.

Thief Rummages Through Vending Machines at Oakmont High

Overnight May 23/24, someone trespassed on the Oakmont High School campus, forced open the door to the vending machine enclosure in the quad and broke into three vending machines, stealing coins and snack items.  The intruder caused extensive damage to the expensive vending machines. 

The case is under investigation.

According to Roseville Police, thefts and vandalisms on school campuses tend to increase during vacations. If you live near a school, keep an extra eye out and call police immediately if you see intruders or other suspicious activity on campus.

Thieves Take Computer Equipment from Buljan Intermediate School

Between 10 p.m. May 28 and 8 a.m. May 29, someone forced entry into a portable classroom at Buljan Intermediate School. The unknown suspect or suspects ransacked the classroom and took a computer and audio-visual equipment.

Shoplifter Threatens Employee with Knife

At noon on May 27, an employee of a pharmacy in the 1700 block of Pleasant Grove confronted a shopper, a female in her 30s, who had been seen concealing merchandise in her bag.  The suspected shoplifter brandished a knife at the employee in a threatening manner and left the store. Officers have identified a suspect and are continuing the investigation.

Teen Robs Gas Station Convenience Store at Gunpoint 

At 10:44 p.m. May 28, a teenage male entered a gas station convenience store in the 9000 block of Woodcreek Oaks Blvd., showed the clerk a handgun in his pocket, and took snack items and cigarettes without paying for them.  Officers have identified a juvenile suspect and are continuing the investigation.

Man Arrested for Following, Using His Car as Weapon 

At 10:23 p.m. on May 29, an officer responded to the Douglas Blvd./Harding Blvd. to a report of an unknown male driver following another car, swerving and trying to force it off the roadway. 

The officer contacted both parties on Douglas Boulevard near Judah Street and determined that the two groups had encountered each other at a gas station on Pleasant Grove Boulevard near Fairway Drive and words or gestures may have been exchanged (the statements were conflicting). The suspect then followed the other party in his car until the officers stopped them.

The suspect, a 34-year-old male from Rocklin was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon (using his car as a weapon) and committing a felony while out on bail for another felony.

Party-Goer Hits Man with Beer Bottle Multiple Times, Arrested

At 5:30 a.m. May 20, officers responded to an aggravated assault at a private party in the 100 block of Main Street. According to witnesses, one of the men at the party got angry at another male who was talking to his girlfriend, and hit him in the face several times with a beer bottle. 

The suspect fled the area before officers arrived.  The victim was transported to the hospital with serious injuries (he's since been released). Officers investigated, and on May 25, they arrested the suspect, a 36-year-old male from Folsom, on suspicion of assault causing great bodily injury, and assault with a deadly weapon. He's currently in custody in the Placer County Jail.

Parking Lot Fight Leads to Arrest

At 1:45 p.m. May 26, officers responded to a disturbance in a store parking lot in the 6700 block of Stanford Road.  Motorists got into a dispute over a parking situation, and one of them allegedly took out a knife and scratched the side of the other motorist's car. Officers arrested a 27-year-old Roseville man on suspicion of vandalism and related charges.

Drug Arrests: 

On the morning of May 28, officers conducted a probation search of a home in the 400 block of Bonita Street, and found evidence of sales and methamphetamine and marijuana, and loaded handguns.   The residents, a 33-year- old male and a 28-year-old female, were arrested for numerous drug and weapon-related charges.

Residential Burglaries:

Thursday, May 17

Between 6 p.m. May 17 and 9 a.m. May 18, someone entered a vacant apartment at 1299 Antelope Creek Drive, possibly through an unlocked sliding door, and stole a television.

Wednesday, May 23

Garages burglarized —Between 1:30 and 11 a.m. May 23, someone went into a detached garage unit at an apartment complex at 1299 Antelope Creek Drive, broke into a car stored inside the garage and stole the stereo, cash and other items.

Thursday, May 24

Between 8:40 a.m. and noon on May 24, someone went into a backyard in the 3000 block of Haywood Place while the resident was gone, pried a window to enter the house and stole video gaming equipment and laptop computers.

Friday, May 25

Garage burglary — Between 9:30 p.m. May 25 and 11:30 a.m. May 26, someone went into an open garage on Ridgedale Court and stole a bicycle and a guitar.

Tip:  Always keep your garage door closed and side doors to the garage locked.

Between May 25 and May 28, someone forced the front door of a home in the 1000 block of Kensington Drive while the residents were out of town, and took jewelry and laptop computers.

Sunday, May 27

Between 3 and 10 p.m. on May 27, someone went into an apartment in the 2800 block of Alexandra Drive, possibly through an unlocked sliding glass door, and took boxes of stereo equipment and jewelry that had been packed for moving.

Monday, May 28

Between 3 p.m. May 28 and 6:30 a.m. May 29, someone stole a flatbed trailer containing a lawn mower and other equipment from behind a home on Columbia Court.

Vehicle-Related Crime:

Monday, May 21

Overnight May 21/22, someone smashed the window of a pickup in an apartment complex parking lot at 501 Gibson Drive, and stole a backpack containing clothing and medication.

Overnight on May 21/22, someone went into an unlocked car on Oakborough Avenue and stole an iPhone4.

Tuesday, May 22

At 5:41 p.m. May 22, an officer stopped a vehicle for a moving violation on Stone Point Drive near N. Sunrise Avenue.  He found out that the vehicle he stopped had been reported stolen from Sacramento.  The officer investigated further and found the driver was connected to a second stolen vehicle that had been abandoned nearby on North Sunrise Ave.  The abandoned vehicle had been stolen earlier that day during a carjacking in Sacramento.   Both stolen vehicles were recovered, and the 27-year-old female driver from Sacramento was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft and related charges.

Friday, May 25

Between May 25-27, someone punched the lock of a Honda Accord parked in an apartment complex parking lot at 800 Gibson Drive, rummaged through the car and stole the stereo.

Saturday, May 26

Between 7:15 and 7:30 a.m. May 26, someone stole an unsecured power tool from the back of a pickup in a fast-food parking lot on Cirby Way at Sunrise Avenue.  The victim had left his truck unattended for a few minutes while he went inside to buy food.  An officer responded to take the report, and found items belonging to the victim of a Citrus Heights vehicle burglary and a license plate from a stolen vehicle discarded nearby.  It appears an experienced thief was in the area and took advantage of a quick chance to steal an unsecured tool.

Between 7 and 7:45 p.m. on May 26, someone broke the window of a pickup parked in a restaurant parking lot at 500 N. Sunrise Ave., and stole the stereo.  No suspects were seen.

Monday, May 28

At 2 p.m. May 28, a woman parked her vehicle on Orvietto Drive near East Roseville Parkway and went for a bike ride. When she returned an hour later, her vehicle had been broken into and her purse stolen.  By the time she reported the theft, her credit card had already been used to make unauthorized purchases.

Metal Thefts: 

Overnight on May 24/25, someone went into homes under construction south of Leighham Drive, and took an AC unit, copper tubing and other metal items.

Catalytic Converter Thefts:


Between midnight and 2 p.m. on May 20, someone stole two catalytic converters from a 2002 Toyota Sequoia parked in the 8900 block of Rising Mist Way.

Between May 21 and the morning of May 26, someone stole the catalytic converter from a 1997 Toyota Tacoma pickup parked in a driveway in the 2000 block of Dorrington Drive.

Attempted metal theft —Sometime between 11 p.m. May 24 and 8 a.m. May 25, someone tried to steal a catalytic converter from a Toyota SUV in the 1500 block of Carbury Avenue.

At about 4 a.m. May 25, someone stole the catalytic converter from a 2003 Toyota pickup parked in a driveway in the 100 block of Callawassie Way. The victim heard his car alarm sound at 4 a.m. and went outside, but didn't see anyone.

Overnight May 29/30, someone stole two catalytic converters from vehicles in the 100 block of Riverside Avenue.


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