Door-to-Door Solicitors Steal Cash from Resident
At about 3 p.m. on July 29, two males were soliciting door to door at an apartment complex on Central Park Drive. They claimed to be soliciting cash for sponsorships for students at a local school.
One resident gave them some cash from a desk in his living room. They left and one came back about 15 minutes later, claiming to have left a pamphlet in the resident's bathroom. While one of the residents was checking the bathroom, the solicitor grabbed the rest of the resident's cash from the desk and ran.
The suspect was described as a white male teenager, 5'10" tall and 165 pounds, with short, straight brown hair. He was wearing a light blue t-shirt and blue jeans. He was last seen getting into the driver's side of a light blue van with out-of-state license plates.
Reckless Driver Brandishes Club-Type Object During Road Rage Incident
At about 9:15 p.m. Aug. 1, a resident got upset at another driver who was speeding and driving recklessly in the area of Meadow Vista Way and Ridgecrest Drive. The resident yelled and cursed at the reckless driver. The reckless driver stopped and brandished a club-type object at the resident in a threatening manner, and threatened to hurt him. The resident drove home and called police. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
Trespassers Set Cardboard on Fire, Damage Landscaping at Buljan School
Sometime over the weekend of August 3-5, trespassers went into the new construction area of Buljan Middle School, damaged landscaping and set some cardboard on fire. We believe the trespassers were on skateboards, based on the wax scrapings left behind in the landscape areas.
Police Arrest 3 in Drug-Deal Robbery
At 6:50 p.m. Aug. 3, an Auburn resident met some other men in a parking lot on Taylor Road to sell them prescription methadone. The two would-be drug buyers instead forced the seller to drive them to another location on North Sunrise Avenue, then attacked him and robbed him of his drugs and car keys.
Officers found and tried to detain the suspected robbers on Taylor Road, but they ran away, running across all lanes of I-80. Officers detained them across the freeway in the 1100 block of Atlantic Street.
The victim/suspected drug seller, a 30-year-old male from Auburn, was treated at the hospital for his injuries from the attack and then arrested on suspicion of selling narcotic drugs.
A 28-year-old male from Auburn and a 34-year-old male from Citrus Heights were arrested on suspicion of robbery, kidnapping, aggravated assault and related charges.
Reckless Driver Almost Hits Mom, Kids
At about 7 p.m. Aug. 6, officers responded to the area of Mayfair Drive and Dudley Drive to a witness's report that a driver had run a stop sign and almost hit a mom walking with her young children. Officers located the suspect, a 30-year-old male from Roseville, and arrested him on the citizen's complaint for reckless driving. He was booked and released on a citation to appear.
Police Arrest Parolee
At 1:51 p.m. August 6, officers responded to a disturbance in the 200 block of Harding Blvd. When they arrived they learned that one of the involved parties, who had fled before officers arrived, had an outstanding arrest warrant for being in violation of his parole.
Officers followed up on leads and arrested the wanted parolee in the same general area a few hours later. The 35-year-old male is now being held without bail in the Placer County Jail.
Catalytic Converter Thefts:
Between 12:05 and 7:30 a.m. Aug. 1, someone stole the catalytic converter from a Toyota Sequoia SUV in the 1600 block of Etchingham Drive.
Overnight Aug. 5/6, someone stole several catalytic converters and fuel from rental trucks on Wills Road.
Overnight Aug. 5/6, someone stole the catalytic converter from a Toyota Sequoia SUV in the 1000 block of Caragh St.
At 2:17 a.m. August 2, officers responded to a burglary alarm at a smoke shop in the 900 block of Roseville Parkway, and found that someone had thrown a rock through the window and made entry, taking several items of merchandise. A couple of hours later, the business owner called to report two suspicious juveniles walking in a nearby residential neighborhood, whom he felt might be responsible for the burglary. Officers responded, contacted the juveniles and recovered property stolen from the shop. A 15-year-old male and a 17-year-old male, both from Roseville, were arrested on suspicion of burglary and related charges.
Thursday, July 26
Overnight on July 26/27, someone entered a vacant rental property on Circuit Drive (through a window that may have inadvertently been left unlocked) and maliciously vandalized the place, pouring paint on the floors, plugging the drains and turning on the water, and painting gang graffiti on the walls.
Sunday, July 29
Attempted Burglary: At 9:30 p.m. July 29, officers responded to a report that someone was trying to break into a house in the 1600 block of Debenham St. The resident followed a suspect to the 1400 block of Cushendall Drive, by Elliot Park, where he saw the suspect kick out the window of a parked car. Nothing was taken. Officers checked the area and questioned people in the park, but were unable to locate the suspect. He was described as a white or Hispanic male, 6'0" tall, with a stocky or muscular build and dark hair, wearing a red shirt and black shorts.
Monday, July 30
Overnight on July 30/31, probably at about 2:30 a.m., someone opened the garage door of a home on Davenwood Court and stole several items from the garage as well as from cars parked inside the garage. We think the unknown suspect first got into a car parked outside, stole items from that car and then used the garage remote from the outside car to get access to the garage. Some of the stolen items were discarded in the yard of a home in the 3000 block of Dagget Drive.
Tuesday, July 31
Garage burglary: Between 8:30 pm. July 31 and 4:30 a.m. Aug. 1, someone entered the garage of a house in the 1300 block of Kingswood Drive and took a Honda dirt bike, a bicycle, tools and equipment. The resident may have left the garage door open.
Friday, Aug. 3
Garage burglary: Overnight Aug. 3-4, someone went into an open garage in the 9200 block of Cortina Circle and took an iPod, laptop computer and tools from a vehicle parked inside the garage.
Sunday, Aug. 5
Garage burglary: Sometime between August 5 and 6, someone entered an open garage in the 2000 block of Ashridge Way and took a red Felt Virtue men's 27-speed mountain bicycle.
Saturday, June 23
Between June 23 and 24 someone stole a blue 2003 Dodge Neon four-door from the 300 block of High Street. On Aug. 1, the Citrus Heights Police Department found it, undamaged and unoccupied. It was returned to the owner.
Thursday, July 19
Between 7:15 and 7:35 a.m. July 19, someone broke the window of a car in the 8000 block of Painted Desert Drive and took clothing.
Tuesday, July 24
Between 8:30 and 9 p.m. July 24, someone went into an unlocked car parked on Palmerston Loop and took a wallet that had been left on top of the center console, and a phone that had been left on the seat.
Friday, July 27
Sometime during the day on July 27, someone broke into a car parked in the 2900 block of Douglas Blvd. and rifled through the car, taking a pair of sunglasses.
Sunday, July 29
Between 9:30 and 11 p.m. July 29, someone went into a fitness center locker room in the 300 block of N. Sunrise, stole car keys from a backpack that had been left in an unlocked locker, and then stole the car. At about 11:30 p.m. the car was found abandoned in Rocklin, on fire. Our officers and Rocklin police officers are continuing to investigate to identify the suspect.
Monday, July 30
Between 1:15 and 8:30 a.m. July 30, someone broke the windows of a car parked in the 1400 block of Cushendall Drive. Nothing was taken.
Overnight July 30/31, someone broke into a vehicle on Marcia Way by unknown means and took a wallet containing cash and credit cards from the glove box, and tools from the trunk.
Wednesday, Aug. 1
Between 4 and 7 a.m. Aug. 1, someone broke into a car parked at a hotel in the 100 block of N. Sunrise and took a portable DVD player and camping equipment.
Thursday, Aug. 2
At 1:50 p.m. Aug. 2 a resident of the 600 block of Oakborough Avenue heard her pickup truck alarm sounding. When she went to check her truck, someone had pried the door lock and opened the door. No suspects were seen in the area, and nothing was taken from the truck--the audible alarm probably scared them off.
Between 7:30 and 10 p.m. on Aug. 2, someone punctured two tires of a car parked on Woodberry Court, and poured a liquid on the vehicle's hood. Earlier, between 7 and 7:30 p.m., the residents had asked a couple of argumentative, persistent door-to-door solicitors to leave. They suspected the solicitors of doing the damage in retribution. The solicitors were described as a teenage Hispanic male, a young adult black male, and a white male adult with a goatee who was driving a silver Kia with paper dealer's plates. They said they were going door to door selling something in order to get a scholarship. An officer patrolled the area, but was unable to locate the suspicious solicitors.
Friday, Aug. 3
Between 1 and 8 a.m. Aug. 3, someone went into a possibly unlocked car parked in the 1900 block of Quail Ridge West Lane, and took a wallet with the victim's cash, ID and credit cards.
Saturday, Aug. 4
At about 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 4, a resident parked her car in the lot of a fitness center in the 300 block of North Sunrise Avenue, and hid her purse under the front passenger seat. By the time the resident returned to her car at 10 p.m., a thief had broken her car window, reached in and stole her purse with her ID and bank cards.
Overnight Aug. 4/5, someone stole a white 2003 GMC pickup from a hotel parking lot in the 1000 block of Lead Hill. An officer located the vehicle the next day, undamaged, in the parking lot of Saugstad Park.
Overnight Aug. 4/5, someone stole a black 2006 Ford F350 truck from Crane Court.
Monday, Aug. 6
Around 7 p.m. Aug. 6, someone stole a green 1992 Honda Accord 4-door from an apartment complex at 1751 E. Roseville Parkway. The victim found it in a different area of the complex the next day with both license plates missing.
Tuesday, Aug. 7
At 8:22 p.m. Aug. 7, a citizen saw his vehicle being burglarized in a parking lot in the 600 block of Sunrise Avenue, taking his wallet from the center console. He called 911 and followed the suspects until officers stopped them on westbound I-80 near Riverside Avenue. The suspects, a 27-year-old male from Fairfield and a 32-year-old male from San Francisco, were arrested on suspicion of burglary and related charges.
Sometime between July 13 and 14, someone stole two kayaks, a surfboard, a bicycle and other sports and camping gear from the back patio of an apartment in the 1200 block of Antelope Creek while the residents were away.
Between July 20 and 23, someone stole a fireplace unit from a house under construction on Fluxton Drive.
Between July 22 and 25, someone stole a generator, battery and satellite dish from a travel trailer in the 900 block of Keith Drive.
Between 4:20 and 7:30 p.m. on July 30, a library patron reported that someone stole her wallet out of her back pocket while she was at the downtown library.
Sometime on or before Aug. 2, someone tampered with and damaged an air conditioning unit in a commercial strip in the 100 block of Cirby Way, in an apparent attempt to take the copper pipes.
Overnight Aug. 2/3, someone stole batteries from RV trailers in the 1400 block of Raeburn and the 1500 block of Arncliffe.
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