Crime Watch: Mail Thefts, Suspicious Fire, More

A roundup of crime from the Roseville Police Department. Includes residential burglaries, a commercial burglary and more crime.

Mail Thefts:

Between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Feb. 17, someone stole a small package of outgoing mail from a mailbox in the 1700 block of Lariat Loop.

A couple of small businesses on Oak Street and Riverside Avenue that have mail slots in their front doors where customers can drop payments after hours reported that checks have been taken recently, apparently by people reaching through or "fishing" through the mail slots. Businesses that accept after-hours payments might want to consider installing a lock-box.

Suspicious Fire Reported

At about 4 p.m. on Feb. 16, Roseville Fire Department firefighters investigated a smell of smoke near the creek off the 1800 block of Blue Jay Drive, and found a couple of burned-out spots (one possibly made at an earlier date) in the vegetation.  A juvenile wearing a black T-shirt, blue jeans and a backpack was seen leaving the area.

Commercial Burglary:

At 9:20 p.m. on Feb. 14, officers responded to a burglary alarm at an automotive business on Plumber Way.  They found that someone had broken a window and possibly entered the business, but nothing appeared to be missing.

Residential Burglaries:

Monday, Feb. 13

Attempted burglary: Sometime before 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 13, someone tried to pry the door leading from the side yard into the garage of a home in the 2100 block of Van Ness Drive.  Fortunately no one got in and nothing was taken.

Thursday, Feb. 16

Between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 16, someone entered a home in the 1900 block of Vista Creek Drive, possibly through the garage side door, and took jewelry.

Friday, Feb. 17

Between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Feb. 17, someone pried open a window in the rear of the house and got into a home in the 1700 block of Tanglewood, taking a TV, a laptop computer, jewelry, and other small items.

Between 4 p.m. on Feb.17 and 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 18, someone forced open the front door of a home on Boston Commons Place and burglarized the house while the residents were away. It's unknown at this time what was taken.

Sunday, Feb. 19

At 1:47 a.m. on Feb. 19, officers responded to a burglary alarm at a home in the 1300 block of Greenborough Drive, and found the front door had been kicked open while the residents were away. It's unknown at this time what, if anything, was taken.

Vehicle-Related Crime:

Between Feb. 12 and Feb. 18, two vehicles, a 1996 Honda Accord four-door sedan and a red 1991 Acura Integra two-door were stolen at separate times from the parking lot of an apartment complex at 1751 East Roseville Parkway.

Between 10 a.m. on Feb. 16 and 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 17, someone stole a red Nissan Pathfinder pickup from Halley Glen Drive. The Sacramento Police Department found it the next day, in their jurisdiction. On Feb. 18, on Hallissy Drive, Roseville officers found an unoccupied white Toyota Tacoma pickup that had been stolen from Sacramento.

Between noon and 3 p.m. on Feb. 16, someone smashed the window of a pickup in the 200 block of West Duranta Street. Nothing was taken.

At 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 16, someone stole a power leaf-blower from the back of a pickup on La Rue Alley.  A male suspect was seen driving away from the area in a silver Nissan Frontier pickup.

There were three vehicle burglaries or attempted vehicle burglaries in the Johnson Ranch neighborhood in the early morning hours of Feb. 18.  Between 2:30 and 6:30 a.m. on Feb. 18, someone went into a car parked in a driveway on Woburn Court and took a laptop computer and phone chargers.  There was no sign of forced entry into the vehicle.  During the same time frame, someone smashed the windows of a car parked in the driveway of a home in the 5900 block of Silkwood Way and took a laptop computer, iPod and iPad, and broke the windows of a vehicle parked in the driveway of a home in the 4700 block of Allegretto Way.  Nothing was taken from that vehicle.

A tip from Roseville Police: Please don't leave valuable items in your vehicle.  The safest place to park your car is inside your locked garage, but if that's not possible, roll up your windows, lock all doors and remove all valuable items, including your garage remote control.

Sometime overnight Feb. 20/21, someone removed the tires from a car parked in a driveway on Camelot Drive.

Sometime overnight Feb. 20/21, someone stole a red 1996 Chevy 4-door sedan from an apartment complex parking lot at 1451 Kingswood Drive.

At about 8 a.m. on Feb. 21, a red 1998 Dodge Neon was taken from a driveway in the 1800 block of Iceberg Lane.  The owner had left it momentarily while it was running, with the keys in the ignition, and it was stolen. No suspect was seen.

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Eyesonville February 28, 2012 at 05:33 PM
One more house was broken into over the weekend of feb 25, the front door was kicked in and robbed many items while the residents were away. Near eich middle school off lotetto
Lauren Gibbs February 28, 2012 at 07:27 PM
Eyesonville, Thanks for the comment. That break-in is included in our most recent Crime Watch here: http://patch.com/A-rlKF. Scary.


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