Crime Watch: Man Arrested for Making Sexual Remarks at Teen in School Parking Lot

A roundup of crime from the Roseville Police Department. Includes a screwdriver used as a weapon during a house fight, an attempted armed robbery at a gas station and more crime . Click the "Keep me posted" button below to be notified whenever a new Crime

Man Makes Sexual Remarks at Teen in School Parking Lot, Arrest Made

At about 10 p.m. Saturday, May 12, an adult male approached a teenager he didn't know in the parking lot of a school on Morningstar Drive, and made inappropriate sexual remarks to him. 

Officers responded and located the suspect.  A 52-year-old male from Roseville was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor "child annoying" and related charges.

Woman’s Purse Stolen During Emergency, 2 Arrested

At about 3 a.m. May 12, a resident of the 300 block of B Street had a medical emergency and was taken to the hospital. In the confusion, her purse was left outside and was stolen.  Her credit cards and checks were used to make fraudulent purchases. 

Officers followed up and on May 14 they arrested a 39-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman, both from Roseville, on suspicion of forgery, possession of stolen property and several other related charges.

Screwdriver Used as Weapon in House Fight

At 3:05 p.m. May 14, officers responded to a physical fight between acquaintances at a house in the 300 block of Fifth Street, in which a screwdriver was used as a weapon.  The suspect, a 46-year-old woman, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.  The other party had minor injuries and didn't need medical attention.

Urinal Valve Stolen from Fast-Food Restaurant

At about 2 p.m. on May 10, two males went into a fast food restaurant in the 1000 block of Sunrise Avenue, and while one acted as a lookout, the other went into the bathroom and stole the valve from a urinal. 

The suspects were two white males in their 30s, both about 5'10" tall and between 200-220 pounds.  One wore a baseball cap, and the other wore a black tank-top and had full-sleeve tattoos on both arms.  Both were riding bicycles.

Attempted Armed Robbery at Gas Station

At 5:12 a.m. Monday, May 14, an employee was getting ready to unlock the door of a gas station at the corner of Sunrise Avenue and Cirby Way when an unknown male approached him and pointed a handgun at him, apparently intending to commit a robbery. 

The employee ran away from the suspect, and the suspect fled on foot eastbound on Cirby Way.  He was described as a male wearing a ski mask, black jacket and blue jeans, armed with a small silver handgun.  No one was hurt and nothing was taken.

Commercial Burglaries: 

At about 4 a.m. on May 11, someone removed the glass from a rear patio door and entered a restaurant in the 700 block of Sunrise Avenue. At the time of the report it didn't appear that anything had been taken.

Copper Wire, Battery Thefts:

Between May 7 and May 12, several rolls of copper wire were stolen from a utility storage area in the 900 block of Galleria Blvd.

At about 5 a.m. May 14, someone stole marine batteries from a camping trailer in a driveway in the 600 block of Hampton Drive.  An older white sedan was seen in the area at the time of the theft.

2 Arrested on Drug-Related Charges at Noisy Party

At 10:25 p.m. on Sunday, May 13, officers responded to a loud party complaint in a hotel room on Harding Boulevard.  Two adult males from Roseville, ages 21 and 27, were arrested on drug-related charges.

Duo Arrested for Possession of Burglary Tools, Drugs

At 12:14 a.m. May 8, an officer stopped a car on Sunrise Avenue near Cirby Way.  The driver, a 47-year-old Roseville man, was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of methamphetamine, and possession of hacksaws and other tools commonly used to steal metal. 

Officers then searched the arrestee's house in the 300 block of Fifth Street and found more burglary tools and drug paraphernalia.  A second person, a 50-year-old Roseville man, was arrested on suspicion of possession of burglary tools and drug paraphernalia.

Vehicle-Related Crime:

Sunday, May 6 

Between 9 p.m. May 6 and 4 a.m. May 7, someone got into a locked vehicle in the 1500 block of East Colonial Parkway by unknown means and took a wallet from the center console.  The victim's debit card was soon used to make purchases at several stores in the local area.

Monday, May 7

Between 10 and 11 a.m. May 7, someone went into an unlocked car in a grocery store parking lot on Fairway Drive, and took a wallet with all its contents and a cell phone.

At about 3 p.m. May 7, a woman parked her car at Sculpture Park, placed her purse in the trunk of the car, locked the car and went for a run. When she returned, someone had smashed her car window, popped the trunk open and stolen her purse. Her bank cards had already been used to make fraudulent purchases.

Thursday, May 10

Between 10 p.m. May 10 and 1 p.m. May 11, someone pried the door of a car parked in an apartment complex lot at 8800 Sierra College Blvd. and took a breadmaker, several electronic items (computer printer, iPod, chargers) and jewelry.

Overnight on May 10/11, someone went into a possibly unlocked car in an apartment complex parking lot at 1299 Antelope Creek Dr. and took a laptop computer, video game equipment, a checkbook and other items of value.

Friday, May 11

At about 2 a.m. May 11, an employee of a restaurant in the 1100 block of Orlando saw two people rummaging through his unlocked vehicle, taking a tent and flashlight from the trunk.  Employees detained one of the suspects until officers arrived, and an officer stopped a related vehicle with the second suspect nearby.  Two men from Citrus Heights, ages 20 and 21, were issued citations for petty theft, and their driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

Saturday, May 12

Gas siphoned — Between 6 p.m. May 12 and 8 a.m. May 13, someone siphoned gas from a pickup parked in the 600 block of Loretto Drive.

Attempted theft — At about 12:40 p.m. May 12, a male was seen tampering with the rear license plate of a vehicle parked at Buljan Park. The car owner confronted the unknown suspect, who drove away in a teal or silver Dodge Caravan with no rear plate.

Between 9:30 p.m. May 12 and midnight, someone pried the door of a vehicle parked in a movie theater parking lot on North Sunrise Avenue.  The thief rummaged through the vehicle, but fortunately the car owner hadn't left anything of value in the car, and nothing was taken.

Tip from Roseville Police:  Movie theater lots, like fitness center lots, can be easy pickings for thieves-the thieves know you won't be back for a couple of hours.  Never leave valuable items in your car.

Sunday, May 13

Overnight on May 13/14, someone stole a green 1995 Honda Accord four-door, with a previously damaged front bumper, from the 1000 block of Madden Lane.

Overnight on May 13/14, someone broke into a car parked in an apartment complex parking lot in the 300 block of B Street and stole a stereo speaker.

Overnight on May 13/14, someone pried the rear sliding window of a pickup parked in the 1300 block of Harrison Drive and stole the stereo.

Monday, May 14

At 2:15 a.m. Monday, May 14, residents reported someone rummaging through a vehicle in the 600 block of Hovey Way. They kept an eye on the suspect and called police.  Officers tried to contact the suspect, and he ran away, jumping fences into backyards.  They found him in the 1000 block of McRae Way, and took him into custody without further incident.  The officers recovered headphones and other small items that had been taken out of the possibly unlocked vehicle on Hovey Way.  A 24-year-old male from Roseville was arrested on suspicion of possessing stolen property, possessing burglar's tools, and resisting or delaying officers.

At 6:15 a.m. on May 14, a resident of an apartment complex in the 1000 block of Madden Lane heard her car alarm, went out and discovered her car window had been smashed and her stereo taken.  No suspects were seen in the area.


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