Crime Watch: Man Arrested, Found with Machete in Sun City

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Man Arrested, Found with Machete in Sun City

At 1 p.m. Sept. 12, officers responded to a report of someone loudly banging on a front door in the 7100 block of Lost Lake Lane. Officers responded and stopped a pickup nearby, occupied by a couple from Wheatland. The officer saw a partially concealed machete (knife) under the driver's seat. The male, a 28-year-old from Wheatland, was arrested on suspicion of having a concealed dirk or machete.

Copper Stripped from 7 A/C Units, Cost $35K in Damages

Between Sept. 7 and 10, someone stripped the copper from seven air-conditioning units from an office complex in the 1700 block of Vernon Street. The total loss is estimated at $35,000.

Duo Found with Stolen Fire Hydrants, Arrested

Junction West, recovered stolen metal items: At 11:04 p.m. Sept. 10, officers spotted a sedan coming out of a construction area near Fiddyment Road and Baseline Road. Officers stopped the car on Baseline Road and saw fire hydrants in the back seat. Officers found that the hydrants had been taken from the construction site. The two suspects, a 48-year-old male and a 40-year-old male, both from North Highlands, were arrested on suspicion of possessing stolen property.

Catalytic Converter Thefts:

Between Aug. 29 and Sept. 5, someone stole two catalytic converters from a 2005 Toyota Tundra pickup in the 300 block of Evelyn Avenue.

Between Saturday night, Sept. 8, and Monday morning, Sept. 10, someone stole the catalytic converter from a Toyota pickup parked in a driveway in the 1200 block of Gerry Way.

Between 11 p.m. Sept. 3 and 7:50 p.m. Sept. 4, someone stole the catalytic converter from a Toyota Tacoma pickup parked in the 7600 block of Millport Drive.

Residential Burglaries:

Monday, Sept. 3

Garage burglarized: Between Sept. 3 and 6, someone went into a detached garage in the 800 block of Grove Street and took two weed-eaters. There was no sign of forced entry.

Garage burglarized: Sometime between Sept. 3 and 9, someone stole a 20-foot ladder and a set of golf clubs from a garage on Daggett Court. The burglary may have happened sometime during the day on September 4 when the garage door was left open.

Tuesday, Sept. 4

Shed burglarized: Between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sept. 4, someone went into an unlocked backyard shed in the 800 block of Trimble Way and took four bicycles, a lawn mower, an air compressor, a motorized scooter, and other small items.

Between 7:15 and 8:30 p.m. Sept. 4, someone entered a home in the 2200 block of Portmarnock Way through an unlocked window at the rear of the home while the residents were gone, and took laptop computers, small electronics, and other small items. A suspicious person seen in the area around the time of the burglary was described as a tall, thin black male wearing a hooded sweatshirt and dark clothing, carrying a backpack.

Thursday, Sept. 6

Attempted burglary: Between 8 p.m. Sept. 6 and 1:30 p.m. Sept. 7, someone pried the window and side door to a garage in the 1400 block of New England Drive, while the residents were away. No one got in and nothing was taken.

At 11:39 p.m. Sept. 6, a resident entered his apartment in the 8000 block of Painted Desert Drive and interrupted a burglary in progress. The unknown suspect hit the resident in the head with an unknown object and fled, taking cash and a coin collection. The resident had a bump on his forehead from being hit, but didn't need medical attention at the scene. The resident didn't get a good look at the suspect.

Monday, Sept. 10

Between Sept. 10 and 11, someone pried the front door of a home in the 1200 block of Glenbrook Avenue while the resident was away, and took a gun safe containing rifles, computer equipment, jewelry and other items.

Vehicle-Related Crime:

Saturday, Sept. 1

Between 3 and 6 a.m. Sept. 1, someone went into an unlocked van in the 100 block of Grove Street and took a tote bag, sewing patterns, a rosary and other small items.

Wednesday, Sept. 5

Between 8 and 9:40 a.m. Sept. 5, someone cut the padlock to a commercial landscaping crew's trailer in the 2100 block of Douglas Blvd., and took four lawn mowers, three hedge trimmers, three leaf-blowers and two edgers.

Between 10:30 and 11 a.m. Sept. 5, someone went into an unlocked vehicle parked in the 10000 block of Fairway Drive, and took a laptop computer bag, containing the laptop computer and other items, from the front passenger seat.

Thursday, Sept. 6

Between 2 p.m. Sept. 6 and 7:15 a.m. Sept. 7, someone forced entry into a landscaper's utility trailer parked in a storage facility in the 900 block of Orlando Avenue, and took a leaf-blower, two weedeaters and a hedge trimmer.

Overnight Sept. 6/7, someone stole the tailgate from a white 2012 Ford F250 truck parked in an apartment complex in the 1700 block of East Roseville Parkway.

Friday, Sept. 7

Overnight Sept. 7/8, someone got into a pickup parked in the 3000 block of Brady Lane and stole several items of construction equipment. There was no sign of forced entry.

Saturday, Sept. 8

Between 10 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, during a youth soccer game, someone broke the window of a vehicle parked next to Mel Hamel Park on Crocker Ranch Road, and took a purse that had been left on the floor of the vehicle. The purse contained several gift cards, ID and credit cards.

Between Sept. 8 and 10, a dump truck was stolen from a construction site in the 1600 block of Vineyard Road. The CHP found it "dumped" and unoccupied in Sacramento on Sept. 10.

Sunday, Sept. 9

In the early morning hours of Sept. 9, someone cut the fence to a used car lot in the 900 block of Riverside Avenue, and stole a silver 2004 Nissan Frontier pickup. Overnight September 9/10, someone went into a fenced area of a tow lot in the 700 block of Riverside Avenue, and stole an orange 2004 Kawasaki motorcycle.

At about 1:30 p.m. Sept. 9, a resident parked her car at the waterpark on Taylor Road, put her purse in the trunk and locked her vehicle. When she returned a few hours later, someone had smashed her vehicle window, unlocked the trunk and took her purse, containing cash, her ID, credit cards and a camera.

Between 8 p.m. Sept. 9 and 7 a.m. Sept. 11, someone stole an off-road red and blue 1987 Kawasaki motorcycle from a side yard in the 1200 block of Glenbrook Avenue.

Monday, Sept. 10

At about 6 p.m. on Sept. 10, someone stole a carpet stretching tool from the back of a pickup in an apartment complex parking lot in the 1000 block of Woodcreek Oaks Blvd.


Overnight Aug. 30/Sept. 1, someone stole three tan canvas umbrellas and stands from the courtyard of a church in the 500 block of Sunrise Avenue.

At 3:15 p.m. Sept. 6, a man was seen stealing a pressure washer from the side yard of a house in the 1300 block of Mossbrook Court. A resident followed him to the area of Sunrise Avenue and Cirby Way, and got the pressure washer back. The suspect fled on a bike. He was described as an Hispanic male between the ages of 25 and 30, 5'10" and 170 pounds with black hair, wearing a white t-shirt and white painter-style pants. He was riding a dark-colored beach comber bicycle.

Between 2:35 and 3:30 p.m. Sept. 10, someone stole two packages that had been delivered to the front porch of a home on Hobble Court.

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Franklin September 13, 2012 at 01:06 AM
I want to know more about the Sun City incident. This looks like it would be of interest to the entire community. Can you follow up on this one?????
Franklin September 13, 2012 at 01:09 AM
I think they need to start putting LoJack on catalytic converters. Maybe they also need to put LoJacks on fire hydrants too.
Lauren Gibbs September 13, 2012 at 03:49 PM
I'll see what else I can find out about this and let you know.


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