Crime Watch: Man Robs Donut Shop, Police Search for Suspect, More

A roundup of crime from the Roseville Police Department. Click the "Keep me posted" button below to be notified whenever a new Crime Watch runs.

Man Robs Donut Shop, Police Search for Suspect

At 4:25 p.m. Oct. 13, Baker Ben's Donuts, in the 1000 block of Douglas Boulevard, was robbed. The suspect entered the store, implied he had a gun in his pocket (no gun was actually seen), and demanded cash in a threatening manner.

He took cash and fled in a waiting tan and gold 2000s model pickup, similar to a Chevrolet Avalanche. He was described as a white male in his 40s with brown hair, wearing a black ballcap with white writing on it, a black short-sleeved shirt, and light-colored pants.

No injuries were reported.

Check out the surveillance photos to the right and contact Roseville Police at 916-774-5000 if you recognize the suspect.

Man Falls Asleep at the Wheel in Fast-Food Drive-Thru

At 12:43 a.m. Oct. 11, officers responded to check on a man who had fallen asleep in his car in a fast-food drive-through on Taylor Road. Officers talked to the man, who appeared to be under the influence of drugs, and noticed an illegal knife in his vehicle.

Officers searched his car and found methamphetamine, other drugs, a license plate from a pickup stolen from Folsom, several stolen credit and id cards, and other items of suspected stolen property. Some of the items had been stolen earlier in the evening from unlocked cars on Five Star Boulevard and Stanford Ranch Road.

The 29-year-old Sacramento resident was booked on suspicion of grand theft, possession of stolen property, DUI, drug possession and other related charges.

Man Seen Peeking Through Bathroom Window

At about 6:30 a.m. Oct. 12, an unknown man was seen peeking through a bathroom window in the 1000 block of Porthill Lane. He was described as a white male in his 20s, with a shaved head. By the time the resident went outside to check on him, he had fled.

Commercial Burglaries:

Overnight on Oct. 13/14, someone pried and removed a glass pane from a window at a hair styling salon in the 9200 block of Sierra College Blvd., and took cash from the cash register. A tall, slender white male adult with short dark-colored hair was seen loitering around the business on the morning of Oct. 14. He left in an older gray extended-bed pickup, similar to a Ford.

Between Oct. 13 and the morning of Oct. 15, someone pried and removed a glass pan from a window and entered an office in the 1800 block of East Roseville Parkway. A laptop computer, vases and other ornamental items were taken.

Residential Burglaries:

Check our map of where residential burglaries have been reported this month.

Sunday, Oct. 7

Between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7, someone went into an unlocked apartment in the 1000 block of Woodcreek Oaks Boulevard and took cash and jewelry.

Garage burglarized: Between 4 and 4:30 a.m. Oct. 7, someone forced entry into a garage on Delta Breeze Court, and moved some tools around. The roll-up door was damaged, but nothing was taken.

Tuesday, Oct. 9

Garage Burglary: Between noon and 12:15 p.m. Oct. 9, someone went into through an open garage door on Sky Ridge Court and stole a backpack containing an iPad, cell phone, iPod, sunglasses and several other electronic accessories.

Thursday, Oct. 11

Between 9:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. Oct. 11, someone went into a home in the 1900 block of Lindsay Drive by unknown means, moved items around and stole jewelry and clothing.

Saturday, Oct. 13

Between 7:45 a.m. Oct. 13 and 6:10 p.m. Oct. 14, someone forced entry into a home in the 2300 block of Thistle Down Drive (breaking a front door window pane) while the residents were away. It's unknown at this time what was taken.

Monday, Oct. 15

Attempted Burglary: Between 1:45 and 3:20 p.m. Oct. 15, while residents were away, someone switched off the power to a house in the 2200 block of Independence Way and possibly entered the home through an unlocked bedroom window. Nothing was taken.

Vehicle-Related Crime:

See where vehicle-related crime has been reported in our Crime Map.

Monday, Oct. 1

Between Oct. 1 and 6, someone got into a pickup on Davenwood Court by unknown means, and took music CDs, keys and loose change.

Friday, Oct. 5

Between Oct. 5 and 7, someone got into a pickup in the 1800 block of Eureka Road by unknown means, and took a military medical bag, sunglasses and other small items.

Saturday, Oct. 6

Between 2:30 and 8 a.m. Oct. 6, someone stole the tailgate from a blue Chevy Silverado pickup parked in the 200 block of Riverside Avenue.

Sunday, Oct. 7

Between 5:30 and 6 a.m. Oct. 7, someone smashed the window of an SUV parked in the 2400 block of Julliard Circle and took a purse containing ID, bank cards and gift cards, and a child's backpack. The unknown suspect used the victim's bank cads to make several purchases in Sacramento.

Monday, Oct. 8

At about 8:40 a.m. Oct. 8, a woman parked her car in a driveway on Bradford Court and went inside, leaving her purse in the car. When she returned five minutes later, someone had smashed her vehicle window and took her expensive purse, with her wallet, cash and other personal items. No suspects were seen in the area.

Overnight Oct. 8/9, someone went into an unlocked vehicle on Westlake Court and took the car stereo, a laptop computer, and a wallet containing the victim's ID cards.

Between the morning of Oct. 8 and the morning of Oct. 9, someone broke into a pickup in the 1800 block of Santa Ines St., rummaged through the glovebox and console, and stole some keys.

Tuesday, Oct. 9

Overnight Oct. 9/10, someone went into an unlocked car in the 3200 block of Acton Way and stole a backpack of hair styling tools.

Overnight Oct. 9/10, someone went into a possibly unlocked vehicle in the 1900 block of Santa Ines St. and stole camera equipment and an iPod.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

On the evening of Oct. 10, purses and other valuable items were stolen from unlocked vehicles on Five Star Boulevard and Stanford Ranch Road. Some of the stolen items were recovered during an arrest. See Man Falls Asleep at the Wheel in Fast-Food Drive-Thru above.

Overnight Oct. 10/11, someone stole a Ford F350 pickup from the 600 block of Twinwood Loop. On the afternoon of Oct. 11, the stolen truck was found, unoccupied and undamaged, in a parking lot in the 700 block of Sunrise Avenue.

Friday, Oct. 12

Between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m. Oct. 12, someone smashed the window of a vehicle in the 1000 block of Melody Lane, and took a laptop computer from behind the front passenger seat.

Between 11:30 p.m. Oct. 12 and 12:05 a.m. Oct. 13, someone broke the window of a car in a parking lot in the 500 block of North Sunrise Avenue, and stole expensive purses and all their contents, jewelry, clothing and several other expensive items. The victim's stolen bank cards were soon used to make fraudulent purchases.

Sunday, Oct. 14

Between 6 p.m. Oct. 14 and 9 a.m. Oct. 15, someone went into a locked vehicle parked at an apartment complex at 6725 Fiddyment Road, and took resuable grocery bags. There was no sign of forced entry and it's unknown how the suspect got into the vehicle.

Monday, Oct. 15

Around 1:30 a.m. on Oct. 15, someone slashed the tires and did other damage to a vehicle parked in an apartment complex at 1299 Antelope Creek Drive.

Metal Thefts:

Between the evening of Oct. 11 and the morning of Oct. 13, someone stripped copper from outdoor lights at a business in the 2000 block of Taylor Road. It appeared that the unknown suspect may have gone to the business on two consecutive nights to strip the copper. A black single-cab Toyota pickup was seen around the business at the time the theft occurred. The monetary loss was estimated at $5,000.


Sometime since Aug. 1, someone stole a battery from an RV trailer parked on Rosewood Court.

Between 10:10 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Oct. 5, someone stole seven boxes that had been delivered to the front of a house on Keeble Court.

Overnight Oct. 8/9, someone stole two bicycles that were mounted on a bike rack on a vehicle in the 4100 block of Enchanted Circle. The bikes were a gray Specialized Elite 21-speed, and a silver Specialized Dolce Elite 18-speed with a red saddle bag.

Between 4:30 and 6:50 p.m. October 10, someone cut the lock and stole a dark gray 21-speed bike that had been secured to a bike rack in the 300 block of North Sunrise.

Between 7 and 7:45 p.m. Oct. 10, a woman's wallet was stolen from her purse while she was shopping at a grocery store in Roseville Square.

Between 8:30 and 9:10 p.m. Oct. 13, someone went through an open garage door in the 600 block of Hovey Way and stole a purple Mongoose 21-speed mountain bike.

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