Crime Watch: Man Steals Car, Crashes into Brick Wall, Flees, Arrested, More

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Police: Man Steals Car, Crashes into Brick Wall, Flees, Arrested

At 12:45 p.m. Oct. 4, officers responded to a car that had crashed into a brick wall in front of a house on Sun Tree Court. The male driver got out and ran. Officers converged on the area and within ten minutes, located and took the suspect into custody.

They found the car had been stolen during a residential burglary in Sacramento County.

The suspect, a 22-year-old male from Antelope, was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft, hit and run and other related charges.

Transient With Mallet Chases Woman, Arrested

Just before 11 p.m. Oct. 3, a woman was walking with her small dogs behind buildings in an industrial office complex in the 1300 block of Blue Oaks Blvd., when a man suddenly got up from a sleeping bag on the ground, yelled threats at her and began chasing her, brandishing a mallet.

She ran to the corner of Blue Oaks and Foothills boulevards, where a couple of men in a truck saw what was happening and stopped and chased her would-be attacker off.

Officers responded and detained the suspect, a 22-year-old male transient from the Chico area. He was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. The victim didn't report being injured.

The suspect is in custody in the Placer County Jail. Officers checked the area later and didn't find any sign than anyone other than the one man had been camping.

Vandals Target Catherine Gates Elementary School

Between 11:30 p.m. Sept. 28 and 6:30 a.m. Oct. 1, someone vandalized the Catherine Gates Elementary School campus with graffiti and smashed beer bottles in the playground.

Resident Finds Man Sleeping in His Car

At 10:35 a.m. Oct. 8, officers checked on a neighbor's report of a person sleeping in his car on Quail Circle at Loretto Drive. Officers contacted the man, and recovered a laptop computer with the serial number scratched off, and other items of suspected stolen property.

The 22-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of possessing stolen property, and cited for illegal camping.

Police Arrest Suspicious Person

At 11:18 p.m. Oct. 3, an officer was patrolling Dawnridge Road and saw someone riding an unlighted bicycle in an erratic manner. The officer stopped the rider after a short foot/bicycle pursuit, and found that he had a Sacramento County arrest warrant for violating the terms of his Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS). The officer searched him and found a baggie of methamphetamine, as well as jewelry and other property stolen from a home in Citrus Heights.

The 32-year-old male from San Leandro was arrested on the warrant and other related charges.

Prowlers Found in Vacant House

At 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4, officers responded to a report of two women trespassing in the back yard of vacant house on West Duranta Drive. The officer found the women picking through items in the back yard and putting them in bags. They didn't have the property owner's permission to be there or to take stuff. Both were arrested on suspicion of prowling on private property, booked and released on citations to appear in court.

See a map of recent Roseville crime here.

Residential Burglaries:

Monday, Sept. 10

Garage burglarized: Sometime in the late afternoon of Sept. 10, 11 or 12, someone walked into an open garage in the 900 block of Camelia Avenue and took a bag of scuba diving equipment. The garage door had been left open for short periods of time each day.

Sunday, Sept. 16

Garage burglarized: Between Sept. 16 and 23, someone went into an unlocked garage on Circuit Drive and stole a large number of tools.

Thursday, Oct. 4

Between 6:45 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4, someone went into a home on Jennifer Circle while the residents were away, moved items around and took a box of coins. Entry may have been made through an unlocked garage side door.

Between 7:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Oct. 4, someone went into an upstairs apartment at 501 Gibson, possibly through an unlocked patio door, and stole DVD players, bottles of liquor, and other items.

Gas Thefts:

Between Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, someone siphoned diesel fuel from two trucks parked in the 600 block of Vernon Street.

Catalytic Converter Thefts:

Between 1 and 5 a.m. Sept. 27, someone stole two catalytic converters and mufflers from a Toyota Sequoia parked in the 2300 block of Corin Drive.

Overnight Oct. 7/8, someone stole the catalytic converter from a Toyota T-100 truck in the 200 block of Harding Blvd.

Vehicle-Related Crime:

Monday, Sept. 17

Between 9:30 p.m. Sept. 17 and 5:30 p.m. Sept. 18, someone broke the window of a car parked at an apartment complex on Sierra College Blvd. and took music CDs.

Monday, Oct. 1

Between Oct. 1 and 3, a vehicle parked at Sutter Roseville Medical Center was broken into. A Garmin navigator, a Bluetooth, a DVR and medications were taken.

At about 11 a.m. Oct. 1, someone went into an open convertible in a grocery store parking lot on Stanford Ranch Road, and took an expensive pair of sunglasses and other items from the center console and the dashboard. A witness saw two white males walking away from the car. They got into a gray Toyota Tundra pickup and drove away.

Tuesday, Oct. 2

Between Oct. 2 and 5, unknown suspect(s) broke into vehicles on Caragh Street, Fitzroy Court, Eriswell Court, Whitstable Drive and Camino Capistrano, and stole items. Items taken included cigars, prescription medications, credit cards (used afterwards to make unauthorized purchases), a laptop computer and a Felt road bicycle.

Between Oct. 2 and 4, someone went into a car on Rosewood Court by unknown means and stole clothing, a flashlight and other items.

Thursday, Oct. 4

Between 8:30 and 11 a.m. on Oct. 4, someone entered a garage in the 2200 block of Longview Drive by unknown means and stole a backpack with a laptop computer and computer accessories from the backseat of a car parked inside a garage.

Saturday, Oct. 6

At about 1:30 a.m. Oct. 6, officers responded to a citizen's report of a vehicle burglary in progress in the 600 block of Sunrise Avenue. A witness reported a man rummaging through a truck that didn't belong to him. Officers identified and contacted a suspect at his home in Fair Oaks. The suspect, a 24-year-old male, is being held without bail in the Placer County Jail on suspicion of vehicle burglary, parole violation and other related charges. He's being investigated in connection with other vehicle burglaries in the area.

Between 8:20 Oct. 6 and 1 p.m. Oct. 7, someone broke the window of a car parked in the 5300 block of Campcreek Loop, and stole an iPod.

Sunday, Oct. 7

Just before 8 a.m. Oct. 7, a citizen called in a vehicle burglary in progress at an apartment complex at 700 Gibson Drive. The witness provided a description of the suspect vehicle and its direction of travel. Officers responded and stopped the suspect vehicle nearby. The driver, a 28-year-old Elk Grove man, was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Between 6:45 and 7:15 p.m. Oct. 7, someone went into an unlocked car in a parking lot in the 100 block of North Sunrise Ave. and took an iPad, two other tablet computers and a phone.

Monday, Oct. 8

Between 6 p.m. Oct. 8 and 6 a.m. Oct. 9, someone stole property from an unlocked vehicle on Westlake Court.

Metal Thefts:

Over a period of two days (Oct. 6-8), thieves stripped copper from a commercial air-conditioning chiller in the 400 block of Sunrise Avenue, completely destroying the unit.


Between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26, someone cut the lock of a bike secured in a bike rack on Santa Clara Drive, and took a blue Diamond Back hybrid 21-speed bike.

Sometime on or before Sept. 27, someone stole an HDTV antenna from the side of a house in the 1000 block of Killarney Street.

Between 4 and 6 p.m. Oct. 1, someone entered an open garage in the 2000 block of Amber Fields Way and took a dark blue Schwinn Mesa women's mountain bike.

Sometime during school hours on Oct. 3, someone cut the lock of a bike secured to a bike rack at Roseville High School, and took a bright orange GT Avalanche mountain bike.

Between 5 and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5, someone stole an unlocked bike from the front of a house in the 9000 block of Kodiak Way. The stolen bike is a white Novara 27-speed mountain bike.

At 3:10 p.m. Oct. 7, someone cut the lock on a bike that had been secured to a rack in the 1600 block of Douglas Boulevard, and took a bright yellow mountain bike. A witness saw a suspect, described as an Hispanic male in his 30s, wearing all-black clothing, riding away on the bike. The witness attempted to follow the suspect, but he went onto the bike trail off of Harding Blvd. and rode out of sight. The theft was reported to police an hour later.

Between 12:15 and 5 a.m. Oct. 7, someone stole a backpack containing school books from the bed of a pickup in the 6300 block of Crater Lake Drive. At about 6 a.m. that morning, an officer checked on a man suspected of drug activity in the 200 block of Harding Blvd. During the contact, they found the stolen backpack and other suspected stolen property.  The man was arrested on drug and stolen property charges.

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TheRealBigCouchPotato October 11, 2012 at 01:03 AM
Low crime Roseville....
Don Nelson October 11, 2012 at 03:15 PM
A large amount of misdemeanor crime... No big deal. The police are doing their job here and seem to have a handle on things. There are 100k residents here and it's the main retail destination for the area. All of that activity is to be expected.


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