Robbers Punch Man in Face, Steal Cash
At 12:45 a.m. Aug. 15, an adult male resident was walking west on McAnally Drive towards Foothills Blvd. when a vehicle pulled up next to him. The occupants of the vehicle got out, and the driver punched the resident in the mouth and took cash from his pocket. The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment of facial injuries.
The suspect vehicle was a black or dark-colored older Buick-type four-door sedan. The driver was a black male adult with his hair in dreadlocks. His two passengers were described as clean-shaven black male adults.
Mobile Home for Sale Burglarized During Tour
Two people pretended to be interested in buying a mobile home for sale in a senior mobile home park and stole money and jewelry while touring the home, according to Roseville Police.
At about 8 p.m. Aug. 16, a male and a female knocked on the door of a mobile home that was listed for sale in a senior mobile home park. They said they were interested in buying the mobile home for a parent, and asked to look around. The female asked to use the restroom, while the male continued to talk to and distract the resident. After they left, the resident found cash missing from her wallet and jewelry missing from her bedroom.
The suspects were described as an Hispanic male in his 40s, 6'0" tall and 200 pounds, with dark hair and eyes, wearing a black t-shirt and saggy jeans; and an Hispanic female in her late teens, 5'2" tall and 115 pounds, with shoulder-length dark hair and eyes, wearing a white shirt and black designer-type jeans. They were driving a black four-door sedan.
Man Robbed on Church Street
At 1:45 a.m. Aug. 11, a man was standing outside a bar in the 100 block of Church Street when another man approached him and asked him for the time. The victim looked at his cell phone to see the time, and the other man grabbed his phone and ran away.
The robber was described as a black male in his early 20s, 6'1" to 6'2" tall, with a medium build and a shaved head.
Man Pick Pocketed at Auction
Between 2:45 and 3:15 p.m. Aug. 18, someone picked a man's pocket at the auction in the 1500 block of Vineyard Road, and stole his wallet, containing cash, ID and bank cards.
Suspicious Person Reported in Woodcreek Oaks Neighborhood
Around 5 p.m. Aug. 20, a young woman knocked on the door of a home on Blanchard Drive. She told the resident that she was a foreign exchange student, and asked if she could come in and visit with the resident's children to improve her English skills. She asked several other questions about the neighborhood. The resident wisely sent her on her way and called police.
An officer checked the area, but was unable to locate the young woman. She was described as a white female in her early 20s with blonde hair in a pony tail and blue eyes. She was wearing a white tank top and shorts.
Suspicious Vehicle Reported, Found with Suspected Stolen Property
At 1:30 p.m. Aug. 17, a security guard reported a van parked, possibly abandoned, behind a business in the 5100 block of Foothills Blvd. An officer arrived on scene and was told by another citizen that two people were possibly living in the van. The officer contacted the two people and found drug paraphernalia, numerous ID cards belonging to other people, other items of suspected stolen property, and burglar's tools.
A 30-year-old male from the Auburn area and a 26-year-old woman from West Sacramento were arrested for possession of burglar's tools and related charges. The investigation is continuing.
Catalytic Converter Thefts:
Between 6 p.m. Aug. 11 and 2 p.m. Aug. 12, someone stole the catalytic converter from a Toyota Tundra pickup parked on Wordsworth Court.
Between 9 a.m. Aug. 12 and 9 a.m. Aug. 13, someone stole the catalytic converter from a Toyota Tundra pickup parked in the 1500 block of Dickinson Drive.
At about 4 a.m. Aug.13, someone in the Mistywood neighborhood heard a loud noise outside her home. At 5:30 a.m. a neighbor's car alarm went off, and an unknown male was seen standing in the driveway. Another male was seen sitting in a dark-colored Toyota sedan across the street. When the alarm went off, the male who had been standing in the driveway fled on foot toward Mistywood Drive. No one called police. About three hours later, the resident discovered that two catalytic converters had been stolen from her Toyota Sequoia SUV.
Between 8 p.m. Aug. 13 and 7 a.m. Aug. 14, someone stole the catalytic converter from a Toyota Tundra pickup parked in the 1900 block of Santa Inez Street.
Between 8 p.m. Aug. 14 and 6:15 a.m. Aug. 15, someone stole the catalytic converter from a Toyota Tundra pickup parked in the 1800 block of Santa Inez Street.
Friday, Aug. 17
Garage burglary: A resident of the 1000 block of Vanston Way accidentally left the garage door open overnight on the night of Aug. 17/18. Someone went into the unlocked vehicle parked inside the open garage, and took a purse containing cash, credit cards, a camera, an i-Pod and several other items.
Sunday, Aug. 12
Between 3 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12, someone scratched the paint and wrote obscenities on a vehicle parked at 1900 South Cirby Way.
Between 8 and 8:45 p.m. Aug. 12, someone stole an unsecured generator from the bed of a pickup in the 300 block of North Sunrise Avenue.
Monday, Aug. 13
Overnight Aug.13/14, someone forced the lock of a vehicle in the 2200 block of McLaren Drive and took loose change and video games.
Between 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13 and 7:30 a.m. Aug. 15, someone forced the lock of a van parked in the 800 block of Gibson Drive and took power tools.
Tuesday, Aug. 14
Overnight Aug. 14/15, someone broke the window of a car parked at a church in the 1400 block of Junction Blvd. and stole a wallet that had been left on the floorboard. The wallet contained the victim's ID and bank cards.
Wednesday, Aug. 15
Between 6 and 10 a.m. Aug. 15, someone smashed the window of a car parked in a store parking lot in the 6700 block of Stanford Ranch Road. Nothing was taken from the vehicle.
Between 12:45 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Aug.15, someone rummaged through an unlocked vehicle parked in the Creekside Shopping Center, opened the trunk and took a shopping bag of newly purchased merchandise.
Between noon and 4:30 p.m. Aug. 15, someone stole a white 2004 Dodge Ram pickup from a parking lot at 1600 Eureka Road. The Sacramento Police Department found the pickup, damaged and unoccupied, on Aug. 16.
Overnight Aug. 15/16, someone stole the tailgate from a silver Toyota Tacoma pickup parked at an apartment complex at 1751 E. Roseville Parkway.
Thursday, Aug. 16
Vehicle tampering: At 11:27 a.m. Aug. 16, a local resident saw a male standing next to his vehicle in the parking lot of a grocery store in the 1000 block of Sunrise Avenue. The resident used his key to sound his vehicle horn and ran toward his car, and the suspicious male got into a gray Toyota Matrix sedan and sped away. The resident's vehicle door lock had been tampered with.
Between 9 p.m. Aug. 16 and 6:30 a.m. Aug. 17, someone rummaged through two unlocked pickups in the 2200 block of Longview Drive and took a portable Garmin GPS device, a flashlight and a vehicle owner's manual.
Friday, Aug. 17
Between 8 p.m. Aug. 17 and 11 a.m. Aug. 18, someone stole a black 1991 Honda Accord two-door sedan from Marcia Way.
Saturday, Aug. 18
At about 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, a resident parked her car on La Croix Drive, next to Olympus Park, and went to play with her daughter in the park about a hundred feet away, leaving her purse on the front passenger seat covered up by books. When she returned to her car 15 minutes later she found her passenger-side window shattered and her purse, with her ID and bank cards gone.
Sunday, Aug. 19
At 3:34 p.m. Aug. 19, an officer checked a vehicle parked in the 100 block of Bulen Street, and found it had been stolen from San Diego in July. He also found property in the vehicle that had been taken during a vehicle burglary in La Jolla in June. The driver of the stolen vehicle, a 51-year-old Roseville resident, was arrested on suspicion of auto theft and possession of stolen property.
Monday, Aug. 20
Between 9:45 and 10:45 p.m. Aug. 20, several vehicles were broken into in the lot of fitness centers in the 5000 and 5100 blocks of Foothills Blvd. A possible suspect seen in the area was described as a black male in his late teens, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black basketball shorts, associated with a white 1990s-model Cadillac sedan. Wallets, cell phones and other valuable items were taken.
Sometime between Aug. 6 and 7, someone went onto the roof of a business/retail complex in the 1900 block of Douglas Blvd. and removed the copper wiring from several air conditioning units.
Between Aug. 10 and 14, someone pried open a Redbox kiosk in the 500 block of Cirby Way and stole numerous movie and video game DVDs.
Between Aug. 10 and Aug.16, someone stole a white 2001 Carson cargo trailer from the driveway of a home in the 2000 block of Ellesmere Loop.
Between 8 and 8:15 p.m. Aug. 12, someone stole an unsecured bicycle from an apartment porch at 1900 South Cirby Way. The bike is a fixed-gear Bianchi road bicycle with red handlebars and a black Mongoose seat.
Between 10:15 and 10:25 a.m. Aug. 15, someone stole a lawn mower and trimmer off of a landscaper's trailer on Atwell Street near Blanchard Drive. The victim saw a burgundy late model Chevy Silverado pickup being driven away from the area with a lawn mower in the back.
At about 1 p.m. Aug. 16, two males were seen cutting the lock of a cage on a landscaper's trailer in the 2500 block of Professional Drive, and stealing leaf blowers, a trimmer and a pruner. The suspects were described as two males between the ages of 25 and 30, wearing white shirts. They were driving a gray Chevy Silverado 4-door pickup.
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