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Crime Watch: Teen Causes $10K in Damages to School, Park

A roundup of crime from the Roseville Police Department.

Man Grabs Woman, Flees

Roseville Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly grabbed at a women from behind as she was getting into her car at 1:30 a.m. Jan. 21 on Gopher Gulch Alley near Judah Street.

The woman kicked at him and ran away, and the man left without pursuing her further, according to the police report.

The suspect was described as a white male in his mid 40s, 6'3" to 6'5" tall and about 350 pounds, with a dimple on his chin and a large belly. He was wearing a black zippered hoodie with the hood pulled up, and paint-spattered light blue jeans.

The victim sustained bruises, but didn't require medical attention. None of her property was taken.

Teen Causes $10K in Damages at School, Park

An 18-year-old was arrested on suspicion of vandalism in the early morning of Jan. 4 after officers responded to a report of a vehicle doing donuts and driving recklessly on the grass of Coyote Ranch Elementary School and nearby Bill Santucci Park.

The driver made about 700 feet of fire tracks and then spun out, creating a deep trench and getting the truck stuck in the mud, according to the police report.

The damage will cost the city’s parks and recreation department and the Dry Creek school district about $10,000 to repair the damaged turf, police report. The city and school district plan to ask the judge to order the defendant to reimburse them fully for the repair costs.

Man Crashes into Tree, Damages Water Main, Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

Roseville Police arrested a Roseville man Jan. 20 on suspicion of driving under the influence, hit and run and violation of parole.

At 3:43 p.m., officers responded to a vehicle that had crashed into a tree and damaged a water main on East Roseville Parkway at North Cirby Way.

The driver fled on foot, jumping fences and running through backyards. Several residents helped officers look, and called the police dispatch center to report sightings of the fleeing suspect.

With the information provided by neighbors, officers detained the suspect within about ten minutes and arrested the 26-year-old male.

Suspect Enters House, Eats Food, Moves Car

Overnight on Jan. 19/20, someone entered a home in the 1600 block of Old Hart Ranch Road while the residents were sleeping, ate some of the residents’ food, moved items around and backed a car partially out of the garage.

The suspect also loaded camping gear, beer and other items from the garage into the car, according to the police report.

The only items that were reported missing were a sweatshirt and a pack of band-aids, which were dropped outside.

Police believe the suspect may have been a juvenile who entered the house through either a doggy door or an unlocked side door into the garage. 

Police Arrest Teens Found With 38 Cans of Spray Paint

Roseville Police arrested two 17-year-old males at 5:10 p.m. Jan. 23 after they were found with 38 cans of spray paint. Police believe they may be involved in numerous taggings in Roseville, Rocklin and Loomis, according to a police report.

An officer was driving on Roseville Parkway by Stone Canyon Parkway, when he saw the two males drop a backpack on the bike trail and walk away suspiciously. The officer investigated and arrested the duo on suspicion of graffiti vandalism.

The officer seized 38 cans of spray paint from their backpack and vehicle. Officers are investigating them in connection with numerous area taggings.

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