Purse Stolen From Church Pew
A woman had her purse stolen during a Sunday service at St. Rose Catholic Church while she went up front for communion.
At about 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, in a church in the 500 block of Vine Avenue, witnesses saw a man stealing a woman's unattended purse from a pew while she was going to the front of the church for communion.
The witnesses called police and followed the man, who rode away on a bicycle. Officers contacted the suspect hiding in a store in the 1900 block of Douglas Boulevard, and recovered credit cards and other items from the victim's purse.
The suspect, a 22-year-old man from Roseville, was arrested on suspicion of burglary (entering the church with the intent of stealing) and possessing stolen property. Two similar thefts had been reported at the same church over the past week.
Instruments Stolen From 2 Cars
An Indian drum, African drum and a trumpet were stolen from two different vehicles in Roseville around Sept. 16.
Between 5:15 and 9:25 p.m. Sept. 16, someone stole a 3' tall traditional India drum from an unlocked car in the 1200 block of Galleria Blvd.
Between Sept. 16 and 18, someone went into an unlocked car in the 1600 block of Palatia Drive and stole a trumpet and an African drum.
Scam Alert: Man Asks for Cash, Pretends to be Neighbor
At 8 p.m. Sept. 17, a man knocked on the door of a house on Circuit Drive, and told the resident he had been in a car crash and needed to borrow $14 to pay the tow truck driver.
The resident didn't know the man, but he told her he lived around the corner. He promised to return in half an hour to repay the money. The resident gave him the cash, and never saw him again.
He was described as a white male in his 20s with short dark hair.Jewelry Stolen During Open House
Between 1 and 5 p.m. Sept. 15, someone stole jewelry from a home for sale on Oak Hill Way, during a real estate open house. The jewelry had been stored out of sight in an unlocked cupboard.
A tip from Roseville Police: Thefts during real estate open houses aren't common, but they do happen occasionally. In addition to closely supervising visitors, you might want to put your jewelry and other small, easily concealed valuables in a locked cabinet, safe or other area that's not accessible to visitors.
Suspected Drunk Driver Crashes into 4 Parked Cars
At 10:20 a.m. Sept. 22, officers responded to a non-injury traffic collision in the Roseville Automall. A driver (a customer driving his own car) drove through a fence, collided with a light fixture and hit four vehicles parked in an overflow lot.
The 62-year-old male from Roseville was arrested on suspicion of DUI.