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Residents Help Police with Four Arrests in Roseville

Alert residents helped police capture four suspected criminals over the course of a few days in Roseville.

Between Saturday and Tuesday, Roseville residents were credited with leading police to at least four separate arrests.

In the first incident, just before noon on Saturday, a citizen flagged down an officer in front of Anytime Fitness on Douglas Boulevard. According to a Roseville Police Department crime log, a woman had been spotted stealing from unlocked cars. 

"The witnesses detained the suspect until officers got on scene," the crime log states.

Muriam Khan, a 25-year-old with no permanent address, was arrested at the scene on charges of possessing stolen property and petty theft, police spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther said. According to the crime log, Khan was suspected of stealing clothing from at least two cars.

Khan has since been released with a promise to appear in court on a future date.

Shortly later on Saturday, a resident reported a man riding a bicycle around the Creekside Shopping Center, peering into cars.

Adam Michael Colvin Burdick, a 30-year-old Fair Oaks resident, was arrested on charges of possessing stolen property, possession of burglar’s tools and prowling, Gunther said. He has since been released on bail.

Just after 4 a.m. Sunday, another resident called in some suspicious activity: this time, it was a report of a man walking around Old Hart Ranch Road looking into cars parked in various driveways, according to the crime log.

"Kenneth Runestrand, 52, [of] Roseville, was transported to jail and released on a citation for prowling, possession of burglar’s tools and driving without a license," Gunther wrote in an email. 

In the final incident, police responded to Porch Swing Way in the Fiddyment Farms area around 4 p.m. Tuesday after a caller reported "that a construction worker was chasing someone he had seen stealing a guitar from a model home," according to the crime log.

Officers caught up with the suspect at the corner of Crocker Ranch Road and Terracina Circle, and arrested 24-year-old Antelope resident Scott Elliot Gardner. He's currently being held at the Placer County Jail.

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