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Crime log

By: Megan Wood The Press Tribune
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Night owl catches crime in progress Roseville officers received a call at 3:45 on July 7 from a resident in the 8000 block of Ryan Taylor Way who reported that two men were stripping parts from his neighbor’s car. Officers arrived on the scene minutes later and the suspects fled on foot. Aided by K-9 officers from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department as well as the Placer County Sheriff’s Department, Roseville Police officers were able to arrest 18-year-old Ruslan Lozouskyy and 19-year-old Yuriy Ustimchuk both of Antelope after an hour-long search. The suspect’s car, a 2008 Lexus sedan, was later found in the area containing parts removed from the victim’s car including the front bumper, radiator, headlights and airbag. “It’s very unusual that we get calls about suspects dismantling a vehicle,” said Roseville Police Public Spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther. “Normally we hear about a car stereo or the internal parts of a car being stolen.” Lozouskyy and Ustimchuk were held at the Roseville City Jail on suspicion of burglary, grand theft, conspiracy and resisting officers. Both were released later that day after posting $10,000 bail. Smooth talkers swindle senior resident A 90-year-old East Roseville man found himself the victim of theft after welcoming a needy couple into his home. At 3 p.m. on July 7, an unknown couple knocked on the door of the Sierra Gardens resident claiming to be in search of odd jobs in exchange for money or food. Once inside the elderly man’s home, the couple asked to use the restroom and began inquiring about jobs they could perform around the house. The woman, described as white, heavy-set and mid-30s began inquiring about a tree in the man’s yard. The woman and the resident continued discussing the tree outside, while the male suspect, a 5’10” tall Hispanic in his mid-30s, was still inside. It was later discovered that the resident’s wallet containing his identification, credit cards and cash was later stolen from the living room. The pair drove away in a red, full-size pickup truck, possibly a 2000 model GMC or Chevrolet. Anyone with information about this crime should call the Roseville Police Department at 774-5070 or Roseville Crime Stoppers at 783-7867.