Tuesday Sep 13 2011
Crime log: Burglary, men pose as police, suspicious man
Sept. 6 – 10
Information gathered from local police reports Sept. 6 Police received a report of a second burglary attempt that occurred in the 2800 block of Carradale sometime between 8:40 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. The resident discovered a bent window screen on a back window — someone had gone into their backyard and tried to get into the house by prying the window. Fortunately the homeowner had placed wooden dowels into his interior window tracks to prevent the windows from being opened from the outside. The burglars didn’t get in, and nothing was taken. A window was smashed and several items were stolen from a vehicle parked at 24-Hour Fitness in the 300 block of N. Sunrise Boulevard. At about 8:30 p.m., a resident of Shadow Ridge heard a loud noise and saw two men standing at her doorway. They identified themselves as being from the Oakland Police Department, and asked for a woman who didn’t live there. The resident closed the door and called Roseville Police. Police contacted the Oakland Police Department, who didn’t have any record of their officers working in the area. The two were described as a white male and an Hispanic male, both wearing suits and carrying briefcases. Officers checked the area but were unable to locate the two men. Sometime between 10 a.m. and 12:20 p.m., a home in the 800 block of 15 Mile Drive was burglarized while the residents were out. The burglar(s) climbed the fence into the side yard, then entered the garage through an unlocked side door, then got into the house through the unlocked door between the house and the garage. Cash, jewelry and a laptop computer were taken. Sept. 7 Unknown suspects were seen coordinating thefts of electronic equipment at Wal-Mart, 900 Pleasant Grove Blvd. The suspects were captured on security cameras forcing open display cases and concealing merchandise. The suspects made no attempt to pay and passed by all registers before leaving with the merchandise. The suspects are unknown and currently at large. A police contact at a gas station near Sunrise Boulevard and Cirby Way led to the arrest of two suspects for heroin. The arrested subjects led police to a nearby hotel where the dealer was located. The dealer was arrested after being found with heroin, a scale, needles, meth, a meth pipe, packaging paraphernalia and other illegal items. At 10:30 p.m., officers responded to a burglary alarm at a pizza restaurant in the 3900 block of Foothills Blvd. The front door had been pried open, but nothing appeared to be missing. Sept. 8 At 12:11 p.m., a woman was sitting in a coffee shop in The Fountains when a man grabbed her wallet out of her large open bag/purse and ran away. He was described as an Hispanic-looking male in his 20s with short dark hair, 5’9” tall with a medium build, wearing a black shirt with some type of silver drawing on the front and blue jeans, carrying a black jacket. He got into a waiting gray late-model Buick sedan. At 9 p.m., officers responded to a large fight in a strip mall parking lot in the 5100 block of Foothills Boulevard involving several males in their late teens or early 20s. The fighters dispersed when one of the involved parties, a still-unidentified Asian male in his late teens driving a burgundy pickup, fired a shotgun blast into the air. No one required ambulance transportation, but some drove to an area emergency room on their own for treatment of fight-related injuries. The preliminary investigation indicates that the fight was not gang-related, but started because of jealousy over a girlfriend. No arrests have been made, and the incident is still under investigation. Vehicles were broken into during the morning hours in a parking lot in the 1000 block of Orlando Ave. At 3:30 p.m., a Cooley Middle School student was walking home on Woodcreek Oaks Boulevard near Impressionist Loop when a white car with a solo male driver pulled out of Impressionist Loop, drove past her, did two U-turns and pulled up next to her, asking if she wanted a ride. The girl declined, turned around and walked in the opposite direction, and the driver drove away, last seen turning west on Blue Oaks Blvd. The girl went home and told her mother what had happened. The mom notified school authorities, who in turn notified police. Sept. 9 At about 10 p.m., officers responded to citizen reports of a sedan being driven on the wrong side of the road on Pleasant Grove Boulevard near Fiddyment Road. As officers arrived in the area, the vehicle crashed into a light pole on Pleasant Grove and Sun City boulevards. The 45-year-old male driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Sept. 10 At about 3:30 a.m., officers responded to a report of a woman who had just been assaulted in the 2800 block of Alexandra Drive. The male suspect, who was known to the victim, had driven away in the victim’s vehicle before officers arrived. The victim had visible injuries and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. Just after 5 a.m., the suspect drove to the hospital and was arrested in the hospital parking lot. Nathan Daniel Bridges, 28, of Roseville, was arrested on suspicion of rape, domestic violence assault, vehicle theft, DUI and other related charges. He’s being held in the Placer County Jail on $700,000 bail. At 2 a.m., officers were walking around patrolling Guava Alley (between Alta Avenue and the 300 block of Main Street) due to recent car burglaries in the area, when they heard noises and detained two males in a backyard in the 300 block of Main Street. A 24-year-old man from Sacramento and a 26-year-old man from Roseville were arrested on suspicion of burglary, conspiracy and possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, and are both in the Placer County Jail. A 23-year-old Roseville man was arrested on suspicion of delaying the investigation, and was booked and released with a court date. A vehicle was broken into and the ignition was tampered with in the 700 block of Main Street. A resident in the 300 block of Diamond Oaks Road was having a garage sale when a male asked her to give him two 10s for a $20 bill. After he left, the resident examined the bill and found it was counterfeit. The suspect was described as an Hispanic male, about 18 years old, driving a black SUV. There were two additional people in the SUV.