Crime log: Copper wire theft, man caught siphoning gas

Jan. 25 – 31
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Information gathered from local police reports. All accused are presumed innocent unless found guilty in a court of law.

Jan. 25

Sometime overnight, someone stole rolls of copper wire from the back of a pickup truck parked in the 900 block of Oak Ridge Drive.
Between noon and 1:15 p.m., a home in the 500 block of Manhattan Drive was burglarized. The suspect entered through a rear sliding door and took jewelry and coins.  Around the time of the burglary, a witness saw a man go to the front door of the victim’s house and knock, then go through the side gate into the backyard.

Jan. 27

Between 9 p.m. on Jan. 26 and 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 27, someone stole a champagne-colored 1997 Honda Accord 4-door from an apartment complex at 1451 Rocky Ridge Drive. Later in the evening, in the same complex, an officer located an unoccupied Honda 4-door sedan that had been stolen from Citrus Heights.

At 7:18 p.m., a woman was backing her car out of a parking space in the 1900 block of Douglas Boulevard when another woman opened the passenger’s side door and took the victim’s purse from the passenger’s seat. The victim grabbed her purse and tried to hold on to it, but the purse handle broke and the suspect ran away with the stolen purse.  

Sometime overnight, someone broke windows on a bus shelter on Junction Boulevard at Barbara Way. The damage was possibly done with a BB gun.

Jan. 28

Sometime overnight, someone vandalized several cable utility boxes along Eureka Road, between Douglas and Sierra College boulevards.

Sometime in the afternoon, it was discovered that 24 metal manhole covers along March Road had been stolen.

Jan. 29

At about 3 p.m., officers responded to the 700 block of Berry Street, to a citizen’s report that people were taking wire out of a vacant commercial building. Officers checked and found that copper wire had been stripped from the building, causing extensive damage.

Jan. 31

At 12:19 a.m., a citizen reported a man who appeared to be siphoning gas from a vehicle at Park Drive and Lincoln Street. Officers arrived within two minutes and James Wisecarver, 28, of Grass Valley. Wisecarver was driving a car that had been stolen from Citrus Heights.

Between 6:45 a.m. and 10 p.m., someone kicked the front door of a house in the 2100 block of Greatfield Drive and took jewelry.