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Crime Log: Police deal with fights, road rage, late-night trouble

By: Press Tribune crime desk
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The following information is compiled from local police reports. All suspects are assumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

March 27

At 6:25 p.m., police responded to a disturbance between a man and woman at a boarding hotel on Lincoln Street in Old Town Roseville. According to Roseville police spokesperson Dee Gunther, when officers arrived they encountered a man holding a baseball bat and “threatening to harm” them. Gunther said the officers persuaded the man to put the bat down and then transported him to a local hospital for psychological evaluation.

Between 9:10 and 9:20 a.m., a thief broke the windows out of two cars parked near a bike trail on East Roseville Parkway at Orvietto Drive. The suspect took a purse containing cash and credit cards. According to the Roseville Police Department, a suspicious man was seen standing next to one of the burglarized vehicles. He was described as a white male between the ages 35 and 40. Witnesses believe he is 6 feet tall and weighs 200 pounds, with brown hair in a crew-cut. He was wearing a brown t-shirt and blue shorts. Anyone with information should call the Roseville Police Department at (916) 774-5000.

March 29

Around 1 p.m., two motorists got into a dispute in the area of Douglas Boulevard and Santa Clara. Roseville police said the confrontation started over driving issues, but escalated to one of the motorists brandishing a handgun at the other. Responding police officers allegedly located the armed suspect on the 1400 block of Eureka Road. Kip Wade Johns, 53, of Penryn, was arrested on charges of having a concealed weapon and brandishing a handgun. He was booked and then released on a citation to appear in court.

At 11:10 p.m., residents of the Crocker Ranch neighborhood called police to report hearing shots fired. According to the Roseville Police Department, officers investigated area and learned that a man had been firing a gun into the air because he was distraught. No one was hurt. The man the Roseville officers were looking, 34-year-old Anthony Griffith, of Roseville, was soon detained by the Citrus Heights Police Department. Roseville officers arrested Griffith on suspicion of domestic violence assault in connection with an incident in the West Park area.

March 30

Just after 1:50 a.m., police officers conducting a foot patrol in Old Town Roseville reportedly encountered four individuals engaged in a fight at the corner of Lincoln and Main Streets. In recent weeks, officers have made a number of arrests for fights at this same location. In the latest incident, Roseville officers arrested Garrison Dedeaux, 23, of Rancho Cordova, on charges of resisting arrest, fighting in public and being drunk in public. Three other people were temporarily detained for being drunk in public.

At 3:30 p.m., a Roseville resident who lives on Azure Court was unloading his SUV when he saw a man ride up to the back of his vehicle on a bicycle, stealing an emergency vehicle kit from it. According to the Roseville Police Department, the suspect attempted to quickly ride away but was being followed by the victim and one of his neighbors. The suspect reportedly tossed the stolen kit in a yard as he kept riding. Roseville police officers arrived in the area and soon arrested 28-year-old James Moses of Citrus Heights on charges of theft and possession of methamphetamine