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Crime Log: Roseville officers start May with a host of arrests

By: The Press Tribune crime desk
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Information compiled from local police reports. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

May 1

At 12:24 p.m., a Roseville resident noticed a suspicious man coming out of a backyard, carrying a flat-screen TV. The witness called 911, prompting Roseville police officers to search the area. While the suspect was not located, the officers confirmed that a home in the 600 block of Lyndhurst Drive had been burglarized. A 40-inch plasma TV, an iPad and jewelry were stolen. The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s, 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin build. Witnesses said he was clean-shaven and has short black hair. He was wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans. Anyone with information is asked to call the Roseville Police Department.

May 2

 Around 7:30 a.m., Roseville’s SWAT members and officers from the crime suppression team executed a search warrant at house on the 200 block of Frances Avenue. According to Roseville police spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther, the search yielded methamphetamine and other narcotics. Five people were arrested: Joseph Henry Kramer, 46, of Roseville, Timothy Edward Williams, 39, of Fair Oaks, Julie Ann Pritchard, 31, of El Dorado Hills and Marisa Villalpando, 27, and Dean Sankey, 31, both of Roseville. All suspects were booked on charges of keeping a drug house and other drug-related offenses.

Just after midnight, Roseville police officers responded to a disturbance at a business in the 8200 block of Industrial Avenue. Employees had caught a man looking inside a trailer. When the employees confronted the suspect, he allegedly chased them with a shovel. Police said he eventually dropped the would-be weapon and ran away. Officers found the suspect, 25-year-old Michael Charles Lehman from Woodland, nearby, and arrested him on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon (threatening the employees with the shovel), and prowling on private property.

May 4

At 7:13 p.m., a Roseville resident allegedly caught a thief swiping items out of the bed of his pickup in the 600 block of Springfield Circle. The resident detained the suspect until Roseville police officers arrived. According to police, a bag of golf clubs, tools and sporting equipment was returned to the victim. Officers arrested 20-year-old Jerold Jerry Shim from Roseville on suspicion of grand theft, possession of stolen property and unlawful possession of prescription narcotics.

At 4:10  p.m., a Roseville police officer spotted a car driving erratically on Atlantic Street and soon pulled it over on Oak Avenue. Investigating, the officer discovered that one of the passengers, Marvin Kessler, had a warrant for his arrest for theft in Placer County. The officer arrested Kessler and took him to the Roseville Jail. The Press Tribune was present for Kessler's arrest.

Just after 11:50 p.m., a Roseville police officer on patrol spotted two suspicious men walking on March Road behind an auto dismantler's lot. The officer stopped the men and searched them. The suspects were allegedly in possession of burglar's tools and other evidence “suggesting they were in the area to steal car parts.” The males, 21-year-old Ruben Dimov and 24-year-old Veniamin Dimov, both from Antelope, were arrested on suspicion of prowling on private property and possessing burglar's tools. Veniamin Dimov was also charged with possessing heroin.