The following information comes from local police reporters. All suspects are presumed innocent unless convicted in a court of law.
An El Dorado County resident listed her car for sale on Craigslist. An interested buyer who claimed to be from San Francisco contacted her, and said he wanted to deposit money into the seller’s bank account to reserve the car for his daughter. The seller gave the “buyer” her bank account information over the phone, and the “buyer” then deposited a check for $3,500 into her account. Soon after that, the “buyer” said that his daughter had obtained a loan to purchase the car, and he wanted his money back. The “buyer” sounded aggressive and pushy every time he called. On Nov. 20, the seller withdrew $3,500 in cash from her account, met someone claiming to be the buyer’s daughter in a store parking lot in Roseville, and gave her the cash. Later the seller was told by her bank that the check that had been deposited into her account was fraudulent, and that she was out the $3,500 in cash she had withdrawn to give to the scam-artists. The suspect who took the cash from the victim is described as a black female adult, 5'6" tall and 250 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes, driving a white 4-door sedan.
Sometime during the night, a suspect went into a home in the 1900 block of Casterbridge Drive while the residents were away, ransacking the upstairs bedrooms. It’s unknown what was taken. There was no sign of forced entry.
At 2:50 a.m., a Roseville resident phoned police to report people prowling around a house under construction in the 4200 block of Brickmason Circle. When officers arrived, a man took off running before concealing himself in a construction lot. Officers searched the area with the help of K9s from the Rocklin Police Department and the Placer County Sheriff's Office. The suspect was ultimately found in a large trash can. He was taken into custody. Roseville officers searched the suspect's car and reportedly found a stolen driver’s license from Citrus Heights and other stolen property. The suspect is a 30-year-old male Roseville resident. He was arrested on suspicion of possessing stolen property, prowling on private property, delaying officers, and violating his AB109 post-release supervision requirements, also known has his “criminal realignment” supervision. His name was not available at press time.
At 2:32 a.m., an officer checked on a vehicle that drove into a truck parking lot in the 1100 block of PFE Road, an area where we've had a problems with thieves stealing fuel from trucks. Officers searched the suspicious vehicle and found several gas tanks, hoses and a pump. Officers formed the opinion that the two men in the vehicle had come to Roseville intending to steal fuel. Poura Aghababaeinajafabadi, 21, of Carmichael and Nick Vyacheslav, 25, from Sacramento were arrested on suspicion of prowling and possession of burglar's tools.
Just after 4:15 a.m., a newspaper deliverer noticed a dark house with an open door in the 200 block of Dawnridge Road and called Roseville police. A few minutes later, a resident nearby on Windermere reported catching someone trespassing in his house. Officers detained a woman on foot in the area before searching the neighborhood for other suspects. The woman, a 21-year-old Laura Miller of Citrus Heights, was arrested on suspicion of prowling.