Roseville police nab two alleged car thieves in six days

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The following information is taken from local police reports. All suspects are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Nov. 13

Around 1 p.m., a Roseville police officer spotted a man driving a Honda Accord on Pacific Street. The officer knew the driver had no license and was currently on probation. Turning his patrol car around, the officer watched the suspect and a passenger park the Honda on Pacific Street before jumping out to run away. The officer chased the two across the railroad yard as additional Roseville units were dispatched. Officers caught the passenger, a 35-year-old man from Citrus Heights, on Atlantic Street.  According to the Roseville police department, officers further determined the Honda had recently been stolen from Antelope. Officers also found stolen property inside the car. The passenger was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft, parole violation and other related charges. His name was not available at press time. Roseville police were still looking for the driver.

A catalytic converter theft also occurred during the night of Nov. 13, when someone targeted a 2002 Toyota Sequoia SUV parked in a driveway in the 8900 block of Rising Mist Way. Catalytic converter thefts have been an ongoing problem in Roseville. Toyota Sequoias and 4-Runners continue to be the most frequently targeted vehicles. 

Nov. 17

At 2 p.m., a business owner on Galleria Boulevard reported a suspicious man who appeared to be hot-wiring a 2007 Ford Mustang. Roseville police officers arrived at the scene and determined the Mustang was reported stolen from a dealership in Stockton. Officers arrested the driver, Andrew Costa, 20, of Stockton and his girlfriend, Monique Barrall, 21, also of Stockton, on suspicion of auto theft, possession of stolen property and possession of burglary tools.

Nov. 18

Just before 11 a.m., Roseville police officers conducted a check on an occupied vehicle parked on Maciel Avenue near Marilyn Avenue. According to police, suspicious circumstances around the vehicle prompted an investigation, which led officers to a house on Bernice Avenue, where two suspects were allegedly selling heroin.  Nikolas Joshua Stokes-Willhite and Franchesca Bigelow were arrested for dealing narcotics. Roseville police said three other people “in the area of the house” were also arrested on suspicion of soliciting drug sales, possession of marijuana for sale and other related charges.