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Officer shoots at fleeing suspect in Roseville

Daniel Rosario Credit: Roseville PD

Daniel Rosario
Credit: Roseville PD

ROSEVILLE, CA – A Roseville Police Officer opened fire as a man attempted to run him over with a stolen vehicle early this morning.

According to the Roseville Police Department, just after 1 a.m. Friday officers responded to a report of a burglary at an occupied apartment in the 700 block of Vallejo Avenue.

Apparently, 61-year-old Daniel Rosario broke into someone’s apartment while the resident was home. Rosario made off with the car keys to the residents white VW Beetle, and then proceeded to steal the car. Arriving officers located the stolen car as Rosario was trying to flee the scene. He aimed the stolen Beetle at one of the officers, who then opened fire.

A short time later, officers found the stolen VW Beetle abandoned nearby on Sawtell Road at Hemphill Way. Officers searched the neighborhood with the assistance of Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, the Citrus Heights Police Department, the Rocklin Police Department and the California Highway Patrol.

The search was eventually called off, but investigators were able to locate Rosario later in the morning holed up in an empty apartment.

It’s unknown if Rosario was hit during the gunfire, or if he was injured when taken into custody.

Roseville PD arrests one of their own

Jude Chabot Credit: Roseville PD

Jude Chabot
Credit: Roseville PD

ROSEVILLE, CA – A Roseville police officer found himself on the wrong side of the law Tuesday night after police were dispatched to the off-duty officers Roseville home.

According to the Roseville Police Department, 30-year-old Jude Michael Chabot was arrested after officers responded to a 911 call made by his wife at approximately 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. She told dispatchers that Chabot was making threats and he had a weapon.

Fellow officers arrested Chabot who is accused of making criminal threats and brandishing a firearm.

There were no injuries in the incident.

Chabot is on paid administrative leave. He was booked at Placer County Jail and released on a $25,000 bond.

The Placer County District Attorney’s office will receive the report and determine whether or not to pursue charges.

In a statement the Roseville Police Department said they will be conducting an internal affairs investigation.

2 arrested in large scale marijuana operation

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Timothy Reimer
Credit: Roseville PD

Brian Getz Credit: Roseville PD

Brian Getz
Credit: Roseville PD

ROSEVILLE, CA – Late last week Roseville detectives arrested two men in connection to a “large-scale” marijuana shipping operation.

According to the Roseville Police Department, Roseville detectives worked with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and Homeland Security Investigation’s Customs and Border Protection Air Unit, leading to the arrest of two men suspected of shipping large amounts of marijuana and cash from Roseville and other local communities to the east coast.

Detectives confiscated approximately 141 pounds of packaged marijuana and $221,000 in cash.

The investigation began approximately a month ago when Roseville Vice and Narcotics Enforcement (VNET) detectives started investigating a shipment of marijuana from Roseville. They were able to determine that the suspects acquired marijuana from the local region, and then proceeded to process and package it, before shipping it from post office facilities in Roseville and other local communities to Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

One of the suspects flew to the east coast to receive the packages, and presumably sold them. The cash received from the sale of the drugs was then shipped back to the suspects.

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Confiscated marijuana

Investigators served search warrants on two properties in the Grass Valley and Nevada City area, where they found marijuana processing facilities, a butane-fueled hashish-manufacturing lab, vacuum-sealed packages of processed marijuana, large amounts of currency, a handgun, and approximately two pounds of psilocybin mushrooms.

On Friday VNET detetectives arrested 36-year-old Brian Lee Feld Getz, of Grass Valley and 33-year-old Timothy Conway Reimer. Getz was arrested at a local post office in Folsom and Reimer was arrested at one of the properties where the search warrants were issues.

Roseville Police said the investigation is ongoing and they expect to make more arrests.

Carmichael drug dealer arrested

Joshua Holmboe Credit: Roseville PD

Joshua Holmboe
Credit: Roseville PD

ROSEVILLE, CA – Roseville narcotic detectives, along with Roseville’s Crime Suppression unit, arrested a Carmichael man believed to be responsible for selling illegal drugs in the Roseville area.

On Tuesday, September 23, Roseville Police officers spotted 25-year-old Joshua Frederick Holmboe driving on Fair Oaks Blvd near Sutter Avenue. Officers were able to detain Holmboe without incident.

Investigators conducted a search of Holmboe’s Carmichael home and discovered a large quantity of illegal drugs, several firearms, and other evidence of high-level drug sales, including a large quantity of cash.

Officers seized over a pound of methamphetamine, a large quantity of prescription narcotics, packaging materials and other evidence of drug sales. They also seized several loaded firearms, including both handguns and rifles, and more than $40,000 in cash. Two of the firearms were stolen; one had been taken during a residential burglary in Citrus Heights and the other during a residential burglary in Reno.

Holmboe was arrested on suspicion of selling methamphetamine and narcotics, being a felon in possession of firearms, and other related charges. He’s being held without bail in the Sacramento County Jail.

Holmboe is suspected of selling illegal drugs in the Roseville area directly to users and also supplying lower-level drug dealers.

In a statement the Roseville Police Department said:

“The Roseville Police Department is committed to stopping the flow of illegal drugs into our city, and often go to other communities in the region to track down suspected suppliers. Methamphetamine and narcotics are destroying the lives of addicts and their families, and are the motivation behind many, if not most, property crimes. Drug addicts steal from residents and businesses, and then exchange stolen goods for cash or drugs to support their habits.   Narcotics enforcement is an important part of our effort to protect the quality of life in our city.

We urge anyone struggling with drug addiction to get help, by talking to their health care provider, employee assistance program, or other community service provider. Placer County residents can call Placer County’s Adult System of Care at (888)886-5401, 24 hours a day, for information about a variety of local resources.”

Update: Roseville PD searching for burglars

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ROSEVILLE, CA – Roseville Police were unsuccessful in locating two suspected burglars in the Dawnridge Road/Crescendo Drive area of Roseville today after residents reported seeing burglars attempting to break in.

According to Roseville Police, at approximately 11 a.m. a resident in the 1200 block of Crescendo Drive reported that two men came to the door and rang the doorbell several times. The resident did not answer the door, and a few minutes later saw the same two men in the backyard, trying to get in through a sliding glass door. When the men realized the resident was home, they fled on foot and were last seen running south on Crescendo Drive toward West Whyte Avenue.

Officers are also investigating whether a residential burglary nearby in the 400 block of Dawnridge Avenue, reported during the same time period, is connected to the same suspects. The unseen burglar(s) on Dawnridge likely got into the house through an unlocked sliding door or an unlocked rear bedroom window, took property from the house and exited through the front door.

Officers cordoned off the area and conducts an extensive search of the area.

The suspects are described as a short, chubby black male, wearing a plain black shirt, and a taller, thinner Hispanic or black male, last seen wearing a red and blue beanie cap. No weapons were seen and it’s unknown if there is a vehicle involved.

If anyone in the area saw the suspects or noticed any suspicious activity this morning, please call Roseville Police at (916)774-5000.

Roseville Police warn business owners

260227_198289903556736_3370620_nROSEVILLE, CA – The Roseville Police Department is warning small business owners to be alert in the wake of several overnight burglaries.

According to police, there have been a number of nighttime burglaries of small businesses along the Douglas Boulevard corridor and on Sierra College Boulevard.

Police warn business owner not to leave any money in their business overnight and are urging business owners to deposit all of their cash and receipts in the bank.

In a statement police suggest leaving an empty cash register drawer open after hours to show potential burglars who may be casing the business that there is no money on the premises.

If you have an alarm system, make sure it’s set at night, and take any alarm activations seriously. If you have a video surveillance system, make sure it’s operating and in good repair. Call police immediately to report any suspicious activity or anyone who looks like they’re casing your place during business hours.

Pair arrested for stealing landscaping tools

Shafeeq Purdy Roseville PD

Shafeeq Purdy
Roseville PD

Christopher Ross Roseville PD

Christopher Ross
Roseville PD

ROSEVILLE, CA – Roseville police have arrested two people responsible for stealing tools from a landscape maintenance crew.

Roseville Police officers conducted a special operation to address a recent increase in thefts from landscape maintenance crews.

Working with the department’s crime analyst to identify areas where more thefts were likely to occur, officers were able to stakeout a known hotspot for thefts. On Friday morning during the stakeout, officers observed a car cruising slowly through a neighborhood, and saw two people get out of the car and take tools from a landscaper’s trailer on Park Regency Drive.

Officers stopped the vehicle and detained the driver, identified as 32-year-old Shafeeq Jamal Purdy, on Junction Boulevard. The passenger, identified as 20-year-old Christopher Darnell Ross, got out and ran away, jumping over a retaining wall and through yards in the adjacent neighborhood.

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After a brief search, officers found the second suspect in a yard in the 1800 block of Grouse Run Circle, where he was taken into custody without further incident.

The stolen property was recovered and returned to the victim.

Both suspect are from Sacramento and were arrested on suspicion of grand theft, conspiracy, and possession of burglar’s tools. Purdy was also charged with delaying or obstructing police officers.

Driver killed on Industrial Avenue in Roseville identified

Police-lightsROSEVILLE, CA – The man who was killed after he lost control of his vehicle along Industrial Avenue in Roseville has been identified as a Citrus Heights man.

According to Roseville Police Spokeswoman, Dee Dee Gunther, 63-year-old William Martin Wood, of Citrus Heights, was the driver of the car that slammed into a tree on Sunday morning.

The single vehicle accident occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m. Sunday when a driver reported seeing another vehicle off the side of the road in an apparent collision with a tree.

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Area of accident
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Police and fire responded to the area of Industrial Avenue, just before Blue Oaks Blvd, where they found a gray Isuzu SUV that had slammed into a tree.

Wood apparently lost control of the vehicle causing the Isuzu to leave the roadway and crash into the tree. It’s unknown what caused Wood to lose control. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Industrial Avenue was closed Sunday morning until just before 1 p.m.

Anyone who saw the collision or has information that could help with the investigation is asked to call the Roseville Police Department at (916)774-5000 extension 1, option 2.

Solo crash claims life in Roseville

Police-lightsROSEVILLE, CA – A man in his sixties was killed Sunday morning in a solo-vehicle accident along Industrial Avenue.

According to Roseville Police, the call came in at 6:30 a.m. Sunday when a driver reported seeing a vehicle off the side of the road in an apparent collision.

Area of accident Google Maps

Area of accident
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Police and fire responded to the area of Industrial Avenue, just before Blue Oaks Blvd, where they found a gray Isuzu SUV that had slammed into a tree.

The man had apparently lost control of the vehicle causing the Isuzu to leave the roadway and crash into the tree. It’s unknown at this time what caused the driver to lose control.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Industrial Avenue will be closed between Packard Drive and Galilee Road for the next several hours for the investigation, which is being conducted by Roseville Police Department’s Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team.

UPDATE: Industrial reopened shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday.

Anyone who saw the collision or has information that could help with the investigation is asked to call the Roseville Police Department at (916)774-5000 extension 1, option 2.

Roseville PD mourns death of Border Patrol Agent

Alexander Giannini posed with Roseville Police officer Courtesy Roseville PD

Alexander Giannini posed with Roseville Police officer
Courtesy Roseville PD

ROSEVILLE, CA – The Roseville Police Department is mourning the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Alexander Giannini, who grew up in Roseville and also participated in Roseville’s Explorer Scout troop for 6 years with his sister.

Giannini was a five year veteran for the U.S. Border Patrol in Arizona. He was killed in an on-duty, single-vehicle, traffic collision shortly after 7:30 a.m. Wednesday while traveling with a fellow agent on Eastbound Interstate 10 near Sybil Road.

Both Agents were transported to University of Arizona Medical Center. Giannini was transported by air due to the major injuries he sustained. He died enroute. The condition of the other agent is unknown.

Giannini grew up in Roseville, graduating from Roseville High School in 2008. He joined the Roseville Police Department’s Explorer Scout troop along with his sister at the age of 14. He remained in the program until the age of 20, when he joined the U.S. Border Patrol.

The Roseville Police Department said in a statement, “We’re grieving for Alex today, and send our heartfelt sympathy to his family and to his many friends and colleagues in both the Roseville Police Department and the U.S. Border Patrol’s Wilcox, Arizona.”

Alexander Giannini posed during drug bust as a Border Patrol Agent

Alexander Giannini posed during drug bust as a Border Patrol Agent

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Thursday, May 29, 2014, in honor of Border Patrol Agent Alexander Giannini.

The governor has ordered that flags also be lowered on the day of his interment, for which services are pending.

The Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske said in a statement, “It is difficult expressing our thoughts and appreciation for their commitment and dedication to the mission knowing that whatever words we draw upon simply will not do justice to the sacrifices they made. We ask that the citizens of Arizona and the nation join us in thoughts and prayers for the families of these brave individuals.”

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