Roseville Police Department

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Trio arrested for shooting in Roseville

Police-lightsROSEVILLE, CA – Roseville police have arrested three people responsible for firing shots at another vehicle on Wednesday.

According to Roseville Police, they received reports of shots being fired from one vehicle at another. The incident happened at approximately 7:45 p.m. yesterday in the area of Pleasant Grove Boulevard and Fairway Drive.

Responding officers were able to locate the suspect vehicle in Roseville Square and detained three occupants without incident.

Officers discovered a stolen gun hidden inside their vehicle and arrested 19-year-old Dionicio Serrano, 20-year-old Esperanza Romero and 20-year old Francisco Alexis Noriega, all from Sacramento, on suspicion of assault with a firearm and other related charges.

Officers determined that the suspects had stopped at a gas station near Pleasant Grove Boulevard and Fairway Drive, where one of the occupants threw trash on the ground. A bystander, who saw the person littering, picked up the trash and said something to the litterer.

A witness, who heard the exchange of words said he saw one of the occupants pull out a handgun and say, “You’re lucky I don’t shoot you,” as they were leaving the area. The witness followed the vehicle and contacted police.

According to the witness, at least two shots were fired. He followed the suspects through the Nugget Parking lot and down Highway 65 at speeds close to 100 MPH, ultimately ending at Roseville Square.

Nobody was injured by the gunfire.


Roseville Animal Control nabs crocodile

ACO Bennett Courtesy Roseville PD

ACO Bennett (some people have all the fun)
Courtesy Roseville PD

ROSEVILLE, CA – Roseville animal control officers had their hands full on Wednesday after discovering a 4 foot crocodile roaming the TJ Maxx Plaza.

According to Roseville Police, someone had abandoned the feisty four foot croc in a container outside a reptile business at the plaza.

The problem was, the crocodile wasn’t happy in the container and decided to go for a stroll in the plaza.

Croc on the loose! Roseville PD

Croc on the loose!
Roseville PD

Luckily Animal Control Officer Bennett was able to lasso the creature and didn’t have to resort to crocodile wrestling. The CelebrityExaminer believes ACO Bennett would have been up to the challenge, too bad we will never know.

According to authorities the croc wasn’t very happy about being placed back into a cage.

The owner of the abandoned croc was kind enough to leave a note identifying it as a Nile crocodile – which is how us Californian’s know it’s not an alligator.

ACO Bennett turned the critter over to State Fish & Wildlife and they will be looking to place it into an educational program.

According to Animal Control, if it’s truly a Nile crocodile, it could grow to a length of 20 feet and is illegal to own, not to mention it would make one dangerous pet.

Roseville PD breaks up burglary ring

Robert Vance Courtesy Roseville PD

Robert Vance
Courtesy Roseville PD

Valiri Ryan Courtesy Roseville PD

Valiri Ryan
Courtesy Roseville PD

ROSEVILLE, CA – The Roseville Police Department has busted up a burglary ring that was targeting office buildings and storage facilities in the Roseville area.

On Tuesday, the Roseville Police Department said it had arrested four people in connection to a string of commercial burglaries in the area. The arrests came after a month long investigation that started after a police officer stopped a suspicious vehicle back in January.

It was in the middle of the night in mid-January when a Roseville patrol officer stopped a suspicious vehicle and arrested two people and recovered stolen property.

Roseville Police Spokeswoman, Dee Dee Gunther told CBS13, the officer “stopped and talked to the individuals and things were not adding up. He was persistent and did some digging and found some property from recent burglaries.”

Brook Heston Courtesy Roseville PD

Brook Heston
Courtesy Roseville PD

James Eisner Courtesy Roseville PD

James Eisner
Courtesy Roseville PD

This led to a month long investigation, and over the past two weeks detectives served search warrants at two apartments and a storage unit, recovering stolen property from a number of commercial burglaries in Roseville. Along with the stolen items officers found stolen ID and evidence of marijuana sales.

Six people were arrested, including 40-year-old James Eisner and 27-year-old Valiri Ryan, both of Roseville. The two were arrested on suspicion of identity theft, conspiracy, possession of stolen property, possession of methamphetamine and other related charges.

Forty-two-year-old Brook Heston, of Roseville was arrested on suspicion of possessing marijuana for sale, keeping a place to sell drugs, possessing stolen property, and other related charges

Forty-four-year-old Robert Vance, of Citrus Heights was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, assaulting a peace officer and other related charges

Two others were arrested on suspicion of soliciting Heston to buy drugs. Detectives are continuing to try and identify other burglary and identity theft victims.

 

Man robs bank inside Roseville Bel Air

Surveillance Photo

Surveillance Photo

ROSEVILLE, CA – Roseville police are looking for a man suspected of robbing a River City Bank located inside a Bel Air store on Friday.

According to the Roseville Police Department, the suspect enter the Bel Air store located at Sunrise Avenue and Cirby Way on Friday just after 4 p.m.

The man demanded money and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. No weapons were seen and no one was injured during the incident.

A photo was taken from surveillance equipment. The robber is described as a white male with blond hair and appeared to be in his 30s, between 6’2″ to 6’4″ tall and weighing around 200 pounds. A surveillance photo is attached.

If you recognize this man or have any other information that could help solve this crime, call Roseville Crime Stoppers at (916)783-STOP.

Roseville driver killed yesterday has been identified

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ROSEVILLE, CA – The driver who died yesterday in a traffic collision that occurred on Foothills Boulevard and Chignahuapan Way has been identified.

According to the Roseville Police Department, at approximately 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, 36-year-old Chad Duwayne Stevens of Citrus Heights was driving a 1995 Chrysler and had attempted to turn left from Chignahuapan Way onto northbound Foothills, and drove into the path of a 1996 Ford pickup that was proceeding southbound on Foothills. The Ford pickup struck the Chrysler broadside, and then had a secondary collision with a 2014 Kia sedan.

Stevens was pronounced dead at the scene.  The male driver of the Ford pickup was taken to a local hospital by ambulance with minor injuries. The two occupants of the Kia did not report being injured.  There were no signs that alcohol or other drugs played a role in the collision.

Roseville Police Department’s Major Injury Accident Team is investigating the collision.   The southbound lanes of Foothills Boulevard and one northbound lane of Foothills were closed between Main Street/Baseline Road and Vineyard Road for approximately five and a half hours while investigators examined the scene.

Rocklin man pleads guilty to counterfeiting

100 Hundred Dollar BillsSACRAMENTO, CA – The Rocklin man who was arrested back in July, after one Roseville Police Officers relentless work, has pleaded guilty to possessing counterfeit U.S. currency.

According to United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner, 36-year-old Bobby Jones-Hanley pleaded guilty today.

Read: Relentless police work leads to counterfeiting operation

According to court documents, on July 12, 2013, at approximately 1:35 a.m., a Roseville police officer stopped the vehicle that Jones-Hanley was driving. Stating that he did not have a driver’s license with him, Jones-Hanley provided the officer with a school identification card in the name of “Benjamin Hanley.”

During a search of the vehicle, officers found what appeared to be burglary tools. Hanley and his passenger were arrested for possession of burglary tools and conspiracy, booked and fingerprinted at the Placer County Jail, and later released. Later that morning, the police department received fingerprint results revealing that the person purporting to be “Benjamin Hanley” was in fact Bobby Jones-Hanley, who was on probation and wanted on a no-bail arrest warrant.

Officers of the Roseville and Sacramento Police Departments traveled to a residence in Sacramento where Jones-Hanley was believed to be staying, but Jones-Hanley fled out the back of the house and was apprehended by a police K-9 unit in an adjacent yard.

Also according to court documents, during a search of Hanley’s vehicle, officers found stacks of high-quality counterfeit $100 bills totaling nearly $250,000, approximately $100,000 in uncut sheets of paper, approximately $14,000 more of a slightly lesser-quality counterfeit currency, and other items that could be used to manufacture counterfeit currency. In total, Jones-Hanley had manufactured roughly $500,000 in counterfeit currency and had sold approximately $150,000 in fake $100 bills in Southern California.

This case is the product of an investigation by the United States Secret Service that originated with the Roseville and Sacramento Police Departments. Assistant United States Attorney Nirav Desai is prosecuting the case.

Jones-Hanley is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Lawrence K. Karlton on February 25, 2014. The charges to which Jones-Hanley pleaded guilty carry a maximum statutory penalty of 25 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, and the plea agreement contemplates a seven year sentence. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory sentencing factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.

Roseville couple arrested – drugs hidden in childs room

Murissa Ching Courtesy Roseville PD

Murissa Ching
Courtesy Roseville PD

Philip Ching Courtesy Roseville PD

Philip Ching
Courtesy Roseville PD

ROSEVILLE, CA – A Roseville couple has been arrested for selling drugs out of their Roseville home, with some of those drugs hiding in a child’s bedroom.

According to the Roseville Police Department, 32-year-old Philip Lawrence Ching and 30-year-old Murissa June Ching were arrested, along with 26-year-old Desiree Diaz of Roseville and 31-year-old Scott Franklin Reiswig of Roseville, on a number of charges, including child endangerment.

On December 3 officers were conducting a probation search on a roommate living in the Ching’s home. Officers discovered illegal throwing knives along with meth and evidence of marijuana sales, and cocaine, some of which was stashed in one of two children’s bedroom.

The Ching’s were both arrested on charges of keeping a place to sell drugs, possession of narcotics, conspiracy, possessing drug paraphernalia, and child cruelty/endangerment. Two children were taken into protective custody by Child Protective Services.

Desiree Diaz Courtesy Roseville PD

Desiree Diaz
Courtesy Roseville PD

Scott Reiswig Courtesy Roseville PD

Scott Reiswig
Courtesy Roseville PD

Diaz was arrested on suspicion of child cruelty/endangerment, possession of methamphetamine, possession of meth for sale, conspiracy, possession of marijuana for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia, probation violation, and a Placer County bench warrant for being a felon/addict in possession of a firearm.

Reiswig was arrested on suspicion of child cruelty/endangerment, possession of methamphetamine, possession of meth for sale, conspiracy, possession of marijuana for sale, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The home, located in a nice quiet neighborhood is located next to an in-home day care along a street decorated for the holidays.

According to neighbors who spoke to CBS13 the couple was “standoffish,” and kept to themselves, but there were cars always coming and going from the home.

27 of Roseville shooter’s family and gang members arrested

mugs1mugs3ROSEVILLE, CA – Multiple law enforcement agencies arrested 27 people on Wednesday. Thirteen of those arrested are relatives of Roseville police shooting suspect 32-year-old Sammy Duran.

Roseville Police, along with local law enforcement, Immigrations and Customs (ICE), parole officers and Homeland Security, arrested a total of 27 people on Wednesday morning. Those nabbed by Police face charges of witness intimidation, drug possession, possession of drugs for sale, weapons violations and child endangerment. Eight of those arrested are being held by ICE.

Read: Standoff ends after suspect surrenders

It all started after Duran was in a shootout with police in a Roseville neighborhood. After his arrest, gang and family members descended on the small neighborhood and began intimidating witnesses.

According to Roseville Police Lt. Mike Doane, “We had a very violent event that brought to light that gang activity has increased,” Doane told News 10, “Then you add witness intimidation and that neighborhood needed our assistance.”

There were four homes searched in Roseville and other homes located in Placer, Sacramento and Yuba counties were also searched in connection to Duran.
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Duran, a known Sureno gang member, opened fire on officers on October 25, wounding a federal immigration officer, who was on scene providing support for Roseville police. A pursuit ensued, followed by Duran barricading himself in a Roseville home. While barricaded in the home he shot a Roseville officer and injured four others by shrapnel.

Th Roseville Police Department has released the following names and related charges:

Antonio Benito Duran, 33, of Roseville – Suspicion of participating in a criminal street gang, threatening or dissuading victims and witnesses, being an accessory to a felony, conspiracy, possession of an illegal weapon (a billy club) and possessing drug paraphernalia.

Juan Pedro Sanchez, 31, of Roseville – Suspicion of child endangerment, possession of meth, possession of meth for sale and possession of an illegal weapon (a billy club).

Davina Inez Felix, 34 – Suspicion of child endangerment, possession of meth for sale, and possession of an illegal weapon (a billy club).

Jimmy Kevin Green, 56, or Roseville – Possessing illegal fireworksmugs4

Alexis Jenest Sandoval, 20, of Roseville – Delaying or obstructing officers

Margerita Elena Ydrogo, 3o, of Roseville – Suspicion of being an accessory to a felony and conspiracy

Alizza Mares, age 18, or Roseville – Suspicion of possessing marijuana for sale and conspiracy.

Jorge Alberto Campos III, age 21, of Roseville – Suspicion of participating in a criminal street gang, threatening/dissuading a witness, and being an accessory to a felony.

Isaac M. Aginaga, age 23, of Roseville – Suspicion of transportation/sales of controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Marie Annette Dalton, age 52, of Citrus Heights – Suspicion of child endangerment, possession of methamphetamine, keeping a place to sell drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Juan Pedro Sanchez, age 31 of Roseville – Suspicion of child endangerment, possession of methamphetamine for sale, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of an illegal weapon (billyclub/sap type weapon).

Anita Felix, age 64 of Roseville – Suspicion of child endangerment and keeping a place to sell drugs.

Jose Benjamin Felix, age 19 of Roseville – Suspicion of participating in a criminal street gang, threatening/dissuading a witness, conspiracy, being an accessory to a felony, possession of marijuana for sale.

Elizabeth Baker, age 51 of Roseville – Suspicion of intimidating a witness/victim, being an accessory to a felony, conspiracy, and a Nevada County warrant for DUI.

David Dennis Klein, age 45 of Citrus Heights – Suspicion of possessing methamphetamine, keeping a place to sell drugs, possessing paraphernalia, and a Sacramento County warrant for contempt of court.

Danny Duran Garcia, age 35 of Sacramento – Suspicion of child endangerment and possessing marijuana for sale.

Manuel Orville Blanco, age 32 of Roseville – Suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance, obstructing public officials, and probation violation.

Jose Felipe Magana-Aguilera, age 37 of Auburn – Suspicion of using false citizenship documents and illegal entry into the U.S.

Alexander Joseph Felix, age 36 of Roseville – Suspicion of child endangerment.

Abel Mosqueda, age 22 of Auburn – Suspicion of probation violation.

Adam Ruben Sanchez, age 32 – Suspicion of parole violation.

A 17-year-old female juvenile on suspicion of being an accessory to a felony and other related charges

Nolan Jerome Kerfeld, age 31 – Suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and parole violation.

 

2 Roseville schools under lockdown

Police-lightsROSEVILLE, CA – Police activity in the area of Darling Way in Roseville on Tuesday morning has caused officials to lock down two schools in the area.

St. Rose and Cirby Schools have both been put under lock down at around 7 a.m., due to law enforcement searching the area for an outstanding suspect.

UPDATE: At approximately 9:30 a.m. the lock down was lifted for both schools, as the search perimeter shifted to another area. The suspect is still at large.

According to Roseville Police Spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther, it all started around 6:49 a.m. when officers spotted a stolen vehicle on Vernon Street, the car was stolen from the 1200 block of Plumber Way. Officers pursued the vehicle to the area of Vine & Darling, where the driver ditched the car and fled the area on foot.

The suspect is described as a black male, 25-30 years old, heavyset, wearing a hoodie (possibly yellow?)

The schools were not in session at the time, so it was mostly staff located at the facilities.

 

 

Roseville man injured in early morning rollover

Police-lightsROSEVILLE, CA – A single-vehicle rollover caused an early morning fire and left one person injured in Roseville.

The Roseville Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team is currently investigating a single-vehicle rollover that occurred around 1:15 a.m. Friday morning on southbound Fiddyment Road south of Pleasant Grove Boulevard.

A 2003 Infiniti four-door sedan was heading southbound on Fiddyment Road at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control. The vehicle veered off the road and plowed into a field causing the car to roll.

A small grass fire was quickly extinguished by first responders from the Roseville Police and Roseville Fire Departments.  The driver, a 34-year-old male from Roseville, was not wearing his seatbelt, and was ejected from the vehicle.

He was taken to Sutter Roseville Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.   DUI is suspected.

According to the Roseville Police Department, the southbound lanes of Fiddyment Road will be closed for the next several hours while investigators continue to examine the scene.

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