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Crime in Your Community

Shooting into house; Wrong-way driver; more

By: Gus Thomson, Reporter/Columnist
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Placer County Sheriff’s Office reports are used as the basis for Crime In Your Community. Suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Also, charges reported here may be dropped or changed.

 

Dec. 2

A cluster mailbox at Magnolia Ranch Road and West Weimar Crossroads in Weimar was broken into and mail was reported stolen.

Dec. 1

A driving-under-the-influence of drugs or alcohol suspect was turned over to the California Highway Patrol at the Bowman Taco Bell, in the 1800-block of Auburn Ravine Road. Arrested was Christian Taylor Spires, 26, of Jacksonville, Fla.

 

Nov. 30

 

Several vehicles were vandalized along Merry Knoll Road in Bowman. Damage was an estimated $516.

Russell Frederick Slider, a 65-year-old transient, was arrested on suspicion of trespassing at a bank-owned property in the 6800-block of Blackhlawk Lane in Foresthill.

Nov. 29

Kami Flint, 24, of Sacramento was arrested on suspicion of possession of brass knuckles. The arrest occurred at Douglas Boulevard and Dambacher Drive in Granite Bay. Flint was on probation and had arrest warrants.

A con artist was able to convince a business employee in the 5900-block of King Road in Loomis to buy 16 $50 Google Play gift cards and then email the card numbers to an address the employee thought the boss was at.

Nov. 28

A 61-year-old resident of Meadow Vista’s Winchester Drive reported someone used his debit card information without permission to buy $189 worth of merchandise from FoodMaxx in Sacramento and gas at Auburn Gas N Shop. The purchases took place Nov. 22. The fraudulent purchases stopped after an attempted cash advance at Redhawk Casino for $503 was denied. The three incidents all had security camera footage.

A 62-year-old Colfax man reported a credit card was used without his permission. Arrested on suspicion of identity theft was Kason Cruz Cavada, 24, of Colfax.

Jessica Lane Haffener, 48, of Palm Desert was arrested at Bell Road and Quartz Drive in North Auburn on suspicion of identity theft. The suspect is alleged by the Sheriff’s Office to have attempted to pass a fraudulent check. A search turned up more checks and financial statement that did not belong to her, as well as a counterfeit $100 bill, the report said.

Jason Robert Hilton, a 44-year-old Auburn transient, was arrested on suspicion of stealing a wallet from a Valencia Club patron in Penryn and using credit information to spend $871 at Auburn-area businesses.

 

Nov. 27

A 63-year-old Colfax woman reported someone used her debit card information to run up a total of $927 in purchases at Auburn Gas N Shop and Home Depot stores in Sacramento, Carmichael and Antelope. The string of fraudulent buying ended after the card was denied at West Sacramento’s Target store and an AM/PM ATM in West Sacramento.

Someone fired a gun and shot out a truck window with a rifle or projectile in the 9,600-block of Mount Vernon Road near Auburn, causing $300 damage.

Nov. 26

Corey Antoine Jones, 46, of Stockton was arrested on suspicion of possession of meth and on a no bail warrant from San Joaquin County. The arrest took place at Highway 49 and Shale Ridge Lane.

Tools worth $200 were stolen from an unlocked tool box on a truck parked at the Best Western Hotel, 13450 Lincoln Way in Bowman.

 

Nov. 25

Antonio Guardia Garcia, 50, of Sacramento was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of both drugs and alcohol after the Volkswagen Bug he was driving was stopped for allegedly traveling on the wrong side of the road. The arrest took place at North Foothills Boulevard and West Sunset Boulevard outside Lincoln.

David Michael Benito, 44, of Colfax was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, a stolen motorcycle, an assault weapon, a high-capacity magazine and ammunition. The arrest occurred on Colfax’s Carpenter Road.    

Nov. 24

A locked workshop was burglarized in the 2600-block of Highway 193 in Colfax and $1,900 worth of equipment was stolen.

A living room was shot at and two .177 caliber pellets were found inside on the floor. The shooting — considered vandalism by authorities — took place between 6:40 and 10 p.m. on Nov. 23 in the 1300-block of Hillcrest Boulevard in Colfax.

Nov. 21

A 49-year-old Colfax woman reported someone used debit-card access information online to buy $167 worth of clothing from the Gymshark site without her authorization.

Nov. 20

Matthew Jeremiah Bruce, a 36-year-old Auburn transient, was arrested in the 2500-block of Highway 49 in North Auburn on suspicion of possession of meth.

Two auto batteries worth $530 were stolen at Wilson Mini Storage, 2965 Richardson Drive, in North Auburn. The theft report followed similar reports from the same location.

Nov. 18

Robert Andrew Young, 19, of Sacramento, was arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine and driving on a suspended driver’s license. The arrest took place in the 3400 block of Taylor Road in Loomis.

Nov. 18

A shotgun and three slow cookers were stolen from a shed in the 3300-block Taylor Road area of Loomis. Value of the missing property was estimated at $290. There was no sign of forced entry.

Nov. 17

A 53-year-old man said an envelope containing $8,000 was stolen from underneath a cushion he was sleeping on. The theft took place in the 7800-block of Leona Way in Granite Bay.    

Nov. 16

Two tires were punctured on a vehicle parked in the 3400-block of Reyman Lane in Loomis.

Tanya Cail Gallegos, 34, of Ceres was cited on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia. The citation was issued at Christian Valley Road and Dry Creek Road.

Art and antiques valued at $29,600 were stolen from the bedroom of a trailer in the 100-block of Sutherland Drive in Bowman. There were no signs of forced entry.

Nov. 15

Door handles and a padlock were vandalized at the Auburn Recreation District’s Meadow Vista Pool at 1130 Meadow Lane in Meadow Vista. A lock was cut on a fence and metal doors on male and female restrooms were vandalized.

A 73-year-old Applegate man said credit card information he had not authorized was used to buy $1,446 worth of merchandise from the Cerrito Home Depot.

Nov. 14

Two trucks parked in the 1000-block of Nichols Drive in Roseville were entered and two tablets worth $800 were stolen from inside.

Nov. 13

A 15-year-old Sacramento youth was pulled over on a traffic stop and deputies learned that the boy’s mother had earlier reported the vehicle stolen. The boy was arrested and booked into Placer County Jail on allegations of taking the vehicle without his mother’s permission and being an unlicensed driver. The arrest took place at 12:40 a.m. on Industrial Avenue, just south of Highway 65 in the Lincoln area.

Placer County Sheriff’s Office reports are used as the basis for Crime In Your Community. Suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Also, charges reported here may be dropped or changed.

Nov. 11

A 74-year-old Sacramento woman said her wallet was stolen when she left it unattended at a Thunder Valley Casino slot machine. It was later found in a women’s restroom inside the  the gambling resort near Lincoln. Gas was subsequently bought on a credit card from the purse and the fraudulent use of the card stopped after an attempt to make $375 in purchases at a Target store was denied.

 

Placer County Sheriff’s Office reports are used as the basis for Crime In Your Community. Suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Also, charges reported here may be dropped or changed.