Burglary suspects caught thanks to quick citizens

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A couple of alert citizens helped Roseville Police arrest burglary suspects in two separate incidents over the weekend. According to a Roseville Police Department press release, at around 6:30 a.m. Friday, a resident of Stonebridge neighborhood noticed a Honda Civic cruising slowly down their street. The resident said the driver was looking at his house. Shortly after, a man got out of the Honda, walked up to the house and rang the doorbell. When the resident answered the man made an excuse and went back to the car. The resident called the police. Officers located the Honda with two males inside about three blocks away. After a search of the vehicle, officers found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. They also found checks, portable GPS units and other property that had previously been reported stolen in Rocklin and Sacramento County. Two 22-year-old Citrus Heights men were arrested on drug and stolen property charges. In a separate incident, another citizen called the police, leading to the arrest of two teenagers for auto burglary. At around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, a resident of Misty Woods neighborhood arrived at his home and noticed two teenage males standing next to a vehicle in his neighbor’s driveway. He called 911 to provide descriptions of the teens while he and other residents detained the teens until officers arrived. Officers suspect that the teens walked up and down the street, checking to see if anybody had left their windows open or car doors unlocked and stole any items they could find. The officers recovered numerous items, such as GPS navigators, cameras, video games, a satellite radio, a laptop computer, cash and music CDs and returned them to their owners. The suspects, both 17-year-old males from Roseville, were arrested on suspicion of burglary, grand theft, conspiracy and prowling and taken to Placer County Juvenile Hall. In the press release, Roseville Police Chief Mike Blair said he’s thankful that people are able to help police and reminds citizens to always call the police when they see something suspicious. “This is another reminder to residents to park vehicles in the garage whenever possible, and to roll up windows, lock doors and remove all valuables before parking a car outside,” he said. “You never know when an opportunistic thief is in the area.” ~Staff report