Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Saturday, November 24, 2012
A resident on Kino reported their house was burglarized while they were out of town between Saturday, 11/17, and Weds, 11/21. They believe the thieves gained access to the house through a side gate and a little used unlocked door. The burglars took a laptop computer, a backpack, and a number of movies.
Burglary in adjacent neighborhood:
A resident on the 3800 block of JoAnn Drive, (Near Robertson and Marconi) reported a burglary of opportunity similar to the one in our neighborhood. It appears the burglars payed attention to the family's absence on Thanksgiving Day.
They took an Xbox 360, a controller, a PS2 controller, a PS2 game, all the jewelry (despite it only being either costume or sentimental), a jar of $150 in coins. Oddly, they did not touch any other electronics or DVDs/games.
[Note: there are enough differences in the burglaries that these probably aren't the same criminals, but the similarities can be instructive: the burglars clearly took time to note when the houses were vacant. Be sure to watch for unusual activity in your neighborhood and don't be afraid to call the police.]
Additional Vehicle Burglary
We have another vehicle burglary to add to the ones previously reported on unlocked vehicles. $3 in change was taken from an unlocked vehicle on LaPaz.
Chuck's note to Victims and Neighors:
To victims, please file a police report. Remember that even if the police do not have the resources to do much about your burglary or you only lost $3 in change from your unlocked car, reports lead to increased police presence and therefore decreased crime in our neighborhood.
If you notice a strange vehicle parked on the street, check with your neighbors to see if they know who it belongs to. If it is unknown, it doesn't hurt to call the CHP, and report it. They can check to see if the registration is current, ignition switch is damaged, or if there's any other suspicious irregularity. Car thieves may dump cars here, but more important is that this vehicle may belong to someone breaking into your neighbor's home.
We often feel relief when we aren't the victims of the crimes posted here, but vigilance and a call to the Sheriff's Department or CHP might keep you or your friends from being the next to come home to find your home and privacy violated.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
3700 Block of Font on Tuesday, November 20, 2012
My car parked in my driveway was opened and gone through. There was some cash taken as well as a few cards for free car washes and the most valuable thing was an iPod. I normally always lock my car but came in last evening with an arm load of items and may have forgotten. There were no signs of a break-in. The irony of it all is I'm in a court and generally the only one who has a lot of lights on as well as motion lights that shine brightly on my car. My dog was barking to the front of the house last night and I should have paid more attention. I just assumed it was a cat cruising through to get him all riled up. Whoever went through my stuff searched through everything and I mean everything as it was a mess when I opened it up this afternoon. It's not horrible as it can all be replaced but the iPod was given to me by Jim and he put all my personal favorites on there and I think of him when I'm driving around.....just sentimental. I guess plus it's always creepy when someone goes through your personal things. Sure makes me wish I had a garage!
[Please note that if you had insurance information in your car, you may want to sign up with an identity protection service, as it can be used in identity theft if it was taken.]
2500 Block of Maryal, Tuesday, November 20, 2012
My truck was ransacked last night, I may have forgotten to lock it, but just thought I would share...near Avalon & Maryal. Nothing was actually taken.
I will call the Sheriff & let them know.
Someone is walking through the Hood & checking doors...don't forget to lock up!
3700 Block of Duran Circle, Tuesday, November 20, 2012
An unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway was ransacked. Only loose change was taken.
2600 Block of Ione and 2600-2700 Block of Maryal, Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Over the weekend, someone slashed numerous cars' tires on Ione Street and I believe on Maryal, as well.
Reminders from Chuck
Remember, it gets darker earlier and lasts longer. In addition, people tend to stay indoors with the colder/wetter weather and this gives thieves more time and less chance of being seen. Lock your vehicles, and remove any valuables.
If you have security lighting, make sure it works properly. "Dual-brite" lights are nice, because they always give some light until they detects motion, whereupon they brighten up.
Enjoy your holidays, be safe, and protect your property.
A note from me:
Be sure to say hi to your neighbors. Be sure to look for the normal cars and patterns in your neighborhood. If you see something out of the ordinary, call the police and call your neighbors. If I had to guess, I'd suspect all Tuesday's incidents were perpetrated by the same person or group. If we'd been paying attention, we might have had them apprehended by the police. Let's make sure nobody gets to engage in that kind of spree again.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
I wanted to let you know that at approximately 5:30 AM this morning I received a telephone call from a neighbor letting me know that a maroon vehicle (possibly a newer Hyundai) was parked near the corner of Regent and Brookwood. A Caucasian man in his mid to late 20's had gotten out of the car and was walking throughout the neighborhood. He appeared to be casing the cars and houses as the neighbor observed him going up and down the streets. He walked with a swagger (get out of my way attitude) and was wearing long shorts and a ball cap.
The neighbor had already called the Sheriff’s Department who dispatched an officer to investigate. Unfortunately, by the time the officer arrived the individual had already left. When he drove away his vehicle made a significant amount of noise even though it appeared to be a newer model. The noise was probably from an exhaust system that had been modified.
Upon leaving he kept his headlights off and on seeing us he give the middle finger salute. We do not know why he was in the neighborhood but his mannerisms were very suspicious.
Last Thursday at approximately 11:00 AM, a muti-jurisdictional task force executed a search warrant on a house in the North part of our neighborhood. One person was arrested and 750 marijuana plants were seized.
This grow house has apparently been in operation for a couple years.
There were a couple of oddities about this house that you can look for in your area.
The blinds were always closed. The artificial lighting both draws a lot of power and generates a lot of heat. If the house has turbine-style vents, they will spin faster than those on surrounding houses due to the heat venting.
For the privacy of the neighbors, the address of the grow house is not being disclosed.
Burglary in the 2800 block of Becerra
This burglary wasn't reported to the network. Since Becerra has many neighors on the network, we'd guess the house affected probably isn't. This crime and the one below were found on the crimereports.com site the Sacramento Sheriff's department is now using.
Crime Type(s): PC 459 Burglary Residential
Address: 2800 Block BECERRA WAY
City, State: SACRAMENTO, CA
Police Narrative: PC 459 Burglary Residential
Chuck talked to the resident and they said that they had a dog that could be coerced. On an earlier date, an intruder entered the open man door at the rear of the garage and ransacked but didn't take anything. The resident secured the door after that incident but believes the burglar returned on the date above and broke a rear window, then stole jewelry and other items.
Burglary in the 2600 block of Catalina
(still have no details on this)
Crime Type(s): PC 459 Burglary Residential
Address: 2600 Block CATALINA DR
City, State: SACRAMENTO, CA
Police Narrative: PC 459 Burglary Residential
Friday, September 28, 2012
This Crime was located on the 4300 block of Engle Road-
Around 12:30pm today, a neighbor was returning home from shopping. She carried her purse into the house, dropped it on the floor and went into another room. She was going back outside and saw a hand on the door and her purse was gone. She yelled and went outside, but the thief was nowhere in sight. She immediately notified the Sheriff and us so that we can notify everyone in the neighborhood.
This was a bold attack in broad daylight on a neighbor in her own home. Even though this occurred during the day, our neighborhood is relatively empty with people at school and work. This means that there are no witnesses to these crimes or to help victims. What happened to my neighbor could easily happen to anyone. We have to be very careful and aware of our surroundings, especially after this incident. Thank goodness no one was not hurt.
I've read about other people that had the same thing happen in our neighborhood but never acted on getting a lock or protective case put around my converter. Now I wish I had. If you have a Toyota Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra etc, particularly if it's parked outside at night, I highly recommend you get one. It's a lot less expensive than an insurance deductible and the inconvenience of not having your car for a few days.
Please call and report any sightings of this vehicle to 916-861-1300 and reference log# 1178.
And this vehicle has been seen quite often at Gibbons Park.
driving a black Chevrolet Blazer, no license plate yet and a white great white shark decal on the back windshield. He still wears a red baseball hat. We are not sure if he still has access to the Tannish/Gold Camry, so please keep an eye out as well. Please contact the CHP for any vehicle related concerns at 861-1300.
I am so glad we are able to alert each other. This man's behavior can now spill outside our neighborhood and we wanted everyone to be aware. A big thank you to Sherrie for organizing us!
Monday, September 10, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
Please be sure to call these in. See previous posts on why it's important.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
May 21, 2012
Detectives Search for Homicide Victim’s Vehicle
Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing vehicle that belonged to the victim of a homicide yesterday. Stephen Sieck, 60, was found dead inside his burned apartment in the 200 block of Selby Ranch Road in Sacramento yesterday afternoon.
Investigation into this incident led to the discovery that the victim’s vehicle was missing from the scene. Sheriff’s detectives would like to locate the vehicle and speak with anyone found to be in possession of it.
The vehicle is a black 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe, with New Mexico license plates. There is an Oakland Raiders emblem on the rear window, as well. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of this vehicle is asked to immediately contact the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115.
Deputy Jason Ramos
From the Cowan NW Group:
I received two separate emails from neighbors about stolen mail from Montclaire and two smashed in car windows.
Thanks to them for keeping us all informed.
Please see their emails below.
Just wanted to let you know that I saw two large vehicles on my street (Northwood) heading towards Thornwood that had their drivers side windows smashed in. No other cars had been touched. Just a large truck and a company van.
Upon arriving to my office building at 3110 Watt Ave., corner of Robertson, I found a pile of mail in front of the gate to the complex. The mail was from the 2900 block of Montclaire. I returned the items to the address, actually to the neighbor, as no one was home. It appears actually that the mail, based on its contents might have been stolen from the vehicle at the address. The vehicle registration and AAA info was among the items.
While out this morning my son and I also saw the two vehicles mentioned below. Both were on Northwood near Woodcrest and before Thornwood. One was a white van and the other a silver truck. To add to these, our neighbor's car, white Chevy sedan, on Becerra across from the park at Cowan, had the back window smashed in overnight.
Vehicle Theft from the Arcade Church 05/14/2012
A white Ford F-250 pickup was stolen from the parking lot. It has the arcade church logo on both doors.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Regarding the scavengers who threatened the homeowner on Butano
The Sheriff's Department reported the following:
The plate returns to an 1987 Dodge truck.
The owner of the truck with that license plate is of interest to the Sheriff’s Department, and other agencies.
Please call the Sheriff department if you see this subject or vehicle again.
This is not a 911 call, call 874-5115, and advise the operator of this notice.
Suspicious activity - 2500 block of Roslyn Way
Wanted to let everyone know about a woman that came up to my house this (Sunday, 5/13/2012) evening at 9:26 PM. Before she got to the front door I asked what she wanted. She said she needed directions but when I asked where to she asked if she could come into my house and charge her cell phone so that she could call the friend who's house she was looking for. My reply was no and that she might be able to use an outlet at the Subway sandwich shop around the corner. She politely, though very quickly, returned to her car and drove off in the direction of Subway. A few moments later one of my neighbors called because they saw her stop at my house. They had also seen her stop at another house, knock on the front door, look around the cars parked in the driveway, and try to see into the backyard. Almost all of the houses on our street have their porch lights on. Mine was not. I reported it to the Sheriff's Department. Just seemed suspicious to me. She is a younger, somewhat heavy set, black woman with a tattoo on the left side of her upper chest. It was writing but I couldn't tell what it said. She was alone and driving an '03 - '06 silver Kia Spectra (might have been an Hyundai Accent), CA lic. # 6KCX559..
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Three black male adults in a "old beat up" silver and red Ford f-150 (cal lic 3H67844), were going thru the recycling cans, (set at the curb). The noise of their activity awakened the residents of a house and the resident asked the "recycler's" to keep the noise down.
One, of the three individuals then made threats against the resident, saying that "they" know where you live.
The sheriff's dept was called and a patrol unit drove past, (may not have gotten the call in the system yet), the "recycler's went on their way.
I/we know times are tough, but threats against a person during the commission of a crime is not good for the rest of our neighborhood.
[Editor's note - this is opinion]
The sheriff's department has asked that we call in garbage scavengers. Why is it a good idea?
1. We're all contributing to county revenue by voluntarily giving our recyclables to the county. The theft of community resources to benefit scavengers is no different from stealing the copper from our power lines and ultimately might cause raised taxes.
2. Scavenging activity may be used to hide theft of bills and other documents to be used in identity theft. It may be used to conceal casing of homes for later burglary. If we don't call the police, it shows the intruders our neighborhood tolerates suspicious activity (don't confront them, just call).
3. Such activity directly impacts you by lowering your property values.
The "I'm entitled to your community's resources and will hurt you if you object" attitude of these scavengers is particularly galling. Please don't let this happen in our neighborhood!
Getting the license plate was great work. If we see them again, the police will have multiple reports, making them more likely to take action.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Daylight burglary 3900 block of Lasuen 05/07/2012
At approximately 12:30 PM, the resident returned home from lunch and found her large screen flat panel TV in the kitchen. She realized that there was a burglary in progress, exited the house and called 911. Relatives arrived shortly after and the resident entered the house, finding her bedroom ransacked with loose change and jewelry missing. The criminals apparently accessed the house by jumping over the backyard fence (which backs up to a DPMWD, well compound). They then tried to pry the back door open and when that failed, entered through the kitchen window. The culprits also left over the backyard fence where some of the loose change, and one of the resident's items of electronics were discovered. The gate to the compound was left open by an AT&T tech working in the area. A sheriff CSI arrived approx 4 hours later. The resident has a dog which runs loose in the back yard, but didn't seem to be a deterrent to these crooks. The dog was let loose out the front gate, but is back at home.
Cowan NW group report, 05/05/2012 catalytic converter theft
During the night of 4-5 of May, a catalytic converter was stolen from a Toyota PU in the Cowan school area. Toyota PU/SUV owners, please be vigilant. (Toyotas seem to be preferred due to their great ground clearance--a desirable feature in a vehicle, but also allowing easy access to the catalytic converter).
Suspicious person 2500 block of Catalina
On Monday 4/16 at around 3:30 pm a black male wearing a Raiders football jersey, black beanie and a necklace with a drivers license hanging from it approached my house and knocked on the front door. He mentioned that he was low on gas and needed some money to fill it up. I told him that I couldn't help him and he walked off. He drove away in a Black car. Very hard to get the make of the car but it sounded like a motorcycle. Please keep an eye out for these random visits as I feel he was scoping out the neighborhood to see if people are home or not. My car was parked in the driveway.
Suspicious circumstances 2800 block of Ione St.
On tuesday 4-17, a resident in the 2800 block of Ione St. had someone come to her door at approximately 8:30 PM, banging on the door. It happened again at approximately 10:30 PM, another person banged on the door. She did not know what to do, and did not call the sheriff dept.
Especially at the late hour call 911 from a landline or from a cell phone call 874-5111, (this will connect you directly to the sheriff dept without going thru CHP, which handles cellular 911 calls).
In any case, make the person at the door, aware, that the house is occupied, and that you are contacting the police. NO ANSWER is an invitation to break in. (you do not have to show yourself, just yell through the door).
Vehicle break-ins late Sunday, early Monday, 4-15/16 2500 block of Butano
I think someone ransacked a car at 2533 butano, late Sunday/early Monday. I saw the door ajar and the glove compartment open and notified the resident. He seemed to dismiss it as his "flakey" kids.
That would have been the same night and the same scenario. I'm on the 2500 block of Butano. My car was ransacked. (I don't keep much in it because it is a convertible). The console was open, AND they found my garage door opener. They made off with a $4000 + mountain bike, and a lot of other sporting good items. Probably over $8000 total. It was dumb to have the garage door remote in the car, but maybe you can send a reminder to people, telling them to not leave their garage door remotes in plain sight.or in the vehicle.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Here is the info:
Just about every day, someone calls to tell me about a man that was knocking on doors selectively in their neighborhood and asking if:
Friday, January 27, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
This morning (01/19/2012) as I was preparing to depart from my home for the day at 4:15 a.m. I witnessed two white males looking into trash cans and shinning their flash lights into my neighbors windows. I got into my car and locked the doors and called the non-emergency number 874-5115, for the sheriffs office. They said they would dispatch a unit. I called back 3 hours later and spoke to Seargant Atkins he was awesome he said the unit detained 2 white males in their forties. First white male 6 feet tall medium to heavy set. No address so he is considered a transient. Second white male also in his 40's 6 feet 6 inches tall and heavy set, they had no outstanding warrants and were released. He told me that I should have called 911. So people be on the look out for these 2 sketchy characters.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Late Christmas Eve or early Christmas morning, a thief stole a gps, camera and other valuables from an unlocked car on Barbarell. While you absolutely should be able to leave your car unlocked, please remember to lock your vehicle.
We have a second hand report with sketchy details, but it's so important we're posting anyway.
In the afternoon on or about December 14th, within the Del Paso Elementary school grounds, a white male adult under 30 years old and wearing a baseball cap, long coat, and carrying a backpack, approached a group of boys saying that he wanted to show them something while reaching into his pack. The boys ran away, but this individual attempted to do it again. When an adult approached, the individual got into a silver Chevrolet sedan and left the area.
That's all the information we have, so be alert and warn your children.
On the night of December 15th, two lawn jobs were done, one in the 3900 block of Lasuen, and the other on Carrisa. this took place at approx 2:30 AM, as one resident awoke thinking that there car was being stolen. No description was obtained
Daylight Home Burglary