Rocklin police have issued a residential burglary alert, citing 60 residential burglaries in the city during the 120-day period from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31.
Neighboring communities of Granite Bay and Loomis, as well as the cities of Folsom and Citrus Heights, also have seen an increase in burglaries involving similar methods such a as front doors kicked open and smashed rear sliding doors. In Granite Bay, 28 door-kick entries are being investigated, according to a Rocklin Police Department news release.
Officials urge residents to be alert to suspicious people and vehicles in neighborhoods. Anyone who observes suspicious activity of a crime in progress is advised to immediately call 911 or the Police Department's non-emergency line, (916) 625-5400.
Anyone with information about the burglaries or other crimes may call Michael Nottoli at (916) 625-5416. To remain anonymous, call the Placer County Crime Stoppers hotline at (800) 923-8191, or access the Tip 411 Program by logging onto www.rocklinpd.com and clicking on "Submit a Tip." Tipsters also may text the keyword ROCKLIN, followed by the tip information to 847411.