Two Roseville school campuses recently were targets of suspected burglars and vandals.
A Tracy man is suspected of stealing 24 computers in two separate thefts from Robert C. Cooley Middle School.
The first burglary Cooley Middle School occurred June 20. Officers responded to a burglar alarm at the school on Prairie Woods Way at 10:15 p.m. They discovered nine computers had been stolen.
At about 10:15 p.m. June 26, officers responded to another alarm at the school and stopped a sports utility vehicle driving from the campus. In the back of the vehicle, police found 15 computers from the school computer lab, which again had been burglarized.
The driver of the pickup, a 24-year-old man from Tracy, was arrested, a Roseville police public safety newsletter states. He is suspected of committing both burglaries.
A 22-year-old woman, his suspected accomplice, was found on foot nearby and also arrested on suspicion of burglary.
The 15 computers taken in the most recent theft were returned to the school, but officers have not recovered the nine stolen on June 20. Officers say they believe the computers have been sold.
Roseville police say that campuses are vulnerable to thefts and vandalism during summer vacation. Police depend on the watchful eyes of residents such as the citizen who reported seeing people on a roof near the swimming pool at Roseville High School around 2 a.m. June 28.
Arriving officers detained four people and then discovered paint splattered on doors and walkways. Obscenities were painted on a wall.
A 17-year-old boy and 20-year-old man, both from Roseville, and an 18-year old-woman and 19-year-old man, both from Rocklin, were arrested on suspicion of vandalism.