Sacto 9-1-1
April 10, 2013
Spate of car break-ins hits Roseville trailheads

Roseville police are investigating recent break-ins of cars at trailheads.

On Sunday between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. four cars parked on Orvietto Drive near the Miner's Ravine bike trail entrance were burglarized. Also on Sunday, on the 500 block of Sunrise Boulevard near the Miner's Ravine trailhead, a car was broken into by an auto burglar.

In that incident, at about 8:30 a.m., a woman placed two purses in the trunk of her car and locked the vehicle. She returned twenty minutes later to find that someone had broken the window of her car and popped open the trunk lid.

A police safety report indicated that a thief had taken compact discs and the purses containing cash, jewelry, credit cards and her identification.

A break may have occurred in the trailhead case thefts the next day: A Roseville officer checking the Miner's Ravine trailhead parking lot off Sierra College Boulevard because of the recent auto burglaries, saw someone sitting in a car parked very close to an unoccupied vehicle.

The man in the car was on parole. A search of his car turned up a spool of copper wire that police suspect was stolen.

Police later connected him to two March 27 vehicle burglaries at the trailhead on Orvietto Drive. The 30-year-old Carmichael man was arrested on suspicion of burglary, possessing stolen property and other charges.

Detectives are continuing to investigate his possible connection to other trailhead car break-ins.

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