Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Roseville Public Safety and Neighborhood News - September 5, 2018

Recommended Posts


September 5, 2018


Roseville Police Department Crime Log




Look for an updated version of the RPD Crime Log. You can access the Crime Log by visiting roseville.ca.us/crimelog or by clicking on the graphic above to see the latest crime log

Roseville Wildland Fire Preparedness


With devastating fires burning in California communities, Roseville residents are asking what they should do to prepare, how our city is helping our neighbors affected by these fires, and how we plan and prepare for fire danger in Roseville.

Let’s start with you - click here for more information

Bike rider in Roseville.

Sharing the road: Safety tips for cyclists & motorists


School is back in session and that means car, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic around schools are heavy, especially right before and after school.  Drivers need to be extra careful when driving in the school zone.  Kids on bicycles can be unpredictable.


According to the California DMV each year in California, more than 100 people are killed and hundreds of thousands more are injured in bicycle collisions. Some bicycle related crashes are connected to the bicyclist’s behavior, while others are due to the motorist’s lack of attention.  Motorists and bicyclists must follow the rules and share the road.



Did you know?


- Bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists.

- It is illegal and unsafe for bicyclists to ride against (or facing) traffic.

- Motorists must maintain at least three feet clearance when passing a bicyclist.  If you are unable to pass within 3 feet of space, pass at a safe speed to not endanger the bicyclist.

- Bicyclists must obey all traffic controls, lights, signs, and signals.  It’s the law.


Driving a car or bicycle on roadways requires care and courtesy.  So, put down your cell phone when driving, and give your full attention to the road.  Let’s make sure our youngest citizens are safe when riding their bikes to or from school.


California's Day of Preparedness happening Saturday, September 8.

ca day of preparedness


Catalytic converter thefts - on the rise


Your car has something in it that’s in high demand for thieves.  No, it’s not your GPS or your cell phone.  The item in questions is underneath your car, takes only seconds to remove, and is required for your car to run properly and legally.  It’s your car’s catalytic converter.


Roseville has seen an increase in converter thefts in recent months. In July alone, there were 12 thefts.  That compares to 14 thefts in all of 2017.  The Toyota Tacoma was the most frequently targeted vehicle with 8 of the 12 thefts. Thieves generally target high profile vehicles like trucks or SUVs because the higher ground clearance allows for easier access underneath.  However, that doesn’t mean sedans or sports cars are immune to converter theft. Of particular interest to thieves are newer vehicles that have two converters.


Why catalytic converters?  Thieves are attracted to catalytic converters for a couple of reasons, low risk and high reward.  Converters can often be removed in less than two minutes and have no identifiable markings. The precious metals (platinum, rhodium and palladium) contained in the converters can be extracted by recyclers and then sold for $800-$2,000 per ounce.


Don’t make your car an easy target for thieves.


· Park your car in your garage with the door closed when you are at home (or use motion-detection lights if parking in a driveway).


· Park your vehicle in well-populated, well-lit areas.


· Park close to a building entrance or to the nearest access road when parking in a public lot.  This is due to the increased amount of pedestrian traffic in those areas.


· If you have a security system on your car, calibrate it so vibration sets it off.  This ensures the alarm activates if a thief tries to saw off the converter.


· Consider talking with your mechanic on how to better secure your catalytic converter.


· Etch the license plate number on the catalytic converter.


· If you do become a victim of catalytic converter theft, file a report with the police department.


· Call the police department if you notice suspicious people hanging around vehicles for no apparent reason.


· Consider starting a Neighborhood Watch group with your neighbors.  By working together, you and your neighbors can look out for each other. 


Nothing can totally prevent a criminal from stealing your catalytic converter.  Thieves select vehicles that are easy targets.  However, you can make your vehicle less attractive to thieves by following the tips mentioned above.




Police- 1051 Junction Blvd, Roseville, CA 95678

Fire- 401 Oak Street, Roseville, CA 95678

(916) 774-5000 - Police   916-774-5800 - Fire | www.roseville.ca.us/police | www.roseville.ca.us/fire

Facebook fotter   Twitter footer  Instagram  NextDoor_Footer  You Tube footer

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  

  • Similar Content

    • By NewsBot
      October 17, 2018
      Roseville Police Department Crime Log
      Every community has crime. Recognizing and reporting suspicious activity helps reduce the opportunity for criminal activity. Play your part in keeping Roseville safe by keeping up with the crime that happens in our community. Access the latest Crime Log by visiting roseville.ca.us/crimelog or by clicking on the graphic above to see the latest crime log. 
      Halloween Safety Tips
      With all the excitement that Halloween brings, children may forget many of the safety rules you have taught them.  Therefore, it is important to carve out some time before your children head out the door on Halloween to remind them of the safety rules that you expect them to follow. Here are a few safety tips to go over with your kids before they head out:
      Never get into strangers’ cars no matter what the person says. If your child is old enough to go out on Halloween with friends, make sure that he/she has a pre-programmed cell phone with all-important numbers. Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep their head up and walk, don’t run, across the street. If your older children are going out without an adult, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when you want them home. Tell your child to only go to homes with an outside light on, and never enter a home or car for a treat. When crossing the street remind your child not to assume drivers will stop. Motorists may have trouble seeing trick-or-treaters.  Just because one car stops does not mean others will. Tell your child not to eat any of their treats until you have checked them. Law enforcement should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity. Motorists need to take extra precautions when driving on Halloween night.  Here are a few tips to remember:
      Do not use a cell phone or other electronic device. Even with hands-free devices, a driver’s attention is not totally focused on driving when talking on the phone. Avoid distraction by waiting until you are parked to call, text, or surf. Drive below the posted speed limit in residential areas during trick-or-treating hours. Watch for children darting into the street.  Kids can cross the street anywhere, and most young pedestrian deaths happen at spots other than intersections. Do not pass other vehicles that have stopped in the roadway. Children could be crossing the street, or parents may be dropping off children. Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully. At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing. Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic, and turn on your headlights earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.  
      LOOK. LISTEN. LEARN. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.
      Every year, the majority of fire deaths in North America happen at home. Today’s home fires burn faster than ever. In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. It is important that you and your family take the time to prepare so that should a fire happen in your home, you can get out safely.  
      Your family can start by making sure you have a home fire escape plan:
      • Home fire escape planning and drills are an essential part of fire safety. A home fire escape plan needs to be developed and practiced before a fire strikes.
      • A home escape plan should include the following:
         o Two exits from every room in the home – usually a door and a window
         o Properly installed and working smoke alarms
         o A meeting place outside, in front of the home, where everyone will meet after
      they exit
         o A call to 9-1-1 or the local emergency number from a cell phone or a neighbor’s phone. 
      For more tips on creating a home escape plan or other fire safety tips, visit here. 
      Roseville locations:
      Maidu Community Center - 1550 Maidu Drive
      Roseville High School - 1 Tiger Way
      Sun City Roseville - 7050 Del Webb Blvd. (by the tennis courts)
      Police- 1051 Junction Blvd, Roseville, CA 95678
      Fire- 401 Oak Street, Roseville, CA 95678
      (916) 774-5000 - Police   916-774-5800 - Fire | www.roseville.ca.us/police | www.roseville.ca.us/fire
    • By NewsBot
      September 19, 2018
      Roseville Police Department Crime Log
      Look for an updated version of the RPD Crime Log. You can access the Crime Log by visiting roseville.ca.us/crimelog or by clicking on the graphic above to see the latest crime log. 
      Chain of Survival Award
      On July 10, Roseville Fire responded to a vehicle accident on Olympus Point at Sierra College Blvd. The driver of the vehicle required extensive extrication and patient care from our crews. While we usually tell you about our department’s role in an incident, this time we are able to tell you about the “Chain of Survival” for one of the patients that was highlighted at an event yesterday. 
      Yesterday, Sierra Sacramento Valley EMS Agency brought together at Sutter Roseville Hospital:
      - An off duty Police Sergeant from a neighboring City who was on his way home when he came upon the accident. The patient’s car was on fire with the patient trapped inside. The Sergeant was able to extinguish the fire before first responders arrived on scene and provide scene safety. 
      - Roseville 9-1-1 Dispatchers were recognized for their work in professionally fielding 9-1-1 calls from bystanders of the accident and quickly sending the appropriate resources to the scene,
      - The firefighters who arrived on scene to find one patient who has been able to self-extricate from the vehicle and another patient trapped in a severely damaged car with multiple injuries. The patient was unconscious as firefighters provided life saving medical care inside the vehicle, while rapidly and efficiently extricating him from the wreckage.
      - Paramedics and EMT’s from AMR who responded to the accident to provide additional medical care and transported the patients to the hospital,
      - Members of the emergency room team of doctors and nurses who although not able to be at the event were recognized for their tremendous work treating the patient on the evening of the accident,
      - Members of the ICU team where the patient was transferred after the ER, 
      - Occupational, Physical and Cognitive Therapist that have helped the patient to rehabilitate to where he is today. 
      The “Chain of Survival” begins as soon as an incident occurs and 9-1-1 is initiated.  This instance is just one example of how a strong “Chain of Survival” can improve chances of survival and recovery for victims of a traumatic incident.  In this instance the patient and his family were able to join in the event and while the patient still has a long road to a full recovery, he has made tremendous progress so far.
      Now you can freeze your credit for free
      Last year 148 million Americans had their personal information stolen as part of the Equifax data breach.  Victim’s Social Security number, name, address and credit card numbers were compromised.  As a result Congress put together legislation to give consumers more control of their credit report.
      On May 24, President Trump signed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act which took effect on September 21, 2018.  This new law allows all Americans to freeze and unfreeze their credit report for free. 
      If you are concerned about identity theft, you might want to consider a credit freeze.  Here’s what new on credit freeze from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). 
      Free credit freezes
      What is it?  A credit freeze restricts access to your credit file, making it harder for identity thieves to open new accounts in your name. Usually you get a PIN to use each time you want to freeze and unfreeze your account to apply for new credit. What’s new? Prior to September 21, credit freeze in California cost $10 per credit bureau. Now it is free to freeze and unfreeze your credit file.  
      Free child credit freezes
      What is it? A child credit freeze allows you to freeze a child’s credit file until the child is old enough to use credit. What’s new? Previously, some states did not allow you to freeze a child’s credit file. Now, no matter where you live, you’ll be able to get a free credit freeze for children under age 16.  
      Year-long fraud alerts
      What is it?  A fraud alert will tell any business that runs your credit that they should check with you before opening a new account. What’s new?  Previously, fraud alerts lasted 90 days.  Now, an initial fraud alert will last for one year. It will still be free, and identity theft victims can still get an extended fraud alert for seven years.  
      Things to consider before freezing your credit report
      A credit freeze does not:
      Prevent you from getting your free annual credit report. Keep you from opening a new account, applying for a job, renting an apartment, or buying insurance.  However, if you’re doing any of these, you’ll need to lift the freeze temporarily. It’s free to lift the freeze and free to place it again when you’re done accessing your credit.  Prevent a thief from making charges to your existing accounts. You still need to monitor all bank, credit card and insurance statements for fraudulent transactions.  
      How to "freeze" your credit report
      Go to each of the credit bureau websites and locate the “security freeze” link.
      For Equifax: www.equifax.com/personal/credit-report-services/ For Experian: www.experian.com/freeze For TransUnion: www.transunion.com/credit-freeze  
      If you are considering freezing your own credit, don’t forget you can freeze your child’s credit, too.  A child's Social Security number can be used by identity thieves to apply for government benefits, open bank and credit card accounts, apply for a loan or utility service, or rent a place to live. This could potentially go undetected for many years until he/she grows up and starts applying for credit, only to find a big mess.  Taking a few minutes now to freeze your credit and your child’s may prevent bigger issues down the road.  
      For more information about Measure B, visit Roseville.ca.us/MeasureB
      Mark your calendar - medication take-back day
      Gather up your expired and unneeded medications and drop them off for free.
      Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
      Roseville locations:
      Maidu Community Center - 1550 Maidu Drive
      Roseville High School - 1 Tiger Way
      Sun City Roseville - 7050 Del Webb Blvd.
      Smoke Alarms Help Save Lives
          Approximately two-thirds of home fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms. Since most fatal fires occur at night, it's essential that every home has working smoke alarms to provide an early warning. Working smoke alarms increase the chance of surviving a home fire by 50 percent.
      Learn more about smoke alarms, including how to test them and where they should be installed here.
      Medicare has completed issuing new cards to its California members
      Medicare has finished issuing new Medicare cards to its members in California.  The Social Security number (SSN) based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) has been replaced with an 11-character Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI), which is made up of numbers and uppercase letters.  Each MBI is randomly generated and the characters do not have any hidden or special meaning.
      Once you receive your new Medicare card with an MBI, you can use it right away and destroy your old card.
      Beware of scammers
      If someone contacts you and says you need to pay for your new Medicare card, it’s a scam!
      According to Medicare’s website:
      “Medicare will never call you uninvited and ask you to give us personal or private information to get your new Medicare Number and card. Scam artists may try to get personal information (like your current Medicare Number) by contacting you about your new card. If someone asks you for your information, for money, or threatens to cancel your health benefits if you don’t share your personal information, hang up and call us at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).”
      If you have a parent or relative on Medicare, ask them if they have received their new Medicare card. If not, have them contact Medicare for more information at 1-800-MEDICARE.
      Police- 1051 Junction Blvd, Roseville, CA 95678
      Fire- 401 Oak Street, Roseville, CA 95678
      (916) 774-5000 - Police   916-774-5800 - Fire | www.roseville.ca.us/police | www.roseville.ca.us/fire

About Us

The Purpose of RCONA

·         To raise the level of community participation by citizens for improving and maintaining the quality of life within the City of Roseville.

·         To work with neighborhood associations in resolving social, physical and economic problems within a neighborhood, and deal with other important neighborhood issues.

·         To facilitate communications within and between neighborhoods.

·         To provide instruction and support to neighborhood association leader.

·         To pursue funds from all sources for use in the community and neighborhoods.

·         Revitalize inactive neighborhoods.

·         Organize the residents, property owners, organizations and businesses within each area into a neighborhood association.

·         Bring all neighborhoods together in a coalition of associations.

Get In Touch

   1911 Douglas Blvd, Suite 85 - PMB370, Roseville, CA
   Contact Us
   916-248-4878 (voice mail)

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.