Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Two Alert Neighbors And Two Dogs Stop Two Burglaries

Early this morning Roseville Police officers responded to two burglaries and arrested four suspects, thanks to good citizen reporting and two dogs.

At midnight Wednesday morning, April 22, a resident in the 500 block of Sixth Street heard a suspicious noise and saw a man crawling in through a window of an unoccupied motor home stored in a commercial storage lot. The resident called 911. Roseville officers, including Officer Scott Miszkewycz and his canine partner Apollo, arrived minutes later and began checking the lot. Apollo pulled Officer Miszkewycz toward one of the motor homes, and officers surrounded it. The suspect heard the dog, and surrendered to officers without incident.

Ryan Erich Steinbrecher, 19, of Roseville was arrested on suspicion of burglary and a Sacramento County warrant for theft. He is being held in the Placer County Jail on $30,500 bail.

Two hours later and three blocks away, another dog played a part in stopping a vehicle burglary. At 2 a.m., a resident of the 300 block of Sixth Street got up to let his dog out, and noticed a male walking up to a neighbor's parked pickup truck. The resident heard a banging sound and the sound of glass breaking. He went back into the house and called 911. Roseville officers arrived on scene minutes later, detained three suspects, and recovered a toolbox and stereo speakers that had been taken from the burglarized pickup.

Antonio Leyva and Sergio Gomez-Romero, both 18, of Roseville, were arrested on suspicion of burglary, conspiracy, and possession of stolen property. Both are currently being held in the Roseville Police Department Jail on $10,000 bail. A 17-year-old male from Roseville was arrested on suspicion of burglary, conspiracy, possession of stolen property, driving under the influence of alcohol, and driving while unlicensed. He was taken to Placer County Juvenile Hall.
Police Chief Mike Blair said, "The citizen witnesses in both of these cases did a great job. They remained out of sight, they didn't confront the suspects, and they called 911 immediately to report suspicious activity. Their calls to police made all the difference."

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