An Elk Grove man arrested in Roseville last week after he was allegedly seen stealing a bicycle from an open garage now is a suspect in numerous Roseville thefts and burglaries in the past few months.
Roseville police credited residents who promptly reported suspicious activity in their neighborhoods with the Aug. 12 arrest of 30-year-old Corey Michael Jensen.
A Highland Reserve-area resident called police about 8:45 a.m. to report seeing a suspicious pickup parked on his street. Responding officers contacted an individual sleeping inside the vehicle, but they found no evidence of illegal activity, a police department news release states.
About an hour later, people working in a neighborhood near Secret Ravine Parkway saw a man enter an open garage, take a mountain bike, put it in the back of a pickup and drive away. They immediately notified the resident, who called police.
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Officers recognized the description of the pickup from the earlier call, and they soon found the vehicle being driven by Jensen. They also located the stolen bicycle at a local pawn shop.
Further investigation led police to believe Jensen might be responsible for numerous thefts of bicycles, tools and other valuables from open garages in the city, especially in the Secret Ravine Parkway area, in recent months.
Detectives are working to recover suspected stolen property from local pawn shops and plan a public viewing where burglary and theft victims will be able to look at the recovered items and see whether any belong to them. To attend the viewing, victims must have a police report on file that includes a detailed description of their stolen items.
Police are asking residents of the Secret Ravine/East Roseville Parkway area to check their garages to see whether bicycles, tools or other valuable items are missing and to make a police report, if the have not already done so.
People wishing to file police reports are advised to call police dispatch at 916-774-5000, ext. 1. People who already have a police report on file and who have questions about the investigation or information that could assist investigators are asked to call Detective Chris Uribe at 916-746-1086.