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Roseville police credit high-quality video for arrest in last week’s attempted burglary case

The Roseville Police Department arrested a Fresno County man suspected of attempting to burglarize multiple homes in west Roseville last week, the department said in a Facebook post Thursday afternoon.

James Ryan McCarver, 27, was arrested and booked into the South Placer jail after police say high-quality surveillance video of the incident was posted onto social media and relayed by local news outlets, eventually resulting in police receiving tips indicating McCarver was the suspect. On Thursday, police said they believed an accomplice may have been working with McCarver in the attempted burglary case.

The incident was reported to police on Sunday morning after homeowners noticed suspicious activity on their home surveillance systems between 4 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. A man was seen prowling near Porch Swing Drive and Wheat Court, attempting to open doors and going into at least one backyard to try opening a side garage door. All the doors were locked, police said.

Tools were stolen from a pickup truck parked on the 4000 block of Porch Swing Drive that same morning, and police say someone rummaged through a different truck that was unlocked and parked on Amberly Way, a block away.

The department took to social media, sharing a video of the incident that was picked up by local news crews. Detectives received tips that led them to the census-designated town of Auberry in Fresno Couny, where police arrested McCarver on Thursday morning.

The department is asking anyone who has additional information about a second suspect to email the detective on the case at

Nashelly Chavez: 916-321-1188, @nashellytweets