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Facebook follower’s tip credited in suspect’s arrest in stolen credit card case

Roseville police posted on the department’s Facebook page surveillance photos of a man suspected of using stolen credit cards, and a Facebook follower is credited with providing a tip that led to the arrest of 29-year-old Daniel Ryan Peterson of Roseville on Oct. 31, 2017.
Roseville police posted on the department’s Facebook page surveillance photos of a man suspected of using stolen credit cards, and a Facebook follower is credited with providing a tip that led to the arrest of 29-year-old Daniel Ryan Peterson of Roseville on Oct. 31, 2017. Roseville Police Department

A tip from a Roseville Police Department Facebook follower and investigative leads resulted in the arrest of a man suspected of using stolen credit cards, police report.

The credit cards, along with other valuables, were stolen from vehicles during two Roseville garage burglaries that occurred when residents accidentally left their garage doors open overnight, according to a Police Department news release. Soon afterward, the credit cards were used at a local store.

Police posted store surveillance photos of the suspect on the department’s Facebook page, which elicited a tip from Facebook follower, and on Tuesday, detectives took 29-year-old Daniel Ryan Peterson of Roseville into custody. He was arrested on suspicion of fraudulent use of credit cards, being a felon in possession of pepper spray and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the news release.

During the arrest, officers recovered a laptop computer stolen from a car in Citrus Heights, police reported.

Police remind residents to keep garage doors closed, and to never leave purses, wallets, computers or other valuables in the car, even in the home garage. They also advise residents to check to make sure their garage door is closed and locked before going to bed each night.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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