Crime In Your Community: Roseville food truck theft disaster; Auburn Yeti coolers targeted: More

By: Gus Thomson, Reporter/Columnist
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Information comes from Placer County Sheriff’s Office reports. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.

June 28

A 54-year-old Sacramento woman said her purse was stolen while she was in Thunder Valley Casino. Her debit card was subsequently used at Citrus Heights and Sacramento locations.

Robert Wayne Powers II, 34, of Glencoe was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft. The arrest occurred at 2 a.m. in the 3900-block Grass Valley Highway of North Auburn. The 2000 Toyota Tacoma recovered was reported stolen from a Calaveras County resident.

Two Yeti-brand coolers valued at $870 were stolen from the bed of a pickup while it was parked overnight in the 13400-block Lincoln Way area of Bowman.

The Portuguese Hall, 690 Taylor Road in Newcastle, was broken into and property stolen. No description of the property was given. Entry was gained through a window.


June 27

A front door was broken in the 1600-block Whispering Pines Drive residential area of Meadow Vista but nothing was apparently stolen.

Richard Franklin Sales, 32, of North Auburn was cited on suspicion of possession of a meth pipe. The citation followed a vehicle stop at Dry Creek Road and Highway 49 in North Auburn.


June 26

Floyd Shawn Taylor, 25, of Placerville was cited on suspicion of shoplifting a $300 drill kit from North Auburn’s Home Depot.

Shaune Ilene Barker, 56, of Roseville was arrested on suspicion of corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant. A 67-year-old man reported being bitten on the hand. He was found sitting with a large amount of blood on the ground, the Sheriff’s Office said.


Tools were stolen from two unlocked Pacific Gas & Electric Co. vehicles parked at the Wise Road Powerhouse, in the 10800-block Wise Road area of Ophir.


June 25

A Chico food truck vendor reported losing $4,000 in food purportedly damaged and rendered inedible after a power cord was stolen overnight at the Roseville fairgrounds at 802 All American Blvd. The woman said she left the truck at the fairgrounds with the cord powering refrigeration equipment. She returned at about 10 a.m. and found the cord had been stolen and the food inside no longer fit for consumption. The cord was valued at $700.