Crime In Your Community: Arrest after threats with knife: $125K 'suspicious' transactions from church; 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.

Oct. 15

A chainsaw was stolen from the back of a truck parked in the 7900-block Hillview Road in Newcastle.

Oct. 14

James William Wyatt, 39, of Colfax was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery and false imprisonment. The victim alleged that an elbow was driven into her ribs, she was grabbed and was thrown onto a bed several times. She escaped and called law enforcement. The incident took place on Colfax’s North Main Street.

Petra Tori Rhone, 49, of Foresthill was arrested in the 22200 block of Foresthill’s Foresthill Road on suspicion of battery. The victim reported being hit and scratched.

Oct. 12

A resident of the 3100-block Ayers Holmes Road in rural Auburn reported fruit worth $1,200 was stolen from an orchard.

Stephen R. Belche, 30, of Roseville but temporarily an inmate of North Auburn’s Placer County Jail, was re-booked on new charges of indecent exposure. He allegedly exposed himself to a female jail employee.

An employee of Granite Bay’s Bayside Church reported suspicious transactions involving $125,000 sent to two Wells Fargo accounts.       

Oct. 11

A Del Oro High School student reported that a Chromebook was stolen from her backpack. Value of the Chromebook was $250.

Oct. 10

A 46-year-old Marysville man reported having $19,960 stolen from a small bag that was in a locked vehicle parked at Thunder Valley Casino in unincorporated Placer County near Lincoln. No damage was reported on the vehicle the money was purportedly located in.

Naimah Halimah Hannah, 40, a Citrus Heights resident incarcerated at the Placer County Jail, was re-booked at the North Auburn facility on suspicion of battery against a 27-year-old female inmate from Reno.

Oct. 9

Lara Lee Bradford, 48, of Foresthill was arrested on suspicion of residential trespass. The arrest took place in the 5800-block Timberland Drive of Foresthill.


Oct. 12

A total of $580 in property was stolen from an unlocked truck parked in the 6300-block King Road in Loomis.


Oct. 10

Jacob William Parker, 37, of Ukiah was arrested on suspicion of stealing $300 in groceries from the Raley’s store on Horseshoe Bar Road in Loomis. The arrest followed a vehicle stop for outdated license tags.


Oct. 8

Two vehicle windows were broken on a vehicle parked at the Thunder Valley Casino garage in the unincorporated Lincoln area.


Oct. 7

Dustin Schwindt, 31, of Roseville was arrested on suspicion of running away from a peace officer and hiding in a backyard after being detained in the 9400-block of Roseville’s Watt Avenue.   


Oct. 6

Kailaa Delane Martinez, 29, of Granite Bay was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. The victim reported being grabbed and scratched. The incident occurred in the 4600-block Cimarron Way in Granite Bay.


A 14-year-old boy was cited and released at the North Auburn Target on suspicion of shoplifting $45 worth of necklaces.  


Adam Richard Dean, a 22-year-old transient, was arrested on a probation violation and on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The arrest took place in the 2200-block of Highway 49 in North Auburn.


Oct. 5

An ATM access card was fraudulently used to withdraw $1,600 over three trips to the Bell Road Bank of America in North Auburn.


Eyeglasses, a bag of clothing and a workplace key card were stolen from a car parked in an 8500-block Quail Oaks Drive residence in Granite Bay.


David Lee Lowinger, a 51-year-old transient, was arrested on suspicion of trespassing in the 13800-block Pear Hill Lane area of Bowman. He was also charged with resisting arrest.


Douglas Eddie Dollar, a 49-year-old transient, was arrested on suspicion of brandishing a knife in a dispute with a woman and then making threats while holding the knife. The incident took place in North Auburn.


Oct. 3

A Newcastle resident reported being scammed out of $2,810 by a suspect claiming to be with Pacific Gas & Electric Co.


A burglary took place in the 3100-block of Roseville’s Central Avenue. An estimated $150 in tools were taken from a home.


A Sparks, Nev. man said he was approached by two men at the corner of Sapphire Drive and Quartz Drive in North Auburn and pushed to the ground. The man woke up with paramedics on the scene and his wallet missing.


Sept. 29

A $500 sign was stolen from the yard of a 150-block Kellogg St. home in Newcastle.


Sept. 27

Campaign signs were damaged in the 9200 block of the Lincoln-Newcastle Highway. Value was $500.

Information comes from Placer County Sheriff’s Office reports. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty. Charges can be dropped or changed.