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Man steals laptops from Roseville Galleria Apple Store

ROSEVILLE, CA - A customer at the Apple Store in the Galleria suddenly turned into a thief Friday night.

Store employees told police that the man acted like a customer until he stole two large laptops worth $1,200 each from the entrance of the store around 9:30 p.m., Roseville police Sgt. Patrick Blake said.

Employees said the laptops were locked into place by cables; however, the man cut the lock cables, grabbed the laptops and ran out of the store. Blake said the employees were shocked and no one ran after the brazen thief.

There are no surveillance cameras in the store and police don't have any leads, Blake said.

Employees described the suspect as a white man in his 40s and heavyset with heavy facial hair; he was last seen a wearing green and yellow flannel shirt.

Blood trail leads Rocklin officers to burglary suspect

ROCKLIN, Calif. - A trail of blood led Rocklin police officers to a suspected burglar's whereabouts Monday night.

According to Rocklin Police Department reports, dispatch received a call at 10:40 p.m. from a security company after the burglar alarm was tripped at the Sunset Whitney Country Club on Midas Ave.

Officers arrived at the scene and heard noises coming from with the clubhouse. Upon entry, the officers notices several smashed windows and a trail of blood leading outside, said police.

The officers followed the blood trail out of the clubhouse and down one of the golf paths where it ceased near a footbridge. A K9 officer at the scene announced a police dog was going to be deployed to search, and Travis Dandrea, 34, of Rocklin immediately called out from beneath the bridge and surrendered, police said.

Officers searched Dandrea and found evidence connecting him to the burglary, said police.

Suspect arrested in Loomis, Penryn armed business robberies

PLACER COUNTY, CA - A tip led Placer County sheriff's detectives to a suspect in two recent armed robberies.

Dwayne Deshawn Hargo, 30, of Penryn, was arrested on suspicion of sticking up Star Liquor store in Loomis Jan. 16 and the Valero gas station in Penryn Jan. 18, said sheriff's spokeswoman Dena Erwin.

No one was hurt in the crimes.

Erwin said the release of a store surveillance camera image of the robbery at Star Liquor helped investigators identify a suspect.

Hargo was booked into Placer County on two counts of armed robbery. His bail was set at $100,000.

Mother arrested after child found in 3 feet of garbage

MARYSVILLE - Police say they have arrested the mother of a 5 year old girl after she was found in an apartment surrounded by 3 feet of garbage on Friday morning.

The Marysville Police Department was called to an apartment complex in the 1200 block of E. 22nd St. on a report of a domestic disturbance. When officers arrived to the home they spoke with the female resident who told police that an incident had not occurred at the home.

Upon further investigation, officers went inside the apartment to check on the well being of the 5 year old girl inside. When officers entered the unit they reported seeing every room filled with garbage and waste approximately 3 feet tall.

Officers took the girl from the apartment and notified Yuba County Child Protective Services. Yuba County CPS is conducting their own investigation and has taken the girl into custody.

Ex-con escapes Roseville police 3 times

ROSEVILLE, CA - A special Roseville police task force has now been formed to track down a suspected car thief and ex-felon who eluded officers three times in four days.

Gary Lee Fowler, 43, is wanted for stealing cars at an Enterprise Rent-A-Car lot in Roseville Sunday night after breaking open a lock box. Minutes later, he was spotted in one of the cars by Roseville police officers who trailed him to a nearby Walmart store where Fowler made his first Houdini-like move.

"Has able to elude us by running through the store and going out the back, that was the first time he got away from us," Roseville police Sgt. Darin DeFreece said.

Roseville officers next spotted Fowler on Tuesday night, almost exactly 48 hours later, driving the one rental car that had not yet been recovered. They chased him to Roseville's Saugstad Park where Fowler jumped out and ran.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Loomis liquor store safe theft

LOOMIS, CA - Store surveillance video released by the Placer County Sheriff's Office shows two men hauling away a safe they burglarized from a Loomis liquor store at 4:20 last Saturday morning.

Sheriff's investigators hope someone will recognize the pair and/or two others with them when they broke into Stone Tree Liquor and Food on Taylor Road.

One man was 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, about 250 pounds and wore a sweatshirt with the word "Skin" on the front of it in white lettering, said sheriff's spokeswoman Dena Erwin.

Another man seen on tape wore a hooded sweatshirt with the word "champion" in red letters on the back of it.

Erwin said a third participant was described as about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 165 pounds. He wore a black hoodie and jeans.

A witness reported seeing a fourth person with the group who left the store in a light-colored import car, maybe a tan or gold, mid-90s to 2000 Honda Civic or similar vehicle.

Possibly armed parolee sought in Roseville rental car thefts

ROSEVILLE, CA - Roseville police say the man they're looking for in connection with the theft of half a dozen cars from a rental car lot on North Sunrise Avenue is known to be violent toward police.

Law enforcement is looking for parolee-at-large Gary Lee Fowler and know he has been staying near Saugstad Park, said police spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther.

Fowler has been identified as the second suspect in the Sunday car theft, according to police.

The crime was noticed when a person reported seeing the rental car lot's lock box for keys broken at 8:06 p.m. Sunday, Gunther said. Rental car employees were called and confirmed to responding police officers that six rental vehicles were missing from the lot.