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Crime In Your Community: Smoke shop spitting; Ulta cosmetics heist; More

By: Gus Thomson, Reporter/Columnist
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Reports are by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Sept. 30

Talesia Taylor, a 23-year-old transient, was arrested in the 1600-block of North Auburn’s Wimbledon Drive on suspicion of vehicle theft and receiving a stolen vehicle.

Sept. 28

Autumndawn May Medley, 22, of Cool was arrested at the Goodwill store, 2460 Grass Valley Highway in North Auburn on suspicion of possession of meth and a stolen credit card. A search at the jail resulted in an additional charge of bringing meth into North Auburn incarceration facility.

Sept. 28

A 55-year-old Colfax woman reported her car was shot and damaged by a pellet gun as she drove on Interstate 80 near the Clipper Gap Road overcrossing, north of Auburn.

Sept. 26

A wallet was stolen from a purse and $400 was inside it. The place? Thunder Valley Casino in rural Lincoln. The victim was a 67-year-old Lincoln woman.

Richard Hill, a 52-year-old transient, was arrested on suspicion of battery after an incident at the FootHill Smoke Shop on Lincoln Way in Bowman. The suspect allegedly spit on the victim and pulled his hair.

Sept. 24

Jordan Allen Dempsey, 21, of North Auburn was arrested in the 1600-block of North Auburn’s Wimbledon Drive on suspicion of vandalism and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Gentian Domi, a 39-year-old transient, was arrested in the 300-block of Colfax’s Canyon Way on suspicion of public intoxication.

Pewag Inc. in the 3800-block of Roseville’s Cincinnati Avenue reported an attempted burglary.

A vehicle parked in the 5800-block of  Craig Street in Loomis was broken into and a Makita cordless planer valued at $700 was taken.

Tools worth $1,500 were stolen from an unlocked truck parked in the 5500-block of Loomis’ Brooks Avenue.

Makenzee Clarke, 24, of Colfax was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting and being under the influence of a controlled substance. The arrest took place at the Target in North Auburn.

Makalia Noel Anastasia Bearden, 21, of North Auburn was arrested on a shoplifting charge at the North Auburn Target. Value of the property was $130.

Derek Adam Snider, 23, of Gold Run, was arrested on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest took place on Gold Run’s Grant Street.

Sept. 23

Nicole Cheree Van, 40, a Sacramento transient, was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance. At the Placer County jail she was also booked on suspicion of bringing a hydrocodone tablet into the jail.

Christopher Gerry Cramer, 29, of Auburn was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The arrest took place in the 7100-block of Wise Road in unincorporated Placer County.

Jalena Brianne Villalobos, 35, of Sacramento was arrested on suspicion of trespassing and then also booked into jail on suspicion of resisting arrest with violence. The suspect refused to leave after a disturbance in the Thunder Valley Casino hotel and then kicked a deputy several times while being arrested, the Sheriff’s Office report said.

Rebecca Bozza, 62, of Colfax was arrested in the 200-block of Colfax’s West Oak Street on suspicion of domestic violence.

A woman was reported by Ulta, 2795 Bell Road in North Auburn, to have walked away from the store without paying for $821 worth of cosmetics.

Sept. 22

Kevin Steve Mode, 22, of Georgetown, was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance. The arrest took place at the American River confluence in the Auburn State Recreation Area and followed a report of a dispute between a man and woman.

An arrest on suspicion of attempted theft was made at rural Lincoln’s Thunder Valley Casino after the strap on a purse that was being snatched got caught up on a slot machine chair. The suspect ran but was arrested nearby. Purse and contents were valued at $1,290. Arrested was Hannah Renee Zeno, 18, of Chico.

Someone in a truck fire a pellet gun at a van, shattering the back window. The incident occurred in the 700-block of Weimar’s West Weimar Crossroads.

A pellet was fired through a window in the 25200 block of Highway 174 in Colfax.

Shanean Nichole Wash, 38, of Sacramento was cited and released at Thunder Valley Casino on suspicion of trespassing and theft of $195 worth of the hotel’s slippers, towels and a robe.

Tools were stolen in a burglary at the Pacific Gas & Electric yard in the 1600-block of North Auburn’s Canal Street.

Sept. 21

Dorothea Elizabeth Thompson, 51, of Sacramento was arrested at Thunder Valley Casino on suspicion of meth sales and possession a cardboard tube with a fuse in a public place.

Sept. 20

A 60-year-old San Bruno woman reported that her phone was stolen when she left it unattended at Thunder Valley Casino.

Heidi Lynn Dore, 52, of Auburn was rebooked at the North Auburn Placer County jail on suspicion of being under the influence of meth and possession of a controlled substance in jail. She was initially booked into the jail in July.

A 3400-block Wasatch Drive house in North Auburn was broken into, with entry gained by using a garage-door opener found in a truck parked outside. A total of $3,500 in property was stolen.

Kelly Leigh Mathis, 42, of Auburn and Kelli Janell Lapask, 39, of Citrus Heights were rebooked into Placer County Jail on suspicion of possession of meth in jail and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Sept. 19

A box of frozen food was left at the side of the Penryn Chevron for the business to pick up. A man stole the box and left in a gold 1997 Ford F150 truck.

Sept. 17

Lil Cottage Snips, in the 8600 block of Auburn Folsom Road in Granite Bay lost $12,000 in hair product when a storage shed was burglarized.  

Sept. 15

A purse was stolen from a vehicle parked at the 10-mile marker of Mosquito Ridge Road east of Foresthill. The perpetrator also took out two tire valves, resulting in the vehicle having to be towed. Overall losses were $1,605.

Sept. 13

A Store employee stopped a shopper at the 4105 Douglas Boulevard Walmart in Roseville from paying for goods worth $516 with fake bills - but the suspect was able to get away when confronted.

Sept. 12

A 66-year-old Loomis man reported he was bilked out of $17,000 after he answered a Craigslist “for sale” ad, wired money to what he thought was an “Ebay Escrow Protection Program” account and never received the fishing boat he thought he had bought.

Sept. 5

A 71-year-old Newcastle woman reported that someone attempted to extort money from her in an email but she didn’t send any money.

Reports are by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.