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Crime In Your Community: Colfax brass knuckles, billy club arrest; Roseville car engine theft; More

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

 

July 9

The passenger in a 2017 Jeep pulled over for speeding was arrested on suspicion of possession of heroin and meth, plus possession of brass knuckles and a billy club. Arrested at West Weimar Crossroad and Meadow Oaks Lane in Colfax was Zachary Ray Ylitalo, 34, an Auburn transient. The driver of the vehicle, Renee Marlena McGrath, 32, was cited and released on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia and initially identifying herself with her sister’s name to avoid a probation search. The arrest and citation issuance took place at 1:36 a.m.

Robert Medford, 44, a transient, was cited on suspicion of trespassing at Thunder Valley Casino in unincorporated Placer County near Lincoln.

July 7

A rebuilt engine block was stolen from an unsecured garage in the 8700-block Baseline Road in Roseville. The engine block was valued at $3,000.

Ricky Eli Kirkham, 30, a transient was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, being under the influence of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and bringing a controlled substance into jail. The arrest took place in the 3900-block Grass Valley Highway in North Auburn.

 

July 6

An attempted burglary was reported at the Winner Chevrolet body shop, 22 West Grass Valley St. in Colfax. Nothing was apparently taken after an office window was broken, causing $306 in damage.

 

July 5

Willma Cavitt Junior Junior High School in Granite Bay had two windows broken, causing $500 in repairs from the suspected act of vandalism.

July 3

A home was burglarized in the 15700-block of Lake Arthur Road north of Auburn.

 

Oliver’s Station, in the 15700-block Lake Arthur Road north of Auburn reported an overnight burglary. An outbuilding and the main building were broken into. A string trimmer and an air compressor, with an estimated total value of $549, were reported stolen.


Jameson Tucker Hobbs, 19, of Colfax was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct and public intoxication. The arrest took place near the corner of Culver Street and Quinns Lane in Colfax.


July 2

Christine Eleanor James, 53, of Lincoln was arrested at North Auburn’s Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, 11815 Education St., on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance.


Vadim Petrashishin, 24, Antelope was cited on suspicion of possession of heroin and a meth pipe. The citation was issued at Interstate 80 and Sierra College Boulevard in Rocklin after a Mercedes Benz was stopped. A passenger, Petrashishin was searched after it was determined he was on probation out of Sacramento County.


July 1

A window was broken to gain entry to a vehicle in the 7700-block Hill Road of Granite Bay. A laptop, smartphone and designer sunglasses added to a reported loss of $2,705.


Andrew Devan Lichty, 27, a transient, was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance in the 2800-block Bell Road of North Auburn.


Joseph Winton Fecteau, 19, a transient was arrested on suspicion of possession of meth. The arrest took place at Auburn Ravine Road and Sutherland Drive in Bowman.


June 30

Valentin Bodnar, 28, of Citrus Heights was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol and child endangerment. The arrest occurred in the Raley’s parking lot, 13384 Lincoln Way in Bowman. Two juveniles were in the vehicle Bodnar was driving when he was pulled over. Deputies had responded to a report of a reckless driver, the Sheriff’s Office said.


June 29

An outside shade umbrella was damaged and a mailbox stolen in the 15300-block Neils Road area of North Auburn. The loss was an estimated $460.


Naimah Halimah Hannah was arrested on suspicion of check fraud and ID theft at Thunder Valley Casino, 1200 Athens Ave., in rural, unincorporated Lincoln.

Information comes from Placer County Sheriff’s Office. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.