A group of teenagers on bikes is suspected in vandalism incidents that occurred on the North and South early Monday morning, Security Chief Greg Remson reported Tuesday. Incidents involved property on De La Cruz, Rio Oso, Seguridad and Via Sereno drives and the North Course.
Vandals knocked two letters off the Fairways sign.
Remson said acts of vandalism included removing letters from the Fairways sign and damaging outdoor lights and yard decorations on De La Cruz, damaging yard decorations and street letters on Seguridad, knocking over a green waste bin on Rio Oso and tampering with a vehicle parked in a driveway on Via Sereno. Golf course incidents involved dumping trash along the cart path from the 4th to the 6th holes, throwing a tee marker into the street, damaging an irrigation control box and knocking over a water cooler stand.
Remson said Security was notified about 1 a.m. Monday that a group of teens were on the golf course off De La Cruz Drive. Security Patrol Officer Mike Scarzella located three teenagers on bikes who then fled from the area. During the next hour or so, Scarzella checked the area and located the teens, who fled through the golf course, common area and Murieta South, Remson said. Scarzella was not able to catch or identify the teens. A bicycle was later found in the middle of De La Cruz Drive.
If you know the owner of this bike, contact Security or the Sheriff's Department.
Remson encouraged anyone with information on these crimes or who recognizes the bike to call Security at 354-2273 or the Sacramento Sheriff's Department at 874-4354 or WeTip at 800-78-CRIME (27463). Callers to WeTip can be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward and can remain anonymous. WeTip can also be contacted online at wetip.com. Information received is provided to the Sacramento Sheriff's Department for follow up.
Residents with damages from the vandalism are urged to file a crime report with the Sacramento Sheriff's Department.