Burglars hit three Murieta Plaza businesses

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Break-ins

The door of Murieta Salon was forced open by burglars.

Three businesses at Murieta Plaza were broken into early Saturday, losing merchandise as well as office and entertainment equipment, according to Rancho Murieta Security.

Hit in the burglaries were Murieta Salon, Hip Entertainment and Socially Responsible Food Group.  The salon is on the ground floor of one Plaza building and the other businesses are on the second floor of an adjacent building.  Security said the burglaries occurred between 2:30 and 7 a.m.

Joan Williams, owner of Murieta Salon, said the break-in was discovered when the first salon employee arrived for work around 7 a.m.  Read more » about Burglars hit three Murieta Plaza businesses

CSD revises DUI plan to address concerns

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Reward offered in killing of swan at Clementia

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Swans

Swans have taken up residence at Lake Clementia.

A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information after a swan was shot and killed Wednesday morning at Lake Clementia.

A Rancho Murieta Association maintenance worker reported hearing what sounded like a gunshot and seeing a swan in flight drop from the sky about 9 a.m. Security responded, the area around the lake was searched, residents hiking the trails around the lake were interviewed, and the Sacramento Sheriff's Department and the California Department of Fish & Game were notified.

"It's illegal to discharge a firearm in that area, and there's definitely no hunting," Security Chief Greg Remson said. Read more » about Reward offered in killing of swan at Clementia

Thieves shatter storefront but don't get ATM

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ATM theft

Customers trying to enter Burger King Sunday morning saw the remains of an overnight theft attempt -- a broken door and window frame and the remains of the ATM.

Thieves tried to steal the ATM machine early Sunday from the Country Store/Burger King business on Jackson Road at the North Gate. The thieves -- interrupted by Rancho Murieta Security -- failed to get the machine or its money.

Sunday morning’s opening of Burger King was delayed as store employees cleaned up broken glass and the door and window frame. The shattered ATM lay on its side inside the store. Read more » about Thieves shatter storefront but don't get ATM

CSD board to vote on handling DUI stops

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The Rancho Murieta Community Services District board holds its monthly meeting  5 p.m. Wednesday at the CSD Building. Board actions include voting on a policy for Security patrol officers to make DUI vehicle stops. The board will also vote to place delinquent accounts for CSD water, sewer, drainage, security and trash collection services on the county tax rolls for collection after a public hearing set for 5:30 p.m. The meeting includes a consultant's presentation on a water shortage contingency plan for the district that covers drought stages. The agenda is available hereRead more » about CSD board to vote on handling DUI stops

Burglary leads string of security incidents

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Residents returned home Sunday to find their Venado Drive home had been burglarized and numerous items of value were missing. The missing items included cash, jewelry, electronics, a laptop and more, according to Security. Security Chief Greg Remson said there were no signs of forced entry and "the house wasn't ransacked at all, which is a little bit odd."

The Sheriff's Department was contacted, and sheriff's crime scene investigators came to the scene, according to the security logs. Remson recommended residents make sure their doors are locked and, if there's an alarm system, to use it. Read more » about Burglary leads string of security incidents

Two vandalism incidents may have been attempted copper thefts, Security says

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Vandalism that occurred Sunday at Granlees Dam and Lake Clementia Park may have been an attempt at copper theft,  Security Chief Greg Remson said at the Community Services District board meeting Wednesday.  Remson said multiple locks and chains had been cut at both locations, apparently with heavy-duty bolt cutters.

After cutting the chain and lock that secure a gate on the river side of the Granlees Dam pump facility, "someone went inside of the fenced area, cut two locks that were on the main circuit panel and shut off the main power supply.  But nothing else was taken or disturbed," Remson said. "There was no entry or sign of attempted forced entry to the building containing measuring devices and equipment." Read more » about Two vandalism incidents may have been attempted copper thefts, Security says

SMUD cleans up damage from stolen crane

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SMUD crews worked on Jackson Road near Davis Ranch Thursday afternoon to repair damage caused by a stolen construction crane around 1 a.m. The crane snapped utility poles and tree limbs and took out overhead traffic signals between Grantline and Dillard roads before California Highway Patrol officers apprehended the driver. The incident left Rancho Murieta without power for several hours overnight and shut down Jackson Road for a time. After the road reopened, traffic was slowed in the area as repair work continued throughout the day. Read more » about SMUD cleans up damage from stolen crane

Security discusses vehicle citations and rattlesnakes

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Speeding and stop sign citations were discussed at the Community Services District Security Committee meeting this week. Security Chief Greg Remson also reminded residents that spring weather has brought out all kinds of snakes, including rattlers. Read more » about Security discusses vehicle citations and rattlesnakes

Deputies respond to erroneous report of gunshots

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Security and deputies responded about 3:40 p.m. Tuesday after a report that two gunshots had been heard at the Villas in Rancho Murieta North, according to CSD Security.  It was later determined that the noise was toy noisemakers, Security reported later.  A red truck was reportedly seen leaving the area, and soon after sheriff's patrol cars had surrounded a red truck at the gas pumps at the Country Store at Jackson Road and the North Gate. Read more » about Deputies respond to erroneous report of gunshots

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