A man is in police custody for allegedly making criminal threats. Collin John Box, 51 of Orangevale, was arrested by Roseville Police Officers On Wednesday, May 20th at about 10:30 am. According to the Roseville PD, the suspect called various Roseville police officers and not only threatened to kill the officers, but also blow up the Westfield Galleria Mall and Roseville High School. He also claimed to have access to explosives.
Box is not a stranger to the Roseville Police Department. Police had previously found and seized an unlawfully possessed firearm from the suspect and feared he may have additional weapons. He was prohibited from possessing weapons and ammunition as a convicted felon, likely stemming from his March 2012 arrest for burglary, vandalism, trespassing, threats of violence, and conspiracy. He resided in Roseville at the time.
Due to the violent and bizarre nature of the threats and the unpredictable behavior of the suspect, his threats were taken very seriously. According to Roseville Police, Box was placed under surveillance. The Roseville/Rocklin Regional SWAT team was quickly deployed and moved into assist with the arrest on Wednesday morning. Officers stopped him on Atlantic Street in Roseville, as he driving away from his auto service business.
Box was arrested without incident. He was taken to Placer County Jail where bail was set at $600,000.