It was a busy day for Roseville Police Department officers on Sunday, October 12, with first an assault case and then an explosive device incident. Both resulted in arrests, according to an official weekly crime report.
Early on Sunday, October 12, at 1:25 am, officers responded to a fight in El Charro Taqueria at 346 Lincoln Street in Old Town Roseville. A man had reportedly yelled racial slurs at another man, knocked him down, and kicked him in the head. The suspected attacker was arrested, while the victim reportedly declined medical assistance.
Michael Thomas Foreman-Vanvliet, 27, of Citrus Heights was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault, committing a hate crime (assaulting the victim based on his race), and being drunk in public.
And later that day at 4:45 pm, an officer reportedly stopped a vehicle for expired registration tags at the intersection of Junction Boulevard and Sawtell Road. While the officer was talking to the driver, he reportedly noticed a pipe bomb on the floor board behind the driver’s seat. The homemade incendiary device had supposedly been made for Halloween. Roseville PD’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal officer reportedly arrived on scene and safely removed the device from the area.
Kimberly Rae Shawver, 35, of Coquille, Oregon, was reportedly arrested on suspicion of driving on a suspended license and possessing a destructive device.
While this incident may have been an “innocent mistake” in thinking a pipe bomb type device may be an appropriate Halloween party aid, Shawver has been in plenty of trouble with the law before. Though she currently lists her address in Oregon, as recently as July of this year she was a Sacramento resident when she was charged with petty theft with a prior arrest, and possession of a controlled substance. In December of last year she faced another petty theft charge, and in November of 2012 she was arrested for vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, and a controlled substance.
Records dating back to 2006 show at least eight other arrests, on charges of possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, giving false information to police, an illegal weapons charge, attempted vehicle theft, and numerous parole violations.