The Roseville Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in finding a suspect wanted for burglary, car theft, and attempted assault on an officer that occurred earlier this morning, according to an official press release.
Roseville PD have identified the suspect as Daniel Brian Rosario, 60, with last known addresses in Roseville and Sacramento. Rosario has reportedly not yet been located, and Roseville PD is reportedly releasing his identity in the hopes the public will help them locate him. Rosario was arrested in November of last year on charges of battery on a spouse or co-habitant (domestic violence) and disobeying a protective court order. More recently, in September, he was picked up on drug offenses.
Rosario is described as a male of mixed race, 5’8″ tall, and 195 pounds. He has dark brown hair with some gray and brown eyes, and he was wearing wire-rimmed glasses.
The suspect is reportedly wanted on suspicion of assault on an officer with a deadly weapon (aiming the vehicle at the officer), burglary of an occupied residence, and vehicle theft.
According to Roseville PD, at 1:02 am this morning, Friday, October 31, officers responded to a report of a burglary of an occupied home at 700 Vallejo Avenue. A man had reportedly broken into someone’s apartment while the resident was home, took their car keys, and drove away in their car — a white VW Beetle. Responding officers saw the stolen car as it was being driven away, and the suspect driver reportedly aimed the car at an officer. The officer fired shots at the car, but it is unknown as this time if the suspect was injured.
A short time later, officers reportedly found the stolen vehicle abandoned nearby at Sawtell Road and Hemphill Way. The officers began a thorough and lengthy search of the neighborhood, assisted by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, the Citrus Heights Police Department, the Rocklin Police Department and the California Highway Patrol.
At this time, officers are reportedly no longer actively searching the neighborhood, but through the investigation they were able to positively identify the suspect as Daniel Rosario. Anyone who has any information on Rosario’s whereabouts, or any other information that could help, is asked to call Roseville Crime Stoppers at (916)783-7867.
UPDATE: 11/03 – The Roseville Police department arrested Daniel Rosario on Friday, October 31. He was charged with burglary and assault on a peace officer likely to produce great bodily injury. He was found in a vacant apartment in the same complex he had broken into earlier, and arrested around 10 am. A charge of assault to commit rape was also added to the offenses he is now facing.