A burglary suspect was quickly apprehended in Roseville, thanks in part to a police dog.
According to Roseville Police, on Monday, August 3rd at about 10 p.m., several residents noticed a man they were unfamiliar with walking around their neighborhood, and acting oddly. The man was acting strange enough that the residents, which included women and children, ran into their homes on the 200 block of High Street. About an hour later, Roseville police were dispatched to the same block after a man was spotted at a resident’s home trying to open their back door.
When Roseville police responded, the man fled the scene and started running through backyards. Officers surrounded the area in search of the suspect. After a brief search, Police K-9 Iggy and his handler were able to locate the man hiding in a backyard between a fence and a shed. With a little persuasion from K-9 Iggy, the suspect was apprehended.
The man was identified as 39-year-old Tizok Francisco Moncivaiz. Officers determined that Moncivaiz had violated terms of his parole prior to the incident on August 3rd and was considered a parolee at large.
According to available arrest records, Moncivaiz was charged in 2005, while he was already an ex-convict, with failing to register as a sex offender while living in Rohnert Park, in Sonoma County. He was also charged with a parole violation and was subject to the provisions of the three strikes law. He was arrested for another parole violation in 2008, and after re-locating to Santa Rosa in 2012, was charged again with failing to register as a sex offender in his new location. He was also arrested for possession of an illegal switchblade knife. He showed up in Roseville records in 2012, and was charged with a parole violation in August 2013. He was seen in November of 2013, suspected of breaking into cars on Nugget Court, and arrested then for loitering and prowling.
Moncivaiz, who has no permanent address, was transported to Placer County Jail and charged with parole violations, attempted burglary and other related charges. He is being held without bail.
The arrest of Moncivaiz is an example of the importance of police dogs. The area where the suspect ran through was dark and provided several hiding areas, including sheds and shrubbery. If officers did not have the assistance of a police dog, it might have taken them much more time to search safely for the suspect, if they found him at all.