Suspicious Activity, Not a Residential Burglary, as First Thought
Photo: seized firearms
CLEARLAKE – A neighbor called the Clearlake Police Department about suspicious activity on October 19 at 8:30 a.m. The callers thought a residential burglary might be in progress.
Officers responded to the residence in the 3100 block of 10th Street where they discovered the back door of the home open, and a man in the backyard. Upon entering the residence, officers discovered there were multiple other individuals present, including 37 year old Kristian Roath who was determined to be the resident of the home. Roath is a self admitted narcotic addict. Although officers determined that the initial call about a possible residential burglary was unfounded, their investigation lead to the discovery of several illegal items inside the home.
- an illegally possessed .22 caliber rifle with a loaded high capacity magazine;
- a short-barreled sawed-off .22 cal rifle,;
- a .22 caliber revolver;
- several boxes of .22 caliber ammunition;
- and a glass smoking pipe commonly used for methamphetamine use.
As a result of the investigation, Roath (who is a self-admitted narcotic addict) was arrested on multiple offenses and booked into the Lake County Jail.
- possession of a high capacity magazine;
- possession of a firearm by a prohibited person;
- in possession of ammunition by a prohibited person;
- and willful cruelty to child.