Local, state parolee-at-large search targets Auburn home

By: Gus Thomson, Journal Staff Writer
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AUBURN CA - State and local law-enforcement swarmed a house Tuesday evening in a quiet neighborhood near Downtown Auburn in a hunt for a parolee-at-large.

While about 20 curious neighbors watched from across Electric Street, armed officers from Auburn Police joined California Department of Justice agents and Placer County Sheriff’s deputies in a search inside the home.

The search began before 5 p.m. and was finished by about 5:45 p.m. With the light waning, a Placer County Sheriff’s helicopter circled the 100-block of Electric Street the house is located in to provide a spotlight on the home and grounds.

No one was arrested in the search at the house. Sgt. Brad McKenzie, of the Sheriff’s Office, said investigators had reason to believe a parolee-at-large was inside the house. The homeowner was “not in any way” in trouble with the law in connection with the search, McKenzie said.

McKenzie declined to identify the parolee and allegations against him because of the ongoing search and investigation. One man was detained but not arrested, he said.