Crime

Judge orders mental evaluation in deputy murder case

A judge has ordered a temporarily halt to murder proceedings in the slaying of Sacramento and Placer County deputies to allow a psychiatric evaluation of the defendant. In a heari ...

Placer Sheriff: Suicidal woman fatally shot by deputy

A woman reported to be suicidal pulled out a handgun and was shot and killed at a Meadow Vista house by a deputy early Thursday, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said. The ...

Auburn dedication remembers Placer deputy’s 1978 slaying

An effort to ensure the memory of slain Placer County Sheriff’s Deputy James Machado will not be forgotten culminated Thursday in the dedication of an intersection in his nam ...

Sheriff on foot patrol discovers pot grow near Target

A Placer County Sheriff’s deputy on foot patrol discovered a marijuana grow in a field near Target in North Auburn Monday and arrested a suspect. The deputy was on private ...

Both victims in Roseville shooting, burning crime had criminal histories

As Placer County Sheriff’s detectives attempt to determine who shot two men in the head and left them burning alive in Roseville Thursday, court records in various counties a ...

Brazen Americana theft hits Placer County garage shrine

A 10-foot tall monument to the early days of the automobile has been unbolted and stolen from a Loomis front yard in a brazen case of Americana theft. Made public this week by the ...

Shooting, burning crime in Roseville turns into double-homicide

The Placer County Sheriff's Office announced late this morning that two men who were found shot in the head and lying on fire in Roseville have died - making the incident one o ...

Two Placer deputies injured restraining out-of-control drug suspect

A man believed to be under the influence of drugs became violent during an ambulance ride Monday to Auburn from Foresthill and allegedly injured two deputies trying to restrain him ...

Auburn monument dedicated to slain Placer County detective

It was a time Wednesday for law enforcement and Auburn-area residents to come together on a quiet, oak-shaded street to remember the sacrifice of Placer County Sheriff’s Dete ...

Deputies nab suspected North Auburn tool thief

A homeless man has been arrested in connection with a hoard of tools and equipment allegedly stolen from the Placer County maintenance yard. Forty-five-year-old Anthony George Pav ...

Probation, alternative sentencing for ex-Cal Fire chief

A plea deal on a drug charge will result in former Cal Fire battalion chief Ronald Ray Wright Jr. serving no jail time. Instead, Wright will apply for a sentencing alternative tha ...

Not guilty plea in slaying of Newcastle olive ranch owner

ROSEVILLE – Accused of murder in the May 14 shooting death of his father in Newcastle, Robert Carlo Yandolino pleaded not guilty to the charge in a brief Placer County Superi ...

Placer DA files murder charges in Newcastle olive grower's shooting death

Robert Carlo Yandolino appeared in court for the first time Monday on a murder charge. The charges include a special allegation that signals prosecutors are considering seeking th ...

Newcastle slaying: Olive grower’s triumph turns to tragedy

Carlo Yandolino died just as his dream was coming true. Yandolino, 58, was shot to death Thursday as he sat in his car at his home on a rural foothills road. His death came durin ...

Shooting in Newcastle leaves one dead, rural community in shock

One man is dead and a 28-year-old Lincoln area man is under arrest after a shooting Thursday in the rural foothills west of Auburn. While the identity of the victim had not been r ...