Crime

Crime Log

Accused cop killer case OK’d for trial

SACRAMENTO – A judged ruled Wednesday that the murder case against Luis Bracamontes can proceed to trial. The decision by Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Steve White ...

Hearing reveals more details of detective’s slaying in Auburn

SACRAMENTO – Details of a gun battle in a quiet south Auburn neighborhood and subsequent shooting death of a Placer County sheriff’s detective emerged Tuesday at the pr ...

FBI links Bad Breath Bandit robbery spree to Georgetown stickup

The FBI says a Georgetown bank is the latest victim of the Bad Breath Bandit – a serial stickup artist who has hit seven financial institutions in the last two years. As the ...

Shooting, burning murders were climax to broader storm of violence

The arrest of Joshua Daniel Smith last week forced East Roseville to revisit one of the most ominous crimes in the city’s recent history, involving two men being shot in the ...

UPDATE: Suspect in shooting, burning murders had been arrested 11 times before

The crime that has been haunting East Roseville’s sense of security for more than 10 months came into focus Thursday afternoon, after Placer County Sheriff’s detectives ...

Stolen backhoe recovered on Foresthill Road

A backhoe was recovered Sunday close to where it was stolen on Foresthill Road. But the theft suspect was able to disappear into the forest after attempting to make a getaway whil ...

Auburn Elementary break-in breakthrough

The case of two weekend burglaries at Auburn Elementary School in North Auburn has apparently been cracked. And a couple of teenage boys are identified as the perpetrators. The P ...

Arrest in Georgetown Jeepers Jamboree HQ burglary

One suspect is in custody and another being sought after a break-in at the Jeepers Jamboree USA headquarters in Georgetown was caught on camera. El Dorado County sheriff’s d ...

Missing $50k loader found in Ophir

The case of the gigantic missing machine has been solved. A 40,000-pound loader that went missing from Hungry Hollow Road in Lincoln turned up a week later about 8 miles away in O ...

Four years, eight months in Foresthill Road crash death

ROSEVILLE – More than 20 family members and friends of a woman killed in a Foresthill Road crash witnessed the sentencing Monday of the driver of the other vehicle to a four- ...

Sentence handed down in crash death

ROSEVILLE – Emotions were high as the driver in a  Foresthill Road crash was sentenced Monday to more than four years in prison. And while the message from one family m ...

Stolen loader makes stop in Ophir, still missing

Law enforcement officers are looking for brazen thieves and the unusual machine they swiped — a 40,000 pound loader. The thieves took the loader from a property in Lincoln a ...

Roseville, Placer law enforcement sees spiking crime tied to ‘experiments’

Law enforcement leaders in Placer County are taking a hard look at new data suggesting California suffered a herculean jump in crime rates in 2015. Even more concerning to local po ...

Newcastle olive ranch murder case moving ahead

Robert Yandolino’s preliminary hearing on an allegation of murder in the death of his father at a Newcastle olive ranch is poised to start in the spring. Yandolino, 26, was ...

UPDATE: Bodies found in Rocklin apartment were badly decomposed

Rocklin police are investigating the suspicious deaths of two people, a man in his 20s and a woman in her 50s, whose decomposed bodies were found Friday afternoon in a locked apart ...