Crime

Manhunt for suspect in shooting death near Auburn

UPDATE 2:50 P.M. MAY 14: The suspect in the shooting death of a man in rural Newcastle today has been taken into custody in Rocklin, a Rocklin Police spokesman said. Whitney High ...

New eye in sky over Downtown Auburn

Brief: The California Highway Patrol’s new Airbus 350 B3 helicopter flies over Downtown Auburn at about 2 p.m. Wednesday during one of its first flights in the area. The ...

Shooting in Newcastle; one dead

A shooting took place near Oakhurst Way and Gold Hill Road in Newcastle. One gun shot victim was reported deceased. The suspect is driving a black four-door 2003 Lexus, license pla ...

FBI teaches Placer High students the real CSI

Students in Placer High School’s forensics class had two real-life FBI agents on Tuesday to learn from and bounce questions off. The two agents – who requested anonymi ...

Jumper cat-and-mouse at Foresthill Bridge catwalk

With a full moon lighting the way down into the American River canyon from the catwalk of the Foresthill Bridge near Auburn, 10 parachute-outfitted jumpers readied for a 730-foot t ...

Ex-Cal Fire chief pleads no contest on meth charge

Ex-Cal Fire battalion chief Ronald Ray Wright Jr. of Auburn is facing no jail time and three years probation after pleading no contest to an allegation of possession of methampheta ...

Cases tossed after racist text allegations emerge against ex-Placer deputy

Allegations of racist and homophobic texting against a Placer County Sheriff’s Office ex-deputy are roiling the county’s legal waters. The Placer County District Attor ...

Auburn senior comes close to losing thousands in grandparent scam

It’s often-used by scamsters, well-publicized by law enforcement wishing it would just go away, but the grandparent scam is still reeling in trusting seniors. An 86-year-old ...

Second death in Highway 49 crash near Lake of the Pines

A 90-year-old Grass Valley man seen driving erratically before a crash that killed an Auburn driver along Highway 49 has died in the hospital. Alford Dale Presser died Saturday ev ...

Highway 49 crash leads to death, manslaughter charge

The driver of one vehicle involved in a horrific crash on Highway 49 is dead, the driver of another is critically injured and the California Highway Patrol is sorting out why the L ...

Roseville's 'Skim X' murder case headed for trial

A Placer County Superior Court judge upheld charges Wednesday against Christopher Northam, Jr. and his ex-wife Averill Easley, who stands accused of being an accomplice after the f ...

Crime Victims United prepares for annual Capitol bill flurry

A leading advocate for crime victims in California, Harriet Salarno and the non-profit Crime Victims United are ready to do battle in the state Legislature again this year on behal ...

100-mph-plus I-80 pursuit leads to Dutch Flat arrest

A Citrus Heights man is behind bars in Sacramento County after a high-speed pursuit with police along Interstate 80 through Placer County into the Sierra. The chase started at abo ...

Appeal on Robbers Fire indictment keeps case on ice

With Placer County proceedings stayed indefinitely, both sides in the case of Robbers Fire arson suspect Bryon Mason are awaiting a state appeals court ruling. Mason’s case ...

Sheridan murder suspect moved to state hospital

A Placer County woman charged with murder in the stabbing death of her mother has been moved to a state hospital from North Auburn’s jail. The placement of 36-year-old Ana B ...