Crime

Crime Log

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 ...