Crime

Crime Log

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 ...

Burgled but unbowed: Rock store burgled three times in 16 days

David Holtzinger glanced over his shoulder to a patched brick wall, one of several entrances thieves used to burgle his Old Town rock and mineral store three times over 16 days. ...

Objects of Foresthill manhunt no longer in Placer County jail

Subjects of a three-day manhunt in the rugged wildland of Placer County near Foresthill earlier this month, four Sacramento men are out of jail and moving through the court system ...

Transients challenge cops, public in North Auburn

Separate North Auburn confrontations – one involving a woman allegedly brandishing a knife, another, when a man raised his fists and challenged sheriff’s deputies to a ...