Crime

New $1.3 million Placer program to aid inmates

  Placer County committed Tuesday to a new program intended to reduce returns to its jails. The Board of Supervisors voted to approve a contract with the Sacramento County O ...

UPDATE: West Roseville murder suspect, victim had heated exchange

A quiet, upscale neighborhood west of Roseville was jolted by a convoy of patrol cars and CSI vehicles last weekend, after a 21-year-old Sacramento man was allegedly stabbed to dea ...

Foresthill Bridge buttoned down to keep ‘catwalkers’ at bay

Placer County moved Thursday to make it even harder for social media-fueled thrill seekers to trespass on the catwalk of the Foresthill Bridge. The span, the fourth highest in the ...

Brake-light outage leads to three mail-theft arrests in Penryn

A late-night traffic stop in rural Placer County uncovered a mail-theft crime spree by a trio of Sacramento women, authorities allege. Three women in a car pulled over in Penryn f ...

Crackdown on thrill-seekers under Auburn's Foresthill Bridge

Off-limits to the public, the Foresthill Bridge’s catwalk has become a magnet for trespassers and daredevils. Close behind this weekend, however, are Placer County Sheriff&r ...

Auburn’s Foresthill Bridge catwalk lures trespassers, daredevils

Off-limits to the public, the Foresthill Bridge’s catwalk has become a magnet for trespassers and daredevils. Close behind, however, are Placer County Sheriff’s Office ...

Stolen-auto driver flees in North Auburn

A passenger was held at gunpoint by a deputy while a driver of a stolen car fled into the night Sunday in North Auburn. The incident took place Sunday evening along Shale Ridge Ro ...

Judge: Plea deal not tough enough

ROSEVILLE – After days of deliberation, a Placer County Superior Court judge said he would not approve the plea deal in the Colored Pencils daycare sex abuse case as it stand ...

Sheridan murder suspect’s state hospital placement still on hold

A Placer County judge is asking state hospital officials to admit accused murderer Ana Bejenariu within a month or provide an explanation for what is now a two-month delay in her p ...

County staffs human trafficking special investigative unit

Sexual slavery and forced labor, the most common motivators for human trafficking, occur in Placer County more often than you may think. Arrests in both Penryn and Auburn occurre ...

Ex-Cal Fire chief could soon face trial on drug charge

Placer County Superior Court proceedings in a drug case involving a former Cal Fire battalion chief in North Auburn have been put on hold until April 6. Ronald Ray Wright was to h ...

Super Bowl picks: Free ride home vs. patrol car ride to jail?

Auburn Super Bowl celebrants have two good reasons to not drink and drive. No. 1. The California Highway Patrol and other law-enforcement agencies in Placer County and the Auburn ...

Shooting suspects detained in Rocklin cleared of all charges

Rocklin residents who watched a cavalcade of patrol cars surround two men along Sierra College Boulevard on Jan. 16 can rest easier knowing reports that a law enforcement officer w ...

Arrest made in tire-popping probe at Auburn seniors mobilehome park

For at least five years, Woodside Village Senior Mobile Home Park in North Auburn has been plagued by someone puncturing tires. In the past month, the rash of vandalism has only g ...

Electric cart heist putters out on Auburn's Highway 49

It was one wild, slow ride on a not-so-hot set of wheels. A low-speed, high-profile pursuit on Highway 49 ended with the arrest of a suspect on suspicion of stealing an electric c ...