Crime

Crime Log

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 ...

Candlelight vigil for Khrista Ibarolle

Ginger Field, of Sacramento, had a hard time expressing herself during a candlelight vigil Sunday for her friend Khrista Ibarolle, who was shot and killed last week outside 36 H ...

Deputies hunt for burglary suspect

Placer County sheriff’s deputies searched for a man suspected of burglarizing an Auburn home Friday morning – the latest possible link in a chain of break-ins. The bur ...

It’s time to apply for civilian sheriff’s academy

Reservations are now being taken for the Placer County Sheriff Office’s Community Awareness Academy, which offers an inside look at the law enforcement agency. Attendees are ...

Roseville car chase ends in arrest

A man who allegedly led sheriff's deputies on a pursuit through Roseville this afternoon was captured by an allied law enforcement effort.  According to Placer County she ...

Community gathers around burglary victim

When thieves broke through the front door of Brian Garcia’s Colfax sporting goods store, the list of damages and stolen property looked like a serious loss. Rifles, ammo, go ...

More burglary victims come forward

Seniors in an area mobile home park are some of the most recent victims to come forward in what is shaping up to be a significant theft problem in Auburn. Since November, the Rock ...