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ID thieves on Placer detectives’ radar

Video and photo images of suspects in two Placer County thefts are being released by investigators hoping to collar ID crooks. The first shows a man at Auburn’s Smart & ...

Crime In Your Community: Auburn cocaine arrest; Loomis storage units burglarized; More

  Sept. 13 Philip Dustin Hawkins, 43, of rural Auburn was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. T ...

Auburn gets tougher on homeless camping, loitering

Homeless camping and loitering will get harder under new regulations OK’d Monday by the Auburn City Council. Updating current city regulations, the new rules were developed ...

Former local pet clinic employee sentenced

  A former receptionist at North Auburn’s Animal Spay & Neuter Clinic was sentenced Monday to three years probation in an embezzlement case that nearly closed the n ...

Crime In Your Community: Granite Bay burglary; Colfax donation jar snatched; More

  Sept. 18 Joshua Mackenroth, 53, of San Diego was arrested in Placer County on suspicion of battery. Mackenroth is alleged to have struck a 40-year-old woman on the arm wit ...

Facebook live showdown leads to Penryn child endangerment arrest

A Sacramento homeless woman was arrested after a North Auburn Home Depot shoplifting report that led to a tense traffic stop. The woman was jailed on a suspicion of stealing a pow ...

Walk in Placer County woods turns up human skull

A hiker walking in a wooded area of Placer County’s Sierra found a human skull on Sunday. Called in to investigate, Placer County sheriff’s detectives and search and r ...

Crime in Your Community: Auburn jail shower-room altercation; Arrest in Lincoln-area fire; More

  Sept. 11 A 36-year-old North Auburn man reported someone used his credit card to make unauthorized purchases totaling $429 at Williams-Sonoma. Jason Jeremy Sturmer, 31, o ...

1 killed in officer-involved shooting

A Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy was killed and another injured after an exchange of gunfire outside a Rancho Cordova store at 1:44 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17. Deputy Mark S ...

Stolen whitewater raft’s online sale attempt thwarted in Auburn

A whitewater rafting company got back its stolen raft and a Sacramento man was arrested in Auburn after allegedly attempting to sell it online. The Placer County Sheriff’s O ...

Arrest after Auburn store’s filthy food-handling alert

The arrest was for loitering but a homeless man’s visit to bulk food bins at a North Auburn supermarket led to serious health concerns that resulted in the food he handled be ...

Colfax burglary connected to Rocklin ID theft

  Placer County Sheriff’s Office detectives are linking a Colfax burglary to ID theft in Rocklin And they’re asking for the public’s help in cracking the c ...

Roseville rooftop arrest follows Auburn riding-mower theft, chase

A riding lawnmower theft at North Auburn’s Home Depot led to a high-speed chase on Interstate 80, a crash, a foot pursuit and an arrest of a Manteca man on a Roseville roofto ...

Auburn arrest of homeless man after fire

UPDATE: 4:15 P.M. THURSDAY, SEPT. 6: POLICE SAY HOMELESS MAN ARRESTED ON ARSON CHARGE PUT OUT OWN FIRE Auburn Police said that a homeless man arrested today on suspicion of arson ...

Placer County store clerk robbed at gunpoint

A gunman robbed an Auburn-area store and Placer County Sheriff’s Office investigators are asking for help from the public in locating the suspect. The robbery took place at ...