Auburn Police Chief John Ruffcorn

Reader Input: ‘Lock ’em up’ solves little

(Auburn Police) Chief (John) Ruffcorn’s previous report to the City Council points to the many problems which result from early release of low-level offenders due to AB 109 ( ...

Ruffcorn faults AB 109

Auburn Police Chief John Ruffcorn, in a report Monday night to the City Council, criticized the state legislation responsible for the early release of low-level criminal offenders ...

Reader input: Homeless issue needs innovative approach

A recent story on National Public Radio told about the enormous increase of laws that make crimes out of actions that homeless people do every day to survive. Auburn apparently is ...

2 arrested in Auburn; massage parlors raided

Authorities arrested an Auburn man and woman Wednesday on charges including pimping, pandering and human trafficking in connection with a seven-month investigation into two massage ...

Reader Input: Enlightened turn backs on homeless

Your article “Airport Business Park irked by crime rise” (Journal, March 26) placed conspicuously below a photo of a homeless encampment seems to have fingered the perp ...

Local organization wraps up holiday scarf making project

For the clients of Achieve Independent Milestones and Associates, making this winter a little warmer for those in need is one of the many ways they give back. Achieve Independent ...

Another View: Homeless don’t want to live like animals

By Barbara Ogden I am becoming increasingly disappointed in our community’s lack of action regarding the homeless population. I am not talking about those who are eligible ...

City presses homeless camp cleanup

Local law enforcement’s battle with Auburn’s homeless population continues as several illegal encampments have been popping up in areas throughout the city. On Nov. 5, ...

Plans advance for 3 Auburn projects

More planning is underway on several Auburn city improvements and renovations that will be included during next spring’s Project Auburn day. Three sites are in the early sta ...

Panhandling campaign making inroads in Auburn

Auburn Police Chief John Ruffcorn headed back to the Elm Street shopping center on Thursday to continue his campaign against local panhandling. From noon to 1 p.m., Ruffcorn, acco ...