Auburn Police Department

Mountain lion spotted Downtown

An early morning mountain lion sighting isn’t something you’d expect in the heart of Downtown Auburn, but it’s exactly what a handful of witness say they saw Mond ...

Wildlife officials: Auburn bear sighting to be expected

A bear sighting in the Auburn Cemetery District caused a school lockdown and search on the part of police and animal control officers. The estimated 400-pound black bear was origi ...

Kids give kudos to cops

Forget about the donuts. Police just appreciate being appreciated. “It is usually only the family and loved ones that get involved in trying to thank their police officers ...

IRS phone scam picks up in Auburn

Another telephone scam is rearing its ugly head in the Auburn area, but this time criminals are targeting taxpayers. The fairly sophisticated scheme uses a voice recording to aler ...

Suspect flees after crashing stolen motorcycle

A downed motorcycle on a residential street in Auburn resulted in a police search for a burglary suspect Monday afternoon. The crash happened in the 900 block of Mikkelsen Drive a ...

Another View: Sometimes, the only thing to say is ‘C’mon, man’

This week’s column is my personal riff on ESPN’s regular segment during football season in which a panel of commentators and former jocks rip on incompetent plays execu ...

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 ...

4 score and a lot of great memories of foothills

When you’ve hit the age of 80 and still live in Auburn, there’s a lot that you can look back on. There are a lot more people in town, traffic’s faster, prices are ...

Reader Input: A big ‘Thank you’ to Auburn police

Thanks to the Auburn Police Department for a quick apprehension of the man who took my wallet on June 12 in front of Save Mart. They arrested him on the June 17. The security sur ...

Auburn police putting squeeze on bicyclists

Auburn is well-known as a bike-friendly haven, but old rivalries between drivers and bike riders are raising the attention of law enforcement. Auburn police have been treating tra ...