California Highway Patrol

Highway Patrol officer injured in Highway 49 crash

A California Highway Patrol officer was injured after his patrol car was struck from behind Monday at an intersection south of Grass Valley. The driver of the other vehicle was tr ...

Auburn’s CHP copter has three rescues in one day

Based out of the Auburn Airport, California Highway Patrol’s helicopter crews were kept hopping on an Easter weekend with three rescue calls on Saturday. The initial call of ...

CHP Officer Nathan Taylor saluted from Reno to Roseville

A woman left her work at a dental office. Law enforcement vehicles lined the freeway. Firefighters stood on trucks, flags flown from ladders. Overpasses of Interstate 80 ...

Cold weather warnings as winter moves into Placer County, Auburn

With cold weather and storm activity looming, safety warnings are being issued to Auburnites to be prepared on the roads and in the home. The temperature in Auburn was forecast by ...

Auburn home's scary message: 'Fright of the Texting Dead'

Going all out with front lawn decorations is a tradition for Auburn couple Robin and Tony Gallego. The overriding message is all about the fun of the season and they expect from 1 ...

Vehicle fire spreads to hillside in Colfax

Air and ground crews were able to quickly extinguish a vehicle fire that spread to a hillside in Colfax Wednesday afternoon. The vehicle, described as a recreational vehicle, caugh ...

Two trapped gold seekers rescued by CHP copter near Alta

Two San Francisco Bay Area gold panners missing overnight in rugged canyon lands east of Alta were rescued Wednesday by helicopter. According to the California Highway Patrol, Den ...

Auburn resident dies after being wedged between tree, truck

An Auburn resident is dead after apparently being wedged between a tree and an out-of-control pickup, the California Highway Patrol said. The death occurred at about 3:30 p.m. Fri ...

State crews team up to clear debris from Alta transient camps

More than 500 50-gallon bags of trash are the byproduct of a multi-agency clean up and fuel reduction effort along Interstate 80 near Alta. Since June 3 crews from Caltrans have c ...

Burglaries shock Newcastle residents

NEWCASTLE -- A string of mid-day burglaries has Newcastle residents on edge and watching for suspicious behavior in their normally quiet neighborhoods. At least three residences w ...

New eye in sky over Downtown Auburn

Brief: The California Highway Patrol’s new Airbus 350 B3 helicopter flies over Downtown Auburn at about 2 p.m. Wednesday during one of its first flights in the area. The ...

Suspect held on arson charges

A suspect was in custody Monday, being held in connection with a small wildfire that broke out near Alta. According to Placer County Sheriff’s Office, 53-year-old Arthur Amo ...

Rural Lincoln pond tragedy claims young ATV riders

Two boys, 3 and 5, have lost their lives in a tragic pond accident in rural Lincoln and their deaths have sent a community reeling. The boys were riding alone Sunday on a smaller ...

I-80, Meadow Vista crashes slow traffic, injure biker

A motorcycle rider was injured Monday in a crash with a truck on Placer Hills Road in Meadow Vista. Injured in the crash was motorcycle rider Scott Trauman, 24, of Colfax. Accord ...

Newcastle crash injures driver on Highway 193

The California Highway Patrol was investigating a single-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon on Highway 193 in Newcastle that sent the driver to hospital and slowed traffic. The cra ...