Chief John Ruffcorn

Police agencies struggle to hire

Law enforcement agencies throughout the region are having a difficult time placing qualified applicants in open positions within their departments. The problem, they say, is not w ...

Owners charged with pimping, police move to close Downtown Auburn business

  A Downtown Auburn massage business remained closed Thursday after its owners were arrested on suspicion of pimping and pandering. And it could remain closed indefinitely o ...

Auburn skunk solution starts with live and let live: Placer wildlife rescue group

An Auburn neighborhood’s skunk concerns can be addressed by several steps that stop short of killing the animal, a Gold Country Wildlife Rescue official said Wednesday. Cha ...

Keep your house safe during the holidays

Vacationing, gift-giving and sale-shopping are at the forefront of many individuals’ minds this time of year, but local law enforcement cautions that personal safety should a ...

Reader Input: Police proactive in clearing camps

I applaud Auburn police plus code enforcement for cleaning up encampments (“City presses homeless camp cleanup,” Journal, Nov. 19). Our police department says “ ...

Placer High goes into emergency shelter procedure Monday morning

Placer High School went into a shelter-in-place procedure for 15 minutes Monday morning following a report of a suicidal person near the school. The Auburn Police Department conta ...

Penryn man held in Salvation Army meat theft

Auburn police arrested a Penryn man Thursday afternoon and were seeking another in connection with the theft of $5,000 worth of frozen beef from the Auburn Salvation Army. Most of ...

$5,000 in meat stolen from Auburn Salvation Army

Sometime between Friday morning and Wednesday afternoon, about $5,000 worth of meat was stolen from a freezer at the Auburn Salvation Army. The nine boxes that were taken are estim ...

Auburn police campaign against panhandling starts next week

The “panhandling solutions pocket guide” will be making its way into the community next week as the Auburn Police Department begins its campaign to help prevent local p ...

Warning follows Auburn Library child-porn viewing

  AUBURN CA - A visit to the Auburn Library turned disturbing when an Auburn woman viewed a computer screen being used by another library patron and saw what appeared to be c ...