Crime

Reader input: Politicians have blood on hands

The recent murder of a beautiful girl isn’t San Francisco’s first or only murder by a released known violent criminal (who was also an illegal immigrant). In 2008, El S ...

Shooting, burning crime in Roseville turns into double-homicide

The Placer County Sheriff's Office announced late this morning that two men who were found shot in the head and lying on fire in Roseville have died - making the incident one o ...

Reader Input: Civilians should help officers

Dear Auburn residents: Our sheriff’s deputies and police officers need our encouragement, support and care. If we civilians are able to organize a civilian, volunteer enf ...

Reader Input: Stop welcoming criminal element

As I sit here with my morning coffee and my Auburn Journal, I am very distressed to see that most articles related to local crime show that these crimes are committed by transients ...

More burglary victims come forward

Seniors in an area mobile home park are some of the most recent victims to come forward in what is shaping up to be a significant theft problem in Auburn. Since November, the Rock ...

Another View: I just wanted to be alone, lock the door, turn out the light

It’s been a long time since June 6, the day our son Jeffrey died. But the time just slipped away from us; we’d spent most of it in a mental fog of protection, I guess. ...

Reader Input: Why does DA downgrade offenses?

The law-abiding citizens of Placer County should be asking the Placer County District Attorney why his office is using the excuse of lack of resources when allowing the court to re ...

Reader input: Let the Journal do its job

I have been reading the Auburn Journal for the better part of 50 years, and from time to time there have been complaints that the Journal has failed to report some crimes. The thin ...

UPDATE: Stabbing, shooting leaves two men hospitalized

UPDATE: Two men are in the hospital with life-threatening injuries following an incident in Roseville Tuesday morning. At 6:20 a.m., Roseville police officers responded to a famil ...

Oakmont English teacher arrested

An Oakmont High School English teacher was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of possessing illegal narcotics she obtained with the assistance of a student. Amy Lynn Davidson, 39, of ...

Reader Input: I’ll keep and use my gun, thanks

Have you ever heard of even one person present hard evidence that tighter gun control laws have reduced murders? No! Even the vice president has said they cannot prevent mass murde ...

Police investigating remains of baby found at Roseville park

Roseville police detectives are investigating the remains of a newborn baby in the bushes at Saugstad Park discovered by a city open space crew Monday morning. At about 7:50 a.m. ...

Placer sheriff offers crime prevention class

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is offering a free class to help business owners protect their businesses and themselves. The class will be held 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at ...

Reader Input: Republicans are tough on crime

In Florida, 2005, 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford was snatched from her bed by John Couey, a repeat offender. Jessica was the “quiet girl with the radiant smile.” This mo ...

Reader Input: Realignment misconstrued

I’m really tired of reading and hearing stories about how AB 109 is releasing violent criminals onto the streets. It does no such thing. Not one person was released from stat ...