Daniel Nicholson

Putnam and Thongsy found guilty of pimping teenagers

Stephen Putnam and Syla Thongsy walked into a Roseville courtroom Thursday afternoon free on bond, but exited in chains after a jury found both guilty of pimping and pandering teen ...

Voices rise as jury hears closing statements in Roseville teen pimping case

The strongest statements yet sounded through a Placer County courtroom Monday afternoon as jurors heard the final arguments for why they should or shouldn’t convict a Rosevil ...

Jury hears tale of ‘fear’ from second alleged victim in teen pimping case

Last Wednesday, jurors heard one alleged victim in a felony pimping and pandering case tell them that she was not controlled, nor coerced, into selling herself on behalf of Rosevil ...

Alleged victim testifies in Putnam and Thongsy trial

When the trial began for two people who allegedly pimped teenage girls in Roseville, Placer County Deputy District Attorney Stephanie Macumber warned the jury it would hear more ab ...

Trial begins for couple accused of ‘pimping’ teens in Roseville

After two and a half years of legal maneuvering, a trial began Tuesday morning for Stephen Putnam and Syla Thongsy — both facing felony charges of pimping and pandering teena ...

Trial set for Ruben Salgado

The ex-cop charged with multiple drug felonies and murder-for-hire is scheduled to go to trial at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 8. The trial date was set Tuesday morning in Auburn’s Placer Co ...

Former cop waives preliminary hearing

The ex-cop charged with drug-related felonies and murder-for-hire waived his right to a preliminary hearing after a judge rejected a request to close the proceeding to the public. ...

Ex-cop preliminary hearing closed to public?

A defense attorney asked a judge Tuesday to prevent the public and media from attending a former Highway Patrol officer’s preliminary hearing. Ruben Cesar Salgado, 37, was most ...

Ex-cop’s hearing tentatively scheduled

The former CHP officer charged with murder-for-hire could have a preliminary hearing Tuesday. Judge Alan Pineschi Friday scheduled Ruben Cesar Salgado, 37, for a tentative court ...

Witnesses, discovery delay ex-cop’s prelim

The preliminary hearing for the former CHP officer charged with murder-for-hire has been continued to September. Ruben Cesar Salgado, 37, sat in a courtroom in the Auburn Historic ...

Ex-cop allegedly offered to pay $10K to kill witness

A Placer judge Friday denied an ex-CHP officer’s request to dismiss a murder-for-hire case from the county. Additionally, a brief filed Friday revealed details of how Ruben Ces ...

Lawyers wrangle over new charges

Attorney Daniel Nicholson said Wednesday Placer County shouldn’t be involved in any new charges against Auburn-area ex-CHP officer Ruben Cesar Salgado. Salgado, 37, and his gir ...

New venue for Salgado?

A case involving an alleged murder-for-hire and an ex-CHP officer may be moved out of Placer County. Ruben Cesar Salgado’s attorney is going to investigate a possible change in ...

Former officer in jail on ‘no-bail offense’

A former CHP officer is still in jail as of Friday afternoon on charges of suspicion of hiring someone to commit murder. Ruben Cesar Salgado, 37, was arrested and booked into Plac ...

CHP officer’s bail reduced

A judge Tuesday reduced bail for the California Highway Patrol Officer charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors. Ruben Salgado, 37, was arrested May 11 in a Rocklin shop ...