Dave Lawicka

Alley robbery attempt lands man in jail

A 34-year-old man remained in jail Monday after an alleged attempted robbery in Downtown Auburn Sunday night. Darrell Eugene Polk was being held on $130,000 bail after he was arr ...

ID of drugged-out woman who caused I-80 closure unknown

Police still don’t know the identity of an allegedly suicidal woman who closed westbound Interstate 80 for two hours by climbing onto the Ophir Road off ramp sign Saturday evenin ...

Auburn robber connected to eight other thefts

A man who robbed the Bank of America on High Street in Downtown Auburn Friday is being connected to eight other bank robberies. According to Sgt. Dave Lawicka of the Auburn Police ...

Mowry facing next court date

The former Sierra College and Del Oro football star facing charges of extortion is scheduled to appear in Auburn’s Placer County Jail courtroom Friday. Chad Richard Mowry, 26, ...

Break-ins plague residents

A series of break-ins in and around Auburn has some residents concerned. Auburn resident Kelly Richardson said someone kicked in her side door in the Aeolia Heights neighborhood ...

Football star faces 5 felonies

A man arraigned this week on multiple felonies in connection with extortion and exotic dancers is a former Del Oro High School and Sierra College star football player. Chad Richar ...

DNA evidence vital in investigations

DNA evidence has been a large part of many high-profile Placer criminal convictions, but the process of gathering evidence and using it to solve a case is nothing like you see on t ...

Chaplaincy program provides 365-day support

Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplains are happy to bring on-duty officers a cup of coffee during long shifts or spend time with a grieving family that has just lost a loved one. ...

Rape added to list of charges

An Auburn man with a number of previous charges is now facing allegations of rape. Sean Michael McHugh, 23, was arrested Tuesday by Auburn Police officers and is currently being ...