Devon Bell

Guest columnist: Stay safe on Placer County waterways

Summertime is upon us. It?s the time of the year for fun, relaxation, spending time with family and enjoying everything this beautiful county has to offer. As temperatures rise a ...

New chaplains to serve Placer community

Placer County now has 18 new chaplains to serve its law enforcement officers and community. The Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy held a graduation ceremony recently at Pa ...

Fundraiser helps those who solved girl's murder

Vanderschoot fundraiser Info Box: What: Fourth annual fundraiser to benefit the Placer County Sheriff’s Department When: 5-11 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Gold Country ...

Local arrests put focus on increasing problem of abuse and theft of controlled narcotic OxyContin

With a street value ranging from $15 to $40 a tablet, it’s no wonder thefts of the controlled substance OxyContin are on the rise. Placer County Undersheriff Devon Bell said that ...

County spent $4.8 million on overtime

Placer County spent more than $4.8 million on paid overtime to employees in 2008 during a year of budget cutbacks and layoffs. The Sheriff’s Department spent more than $3.1 milli ...

Looking behind the scenes: Possible changes brewing on bench

 Emptying the notebook while thinking that the now-vacant Maita Ford lot might be a perfect spot for a local Trader Joe’s.... And perhaps another local spot soon to be vacant m ...