helicopter

Gunshots, helicopter search startle

A helicopter search drew concern from a North Auburn resident who said gunfire is a common sound where she lives. Placer County Sheriff’s deputies and their helicopter crew se ...

Parachute jumper rescued from tree, arrested after Foresthill Bridge leap

A BASE jumper found himself suspended 60 feet in the air Thursday dangling from a tree limb in a leap-gone-wrong from the 730-foot-high Foresthill Bridge. Nicholos Frey, 34, of Ol ...

Up in the sky: Your money!

There it goes again! I don’t know what it costs to fly a helicopter but it can’t be cheap. Every day it’s flying all over the place. It seems the Highway Patrol is giving fre ...

Media Life: Victim's-eye view captures daring high Sierra rescue

When you think law-enforcement footage, it’s usually out-of-control, shirtless males being cuffed on “Cops.” But YouTube and a very portable digital video camera have capture ...

“Hard” American River canyon landing for helicopter

Two occupants of a helicopter were able to walk away from what is being described by a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman as a “hard landing” in the American River canyo ...

Boy, 11 injured in bank parking lot collision with vehicle

A child was injured today in a collision with a vehicle in a bank parking lot off Highway 49 in North Auburn. The accident occurred near Bell Road in the Wells Fargo Bank parking ...

Chopper buy is justified

This letter is for all of those people complaining about the new helicopter for the Placer County Sheriff’s Department. There were places the old one could not go. There were re ...

Placer County priorities upside-down

So Placer County Sheriffs have a $4 million helicopter that flies 30 percent faster than the free surplus chopper they used to fly. Its glorious mission – rescuing snowmobilers ...

Whirlybird purchase defies logic

In reference to the article “Placer County’s $4M chopper airborne” in today’s (March 17) Journal, I’d like to make a few comments. I’m a retired 10,000-hour helicopter ...

Placer County’s new $4 million chopper airborne in turbulent fiscal times

It’s a new recruit. But for Placer County Sheriff’s Department chief pilot, it’s has already had its mettle tested and proved its worth. Sgt. Van Bogardus was at the contro ...

Sheriff’s Department has refined the art of wasting our money

A $4 million helicopter, for what? I completely agree with Scott Barow (Reader Input, May 3) that we don’t need either helicopter and both should be sold ASAP! All the other extr ...

County helicopter buy is so pre-bubble burst

With the anticipated arrival of the county’s new $4 million helicopter and the unaccountable reasoning that accompanied its purchase, I wonder, is anyone at the county on any lev ...

County needs to help poor, not buy expensive toys

Placer County is spending $4 million on a helicopter. Is something wrong with this decision? While many face economic hardship they want to spend money this way. Wouldn’t this m ...

Wal-Mart big rig, 2 pickups pile up on Interstate 80 in Auburn

A pickup spun out on Interstate 80 Friday, bouncing off a Wal-Mart big rig, a center divider and another truck in a noon-hour accident that slowed westbound traffic through Auburn. ...

Sheriffs’ helicopter gets all-clear

The Placer County Sheriff’s Department’s new helicopter is cleared for financial liftoff. With crime-fighting equipment still to be installed, actual patrols are targeted to s ...