Jeff Ausnow

Honors for prosecutor in high-profile attempted murder cases

Involved in two high-profile attempted-murder cases over the past year, Placer County Prosecutor of the Year Jeffrey Wilson chose Tuesday to shine the spotlight on what he describe ...

Ruffalo: Staff shuffles scream for a new address book

Looks as if I’ll have to add another item to my already bulky Christmas wish list. Seems I’m in dire need of a new address book because the current one is nearly illegible what ...

Resident found dead on Auburn trail

An Auburn man died Tuesday afternoon on the Stagecoach Trailhead near Russell Road. A mountain biker found James Beaver, who turned 68 Tuesday, lying face down on the trail at 3:2 ...

Alleged canal jumper not found

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office did not find a body after receiving a call Tuesday evening regarding a man jumping into Auburn’s Wise Canal. The call came in at 5:05 p.m., ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sheriff: No evidence to support prowler claims

The Sheriff’s Department has used hidden cameras and on-site surveillance to try to catch an alleged North Auburn prowler, but to no avail. Auburn resident Rhonda Payne said sh ...

North Auburn prowler alarming neighbors

A North Auburn resident said a prowler has been harassing her family and neighbors for the last ten years. Neighbors back up her claims, and the Placer County Sheriff’s Departmen ...

Sheriff’s deputies arrest second man for Loomis murder

Placer Sheriff’s deputies arrested a second man in connection with the bludgeoning death of a Loomis man. Wednesday night Placer County Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Jeff Ausnow sai ...

Busted for sex text to girl

An Auburn teen is safe after detectives arrested a 35-year-old man for allegedly trying to persuade her to meet him at a hotel for sex. Placer County Sheriff’s detectives arres ...

Q&A: What do you do if you see a Most Wanted list criminal?

County Sheriff’s Department decide who are the week’s most wanted criminal suspects? Lt. Jeff Ausnow took some time to answer a few questions about how the Most Wanted list is ...

Sheriff’s arrest two more in connection with fight

Placer County Sheriff’s officials revealed Monday that they have arrested two more people connected with a large group fight that broke out at the Auburn Greens Feb. 18. Michell ...

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 ...

Gang violence sparks residents’ concerns

Auburn residents are rightfully concerned about recent gang violence in the Auburn Greens. Last week 25 people were involved in a brawl that left five with stab wounds, one who ma ...

UPDATE: Knife, bat fight involved 25 people

Investigators are still trying to piece together what happened Wednesday night when a fight involving more than 25 people shut down the Auburn Greens area. Around 8 p.m. Wednesda ...