John Ruffcorn

Ruffcorn details policies, philosophy of high-speed chases

Auburn Police Chief John Ruffcorn sat down for an interview Wednesday with the Auburn Journal to talk about his department’s policies and procedures on high-speed vehicle pur ...

In Auburn, first-responders are on a roll

A hamburger at an Auburn fast-food restaurant has been dedicated to local firefighters and their ongoing service to the community. Lisa Swisely, owner of Local Heroes, said she le ...

Wheels set in motion for more Amgen prep

Auburn police and city employees are gearing up for the 2014 Amgen Tour of California bicycle race by continuing to recruit local volunteers and wrap up public works projects withi ...

Tornado slashes Roseville, doesn’t make it to Auburn

While Roseville and south Placer County mopped up Thursday after the tornado that raked the region the night before, all remained quiet in Auburn, which escaped pretty much unscath ...

Airport Business Park irked by rise in crime

Richard Anderson, a prominent Auburn businessman, told the City Council this week that members of the Auburn Airport Business Park Association are up in arms over a perceived incre ...

Spring brings road construction, signal-light problems to Auburn

Better weather and an upcoming sporting event on Auburn roads means one thing right now – road construction. Auburn’s Public Works, Caltrans and the Placer County Wate ...

Council to vote on emergency alert system

The Auburn City Council will vote on Monday to accept, alter or reject an official emergency alert system proposed by Police Chief John Ruffcorn. Ruffcorn said the “critical ...

Auburn City Fire shows high percentage of service, ‘good intent’ calls

Being a firefighter in Auburn means more than just fighting fires, as a new report to the City Council shows. In addition to putting out fires and responding to rescue calls, the ...

Traffic committee to review Mikkelsen Drive

After hearing testimony from local community activist Gerry Mifsud, the Auburn Traffic Committee decided Tuesday to look into pedestrian safety complaints on Mikkelsen Drive, near ...

Volunteers needed for Tour of California

The Auburn Police Department is looking to recruit at least 100 volunteers to help out with the 2014 Amgen Tour of California as it speeds through town May 11. According to the ev ...