John Ruffcorn

Auburn police hope new white cars will appease residents

The Auburn Police Department’s first new vehicles since 2007 will be easy for residents to spot on the road as they’ll sport an all-white paint job, a change from the s ...

Auburn police chief: Inmate release order ‘worst case scenario’

Auburn Police Chief John Ruffcorn said the federal court order to release almost 10,000 California inmates by the end of the year realized his “worst case scenario.” L ...

Old Town Auburn restaurant hosts memorial for fatal crash

      First responders and restaurant workers were among the group gathering Wednesday at an Old Town Auburn restaurant to remember an Auburn resident kill ...

Old Town Auburn restaurant hosts memorial for fatal crash

      First responders and restaurant workers were among the group gathering Wednesday at an Old Town Auburn restaurant to remember an Auburn resident kill ...

Reader Input: Citizens’ academy no police ‘pastime’

In response to Arlene Holm, (“Academy story sick, appalling,” Reader Input, April 19): I’m currently attending the 2013 Auburn Citizens Awareness Academy, and I ...

Auburn police to add first lieutenant since 2009

  John Ruffcorn is getting some company at the top of the Auburn Police Department for the first time since he took over as chief in 2011, as his city-approved restructuring ...

Reader Input: Be sober when behind wheel

Re: “One day, two DUI arrests,” (Journal, Dec. 16, 2012). People in the U.S. do not treat themselves with respect. Without thinking they may go to a bar, get drunk wi ...

Airport-area homeless, parolee concerns aired to Auburn city officials

AUBURN CA - Are the homeless and state prison parolees causing a rash of property crimes in and around the Auburn Airport Industrial Park? A meeting attended by Auburn and Placer ...

Investigation into Old Town body discovery continuing

AUBURN CA - The homicide investigation into the death of a man whose body was discovered in October near Old Town Auburn is continuing, Auburn Police Chief John Ruffcorn said ...

Police department sells confiscated guns, hopes to update arsenal

Nearly 50 firearms confiscated or turned over to the Auburn Police Department were officially sold to the highest bidder Tuesday for $8,811. Auburn Police Chief John Ruffcorn said ...

Thumbs-up to police citizens? academy

I recently completed the spring session of the citizens? awareness academy program which consisted of 10 days, three hours a day, once a week, and is sponsored by the Auburn Police ...

Some forget who they’re working for

At a recent meeting of the Auburn Meddlers our chief of police, John Ruffcorn, related in a speech that as a newly hired deputy in the Riverside County Sheriff’s office he was as ...

“In God We Trust” on City Council agenda

The phrase “In God We Trust” could be a permanent fixture in the Auburn City Council Chambers, if it goes to a vote, Monday night. City Council members were also set to discu ...

Local residents avoid variety of scams

When Colfax resident Robert Chipp got a call from someone saying they were his grandson and that they needed money, he thought it was a little strange. “The guy came on real st ...

Medical marijuana crackdown gets reaction from those in industry

A recent directive from the federal government telling several California medical marijuana facilities to shut their doors inspired locals connected to the industry to speak out. ...