Lt. John Savage

Foresthill fears mount as King Fire grows

FORESTHILL - A 15-mile overnight run by the 71,000-acre King Fire into Placer County had fearful Foresthill residents out in force for a meeting with firefighters on Thursday and l ...

Our View: Fires, gunshots and election fund theft: Where’s grand jury?

If the calendar says spring, it must be time to trade in the raincoats for sunblock and congratulate the Placer County grand jury on another fine year of investigating controversia ...

Deputy had superb lawyer

When Placer County Sheriff Lt. John Savage’s case was dismissed by Placer County Superior Court Judge Colleen Nichols on Feb. l (Journal, Feb. 2), there was no celebrating with c ...

Savage doesn’t belong on force

We have a cancer in our local sheriff’s department. Lt. (John) Savage, an officer with considerable responsibility, I would assume, showing complete lack of respect for fellow o ...

Citizens demand answers after mistrial

Nearly a month after a hung jury in the shots fired case against Placer County Sheriff Lt. John Savage and intense interest by readers, authorities are now answering questions abou ...

Hung jury forces judge to dismiss Savage case

With a Roseville jury deadlocked on guilt or innocence, Judge Colleen Nichols used her authority to dismiss the case against Placer County Lt. John Savage Tuesday with no possibili ...

Trial begins for deputy accused of firing gun

ROSEVILLE — The criminal trial of a Placer County Sheriff’s officer, Lt. John Savage, accused of firing his weapon outside his Rocklin home in October 2009, began in Roseville ...

County sheriff enters not guilty plea for shots fired

Placer County Sheriff Lt. John Savage’s attorney William Rapoport entered a not guilty plea in court Tuesday on Savage’s behalf for a misdemeanor charge of negligent discharge ...