Mark Curry

Suspended sentence for mom in Auburn child’s 1970 bathtub drowning

ROSEVILLE -- No longer facing charges of murder in the death of her daughter, Patricia Lee Thomas shed tears Monday in a Roseville courtroom before walking out a free woman. The 6 ...

Auburn man with domestic violence history gets prison

An Auburn man was sentenced to seven years in prison for not learning how to control his tendency to physically abuse women, according to a Placer County judge. Calling Thomas K. ...

Man sentenced for shooting at Rocklin resident

A Sacramento man was sentenced Friday to 43 years in state prison after trying to steal a vehicle by shooting at a Rocklin driver. Felipe Ortega, 28, was considered the leader of ...

Ex-cop allegedly offered to pay $10K to kill witness

A Placer judge Friday denied an ex-CHP officer’s request to dismiss a murder-for-hire case from the county. Additionally, a brief filed Friday revealed details of how Ruben Ces ...

Lawyers wrangle over new charges

Attorney Daniel Nicholson said Wednesday Placer County shouldn’t be involved in any new charges against Auburn-area ex-CHP officer Ruben Cesar Salgado. Salgado, 37, and his gir ...

Placer man gets 75-years-to-life for child molestation

A Placer County man will spend the next 75 years of his life, if he lives that long, behind bars for molesting a 6-year-old girl. On Friday, Donald Bruce Vechik was sentenced to ...

Jury convicts Placer County man of child molestation

A 59-year-old Placer County man with a history of child molestation was convicted by a jury today on four felony counts of committing lewd acts upon a 6-year-old girl. Donald Bruc ...

Woman gets two months jail for dumping baby

A 26-year-old Oregon woman was sentenced to two months in jail by a Placer County judge Friday for leaving her newborn baby in a trash container. The 2007 case involved a newborn ...

Kovacich hearing to dismiss ends

A judge is scheduled to render a decision about whether Paul Kovacich Jr.’s case will be dismissed. On Wednesday, court will reconvene after a hearing led by the defense for Ko ...

Kovacich hearing postponed

The motion for a new trial for Paul Kovacich, Jr., was continued to next month. Clad in an orange jumpsuit and wearing handcuffs, Kovacich made his first court appearance Friday ...