Placer County District Attorney

Tales of triumph over tragedy honored at first-annual event

Stories of courage and community advocates turning tragedy or illness into action marked a first-ever victim rights breakfast held locally Wednesday. Placer County District Attor ...

Tattoo artist arrested on charges of sex acts on customers

A Roseville tattoo artist has pleaded not guilty to charges that he committed sexual acts upon at least two customers at studios where he worked. Zechariah Carr, 38, is being held ...

Another View: Taking a moment to thank special helpers

If it were ever possible to turn a tragedy into a positive outcome, we feel that the greater Auburn community has helped us do just that. We want to thank each and every one who h ...

Target to pay $40K to Placer County

Three Placer County agencies will receive an estimated $40,000 portion of a $22.5 million civil settlement with the Target Corporation. News of the settlement was announced Thursd ...

Savage case in jury’s hands

A Roseville jury is now deliberating the fate of Placer County Sheriff’s Lt. John Savage. Savage is accused of shooting a firearm in a gross negligent fashion in a Rocklin neig ...

Our View: 2010: Pay, pensions, public’s need to know top editorial headlines

As the year — and decade — comes to a cloudy and soggy close, it’s time to look back on the good, the bad, and the downright ugly from the editorial pages of 2010. It was a ...

Top aide on leave, no court date yet

A supervisor’s aide arrested on charges of grand theft Friday was placed on paid administrative leave from his $95,200-a-year job. But it’s not yet known when Brian Jagger wil ...

No challenger for DA’s seat

It appears prosecutor Scott Owens will be Placer County’s next district attorney. The candidate filing period for the Placer County June primary ballot officially closed March ...

Death sentence costs too much

The article about the Rodney Alcala trial was sickening, (Journal, Feb. 23). He was convicted in 1979 for killing 12-year-old Robin Samsoe. Now, many years later, he is being tri ...

Where is protection against this man?

I would like to pose a question to our Placer County District Attorney: A 78-year-old woman was charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon, stalking and violation of a restr ...

Audit of Placer executive spurs statewide study

An audit focusing on a former Placer court executive’s alleged misappropriation of public money will impact judicial systems throughout the state. As local court officials are ...

Ego drives Placer County D.A. to pursue a third trial

On March 26, the Placer County District Attorney will announce whether he intends to try Caleb Madsen for first-degree murder — yet a third time — after two hung juries. With ...

Kovacich trial set to begin

An Auburn man accused of killing his wife 26 years ago will appear in court Monday for a possible trial start. Paul Kovacich is charged with the murder with an enhancement of usin ...

District Attorney support staff deserves praise, too

Having just read the Aug. 11 Auburn Journal, I came upon the article about the Prosecutor of the Year award to one of our fine deputy district attorneys with his boss District Atto ...