Placer County District Attorney's Office

Let’s hear more from new DA

As the county says goodbye to its longtime district attorney, residents welcome a new man to the post. Scott Owens is stepping into the lead role for Placer County for the first t ...

Alleged burglary ringleader facing new charge

An Auburn man arrested for the burglary of several North Auburn homes and cars parked at Auburn State Recreation Area trailheads is facing a new charge. Detective Jim Hudson, of th ...

Local man will be sentenced for sex with minor

An Auburn man arrested on a rape charge is scheduled to be sentenced next week. After receiving necessary DNA test results from a report taken in February 2009, Auburn Police off ...

Placer praised for policy

The Placer County District Attorney’s Office was recently praised for its suspect identification program. Northern California Project Innocence, a group based in Santa Clara tha ...

Teens arrested in rock-throwing case

The California Highway Patrol Gold Run Division arrested three minors Thursday morning in connection to the Colfax Canyon Way overpass rock-throwing case. On July 26 the three juv ...

DA declines to file case against deputy whose daughter died in accidental shooting

The District Attorney’s Office will not file charges against a deputy whose toddler accidentally shot herself in April. On Friday, Karin Bjork, supervising deputy district attor ...

Cocaine barbership dealer sentenced to prison

A man who pleaded guilty to selling cocaine out of a Roseville barbershop is expected to spend the next 13 years in prison. Darin Durel Blockton, 24, was sentenced Friday by Plac ...

Apartment explosion trio faces felony charges

Three Auburn residents were charged with felonies related to an apartment explosion in March. The Placer County District Attorney’s Office charged Michelle Denee Olla, 23, Shea ...

Youth pastor gets prison for sex with teen

A Placer County judge sentenced a Rocklin youth pastor to prison Wednesday for carrying on a sexual affair with a 14-year-old church member. Jeffery Allen Waisner, 33, of Lincoln ...

Charge filed in death of Grass Valley bicyclist

The woman who allegedly hit and killed a well-known Grass Valley bicyclist was charged with vehicular manslaughter Wednesday. The Placer County District Attorney’s Office said t ...

Animal shooter faces time in the pen

A man jailed for shooting pets and farm animals in rural Lincoln is now facing the possibility of going to prison. Collin James Lovejoy, 20, of Lincoln, remains in Placer County ...

Laser pointer leads to four-year prison term

A Rocklin man is expected to spend the next four years in prison for pointing a laser beam at a helicopter. Jamie Allen Downie, 35, was sentenced Friday after he pleaded guilty t ...

D.A. challenger withdraws from race

A Sacramento attorney announced Wednesday that he would no longer seek the District Attorney position in Placer. Scott Triplett, a deputy district attorney for Sacramento County, ...

‘Justine’s Fund’ makes $17,000 in donations to law enforcement, District Attorney

Local law enforcement received a combined $17,000 from a memorial fund named in honor of a Christian Valley murder victim. The Placer County District Attorney’s Office and its V ...

Mother of special-needs child placed on four years probation

A Reno woman who endangered her Down syndrome son was placed Tuesday on four years probation and ordered to take a yearlong parenting class. Placer County Judge Larry Gaddis sent ...