Placer County District Attorney's Office

People in business: Carol Garcia receives "Heart of the Community" Award

Roseville resident Carol Garcia of Roseville is this year’s recipient of the “Heart of the Community Award.” Garcia received the award at the third annual Victims ...

Reader Input: Crashes treated very differently

Two stories appeared in the Auburn Journal of Tuesday July 9, 2013. One is “Colfax man dies in collision with cement truck on Highway 174” and the other is “Tio P ...

Placer County District Attorney refuses to release sex crime statistics

The Placer County District Attorney’s Office has denied repeated California Public Records Act Requests made by The Journal requesting sex crimes statistics in Placer County. Th ...

Lincoln man gets 27-years-to-life for Placer Sheriff’s deputy assault

A Lincoln man received a 27-years-to-life sentence after he spit on and fought two Placer County sheriff’s deputies in court. Joshua Daniel Mills, 33, was sentenced by Placer C ...

Roseville man sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for rape

A Roseville man who kidnapped and raped a 24-year-old woman is starting a prison sentence. Judge Marc Curry sentenced Justin Lee Mitchell, 30, to 25 years to life for stalking, ta ...

Businessman gets 5 years in prison for bear spray attack

A 60-year-old businessman was sentenced to prison for spraying an Auburn woman with bear spray and for attacking her brother-in-law. Udi Fishman, a mechanical engineer and rental ...

Molester sentenced to 16 years in prison

A 53-year-old man will spend the next 16 years in prison for molesting a 12-year-old girl. Silvestre Calderon Marquez was sentenced in Placer County Superior Court this week after ...

Foresthill woman jailed for defrauding elderly man

A Foresthill woman posing as a nurse was sentenced to jail and ordered to pay back more than $200,000 to an elderly man she defrauded for years. Debra Leigh Kelly, 55, was senten ...

Sacramento man sentenced to 10 years for drug deal

A Sacramento man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for selling drugs, and a judge issued a $25,000 bench warrant for his co-defendant’s arrest. On Feb. 4 Placer County Judge C ...

Truckee man sentenced to 25 years to life

A 51-year-old Truckee man convicted of killing a schoolteacher in the 1980s and later being arrested on driving under the influence charges is now serving a 25-to-life prison sente ...

Woman connected to alleged burglar set to be sentenced

An alleged local burglary ring is headed toward its next court dates. Stephanie Jean Cooke-Perez, 27, admitted to a violation of probation and pleaded no contest to possession of ...

Our View: 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 ...

Top board aide arrested for stealing from DA

A top aide for Supervisor Kirk Uhler was arrested Friday for allegedly stealing over $15,000 from the District Attorney-elect’s campaign account. Friday afternoon Scott Owens, w ...

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. ...

Alleged Auburn home burglars could be facing charges

Two men who allegedly stole thousands of dollars in Auburn residents’ property could be facing Placer County charges. Eric Dasher, 24, of Sacramento, and Harrison Harden, 21, wh ...