Placer County Jail

Remember the peace officers

I was exceptionally disappointed when I opened Thursday’s paper (Journal, Dec. 23) and read the headline story about a Placer County Jail inmate who is spending time behind bars ...

Christmas in jail a yearning experience

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be in jail for Christmas? One Placer County inmate shared his story and how he feels about not being home for his family’s annual ...

Driving drunk could result in fatalities, fees and jail

Ever wonder what happens to a first-time DUI offender? Irresponsible celebrating can lead to large fees and jail this holiday season. According to the California Business, Transp ...

Our View: Canal deaths point out need to help homeless

Another victim recently drowned in Auburn’s Wise Canal, the sixth since January 2009. Not coincidentally, it was another homeless man. Richard Hill, 50, a transient who had ju ...

Looking behind the Scenes: Term-limited career politicos aspire upward

Tip-toeing through the notebook while wondering when spring will finally arrive... Another thing I’d like to see arrive are even more stringent term-limit rules for our elected ...

Early prisoner release causes waves

Well before the sun came up Thursday, there was a very excited young man waiting for a friend to pick him up outside the Placer County Jail. Feso Malufau, a resident of Hawaii, ha ...

Older neighbor pins woman to a tree

A 78-year-old Auburn woman remained behind bars Wednesday after she allegedly pinned her neighbor to a tree. Joanne Marie Weaver has not yet posted her $20,000 bail after she was ...

Taser, dog bite don’t stop Loomis man

Despite being bit by a police dog, shot with a Taser stun gun and hit by a deputy’s baton, it took a sergeant tackling him to the ground to apprehend a Loomis man. Rhett David ...

Sheriff’s deputies arrest second man for Loomis murder

Placer Sheriff’s deputies arrested a second man in connection with the bludgeoning death of a Loomis man. Wednesday night Placer County Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Jeff Ausnow sai ...

Auburn woman wins $1.3 million in molest case

An Auburn woman was awarded $1.3 million Thursday after a judge agreed with her claim that her stepfather molested her when she was a child. In May 2007, at the age of 27, Jeanne ...