Placer County Sheriff’s Office

Many thankful for group’s hard work

Kind words and thanks filled the air at City Hall’s Rose Room Thursday as local volunteers and their supporters gathered to share a home-cooked meal. For the last six years ...

Fires put focus on prepping

Imagine the Sheriff’s deputies are at your door telling you to evacuate your home and anything you can carry with you – what do you take? Fires, like the King and Appl ...

Applegate Fire spurs evacuations

Multiple fires burning along Interstate 80 threatened homes and businesses Wednesday afternoon in the Applegate area. The fires reportedly started around 1:30 p.m. along the freew ...

Mail thieves raid Newcastle boxes

A rash of mail thefts over the weekend in Newcastle has authorities and law enforcement on the lookout for suspicious activity. Mail crimes, while not a new racket, have been on t ...

Board voices water strategy

Placer County supervisors are sending a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown outlining the direction they would like to see a state water bond move toward. Board members voted to approve a ...

Reader Input: Make public the tragic facts

Anthony “Skeet” Skeaton died July 11, 2013 while in the Placer County Jail, less than 24 hours after he turned himself in to clear an old charge. We don’t know ...

Bonner celebrates 40 years wearing badge

Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner completed his 40th year in law enforcement Tuesday, and if re-elected in June, hopes to serve as sheriff in the community he was raised in for a six ...

Officials look into Colfax house fire

A fire that heavily damaged a house Wednesday afternoon in Colfax is being considered suspicious by authorities. Cal Fire received initial reports of the blaze at 12:08 p.m. and w ...

Wanted Loomis man leads deputies on foot chase

A Loomis man led Placer County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a foot chase in downtown Loomis on Sunday before being arrested on drug charges and resisting arrest. A woman acco ...

Close encounter reminds us of dangers on trail

The trails that surround Auburn are beautiful, but can be dangerous. Nature gave one hiker a scary reminder of that recently when a mountain lion was reported stalking a man on a ...