Placer County Sheriff’s Office

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 ...

Reader Input: Was childrens’ safety ignored?

The families of the Loomis Union School District and Del Oro would love to have answers from the school and/or Placer County Sheriff’s Office as to why, in light of recent sc ...

Placer County law enforcement teams up to fight alcohol-related crimes

Teams from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, Roseville, Rocklin and Auburn police departments have issued 27 citations for selling alcohol to minors and 15 citations for fu ...

Another View: Lessons from the hard stories to report

The week in news has been a difficult one to digest. Locally we reported two tragic deaths and one very horrific alleged crime that will no doubt impact the lives of those involve ...

Community mourns loss of Tyler Nickerson, 12

The Colfax community was united in mourning this week following the tragic death Sunday of Tyler Nickerson, 12. Tyler, the son of longtime area residents Eldwin and Melissa Nickers ...

Deputies supply real security

We are grateful for the excellent work performed by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. Several years ago we reported some suspicious behavior near our home. The deputies respond ...

Dramatic event handled well

Two weeks ago, Auburn native Mark Schroeder and his girlfriend, Jenette Degrace, were the couple that was missing for three days in the French Meadows area of Placer County. From ...