Placer County Sheriff’s Department

Thanks for a great ‘National Night Out’

A big thanks to the Auburn Target store and the various agencies who participated, especially the Placer County Sheriff’s Department, for a wonderful “National Night Out” on ...

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 ...

Pliny Murphy had a zest for life

The Murphy family of Penryn is mourning the loss of their oldest child, Pliny, who died in a diving accident on July 25. Pliny Oscar Murphy V had just turned 20 in July. He was th ...

Placer Sheriff’s Department first-class

On July 13 I had the honor of attending the Placer County Sheriff’s Department swearing-in ceremony. I was overwhelmed with the feelings that these officers and staff shared wit ...

Chopper buy is justified

This letter is for all of those people complaining about the new helicopter for the Placer County Sheriff’s Department. There were places the old one could not go. There were re ...

Bailiff should have gotten help fast

If Deputy (John) Caliguire had .31 to .33 blood alcohol in November he was at a level that would kill almost anybody else (Journal, March 25). College binge drinkers usually die a ...

Supes don’t cite true pot facts

I was extremely disappointed to see the vote made by the county supervisors to ban medicinal marijuana outlets in Placer County (Journal, Jan. 29). Obviously none of them have wat ...

Auburn man, 18, presumed dead after he reportedly jumped off Foresthill Bridge

An 18-year-old Auburn man is presumed to have died after he jumped from the Foresthill Bridge Thursday. Forest B. Wax’s body had not been recovered as of Friday, according to P ...

Heroes lauded for bravery, good works

One carried a disabled, 89-year-old woman to safety out of a burning North Auburn home. Three others worked for hours to successfully talk a distraught Davis woman from jumping to ...

Loomis man died from 'blunt force trauma'

Authorities have announced the results of an autopsy performed Wednesday on Rudy Ramos, 24, the victim of a homicide in his Loomis home on Monday, Sept. 14 In a news release, Dena ...