Placer County Sheriff’s Office

North Auburn sting nets arrests

An unlicensed contractor was arrested in North Auburn and booked into jail, according to a news release issued Monday from the Contractors State License Board. Jose German Lepe P ...

Slice through those pensions and tap state’s oil

By and large, adages and sayings are verbal shortcuts helping us to think about, or remember particularly sage pieces of advice or admonition. Problem is, many of us just mouth t ...

Law selectively applied in sheriff case

Question? Why would a lieutenant in the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, who is sworn to uphold the laws of the county, prevent/obstruct the local police from doing their job (“ ...

Sheriff’s Office wins national award

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office was recently recognized on a national level for one of its community outreach events. For the second year in a row, the Sheriff’s Office was ...

Weimar Country Store robbed

Detectives are searching for a lone robber, apparently desperate for Christmas money, who robbed the Weimar Country Store at gunpoint. The man, described as 6 feet, 5 inches tall ...

Salvation Army gets help from reinforcements

Auburn’s law enforcement agencies battled to raise funds Thursday for the Auburn Salvation Army. The Battle of the Badges, between the Auburn Police Department, the Auburn-base ...

Our View: Galleria emergency leaves too many concerns unaddressed

The “terrorist” threat, evacuation and fire that caused $55 million in damages at the Galleria mall last month raised many questions, and so far there have been few answers. T ...

Placer’s registered voters now 200,000 strong

Not even opening the notebook while sending kudos and props to Chile for what’s being called the Miner Miracle. Had the same calamity happened in this country, we’d still be w ...

Half-century later he still works the badge

He’s been in law enforcement for what seems like his whole life. Ed Leighton Sr. was raised on a farm in Loomis, with one brother and four sisters. He did a little of everythin ...

Our View: Don’t forget your community this holiday season

The Gift of Giving Editor's note: During December the Auburn Journal is publishing a series of 12 stories on volunteers in our community. The stories are meant to inspire others ...