Placer County Sheriff's Department

Scammers target Placer residents

Scams targeting jurors and residents are on the rise throughout Placer County, and technology is making them easier than ever before for criminals. Placer County officials are war ...

Man arrested after 7-mile chase

Auburn police and Placer County sheriff’s deputies used a spike strip early Thursday morning to stop a motorist who allegedly led them on a 7-mile chase. Shawn Chowantez, 46 ...

Sheriff’s office wins Battle of the Badges

Official totals for Salvation Army’s Battle of the Badges are in, and once again the Placer County Sheriff’s Office claims the title of first place with $1,433.88 raise ...

Horse escapes with minor injuries in pitbull attack

A horse escaped with only minor wounds after a run-in with a pitbull at the Bel Air shopping center on Highway 49 in Auburn Tuesday evening. Owner Steve Cadwell had left the anima ...

Racing community pays a touching tribute to Pestana

ROSEVILLE — Ron Pestana touched many people in his 60 years — in the racing world, the real estate world and just the real world itself. Pestana helped the racers he c ...

Investigation continues into fatal crash at speedway in Roseville

An investigation continued Monday into the death of a race car driver Saturday night at All American Speedway in Roseville.Ron Pestana was driving in the spectator racing category ...

Placer County deputies arrest six in two Monday home burglaries

  Placer County Sheriff’s deputies had a busy Monday as they stopped two separate home burglaries in the Meadow Vista and Applegate areas that resulted in six arrests. ...

Alleged Ophir sign-stealer arrested, marker destroyed

Law enforcement arrested the man that allegedly stole the Ophir state historical marker, and found the sign badly defaced, Tuesday, according to a release by the Placer County She ...

Historical Ophir sign stolen

The Ophir Memorial Plaque was reported missing Wednesday, according to authorities. Residents say they want the plaque returned because of its historical value. Law enforcement s ...

Sheriff: No evidence to support prowler claims

The Sheriff’s Department has used hidden cameras and on-site surveillance to try to catch an alleged North Auburn prowler, but to no avail. Auburn resident Rhonda Payne said sh ...