Placer County Sheriff's Department

Divers suspend search for missing swimmer

Rescuers have suspended the search for an Auburn man who disappeared Saturday while swimming in the American River. However, the Placer County Sheriff’s Department is continuin ...

County sheriff enters not guilty plea for shots fired

Placer County Sheriff Lt. John Savage’s attorney William Rapoport entered a not guilty plea in court Tuesday on Savage’s behalf for a misdemeanor charge of negligent discharge ...

Butane caused apartment blast

Investigators determined a process called “honey oil extraction” caused the Auburn Court Apartment explosion last Tuesday. Lt. Jeffrey Ausnow, Placer sheriff’s public infor ...

No arrests in Auburn apartment blast

The investigation continues, but no arrests have been made after a chemical explosion sparked a fire in an Auburn apartment this week. On Thursday, Lt. Jeff Ausnow with the Place ...

Placer Sheriff’s Night Out receives honor

Neighborhood Watch groups can take credit for a recent Sheriff’s Department honor. The Placer County Sheriff’s Department was honored for ranking in the top 15 of 2009 Nationa ...

Sheriff opens two service stations in Tahoe

Two new Placer County Sheriff’s ski resort service stations are now open. The stations were opened at no cost to the department through a partnership with Northstar and Squaw Va ...

County sheriff deputy arrested for DUI

Placer County Sheriff’s Deputy John Caliguire of Rocklin was arrested under suspicion of driving under the influence, according to authorities. About 9 a.m. on Nov. 7, Rocklin ...

What good was calling 911?

As years go by and spending goes up, our local county law enforcement seems to be getting more lackadaisical as time goes by. I am a bartender in Foresthill and on June 30 I have n ...

Woman who reportedly stole childhood friend’s identity held without bail

A woman who reportedly used her childhood friend’s name when she was arrested was being held without bail as of Friday. Heather Michelle Jones was arrested on charges of false ...

Luxury Auburn home used as Craigslist scam bait

When Auburn’s Bruce and Gretchen Harshman put their upscale North Auburn house on the market three weeks ago, the last thing they were expecting was to have it turn up as bait in ...

Sheriff’s Department has refined the art of wasting our money

A $4 million helicopter, for what? I completely agree with Scott Barow (Reader Input, May 3) that we don’t need either helicopter and both should be sold ASAP! All the other extr ...

County needs to help poor, not buy expensive toys

Placer County is spending $4 million on a helicopter. Is something wrong with this decision? While many face economic hardship they want to spend money this way. Wouldn’t this m ...

Fundraiser helps those who solved girl's murder

Vanderschoot fundraiser Info Box: What: Fourth annual fundraiser to benefit the Placer County Sheriff’s Department When: 5-11 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Gold Country ...

Local arrests put focus on increasing problem of abuse and theft of controlled narcotic OxyContin

With a street value ranging from $15 to $40 a tablet, it’s no wonder thefts of the controlled substance OxyContin are on the rise. Placer County Undersheriff Devon Bell said that ...

Gang violence sparks residents’ concerns

Auburn residents are rightfully concerned about recent gang violence in the Auburn Greens. Last week 25 people were involved in a brawl that left five with stab wounds, one who ma ...