Placer County Sheriff's Department

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 ...

County spent $4.8 million on overtime

Placer County spent more than $4.8 million on paid overtime to employees in 2008 during a year of budget cutbacks and layoffs. The Sheriff’s Department spent more than $3.1 milli ...