Placer County Sheriff's Office

Drunken, bloody brawl lands two in jail

Two men were arrested after one spit on a deputy and another smashed a glass on someone’s head in a drunken Squaw Valley brawl. Woodrow Wilson Taylor, of Tahoe City, and Mark A ...

Older neighbor pins woman to a tree

A 78-year-old Auburn woman remained behind bars Wednesday after she allegedly pinned her neighbor to a tree. Joanne Marie Weaver has not yet posted her $20,000 bail after she was ...

Laser pointer leads to four-year prison term

A Rocklin man is expected to spend the next four years in prison for pointing a laser beam at a helicopter. Jamie Allen Downie, 35, was sentenced Friday after he pleaded guilty t ...

Standoff ends

LOOMIS – A five-hour standoff in Loomis ended Friday after deputies shot off rounds of tear gas and brought a struggling suspect. Clinton Culpepper, 29, of Loomis reportedly con ...

Parolee asks to flush marijuana

An Auburn man allegedly tried to “flush” away his criminal evidence after he was caught violating his parole terms. Charlie Gerard Burke, 36, remains in Placer County Jail on ...

Pajama pants, iPods hot items for thieves

From a $10 pair of pajama pants to more than $800 in electronics, Auburn area stores lost various merchandise last week thanks to stick hands. A blonde-hair woman estimated to be ...

K-9 finds 5 pounds of marijuana in train luggage

A Placer Sheriff’s German Shepherd stopped a Colorado man’s homebound train trip in its tracks after he sniffed out the man’s marijuana stash. Daniel Ray Vialpando, 27, rem ...

Police chase stirs up quiet neighborhood

A police pursuit for a man claiming to be with the FBI broke the silence of a quiet Auburn neighborhood Monday morning. Amy Nelson, who lives on the corner Finley Street and Lind ...

Vehicle hit pedestrian on Highway 49

A vehicle reportedly hit a pedestrian on Highway 49 in Auburn Wednesday night, according to early dispatch reports. Placer County Sheriff’s and California Highway Patrol dispat ...

Man allegedly bilks $13,500 from 87-year-old

A Roseville man is behind bars after allegedly bilking an 87-year-old Auburn woman out of $13,500. Leron Anthony Stephenson, 30, was arrested on charges of elder abuse, operating ...

‘Justine’s Fund’ makes $17,000 in donations to law enforcement, District Attorney

Local law enforcement received a combined $17,000 from a memorial fund named in honor of a Christian Valley murder victim. The Placer County District Attorney’s Office and its V ...

Bullet through apartment narrowly misses neighbor

Monday night Breshnev Lopez was supposed to be working. Instead, he was lying on the floor of his Loomis apartment and telling a 911 dispatcher a gunshot had just been fired thro ...

Man jailed after taking 10-year-old on car chase from police

A Loomis man remains in jail after he allegedly took a 10-year-old boy on a 47-mile car run from police. Robert Christopher Reynolds, 36, was arrested Christmas Day on felony cha ...

Taser, dog bite don’t stop Loomis man

Despite being bit by a police dog, shot with a Taser stun gun and hit by a deputy’s baton, it took a sergeant tackling him to the ground to apprehend a Loomis man. Rhett David ...

Former boyfriend said he doesn’t know what happened

Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series on the disappearance of Alma “Violet” Root 30 years ago. Scot Petschek hasn’t seen his former girlfriend in 30 year ...