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 ...