Placer County Sheriff's Office

Fear prompting rise in Auburn gun sales?

Fear of home invasion and personal safety are leading more Auburnites to buy guns, but residents have mixed feelings about gun ownership. Billy Prior, of Auburn Outdoor Sports on ...

Mobile home burglaries surprise residents

Some residents of an Auburn neighborhood were startled last week by a string of burglaries and attempted thefts that included a neighbor watching another neighbor’s stolen pickup ...

Alleged female burglar turns herself in

The youngest member of an alleged Auburn-area burglary ring is in custody after a two-week manhunt by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. Amanda Marie Jojo, 21, of Colfax, turne ...

Lincoln residents facing felonies after Auburn motel shooting

Two Lincoln residents are still in jail after a shooting in Auburn’s Super 8 Motel that left one man injured. Placer County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the motel Sunday ni ...

Applegate man sentenced to 121 years for attempted cop murder

A man convicted of multiple counts of attempted murder of a peace officer was sentenced Wednesday to more than 121 years in state prison. Close to 25 Placer County Sheriff’s dep ...

Alleged burglary ringleader facing new charge

An Auburn man arrested for the burglary of several North Auburn homes and cars parked at Auburn State Recreation Area trailheads is facing a new charge. Detective Jim Hudson, of th ...

Colfax man arrested for beating man with flashlight

A Colfax man was released from jail this week after he was arrested in a road-rage incident that allegedly turned into a flashlight beating. Jeremy Michael Asquith is no longer i ...

Alleged local burglars face their days in court

Four local residents charged with burglary of North Auburn homes and cars parked at trailheads are facing upcoming court dates. Last week the Placer County Sheriff’s Office arre ...

Toddler dies after falling into Placer County canal

An 18-month-old boy died today after falling into a canal near Colfax while walking with his stepmother. The boy - identified by the Placer County Sheriff's Office as Zachary Math ...

Ordinance would require rabies shots, reporting

Auburn veterinarians may have to report dog rabies vaccinations in the future. Police Chief Valerie Harris gave the first reading at Monday night’s City Council meeting of a pot ...

Female burglary ring nabbed with thousands in local loot

Four local residents are facing charges of numerous resident and car burglaries, including cars parked at Auburn trailheads. The ring of alleged burglars includes four women and ...

Woman arrested for stealing, reselling $6,000 in toothbrushes

A Citrus Heights woman is no longer in custody after she was caught for allegedly stealing more than $6,000 in Raley’s oral hygiene merchandise and then reselling it online. Juli ...

Bicyclist finds man’s body in car

The body of a Meadow Vista man whose family posted his missing person information at AuburnJournal.com was found Tuesday morning. A bicyclist discovered Gary Rosebush, 67, inside ...

32 new laptops stolen from school

Placer Sheriff’s officials are asking for help in finding 32 brand new laptops that were stolen from a Newcastle school over the weekend. On Wednesday, Sheriff’s spokeswoman D ...

Missing ATV rider found dead

Searchers discovered the body today of a man missing since Saturday in the rugged, isolated Robinson Flat area, northeast of Foresthill. The body of Jamie Michael Lewis, 51, was l ...