Placer County Sheriff's Office

Man arrested after domestic dispute goes public

An Auburn man was jailed Tuesday after he reportedly chased his half-dressed girlfriend through a busy intersection. Kyle Robert Farthing, 22, was arrested on domestic violence ch ...

Purse snatcher, getaway driver arrested

With help from a high school classmate who recognized him and other witnesses, sheriff’s deputies arrested a man who allegedly swiped a woman’s purse midday Monday. Josh Tuck ...

Thief snatches purse at Auburn bank

A woman’s purse reportedly containing her business deposits was snatched at an Auburn bank Monday. And despite a trail of people running after the thief, the suspect was not ca ...

Casino shoplifter led police on high-speed chase

A Lincoln woman is sitting in jail after she led law enforcement on a high-speed chase that ended with a crash in Auburn. Sherry Sensabaugh-Rhodes of Lincoln, was ineligible for b ...

49 Fire, behind the scenes: Meet the people who took your 911 call

Phones were lighting up nonstop, people were eating while they worked, and outside, a plume of smoke was rising through Auburn. But for all the dispatchers knew on Aug. 30, 2009, t ...

Police searching for bank robber

Auburn Police and Placer Sheriff’s Deputies are searching for a man who reportedly robbed a bank late Friday morning. The man appears to be in his 70s, and was last seen wearin ...

Alleged canal jumper not found

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office did not find a body after receiving a call Tuesday evening regarding a man jumping into Auburn’s Wise Canal. The call came in at 5:05 p.m., ...

Crash that killed two under investigation

Investigations are ongoing in a plane crash near Emigrant Gap that killed two people. A hiker found the plane Friday, and by 2 p.m. a California Highway Patrol aircraft confirmed ...

Armed robbery foiled

Three adults, who robbed the Colfax Chevron station early Tuesday morning, were caught just minutes later by California Highway Patrol officers on Interstate 80 near Truckee. Plac ...

Fight sends one to hospital with stab wounds

A dispute over a girlfriend reportedly escalated into violence Friday, sending one man to the hospital with multiple stab wounds and another to jail for attempted murder, though it ...

Trial begins for alleged ‘cop killer’

A “cop killer” tied to Hell’s Angels, or a man protecting his friends and family? In the trial of David Virgo, arrested four years ago after a shootout, a prosecutor Monday ...

Increase in graffiti concerns business

An increase in graffiti vandalism in the North Auburn area has caught law enforcement’s attention and has at least one local business owner worried about the future look of the c ...

No one found after police swarm neighborhood

No one was found in a home involved in a possible burglary Thursday morning At about 11:08 a.m., Auburn Police received a 911 call from April Wong, the daughter of the owners of a ...

DA declines to file case against deputy whose daughter died in accidental shooting

The District Attorney’s Office will not file charges against a deputy whose toddler accidentally shot herself in April. On Friday, Karin Bjork, supervising deputy district attor ...

Police: Auburn gas station users safe

After news last week of credit card skimming devices found in an Auburn gas pump, investigators are saying that the device was caught just in time. Detective Jim Hudson with the ...