Placer County Sheriff's Office

Alleged counterfeiters wanted by Sheriff’s Office

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is asking the community to look out for two alleged counterfeiters. Sacramento residents Aimee Taylor, 27, and Brandie Smith, 26, are wanted f ...

Purse snatcher killed in police shootout

A man accused of stealing several purses from Auburn grocery stores was killed in a police shootout. Neahmiah Johnson, 29, of Washington was killed March 11 in a shooting inciden ...

Duo keeping area's cold cases alive

Don Pollock and Nuno Tavares spend their days trying to solve mysteries. More specifically, they’re hoping to solve cold cases in Placer County.Pollock, a detective with the Plac ...

Homeless camp trash riles neighbor

Auburn resident Aaron Campbell was upset Tuesday when he went to take out the trash and saw something ugly floating in the creek that runs next to his condominium complex. “I s ...

Alleged identity thieves facing multiple felony charges

Two Sacramento residents are out of custody on bail after allegedly stealing the identities of 20 Placer and Sacramento counties residents. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office ar ...

Citizens demand answers after mistrial

Nearly a month after a hung jury in the shots fired case against Placer County Sheriff Lt. John Savage and intense interest by readers, authorities are now answering questions abou ...

Two Auburn teens arrested on kidnapping charges

Two Auburn teens are out on bail after they were arrested on kidnapping charges by Nevada County law enforcement. Dylan Taylor Chavoya, 18, and Soloman Michael Rigney, 19, were e ...

21-year-old burglar facing 270 days in jail

A local burglar is facing 270 days in jail for multiple felonies. Colfax resident Amanda Marie Jojo, 21, pleaded no contest Tuesday to possession of methamphetamine, second-degree ...

ID theft victim ‘tickled’ by arrest

A Florida man feels like he can finally get his identity back after years of trying to prove he wasn’t a wanted felon on parole. Larry Smith said he was “tickled to death” t ...

Auburn man arrested after using Florida man’s ID for 17 years

Placer County detectives arrested an Auburn transient who one labeled an “identity theft pioneer” after he had been posing as a Florida resident for the past 17 years. On Wed ...

Hung jury forces judge to dismiss Savage case

With a Roseville jury deadlocked on guilt or innocence, Judge Colleen Nichols used her authority to dismiss the case against Placer County Lt. John Savage Tuesday with no possibili ...

Colfax fight leaves gashes to forehead for one

A Colfax man is out of jail and deputies are still searching for a Dutch Flat man who was allegedly involved in a fight that involved a flashlight beating and a biting. Jacob Br ...

Reward offered for armed robbery information

Detectives are searching for an armed man who robbed an Auburn gas station and also bound the hands of newspaper delivery woman early Tuesday morning. In a release sent Thursda ...

Trial begins for deputy accused of firing gun

ROSEVILLE — The criminal trial of a Placer County Sheriff’s officer, Lt. John Savage, accused of firing his weapon outside his Rocklin home in October 2009, began in Roseville ...

Officer receives commendation after accident

A Placer County correctional officer recently received a commendation for his response to an accident. Correctional Officer Rick Kennedy recently received a letter of commendation ...