Placer County Sheriff's Office

Robbery suspect arrested

A man suspected of robbing the pharmacy at Sierra Market in Colfax on May 1 was arrested in Kings Beach on Tuesday, according to a Placer County Sheriff’s Office press releas ...

Sheriff's Office boat patrol keeps on the lookout for lake hazards, emergencies

Deputies Ryan Owens and Rob Tarabetz of the Placer County Sheriff’s Office are on marine patrol at Rollins Lake every weekend until Labor Day, a job that, from a distance, ma ...

Man follows gas thief until sheriff catches up

A Roseville resident spotted a man allegedly stealing gas from a car on Livoti Avenue in the unincorporated area of Roseville in the early hours of Thursday morning, according to t ...

Deputies make arrest day after search of home in Meadow Vista

After what appeared to be a lengthy standoff at a rural Meadow Vista home Friday, Placer County Sheriff’s deputies arrested the man they were looking for in Granite Bay Satur ...

Deputies nab suspected North Auburn tool thief

A homeless man has been arrested in connection with a hoard of tools and equipment allegedly stolen from the Placer County maintenance yard. Forty-five-year-old Anthony George Pav ...

Auburn senior comes close to losing thousands in grandparent scam

It’s often-used by scamsters, well-publicized by law enforcement wishing it would just go away, but the grandparent scam is still reeling in trusting seniors. An 86-year-old ...

Brake-light outage leads to three mail-theft arrests in Penryn

A late-night traffic stop in rural Placer County uncovered a mail-theft crime spree by a trio of Sacramento women, authorities allege. Three women in a car pulled over in Penryn f ...

Agencies practice water rescues

Placer County Sheriff’s deputies and Cal Fire rescue crews worked together to remove a colleague during a swift water rescue training at the confluence of the American River ...

New law will make look-a-like guns easier to spot

A California law that requires look-a-like gun manufacturers to clearly mark their product to be clear the guns are not real weapons has at least one other state looking to do the ...

Ex-Placer County deputy pleads no contest to sex-with-a-minor charge

UPDATED: ROSEVILLE – Once lauded as a hero, an ex-Placer County sheriff’s deputy pleaded no contest Wednesday to a single felony charge of having unlawful sex with a mi ...

Placer ex-deputy’s plea could lead to no jail in sex-with-minor case

ROSEVILLE – Once lauded as a hero, an ex-Placer County sheriff’s deputy pleaded no contest today to a single felony charge of having unlawful sex with a minor. Kenneth ...

Auburn, Placer County prepare to say goodbye to fallen detective

The farewells to slain Placer County Sheriff’s Office Detective Mike Davis will be heartfelt Tuesday but the goodbyes will be hard for many of the people whose lives he touch ...

Placer, Sacramento DAs move on potential death-penalty case

SACRAMENTO – A Utah husband and wife were arraigned Tuesday on murder charges and a string of other criminal allegations revealing a crime spree that ended Friday in Auburn w ...

Shock gives way to mourning after deputy deaths

Shock is giving way to grief after the shooting deaths of two deputies – one in Auburn, the other in Sacramento – touched off a massive manhunt for their killer. The s ...

Suspect flees after crashing stolen motorcycle

A downed motorcycle on a residential street in Auburn resulted in a police search for a burglary suspect Monday afternoon. The crash happened in the 900 block of Mikkelsen Drive a ...