Placer County Sheriff's Office

UPDATED: Placer deputy arrested in underage-sex case

  Once lauded as a hero, a Placer County deputy is facing criminal charges alleging sex with a 17-year-old girl. Placer County Sheriff’s Deputy Ken Skogen was arrested ...

Attempted kidnapping a misunderstanding

An apparent misunderstanding launched a full investigation on Wednesday when two shoppers at Dollar Tree in North Auburn thought someone was trying to kidnap their grandson. Place ...

Low water levels, crowds add danger for holiday boaters

Low water levels and the expectations of large crowds have officials preparing for a busy and potentially dangerous Fourth of July weekend on area waterways. The patriotic holiday ...

Investigation into counterfeit money results in arrest of three foothills-area suspects

Three Auburn-area residents have been arrested on suspicion of possession and passing counterfeit money in Placer County. According to a press release from the Placer County Sher ...

CCW applications spike in Placer

The demand for concealed-weapons carry permits, or CCW permits, has been on the rise in Placer County for the last several years, and a strain on the federal background system i ...

Placer County Sheriff’s Office reloads

By the numbers: Making bullets count 138,500 – Rounds of ammunition the Placer County Sheriff’s Office is buying this year. 220 – Sworn law enforcement officers ...

Search continues for missing boaters

Search and recovery efforts resumed Monday after four Sacramento men went missing after a boating accident over the weekend at Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. California State ...

Sheriff’s liaison works with homeless in North Auburn

Placer County sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Zender knows almost every member of the North Auburn homeless community by name. As the department’s liaison with the area&rsqu ...

Sheriff’s office to let kids Ride With Pride

Placer County sheriff’s Lt. Kevin Borden said he helped found Ride With Pride, the department’s longest-running community program, 22 years ago as a way to bridge the g ...

Woman stops traffic, reportedly stabs self in the neck

Traffic was stopped on Highway 49 for a time Tuesday morning after a woman reportedly ran into the middle of the road and began repeatedly stabbing herself in the neck with a knife ...