Placer County Sheriff's Office

Springtime water can be deadly

With this week’s recent heat wave many Auburn residents are heading to local waterways in an attempt to escape the rising mercury. However, swimming in springtime can be pote ...

Rare bike stolen from Auburn shop

The theft of a $9,000 bike from an Auburn shop last week has other local retailers taking measures to make sure expensive merchandise is not snatched up by stealthy thieves. The c ...

Formerly homeless man helps clean up encampments

Former homeless man Eric “Cowboy” Pace and a crew of volunteers have been spending their Saturdays cleaning up area transient camps in an effort to eventually find a pe ...

Deadly chase started in Auburn

A pursuit that began in Auburn ended Wednesday with a violent car crash that killed two people near the Antelope area of Sacramento. Lt. Victor Pecoraro of the Auburn Police Depar ...

Missing runner rescued: ‘I’m grateful’

A Modesto man who had been missing for two days – and who spent two nights outside, in minimal running clothes during a snowstorm – was rescued Tuesday. Search crews f ...

Search continues near Foresthill for missing Modesto man

FORESTHILL — Search crews set out amid the rain and snow Monday and continued to look for Robert Root, 55, of Modesto, who vanished a day earlier while running with a group o ...

Reader input: ‘Class act’ is an understatement

After more than 50 years on the Monterey Peninsula, I moved to Auburn three years ago. Last night, I completed the Community Awareness Academy put on by the Placer County Sheriff&r ...

Man arrested in motorcycle theft after chase

An Auburn man was arrested Monday after allegedly fleeing from Placer County sheriff’s deputies on a stolen motorcycle. Daniel Joseph Hubanks, 33, was riding a dirt bike wit ...

Airport Business Park irked by rise in crime

Richard Anderson, a prominent Auburn businessman, told the City Council this week that members of the Auburn Airport Business Park Association are up in arms over a perceived incre ...

Lockdown of Colfax schools lifted; no gunman or guns found

COLFAX -- Colfax Elementary and Colfax High School went into lockdown Wednesday afternoon after students reported seeing a gunman coming toward campus. Lt. John Poretti o ...