Placer County Sheriff's Office

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 ...

19-year-old, juvenile arrested in Auburn carjacking

Auburn police have arrested a 19-year-old and a juvenile who allegedly carjacked a woman Monday at the 7-Eleven at 500 Auburn Ravine Road. According to police reports, the two mal ...

1 survivor, 1 dead in plane crash near Truckee

TRUCKEE (AP) — Rescuers say one person is dead and one is alive after a single-engine plane crashed a few miles from California's Truckee Tahoe Airport. Placer C ...

Sheriff’s cars get new cameras

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is working to install 25 new in-car video cameras, which will help deputies in collecting evidence and resolving complaints. Sheriff Ed Bo ...

Foresthill teen falls 250 feet down cliff

Foresthill -- A Foresthill High School student was hanging out with friends during a break from class near Worton’s Market in Foresthill when he fell down the side of a 250-f ...

Placer deputies arrest 2 in online sex sting

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men recently, one from Auburn and the other from Citrus Heights, for allegedly seeking sexual encounters with minors online. ...

3 held in Loomis home invasion

Placer County sheriff’s deputies arrested two men and a woman Thursday afternoon in connection with an armed robbery and home invasion on Creekside Lane in Loomis. Two of the ...

For civilians, a look behind the badge

Auburn public safety officials are hosting special academies that offer non-uniformed individuals a behind the scenes look at local law enforcement. The Auburn Police Department C ...

3 held on weapons charges after Loomis chase

Three men were arrested early Friday morning after a Placer County sheriff’s deputy saw them allegedly firing guns out of a parked car in rural Loomis. The firearms -- an AR ...