Placer County Sheriff's Office

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 ...

Sheriff’s Office places 12th in U.S. in National Night Out event

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office placed 12th out of 16,124 communities in a nationwide competition to determine who hosted the best 2013 National Night Out Event, which is ...

Man arrested in Lake Tahoe business burglaries

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man in connection with burglaries of numerous businesses in the Kings Beach area of North Lake Tahoe. North Lake Tahoe stat ...

Placer County bracing for possible flu outbreak

Influenza has claimed the lives of three Sacramento County residents since the start of 2014 and continues to spread regionally, with WebMD.com reporting a “moderate to sever ...

Sheriff’s helicopter, K-9 search for man in Auburn neighborhood

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office used its helicopter and a police dog while searching for a suspect who allegedly fled from a deputy patrolling at 11 p.m. Thursday in the F ...

2 arrested after attempted traffic stop leads to chase

A man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly leading several law enforcement agencies on a chase from Auburn to Newcastle. Auburn police Officer Joe Almeida tried to stop the dri ...

Hung-over driving just as dangerous as drunken driving

Wednesday marks the beginning of a new year and, for some Placer County residents, the start of an overly celebratory hangover. Two recent European studies show that hung-over dri ...

For tipsy New Year’s revelers, a lifeline

Ringing in the new year usually involves the celebratory consumption of alcoholic beverages, but thanks to a program coordinated by AAA Northern California, inebriated Placer Count ...

Shots fired at deputy in stolen-car chase

Two men were being held without bail on a host of charges Monday after a stolen-car chase in which shots were fired at pursuing deputies and a special team was called in to flush a ...

Local law enforcement to compete in Battle of the Badges

The Salvation Army Battle of the Badges fundraising event will kick off Thursday, and the California Highway Patrol and Auburn Police Department have their sights set on beating ou ...

Shop With a Cop rewards students’ accomplishments

Seven law enforcement agencies came together early Saturday morning to reward area children with a holiday shopping spree worth $250.  The 65 children were selected to partici ...

Auburn residents stay safe during weekend storm

Despite the snow that hit town Saturday and the ongoing cold snap, Auburn residents remained relatively safe over the weekend. Besides a house fire on Meyer Lane near Mount Vernon ...

Keep your house safe during the holidays

Vacationing, gift-giving and sale-shopping are at the forefront of many individuals’ minds this time of year, but local law enforcement cautions that personal safety should a ...

Anti-panhandling campaign continues in Auburn

Thanksgiving Eve generally brings large numbers of people out to shop for last-minute groceries, which is why Auburn Police Chief John Ruffcorn, Mayor Kevin Hanley, Vice Mayor Brid ...

Placer County Crime Stoppers offers anonymity, cash rewards

Placer County Crime Stoppers has been offering an outlet for Auburn residents to anonymously report crime since 1998. The organization, which is a collaboration between law enforc ...