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Suspects at large from two Auburn bank robberies in two days

A man who robbed a North Auburn bank by claiming to have a bomb was still at large today. The robbery Saturday was the second in the Auburn area in two days. The man, who wore dark ...

Placer County’s new $4 million chopper airborne in turbulent fiscal times

It’s a new recruit. But for Placer County Sheriff’s Department chief pilot, it’s has already had its mettle tested and proved its worth. Sgt. Van Bogardus was at the contro ...

No flu-based jail-visit restrictions in Placer County

Unlike the state prison system and some other California counties, Placer County Jail was allowing visitors Tuesday in the face of swine flu concerns. Capt. George Malim, jail com ...

Escapee captured after citizens tackle him

A Placer County Jail inmate’s escape came to an end when a few alert citizens tackled him to the ground Wednesday afternoon. David Lee Todd, 49, thwarted two deputies who were ...