Crime

Crime Log

Placer rates as one of the safest places to live in CA

Placer County remains one of the safest places to live in California, according to law enforcement officials. Gold Country Media looked into how different communities stack up wi ...

Placer Sheriff counts 71 ICE jail requests

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office fielded 71 requests in 2017 from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for release information on jail inmates living in the country ill ...

Arrests in trestle debris dumps onto autos

For more than a month, the California Highway Patrol fielded reports of rocks, chunks of concrete, scrap metal - even a water heater - being tossed into Interstate 80 traffic. It ...

Man dodges bullet; Recyclables ripoff; Safecracker foiled

Rayshane Olivie Sipert, a 32-year-old Sacramento transient, was arrested outside the Granite Bay Walmart on Douglas Boulevard on suspicion of theft, possession of drug paraphernali ...

Q&A: With new Auburn Police Chief Ryan Kinnan

Taking the oath of office today, new Auburn Police Chief Ryan Kinnan comes from Citrus Heights, one of the newest cities in the state, to one of the oldest. Kinnan was sworn in la ...

Sheriff’s arrest thieves wanted in Placer County

Placer County detectives captured two criminals on Nov. 16, both wanted for burglary throughout Placer County, according to law enforcement officials. Ronald James Kaestner II 45 ...

Bump key arrest; Target sneak thief; More

Nov. 14 Katie Lynn Tadena, 34, of Roseville was arrested on suspicion of possession of meth. The arrest took place at Atkinson Street and Booth Road in Roseville. A 33-year-old M ...

Placer County Probation Department monitors high-risk, repeat DUI offenders

  The Placer County Probation Department was awarded a $97,821 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to ensure that high-risk, repeat DUI (driving under the i ...

Two Placer Sheriff’s Office veterans lauded

One was a Placer County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant who helped start the Ride With Pride event held every summer that brings kids together with horses — and has put a h ...

Store roof break-ins; Dollar Tree purse snatch; More

Nov. 9 Robert Lee Roark II, 61, of Colfax was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest took pl ...

Crime In Your Community: Sprint tower theft; Gold-laden sand pile missing; More

  Oct. 30 Rose Ann Miller Lathum, 34, of Merced was arrested in the 2200-block of North Auburn’s Grass Valley Highway on suspicion of being under the influence of a co ...

Four OD’s at Auburn park

Four people overdosed at an Auburn Recreation District’s Regional Park in North Auburn on Wednesday. According to the Placer County Sheriff&rsq ...

Gang gear, handgun, weed seized in North Auburn arrest

An early morning check of a suspicious vehicle in a notorious North Auburn parking lot led to the arrest of a Grass Valley man on a laundry list of charges — from possession ...

Placer jail-bed count to drop in North Auburn

Placer County’s North Auburn jail will soon have fewer beds for inmates. But the drop isn’t as drastic as initially planned. The Board of Supervisors OK’d a shi ...

Stereos targeted, chains cut on gate

Stereo-navigation system units on new cars on the Auburn Toyota lot were the targets in a plus-$100,000 theft. In all, 25 units were stolen in an overnight break-in last week at t ...