Crime

Crime Log

Placer part of statewide sex trafficking crackdown

Placer Special Investigations Unit took part in a statewide operation combating human trafficking. As part of a regional effort, the multi-agency task force, that includes Sheriff ...

Local heroes honored by Sheriff Bell

Two local Placer County heroes were honored Monday morning at the Placer County Sheriff’s Office headquarters in Auburn. Isabel Pierce and Tyler Metildi were honored ...

Thieves get creative in mail thefts

In a new twist in local mail thievery, bolts anchoring a rural Auburn cluster mailbox were removed and the whole box was taken away. The theft took place along Baxter Grade Road. ...

Routine traffic stop leads to drug bust

What seemed like a routine traffic stop in Rocklin nearly two weeks ago turned out to be more serious. Placer County deputies arrested Jamie Sheldonbrian, 20, of Auburn and Bryso ...

South Placer Shooting Suspect caused I-80 collisions

Initial 9-1-1 calls at about 7 p.m. Jan. 15 reported a man driving his Dodge pick-up truck recklessly in a Newcastle parking lot, where about 14 gunshots were heard, according to P ...

Parking assault arrest; Store vandalized: More

Jan. 6 Ivan Alekseyevich Kochuboy, 42, of Sacramento was arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property. The arrest took place in thee 9000-block of Crater Hill Road. Wes ...

Appreciating our law enforcement every day

We often don’t think of what it’s like to be a police or sheriff’s officer as we go about our daily lives. Probably 99 percent of us are oblivious to the dangers ...

Placer K-9 survives gunshot wound

A veteran K-9 officer, with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office for six years, was shot by Tuesday night’s shooter. When the shooter, Stanley Stepanski III, was located ...

Yolo County police shooting hits home in Placer County

The Jan. 10 fatal shooting of Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona 43 miles from here has many residents sad and in shock. It also hits home to Placer County residents. On Dec. 12, ...

One victim killed Tuesday by South Placer shooter

UPDATED AT 1:30 P.M. ON THURSDAY Stanley Stepanski III, of Florence, Montana was the shooter in Tuesday’s deadly shooting spree that left one victim dead, another victim in ...

DUI bike rider; Felon with shotgun; More

Dec. 31 Marques Nicole Hawley, 25, of Concord, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The turnover for arrest to the California Highway Patr ...

Rural Placer drug lab arrestees ID'd

Two Foresthill men were identified today as suspects arrested after a butane honey oil lab explosion on a rural Placer County property. Kenneth Dodson and James Dale Jacques, both ...

Arrests in widespread check-fraud scheme

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says it has shut down a widespread fraudulent check-cashing operation, made two arrests and expects to take more suspects into custody. Th ...

Auburn hotel: Police asked us for help

A sweep that netted more than a dozen arrests linked to prostitution allegations received full cooperation from the hotel, the Auburn Holiday Inn manager said. The arrests were ou ...

Placer hazing complaint goes to police

The Auburn Police Department has been brought into an investigation of alleged hazing involving the Placer High School junior varsity boys basketball team. Police Lt. Victor Pecor ...