Crime

Crime Log

Placer deputies bust giant 20,000-plant Gold Run pot grow

A huge plantation of 20,000 marijuana plants in Gold Run is now history after discovery and eradication of its multi-million-dollar crop by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office ...

Media Life: Auburn’s Top 5 All-Time Worst Villains

Placer County has had its share of crime and criminals, but who are the baddest of the bad guys? This Top 5 list provides a glimpse into some of the most heinous crimes committed ...

Crime in Your Community: Auburn jail pruno bust, mom rescues stolen bike, 15K jewel theft

May 13 Terry Lee Hoffman, 34, a transient, was arrested at Plaza Way and Gateway Court in North Auburn on a charge of resisting a peace officer. A man was reportedly standing in t ...

State, federal officials to Placer: Ban all outdoor, indoor grows

Placer County supervisors faced down more opposition Tuesday to efforts that could result in taxing and regulating medical pot grows – this time from Congressman Doug LaMalfa ...

Crime in Your Community: Newcastle burglary, theft at Auburn golf course, computer scam

May 9 Jeffrey Lee Freeman, 21, a transient, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a switchblade knife and drug paraphernalia. The arrest took place at the corner of Education ...

Wrong-way driver on I-80: What would you do?

Sheriff’s deputies stopped late at night at the Newcastle park-and-ride watched the bizarre, frightening U-turn in real time as it happened on Interstate 80. And when it was ...

$3,000 meat theft reported at Auburn eatery

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding those responsible for a costly meat burglary and vehicle theft from an Auburn restaurant l ...

Governor's Valor Medal for rescue role in North Auburn standoff

A Cal Fire employee has been awarded the Governor’s Gold Medal of Valor for his actions during a tense standoff with a barricaded subject in North Auburn. Fire Capt. Doug Ma ...

So Long Loyal Sheriff's Patrol Dog Nash

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the death of a retired patrol dog. Nash served with the Sheriff’s Office for eight years until his retirement in 2012. H ...

UPDATE: Roseville police name man who killed himself in SWAT standoff

The man who triggered an hours-long standoff Wednesday in Roseville before taking his own life has been identified as 46-year-old Travis Swol. Police recently announced that Swol w ...

Retired Placer sheriff’s lieutenant to be honored

Retired Placer County sheriff’s lieutenant John Weaver is being honored at this year’s State of the Community event in Auburn with the Placer County Award. Weaver reti ...

Three arrests at rural Auburn cannabis oil lab

A “knock and talk” inspection at a rural Auburn house to determine compliance with medical marijuana laws has led to three arrests connected to the discovery of a honey ...

Placer supes reject video visits bids

Placer County isn’t logging off on its current inmate video visitation contractor. The Board of Supervisors followed a recommendation from staff Tuesday to reject proposals ...

Shots fired, arrest in grocery store parking lot road rage incident

An El Dorado County man is in jail after what officials are calling a road rage incident with shots fired in a grocery store parking lot. According to the El Dorado County Sheriff ...

Placer Union High School District embraces distance learning

A student at Foresthill High School who wants to take as many Advanced Placement classes as possible will no longer have to transfer to Placer. In fact, more classes will be availa ...