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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 ...

20-year prison term for King Fire arsonist

Wayne Allen Huntsman’s guilty plea Friday to arson charges in the 2014 King Fire has put him put him behind bars for a 20 years. But the door isn’t shut on massive imp ...

$64.3M cost estimate for new Placer morgue, crime lab

A study released Tuesday estimates the cost for Placer County to build a new morgue and crime lab at $64.3 million. It’s also identifying the best site for the building woul ...

Placer Sheriff says ‘no’ to open-container ban

Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner says no new open container regulations are needed. Bonner said that the Sheriff’s Office has reviewed the law and believes the current statut ...

Arrest after auto theft, marathon chase to Foresthill area

A Sacramento man was behind bars Monday after a stolen car was pursued by police from Auburn to east of Foresthill. The incident started shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday after office ...

Accused cop killer case OK’d for trial

SACRAMENTO – A judged ruled Wednesday that the murder case against Luis Bracamontes can proceed to trial. The decision by Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Steve White ...

Hearing reveals more details of detective’s slaying in Auburn

SACRAMENTO – Details of a gun battle in a quiet south Auburn neighborhood and subsequent shooting death of a Placer County sheriff’s detective emerged Tuesday at the pr ...

FBI links Bad Breath Bandit robbery spree to Georgetown stickup

The FBI says a Georgetown bank is the latest victim of the Bad Breath Bandit – a serial stickup artist who has hit seven financial institutions in the last two years. As the ...

Shooting, burning murders were climax to broader storm of violence

The arrest of Joshua Daniel Smith last week forced East Roseville to revisit one of the most ominous crimes in the city’s recent history, involving two men being shot in the ...

UPDATE: Suspect in shooting, burning murders had been arrested 11 times before

The crime that has been haunting East Roseville’s sense of security for more than 10 months came into focus Thursday afternoon, after Placer County Sheriff’s detectives ...

Statewide decoy operation success

Agents from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and Officers from approximately 80 local Police and Sheriff’s Departments arrested over 400 individu ...