Crime

Crime Log

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 ...

Stolen backhoe recovered on Foresthill Road

A backhoe was recovered Sunday close to where it was stolen on Foresthill Road. But the theft suspect was able to disappear into the forest after attempting to make a getaway whil ...

Auburn Elementary break-in breakthrough

The case of two weekend burglaries at Auburn Elementary School in North Auburn has apparently been cracked. And a couple of teenage boys are identified as the perpetrators. The P ...

Arrest in Georgetown Jeepers Jamboree HQ burglary

One suspect is in custody and another being sought after a break-in at the Jeepers Jamboree USA headquarters in Georgetown was caught on camera. El Dorado County sheriff’s d ...

Missing $50k loader found in Ophir

The case of the gigantic missing machine has been solved. A 40,000-pound loader that went missing from Hungry Hollow Road in Lincoln turned up a week later about 8 miles away in O ...

Four years, eight months in Foresthill Road crash death

ROSEVILLE – More than 20 family members and friends of a woman killed in a Foresthill Road crash witnessed the sentencing Monday of the driver of the other vehicle to a four- ...