Crime

Stolen-auto driver flees in North Auburn

A passenger was held at gunpoint by a deputy while a driver of a stolen car fled into the night Sunday in North Auburn. The incident took place Sunday evening along Shale Ridge Ro ...

Sheridan murder suspect’s state hospital placement still on hold

A Placer County judge is asking state hospital officials to admit accused murderer Ana Bejenariu within a month or provide an explanation for what is now a two-month delay in her p ...

Del Oro football club embezzler gets jail time

Nine months after she turned herself in at Placer County Jail, the former president of the Del Oro Junior Eagles Football Cheer Club was sentenced Tuesday to jail time, probation a ...

Ex-Cal Fire chief could soon face trial on drug charge

Placer County Superior Court proceedings in a drug case involving a former Cal Fire battalion chief in North Auburn have been put on hold until April 6. Ronald Ray Wright was to h ...

Super Bowl picks: Free ride home vs. patrol car ride to jail?

Auburn Super Bowl celebrants have two good reasons to not drink and drive. No. 1. The California Highway Patrol and other law-enforcement agencies in Placer County and the Auburn ...

Shooting suspects detained in Rocklin cleared of all charges

Rocklin residents who watched a cavalcade of patrol cars surround two men along Sierra College Boulevard on Jan. 16 can rest easier knowing reports that a law enforcement officer w ...

Arrest made in tire-popping probe at Auburn seniors mobilehome park

For at least five years, Woodside Village Senior Mobile Home Park in North Auburn has been plagued by someone puncturing tires. In the past month, the rash of vandalism has only g ...

Electric cart heist putters out on Auburn's Highway 49

It was one wild, slow ride on a not-so-hot set of wheels. A low-speed, high-profile pursuit on Highway 49 ended with the arrest of a suspect on suspicion of stealing an electric c ...

It’s time to apply for civilian sheriff’s academy

Reservations are now being taken for the Placer County Sheriff Office’s Community Awareness Academy, which offers an inside look at the law enforcement agency. Attendees are ...

Placer, Nevada counties involved in Gov. Brown pardons

Two Nevada County residents are part of a roster of 104 people issued pardons by Gov. Jerry Brown. And Placer County’s court system played a roll in another, as Brown contin ...

Questions remain after Auburn shootout leaves suspect dead

The investigation continued Monday into a standoff and shootout at a North Auburn home that left the suspect dead from a gunshot inside the burning Kemper Oaks Court house. The s ...

Standoff, shootout at North Auburn house leaves suspect dead

A suspect who fired more than 100 rounds from his North Auburn residence over four hours was shot dead Sunday by a Placer County Sheriff’s Office deputy returning fire. A sh ...

State hospital ordered for Sheridan woman in murder case

A Sheridan woman’s mental-health state won’t allow her to stand trial in the near future on a murder charge in connection with the stabbing death of her mother. Instea ...

State hospital stay extended for woman who shot her mother

A woman involved in the shooting death of her mother at an Auburn church 14 years ago will remain in a state hospital, a Placer County Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday. Tara L ...

Gold Run CHP arrest elusive Butte County shooting suspect

Gold Run California Highway Patrol officers are receiving praise for quick work in safely arresting a 17-year-old who had been sought for almost a month as a suspect in a Butte Cou ...