Crime

Crime Log

Preventing Parisian terror in Placer County

Placer County law enforcement leaders say the threat of terror, as underlined by the attacks in Paris, has dramatically changed their operations. There is stepped-up training and ...

Placer County’s death row inmates wait as debate swirls

A recent photo from San Quentin State Prison shows David Rundle no longer the young man tried, convicted and sentenced to death in Placer County for the murders of two women almost ...

State grant helps Placer County better monitor high-risk DUI offenders

  Felony and repeat misdemeanor DUI offenders are over-represented in traffic crashes involving alcohol and other drugs, often with tr ...

Nine-year prison term for Meadow Vistan in Silk Road pot-by-mail scheme

Linked to a ‘dark-web” online marketplace to sell mail-order pot, a Meadow Vista man is starting a nine-year federal prison sentence on a marijuana-dealing conviction a ...

Guilty plea in $17 million fraud case

A web of bogus transactions that came unraveled as federal investigators moved in has led to a guilty plea on fraud charges by the United Auburn Indian Community’s former tri ...

Guilty plea in United Auburn Indian Community fraud case

A Newcastle man – 48-year-old Gregory Scott Baker – pleaded guilty today to conspiring to launder money and commit mail fraud in a multi-million-dollar theft from the U ...

Placer County’s car theft task force hits heists hard

Here are five takeaways from this week’s Board of Supervisors meeting 1. The motorist-funded Placer Regional Auto Theft Task Force recovered 111 of the 212 vehicles it opene ...

Bedroom intruder stabs Weimar man in head

A Weimar man woke up to a nightmare – an intruder stabbing him in the head with a knife. The stabbing took place early Friday morning and followed a report minutes earlier f ...

North Auburn homeless shelter: ‘Mistakes made’ before assault by outsider

A different version than the Sheriff’s Office report is emerging in the case of a man arrested for assault with a deadly weapon at the North Auburn homeless shelter. The arr ...

Man assaulted with tree branch at North Auburn homeless shelter

  An Auburn transient is behind bars on suspicion of attacking and injuring another transient with a tree branch while both were staying at the North Auburn homeless shelter. ...

Wave of Cool-area burglaries sparks warnings

 A rash of break-ins in the Cool area has some residents of the rural community on the other side of the American River canyon from Auburn on edge. In the community’s c ...

One year later: A time to remember Detective Mike Davis Jr. in Auburn

Under the shade of a massive, live oak in a South Auburn cul-de-sac, Detective Mike Davis’ memory is kept alive by a neighborhood that can’t forget his ultimate sacrifi ...

Phony PG&E calls spur Placer County scam alert

First it was a caller purportedly from the Sheriff’s Office saying that the person who had just picked up the phone needed to resolve outstanding warrants for face arrest. N ...

North Auburn barbecue place burned by catering trailer theft

A North Auburn barbecue eatery has taken a direct financial hit from the theft of its catering trailer. The theft of the trailer from outside Bam Dazy BBQ, 12005 Shale Ridge Road, ...

Placer sheriff seeks help in officer’s vandalized grave case

UPDATE: COLFAX - Slain Sacramento police officer Bill Bean Jr.’s grave in Colfax Cemetery has been vandalized and two badges attached to his grave marker are missing. The ba ...