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Crime Log

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 ...

Auburn FedEx email scam averted but many more to be alert for

When Auburn resident Glen Cleveland checked his emails recently, one immediately stood out. The official-sounding “FedEx undeliverable parcel notification” stated Clev ...

Roseville murder suspect Beau Smith described as 'great kid'

A star receiver of prep and collegiate football, class of 2011 Roseville High graduate Beau Smith is suddenly in need of a great defense. Confined to a holding cell at the Marion ...

Ex-Placer County deputy pleads no contest to sex-with-a-minor charge

UPDATED: ROSEVILLE – Once lauded as a hero, an ex-Placer County sheriff’s deputy pleaded no contest Wednesday to a single felony charge of having unlawful sex with a mi ...

Former Roseville High football star arrested for murder

Police detectives from Salem, Ore. announced yesterday that they have arrested Beau Smith on murder charges, stemming from the violent death of a 66-year-old. Smith was a well-know ...

Placer ex-deputy’s plea could lead to no jail in sex-with-minor case

ROSEVILLE – Once lauded as a hero, an ex-Placer County sheriff’s deputy pleaded no contest today to a single felony charge of having unlawful sex with a minor. Kenneth ...

Placer High lockdown leads to drive for emergency kits

When a suspect in the shooting deaths of two peace officers led law enforcement on a manhunt Oct. 24 to a neighborhood near Placer High School, the campus was locked down for the s ...