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Obamacare medical card scam strikes in Placer County

AUBURN CA - With a Supreme Court ruling in favor of the federal Affordable Care Act, a crook was at work in Placer County attempting to put a fresh spin on the old medical-card sca ...

Man allegedly sparks two fires in Colfax business

A 26-year-old man who allegedly broke into a Colfax business early Monday morning and started two fires was apprehended by Placer County Sheriff’s deputies minutes later, accordi ...

Newcastle I-80 overpass jumper survives

Authorities confirmed Monday that a man who attempted suicide by leaping off an Interstate 80 overpass onto the freeway at Newcastle did survive the 30-foot fall. The Placer Count ...

Interstate 80 overpass jumper injured at Newcastle

A man jumped from the Newcastle overpass onto Interstate 80 and apparently survived not only the fall Friday but avoided being run over by westbound traffic. Don Holter, an Auburn ...

Rash of car burglaries plague Loomis

Thieves recently burglarized vehicles in Loomis neighborhoods and at Del Oro High School. At least eight vehicles have been broken into since July 20, in Loomis, according to Dena ...

Loomis woman arrested for poisoning husband

A Loomis woman was arrested Monday night on charges she poisoned her husband, according to Dena Erwin, Placer County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman. Rachel Melody Bettencourt, 5 ...

Media Life: DirectTV slot in future for Placer High grad’s Saint Motel band

Call it judgment day, the rapture or simply the end of the world. So what are you going to do when Christian radio network Family Stations calls The Big One for May 21? That’s t ...

Car thief leads authorities on high-speed chase, eludes capture

A suspected car thief led Placer County Sheriff’s deputies on a high speed chase before escaping on foot in Loomis. According to Dena Erwin, sheriffs spokesperson, on Friday eve ...

Police: Thefts are on the rise

“Lock your car doors.” That’s Loomis homeowner Dave Albright’s advice. Albright and one other Sherwood Court neighbor said they have been the victims of car break-ins, resu ...

Two suspects arrested for Loomis home burglary

Jon Roman is a very grateful man who has nothing but praise for the Placer County Sheriff’s Department. Within hours of reporting a burglary at his rural Loomis home yesterday, t ...

Loomis barn burglaries raise alarm

Criminal opportunists have discovered Loomis and you could be a victim. Just ask the Vantacichs or the Newtons, both of Loomis. Their unlocked barns were easy targets for crim ...

Granite Bay home burglary foiled

A Jan. 29 Granite Bay burglary interrupted by the homeowner has led to the arrest of a Sacramento man. His accomplice is being sought, according to Placer County Sheriff’s Office ...

Drunk driver "wreaks havoc" in Penryn

An Iowa Hill man was arrested in Penryn on Friday, Nov. 28, for driving under the influence, evading and other charges after “wreaking havoc,” according to the Placer County Sh ...