Jeff Ausnow

Resident found dead on Auburn trail

An Auburn man died Tuesday afternoon on the Stagecoach Trailhead near Russell Road. A mountain biker found James Beaver, who turned 68 Tuesday, lying face down on the trail at 3:2 ...

Alleged canal jumper not found

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office did not find a body after receiving a call Tuesday evening regarding a man jumping into Auburn’s Wise Canal. The call came in at 5:05 p.m., ...

DNA evidence vital in investigations

DNA evidence has been a large part of many high-profile Placer criminal convictions, but the process of gathering evidence and using it to solve a case is nothing like you see on t ...

Sheriff’s deputies arrest second man for Loomis murder

Placer Sheriff’s deputies arrested a second man in connection with the bludgeoning death of a Loomis man. Wednesday night Placer County Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Jeff Ausnow sai ...

Local arrests put focus on increasing problem of abuse and theft of controlled narcotic OxyContin

With a street value ranging from $15 to $40 a tablet, it’s no wonder thefts of the controlled substance OxyContin are on the rise. Placer County Undersheriff Devon Bell said that ...