Placer County District Attorney's Office

Alleged burglary ringleader facing new charge

An Auburn man arrested for the burglary of several North Auburn homes and cars parked at Auburn State Recreation Area trailheads is facing a new charge. Detective Jim Hudson, of th ...

Youth pastor gets prison for sex with teen

A Placer County judge sentenced a Rocklin youth pastor to prison Wednesday for carrying on a sexual affair with a 14-year-old church member. Jeffery Allen Waisner, 33, of Lincoln ...

Charge filed in death of Grass Valley bicyclist

The woman who allegedly hit and killed a well-known Grass Valley bicyclist was charged with vehicular manslaughter Wednesday. The Placer County District Attorney’s Office said t ...

Reno man guilty of murder, but not torture

A Placer jury said Friday a Reno man was guilty of murder but he did not torture or poison the victim. Peter Schoemig, 32, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the September ...

Former Loomis youth coach jailed for child molestation

A former Loomis youth sports coach was sentenced Wednesday to six months in jail for lewd acts with his underage stepdaughter. Mark Steven Rodriguez was remanded into custody aft ...

Judge increases jail time for San Jose State Football player

A jail sentence for a San Jose State University football player who was convicted of battery was increased from 45 days to 60 days this week by a Placer County judge after he negle ...

Trial begins in case of torture, murder and drugs

Guy Farmer’s death was about protecting secrets. Secrets about money, drugs and torture, according to prosecutor Dave Tellman. Tellman began a Placer County double-murder tri ...

Double murder trial to start in August

Attorneys will reveal the details of a story of torture, murder and drugs in Placer County court next week. Penryn resident Donald Hugh Sherman, 44, and Peter Daniel Schoemig, 32 ...

Placer man gets 75-years-to-life for child molestation

A Placer County man will spend the next 75 years of his life, if he lives that long, behind bars for molesting a 6-year-old girl. On Friday, Donald Bruce Vechik was sentenced to ...

Del Oro teen charged with intoxication while at school

An intoxicated student at Del Oro High School serves as a cautionary story about why not to drink and go to class. A 15-year-old female was reported intoxicated and vomiting in th ...