Placer County Sheriff's Office

Kayaker airlifted from American River

A New Hampshire man is in serious condition after he was airlifted during a night rescue from the American River. News of the Tuesday night rescue was released Thursday afternoon ...

Medical marijuana supporters speak out after alleged armed robbery

A recent robbery that involved a medical marijuana theft has some speaking out about concerns and asking local residents to use security to keep themselves and their medical cannab ...

Three arrested after armed pot robbery in Auburn

Three armed men were arrested after allegedly robbing an Auburn household of its medical marijuana this week. Robin Oscar Tipton, 20, of Sacramento, David Eugene Thomas, 23, of S ...

Is local teen prescription drug abuse a problem?

Community officials had varying opinions about whether or not the community is facing a large teenage prescription drug abuse problem, and one Auburn teen said prescription drugs w ...

3-year-old drowns in Loomis pool

A 3-year-old Loomis boy drowned in the family pool on Monday, according to Dena Erwin, Placer County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman. Erwin said Sheriff’s and emergency personnel ...

AM/PM burglary ends in shooting

Roseville Police are investigating Sunday’s shooting of a suspected burglar/shoplifter by an off-duty Placer County Sheriff’s deputy. Around 4:30 p.m., Sergey Pautov, 22 of R ...

Facing the 'evil'

James Lowe has “encountered the evil.” He takes medication for paranoid schizophrenia and has been homeless several times among other trials he’s faced in life. Recently, th ...

Duo keeping area's cold cases alive

Don Pollock and Nuno Tavares spend their days trying to solve mysteries. More specifically, they’re hoping to solve cold cases in Placer County.Pollock, a detective with the Plac ...

ID theft victim ‘tickled’ by arrest

A Florida man feels like he can finally get his identity back after years of trying to prove he wasn’t a wanted felon on parole. Larry Smith said he was “tickled to death” t ...

Auburn man arrested after using Florida man’s ID for 17 years

Placer County detectives arrested an Auburn transient who one labeled an “identity theft pioneer” after he had been posing as a Florida resident for the past 17 years. On Wed ...

Colfax fight leaves gashes to forehead for one

A Colfax man is out of jail and deputies are still searching for a Dutch Flat man who was allegedly involved in a fight that involved a flashlight beating and a biting. Jacob Br ...

Drug, alcohol test kits available at local schools

Several agencies in Placer County are hoping to prevent teen alcohol and drug use in the local community, and parents and students have mixed opinions. With a grant through the P ...

Sheriff: Purse thief connected to six other thefts

The man accused of snatching purses from inside shopping carts at Auburn grocery stores is connected to six similar thefts in the county, according to law enforcement. The Placer ...

Alleged motel shooters heading toward new court date

Two Lincoln residents charged with shooting one’s ex-boyfriend are continuing their time in custody and court. Ruthie Ann Barnes, 21, and her half-brother, Zane Aaron Davis, 28, ...

Fundraiser slated for deputy’s family

A fundraiser will be held in memory of Placer County Sheriff’s deputy John Roye next week. Roye passed away at the age of 35 in December after a June cancer diagnosis. The fund ...