Placer County Sheriff's Office

Placer deputies bust giant 20,000-plant Gold Run pot grow

A huge plantation of 20,000 marijuana plants in Gold Run is now history after discovery and eradication of its multi-million-dollar crop by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office ...

So Long Loyal Sheriff's Patrol Dog Nash

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the death of a retired patrol dog. Nash served with the Sheriff’s Office for eight years until his retirement in 2012. H ...

Shoot-a-thon to benefit 10-35 Foundation

Competitive high-school shooters will go up against local law enforcement teams on April 24 to support the Placer 10-35 Foundation, a charity designed to provide assistance to Plac ...

Loomis resident scares family

Placer County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a family dispute at a Loomis home on Weston Road Thursday night. According to Dena Erwin, public information officer for the Pl ...

Auburn senior comes close to losing thousands in grandparent scam

It’s often-used by scamsters, well-publicized by law enforcement wishing it would just go away, but the grandparent scam is still reeling in trusting seniors. An 86-year-old ...

Law enforcement asks residents to lock their doors

An 89-year-old Loomis resident, who wants to remain anonymous for safety concerns, wants his neighbors to know how easy it is to be a victim of theft. The resident who lives off ...

PCSO arrests drug dealer during alcohol "shoulder tap" operation

A Penryn man was arrested Friday night in Roseville after selling hallucinogenic mushrooms to an under-aged decoy who was working an alcohol operation with the Placer County She ...

Sheriff’s department hosts “Right Choice” to help students resist drugs

To help teach seventh- and eighth-graders about the dangers of drugs, especially prescription drugs that a deputy said is being used more by youth, the Placer County Sheriff&rsq ...

Residents continue to be hit by phone scams

Loomis resident Lenard Florance wants to prevent other community members from falling victim to a phone scam. Florance heard about scams in which someone pretending to be the ...

Brake-light outage leads to three mail-theft arrests in Penryn

A late-night traffic stop in rural Placer County uncovered a mail-theft crime spree by a trio of Sacramento women, authorities allege. Three women in a car pulled over in Penryn f ...

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 ...

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 ...

Auburn, Placer County prepare to say goodbye to fallen detective

The farewells to slain Placer County Sheriff’s Office Detective Mike Davis will be heartfelt Tuesday but the goodbyes will be hard for many of the people whose lives he touch ...

Placer, Sacramento DAs move on potential death-penalty case

SACRAMENTO – A Utah husband and wife were arraigned Tuesday on murder charges and a string of other criminal allegations revealing a crime spree that ended Friday in Auburn w ...

Shock gives way to mourning after deputy deaths

Shock is giving way to grief after the shooting deaths of two deputies – one in Auburn, the other in Sacramento – touched off a massive manhunt for their killer. The s ...