Placer County Sheriff's Office

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 ...

Deadly chase started in Auburn

A pursuit that began in Auburn ended Wednesday with a violent car crash that killed two people near the Antelope area of Sacramento. Lt. Victor Pecoraro of the Auburn Police Depar ...

19-year-old, juvenile arrested in Auburn carjacking

Auburn police have arrested a 19-year-old and a juvenile who allegedly carjacked a woman Monday at the 7-Eleven at 500 Auburn Ravine Road. According to police reports, the two mal ...

Foresthill teen falls 250 feet down cliff

Foresthill -- A Foresthill High School student was hanging out with friends during a break from class near Worton’s Market in Foresthill when he fell down the side of a 250-f ...

3 held in Loomis home invasion

Placer County sheriff’s deputies arrested two men and a woman Thursday afternoon in connection with an armed robbery and home invasion on Creekside Lane in Loomis. Two of the ...