sheriff's office

Freight train kills man lying on Union Pacific railroad tracks in Auburn

An Auburn man reported by authorities to have been lying on the Union Pacific railroad tracks late Wednesday was killed when he was struck by a westbound freight train. The victim ...

Alerts for cellphones ready for El Dorado fire season

Summer is on its way, and El Dorado County is making it easier for residents to learn if a wildfire is threatening their home or neighborhood. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s ...

Sheriff’s Office receives gaming grant; high-tech camera purchased

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office has recently acquired an invaluable tool made possible by a grant from the Thunder Valley Casino, according to a press release from Sheriff ...

North Auburn neighborhood hit by $15,000 spray-paint attack

  A North Auburn neighborhood has been hit by a spray-paint armed vandal who caused an estimated $15,000 damage. Silver paint was sprayed on four different buildings in the ...

Town traffic cop on chopping block

Loomis may lose its designated traffic cop because of state budget cuts. According to Roger Carroll, Loomis financial director, the cost for the town’s designated traffic enforc ...