Crime

Crime Log

North Auburn arraignment court closed

Since the Placer County Jail opened in North Auburn in 1985, Placer County’s busiest criminal courtroom adjoining it has been a hub of activity. Department 13, with its 1980 ...

Help KidsFirst reduce the numbers of child abuse instances here

Almost 80,000 children throughout California are confirmed victims of child abuse and neglect, according to statistics from child advocacy groups. In Placer County, the number of ...

Let’s eliminate child abuse in Placer County

This season is supposed to be a time of happy family get-togethers and holiday parties. During the next few weeks, most residents will shop for presents, decorate their homes and ...

Shooting into house; Wrong-way driver; more

  Dec. 2 A cluster mailbox at Magnolia Ranch Road and West Weimar Crossroads in Weimar was broken into and mail was reported stolen. Dec. 1 A driving-under-the-influence o ...

Placer rates as one of the safest places to live in CA

Placer County remains one of the safest places to live in California, according to law enforcement officials. Gold Country Media looked into how different communities stack up wi ...

Placer Sheriff counts 71 ICE jail requests

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office fielded 71 requests in 2017 from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for release information on jail inmates living in the country ill ...

Man dodges bullet; Recyclables ripoff; Safecracker foiled

Rayshane Olivie Sipert, a 32-year-old Sacramento transient, was arrested outside the Granite Bay Walmart on Douglas Boulevard on suspicion of theft, possession of drug paraphernali ...

Sheriff’s arrest thieves wanted in Placer County

Placer County detectives captured two criminals on Nov. 16, both wanted for burglary throughout Placer County, according to law enforcement officials. Ronald James Kaestner II 45 ...

Bump key arrest; Target sneak thief; More

Nov. 14 Katie Lynn Tadena, 34, of Roseville was arrested on suspicion of possession of meth. The arrest took place at Atkinson Street and Booth Road in Roseville. A 33-year-old M ...

Placer County Probation Department monitors high-risk, repeat DUI offenders

  The Placer County Probation Department was awarded a $97,821 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to ensure that high-risk, repeat DUI (driving under the i ...

Store roof break-ins; Dollar Tree purse snatch; More

Nov. 9 Robert Lee Roark II, 61, of Colfax was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest took pl ...

Crime In Your Community: Sprint tower theft; Gold-laden sand pile missing; More

  Oct. 30 Rose Ann Miller Lathum, 34, of Merced was arrested in the 2200-block of North Auburn’s Grass Valley Highway on suspicion of being under the influence of a co ...

Home Depot theft at crest of Placer mini-crimewave

A pair of suspects caught on security camera are believed to be responsible for a mini-crime wave in Placer County that includes a Home Depot theft in North Auburn. The Placer Cou ...

Grand theft auto in Auburn ends in pursuit and crash in Lincoln.

Calls came in regarding a car being stolen at the Auburn Home Depot at 11755 Willow Creek Drive around 8:40 a.m. Thursday, according to Placer County Sheriff spokesman Lt. Andrew S ...

Two nabbed for identity thefts in Granite Bay

On the morning of Oct.23, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office received a call of an alarm activation after two people tried to burglarize a residence under construction in Gra ...