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Horizon Charter teacher from Roseville arrested for child molestation

Detectives with Sunnyvale’s Department of Public Safety arrested a 64-year-old Roseville man Wednesday on six counts of child molestation, according to a news release from th ...

Roseville chiropractor sentenced in Hawaii for rape

A Roseville chiropractor was sentenced last week to 10 years in prison for raping a woman in Maui, Hawaii in September 2011. According to Maui County First Deputy Attorney Robert ...

Placer supes reject video visits bids

Placer County isn’t logging off on its current inmate video visitation contractor. The Board of Supervisors followed a recommendation from staff Tuesday to reject proposals ...

Roseville podiatrist gets three years for healthcare fraud

A Roseville podiatrist was sentenced last week to three years in prison and a $10,000 fine for committing healthcare fraud, according to a news release from the office of U.S. Atto ...

Craigslist leads Rocklin officers to another Prop. 47-enabled offender

An anecdote about the combined impact of Proposal 47 and prison realignment: Rocklin police found a Lincoln man in possession of heroin, methamphetamine and stolen property last we ...

Alleged Roseville gym flasher, touching suspect arrested

A 61-year-old Roseville man was booked into Placer County jail Friday for allegedly following around a teenager, exposing himself and trying to inappropriately touch the victim. A ...

Roseville woman goes to prison for mortgage fraud

Five months after her husband was sentenced to prison for his involvement in a home finance scheme that targeted Hispanic communities, Roseville resident Ligia Sandoval Spafford (S ...

Behind Roseville’s robbery increase: Shoplifting turned violent

Several categories of crime increased in Roseville from 2014 to 2015, but robberies — stealing by threat, weapon or force — saw the most substantial jump, climbing some ...

Shooting, burning murders were climax to broader storm of violence

The arrest of Joshua Daniel Smith last week forced East Roseville to revisit one of the most ominous crimes in the city’s recent history, involving two men being shot in the ...

Police want help identifying Roseville bank robber

Roseville police are asking for the public’s help identifying a bank robber who stole money Thursday evening from U.S. Bank inside the Safeway on Woodcreek Oaks Boulevard. A ...

In the wake of alarming state data, Roseville police talk local crime

Roseville Chief of Police Daniel Hahn sat before city council members for roughly 40 minutes during Wednesday’s meeting, as the four-year department leader discussed the city ...

Roseville women charged for $16 million mortgage fraud

A Roseville woman will be sentenced in June, and a Loomis woman was sentenced Tuesday, in federal court for a mortgage fraud scheme that cost financial institutions more than $16 m ...

UPDATE: Suspect in shooting, burning murders had been arrested 11 times before

The crime that has been haunting East Roseville’s sense of security for more than 10 months came into focus Thursday afternoon, after Placer County Sheriff’s detectives ...

Serial bank robber from Roseville surrenders to FBI

A Roseville man confessed Wednesday to five bank robberies and two attempted bank robberies throughout Northern California, surrendering himself to FBI agents at the Federal Buildi ...

In wake of Apple controversy, South Placer investigators talk phones

A federal magistrate judge on Monday denied a request from the FBI that would have forced Apple – maker of the ubiquitous iPhone – to produce software that would e ...