Crime

UPDATE: Roseville-area developer charged with multimillion-dollar fraud

UPDATE: A federal grand jury returned a 21-count indictment April 24 against Abolghasseni “Abe” Alizadeh, 56, of Granite Bay, and Mary Sue Weaver, 62, of Roseville, cha ...

Roseville, Rocklin turns out for talk on crime and prison culture

A large group of South Placer residents packed into the Monk’s Cellar in downtown Roseville Sunday evening to hear a public talk by Press Tribune editor Scott Thomas Anderson ...

Roseville crime Log: Spring comes with assaults, identity theft arrests

March 27 Around 1:45 p.m., two men went into a sporting goods store in the 10000 block of Fairway Drive, selected two mountain bikes and rode them out of the store without paying ...

Roseville police explain gang validation process

At the request of the council members, the Roseville Police Department recently made a presentation to city leadership on its gang validation process. The move was intended to answ ...

Press Tribune editor to give talk on book, new crime phenomenon

In between his editing duties at the Placer Herald and Press Tribune, journalist Scott Thomas Anderson has completed a three-year investigation of what he calls “the revolvin ...

Regional police investigators watch as DNA-sketch tech advances

Despite an absence of witnesses and surveillance, detectives in some American criminal justice departments have seen the faces of possible suspects. DNA samples found on-scene in t ...

Roseville's 'Skim X' murder case headed for trial

A Placer County Superior Court judge upheld charges Wednesday against Christopher Northam, Jr. and his ex-wife Averill Easley, who stands accused of being an accomplice after the f ...

UPDATE: DA drops mayhem charges against former Rocklin surgeon

Editor's note: Judge Charles Wachob has rejected the plea agreement outlined in this story, stating at a hearing April 2 that he concurred with a probation report recommending ...

Placer County Sheriff’s Office busts drug dealer in Roseville

Placer County Sheriff’s deputies used a decoy customer to nab a 19-year-old for dealing drugs March 27 in Roseville. According to PCSO, as part of a “shoulder tap ...

Roseville police looking for suspects in robbery at Old Spaghetti Factory

A woman leaving Roseville’s Old Spaghetti Factory on the night of March 26 was shaken up when two men suddenly approached her and robbed her by force. It was 9:23 p.m., and a ...

Roseville’s city jail headed for downsized conversion

With the recently completed South Placer Jail scheduled to begin booking new arrestees later this year, the Roseville City Council is moving forward with plans to convert its own c ...

Roseville murder hearing: Employees clashed with ‘Skim X’ victim

A Placer County deputy district attorney attempted to narrow the field of possible culprits while defense tried to widen it as the preliminary hearing for murder suspect Christophe ...

Roseville motel linked in regional drug, identity theft ring

Placer County Sheriff’s officials announced that three suspects were arrested at motels in Roseville and Auburn this morning, participating in what detectives describe as &ld ...

Roseville officers deal with multiple Prop.47-related cases of violence

When Kevin Stovall walked out of a Roseville jail cell two weeks after Prop. 47 lowered his burglary conviction to a misdemeanor, he was asked by a waiting television crew if this ...

Tarasuk found guilty of Roseville murder

A jury convicted Roseville resident Oleg Tarasuk, 52, of second-degree murder this week along with four other felonies in connection with a three-vehicle collision that killed a pe ...