Crime

Crime Log

Appreciating our law enforcement every day

We often don’t think of what it’s like to be a police or sheriff’s officer as we go about our daily lives. Probably 99 percent of us are oblivious to the dangers ...

Placer K-9 survives gunshot wound

A veteran K-9 officer, with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office for six years, was shot by Tuesday night’s shooter. When the shooter, Stanley Stepanski III, was located ...

Yolo County police shooting hits home in Placer County

The Jan. 10 fatal shooting of Davis Police Officer Natalie Corona 43 miles from here has many residents sad and in shock. It also hits home to Placer County residents. On Dec. 12, ...

One victim killed Tuesday by South Placer shooter

UPDATED AT 1:30 P.M. ON THURSDAY Stanley Stepanski III, of Florence, Montana was the shooter in Tuesday’s deadly shooting spree that left one victim dead, another victim in ...

DUI bike rider; Felon with shotgun; More

Dec. 31 Marques Nicole Hawley, 25, of Concord, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The turnover for arrest to the California Highway Patr ...

Off-duty Roseville police officer helps to arrest felon in Colfax

A felon was recently arrested on the Highway 174 Bridge in Colfax, thanks to help from an off-duty Roseville police officer and Placer County deputy, according to the Placer County ...

PayPal 'audit' fraud; Sax snatched; 'Molly' bust

Dec. 20 Tools were stolen from a storage container at a construction site on Creekside Lane in Loomis. Value of the missing property is estimated at $6,440. A gas-delivery busine ...

Onyx Club Bar suspected of selling cocaine

After an investigation into the Onyx Club Bar, the old town Roseville bar will face suspension, sales limitations and new security guard requirements, according to Roseville Police ...

Gas station card-skim thefts; Vintage signs stolen; More

Dec. 13 A package of cable-jack mounts valued at $100 was stolen of a porch at a home in the 6300-block of Granite Bay’s Fern Leaf Drive.   Seth James Look, 25, of Mea ...

San Bernardino criminal arrested at Folsom Lake

At about 3 p.m. Dec. 12, multiple law enforcement agencies were on foot pursuit of a man who ran from officers at the Beals Point camping ground, according to state Parks and Recre ...

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 ...