CHP

UPDATE: Detainees released during possible shooting investigation

Two men who were temporarily detained as suspects in a possible incident of a California Highway Patrol officer being fired upon were released later this afternoon without charges. ...

Deadly chase started in Auburn

A pursuit that began in Auburn ended Wednesday with a violent car crash that killed two people near the Antelope area of Sacramento. Lt. Victor Pecoraro of the Auburn Police Depar ...

Hung-over driving just as dangerous as drunken driving

Wednesday marks the beginning of a new year and, for some Placer County residents, the start of an overly celebratory hangover. Two recent European studies show that hung-over dri ...

For tipsy New Year’s revelers, a lifeline

Ringing in the new year usually involves the celebratory consumption of alcoholic beverages, but thanks to a program coordinated by AAA Northern California, inebriated Placer Count ...

Granite Bay woman leads CHP on high-speed chase

A Granite Bay woman was arrested last week after leading California Highway Patrol officers on a chase that spanned four counties and reached speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour. ...

Do you do the 'cop drop?'

The California law that prohibits the use of handheld cell phones by all motorists went into effect two years ago, but statistics indicate that far too many motorists still aren’ ...

Sells assigned to Marin CHP

Norman Sells of Roseville has successfully completed California Highway Patrol cadet training. He was assigned to duty at the CHP’s Marin Area office. Officer Sells graduated i ...

Chellew assigned to West Los Angeles

Hanna Chellew of Roseville has successfully completed California Highway Patrol cadet training, and has been assigned to duty the CHP’s West Los Angeles Area office. Officer C ...

Bell to head Gold Run CHP office

Schuyler Bell of Roseville has successfully completed California Highway Patrol cadet training, and has been assigned to duty the CHP’s Gold Run Area office. Officer Bell is a ...

CHP to set up Granite Bay outpost

In an effort to help residents of southern Placer County, the Auburn California Highway Patrol area office is setting up safety and service outposts in Granite Bay and Meadow Vista ...

Roseville resident joins CHP ranks

The California Highway Patrol added 178 new officers to its ranks during its Academy graduation ceremonies in West Sacramento last Friday. The graduating class is the result of m ...

Roseville man completes CHP cadet training; sent to Truckee office

James Snyder of Roseville has successfully completed California Highway Patrol cadet training, and has been assigned to duty at the CHP’s Truckee Area Office. Snyder is 1996 gr ...

In emergencies, local cell phones now make right call

With the technology finally in place, the Placer County Sheriff’s Department has started receiving 911 calls from cellular phones. Sheriff’s dispatchers began receiving 911 ce ...

Citations issued as new cell law takes effect

California Highway Patrol officers and local law enforcement are helping motorists adjust to the new cell phone law that took effect Tuesday. CHP officers conducted roving and fi ...