Placer County Sheriff's Office

Granite Bay bank robber escapes

Placer County Sheriff’s detectives and the FBI are looking for a man who robbed a bank in Granite Bay last week, and they’re asking the public for any tips that could l ...

Suspect flees after crashing stolen motorcycle

A downed motorcycle on a residential street in Auburn resulted in a police search for a burglary suspect Monday afternoon. The crash happened in the 900 block of Mikkelsen Drive a ...

New all-terrain vehicles aid sheriff and trail preservation

Off-highway motor vehicle trails at the Auburn State Recreation Area’s Mammoth Bar park near Auburn have a new Placer County law-enforcement presence in the form of a newly a ...

New all-terrain vehicles aid Placer County sheriff, trail preservation

Off-highway motor vehicle trails at the Auburn State Recreation Area’s Mammoth Bar park near Auburn have a new Placer County law-enforcement presence in the form of a newly a ...

UPDATED: Placer deputy arrested in underage-sex case

  Once lauded as a hero, a Placer County deputy is facing criminal charges alleging sex with a 17-year-old girl. Placer County Sheriff’s Deputy Ken Skogen was arrested ...

Attempted kidnapping a misunderstanding

An apparent misunderstanding launched a full investigation on Wednesday when two shoppers at Dollar Tree in North Auburn thought someone was trying to kidnap their grandson. Place ...

Low water levels, crowds add danger for holiday boaters

Low water levels and the expectations of large crowds have officials preparing for a busy and potentially dangerous Fourth of July weekend on area waterways. The patriotic holiday ...

Investigation into counterfeit money results in arrest of three foothills-area suspects

Three Auburn-area residents have been arrested on suspicion of possession and passing counterfeit money in Placer County. According to a press release from the Placer County Sher ...

CCW applications spike in Placer

The demand for concealed-weapons carry permits, or CCW permits, has been on the rise in Placer County for the last several years, and a strain on the federal background system i ...

Placer County Sheriff’s Office reloads

By the numbers: Making bullets count 138,500 – Rounds of ammunition the Placer County Sheriff’s Office is buying this year. 220 – Sworn law enforcement officers ...