Crime

Crime Log

Terror in the Night: Homeowner shoots intruder

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that an intruder was hospitalized after a homeowner in Cool fired several rounds at the suspect. The incident took place i ...

Auburn focus in HBO Golden State Killer documentary

The Golden State Killer lurked in the shadows of California's consciousness for much of the 1970s and 1980s. But when ex-Auburn Police Officer Joe DeAngelo was arrested in Apr ...

Roseville, Newcastle church thefts; Penryn ammo arrest; more

Crime in Your Community: Roseville, Newcastle church thefts; Penryn ammo arrest; more Aug. 1 Dylan Kelly Truman, 51, of Auburn, was arrested on suspicion of burglary by entering ...

Auburn Police lose three to retirement

Three officers with a total of 66 years of law enforcement experience are retiring from the Auburn Police Department. The retirees - Police Chief John Ruffcorn, Sgt. Chris Forman ...

Loomis 'gas-pump' rage; Rash of Rocklin, Roseville battery thefts; More

July 25 Mitchell Anthony Meredith, 58, of Sacramento was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft and possession of a controlled substance. The arrest took place in the 10500-block ...

Two vandalism attacks in two days at Placer County school = $60K damage

Vandals hit Colfax High School hard this week, causing an estimated $60,000 in damage, the Placer County Sheriff's Office said today. *** The Sheriff's Office is now putti ...

Robbery suspect arrest at Nevada-Placer County line

Fleeing into Placer County failed to prevent robbery suspect Steven Jay Petree from arrest. Petree, 50, was the object of a manhunt in the Coloma area, 17 miles east of Auburn, af ...

Bus pepper spray attack on I-80

UPDATE: 12:30 P.M. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1: PEPPER SPRAY TERROR ON INTERSTATE 80 IN AUBURN   A 60-year-old man was behind bars Wednesday after a pepper spray attack on Greyhound b ...

$1K iPhone X theft leads to arrest

An iPhone X stolen from a North Auburn store got as far as Penryn before authorities caught up with it in a vehicle being driven toward Sacramento on Interstate 80. Also in the va ...

First love, then death: Alta I-80 crash may be kidnap, homicide

UPDATE: 5:15 P.M. FRIDAY, JULY 27: Detectives believe two I-80 deaths came after kidnapping Newcastle’s Dayton Holden and Dutch Flat’s Devyn Graham appeared to be in l ...

Crime In Your Community: Auburn porch piracy; Hidden Falls Park car break-in; More

July 18 Aurelio Roman Berumen, 58, of Vacaville was cited on suspicion of driving while his license was suspended. The citation was issued at Interstate 80 and Newcastle Road afte ...

Have you seen this robbery suspect?

Wanted by authorities on a robbery allegation, Steven Jay Petree was spotted in a stolen car near El Dorado County’s Coloma Club on Wednesday. The car was later recovered bu ...

Jerry Brown jumpstarts new judge

Elected as Placer County superior court’s newest judge in June and slated to start in January, Todd Irby is getting an early start on the job from the Governor’s Office ...

Homeless hideouts sprouting in Auburn

The report of another homeless camp — this time on the lawn next to the Auburn Library — was fielded by authorities Tuesday. It was the latest in a string of discoveri ...

$2M claim by fired Placer County sergeant

A potential court battle is brewing over the firing of an ex-Placer County Sheriff’s Office jail sergeant. The Placer County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to reject a p ...