Crime

Not guilty plea in slaying of Newcastle olive ranch owner

ROSEVILLE – Accused of murder in the May 14 shooting death of his father in Newcastle, Robert Carlo Yandolino pleaded not guilty to the charge in a brief Placer County Superi ...

Placer DA files murder charges in Newcastle olive grower's shooting death

Robert Carlo Yandolino appeared in court for the first time Monday on a murder charge. The charges include a special allegation that signals prosecutors are considering seeking th ...

Newcastle slaying: Olive grower’s triumph turns to tragedy

Carlo Yandolino died just as his dream was coming true. Yandolino, 58, was shot to death Thursday as he sat in his car at his home on a rural foothills road. His death came durin ...

Shooting in Newcastle leaves one dead, rural community in shock

One man is dead and a 28-year-old Lincoln area man is under arrest after a shooting Thursday in the rural foothills west of Auburn. While the identity of the victim had not been r ...

Victim ID'd in rural Newcastle shooting death as suspect's father

A man shot and killed at a rural Newcastle residence Thursday was identified today by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office as Carlo Alexander Yandolino. Carlo Yandolino, 58, d ...

Manhunt for suspect in shooting death near Auburn

UPDATE 2:50 P.M. MAY 14: The suspect in the shooting death of a man in rural Newcastle today has been taken into custody in Rocklin, a Rocklin Police spokesman said. Whitney High ...

Ex-Cal Fire chief pleads no contest on meth charge

Ex-Cal Fire battalion chief Ronald Ray Wright Jr. of Auburn is facing no jail time and three years probation after pleading no contest to an allegation of possession of methampheta ...

Cases tossed after racist text allegations emerge against ex-Placer deputy

Allegations of racist and homophobic texting against a Placer County Sheriff’s Office ex-deputy are roiling the county’s legal waters. The Placer County District Attor ...

Auburn senior comes close to losing thousands in grandparent scam

It’s often-used by scamsters, well-publicized by law enforcement wishing it would just go away, but the grandparent scam is still reeling in trusting seniors. An 86-year-old ...

Second death in Highway 49 crash near Lake of the Pines

A 90-year-old Grass Valley man seen driving erratically before a crash that killed an Auburn driver along Highway 49 has died in the hospital. Alford Dale Presser died Saturday ev ...

Highway 49 crash leads to death, manslaughter charge

The driver of one vehicle involved in a horrific crash on Highway 49 is dead, the driver of another is critically injured and the California Highway Patrol is sorting out why the L ...

Crime Victims United prepares for annual Capitol bill flurry

A leading advocate for crime victims in California, Harriet Salarno and the non-profit Crime Victims United are ready to do battle in the state Legislature again this year on behal ...

100-mph-plus I-80 pursuit leads to Dutch Flat arrest

A Citrus Heights man is behind bars in Sacramento County after a high-speed pursuit with police along Interstate 80 through Placer County into the Sierra. The chase started at abo ...

Appeal on Robbers Fire indictment keeps case on ice

With Placer County proceedings stayed indefinitely, both sides in the case of Robbers Fire arson suspect Bryon Mason are awaiting a state appeals court ruling. Mason’s case ...

Sheridan murder suspect moved to state hospital

A Placer County woman charged with murder in the stabbing death of her mother has been moved to a state hospital from North Auburn’s jail. The placement of 36-year-old Ana B ...