Crime

Crime Log

Shooting on Marguerite Mine Road

UPDATE: 10:15 A.M. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17: Suspect arrested Placer County sheriff's deputies arrested shooting suspect Dave De La Cruz at about 9 a.m. today, ending a search that ...

Twice-convicted ‘sexually violent’ predator Tibor Karsai released with no supervision

By Gina Kim Of the Santa Maria Times   A man once deemed a "sexually violent predator" who's been on monitored release in Santa Barbara County since 2013 was ...

Crime In Your Community: Illegal ammo find after 90 mph chase; Storage thefts; More

  Oct. 3 Shane Michael Doxie, 37, of North Highlands was arrested on suspicion of possession of burglary tools, being a felon in possession of ammunition and driving with a ...

Crime In Your Community: Smoke shop spitting; Ulta cosmetics heist; More

Sept. 30 Talesia Taylor, a 23-year-old transient, was arrested in the 1600-block of North Auburn’s Wimbledon Drive on suspicion of vehicle theft and receiving a stolen vehic ...

Pellet shootings hit Colfax-Auburn area

A rash of unnerving pellet-gun shootings has spurred a call by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office for the public’s help in solving what it is describing as a series of ...

Sheriff: Armed man fatally shot by deputies in North Auburn

UPDATED: 8:45 A.M. OCT. 10: SHERIFF: REPLICA HANDGUN WIELDED IN FATAL CONFRONTATION Placer County Sheriff's deputies who responded to a dispatch call Sunday of a man with a ha ...

Stabbing suspect leads sought

A sketch has been released of a suspect wanted in connection with what the Placer County Sheriff’s Office is describing as an attempted murder in North Lake Tahoe. The Sheri ...

ID thieves on Placer detectives’ radar

Video and photo images of suspects in two Placer County thefts are being released by investigators hoping to collar ID crooks. The first shows a man at Auburn’s Smart & ...

Crime In Your Community: Auburn cocaine arrest; Loomis storage units burglarized; More

  Sept. 13 Philip Dustin Hawkins, 43, of rural Auburn was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. T ...

Former local pet clinic employee sentenced

  A former receptionist at North Auburn’s Animal Spay & Neuter Clinic was sentenced Monday to three years probation in an embezzlement case that nearly closed the n ...

Crime In Your Community: Granite Bay burglary; Colfax donation jar snatched; More

  Sept. 18 Joshua Mackenroth, 53, of San Diego was arrested in Placer County on suspicion of battery. Mackenroth is alleged to have struck a 40-year-old woman on the arm wit ...

Facebook live showdown leads to Penryn child endangerment arrest

A Sacramento homeless woman was arrested after a North Auburn Home Depot shoplifting report that led to a tense traffic stop. The woman was jailed on a suspicion of stealing a pow ...

Walk in Placer County woods turns up human skull

A hiker walking in a wooded area of Placer County’s Sierra found a human skull on Sunday. Called in to investigate, Placer County sheriff’s detectives and search and r ...

Crime in Your Community: Auburn jail shower-room altercation; Arrest in Lincoln-area fire; More

  Sept. 11 A 36-year-old North Auburn man reported someone used his credit card to make unauthorized purchases totaling $429 at Williams-Sonoma. Jason Jeremy Sturmer, 31, o ...

Stolen whitewater raft’s online sale attempt thwarted in Auburn

A whitewater rafting company got back its stolen raft and a Sacramento man was arrested in Auburn after allegedly attempting to sell it online. The Placer County Sheriff’s O ...