Crime

Crime Log

Four arrests after Applegate search for stolen BMW

A stolen BMW, meth and a loaded pistol were found during a search that led to four arrests in Applegate. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office reported that a court-ordered sea ...

Crime In Your Community: Arrest for Home Depot phone throw; Granite Bay jewel theft; More

June 25 Timmie Kennedy, 57, a transient, was arrested at the Placer County Government Center in North Auburn on suspicion of obstructing a deputy. The Sheriff’s Office was c ...

Runaway Auburn sex offenders arrested

Two sex offenders who fled the Auburn area to other states could run but not hide from law enforcement. Placer County sheriff’s detectives and probation officers worked with ...

Murder conviction in Highway 49 teen deaths

A Placer County jury found 64-year-old Phillip Ingram guilty today of two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of two 15-year-old boys who were struck by his vehicle as the ...

Crime In Your Community: Loomis child endangerment arrest; Granite Bay eatery break-in; More

June 20 A vehicle stop led to two arrests at Highway 49 and Quartz Drive in North Auburn. John Allen Rodes, 38, of Auburn, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a dagger. Nic ...

Auburn Police: New homeless camps found, posted to abandon

New illegal homeless camps sprouting in Auburn are being discovered and shut down. Three camps — all on Union Pacific Railway land — were recently found and posted for ...

Crime In Your Community: Granite Bay cocaine bust; Foresthill women in rock-throwing incident; More

  Information comes from Placer County Sheriff’s Office reports. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.   June 13 An 11300-block Quartz Drive ...

Jury pins Greenwood triple murder on son

It started with a fire in a Greenwood cabin — and the discovery in the ashes of the bodies of a wealthy Benicia construction company owner, his wife and 8-year-old son. They ...

Crime In Your Community: $8K striper theft in Auburn; Home Depot tool heist; More

June 6 Kelsey Frances Allen, 24, a transient was arrested on suspicion of theft of a $20 pair of shoes from Payless Shoe Source, 2775 Bell Road in North Auburn. June 5 Power too ...

Sheriff: Shallow grave yields charred human remains

More prospective evidence — charred human remains buried in a shallow grave — have been unearthed by investigators working on the case of a Lake of the Pines man they b ...

Placer County real estate agent aids Placer County burglary arrest

A real-estate agent who authorities say stumbling on a Colfax burglary in progress is being credited with helping in the arrest of two suspects. The unidentified sales agent disco ...

Two arrested on suspicion of Newcastle burglary

A caller tipped off the Placer County Sheriff’s Office about suspicious activity in Newcastle, which then lead to two arrests.    The call was made to di ...

Placer DA declines ID theft prosecution

The Placer County District Attorney’s Office has notified an Applegate woman arrested in March on suspicion of identity theft that it won’t pursue prosecution. Distric ...

Gates stolen from Chinese Cemetery — again

Newly installed, specially made gates at the Chinese Cemetery off Highway 49 in Auburn lasted less than two months. Sometime overnight Saturday, the gates were lifted off their pi ...

Settlement in Placer jail death lawsuit

A lawsuit over the death of Placer County Jail inmate Anthony “Skeet” Skeaton has been settled, with the county agreeing to pay $110,000 to his mother but admit no liab ...