Placer County Sheriff's Office

Delfino sworn in as mayor of Colfax

Three council members were sworn into office and a new mayor appointed during Wednesday evening’s Colfax City Council meeting. Former mayor Joshua Alpine and council members Suz ...

Applegate man sentenced to 121 years for attempted cop murder

A man convicted of multiple counts of attempted murder of a peace officer was sentenced Wednesday to more than 121 years in state prison. Close to 25 Placer County Sheriff’s dep ...

Colfax man arrested for beating man with flashlight

A Colfax man was released from jail this week after he was arrested in a road-rage incident that allegedly turned into a flashlight beating. Jeremy Michael Asquith is no longer i ...

Toddler dies after falling into Placer County canal

An 18-month-old boy died today after falling into a canal near Colfax while walking with his stepmother. The boy - identified by the Placer County Sheriff's Office as Zachary Math ...

Bicyclist finds man’s body in car

The body of a Meadow Vista man whose family posted his missing person information at AuburnJournal.com was found Tuesday morning. A bicyclist discovered Gary Rosebush, 67, inside ...

Good Samaritan finds, returns wallet with cash

While he didn’t safe a life, Meadow Vista resident Mike Lacy did protect a Lincoln man from financial ruin. Lacy was driving by Auburn’s Ashford Dog Park on Aug. 28 when he sp ...

Crash that killed two under investigation

Investigations are ongoing in a plane crash near Emigrant Gap that killed two people. A hiker found the plane Friday, and by 2 p.m. a California Highway Patrol aircraft confirmed ...

Armed robbery foiled

Three adults, who robbed the Colfax Chevron station early Tuesday morning, were caught just minutes later by California Highway Patrol officers on Interstate 80 near Truckee. Plac ...

Deputies capture brazen burglars

Vigilant citizens helped deputies capture two burglars who kicked in the door of a Colfax home mid-morning this week. At about 10:50 a.m. Monday, a witness called 911 to report t ...

Coroner: Skier died of blunt force trauma

A well-known extreme skier from Squaw Valley died as a result of blunt force trauma, the county coroner released Thursday. A forensic autopsy of Charles Russell Johnson, III, rev ...