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Auburn arrests after wild theft getaway, crash

  Two female theft suspects are in jail today on suspicion of making a wild, high-speed getaway attempt that ended with a crash in Auburn and a thwarted try to catch an Uber ...

Crime In Your Community: Sprint tower theft; Gold-laden sand pile missing; More

  Oct. 30 Rose Ann Miller Lathum, 34, of Merced was arrested in the 2200-block of North Auburn’s Grass Valley Highway on suspicion of being under the influence of a co ...

Home Depot theft at crest of Placer mini-crimewave

A pair of suspects caught on security camera are believed to be responsible for a mini-crime wave in Placer County that includes a Home Depot theft in North Auburn. The Placer Cou ...

Regional Park security review after 4 OD’s

More security measures could be in store for an Auburn park where four transients overdosed. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that all four survived after snorti ...

Arrests in junk-food-fueled break-in

Two Sacramento men are behind bars after being arrested as suspects in a junk-food-fueled burglary at a Colfax convenience store. Authorities took 34-year-old Sacramento transient ...

Four OD’s at Auburn park

Four people overdosed at an Auburn Recreation District’s Regional Park in North Auburn on Wednesday. According to the Placer County Sheriff&rsq ...

Stolen vehicle, arrests outside Auburn school

Auburn Police arrested three teens outside Placer High School Wednesday after a report of a suspicious vehicle and people trying to get on campus without authorization. The incide ...

Gang gear, handgun, weed seized in North Auburn arrest

An early morning check of a suspicious vehicle in a notorious North Auburn parking lot led to the arrest of a Grass Valley man on a laundry list of charges — from possession ...

Placer jail-bed count to drop in North Auburn

Placer County’s North Auburn jail will soon have fewer beds for inmates. But the drop isn’t as drastic as initially planned. The Board of Supervisors OK’d a shi ...

Stereos targeted, chains cut on gate

Stereo-navigation system units on new cars on the Auburn Toyota lot were the targets in a plus-$100,000 theft. In all, 25 units were stolen in an overnight break-in last week at t ...

Auburn prowler alert more than late-night Halloween scare

A report of two men prowling around a residential area of Luther Road in North Auburn during the early morning hours of Wednesday led to an arrest shortly afterward by Placer Count ...

Plan calls for Auburn’s county jail to shrink

With several question marks looming on the state corrections horizon, Placer County is hedging its bets on the number of jail beds it will keep open at its North Auburn facility. ...

Transient arrested after man slashed in North Auburn park

A dispute between two homeless men escalated into violence when one of the men took a knife and slashed the other one across the chest. Deputies found the victim with what the She ...

Crime in Your Community: Airsoft guns stolen from church; Snapchat meetup ends with beating; More

  Oct. 9 A porch pirate lifted a box and suitcase worth $300 from a 6800-block Douglas Boulevard location in Granite Bay. A welfare check turned into a parole search that ...

I-80 sighting leads to arrest of armed Reno homicide suspect in Placer County

A homicide suspect fleeing a Reno shooting death with a loaded handgun in a stolen car was arrested after being spotted on Interstate 80 Sunday by a Gold Run California Highway Pat ...