Crime

Crime Log

Roseville chiropractor sentenced in Hawaii for rape

A Roseville chiropractor was sentenced last week to 10 years in prison for raping a woman in Maui, Hawaii in September 2011. According to Maui County First Deputy Attorney Robert ...

Three arrests at rural Auburn cannabis oil lab

A “knock and talk” inspection at a rural Auburn house to determine compliance with medical marijuana laws has led to three arrests connected to the discovery of a honey ...

Placer supes reject video visits bids

Placer County isn’t logging off on its current inmate video visitation contractor. The Board of Supervisors followed a recommendation from staff Tuesday to reject proposals ...

Craigslist leads Rocklin officers to another Prop. 47-enabled offender

An anecdote about the combined impact of Proposal 47 and prison realignment: Rocklin police found a Lincoln man in possession of heroin, methamphetamine and stolen property last we ...

Alleged Roseville gym flasher, touching suspect arrested

A 61-year-old Roseville man was booked into Placer County jail Friday for allegedly following around a teenager, exposing himself and trying to inappropriately touch the victim. A ...

Rocklin mail thief sentenced to three years

An Oroville man was sentenced last week to three years in prison for a series of fraud and identity theft crimes he perpetrated in Rocklin. According to the criminal complaint fil ...

Rocklin Crime Log: Burglaries, assaults greet city with spring

The last three weeks of March saw three vehicle thefts, four identity thefts and 23 various burglaries for the Rocklin Police Department, which logged 3,322 total incidents from Ma ...

Rocklin man arrested for ambushing teens, series of sexual batteries

A 31-year-old Rocklin man is behind bars after several underage girls were reportedly sexually assaulted last weekend near Twin Oaks Park. According to information from the Police ...

Shooting, burning murders were climax to broader storm of violence

The arrest of Joshua Daniel Smith last week forced East Roseville to revisit one of the most ominous crimes in the city’s recent history, involving two men being shot in the ...

UPDATE: Suspect in shooting, burning murders had been arrested 11 times before

The crime that has been haunting East Roseville’s sense of security for more than 10 months came into focus Thursday afternoon, after Placer County Sheriff’s detectives ...

Rocklin crime up 20 percent in 2015

The 2015 crime stats are in for the city of Rocklin, and they’re not especially encouraging. Overall crime rose to 21.3 incidents per 1,000 people – a 20-percent spike ...

Bodies of man, woman found in Rocklin apartment identified

Rocklin police have identified two people found dead Feb. 26 in their apartment as Wanda Sanchez, 58, and her 24-year-old son, Justin. Police deemed their deaths “suspicious ...

In wake of Apple controversy, South Placer investigators talk phones

A federal magistrate judge on Monday denied a request from the FBI that would have forced Apple – maker of the ubiquitous iPhone – to produce software that would e ...

Rocklin, Placer law enforcement sees spiking crime tied to ‘experiments’

Law enforcement leaders in Placer County are taking a hard look at new data suggesting California suffered a herculean jump in crime rates in 2015. Even more concerning to local po ...

Murder case moving ahead for Rocklin man

Robert Yandolino’s preliminary hearing on an allegation of murder in the death of his father at a Newcastle olive ranch is poised to start in the spring. Yandolino, a 26-yea ...