Crime

Crime Log

Rocklin heroin dealer implicated in Roseville death sent to prison

In the summer of 2013, Rocklin’s Mohammad Noor was enjoying a reputation on the streets of South Placer County as a heroin dealer with cash his pockets, guns in his car and p ...

Rocklin, Roseville turns out for talk on crime and prison culture

A large group of South Placer residents packed into the Monk’s Cellar in downtown Roseville Sunday evening to hear a public talk by Placer Herald editor Scott Thomas Anderson ...

Rocklin crime Log: Police deal with good Samaritan attack, burglaries

April 1 The Rocklin Police Department began tracking a case in which an unknown suspects have been passing counterfeit money on four separate occasions over a seven day period &m ...

Judge rejects Rocklin surgeon’s plea to avoid jail

A Placer County judge rejected a plea deal Thursday in which former Rocklin cosmetic surgeon Efrain Gonzalez, accused of botching dozens of surgeries over the past six years, would ...

Placer Herald editor to give talk on book, new crime phenomenon

In between his editing duties at the Placer Herald and Press Tribune, journalist Scott Thomas Anderson has completed a three-year investigation of what he calls “the revolvin ...

Cops halt high-speed chase in Rocklin

A high-speed chase that started in Lincoln Monday morning involved officers from four departments before coming to an end in Rocklin. According to the Placer County Sheriff’ ...

Regional police investigators watch as DNA-sketch tech advances

Despite an absence of witnesses and surveillance, detectives in some American criminal justice departments have seen the faces of possible suspects. DNA samples found on-scene in t ...

UPDATE: DA drops mayhem charges against former Rocklin surgeon

Editor's note: Judge Charles Wachob has rejected the plea agreement outlined in this story, stating at a hearing April 2 that he concurred with a probation report recommending ...

Mail thefts spark I.D. concerns in Rocklin, South Placer

Since January, mail thefts in Rocklin and Granite Bay neighborhoods have been an ongoing issue. However, experts say these crimes, which may lead to identity theft, can be avo ...

Roseville murder hearing: Employees clashed with ‘Skim X’ victim

A Placer County deputy district attorney attempted to narrow the field of possible culprits while defense tried to widen it as the preliminary hearing for murder suspect Christophe ...