Crime

Crime Log

Shopping safety: Rocklin businesses, shoppers hit with Christmastime crime

Lately the ringing in Rocklin’s air has been more than Salvation Army’s bells – there’s also been plenty of car alarms and store security systems chiming. ...

Rocklin holiday shoppers see police pursuit, manhunt

A Sunday afternoon police chase through Rocklin ended with an alleged serial burglar in custody. According to the Rocklin Police Department, the ordeal began around 11:55 a.m. whe ...

Final guilty plea in $17M construction fraud targeting Auburn tribe

Darrell Hinz was the trusted construction manager hired by the United Auburn Indian Community to complete its Indian Hills Road office project. Instead, Hinz became enmeshed in a ...

Doctor: Accused cop killer believes God will foil any execution

SUNDAY UPDATE: SACRAMENTO – Accused double cop-killer Luis Bracamontes says God has made him invulnerable and will not allow him to be executed if he is sentenced to death, a ...

Man robs Wells Fargo in Rocklin

Rocklin police are still looking for the man who robbed the Wells Fargo Bank around 6 p.m. Nov. 17 near the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Park Drive. According to the Rocklin Poli ...

Writer, former addict brings Placer’s heroin epidemic into view

In every translation, the journey into Dante’s “Inferno” begins in a shadowed forest where “lost is the path that does not stray,” and for Jason Smith ...

Five-figure losses in hit-and-run Loomis burglaries

High-end burglaries have hit Loomis in November, with tens of thousands of dollars pilfered in two break-ins, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office reported. Investigations are ...

Preventing Parisian terror in Placer County

Placer County law enforcement leaders say the threat of terror, as underlined by the attacks in Paris, has dramatically changed their operations. There is stepped-up training and ...

Placer County’s death row inmates wait as debate swirls

A recent photo from San Quentin State Prison shows David Rundle no longer the young man tried, convicted and sentenced to death in Placer County for the murders of two women almost ...

Guilty plea in $17 million fraud case

A web of bogus transactions that came unraveled as federal investigators moved in has led to a guilty plea on fraud charges by the United Auburn Indian Community’s former tri ...

Guilty plea in United Auburn Indian Community fraud case

A Newcastle man – 48-year-old Gregory Scott Baker – pleaded guilty today to conspiring to launder money and commit mail fraud in a multi-million-dollar theft from the U ...

Rocklin Crime Log: City sees robberies, stolen cars, pumpkin throwing

Information compiled from local police reports. All suspects are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Oct. 6 A case of attempted shop lifting reportedly spir ...

UPDATE: Man assaulted with tree branch at Placer County homeless shelter

An Auburn man is behind bars on suspicion of attacking and injuring another transient with a tree branch — or cane-like weapon — while both were inside the North A ...

Man robs Rocklin restaurant at gunpoint

An armed man in a bandana hit Don Quixote’s Mexican Grill Friday after hours, and Rocklin police are still looking for ways to identify him. According to Rocklin Police Depa ...

One year later: A time to remember Detective Mike Davis Jr. in Auburn

Under the shade of a massive, live oak in a South Auburn cul-de-sac, Detective Mike Davis’ memory is kept alive by a neighborhood that can’t forget his ultimate sacrifi ...