Crime

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 ...

Four arrested in connection with Rocklin crime spree

Using tips from residents, Rocklin police made four arrests last week in connection with 22 separate crimes that occurred late Feb. 28 or early March 1 across the city. Shortly af ...

Roseville officers deal with multiple Prop.47-related cases of violence

When Kevin Stovall walked out of a Roseville jail cell two weeks after Prop. 47 lowered his burglary conviction to a misdemeanor, he was asked by a waiting television crew if this ...

Tarasuk found guilty of Roseville murder

A jury convicted Roseville resident Oleg Tarasuk, 52, of second-degree murder this week along with four other felonies in connection with a three-vehicle collision that killed a pe ...

Detectives face off in court with alleged ‘Skim X Killer'

A preliminary hearing brought 28-year-old Christopher Northam before a judge last week for a murder that occurred in a Roseville warehouse in 2011. Deputy District Attorney David ...

Rocklin police hit with connected property crimes

During the late night hours between Feb. 28 and March 1, Rocklin police officers responded to a rash of vandalisms, burglaries and stolen vehicles calls. On Monday, police official ...

Rocklin not immune to heroin, opiate trends in region

Official arrest records from the Placer County Sheriff’s Department indicate that some of the county’s wealthier jurisdictions have exceeded others in arrests involving ...