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Placer County District Attorney's Office
Placer praised for policy
Thursday Sep 02 2010
The Placer County District Attorney’s Office was recently praised for its suspect identification program. Northern California Project Innocence, a group based in Santa Clara tha ...
DA declines to file case against deputy whose daughter died in accidental shooting
Friday Jun 25 2010
The District Attorney’s Office will not file charges against a deputy whose toddler accidentally shot herself in April. On Friday, Karin Bjork, supervising deputy district attor ...
Youth pastor gets prison for sex with teen
Wednesday Apr 28 2010
A Placer County judge sentenced a Rocklin youth pastor to prison Wednesday for carrying on a sexual affair with a 14-year-old church member. Jeffery Allen Waisner, 33, of Lincoln ...
Laser pointer leads to four-year prison term
Tuesday Jan 26 2010
A Rocklin man is expected to spend the next four years in prison for pointing a laser beam at a helicopter. Jamie Allen Downie, 35, was sentenced Friday after he pleaded guilty t ...
D.A. challenger withdraws from race
Wednesday Jan 13 2010
A Sacramento attorney announced Wednesday that he would no longer seek the District Attorney position in Placer. Scott Triplett, a deputy district attorney for Sacramento County, ...
Alleged Sierra College stabber ordered to trial
Thursday Oct 22 2009
A former Sierra College student faces murder charges in a case involving an alleged love triangle. At the end of a preliminary hearing for Paul Thomas Heintz, 23, of Rocklin, Jud ...
Court roundup: Jail escapee trial coming up
Friday Oct 02 2009
A man charged with kicking in a woman’s teeth is now in custody and a Placer Jail escapee has a tentative trial date set for January. The following is a summary of where some P ...
Placer DA: Officer shooting of man justified
Thursday Jul 30 2009
The fatal shooting of a man by Rocklin and Lincoln police on Jan. 1 was determined to be justifiable after a Placer County District Attorney’s Office independent review. The co ...
Child abuse center notes increase in cases
Monday Apr 20 2009
Officials at a Placer child abuse interview center noted a record number of cases coming through their doors for 2008 and report that number is growing. The Multidisciplinary Int ...
Police officer’s killer to remain in prison
Wednesday Apr 01 2009
A California appeals court upheld the conviction of Eric Dungan, who is serving a 15-years-to-life state prison term for the death of a Rocklin police officer. The court returned ...
Placer ranks top in DUI convictions
Monday Mar 30 2009
Drunk drivers beware: A recent report reveals that the Placer County District Attorney’s Office has the highest conviction rate of drunken or impaired drivers in the state. A Ca ...
'Wicked' local crime documented
Friday Dec 19 2008
A show documenting “wicked attractions” rolled into town Wednesday to relive a 1994 murder case involving a highly abusive mother and the torture she inflicted upon her childre ...
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