Placer County District Attorney's Office

Placer praised for policy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...