Placer County Sheriff's Office

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 ...

Sheriff offers cuddly comfort to hospital patients

Bobbi Mower was brought to tears when a volunteer unexpectedly gave her husband a sock monkey Tuesday. The Roseville resident wouldn’t let go of the stuffed animal as she thank ...

Shoplifters beware: Stores are watching

Despite video surveillance and undercover security, shoplifting still plagues local storeowners – especially during the holiday season. The time of giving is also the time of t ...

Cash register helps police ring up arrests

When thieves smashed the window of a Loomis shop, owner Dan Henderson said it could’ve put him out of business. So when a detective called Henderson, who owns Tactis Sk8 Shop, ...

Del Oro grad’s death ruled accidental

A Del Oro graduate died because of an accidental drowning caused by alcohol and prescription drug intoxication, an autopsy report revealed. On Thursday, the Placer County Sheriff ...

Patrollers work with ‘dogged’ determination

In an abandoned county building, a trained police canine searches for drugs. With dogged persistence the German shepherd sniffs every corner and space until he finds the marijuan ...

Fundraiser to help protect county K9s

The four-legged members of local law enforcement need more protection than just their furry coats. That’s why one area business decided to hold a fundraiser to help cut away at ...

Q&A: What do you do if you see a Most Wanted list criminal?

County Sheriff’s Department decide who are the week’s most wanted criminal suspects? Lt. Jeff Ausnow took some time to answer a few questions about how the Most Wanted list is ...

Teen led police on high-speed chase down 80

A 14-year-old boy put his young life — and the life of an Auburn father and his 8-year-old daughter — in danger after he led law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit in a truck ...