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Sheriff’s Office Asking for Your Help

Sheriff’s Office Asking for Your Help

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The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to find a suspect. On February 12, 2014, during the night hours, a residential burglary to a detached garage occurred on Rocky Hill Court in Meadow Vista. During the burglary, the victim’s wallet was stolen and his credit cards were…

Inspectors from CAL FIRE Conducting Inspections

Inspectors from CAL FIRE Conducting Inspections

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Beginning this week, inspectors from CAL FIRE (the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection) will be conducting defensible space inspections in Nevada, Yuba and Placer counties. Defensible space inspections are supported by the State Responsibility Area (SRA) Fire Prevention Fee, which is an annual fee assessed to rural residents…

Gold Run Hit and Run

Gold Run Hit and Run

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Multiple collisions occurred on the I-80 Corridor in the Gold Run Area during the winter storm that came through the area on February 26th through March 3rd. The Gold Run Area investigated 14 collisions that occurred during the storm.  The majority of collisions occurred due to vehicles traveling at unsafe…

PCWA Talks Drought Impact Thursday

PCWA Talks Drought Impact Thursday

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The Placer County Water Agency board meets for their regular meeting on Thursday and the agenda includes a review of drought emergency and water shortage. The board will hear reports on the impacts of the drought on local water supply availability to Placer County and to PCWA’s Western Water System…

Victim of Plane Crash in Truckee Identified

Victim of Plane Crash in Truckee Identified

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The Placer County Sheriff’s Office has notified the next-of-kin and have released the name of the woman who died in a plane crash near Truckee Monday. She was Darla Sue Farnell, age 55, of the Tahoe City area. The man who was critically injured is Ray Richard Farnell, age 70,…

AUBURN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NAMES NEW CEO

AUBURN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NAMES NEW CEO

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AUBURN – After a lengthy search and selection process, the Auburn Chamber of Commerce has named Kevin Hanley as the new CEO to replace retiring long-time CEO Bruce Cosgrove. The selection process began in October by a team of community volunteers and Auburn Chamber executive team members. Twenty-Four candidates from…

SAR Training in Auburn SRA Saturday

SAR Training in Auburn SRA Saturday

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More than 370 search and rescue team members from around the state were in the American River Canyon near Auburn for a mountain rescue team testing on Saturday, March 1. Lt. Kevin Borden with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office says Search and Rescue members must certify each year in one…

Avoid the 7 Funding

Avoid the 7 Funding

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The Auburn Police Department received funding for additional DUI enforcement from the Office of Traffic Safety as part of the Avoid the 7 DUI task force in Placer County. Auburn Police officer Chris Forman manages the grant that brings enforcement from 7 agencies throughout Placer County to increase DUI enforcement…

DWR March Snow Pack Survey

DWR March Snow Pack Survey

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Storms are lightly blanketing the Sierra with fresh snow, but Department of Water Resources (DWR) snow surveyors Thursday reported that snow pack water content remains far below what will be needed by cities and farms this summer. DWR and cooperating agencies trekked into the mountains to conduct the winter’s third…

SAR Certification Saturday

SAR Certification Saturday

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More than 370 search and rescue team members from around the state will be in the American River Canyon near Auburn for a mountain rescue team testing on Saturday, March 1. Lt. Kevin Borden with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office says Search and Rescue members must certify each year in…