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Suspects Saught in Grass Valley Jewelry Theft

Suspects Saught in Grass Valley Jewelry Theft

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The Grass Valley Police Department is asking for your help. Around 8pm Sunday evening (March 30) two men broke into the Gold And Silver Store on Mill Street in Grass Valley and allegedly stole $5 thousand dollars worth of merchandise. The store did have surveillance cameras and did capture the…

Suspects from Wednesday’s Crash to be Arraigned Friday

Suspects from Wednesday’s Crash to be Arraigned Friday

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The Placer County sheriff’s Office says the two suspects from Wednesday’s crash that killed 2 will be arraigned Friday, April 4, at 1 p.m. in the Placer County Jail courtroom. The suspects are Roman Glukhoy and Yuriy Merkushev. Glukhoy is being held without bail, and he also had a no-bail warrant out of…

Two Killed by Teens in Stolen Car

Two Killed by Teens in Stolen Car

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A multi-city, two-county crime spree ended in tragedy this morning when 19-year-old twin brothers crashed a stolen truck into a car, killing a man and a girl. Ruslan and Roman Glukhoy, of Antelope, will be charged with two counts of homicide – and other charges – following the pursuit that…

Missing Snowboarder Found Alive in Nevada County

Missing Snowboarder Found Alive in Nevada County

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 On Monday March 31, 2014 just after 5:00 PM, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing subject in the Castle Peak area of Donner Pass. Deputies contacted the reporting party who advised them that his adult son was missing after the two were separated between Castle…

Searchers Found Missing Runner Robert Root

Searchers Found Missing Runner Robert Root

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At around 12:30 p.m. today, searchers found missing runner Robert Root. He was alert, walking and talking when found about 2 ½ miles from the Michigan Bluff trailhead of the Western States Trail. Root, 55, of Modesto, was last seen around 9:30 a.m. Sunday, while running with a group. He…

Murder Suspect Arrested for 1992 Placerville Homicide

Murder Suspect Arrested for 1992 Placerville Homicide

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The Placerville Police Department has located the suspect of a 22 year old homicide after the arrest of Jorge Luis Ponce Barajas, date of birth 11-15-73. He was arrested on a no bail arrest warrant in Richmond, CA. An arrest warrant had been issued for him in 1992 after the…

2 Sheriff’s Lts and a Captain Make an Arrest on Their Lunch Hour

2 Sheriff’s Lts and a Captain Make an Arrest on Their Lunch Hour

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 An Auburn transient landed in jail after fleeing from Placer County Sheriff’s officials on a stolen motorcycle yesterday. At 11:45 a.m. Monday, Daniel Joseph Hubanks, 33, was riding the dirt bike – without a helmet – when a deputy on foot near Chana High School on Richardson Drive yelled at…

Pursuit of Reported Suicidal Man Ends in Crash in Colfax

Pursuit of Reported Suicidal Man Ends in Crash in Colfax

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The Placer County Sheriff Office’s pursuit of a reported suicidal man ended in a crash in Colfax Monday evening. At 5:42 p.m., a caller to the sheriff’s 911 dispatch center reported that Joel Bumgarner, 38, had taken pills, was drinking alcohol and had driven away from his Auburn home. A…

MQRR Bridge Plaque Event

MQRR Bridge Plaque Event

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The Mountain Quarries RailRoad Bridge, the longest concrete arch railroad bridge in the world when it was built in 1912 was determined to have statewide historical significance by the County Board of Supervisors, the city of Auburn, and California State Parks and so received a California Historical Plaque on Sunday…

Joanne Neft Gets Lifetime Achievement Award from County

Joanne Neft Gets Lifetime Achievement Award from County

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Chief Executive Officer Bruce Cosgrove of the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce and agricultural marketing guru Joanne Neft were honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards during the 23rd annual Placer County Economic Development Summit Wednesday. Placer County Supervisor Robert M. Weygandt said “I can’t think of a better, more deserving recipient…