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By BStigers on May 24, 2023.

Placer County has completed the cleanup of the abandoned homeless area at F and 1st street at the Dewitt center in North Auburn this past week. The area has been available to homeless people who have moved out or moved to the new camp area across the street under the operation of the Placer County Probation department. The county was required to maintain access to former homeless people who had established living at the former location for 90 days since it was closed to habitation in February. Terry Butrym, liability manager for Placer County released a video on the county operation that started to clean the area and has now returned it to open space, available to the county for re-use. (VIDEO)


Just after 2 a.m. Sunday, deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Penryn Rd near the 76-gas station, which turned into a pursuit. The suspect driver, a male adult, crashed near Penryn Estates Dr and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Traffic between Taylor Road and the I-80 intersection on Penryn Road was closed for several hours. Placer County Sheriffs are investigating. Additional information will be released later. 


The American River is expected to be even more dangerous this week due to a larger amount of water being released from Folsom Lake. Waterways have already been flowing faster than usual due to Californiaas record snowfall melting, sending more water down the stateas waterways, prompting warnings from Northern California officials. With the releases increased to 15,000 cubic feet per second Monday and Tuesday, Sacramento Regional Parks is warning people to not enter the American River. 

The Placer County Sheriffas Office confirmed a body was found in Folsom Lake near Rattlesnake Bar on Friday.

Angela Musallam, public information officer for the Placer County Sheriffas Office, said the call reporting the body was received mid-morning on Friday.

One individual went missing on April 29 after he visited the American River. The second went missing on May 14 after he was recreating on the river. The Placer County Sheriffas Office confirmed a body was found in Folsom Lake near Rattlesnake Bar on Friday.

Placer Coroner officials have confirmed that the body found Friday at Folsom Lake is that of a 22-year-old man who was swept into the American River more than two weeks earlier near the confluence in Placer County. The victim has been identified as Victor Nguyen of Antelope, the Placer County Sheriffas Office said in a Monday social media post.

Deputies on April 29 were dispatched to the confluence of the Middle Fork and North Fork of the American River, near Auburn, where a group of friends reported one person in their group had been swept away in the water.


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