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Los Lagos security guard arrested for possession of child pornography

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office arrested a private security guard Thursday night for possession of child pornography. James Lee Johnson, 49, of Citrus Heights, was booked at the Placer County Jail on charges of possessing child pornography. His bail is set at $50,000. The case came to the attention of Placer County sheriff’s … [Read More...]

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Placer County Board approves contract with Placer Public Employees Organization

The Placer County Board of Supervisors approved a contract with the Placer Public Employees Organization Tuesday that balances two key goals: providing employees with modest annual wage increases and ensuring labor costs can be sustained in future years. Board members voted unanimously to approve the contract, which has a retroactive starting date … [Read More...]


Fraudulent callers targeting medical information

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is warning the public today about fraudulent phone callers seeking to deceive people into revealing sensitive personal health and financial information. The callers, who claim to be representatives of CDPH, contact people to inquire about a surgery or medical procedure in hopes of obtaining personal … [Read More...]

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Update: Attempted kidnapping is a simple misunderstanding

Detectives from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office have identified and interviewed the man who had an encounter with a 4-year-old in the Auburn Dollar Store Wednesday evening. The man, who was very cooperative with detectives, said he was walking in the aisle of the store with his hands full when he bumped into the child. As he took the child’s … [Read More...]

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Human Services Division receives National Award

At its July 8, 2014 meeting the Placer County Board of Supervisors recognized the efforts of the Placer County Human Services Division, which was recently awarded a 2014 Achievement Award by the National Association of Counties (NACo) for its Human Services Center. The award was given to the Human Services Division for “the creation of an … [Read More...]


Attempted kidnapping in Auburn – PCSO seeking public help identifying suspect

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who is suspected in the attempted kidnapping of a 4-year-old boy from the Dollar Tree store in north Auburn on Wednesday evening. The suspect, a short, heavy-set Hispanic male, tried to drag the boy out of the Highway 49 store at around 5:30 p.m. The boy’s … [Read More...]


Suspected prostitution and human trafficking ring busted in Auburn and Nevada City

AUBURN -- In January 2014, The Placer Special Investigation Unit, Auburn Police Department, and the Nevada City Police Department received information that suspicious activities were occurring at the Asian Massage Therapy & Foot in Auburn and the Oriental Health Therapy in Nevada City.  As a result of the information, an investigation into the … [Read More...]

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Online predator arrested by Placer County Sheriff’s detectives

Placer County sheriff’s detectives didn’t have to go far to arrest and book their latest suspect who befriended them through an online ad and agreed to meet – in the Placer County Jail parking lot - for a sexual rendezvous. Tuesday afternoon, Daniel Eugene Kirschner, 28, of Auburn, became the fourth suspect since February who has been arrested … [Read More...]

Veteran of the Year

Assemblywoman Gaines Honors Commander Dave Ramsey as Veteran of the Year

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R-Roseville, was proud to honor Army Commander Dave Ramsey of Roseville as Veteran of the Year for the 6thAssembly District at the Veterans Recognition Luncheon in Sacramento. The luncheon was hosted by the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee and the Speaker of the Assembly, Toni Atkins.  Assemblymembers … [Read More...]


Placer County’s 20 Most Wanted

Do you know any of these people?  They are considered Placer County's 20 most wanted, with suspected crimes ranging from drug possession to burglary. Updated 07/01/2014 Every effort is made to keep this information as current as possible, however the information provided should be verified before taking any action. Shown below each picture is … [Read More...]