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Witness Details Chaotic Scene Of Off-Duty Deputy’s Gunfight With Domestic Violence Suspect Near Auburn

AUBURN (CBS13) — A person was shot by an off-duty Placer County sheriff’s deputy after he responded to a domestic violence call on Griffin Way near Auburn. During the exchange of gunfire, the deputy was not hit but the male involved in the domestic disturbance was shot. His condition is unknown. When asked what the protocol is for off-duty deputies responding to any kind of call, the sheriff’s office said deputies are deputies 24/7. Neighbors on Griffin Way were shocked by the violence. “I heard a couple of gunshots, a girl screaming, somebody crying,” Patrick Flaherty said. Running out of his house to help, Flaherty...
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Truck Driver Crashes, Leaves Scene, Leaving ID And Tablet, Returns To Scene, Police Call Him Out On Facebook

AUBURN (CBS13) — The Auburn Police Department took to Facebook to call out a man who crashed a utility vehicle and left the scene, leaving his ID and tablet. Early Friday morning, at roughly 2:13 a.m., at the 400 Block of Nevada Street, Auburn Police arrived at the scene of a crashed utility vehicle where they discovered that the driver ran away. During their investigation, police discovered an ID and tablet identifying the driver of the truck. At some point, police contacted the driver’s boss to inform him that his company truck had been crashed. Police took to Facebook hoping the driver would see their post encouraging him to answer his phone. In an unexpected plot twist, the driver returned to the scene and was arrested for DUI charges.  
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Camel, Exotic Birds Among Animals Rescued From Sutter County Property; 2 People Suspected Of Animal Abuse

PLEASANT GROVE (CBS13) – More animals have been rescued from a Pleasant Grove property that was already raided by authorities earlier this week. The Sutter County Sheriff’s Office says deputies, along with animal services and code enforcement agents, served a search and seizure warrant at a 3400 block of Sankey Road property on Tuesday. Dozens of animals – including dogs, horses, cats and exotic birds – were seized. Deputies say the raid came after several attempts to address issues at the property. Later in the week, authorities served a second warrant at the property due to logistical constraints that hampered them from taking in some of the animals. A total of 64 animals have now been seized from the property by authorities. The animals include 18 horses, 8 geese, 7 dogs, 7 alpacas, 5 peacocks, 5 exotic birds, 4 sheep, 2 pigs, 2 brahma bulls, 1 longhorn bull, 1 rooster, 1 camel and 1 ostrich. Two Pleasant Grove residents were arrested after the warrant was served: 51-old Chad Damon Dunivan and 50-year-old Lynette Kim Countryman-Duivan. Both are facing several felony charges, including animal abuse. The animals are now in the care of the Sutter Animal Services Authority. Investigators say more criminal charges are possible.  

National partnership leads to child pornography arrest in Auburn

AUBURN, Calif. (KTXL) — Following several tips, the Auburn Police Department arrested Pablo Carols Blancas, 25, of Auburn for child pornography on May 26, according to police. The Auburn Police Department collected the tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children who indicated that someone in the Auburn area was sending and receiving […]

Auburn police nab DUI driver after he abandons vehicle

The Auburn Police Department added to its lengthy list of DUI arrests in 2022 early Friday morning. Officers responded to a report of an overturned vehicle on the 400 block of Nevada Street at 2:13 a.m. Friday morning, Lt. Tucker Huey said. After making sure there was no medical emergency, such as an ejection, officers took to Facebook to post about the incident.

Recreational water release for Middle Fork American River Project

Auburn, Calif. – With the arrival of warm weather and Memorial Day weekend, Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) issued its 2022 recreational water release schedule and campground information for its Middle Fork American River Project (MFP). After a winter season that began with extreme rainfall but was followed by...

5 things to know: Warby Parker opens in Roseville, mobile food business closes

Welcome to Friday, loyal readers. Here's what you need to know today. The Butcher's Kitchen, a mobile food business from El Dorado County, is shutting down. The food trailer will have its final day on Monday, operators announced on social media. The Butcher's Kitchen is an extension of Kings Meats, a locally owned butcher shop in the Diamond Springs area. Kings Meats is staying open, operators wrote on social media.
Mountain Democrat

Left’s support of crime

Kevin Kiley’s column pointed out what we already knew, that zero bail policies, sanctuary city and state policies and George Soros backed DAs who supported criminals at the expense of the honest promoted crime. But there is more that the mainstream media and the Democrats that control this state have successfully kept from the public. I will outline a couple of things that you might not have been aware of.

Sheriff: Off-Deputy Not Hurt After Exchanging Gunfire With Suspect Near Auburn

PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) — An off-duty Placer County Sheriff’s Office deputy exchanged gunfire with a suspect near Auburn late Thursday morning. The sheriff’s office says, around 11:30 a.m., the deputy, who likely was in the area and heard the call regarding a disturbance come in over the radio, responded to the 12000 block of Griffin Way and made contact with a subject. Exactly why the situation escalated is unclear, but the sheriff’s office says the off-duty deputy and a subject ended up exchanging gunfire. The deputy was not hurt in the shooting; the subject was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries. “I don’t know who shot [the suspect]. I don’t know how he got shot, but I probably heard seven or eight gunshots,” said Patrick Flaherty who witnessed the shooting. Several other people at the scene have also been detained, the sheriff’s office says. Both the Placer Sheriff and the Placer County District Attorney will be investigating the incident.
Sacramento Magazine

Warby Parker Comes to Roseville!

Warby Parker, the disruptive eyewear brand, is opening a new location at the Westfield Galleria at Roseville on Saturday, May 28. The store will be Warby Parker’s 25th in California and second in the Sacramento region. (The first is at the Ice Blocks on R Street.) The location will...

Auburn Police Department to obtain armored rescue vehicle

A specialized military-grade vehicle will soon join the Auburn Police Department’s fleet after approval from the city council Monday night. Council unanimously approved the Auburn Police Department’s request to add an armored rescue vehicle, which Chief Ryan Kinnan said would “better equip and prepare the department to rapidly respond to an active shooter or other similar events.”

In pictures: Folsom High School commences over 600 graduates

More than 600 graduates walked across the stage at Prairie City Stadium Thursday evening as Folsom High School and Folsom Lake High School commenced the class of 2022. A total of 589 students received diplomas from Folsom High School, while 21 seniors received theirs from Folsom Lake High School. Thursday's...

Tickets Now on Sale! Placer County Fair in Roseville June 23-26

Roseville, Calif. – Roseville will once again welcome back guests to the Placer County Fair. Scheduled for June 23-26, 2022, it’s the perfect way to kick off the beginning of summer in Placer County. Following last year’s successful event, 2022 welcomes another year of fun and excitement. Come...

Lincoln Sober Grad Night volunteers needed

Zebra Sober Grad is a coveted tradition for Lincoln High School graduating seniors. In fact, this year’s Sober Grad on June 10 will be the 30th annual post- graduation event. The Zebra Sober Grad Board of Directors are still in need of nearly 80 volunteers for the Zebra Sober...
Mountain Democrat

Homeless crisis … for how long?

On April 19 the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors, led by Chair Lori Parlin, voted to declare a “homeless shelter crisis” in our beautiful county. By doing so, under the provisions of Assembly Bill 2553, Supervisors Parlin, Hidahl, Thomas and Novasel voted to disregard the voter approved General Plan, eliminate a public bidding process and create a double standard for enforcement of local land use regulations.
Mountain Democrat

EDC Fire gets ‘good’ PPC rating

El Dorado County Fire Protection District’s public protection classification service rating from the Insurance Services Office will shift to Class 3 from Class 4, effective Aug. 1. Chief Tim Cordero shared the achievement with the El Dorado County Fire Protection District Board of Directors May 19 during its meeting...