Placer County, CA

High-speed car chase ends in crash in front of Auburn City Hall

AUBURN, Calif. (KTXL) — Auburn police said a car chase that reached speeds over 100 mph ended in a crash in front of city hall early Monday morning.  According to police, the chase began around 1:30 a.m., with the Placer County Sheriff’s Department pursuing the driver. Auburn police said the chase reached speeds of over […]
Picture for High-speed car chase ends in crash in front of Auburn City Hall

Driver crashes in front of Auburn City Hall after going 100 mph on Hwy. 49

AUBURN, Calif. — A pursuit reaching speeds above 100 mph on Highway 49 ended in the driver crashing in front of the Auburn City Hall. On Monday at around 1:30 a.m., the Placer County Sheriff's Office was involved in a pursuit on Highway 49 that reached 100 mph. The Auburn Police Department said the pursuit ended in a crash directly in front of the Auburn City Hall.
Picture for Driver crashes in front of Auburn City Hall after going 100 mph on Hwy. 49

Placer County Sheriffs: 100 MPH Car Chase Ends With Suspect Collision

AUBURN (CBS13) — A car chase involving the Placer County Sheriff’s Office and a suspect ended with a traffic collision. According to a news release from Auburn police, at roughly 1:30 a.m. Monday, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office was involved in a chase on Highway 49 that reached 100 mph. The chase ended when the suspect crashed their vehicle in front of city hall. The driver ran away from the scene. Auburn PD, Placer County Sheriff’s Office deputies, and California Highway Patrol formed a perimeter, quickly locating the suspect near Auburn Folsom and Lincoln Way.

Placer County Sheriff's Office deputies, correctional officers to get body cameras

PLACER COUNTY, Calif. — The Placer County Sheriff's Office said Monday deputies and correctional officers at the Auburn and South Placer Jail will get body cameras. "The body-worn cameras will serve as a vital tool to ensure the safety of community members, inmates, and sheriff’s office staff while providing transparency to the public during critical incidents," the Placer County Sheriff's Office wrote in a Facebook post.

Man arrested after pursuit, crash at Auburn City Hall

A man was arrested Monday morning, May 23, following a crash at Auburn City Hall. The Auburn Police Department reported the Placer County Sheriff’s Office was involved in a pursuit around 1:30 a.m. The driver reportedly reached speeds above 100 mph on Highway 49. According to APD Lt. Bryan...

Cycling through Placer County

For those cyclists looking to get out of town for a not-too-difficult ride in the country, the 25-mile out ’n’ back to Camp Far West Lake is ideal. Head north on McCourtney Road, and in about 13 miles, you will be at the bridge crossing the spillway. There...

Placer Sheriff's Office receives $580K for body camera program

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a $580,000 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant for body-worn cameras. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the funding was secured with the assistance of Congressman Doug LaMalfa through a community grants program of the 2022 fiscal year Appropriations Bill. Placer County Supervisors previously approved a three-year program for body-worn cameras on April 27, 2021.

Placer, Colfax high schools announce youth basketball camps

School is almost out, and that means it's time for area high schools to put on their annual summer camps. Every summer, the schools get a sneak preview at the next generation of athletes to come through with these camps. Campers will learn the basic fundamentals of the sport and participate in scrimmages and contests.

New 79-Unit Affordable Housing Community in North Auburn

Placer County and Mercy Housing California hosted a grand opening ceremony today, welcoming 79-units of affordable housing within the Placer County Government Center campus in Auburn. Mercy North Auburn at Rock Creek features three 3-story apartment buildings and one 2-story townhouse building. This new community is a collaborative effort between Mercy Housing California and Placer County.

Placer Residents Invest in Preparedness Ahead of Coming Wildfire Season

Communities are coming together throughout Placer County in May to reduce their risk of wildfire with a series of events for National Wildfire Awareness Month. Planned activities include defensible space work, hazardous vegetation removal and town hall discussions of emergency and evacuation preparedness with Placer’s public safety agencies and community leaders.

$225,000 in grants awarded for Placer County water purveyors

Funded through PCWA’s Financial Assistance Program. Auburn, Calif. – At the May 19 meeting of the Placer County Water Agency (“PCWA”) Board of Directors, the Board awarded five grants totaling $225,000 to four public water purveyors in Placer County. The grants, funded through PCWA’s Financial Assistance...

Placer County Hosts Second Annual Youth in Government Day

Students from Colfax, Confluence and Foresthill high schools got a behind-the-scenes look into local government today during Placer County’s second annual Youth in Government Day. Youth in Government Day highlights the importance of public service and provides an opportunity to learn about the many career paths and employment opportunities...

Boat, swimming safety tips for Lake Tahoe

Boating, paddling and swimming season has begun on Lake Tahoe and at other local waterways, and it’s important to practice safety and understand boating laws in the high-altitude lakes in the region. Cold water shock | The water is cold; really cold. If you’re not acclimated to swimming in...

Placer County Awarded $23.5 Million to Convert Roseville Hotel into Permanent Housing for Homeless

The California Department of Housing and Community Development has awarded Placer County $23,516,978 in highly competitive funding as part of the Homekey 2.0 program, the agency announced last night, for the intended purchase of a Roseville hotel to be converted as permanent supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness. Homekey is...

Richard James Hesse 1/25/1930 - 5/11/2022

Richard Hesse January 25, 1930 - May 11, 2022 Richard was born in Chicago, Illinois to Richard and Matilda Hesse. He passed away on May 11 after a brief illness. He and Joanne met in seventh grade and married in 1951; they raised five children in New England, moving to California in 1977. He is preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy, and his sons Mark and James. He is survived by his wife of 71 years and his sons, Jeffrey (Melissa), and children Emily and John Weber of Denver, Carl (Sandra) and three grandchildren, Mason, Maya and Jakob, of Menlo Park, and daughter, Laura of Auburn. A private celebration will be held for family and friends at a date to be determined. Donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity.

First in-person Placer Pride happening Saturday | Need to know

ROSEVILLE, Calif. — Mark your calendar, Placer Pride is happening on Saturday at Royer Park in Roseville. Entertainment this year includes drag queens, KC Shane, and the Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus. Community resources, services, creative booths, kid's activities, lawn games, a selfie booth, and a memory mural wall will...