Placer County Local News: Crime & Justice


All Local Crime & Justice News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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02/14/2024
Commercial beekeeper Andrew Strehlow estimates he’s had 1,000 hives stolen over the years. The latest theft, of 96 hives from a Fresno County orchard, was his last straw.

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02/06/2024
California’s law that requires background checks when purchasing ammunition is back in place.

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02/05/2024
Gov. Gavin Newsom is increasing state police presence in Oakland under a new law enforcement campaign to target rising violent crime and theft.

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02/02/2024
The ex-professor pleaded guilty to multiple arson charges in court.

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02/02/2024
As Jay D. Aronson and Dr. Roger A. Mitchell explore in their book “Death in Custody,” that lack of data is a national problem.

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01/28/2024
In the first year of California’s Feather Alert system, authorities denied some requests to issue bulletins on missing people, causing concerns.

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01/26/2024
Among growing concern over copper wire thefts, L.A. City Councilmembers Kevin de León and Traci Park proposed a task force anchored by the LAPD.

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01/23/2024
An El Dorado County Jail inmate died after not receiving vital HIV medication for weeks, a new lawsuit claims.

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01/19/2024
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In an effort to prioritize recruitment and retention, the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved the inaugural memorandum of understanding with the Placer County Prosecutor’s Association.

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01/18/2024
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The Roseville Police Department released a set of statistics in relation to Operation Grinch, a task force assembled to crack down on various thefts and burglaries that spike during the holiday season.

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01/16/2024
An auto burglary trend shows that thieves are targeting travelers.

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01/12/2024
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Through connecting with the community and attacking issues until they are solved, Auburn’s Problem-Oriented Policing unit works to improve the city.

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01/12/2024
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case related to whether cities and towns can ban camping on public property. The high court could overturn Martin v. Boise, a 2018 federal court decision that keeps western cities and counties from blocking public camping when sufficient shelter space is unavailable.

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01/12/2024
Michel Moore, chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, announced he will resign. The departure of Moore, who has been in the job since 2018, will spur the appointment of an interim chief and a nationwide search for his replacement, according to Mayor Karen Bass.

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01/09/2024
Sacramento attorney Mark Merin has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the family of a man who died in May after being held at the county jail. Other inmates have died in recent years, and the jail is under a federal consent decree to improve its health care.

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01/09/2024
Cal State San Bernardino’s Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism found that hate crimes rose 12.9% between 2022 and 2023. The spike follows a particularly stark increase in crimes against Jewish people.

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01/05/2024
California correctional officers train like ‘they are going to war’ to work in state prisons. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to transform San Quentin could require a kinder approach.

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01/04/2024
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The Placer County District Attorney's Office announced a countywide campaign with local law enforcement and chambers of commerce to promote its new retail theft vertical prosecution program and ongoing law enforcement efforts. 

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