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Roseville murder suspect Beau Smith described as 'great kid'

A star receiver of prep and collegiate football, class of 2011 Roseville High graduate Beau Smith is suddenly in need of a great defense. Confined to a holding cell at the Marion ...

Ex-Placer County deputy pleads no contest to sex-with-a-minor charge

UPDATED: ROSEVILLE – Once lauded as a hero, an ex-Placer County sheriff’s deputy pleaded no contest Wednesday to a single felony charge of having unlawful sex with a mi ...

Former Roseville High football star arrested for murder

Police detectives from Salem, Ore. announced yesterday that they have arrested Beau Smith on murder charges, stemming from the violent death of a 66-year-old. Smith was a well-know ...

Placer County bids adieu to slain Detective Mike Davis

ROSEVILLE – Detective Michael David Davis Jr. was remembered Tuesday as a peace officer, brother, husband, father, son and hero during a moving, tear-filled memorial service ...

Auburn Police Department fields questions on detective's shooting death

When a shooting death of a sheriff’s detective occurs in a small, tight-knit community like Auburn, residents want answers. Auburn police tried to provide many of them and a ...

Roseville viewing helps community to heal in slaying of detective

ROSEVILLE – A somber continuum in the healing of the Placer County public-safety community – and the community at large – a closed-casket viewing of slain Detecti ...

Auburn’s Riverview Drive shootout street honors Detective Mike Davis

Evidence of a gun battle on Auburn’s Riverview Drive has been replaced with a memorial honoring Detective Mike Davis. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office peace officer ...

UPDATE: Suspect in Roseville officer assault captured near scene of the crime

A tense encounter this morning between a Roseville police officer and an alleged burglar led to shots being fired, and a regional law enforcement sweep. The suspect in the cas ...

Auburn, Placer County prepare to say goodbye to fallen detective

The farewells to slain Placer County Sheriff’s Office Detective Mike Davis will be heartfelt Tuesday but the goodbyes will be hard for many of the people whose lives he touch ...

Placer, Sacramento DAs move on potential death-penalty case

SACRAMENTO – A Utah husband and wife were arraigned Tuesday on murder charges and a string of other criminal allegations revealing a crime spree that ended Friday in Auburn w ...