Crime

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L.A. case leads to 'shallow grave' near Camp Far West lake

UPDATE: 3 P.M. March 27: Remains of woman found in shallow grave An autopsy Wednesday is expected to provide authorities with more information on the identity of a woman whose rem ...

Placer County school administrators to train staff on recognizing issue

Many Placer County educators and school administrators say it’s important to educate students, parents and school staff about the human trafficking issue. Loomis Union Schoo ...

In the words of Stand Up Placer survivors

Two Placer County survivors graciously answered questions about their time being trafficked to help prevent other residents from being exploited. Because it’s a sensitive n ...

Agencies say the crime happens throughout area

Editor’s note: This is part four of a four-part series looking at human trafficking in Placer County. The first week was an overview on human trafficking. The second week loo ...

Prevention is a solution, legislators and service clubs say

Human trafficking, an estimated $150 billion global illegal industry annually and an estimated $9.8 billion industry in the United States, is hard to eliminate. And even with stif ...

Those convicted can get 3 to 20 years in state prison

Sentencing varies for human trafficking crimes in California. “When dealing with crimes involving pimping, pandering or human trafficking of an adult, the punishment varies ...

Let's together end human trafficking

Human trafficking is a problem in Placer County. That was the name of our four-part human trafficking series that ends today and we learned that it’s a bigger problem than w ...

Discussing school safety in Placer County

In the days and weeks after the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, I heard from many people in our community – including school district pa ...

AIM to hold human-trafficking fundraiser

Thank you so much for writing positive awareness articles on human trafficking. For the past six years, I have employed, educated and housed gals that were rescued from human traff ...

Human trafficking an issue for Placer County law enforcement

Editor’s note: This is part three of a four-part series looking at human trafficking in Placer County. The first week was an overview on human trafficking. Last week looked a ...

Crime In Your Community: Sugar in North Auburn gas tank; Chunk of meth found at casino; More

Feb. 27 Joseph Reyes Besabe, 19, of Sacramento, was arrested on suspicion of possession of meth for sale. Meth, plastic bags and a glass pipe were confiscated during the arrest at ...

Expert panel to speak March 22 on sex trafficking at Sierra College

Whether assisting survivors, prosecuting criminals, passing policies or living through sex trafficking first hand, five experts will speak on various facets of the issue March 22 a ...

Crime In Your Community: Theft arrest at Auburn hospital; Bowman hotel site theft; More

Feb. 25 Cleopatra Olivia Garcia, 43, of Sacramento was arrested on warrants and suspicion of possession of meth at Thunder Valley Casino in rural Lincoln. The arrest took place at ...

Participate in school safety discussions

Like most citizens throughout the country, we’re concerned about the safety of today’s school campuses. School shootings, since the terrible Columbine High School ...

Human trafficking survivors must be treated with respect

Editor’s note: This is part two of a four-part series looking at human trafficking in Placer County. Last week, we had an overview on human trafficking. This week, we look at ...