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    PENRYN (CBS13) – A traffic stop in Penryn led deputies to a stash of heroin. On January 13 at 8 p.m., a Placer County Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped a vehicle on Boyington Road. The deputy talked with the driver, 33-year-old Whitney Ross, of Auburn. The passenger of the vehicle was on probation, so the deputy was able to search the vehicle and reportedly found two glass smoking pipes and a box that contained  24 grams of heroin, a scale, multiple zip-lock baggies, and a large amount of cash, according to a Placer County Sheriff’s Office statement. Ross was arrested for possession and transportation of heroin for sale and possession of drug paraphernalia.
    DUTCH FLAT (CBS13) — Three men, all already convicted felons, have been arrested on suspicion of looting in Placer County during the recent State of Emergency over the storm and power outages. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says the men are suspected of going on a looting spree between Dec. 29, 2021 and Jan. 1, 2022. READ MORE: Sacramento's Rising Cost Of Living Pricing People OutDeputies caught onto the suspects early in the morning on New Year’s Day. A homeowner along Putt Road in Emigrant Gap caught the suspects trying to break into their home and was able to scare them off. First responders got to the scene in time to catch the suspects inside an SUV – a vehicle that was soon discovered to have been reported stolen out of Sacramento County. READ MORE: Woman Speaks Out After Possibly Being Targeted By Hit-And-Run DriverA canvass of the area soon revealed that another home had recently been broken into by the suspects. In total, deputies say more than $4,000 worth of property along with two guns were stolen from the...
    PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) — Hundreds of Pacific Gas and Electric customers were still without power across three counties within the utility’s Sierra Division, while one county has seen power fully restored. Utility crews were able to restore power to many over the past few days, with hundreds of crews working on fixing the issue. According to PG&E, as of 6 p.m. Monday, El Dorado County has been fully restored. Progress was made in Nevada, Placer and Sierra counties but there is still work to be done to turn the lights back on for all. Below are the current statistics for powerless customers in those counties. Nevada: 682 customers Placer: 37 customers READ MORE: State Releases Guidance On Medical Workers' Return To Work After Positive COVID TestSierra: 143 customers To support their customers on these cold days without heat, they have opened resource centers in each region in order to assist people in staying warm and safe. They are listed below. READ MORE: Yolo County Hands Out More Home COVID Tests To Those Who Tested PositiveEl Dorado County: Garden...
    (CNN)The body of a skier who has been missing since Christmas was found this weekend after a six-day search near the Northstar Ski Resort in Truckee, California, according to a statement from the Placer County Sheriff's Office Facebook page. Rory Angelotta, 43, told friends he was going skiing before meeting up with them for Christmas dinner on December 25. When he did not arrive, his friends called to report him missing, Placer County officials said. Angelotta's disappearance kicked off a six-day search that saw the deployment of 220 personnel from 17 different agencies and rescue organizations, including volunteers with the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue team and the Nevada County Sheriff's Search & Rescue, authorities said. Rescue teams suspended the search for Angelotta on December 30 after determining there was "no realistic possibility Rory has survived the severe winter conditions," the Placer County Sheriff's Office said. The search was met with "high winds, whiteout conditions, overnight temperatures in the teens, and over seven feet of new snow since the beginning of the search," it said.Angelotta's body was found Saturday just...
    PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) — Crews were able to restore power to several thousand customers last night, however, 27,000 customers still remain in the dark. These remaining customers reside between El Dorado, Placer, and Nevada with most of the customers in Nevada County. READ MORE: Airlines Continue Scrapping U.S. Flights After More Than 5,000 Weekend Cancellations“We are seeing a lot of damaged electrical equipment due to the snow and hundreds of fallen trees. For example, we have assessed more than 10,000 locations and have identified more than 2,100 in need of repairs in those three counties. More than 900 of those locations are in Placer County, 840 in Nevada County, and 300 in El Dorado County. We continue to make repairs and restore power using helicopters, “Sno-Cats” and snowshoeing (on foot),” said PG&E. Additionally, some 500 poles need to be replaced to maintain power lines before power can return to normal. READ MORE: Lanes Of I-80 That Were Closed At West El Camino Avenue ReopenPG&E said that they have partnered with some food banks to provide food and shelter to those...
    PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) — Crews were able to restore power to several thousand customers last night, however, 28,000 customers still remain in the dark. These remaining customers reside between El Dorado, Placer, and Nevada with most of the customers in Nevada County. READ MORE: Structure Fire In Fairfield Threatens Buildings“We are seeing a lot of damaged electrical equipment due to the snow and hundreds of fallen trees. For example, we have assessed more than 10,000 locations and have identified more than 2,100 in need of repairs in those three counties. More than 900 of those locations are in Placer County, 840 in Nevada County, and 300 in El Dorado County. We continue to make repairs and restore power using helicopters, “Sno-Cats” and snowshoeing (on foot),” said PG&E. Additionally, some 500 poles need to be replaced to maintain power lines before power can return to normal. READ MORE: Fatal Shooting In Salida Saturday NightPG&E said that they have partnered with some food banks to provide food and shelter to those affected by the power outage. Also, PG&E partnered with the California...
    COLFAX (CBS13) — “They have a warming center, but I’m disabled and can’t get there,” said Diane Swendner. After nearly five days without power, Swendner decided to stick it out. READ MORE: Search Suspended For Skier Who Went Missing Christmas Day At Northstar Ski Resort“The power came on last night for just a little while and then went right back off,” she said. So she hunkered down again. “In bed [is] the only warm place with lots of warm covers and my blanket from Minnesota that’s from a wool mill,” she said. She couldn’t get to her car to charge her phone because it was piled high with snow and her breathing machine wasn’t working. “The fire dept was nice enough to come over and charge a battery for me so I can use it,” she said. First responders evacuated two-thirds of those living at Canyon View Apartments and brought in the Salvation Army. Then probation crews were brought in to shovel snow. “Being ex-military I wanted to help out,” said Chester Overstreet, who is one of those who stayed....
    NORTHSTAR SKI RESORT (CBS13) — Crews have suspended rescue operations for Rory Angelotta, a skier who went missing at Northstar Ski Resort on Christmas Day, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday. Authorities said it was determined Angelotta, 50, could not have realistically survived the severe winter conditions that have been going on around the region. READ MORE: As Winter Storms Continue, Gov. Newsom Declares Emergency Proclamation For 20 California Counties“This was a difficult decision, especially for the volunteers who have worked so hard to bring Rory home. Unfortunately, it was a decision that had to be made,” the sheriff’s office said Thursday. “Our hearts go out to the family. Angelotta didn’t show up for Christmas dinner with his friends. He had told them that he was going to hit the slopes before meeting up with them, and the Placer County Sheriff’s Office says his ski pass was scanned at the Comstock lift that morning. READ MORE: Man Convicted In 1979 Gruesome Double Murder In Modesto Found Suitable For ParoleThe sheriff’s office said around 220 personnel from 17 different agencies...
    NORTHSTAR AT TAHOE (CBS SF) — A California Highway Patrol helicopter equipped with a high-tech detection device began crisscrossing the skies over the Northstar ski resort Thursday morning, hoping to pick up a signal from an avalanche safety beacon that missing Truckee skier Rory Angelotta may have been carrying with him. The Placer County sheriff said Angelotta was an experienced skier and was believed to have avalanche equipment on his person when he disappeared amid blizzard conditions on Saturday. Efforts resumed today in the search for missing skier Rory Angelotta at @Northstar_CA Over 60 personnel met today on the first clear day since the search began on Christmas night. CHP will be flying the area using a RECCO device to scan a large portion of the mountain from above. pic.twitter.com/bA43h0Krty — Placer Sheriff (@PlacerSheriff) December 30, 2021 READ MORE: Horses Get Loose Near Tracy; 1 Killed After Getting Hit By CarSo far four days of searching in challenging weather conditions have failed to uncover any sign of Angelotta. Tracks found in the deep snow in a remote mountain area...
    TRUCKEE (CBS SF) — Tracks found in the deep snow in a remote mountain area near the Northstar ski resort were those of a bear and not missing Truckee resident Rory Angelotta, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said searchers were out until after 9 p.m. Tuesday working a tip of fresh tracks in a remote area near the mountain. READ MORE: Flood Advisory Issued For San Francisco Peninsula; Intense Downpours As Front Rolls Through“Unfortunately, the tracks belonged to a bear,” deputies tweeted. The challenging weather conditions from several days of intense snowfall have led to the deployment of additional resources in the ongoing search. According to the sheriff’s office, friends of Angelotta reported him missing when he failed to show up for Christmas dinner Saturday evening after a day of skiing. Authorities said his car was found in the resort parking lot and his calls went straight to voicemail. Missing Truckee skier Rory Angelotta (Placer County Sheriff’s Office) The sheriff’s social media accounts posted on Tuesday that the Nevada Air National Guard was using...
    TRUCKEE (CBS SF) — Tracks found in the deep snow in a remote mountain area near the Northstar ski resort were those of a bear and not missing Truckee resident Rory Angelotta, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said searchers were out until after 9 p.m. Tuesday working a tip of fresh tracks in a remote area near the mountain. READ MORE: Flood Advisory Issued For San Francisco Peninsula; Intense Downpours As Front Rolls Through“Unfortunately, the tracks belonged to a bear,” deputies tweeted. The challenging weather conditions from several days of intense snowfall have led to the deployment of additional resources in the ongoing search. According to the sheriff’s office, friends of Angelotta reported him missing when he failed to show up for Christmas dinner Saturday evening after a day of skiing. Authorities said his car was found in the resort parking lot and his calls went straight to voicemail. Missing Truckee skier Rory Angelotta (Placer County Sheriff’s Office) The sheriff’s social media accounts posted on Tuesday that the Nevada Air National Guard was using...
    An onslaught of snow in the Lake Tahoe area this month has shattered a record that held up for more than half a century, California researchers say.  As of 8 a.m. local time Wednesday, a total of 210 inches of snow has fallen on the region in December, breaking the previous record of 179 inches in set in 1970, according to the UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab.  "We are now at 258% of our average snowpack through this date and we have received 70% of our average annual snowfall," it added in a tweet.  A vehicle clears snow along Interstate-80 in the Lake Tahoe region this week. (Placer County Sheriff's Office) Data from the snow lab, which is located at Donner Pass in the Sierra Nevada, also suggests that this December will end as the third snowiest month-ever for the region.  Its top two snowiest on record are 238 inches in January 2017 and 221 inches in February 2019.  CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP  Footage posted on Facebook by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office showed crews clearing away a wall of...
    TRUCKEE (CBS SF) — The Placer County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday said challenging weather conditions led to the deployment of additional resources in the ongoing search for missing Truckee skier Rory Angelotta. According to the sheriff’s office, friends of Angelotta reported him missing when he failed to show up for Christmas dinner Saturday evening. Authorities said his car was found in the resort parking lot and his calls went straight to voicemail. READ MORE: Contra Costa County Tightens Indoor Masking Requirements Regardless of Vaccination Status Missing Truckee skier Rory Angelotta (Placer County Sheriff’s Office) The Placer County Sheriff’s social media accounts posted on Tuesday that the Nevada Air National Guard was using a Blackhawk helicopter equipped with forward-looking infrared capabilities to help searchers in the current extreme weather conditions. The sheriff’s office said other resources deployed to assist in the search included Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue, Placer County Search and Rescue, Nevada County Search and Rescue, Butte County Search and Rescue, Bay Area Mountain Rescue, Tahoe Backcountry Ski Patrol, and Northstar California Ski Patrol. READ MORE: UPDATE: I-80...
    NORTHSTAR SKI RESORT (CBS13) — As search and rescue teams at Northstar ski resort battle time and extreme weather trying to locate a missing skier, the family battles to keep hope alive. Rory Angelotta, 43, from Truckee, has been missing for two days. READ MORE: CDC Shortens Recommended COVID Isolation, Quarantine Time Kelsey Angelotta and her brother Rory Angelotta (credit: Kelsey Angelotta) “We don’t know if he’s walking around or if he’s hunkered down in a snow cave, or if he’s injured, or buried,” said sister Kelsey Angelotta, who refuses to believe the worst. She added, “We’re very concerned my brother’s not coming home to us but we’re still very hopeful.” An avid skier, Rory moved from Colorado to Truckee in October. He works at Surefoot ski shop near the Northstar resort. Friends reported him missing just before 10 p.m. after he failed to show up for Christmas dinner.  Kelsey last heard from him around 11 a.m. Christmas morning. READ MORE: 'Everything Is Closed At One Point Or Another': Heavy Snow Makes A Mess Of Sierra Highways“The last message I...
    TRUCKEE, Calif. (KGO) -- Search and rescue teams are heading back out around the Northstar Resort in Truckee Monday morning to look for a missing skier who vanished Christmas Day.Family members on Facebook have identified him as 43-year-old Rory Angelotta.They say he set out Christmas morning during white-out conditions.Angelotta is said to be an experienced back-country skier.According to the Placer County Sheriff's Office, Angelotta's ski pass was scanned at the Comstock lift around 11:30 a.m. There was no other activity registered to his pass since that time.The sheriff's office says an emergency ping on his phone last showed a short call made from the Northstar area at 11:25 a.m. before his phone was turned off. His vehicle was also reportedly found parked in the Northstar parking lot.The Placer County Sheriff says teams spent all of Sunday looking but have not yet found him.If anyone has spoken with or seen Angelotta between Christmas Day and today, please contact the Placer County Sheriff's Office at (530) 886-5375.VIDEO: Winter storms shut down stretches of I-80, Hwy 50 in Sierra NevadaEMBED More News Videos...
    AUBURN (CBS13) — The man convicted of stabbing two men at the Auburn Public Library in December 2019 has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison, the Placer County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. Opada Joseph Opada, 35, was convicted back on Nov. 18 of premeditated attempted murder, causing great bodily injury, and assault with a deadly weapon. READ MORE: Half-Mile Line Of Cars Greets People Seeking Christmas COVID Test At Cal Expo“The prosecution was successful due to the Auburn Police Department’s diligent work, the victims’ courage to testify and confront their attacker, and the many compassionate citizens who intervened, provided statements, and testified,” said Deputy District Attorney Shannon Quigley. READ MORE: 18-Year-Old Identified As Person Shot Dead Near Mango's In Midtown SacramentoAt least one of the victims was hospitalized with critical injuries following the incident. MORE NEWS: 3 In Custody For Alleged Organized Retail Thefts In West Sacramento“On the day of the incident, and throughout the trial, Placer County citizens showed the strength of our community in the wake of this violent attack,” Quigley said. “While there...
    AUBURN, Placer County (CBS SF) — The pilot of a small plane has been hospitalized after crashing into a home in Placer County, authorities said Wednesday. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office said the crash happened at around 3 p.m. in Auburn. Deputies arrived to the 3000 block of Miracle Drive to find a single-engine Cessna 172 had crashed into the roof of a house near the Auburn Municipal Airport. READ MORE: 2 Suspects Arrested In Murder Of TV News Crew Security Guard Kevin Nishita; 3rd Suspect Sought Wreckage of a small plane is seen on a house near Auburn Municipal Airport, December 22, 2021. (CBS) The pilot was the only person on board, the sheriff’s office said. Firefighters provided medical aid until medics took the pilot to a hospital. READ MORE: COVID: Marin County Reports Highest Cases Since January - 'Deep Into Transition To Omicron'The homeowners were inside the home at the time of the crash but were uninjured. No one else on the ground was hurt. The cause of the crash was not immediately available. The condition of...
    CISCO GROVE (CBS13) — A fatal crash has shut down a portion of westbound Interstate 80 in Placer County Wednesday evening, the California Highway Patrol said. According to the CHP Truckee, the crash happened along westbound I-80 near Cisco Grove. All westbound lanes were being held at Truckee and the Nevada state line. READ MORE: Rancho Cordova Students Honored As Holiday Stars For Outstanding Academic Achievements Amid AdversityAt this time, it is unclear how many vehicles or people were involved or what caused the crash. READ MORE: Amid Drought, California Advances Big New Reservoir ProjectThe CHP did issue a warning for drivers to slow down and travel safely. Another big storm is rolling through the area Wednesday and into Thursday. Heavy rain and snow were falling across the Sierra. MORE NEWS: California Lottery Reports Record Sales Of $8 BillionNo further information was released at this time.
    CISCO GROVE (CBS13) — A fatal crash has shut down a portion of eastbound Interstate 80 in Placer County Wednesday evening, the California Highway Patrol said, According to the CHP Gold Run, the crash happened along westbound I-80 just east of Cisco Grove. Though the crash happened on the westbound side, officials said all eastbound lanes in the area were closed as a result. READ MORE: Rancho Cordova Students Honored As Holiday Stars For Outstanding Academic Achievements Amid AdversityAt this time, it is unclear how many vehicles or people were involved or what caused the crash. READ MORE: Amid Drought, California Advances Big New Reservoir ProjectThe CHP did issue a warning for drivers to slow down and travel safely. Another big storm is rolling through the area Wednesday and into Thursday. Heavy rain and snow were falling across the Sierra. MORE NEWS: California Lottery Reports Record Sales Of $8 BillionNo further information was released at this time.
    LOOMIS (CBS13) — The Placer County Sheriff’s K-9 who escaped while spending time with a sitter Saturday evening has been located, said the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. Axel escaped from his dog sitter at 7 p.m. Saturday in the neighborhood of Horseshoe Bar Road and Auburn Folsom. He was seen by residents who called to report it. According to a social media post, K9 handlers responded and located the dog who is now resting and on his way home. Deputies had asked anyone in the area to be on the lookout for the dog, who they say will respond to his name.
    LOOMIS (CBS13) — One of the Placer County Sheriff’s K-9s, Axel, escaped while spending time with a sitter, said the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. Axel escaped from his dog sitter at 7 p.m. Saturday in the neighborhood of Horseshoe Bar Road and Auburn Folsom. Deputies are asking anyone in the area to be on the lookout for the dog, who they say will respond to his name. If found, please contact dispatch at 530-886-5375 and ask for Sergeant Scofield.
    PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) – A motorcyclist was killed after crashing into a signpost along Interstate 80. On Thursday at around 11:20 a.m., the unidentified motorcyclist was riding eastbound on Interstate 80 near Riverside Avenue when they lost control, left the roadway off its southern edge, and hit and sign, according to CHP. The rider was ejected from their motorcycle and landed in the dirt. READ MORE: Thousands Lose Power On Thanksgiving In Southern CaliforniaThe motorcycle continued for another 200 feet from where the rider crashed. READ MORE: Hollister Mourns Retired Officer's Loss In Colorado ShootingEmergency medical personnel arrived at the scene and pronounced the motorcyclist dead on the scene, says the CHP. The motorcyclist’s name will be announced after next of kin are notified. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Alcohol and or drugs do not appear to be a factor, authorities say. A toxicology report will later be generated through the Placer County Coroner’s Office. MORE NEWS: 400 Years Old, Thanksgiving Was Late Being Recognized As National HolidayWitnesses of the crash are asked to contact the...
    LIVERMORE (CBS13) — A grab-and-go crime with major operations in Stockton and Placer County was busted by police. The Livermore Police Department said its officers uncovered a massive catalytic converter theft ring. READ MORE: Fallen Marine Sgt. Nicole Gee Honored At Veteran's Day Ceremony In LincolnPolice say even they were surprised by the scale of this operation, which has been under investigation for nearly a year. They recovered 50 catalytic converters, around $91,000 in cash, illegal guns and drugs. So far, 30 suspects have been identified, but investigators believe more are still out there. Catalytic converters are a tempting target for thieves. It’s high-paying crime that can be done in 60 seconds. READ MORE: Nightmare In Newcastle: Suspects Steal Car With Baby Inside, Then Crash During PursuitInvestigators say a tip from someone in the city came in after a truck was spotted slowly circling a neighborhood. After following the trail of stolen parts, officers were led to “drop houses” in Stockton and Livermore. “For it to be so bold, it was quite the discovery and we were really happy to...
    NEWCASTLE (CBS13) — Two women are in custody after a car was stolen in Placer County with a baby inside, then crashed. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says the vehicle with a couple’s 8-month-old toddler inside was stolen from a daycare center in Auburn just before 7:30 a.m. READ MORE: Draft California Political Maps Would Reshape Key DistrictsDeputies said the couple had just arrived at the daycare center on Live Oak Lane when they stepped away from the vehicle to walk their other child inside. That is when the two suspects reportedly stole the car. The suspects were located driving on westbound Interstate 80 near Auburn and they fled from an attempted traffic stop. Eventually, the stolen vehicle was crashed into a power pole along the 8900 block of Highway 193. The suspects then got out and ran. They were identified as Anastacia Andino, 23, of Folsom, and Roniqua Wartson, 29, of Elk Grove. READ MORE: Deputies Respond In Less Than A Minute After ShotSpotter Alert; 1 Man Arrested roniqua wartsonRoniqua Warston, 29 (credit: Placer County Sheriff's Office)anastacia andinoAnastacia Andino,...
    NEWCASTLE (CBS13) — Authorities are looking for the suspect who stole a vehicle in Placer County with a toddler inside, then crashed. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says the vehicle with a toddler inside was stolen from the Newcastle area around 7:30 a.m. READ MORE: Veterans Day Celebrations Resume Across Sacramento Area After Pandemic HiatusEventually, the suspect crashed into a power pole along the 8900 block of Highway 193. The suspect then got out and ran. READ MORE: 'We’ve Seen Some Signs That Suggest Concerns': California Bracing For Winter COVID-19 SurgeDeputies say the toddler is OK. MORE NEWS: Suspect In Keyes October Homicide Arrested In Los AngelesA search is now underway near where the vehicle crashed for the suspect. No details about the suspect have been released at this point, but deputies and air support are in the area.
    ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man who confessed to killing his wife and three children was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without parole. Investigators in Placer County said Shankar Hangud, 55, confessed to killing his family members over the span of several days across two Northern California counties in October 2019, saying he couldn’t provide for them financially, KCRA-TV reported. His children were aged 13, 16 and 20. Hangud was arrested shortly after the killings when he drove to a police station in Mount Shasta, more than 200 miles (320 kilometers) from his home, with the body of his oldest son in his car and confessed to all four murders, prosecutors said. After the confession, the bodies of the three other victims were found inside the family’s apartment in Roseville, northeast of Sacramento, police said. Placer County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Penney called it a “horrific crime” where no victims were alive to speak as he sentenced Hangud to three life prison terms. The district attorney’s office said that because Hangud had killed more than one person...
    AUBURN (CBS13) – Deputies in Placer County arrested three men on burglary charges after they were allegedly found inside an Auburn apartment. On Tuesday at 1:30 a.m., deputies were called out to a residence on Town Court in north Auburn where a witness says they saw a man using a pry bar to get inside an apartment. Deputies went to the apartment and there found an apartment door open. Believing the suspects to be inside the apartment, they ordered them to come out. Two men, 21-year old Wilmer Miranda-Corado and 47-year old Moises Dedios, both from Auburn, emerged from the unit. READ MORE: Two Pedestrians Hit And Killed In Sacramento County SaturdayMiranda-Corado had an outstanding warrant out of Placer County, say deputies. Deputies searched the apartment and found a third suspect hiding in a bedroom closet. The suspect refused to come out. READ MORE: Motorcyclist Dies After Crashing, Falling Off On I-5/Highway 50 Connector In Downtown SacramentoDeputies were eventually able to get the suspect into custody and identify him as 27-year old Rudis Reyes of Auburn. Reyes had an outstanding...
    SUTTER COUNTY (CBS13) – Three days after a record-breaking rainstorm parts of Sutter County area are still underwater. Nine streets remained flooded on Wednesday. The Sutter County Office of Emergency Management says it’s their neighboring county causing the floods. READ MORE: Deputies: Illegal Pot Growing Operation Was At Calaveras County Horse Ranch“It’s our own personal lake. I’m going to put my bathing suit on and come on down and take a swim,” said Julie Mendonca, who lives on Sycamore street. But it’s not a body of water Julie Mendonca would be diving into, it’s Sycamore Street and it’s flooded. “It’s 10 feet deep. I don’t know it looks really deep,” she said. Mendonca’s husband drove an ATV to help guide her through the flooded roadway. Nine streets in Sutter County were closed off Wednesday are still flooded from Sunday’s rainstorm. “Tremendous amount of runoff. It’s a lot of work for any county’s road crews,” said Sutter County spokesperson Chuck Smith. He says that when storms hit the Sacramento Valley, the rainwater ends up in Sutter County. READ MORE: ID Left At...
    COLFAX (CBS SF) — The Placer County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday evening ordered evacuations in Colfax because of the risk of debris flow from heavy precipitation brought to the region by the current storm. The Placer County Sheriff’s Twitter account posted about the evacuations in Colfax in the area of the River Fire burn scar shortly after 7 p.m. These areas of Colfax are Under Evacuation order due to potential debris flows from high amounts of rain in the River Fire burn area- Hill crest Blvd, south from 1565 Hillcrest Blvd to Spring Valley Rd. Spring Valley Rd. from Milk Ranch Road.  Ben Taylor to the Bear River. pic.twitter.com/4470tiFnUn — Placer Sheriff (@PlacerSheriff) October 25, 2021 READ MORE: UPDATE: Streets Flood in San Rafael, Mill Valley as Wild Storm Lashes Bay AreaThe area of evacuations is concentrated on the Placer County side of the Bear River. READ MORE: UPDATE: Atmospheric River Crashes Onshore; Flood Warning Issued For Napa, Sonoma CountiesThe residents in the area of Hillcrest Boulevard, south from 1565 Hillcrest to Spring Valley Road, Spring Valley Road from Milk...
    SIERRA (CBS13) – With the intense rainfall and flood warnings, CBS13 has put together a list of locations and information about where to find sandbags—and how to use them. Sandbag Locations: El Dorado County READ MORE: Police Searching Driver Who Drove Off After Hitting Pedestrian In WoodlandCheck El Dorado County Website for changes. El Dorado County Fire Station #17 6430 Pony Express Trail, Pollock Pines, Ca. 95726 El Dorado County Fire Station #19 4429 Pleasant Valley Road, Placerville, Ca. 95667 El Dorado County Fire Station #21 4040 Carson Road, Camino, Ca. 95709 El Dorado County Fire Station #72 7200 Florian Court, Cool, Ca. 95614 Pioneer Fire Station #38 7061 Mt. Aukum Road, Somerset, Ca. 95684 READ MORE: 'He Came Around Here And He Passed Out': Suspected Thief Arrested Twice The Same Day In AuburnDiamond Springs/El Dorado Fire Station #49 501 Main Street, Diamond Springs, Ca. 95619 Garden Valley Fire Station #51 4860 Marshall Road, Garden Valley, Ca. 95633 Rescue Fire Station #83 5221 Deer Valley Road, Rescue, Ca. 95672 El Dorado Hills Fire Station #85 1050 Wilson Boulevard, El Dorado...
    NORTH AUBURN (CBS13) — An Auburn man has been arrested after deputies caught him allegedly draining gas from a Placer County vehicle. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says, early in the morning on Oct. 6, deputies responded to investigate an alarm at a county building in the North Auburn area. Deputies saw that someone was draining gas out of a county pickup truck, but no one was around. READ MORE: Grit Powers San Francisco Giants To NLDS Game 3 Win; Mother Nature Was Wearing Orange And BlackA deputy decided to wait and see if the suspect would come back. Sure enough, about 10 minutes later, the suspect returned – with the deputy allegedly seeing him get under the truck with an electric drill and metal screw. READ MORE: Child Tax Credit: When Will Your October Payment Arrive?That suspect, 47-year-old Auburn man Zoltan Gergely, was soon arrested. He is now facing charges of felony vandalism, petty theft, and vehicle tampering. MORE NEWS: Firefighters Battling Fire At Isleton Mobile Home ParkDeputies say the damage to the county truck...
    AUBURN (CBS13) – A man goes by the nickname “Wicked” and deputies say his crimes are heinous and his list of victims is growing. Placer County sheriff’s deputies arrested Anthony Rodriguez after they say he sexually harassed women for months. Allegations include indecent exposure and attempted kidnapping. READ MORE: Sacramento Family Says 'Communistic California' Forcing Them To Leave StateRodriguez is also known to the Sheriff’s Department as “Wicked.” “He does look wicked. I mean, the eyes tell a bad story,” said Hope Lovill in Auburn. The nightmare ended on September 30 when Rodriguez’s wicked ways finally caught up with him and he was arrested. “We had one of the victims who…took a picture of his car and license plate,” said Placer County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Nelson Resendes. The arrest set off a domino effect. To date, nine women have come forward with their own stories of Rodriguez exposing himself “It’s frightening,” says Auburn resident Tessa Richey. Sheriff’s deputies tell CBS13 the most heinous act happened the night before his arrest. Rodriguez attempted to kidnap a young lady while she was...
    GALT (CBS13) — A memorial service will be held on Monday for a Galt police officer killed in a crash on Highway 99. Officer Harminder Grewal (credit: Galt Police Department) Officer Harminder Grewal was driving to assist with the Caldor Fire in El Dorado County last month with his partner when their patrol car was hit head-on. READ MORE: Stockton Police Investigate 3 Shootings Just Hours Apart His funeral will be held at 10 a.m. at Bayside Church in Roseville, followed by a private procession to Galt. Well-wishers are asked to line the streets around the church. READ MORE: Stanislaus County Man Goes Missing On Hike In Yosemite National Park The U.S. Honor Flag, which honors the nation’s fallen heroes, will fly during Grewal’s funeral. It arrived in Sacramento on Friday, met by members of the Placer County Sheriff’s Honor Guard. This one flag travels the country to honor police officers, firefighters and first responders who make the ultimate sacrifice. “This flag flew over 9/11 during the trade center—that’s where this flag originated from,” said Sgt. Ty Conners with the...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS Sacramento) — A stretch of westbound I-80 in Placer County was completely blocked Friday afternoon due to a semi truck rollover crash. (Photo: Cal Fire via CBS Sacramento) According to Cal Fire NEU, the rollover crash happened on the freeway just east of Drum Forebay. No injuries were reported in the crash. CONTINUE AT CBS SACRAMENTO: Big Rig Crash Shuts Down I-80 in Placer County
    PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) — A stretch of westbound I-80 in Placer County was completely blocked Friday afternoon due to a semi-truck rollover crash. According to Cal Fire NEU, the rollover crash happened on the freeway just east of Drum Forebay. READ MORE: 20 Years Later: Sacramento Chaplain Who Served At Ground Zero Says She Was Born To Do It The crash also caused a small fire, which has since been contained. READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming In 2021? No injuries were reported in the crash. MORE NEWS: Sheriff: Arrest Made After Death Investigation At Riverbank Property Cal Fire said major delays are to be expected while crews work to clear debris from the roadway.
    PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) — Investigators have found that this year’s River Fire in Placer County was human-caused. Cal Fire said on Friday that investigators have determined the fire started on Aug. 4 in the overnight camping area of the Bear River Campground near Colfax. The fire went on to burn 2,619 acres. A total of 142 structures in Placer and Nevada counties were destroyed, officials say. Four people were injured in the fire, including two fighters and two civilians. Exactly what started the fire has still not been detailed. Cal Fire says their investigation is still ongoing.
    AUBURN (CBS13) — A surge in the coronavirus delta variant is overwhelming hospitals and temporarily closing down classrooms in Placer County. The uptick in cases has health officials recommending high-quality masks for everyone, whether they’re vaccinated or not. READ MORE: Crews Get Handle On Bennet Fire That Threatened Structures, Burned Cars In Grass Valley “Really urging people to kind of double down on all the layers of protection,” said Placer County Interim Health Officer Dr. Rob Oldham. “I toured one of our hospitals earlier this week and they’re exhausted.” Dr. Oldham says more young unvaccinated people in their 20s and 30s are being hospitalized as the delta variant surges. COVID cases are taking up nearly one-third of hospital beds in the county, which is the second-highest rate in California. The uptick is also taking hold in schools and forcing some to temporarily close down classrooms. “That almost never happened last school year, and it kind of reinforces for us how delta is so different and is able to spread much more efficiently,” said Dr. Oldham. READ MORE: Airola Fire Quickly...
    YUBA CITY (CBS13) — An arrest has been made in connection to two storage unit burglaries in Yuba City, the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office announced. Joseph Alexander Dimarco was arrested in Placer County on August 16 and, once released from the Placer County Jail, he will be booked into the Sutter County Jail on two charges of burglary. READ MORE: Caldor Fire Update: Flames Jump Highway 50 Dimarco is suspected in two separate Yuba City burglaries that happened at storage units on Hunn Road on May 30 and June 9, authorities said. Surveillance footage from both incidents shows the same suspect entering the property over a fence around the business. READ MORE: Dixie Fire Surpasses 714K Acres Burned; More Evacuation Orders Issued Dimarco is accused of cutting off locks of storage units and stealing expensive watches, comic books and collectibles. MORE NEWS: Woodland Police Investigate Reports Of Man Peeping Into Homes The Sutter County Sheriff’s Office said detectives responded to the Placer County Jail to interview Dimarco, who confessed to the crimes. He had been arrested by Placer County deputies...
    PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) — A man convicted of numerous counts of domestic violence and rape was sentenced to 28 years in prison, the Placer County District Attorney’s Office announced on Thursday. Michael Mitrick was sentenced for 8 felony counts of domestic violence, five counts of dissuading a witness and two counts of unlawful sexual penetration. READ MORE: Toxic Algae Bloom Considered In Death Of Family In Mariposa County The domestic violence happened over a span of 2.5 years and included both mental and physical abuse, the district attorney’s office said. This resulted in numerous bruises, burns and broken bones. READ MORE: UPDATES: Caldor Fire Grows To 65,474 Acres, 0% Contained Prosecutors said Mitrick repeatedly threatened to kill the victim if she had ever reported him to authorities. He also forced her to commit sexual acts against her will. MORE NEWS: Search Continues For Missing Boy Chase Chittock, 10, In Penn Valley Mitrick’s sentencing happened on Wednesday. He will be required to register as a sex offender.
    COLFAX (CBS13) — After the River fire devastated Placer and Nevada counties, the Colfax area was hit with three more wildfires in the span of a day. “I’ve had a fear of fire my whole life,” said Britney Linn. READ MORE: Crews Battle Glen Fire Late Into The Night, Yuba County Neighbors Describe Fast Moving Flames As of Wednesday, Linn has been forced to leave her home behind three times the previous 24 hours. “I see the planes and I’m like ‘Oh no.’ Load up the dogs in the car, grab my important things and we started moving everything,” she said after the third fire broke out on Wednesday morning. Linn said she had just been finally allowed to return home before she was told to leave again for a second time. “Last night, there was another fire,” she said Wednesday. Linn evacuations were ordered for all three fires. “Sheriff’s are flying in and out, lights and sirens huge planes flying over dropping retardant. They’re like ‘You’ve got to go.’ Door-to-door evacuations,” she said. READ MORE: Some Yuba County Evacuations...
    PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) — A new vegetation fire near Colfax has prompted some Evacuation Orders early Wednesday afternoon. The fire is near the train tracks at Interstate 80 and Robbers Ravine. READ MORE: SUV Crashes Into School Of Rock Building In Carmichael A plume of smoke can be seen coming from the area, but no number has been given yet on the size of the fire. READ MORE: Child Tax Credit: Manage Your Monthly Checks With These IRS Tools Cal Fire says it’s the third fire in that same area over past 24 hours. Some people in the immediate area have been given Evacuation Orders, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. MORE NEWS: Man Acting Strangely Arrested Near Placer County Starbucks No other details about the incident have been released at this point.
    PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) – Deputies have arrested a man who was acting erratically at a Starbucks in Placer County. Deputies were called out to the business after receiving reports of the man acting strangely. They say the man, who is a parolee, ran from deputies and got into a random parked vehicle before he was eventually arrested. The area is back open to the public.  
    COLFAX (CBS13) — The body of a man with both feet tied together was found in a Placer County canal this week. According to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, the body was found at around 2 p.m. Friday by Pacific Gas and Electric Workers along Peaceful Valley Road. READ MORE: Suspect Arrested After Stockton Woman Robbed At Gunpoint In Home Though his feet were tied together, the man’s hands were free, he was partially clothed and there were no obvious signs of trauma. READ MORE: More Evacuation Orders Lifted As Containment Of River Fire Continues To Grow Investigators say the body appears to have been there for about a week, ruling the person out as a victim of the nearby River Fire. The sheriff’s office said it could not determine at this time if the death was a homicide. MORE NEWS: No Vaccine, No Service: More Sacramento Businesses Add Vaccination Card Requirements For Customers Investigators are waiting on dental records to identify the body.
    PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) – As firefighters head back to the front lines of the River Fire, 4,100 students in the Placer Union School District are set to head back to class in just a few days. “All roads should be open and that means transportation services, food services, shouldn’t be impacted if schools are open,” said Dr. Jeff Tooker, deputy superintendent of educational services at the district. READ MORE: Camp Fire Survivors May Be Forced To Flee Home Again As Dixie Fire Wreaks Havoc Tooker said he is looking at logistics when it comes to the first day of school at Colfax High School next Tuesday. “We do have ways to communicate with families via email and phone messages and things like that,” he said. “But what’s challenging is we don’t know where everyone is right now.” More than 7,000 people were evacuated in Placer and Nevada counties due to the River Fire, which quickly grew in size after sparking on Wednesday. Nearly 90 structures were destroyed. Fire crews checked to make sure the high school wasn’t damaged, and now...
    COLFAX (CBS13) — The latest on the River Fire burning near Colfax: 8:07 p.m. At least three injuries have been reported in the River Fire. Cal Fire said two civilians and a firefighter suffered minor injuries. The fire has grown to burn 2,600 acres and was 15% contained. Cal Fire said 76 structures have been completely destroyed, including several homes. Another 20 structures were damaged. Approximately 3,400 more structures are threatened by flames. After the fire erupted in size on Wednesday, Cal Fire said cooler temperatures Thursday allowed them to make good progress on building containment lines. Crews will work through the night to strengthen those containment lines, though the agency warns that increased temperatures on Friday may increase fire behavior. As of Thursday evening, 858 firefighters were on assignment. 10:46 a.m. The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services says a total of 4,298 residents in their area are under evacuation orders. Another 5,375 residents are under evacuation warnings. In Placer County, authorities say about 2,400 residents are under evacuation orders. 9:23 a.m. FEMA has authorized federal funds to help...
    COLFAX (CBS13) — Colfax residents described escaping the River Fire as flames pushed closer to their front doors. “I’m coming out and the big tree right there that was full of flames,” Jesse Bandy said. READ MORE: Following The Firefight: Crews Hope To Make Good Progress On The River Fire He and his grandmother Denise Clark got out fast with the rest of their family as the fire exploded in size since its start on Wednesday. Bandy’s home survived but Clark’s didn’t. “My trailer is completely gone, but my son’s house is totally OK. I mean, it’s got damage. We will have to figure that out, but you know,” Clark said. Crews have made progress from up above with aggressive air attack efforts. Though, as of Wednesday afternoon, the fire—which is impacting Placer and Nevada counties—has grown to 2,400 acres with zero containment. READ MORE: California Requires Healthcare Workers To Be Fully Vaccinated By End Of September It was a heartbreaking site heading up River View Lane where the hillside was covered with burnt trees. Further down the road, the...