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ABC 10: District attorney explains charging fentanyl dealers with murder

Placer County District Attorney Morgan Gire explained why getting a murder charge for fentanyl is so uncommon.“We have to ask ourselves, 'What does the dealer know about what they're selling? Are they selling something they know might kill somebody?' And, if they do, do they willingly engage in that behavior knowing those risks?" Gire said. Read more

Auburn Journal: Op-ed - Domestic violence affects our whole community

October marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Sadly, domestic and intimate partner violence affects every community, regardless of location or socioeconomic status. It can result in physical injury, psychological trauma and even death. Read more

ABC 10: Placer DA files murder charges in Auburn fentanyl death

“The message to the dealers is pretty clear: If you sell fentanyl in our community, we will come after you aggressively, as evidenced by the murder charges today,” said Placer County District Attorney Morgan Gire in a statement to ABC10. Read more

Fox 40: Lincoln man suspected of starting three Placer County wildfires

A Lincoln man is facing arson charges for starting three recent fires in Placer County, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Placer County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday. Read more

ABC 10: Rainbow fentanyl found in Placer County

The Placer County District Attorney's Office is warning people about rainbow-colored fentanyl that may be marketed to minors. Read more

Newsweek: Rainbow Fentanyl Sales on Popular Apps Spark Concern on West Coast

In a recent press release, the Placer County District Attorney's Office in California reported the discovery of "rainbow-colored batches of fentanyl making its way into the county, seemingly designed to market to minors." Read more

Gold Country Media: We all can help stop the fentanyl problem here

“This office remains committed to holding dealers of this deadly drug accountable,” said Placer County District Attorney Morgan Gire after Bordner’s sentencing. “Through aggressive prosecution, county-wide investigations, support from our local officials, partnership with our schools and our 1 Pill Can Kill Placer campaign – the participation and collaboration at every level to fight this epidemic will save lives. Read more

Roseville Today: Roseville region residents reminded to celebrate responsibily this 4th of July

Placer County District Attorney’s Office has a dedicated DUI unit that is prepared to file criminal charges after a DUI arrest is made. The DUI unit works to hold drivers accountable and support victims of any DUI-related incidents. Read more 

Gold Country Media: DUIs will result in criminal charges, jail, license suspension, financial hardship and more

Heading into the holiday weekend, the Placer County District Attorney’s Office is reminding residents to celebrate responsibly and not become another referral to their office’s DUI (Driving Under the Influence) unit. Read more

CBS 13: Man, 30, Sentenced For Stalking 16-Year-Old Girl On Run In Placer County

A man convicted of stalking a 16-year-old girl while she was out on a run in Placer County has been sentenced to prison. Read more

Sacramento Update: Surveillance, a raid, and a race to delete evidence: How investigators nabbed a deadly pill pusher

Prosecutors ultimately filed a three-charge complaint against Bordner, charging him with involuntary manslaughter and two counts of selling a controlled substance to a minor, along with a special allegation of great bodily injury. He was moved back to Placer County on an order of production given to CDCR, where he remained without bail. Read more

Sacramento Bee: Sacramento man convicted of fleeing police sentenced to 25 years to life on third ‘strike’

A Sacramento man was sentenced to 25 years to life in Placer County Friday, after a decades-long pattern of criminal behavior was revealed. Read more

Gold Country Media: Jury finds Sacramento man guilty of possession to sell fentanyl in Placer County

This week, a Placer County jury found defendant Joseph Michael Cornes, 32, guilty of possession and transportation for sale of controlled substances in Placer County. Read more

Fox 40: Placer County makes extra efforts to combat elder abuse

In recognition of Elder Abuse month, Placer PROTECT will be sharing the stories of elderly people who are victims of elder abuse within Placer County. Read more

Fox 40: Sacramento ‘career criminal’ sentenced to 25 years to life in Placer County

After having committed numerous crimes over a 42 year span, a Sacramento man was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for three strikes offense in Placer County, according to the Placer County District Attorney’s Office. Read more

KCRA: Roseville man found guilty of first-degree murder following death of wife, DA’s office says

A Roseville man arrested following his wife’s death was found guilty of first-degree murder, the Placer County District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday. Read more

Roseville Today: Roseville man sentenced to 13 years for domestic violence

 On May 12, 2022, the Honorable Judge Penney sentenced Nathan Stewart, age 43, to 13 years in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Read more

Roseville Today: Community Outreach Unit announced by DA's Office in Roseville

Reaffirming their commitment to community engagement, transparency and education, the Placer County District Attorney’s Office announced their community outreach unit. Read more

ABC 10: Roseville man faces murder charges in fentanyl death

The Placer County District Attorney's Office has charged a 20-year-old with murder charges on Tuesday in connection to a fentanyl death in Roseville. Read more

Gold Couny Media: Fighting for our community superheroes

The Placer County District Attorney’s Office has an incredible victim services unit dedicated to connecting victims and survivors to our Victim Advocates. Our advocates guide our victims and survivors through the court process, advise them of their legal rights through Marsy’s Law, and encourage victims and survivors to regain their power and voice through the process. Read more

Fox 40: Placer County DA files murder charges against man suspected of killing his parents

 Murder charges have been filed against the Placer County 19-year-old who allegedly killed his parents. Read more

CBS 13: DA Files Criminal Charge Against Dad Who Tackled Youth Soccer Ref In Roseville

The district attorney’s office has now filed a criminal charge against a parent caught on video attacking a referee during an under-16 boys soccer game in Roseville. Read more

Sacramento Bee: For the first time, Placer County DA files murder charges in fentanyl death arrest

Placer County prosecutors for the first time have filed murder charges against a defendant accused of selling the synthetic opioid fentanyl to a person who later died. Read more