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Neighbor helps Auburn police arrest burglary suspect


With the help of a neighbor, Auburn police arrested a man Wednesday night who allegedly attempted to break into a home.

Police said Ramiro Julian Castanon, 39, tried to break into the home around 8:40 p.m. while a mother and two small children were inside; his attempts were unsuccessful.

Police said a neighbor then came to the scene and detained Castanon until officers arrived.

Castanon was booked into Placer County Jail to for attempted burglary and attempted sexual assault, police said. His bail is set at $500,000.


Push underway to make old Auburn Airport a museum. Such is the Auburn Airport.


Northern California is rich in history preserved for generations. From Sutter's Fort to Old Hangtown, there's no shortage of day trips of enrichment.

Our trip today is to Auburn, in Placer County.

It sits near the shiny new hangers and planes, and since 1937 the green rusty structure has been ol' dependable at the Auburn Airport.

In later years, it was caretaker Bill Clark's workshop, where planes were stored and serviced inside.

The dirt floored hanger has been empty since Bill passed away at 104 years old, but you can still smell the old oil deep in the dirt. Sunlight streaks through holes that have poked through over the years.

This 1,500 square foot treasure is just the way Bill Clark left it. Perhaps, he was right in the middle of a job. What's supposed to happen next to this hangar is demolition.

Fire burns home in Gold Hills Mobile Home Park in Newcastle


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Fire crews were working on a mobile home fire early Thursday morning in Gold Hills Mobile Home Park of Gold Hill Road in Newcastle.

Investigation is still continuing on what caused the fire.

At 6:30 a.m. fire officials said the fire was contained.

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Grass Valley police arrest 3 in school theft


Three men were arrested Tuesday for a local school burglary committed over the weekend, according to Grass Valley police.

The thefts from the school, which had not yet been discovered at the school, were discovered when police officers and Nevada County drug enforcement officers made a probation check at a home in the 200 block of N. Church Street Tuesday afternoon. During a search of the residence, school property was recovered as well as methamphetamine, suspected powdered heroin, and drug paraphernalia, along with a shotgun and homemade ammunition, the police news release stated.

Cory Goodrich, 24, and Sean Taylor, 19, both from Grass Valley, were arrested at the residence.

The school theft discovery was shared with other law enforcement. More items belonging to the school were found later in the day after officers made an arrest at a home in the 300 block of Mill Street.

Placer County Sheriff's Office needs help with vehicle theft


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Placer County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help in locating two people involved in a burglary and vehicle theft at a Auburn Racquet Club in 2014.

Only July 15, 2014 a man and a woman entered the Auburn Racquet Club off Luther Road. The suspects split up and proceeded to steal items from various gym lockers, according to the sheriff's office Facebook post.

Grass Valley mobile dental clinic for under-served students and adults burglarized


Thieves made off with thousands of dollars of dental equipment and tools from a mobile dental clinic in Grass Valley that's helped hundreds of under-served schoolkids.

Drawer after drawer inside a mobile dental clinic for Sierra Family Medical Clinic is now empty. The van used for the Healthy Smiles program was ransacked.The burglary was discovered Wednesday.

Virtually everything is now gone.

"All gloves, toothbrush, toothpaste, needles, anesthetics," Elyssa Farabee, a dental assistant at the clinic, said.

Someone pried the front door open to the mobile clinic parked in the Salvation Army Parking Lot on Alta Street.

The clinic travels between schools to serve many lower-income students. It also serves needy adults in Nevada County,

Husband defends mother accused of abducting own child, evading CPS


MARYSVILLE - A man is defending his wife who was booked into Yuba County Jail for allegedly abducting her newborn daughter and evading Child Protection Services.

Rosario Morales said this is his first child with Rosemarie Chavez Morales. He said what should have been a happy moment was a major mishap.

Rosemarie Morales, 36, was arrested Saturday after giving birth to her 12th child. The Yuba County Sheriff's Office said Rosemarie Chavez Morales gave the hospital a fake name in order to avoid CPS.

Rosario Morales said his new wife didn't steal their daughter and didn't try to avoid CPS using a fake name.