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Man wanted in Nevada County double shooting arrested


A man wanted in connection to a double shooting in Penn Valley was arrested Friday night.

James Donald Carman, 61, was wanted for allegedly shooting a man in the face and a woman multiple times in her upper body Friday morning, Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal said. The victims were taken to area hospitals to get treatment, but their conditions are unknown.

Deputies were searching for Carman since Friday morning after getting reports of the double shooting near Flying T and Rex Reservoir roads. A California Highway Patrol helicopter assisted deputies from the sky during the search.

Carman was taken into custody that night after sheriff's detectives talked to him and arranged a meeting, Cpl. Shane Peltzer said Saturday. He was booked into Nevada County Jail for assault with a deadly weapon and parole violation.

Deputies search for person of interest in Nevada County double shooting


Law enforcement on the ground and by California Highway Patrol helicopter are searching for a parolee at large in a double shooting in Penn Valley Friday morning.

Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal said officers are looking for 61-year-old James Donald Carman. The suspect was described as 6 feet 4 inches tall, with a slight build, brown eyes, balding and with a number of tattoos. Carman is considered armed and dangerous.

Suspect in viral road rage video tells her story


A woman accused of harassing two women driving on Interstate 80 in an alleged road rage incident -- that was recorded on a cellphone -- said she was trying to make a citizen's arrest for reckless driving.

Diedre Orozco, 50, of Santa Clara, was booked into Placer County Jail Saturday for road rage-related charges and has been there for the past six days.

Vanessa Gladieux said she and a friend were driving on I-80 near Dutch Flat when Orozco tried to push them off the road. Orozco then got out of her truck and approached Gladieux's car. Gladieux's friend recorded the incident on her cellphone.

Family: Auburn standoff, shooting suspect mentally unsound


Authorities tried to determine what caused an Auburn man to start a five and a half-hour standoff and shootout with Placer County Sheriff's deputies on Sunday.

The chaos ended when the suspect, 53-year-old William Corson, was shot and killed by an officer. Several of Corson's family members said he had serious psychological problems and refused to take any medication.

Police: Suspect who exchanged gunfire with police in Auburn is dead


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A man who barricaded himself inside an Auburn home Sunday and exchanged gunfire with law enforcement before being killed by police fire was identified by the Placer County Sheriff's Office as 53-year-old William Everett Corson.

The sheriff's Facebook post said their department received 911 calls of shots fired from the back and front yards of a home on Kemper Oaks Court in north Auburn. Neighbors reported they saw some of the shots being fired by the man who lived at the residence.

Investigators locate mother of 2 deceased infants found in storage unit


The mother of two dead infants found in a container in a Colfax storage unit recently has been found.

Placer County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Dena Erwin said sheriff's investigators have questioned the 32-year-old woman. She has not been arrested. Investigators are waiting for forensic and toxicology findings before their next move.

The sheriff's department opened the case when a woman who had just purchased the storage unit at auction contacted the department on Nov. 25 when she came upon something suspicious.

"We went to unload the unit, and we started unloading it," Regina Zimmer recounted. "We came to the ottoman, it was taped closed, and said 'fragile' on the top of it. We untaped it, opened it up and the smell that came out was like something I'd never smelled before."

Police: Student brought gun to his Truckee school


A Truckee middle school student was greeted by police when he got off his school bus Tuesday morning because he allegedly was taking a .40 caliber semi-automatic hand gun to school.

Truckee police say they were alerted to the situation by a parent. Officers did not find a firearm on the 14 year old but learned he reportedly showed the gun to at least four other students at Alder Creek Middle School on Monday. It was unclear if the weapon was loaded.

Police said based on their investigation, it was believed the boy did not intend to cause harm with the gun and no threats were made.