Auburn Police Department

  • Agency: Auburn Police Department
  • Address: 1215 Lincoln Way, Auburn, 95603 CA
  • Chief: John F. Ruffcorn (Chief of Police)
Phone: 530-823-4237
Fax: 530-823-4224

Auburn Police Department is located at 1215 Lincoln Way, Auburn, 95603 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is John F. Ruffcorn. The Auburn Police Department phone number is 530-823-4237.

Auburn Police Department News

This week our proactive team consisting of Placer County Probation, Auburn Police, City of Auburn Code Enforcement and a Placer Health and Human Services (HHS) representative was out within the City of Auburn looking for illegal camps and those in need of services. Areas of note checked this week was the Auburn Ravine Trail, School Park Preserve, Auburn Folsom and Brentwood Circle (RR Tracks), 900 block of Lincoln Way, Cherry Street Bridge area near RR Tracks and Highway 49 and Garfield. Our team had the opportunity to talk with a business owner (see photo) in the 900 block of Lincoln Way today. We were able to learn the time of day that a homeless person was in or around this area. We were also advised of some proactive measures (i.e. motion lights) they were taking around their business. The attached photos of staff on Auburn Folsom Road and on the railroad tracks were taken as they were checking the area for campsites. There was one abandoned campsite here on UPRR property, and UPRR is aware and working on this. The Highway 49 and Garfield tunnel area was checked and the camp appears abandoned and the property owner has been notified for cleanup. The tunnel site was previously posted. Four people were contacted on the Auburn Ravine Trail. One person was on probation in which their property was searched and there was no contraband or illegal items located. HHS was able to assist one of the out state male subjects contacted on the trail obtain and ID card. There were six contacts this week. There were no citations or arrests. Stay tuned as our team continues to work for our community to clean up camp sites and offer services to those who need them and will accept them.

NEWS RELEASE Date/Time of Release: May 27, 2018 6:40 AM Date of Occurrence: May 26, 2018 11:32 PM Nature of Event: Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Possession of Burglary Tools and Possession of a Controlled Substance Location of Call: Elm Avenue at Highway 49 Written by: Sergeant Chris Forman THE AUBURN POLICE DEPARTMENT RELEASES THE FOLLOWING: On May 26, 2018 at approximately 11:32 PM, Auburn Police Officers were advised of a possible occupied stolen vehicle in the area of Elm Avenue and Highway 49. Auburn Police Officers arrived in the area and contacted AJ KIRCHNER as he stood next to the vehicle which was determined to be a previously reported stolen vehicle out of Grass Valley California. KIRCHNER was found to be in possession of numerous shaved ignition keys, numerous burglary tools including many vending machine keys and a substance suspected to be methamphetamine. 23 year old AJ KIRCHNER of Nevada City California was arrested for; Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Possession of Burglary Tools and Possession of a Controlled Substance At of the time of this news release, AJ KIRCHNER was in custody at the Placer County Jail with a bail set at $32,500.00

Did you know? Did you know that the Auburn Police Department will not call you with an automated message asking for your arrest? We will not call and say you have a warrant or that payment of a balance is needed. Unfortunately, these calls have become much more frequent and demanding. If you receive a automated call or message left, do not call back, or press any buttons to be connected with someone. If you receive a call that is concerning you, please do not hesitate to contact our 24 hr dispatch center at 530-823-4234. Below is a video from the Federal Trade Commission on tips and information regarding these Robo Calls. https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/audio-video/video/hate-robocall-scams-ftc-does-too

Officers visiting with some Placer High School kids on their last day. One of the kids thought it clever to offer our staff donuts. Pictured with the kids is School Resource Officer Joe Almeida, Sergeant Huey and Lieutenant Pecoraro.

This week our proactive team consisting of Placer County Probation, Auburn Police, City of Auburn Code Enforcement and a Placer Health and Human Services (HHS) representative was out within the City of Auburn looking for illegal camps and those in need of services. Areas of note checked this week was the 500 block of Nevada Street, Old Town Auburn, Auburn Town Center, Auburn Dam Overlook site, and the 200 block of Palm Avenue. There was one contact resulting in one arrest this week. The arrest (see photo) was for outstanding warrants (AMC section and public intoxication). The arrest took place in the 200 block of Palm Avenue. Stay tuned as our team continues to work for our community to clean up camp sites and offer services to those who need them and will accept them.

Auburn Police Officers and members of the Auburn Fire Department were invited to participate in today’s fire drill at Alta Vista School located on Oak Street. Thank you for asking us to stop by.

Please join us in welcoming our newest officer. Officer Matt Nichols was sworn in today as an Auburn Police Officer. Matt is a lateral officer from another agency. Welcome aboard Matt! Matt is pictured here (right) with Police Chief John Ruffcorn.

With much sadness, retired Auburn Police Sergeant Rick Hardesty's wife, Peggy, has unexpectedly suffered a severe decline in her health. Peggy is suffering a heart failure and is currently on life support. Upon Rick's retirement his family moved from California to Wyoming. Peggy is currently being treated in Idaho Falls, Idaho. At this time prayers and well wishes are greatly appreciated. Additionally, we are asking that all law enforcement family assist Sergeant Hardesty and family in making the wishes of his wife monetarily possible for funeral arrangements.

Did you know?? Auburn Transit offers a summer youth bus pass that offers unlimited rides between June 1st - August 31st. This pass is also valid for Roseville and Placer County Transit and the Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit (TART). The age for the pass is 5 years to 18 years. The pass is available by calling Placer County Transit at (530) 745-7570 or Auburn Transit at (530) 823-4211 x 145.

Sergeant Huey got a visit from a special group of kids who brought treats and words of encouragement. Thank you.

Chief John Ruffcorn was proud to be a part of the fundraising event today for the Lighthouse Counseling & Family Resource Center. He had the honor of participating as a Celebrity Waiter. The venue was at Sun City Lincoln Hills.

National Police Week May 13th - 19th HISTORY In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. The Memorial Service began in 1982 as a gathering in Senate Park of approximately 120 survivors and supporters of law enforcement. Decades later, the event, more commonly known as National Police Week, has grown to a series of events which attracts thousands of survivors and law enforcement officers to our Nation's Capital each year. The National Peace Officers Memorial Service, which is sponsored by the Grand Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, is one in a series of events which includes the Candlelight Vigil, which is sponsored by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) and seminars sponsored by Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) National Police Week draws in between 25,000 to 40,000 attendees. The attendees come from departments throughout the United States as well as from agencies throughout the world. This provides a unique opportunity to meet others who work in law enforcement. In that spirit, the Fraternal Order of Police DC Lodge #1 sponsors receptions each afternoon and evening during Police Week. These events are open to all law enforcement personnel and are an experience unlike any other.

Please keep an eye out for a missing person from the City of Roseville.

Useful and entertaining!

This week our proactive team consisting of Placer County Probation, Auburn Police, City of Auburn Code Enforcement and a Placer Health and Human Services (HHS) representative was out within the City of Auburn looking for illegal camps and those in need of services. Areas of note checked this week was the hillside located off of Epperle Lane, the tunnel under Highway 49 and Garfield (camp posted), the Auburn Ravine Trail, Auburn Folsom Road near Brentwood Circle, Old Town Auburn area, and the Palm Avenue hillside area. Our team also had a visit to the Homeless Shelter that included a tour of the facilities. The attached photos show some of our team members at the shelter during the tour. Follow up on the Auburn Folsom Road near Brentwood Circle campsite consisted of the location being re-posted and UPRR is assisting with notices and cleanup. Clean-up is continuing on the Epperle Lane property and PCWA is in the process of improving access to this same area. See photos for more details. There were only three contacts this week. No cites or arrests. Stay tuned as our team continues to work for our community to clean up camp sites and offer services to those who need them and will accept them.

On May 15, 2018, at approximately 4:06 pm, officers of the Auburn Police Department responded to the 600 Block of Auburn Folsom Road regarding a robbery that had just occurred at a local convenience store. Upon Auburn Police arrival, it was determined that a delivery truck driver was overtaken and robbed by three male suspects. During the robbery the suspects stole multiple bulk boxes of cigarettes and fled the scene in a vehicle. The loss is estimated to be in the thousands of dollars. Upon our arrival at the scene, and after receiving more information about the robbery, an Auburn Police Detective observed a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle in the area. The detective maintained visual on the suspect vehicle and with the assistance of the Placer County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO), an enforcement stop was made on the vehicle at Horseshoe Bar Road west of I-80. One occupant fled from the vehicle on foot and was subsequently taken into custody a short distance away without incident by our detective with the assistance from a Placer County Sheriff’s Deputy. As the Auburn Police Detective pursued the occupant who fled on foot, the driver of the suspect vehicle fled the scene. Placer County Sheriff Deputies pursued the suspect vehicle into the Rocklin city limits. The suspect vehicle stopped at San Francisco Street and Oak Street in the City of Rocklin. The remaining occupants fled on foot from the suspect vehicle and were detained and arrested without incident by Placer County Sheriff’s Deputies. 22 year old Marquis Lewis, from Oakland, California was taken into custody in the 6000 block of Horseshoe Bar Road in Loomis, California. Lewis was later booked into Placer County Jail for Robbery, Conspiring to Commit a Crime, Obstruction, and Discharge of Tear Gas. As of this News Release, Marquis Lewis was in custody with bail set at $185,000. 22 year old Marquis Bell, from Oakland, California was taken into custody in the 5100 block of Pacific Street in Rocklin, California. Bell was later booked into the Placer County Jail for Robbery, Conspiring to Commit a Crime, and on a Parole Violation. As of this News Release, Marquis Bell was in custody with bail set at $185,000. 23 year old Sydney Burke, from Oakland, California was taken into custody near the intersection of San Francisco Street and Oak Street in Rocklin, California. Burke was later booked into the Placer County Jail for Robbery and Conspiring to Commit a Crime. As of this News Release, Sydney Burke was in custody with bail set at $100,000. As of this release, one male suspect is still believed to be outstanding. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Auburn Police Department 24-hours/day at 530-823-4234. Detective Castaner is the lead detective on this case and may be reached at 530-823-4237 extension 238.

Update for robbery in 600 block of Auburn Folsom: three arrests made so far in reference to the robbery, one suspect still outstanding (out of Auburn area, possibly Rocklin area, but it is not known), if anyone sees a suspicious person please contact their local police agency to have the person checked out. The victim is doing well. Anyone with information is asked to call our Dispatch Center 24-hours/day at 530-823-4237.

Those of you wondering about the emergency traffic on Auburn Folsom Rd, our officers are working a robbery that occurred in the 600 block of Auburn Folsom.. This incident is still active and at least one suspect detained who fled with three others ... no one was injured... more to follow...

Please join us in congratulating the graduates of our ninth annual Citizen’s Awareness Academy! They graduated last night. We are proud to to be able to provide this program to our community.

It is our final night for this years Citizen’s Awareness Academy. In this photo is Tammy, one of our property and evidence people, presenting an overview of property & evidence. Also tonight is an overview of animal control and a representative from the FBI before we have our academy graduation ceremony. 🎓

This week our proactive team consisting of Placer County Probation, Auburn Police, City of Auburn Code Enforcement and a Placer Health and Human Services (HHS) representative was out within the City of Auburn looking for illegal camps and those in need of services. Areas of note checked this week was the hillside located off of Epperle Lane, the 600 block of Lincoln Way (pedestrian contact), and Palm Avenue. Also followed up on was the Auburn Ravine Trail (clear, no contacts), and Auburn Folsom Road near Brentwood Circle (one campsite on UPRR property, but looks like being cleared up). The property owner for the Eperrle Lane hillside area was contacted regarding trespassing occurring on his property and overgrown vegetation. The property is just over one acre in size and has other logistical challenges (terrain & access). The owner is actively removing junk/debris and reducing the thick underbrush (photo 2). The property owner is also posting the property (photo 3). We truly appreciate his effort and the work will take many more hours to completely accomplish the goal. Thank you for working with us. Two individuals were contacted hanging out behind a dumpster on Palm Avenue (200 block). Our Code Enforcement Officer will be following up with the property owner to provide some guidance and to collaborate as to how the area may be made less attractive to this activity. The male and female (photo 4) here were advised to pack up any trash related to their activity and they were going to clean up and move along. Our team has a pedestrian contact in the 600 block of Lincoln Way. HHS had been looking for a person, the person pictured here (photo 1), for some time to provide them services. Today HHS was able to provide information to this person. We had four pedestrian contacts. No citations or arrests today. Stay tuned as our team continues to work for our community to clean up camp sites and offer services to those who need them and will accept them.

Lieutenant Garlock not only oversees the departments operations but he is also known for his skills in undercover work. May the fourth be with you.

Several city employees had the privilege of participating in the disaster training this afternoon.

Good afternoon, Please join us in celebrating Annie’s 15 year anniversary with the Police Department! Annie’s current role is serving as the Department’s Records Clerk. Congratulations Annie and thank you for your service!