Suspect Arrested Following Pursuit and School Lockdown
The Placer County Sheriff's Office received information that an out-of-county warrant suspect may have recently arrived in the Colfax area.
The Sheriff's Office Special Operations Unit and the multi-agency Placer County Special Investigation Unit located the suspect's vehicle at a rural residence on Alpine Way in Colfax. Information regarding the suspect advised he was to be considered armed and a flight risk from law enforcement due to the warrant. In addition to the specialized teams, the Sheriff's helicopter, patrol deputies, and deputy school resource officer were all involved in the containment, perimeter, and capture of the suspect.
The suspect emerged from the residence and got into his vehicle. When he realized he was contained on the property, he reversed course and drove around the property in desperation to flee. His vehicle was disabled by law enforcement and taken into custody after a brief flight on foot and struggle. Only minor injuries were received by the suspect as a result of his speed when his car was disabled. The suspect never drove beyond the contained area and never entered a public roadway.
Due to the close proximity of the Colfax High School and the Colfax Elementary School, even though it was outside of the regular school day hours, the Placer County deputy school resource officer was posted on school grounds with school staff. As an abundance of caution, a very brief lock down of the campus occurred for those still remaining on campus for after school activities. The school was never in immediate danger and it was very well protected by the law enforcement on scene.
The suspect is identified as 28 year old Travis Middleton. The warrant was issued from Contra Costa for carrying a loaded firearm in public. As a result of activities during Middleton's arrest, the district attorney will be reviewing charges for felony reckless evading in a vehicle, possession of a controlled substance while armed, and a felon in possession of a firearm. Middleton was booked at the Placer County Jail in Auburn.
Pet Care | Real Estate | Restaurants | Tech | View All | * Add/Upgrade Business
Placer County News HeadlinesReliability remains Honda Accord calling cardHonda has historically produced a great vehicle in the Accord, which has been at or near the top of midsize class for many years.
Rocklin Artist Diane Bell at Rocklin History MuseumRocklin Artist Diane Bell at Rocklin History Museum to display several pieces of her work this weekend.
Bullers Went from Journalist to AdvocateLast week, I featured long-time journalist and disability advocate Finn Bullers of Kansas City, Kansas. I'm now featuring him again because of the breadth and depth of his accomplishments
50 Days of the Dead: Playing In The BandAn extended, psychedelic version of Playing In The Band from the show that would be filmed and released as Sunshine Daydream.
Roseville Proposes 16.5 Percent Rate Hike for WaterThe City of Roseville is holding two community meetings in March to update customers about proposed water and wastewater utility rate increases.
San Juan Water District Responds to CVP Federal Water AllocationsDrought Watch: We all know that California is facing an extraordinary drought. This morning's announcement of federal water allocations through the Central Valley Project is indicative
California Legislation to Refund Illegal TaxesBoard of Equalization Vice Chair George Runner announced today he is sponsoring legislation to extend common sense protections to taxpayers. Assembly Bill 867
Placer County Transit to Take Over Lincoln Bus ServicePlacer County Transit is scheduled to take over operations of the City of Lincoln's fixed-route bus service beginning July 1.
Roseville Crime Report Digest Update (2.26.15)The Roseville weekly crime report digest update for February 26, 2015.
Roseville Celebrity Chili Cook-Off March 20th2015 Roseville Celebrity Chili Cook-Off will be held on Friday, March 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Maidu Community Center in Roseville
50 Days of the Dead: BerthaGrateful Dead play an acclaimed show across from the Big Apple in Jersey City, NJ. This version of Bertha captured on August 6, 1974
Ecological Benefits of Large, Intense Wildland FiresAs the California drought continues, with the severity deemed extreme or exceptional, we are all bracing for an early and intense fire season
NEWS: In Case You Missed It