A Placer County sheriff’s deputy has been selected to target chronic crime in north Auburn.
Zach Poiesz is the new problem-oriented policing deputy selected after the creation last year of the special position to focus on issues including vandalism, trespassing, theft and nuisance abatement.
Homeless issues are prevalent in north Auburn, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Poiesz, a lifelong Placer County resident, has worked closely with the homeless population in north Auburn for the past year.
He has worked in every Sheriff’s Office division, including seven years on the drug task force, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.
Poiesz will work with agencies including county code enforcement, building inspectors, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection arson investigators, Auburn Area Recreation and Park District, the Placer County District Attorney’s Office and the Probation Department.