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Sheriff, forest supervisor confab

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From page A1 | August 21, 2013 | 5 Comments

Following the El Dorado County sheriff’s revocation of the National Forest Service’s ability to enforce state laws, the sheriff and Eldorado National Forest supervisor met recently to discuss law enforcement.

Sheriff John D’Agostini met with recently appointed Eldorado National Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree and Forest Service Law Enforcement Capt. Frank Aguilar, a press release stated. They concluded that there were still issues to remedy but both are committed to keeping forest visitors safe while protecting the forest’s resources.

The meeting was a result of D’Agostini revoking the USFS’s ability to enforce California state laws after receiving a number of complaints from forest visitors. The USFS does, however, retain the ability to enforce federal laws within the county.

“It is the style and manner over time,” D’Agostini said in the press release, “in which they enforce this authority, that will be the litmus test to determine if the Forest Service will regain their authority to enforce state laws in El Dorado County.”

Crabtree wanted to remind visitors that the USFS is not a powerless entity. “It’s great to see so many people enjoying America’s great outdoors,” Crabtree said. “It’s  important for visitors to keep in mind that Forest Service law enforcement officers will continue to ensure that national forest resources are protected and federal laws and regulations are understood and enforced.”

With the season at the high point of summer camping, “More people in the national forest often means more opportunity for disputes between people and violations of state laws,” D’Agostini said. “My deputies will continue to respond to incidents requiring peace officers in the Eldorado National Forest.”

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  • cookie65August 21, 2013 - 5:24 am

    Hopefully Crabtree is able to understand that some individuals lack the maturity to ever be given any positions of authority. They are just bullies who suffer from a little Caesar syndrome.

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  • PatriceAugust 21, 2013 - 8:06 am

    And look who is talking! Yes, "little Caesar syndrome." Unfortunately our forests and citizens are not respected by all citizens, so some need oversight or a babysitter.

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  • JoeAugust 21, 2013 - 8:44 pm

    And likely ANYONE but that ONE babysitter would do a great job! Wonder how long before Ken Marcus is outta' here?

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  • Compass2TruthAugust 22, 2013 - 12:19 pm

    Hmmmmm..."“More people in the national forest often means more opportunity for disputes between people and violations of state laws,” D’Agostini said. “My deputies will continue to respond to incidents requiring peace officers in the Eldorado National Forest.” Uh, Sheriff John, I think we need to have another little talk about this. Is there some reason EDSO staff isn't responding to repeated requests to file these incident reports??? Melody Lane - Founder, Compass2Truth

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  • RickAugust 22, 2013 - 10:35 pm

    Plain and simple the main Problem is Officer Kenny Marcus and his abusive law enforcement methods. Just google Ken Marcus U.S.F.S

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