May 7 11:50 a.m. A 31-year-old male subject was cited and released for alleged possession of controlled substance paraphernalia on Golden Foothill Parkway in El Dorado Hills. 2:57 p.m. Deputies responded to reports of a male subject causing a disturbance on White Rock Road in El Dorado Hills by banging on doors and windows. Luke [...]
Heading off trouble in Benham Park was the subject of a report and a discussion at the Placerville City Council meeting on April 9. Benham Park, located at 3701 Benham St. in Placerville is a 4-acre city park. Contained within the park is the Placerville Aquatics Center, two tot-lots, basketball court, Scout Hall, picnic facilities [...]
April 6 5:03 p.m. Deputies conducted a warrant service on Pony Express Trail in Cedar Grove. Sean Westbrook, 27, was arrested and booked into the county jail for allegedly bringing a controlled substance into a prison. 8:35 p.m. Four Hispanic males had dinner then left without paying on Coach Lane in Cameron Park. 9:21 p.m. [...]
March 27 2:18 a.m. A husband, 41, and wife with children in common were involved in a verbal altercation on Woodleigh Lane in Cameron Park. During the argument, the wife allegedly tried to push her husband down a flight of stairs, then slapped the husband across the face. The husband had no complaints of pain [...]
In a report released on Feb. 26, the Placerville Police Department revealed that crime in the city has continued on a downward trend. According to the report, prepared by Chief George Nielson — who recently announced plans to retire — the crime rate for 2012 was 24.88 per 1,000 population, down from the most-recent high [...]
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department’s annual crime report was released to the public, showing a slight increase in most types of crime, along with detailing facts about the department as a whole. The Sheriff’s Office, which has 358 employees and six K-9 officers, spent about $49 million to cover the approximate 180,600 residents of [...]
Dec. 18 12:52 p.m. Unknown subjects appeared to have connected their trailer to an abandoned house on Poppy Court in Sly Park using an extension cord. No one was available for contact. The responding deputy collected the extension cord as evidence. 1:50 p.m. Unknown suspect(s) smashed side window of the 58-year-old female victim’s vehicle on [...]
DOUGLAS P. FISHER, 55, of Pleasant Valley, by CHP on Sept. 30, bail listed as $12,500. STEVEN P. FOSTER, 22, of Placerville, by CHP on Sept. 30, bail listed as $2,500. AARON L. MONDOR, 23, of El Dorado Hills, by EDSO on Sept. 30, bail listed as $21,000. MIHAI POPESCU, 24, of Shingle Springs, by [...]
Nov. 16 4:00 a.m. A report was taken of subjects allegedly using methamphetamine in the Red Hawk Casino parking garage in Shingle Springs, which resulted in the arrest of one female, Tera Tollestrup, 27, for alleged possession of drug paraphernalia and a second female, Rochlle Felion, 30, for allegedly being under the influence of a [...]
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a gunshot in the 3100 block of Hi Lo Way in Placerville just before midnight on Friday. Dispatch received a report that a man, allegedly armed with a handgun, had entered a residence and had attempted to leave after being shot with a shotgun. He [...]
Sept. 17 7:36 a.m. Deputies responded to a report of a residential burglary in progress on Panorama Drive in Christmas Valley. Suspects forced entry to attached garage and left the area before deputies arrived. 10:30 a.m. Deputies responded to a domestic battery that allegedly occurred on Vacation Boulevard in Mount Aukum. The suspect was not [...]
A Pollock Pines boy died Sept. 9 after using a new, illegal drug.
El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a medical call in the early morning hours of Sept. 9, a press release stated. The deputies found a 15-year-old boy, identified as Alejandro Nunez Avila, who was not breathing. Medics arrived and took over life-saving efforts before the boy was transporting to Marshall Hospital in Placerville, where he was pronounced as deceased.
Further investigation led deputies and detectives to believe the El Dorado High School student had voluntarily taken an unknown hallucinogenic drug. What the drug was, where it came from and the exact cause of death were unknown at the time.
Follow-up by sheriff’s narcotics detectives uncovered a new drug being introduced to the United States that reacts similarly to a hallucinogen. Known as 2-CB, 2-Cl or 2-5Bomb, the drug was developed in Germany for medical purposes and is believed to be produced outside the U.S. It can be found in…
By Adam Jensen Former South Shore medical marijuana dispensary owner Gino DiMatteo has pleaded not guilty to felony charges, including bribing a City Council member and possession of a controlled substance. Gennaro “Gino” DiMatteo and his wife, Irene DiMatteo, were arrested Aug. 31. Details of the arrests have not been made public by the El Dorado [...]
Sept. 4 2:00 a.m. A male subject, Steven Ferroni, 47, was arrested for alleged possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia on Red Hawk Parkway in Shingle Springs. 8:40 a.m. Deputies received a crime report regarding felony vandalism to residential exterior lighting on Brown Drive in El Dorado Hills. 9:22 a.m. A [...]
Although general public opinion is that crime increases on holiday weekends, by most accounts the Labor Day weekend was a slow one in the world of crime. “Nothing of significance happened,” Placerville Police Capt. Mike Scott said. Lt. Tim Becker of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office echoed the sentiment. Leafing through reports from the [...]
Aug. 28 8:10 a.m. The reporting party reported a burglary by unknown suspect(s) on Kingvale Road in El Dorado. 8:47 a.m. The father of the female victim, 38, took a vehicle he previously owned and gave as gift to his daughter, the victim, two to three years ago. The father said he would return vehicle [...]
June 12 12:05 a.m. A 28-year-old male victim returned from shopping on Missouri Flat Road in Diamond Springs to discover his locked vehicle had been broken into and property had been stolen. 12:45 a.m. An unknown adult female flagged down deputies on Town Center Boulevard in El Dorado Hills for assistance in locating a missing [...]
May 28 12:57 a.m. On Wentworth Springs Road in Georgetown, a female suspect allegedly battered her boyfriend, 53. She also threw a telephone at an additional male victim, 56. The telephone struck the victim in the face and caused injuries. The suspect fled the scene prior to arrival of deputies. No arrests were made. 3:07 [...]
SUBHEAD: Sign holders join nationwide protest on day shareholders meet As about 20 people lined up on the sidewalk outside of the downtown Placerville Bank of America on the hot afternoon of May 9 to protest, cars drove by, horns honked and cheers of support were yelled from car windows. The protest was just one [...]
A vehicle chase ended with two men being brought into custody on May 4. Placerville Police located a stolen vehicle occupied by two males on Schnell School Road at about 6:56 p.m., a press release stated. The men fled and a vehicle pursuit ensued onto westbound Highway 50. The pursuit ended on Cameron Park Drive [...]