Search Results for: Placerville arrests

Placerville man breaks in, falls asleep in Petaluma house

A Placerville man was arrested April 23 after breaking in to a Petaluma woman’s house, eating frozen food and falling asleep. Petaluma Police officers were dispatched at about 2 p.m. to the 1600 Block of Caulfield Lane when a victim came downstairs to find a man asleep on her couch, a press release stated. The […]

Traffic stop nets arrests: Reveals drugs, stolen laptop and guns

A pullover for a simple driving infraction turned into multiple arrests involving drugs, guns and stolen property on Feb. 4. El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Tucker stopped a white Nissan Maxima at about 4:20 p.m. on Pleasant Valley Road, a press release stated. Tucker identified the occupants on-scene, three male adults and one female […]

Placerville PD testing out body cams

Placerville police officers will soon have another tool to assist with police-citizen encounters — body cameras. At the Jan. 27 Placerville City Council meeting, the council approved the acceptance of $1,515 in grant funding from Northern California Cities Self-Insurance Fund to purchase two body-worn cameras. “The current technology of in-car video systems is good technology,” […]

Murder arrests stem from cold case; suspects arraigned

Two of the three men arrested last week in connection with a cold case murder from 2006 were arraigned the afternoon of Jan. 20.

Eric Mehlmauer, accused of murder, was assigned no bail after pleading not guilty; Ronald Garcia was accused of aiding Mehlmauer after the alleged murder was committed and was assigned $50,000 bail.

Garcia, 53, of Sacramento, was arraigned first and entered a not guilty plea to a charge of accessory after the fact, or willfully concealing, harboring or aiding the suspect after a felony — in this case, the alleged murder of Tobias Kaiser on or about Nov. 11, 2006.

PPD arrests alleged child molester

A man was arrested Nov. 17 for alleged child molestation. Placerville Police Department arrested Jeffrey Hitt, 54, for alleged lewd and lascivious acts with a minor, a PPD press release stated. The victim was allegedly molested by Hitt, the father of one of her friends, while staying at their residence. The investigation into Hitt began […]

Illegal camping ‘outreach’ brings arrests, gun seizures

A Placerville Police Department outreach on Feb. 19 to illegal camping sites in the city to provide mental health resources resulted in arrests and firearms seized. PPD began the Joint Outreach Operation in the morning with a focus on illegal camps in the city, a press release stated. Teams of PPD officers, city crews, Health […]

DUI Arrests

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 […]

Protestors meet at Placerville Bank of America

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 […]

Chase ends with two arrests

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 […]

Multi-state drug trafficking bust leads to 14 arrests

California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced Thursday that 14 arrests had been made across three states in connection with a multi-state drug trafficking ring. The operation also seized 1,300 pounds of processed marijuana, eight firearms, $415,855 in cash, $35,000 in gold bars and silver coins and three generators worth $20,000, a press release stated. “At […]

Drug trafficking arrests made

Two men have been arrested as part of an ongoing drug trafficking investigation. Jonathan Lemaire, 23, was stopped by Placerville CHP on a routine traffic stop on Feb. 1, CHP Officer Dan Stark said. The officer conducting the stop noticed evidence of drug trafficking in the vehicle. Search warrants were issued for three residences in […]

DUI Arrests: Jan. 3

The following were arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. IAN COFFMAN, 33, Meyers, booked Dec. 31 by sheriff’s deputies. ANDREW HUNT, 49, Placerville, booked Jan. 1 by sheriff’s deputies. SHAWN HERRMANN, 28, Meyers, booked Jan. 1 by sheriff’s deputies. MOISES ABARCA, 24, Meyers, booked Jan. 1 by sheriff’s […]

Beating leads to arrests

Three suspects were arrested early Tuesday morning after they allegedly beat up a person who had marijuana in his possession. According to Capt. Mike Scott of the Placerville Police Department, Anthony Stott, 22, of Folsom; James Teahan, 21, of El Dorado Hills; and Dylan Morton, 18, of Pollock Pines were taken into custody on various […]

DUI arrests

The following were arrested on suspicion of driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs: SHANNON ANGI, 44, Pollock Pines, booked April 25 by sheriff’s deputies, bail listed at $100,000. BRANDON ESPINOZA, 31, Folsom, booked April 25 by CHP, bail listed at $2,500. BRANDON KNUTSON, 27, El Dorado Hills, booked April 26 […]

Sunday manhunt leads to two arrests

By Jim Ratajczak Democrat staff writer With the help of a California Highway Patrol helicopter and K-9 unit, a 90-minute manhunt through El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park ended peacefully Sunday afternoon. El Dorado Hills residents Mario Berumen-Rose, 23, and Maria SanJuan, 28, were arrested Sunday after they led sheriff’s deputies on a high speed […]

Sunday manhunt leads to two arrests

Democrat staff writer With the help of a California Highway Patrol helicopter and K-9 unit, a 90-minute manhunt through El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park ended peacefully Sunday afternoon. El Dorado Hills residents Mario Berumen-Rose, 23, and Maria SanJuan, 28, were arrested Sunday after they led sheriffÕs deputies on a high speed chase through parts […]

2014 Sheriff’s Report: Crime slightly increases, but EDSO under budget

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office report for 2014 revealed crime rates slightly rose from the previous year. Part I crimes, the most serious the county faces, trended upward. Murders remained the same — two — but were down from 2012, where the county faced five murders. Rape increased 27 percent, from 26 to 33, […]

Oak Ridge theft inspires giving spirit

Authorities have arrested two men suspected of stealing tens of thousands of dollars in equipment at Oak Ridge High School on Jan. 17. Three suspects remain at large. On Jan. 29 El Dorado County sheriff’s officials announced the arrests of 51-year-old Mike Zivkovich of Sacramento and 35-year-old Matthew Fleeman of El Dorado Hills. Searches of their homes led […]

As we were: Holiday DUIs down

25 Years ago Jan. 4, 1991 DUIs down for New Year’s By MARY NEAL Despite the drunk-driving crackdown on the Western Slope, and although the number of drunk driving arrests nearly doubled during 1990, local drunk driving arrests declined over the New Year’s holiday, authorities said. In the city limits, a total of four people […]

Holiday crime stats

Law enforcement officers kept busy this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Thursday through Sunday the Placerville Police Department arrested nine people, four of whom are accused of driving under the influence, according to Commander Kim Nida. “Please don’t drink and drive; designate a sober driver ahead of time,” Nida said. Placerville California Highway Patrol made five DUI arrests. CHP headquarters in Sacramento […]

Protect your pooch: Dognapper scam apparently making the rounds

Dognapping — Tt’s a dog parent’s nightmare and one that Tisha Holy and her family lived through last month when their Pomeranian was snatched from their Placerville home. “Jackson was on the back porch of our 5-acre, fenced property when my husband heard a man trying to quiet Jackson; then the dog let out a loud yelp,” […]

Bipolar Insights: Seventeen years

It all began with an idea when someone said to me that individuals with bipolar disorder need to be together, because they feel alone. At the time, it was inconceivable that such an idea would become an educational center for training individuals, families, psychiatrists, therapists, students and the community. This year Bipolar Insights celebrates 17 […]

Crime log

June 11 8:26 a.m. Deputies contacted four people who they thought were behaving suspiciously on Highway 50 at Silver Fork. An outdoor marijuana garden was subsequently discovered and the four were arrested. 9 a.m. Mail found on Marina Park Drive in El Dorado Hills was returned to its owner. 10:04 a.m. A mailbox cluster on Blue Oak Court was […]

Crime Log: May 10-13

May 10 1:55 a.m. Domestic violence was reported on Highway 49 in Coloma. 2:01 a.m. Deputies arrested Aleksander Artemyev, 33, on Concordia Drive in El Dorado Hills for alleged possession of a controlled substance. 9:00 a.m. Victims reported a burglary on Flying C Court in Shingle Springs. 9:17 a.m. Deputies took a report of possible […]

Crime Log: May 5-7

May 5 6:28 a.m. 
A 27-year-old male victim reported items stolen from his unlocked vehicle on Pacheco Court in El Dorado Hills. 8:44 a.m. A 15-year-old female juvenile suspect was cited on for possession of marijuana at a school on Ponderosa Road in Rescue. 10:34 a.m. A 24-year-old male victim reported petty theft from a […]

Threat locks down schools

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office received a call at approximately 1:05 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, about a man at the El Dorado Center of the Folsom Lake College campus who claimed to have a gun and threatened to blow up the college. “We take threats like this very seriously,” said Lt. Tom Murdoch […]

Hilarity is nonstop in ‘Spamalot’

What: “Spamalot” Who: Imagination Theater Where: Imagination Theater on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville When: March 27 through April 26, times vary Cost: Tickets $12 to $15 Information: or 530-642-0404 For its 50th production as it begins its 16th year, Imagination Theater has pulled out all the stops in presenting “Spamalot,” the Monty […]

Three arrested in connection to Sand Ridge Road murder

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office arrested three suspects in connection with the alleged Feb. 3 murder of Pete C. Thomas.

Nalana Omega, 31, of Placerville, and Raul Gonzalez, 22, of El Dorado — a validated Sureno gang member — were arrested on murder warrants at a Green Wing Lane residence, an area known for Sureno activity, in Placerville on Feb. 18, Lt. Tom Murdoch said. Roberto Barrera, 18, of Diamond Springs, also a validated Sureno, was arrested at Grocery Outlet, where he is an employee, the same day on a murder charge.

All three were arraigned on Feb. 20, each pleading not guilty. The three remain in custody with no bail due to the murder charges. They are being held in separate facilities — only Barrera is in Placerville — to prevent communication between them, Lt. Jeff Dreher said.

Visiting Judge Gary Hahn set the next hearing date as Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. in Department 7.

Crime Log: Nov. 27-30

Nov. 27 6:07 p.m. Deputies responded to a report of a domestic argument at a residence on De Sabla Road in Cameron Park. Douglas Powell, 51, was subsequently arrested for alleged domestic battery and disrupting a 911 emergency call for help. 7:00 p.m. 
A male subject allegedly damaged an apartment electrical panel and the wiring […]

Holiday DUI campaign nets arrest

The Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 6 DUI deployments during the past several days in El Dorado County. From 12:01 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12 through midnight Saturday, Dec. 20 officers representing six county law enforcement agencies arrested one […]

Law enforcement cracking down on holiday drunk driving

This time of year, with all the holiday office parties and festive occasions with friends and families, many partygoers will be drinking. If you’re celebrating with alcohol this holiday season, Placerville Police Department has a message for you: “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” Due to the increase in drunk-driving-related fatalities around the holidays each […]

Kinkade’s hometown gallery closing

Neon pink and green signs fill the window of 262 Main Street in Placerville — “Store closing. Everything must go!” While a group of about 20 people waited outside on Thursday, Oct. 23, people inside, like Elsie Katich, the gallery’s curator for almost 18 years, are preparing for the liquidation of 2,000 Thomas Kinkade paintings […]

Where are the homeless now?

It’s been almost a year since Placerville’s first legal encampment for the homeless, Hangtown Haven, closed. Supporters and camp residents fought to keep the camp open, but the permit for the year-long experiment expired on Nov. 15, 2013, and was not renewed. By many accounts, the experiment to see if a temporary legal encampment could […]

Cycle crash fatal: Holiday keeps officers busy

A man died July 6 after his motorcycle hit a brick light post in Placerville. John R. Boyd of Placerville was riding his 2007 Triumph northbound on Countryside Drive, approaching Outrider Drive, at an unknown speed at 6 a.m., a CHP press release noted. He failed to make the curve and left the west side […]

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Men to walk a mile in her shoes

There’s an old saying: “You can’t really understand a person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” Last year, on a bright sunny Saturday in May, seven El Dorado County male community leaders were spotted walking a mile in four-inch red high heels down Placerville’s Main Street. This elite group of men walked […]

Sheriff’s Office releases 2013 stats

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office released crime statistics for 2013 showing that while most class 1 crimes are down, rape and car thefts increased from 2012. Homicide in the area of the county covered by EDSO was down 60 percent, from five murders in 2012 to two in 2013. There were 17 robberies as […]

Georgetown residents arrested in connection to burglaries

An investigation by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Investigations Division led to three arrests Dec. 11 in connection with a string of burglaries from Pollock Pines and Camino through Placerville and outlying areas of Georgetown. Deputies found a vehicle on Dec. 4 that had been stolen in a recent burglary, a press release stated. Detectives […]

Crime Log: Sept. 4-5

Sept. 4 12:24 a.m. 
Deputies were dispatched to a report of an attack with a knife on Sudbury Road in Cameron Park. Deputies determined that a husband allegedly battered his wife, 42, and dragged her through their house, finally placing her in handcuffs and restraining her until deputies arrived. The husband, Jason Stephens, 37, was arrested […]

Crime Log: June 2-6

June 2 7:37 p.m. Unknown suspect(s_ stole a cell phone from a public restroom on Jameson Beach Road in Tahoe Paradise. 7:53 p.m. A chainsaw was taken from a shed on Toyan Drive in Diamond Springs. The lock was cut, but there was no other damage. No suspect(s) were identified. 7:59 p.m. An 8-year-old male […]

CHP patrol: Where exciting is normal and tickets are common

The hybrid SUV swung around over the dirt divide of El Dorado Hills Boulevard, changing direction. The radar had pinged 65 in a 50 zone. The acceleration was gunned, the engine roaring — and then suddenly braking. Red light. But the target — a white Maserati still bearing Niello dealership plates — was directly in front. As soon as the light changed to green, the lights on the top of the SUV turned a flashing red.

In all, it was a fairly average pullover for CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson. He ended up giving a warning for speeding, but ticketed the driver for not having a front license plate — a $25 ticket that could turn into $500 if it is not taken care of.

Crime Log: May 7-10

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 […]

City aims to keep Benham Park family friendly

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 […]

Crime Log: April 6-11

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. […]

Crime Log: March 27-29

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 […]

PPD report shows crime continues on downward trend

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 […]


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Report: Man sets girl on fire

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EDH property serves as fiery training ground

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Sailing returns to Folsom Lake

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Numbers add up for Bruins’ team title

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Bruins clinch CVC

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Learn how to utilize social media

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Cutting edge outdoor education where the Gold Rush started

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At a glance: Let’s do something

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Master Food Preservers: Yes you can, can

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