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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 […]

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 […]

Annual report: county crime edges up

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 […]

Crime log: Dec. 18-19

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 […]

Crime log – Nov. 16

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 […]

Armed intruder shot dead

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 […]

Crime Log — Sept. 17-19

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 […]

Dangerous new drug kills Pollock Pines youth

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…

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Tahoe pot shop owner charged with bribery, drugs: Pleads not guilty; councilwoman denies betraying trust

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 […]

Crime Log — Sept. 4-6

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 […]

Crimes, DUIs: Labor Day weekend average

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 […]

Crime log — Aug. 28 (continued)-29

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 […]

Crime log June 12-13

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 […]

Crime log — May 28

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 […]

CHP supported by former motor officer

EDITOR: So Mountain Democrat Publisher Richard Esposito thinks California Highway Patrolmen out on the highway enforcing the law are nothing but “toll collectors.” Well, Mr.Esposito, one of those “toll collectors,” who I use to work with, has his name displayed on the memorial signs eastbound and westbound on Highway 50 at Ponderosa Rd. I’m sure […]

City crime down in 2011

The year 2011 was a good year for the Placerville Police Department, according to the annual crime statistics report presented to Placerville City Council by Police Chief George Nielsen at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. The detailed report broke out crime statistics into 12 categories and included the number of arrests, citations and calls for service. […]

February 17, 2012 | Posted in News | Tagged | 7 Replies

No deaths, only 10 DUIs over holidays

The Placerville CHP office reported an uneventful 2011 holiday season in terms of deaths and fatalities, according to Public Affairs and Community Outreach Officer Daniel Stark from the California Highway Patrol office in Placerville. “We were fortunate that we had no fatalities over Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years,” said Stark when reflecting over the happenings […]

Busted and banned at Red Hawk

A Citrus Heights man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly attempting to pass a fake check at Red Hawk Casino. El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies arrived at the casino shortly after midnight Saturday after receiving a report of a forgery in progress, said sheriff’s Sgt. Phil Chovanec. Deputies arrived on the scene and found […]

3 suspected of fencing stolen goods

Three El Dorado County residents were arrested last week for their alleged roles in a local fencing operation. Ryan Addington, 29, and Krystal Hartzell, 26, both of Diamond Springs, as well as Tierra Palumbo, of Placerville, were booked on charges of receiving stolen property after El Dorado County sheriff’s detectives followed up on a string […]

October 05, 2011 | Posted in News | Tagged | 1 Reply

Teen in hot water for apparently false hit-and-run report

On Tuesday morning, authorities called off a search for a man suspected of hitting an El Dorado High School student with his SUV and then driving off. The manhunt was ended for a good reason: The driver probably doesn’t exist. One day earlier, the Placerville Police Department received a call from the high school teen, […]

Suspected copper wire burglars busted

Two Sacramento men were arrested Saturday night after a two-hour search for allegedly stealing copper wire from the non-operational Sierra Pacific Industries lumber mill in Camino. El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies responded to the mill at 4 p.m. Saturday after receiving reports of two white male adults removing copper wire and other items from the […]

Dog shot dead in city limits; owner seeks answers

A Placerville man whose dog was shot dead in mid-March is hoping for justice for his slain canine companion. On the morning of  March 11, Zack Heriman was searching the walking trails next to his house for his female husky, Lakota. When being let out in the mornings, Lakota would occasionally escape the confines of […]

Sheriff offers public viewing of recovered property

In light of several recent arrests of suspected burglars in the greater Placerville and South County areas, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department is offering a public viewing for victims hoping to retrieve missing belongings. Through investigation, hundreds of items of suspected stolen personal property have been recovered. Some of the items recovered include jewelry, […]

Designate a driver for St. Patrick’s celebrations

St. Patrick’s Day is a popular night out to socialize with friends, family and coworkers. However, with so many local establishments promoting alcohol sales or special promotional events, far too many drunk drivers head out onto streets, making it dangerous for all. As a counter measure to all the “green beer” on sale St. Patty’s […]

Zanon facing death sentence Monday morning

David Charles Zanon, convicted of murder in the 2007 death of California Highway Patrol officer Scott Russell, was waiting Monday morning inside the Superiror Courtroom of Judge James Wagoner in Placerville as the judge decides whether to uphold the death sentence recommended by a jury. Six members of that jury were seated in the court, […]

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