The growing popularity of cycling in El Dorado Hills has spawned several clubs and a bustling bike shop in Town Center: El Dorado Hills Bike and Tri Owner Erin Gorrell hosts multiple teams. She estimates that El Dorado Hills is home to 2,500 to 3,000 competitive riders and untold numbers of less serious pedal pushers.
Feb. 18 7:53 a.m. Unknown suspect(s) damaged a vacant residence on String Canyon Road in Grizzly Flat. Repairs are estimated at $350. 11:30 a.m. Hot water heaters were stolen from an unlocked exterior storage area on Quest Court in Shingle Springs. 7:18 p.m. Unknown suspects used a crow bar and pried open a side door [...]
A man crashed into a tree after leaving the road due to allegedly driving under the influence on Feb. 17. CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson described the incident as a non-fatal DUI traffic collision on westbound Highway 50 at 41 Mile Stone at 3:30 a.m. The 37-year-old male, of Pollock Pines, “went off the road into [...]
EDITOR: In regards to Sylvia Medley’s question in her letter published in the Jan. 16 edition of the Mountain Democrat concerning her banter with Mr. Edger Brown as to why large capacity clips are necessary, I wish to state the answer that everyone seems to ignore, but is well known in the hearts of freedom-loving [...]
Last week on Facebook I ran into a post by a person in crisis. I don’t know the individual, but her situation was distressing. “Marie” and a male companion were completely stopped at a roundabout on a road into Aspen when they were hit at 45 mph by a young female driver who was looking down. [...]
SACRAMENTO — With holiday celebrations in full swing, the California Highway Patrol is preparing for increased enforcement throughout the heavy travel period to help ensure safety on the road. The CHP is reminding travelers to play by the rules behind the wheel: buckle up, adhere to the posted speed limit, avoid distractions behind the wheel, [...]
On Nov. 28, Joseph Fahy appeared in court to receive his judgment and sentencing over the March 23 incident that rolled his 2001 Lincoln Navigator and killed his passenger while Fahy was driving under the influence of alcohol. The hearing — which had been moved from the afternoon to the morning at the last minute [...]
Within the space of a few hours on Wednesday, Sept. 26, the Mountain Democrat had received well over 100 e-mails — copies of letters sent to each of the five members of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. Most in a similar format, the writers pleaded, asked politely, urged, cajoled and begged supervisors not to move ahead with planned maintenance on the Rubicon Trail scheduled for Friday, Sept. 28.
Many of the letters came from off-roading clubs and residents of Northern California, but a significant number were sent by folks from Utah, Georgia and parts in between.
Sept. 11 8:55 a.m. A 48-year-old female victim reported vandalism by unknown suspect(s) on Flying C Road in Shingle Springs. 9:15 a.m. A 17-year-old male victim reported petty theft by unknown suspect(s) on Harvard Way in El Dorado Hills. 10:30 a.m. A crime report was taken regarding spousal battery on Du Ponte Drive in Placerville. [...]
Sept. 7 12:01 p.m. A male subject, Eusebio Rodriguez, 42, was arrested for allegedly being drunk in public on Palmer Drive in Cameron Park. 2:36 p.m. A 67-year-old female victim reported that an unknown adult white male took about $400 from her hand while inside Red Hawk Casino in Shingle Springs. The adult male, Michael [...]
A man, allegedly driving while drunk, veered off Highway 50 near the deer crossing on Sept. 2 and slammed into a guardrail before sliding down an embankment and rolling over. Pedro Valverde IV, 39, of Rancho Cordova, was traveling eastbound on Highway 50 at about 7:40 a.m. when he veered off the road, CHP Officer [...]
Aug. 24 7:25 a.m. A 57-year-old male victim reported vandalism to a vehicle by unknown suspect(s) on Appian Way in El Dorado Hills. 7:40 a.m. A 34-year-old male victim reported an attempted petty theft from a vehicle by unknown suspect(s) on Garlenda Drive in El Dorado Hills. 7:46 a.m. Unknown suspect(s) vandalized the victim’s vehicle [...]
South Lake Tahoe — The Avoid the Six DUI Campaign will be deploying officers this holiday weekend at DUI/driver’s license checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols countywide to arrest impaired drivers. The Memorial Day weekend is the first holiday travel period of the summer season and this, coupled with many college and high school graduations, will [...]
Al El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputy has been awarded for his efforts in DUI enforcement. Deputy Bryan Payne was recognized by the Mothers Against Drunk Drivers and California Office of Traffic Safety at the annual joint Law Enforcement Recognition and DUI Training seminar for El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties on April 25, [...]
By Adam Jensen SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Police arrested a man on suspicion of murder Thursday afternoon for allegedly hitting and killing a pedestrian while driving under the influence of alcohol and cocaine in September. Larry Lee Halverson, 60, was arrested between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. on the 3300 block of Sandy Way in connection with [...]
The Divide Action Club invites students at Golden Sierra High School and other high schools throughout El Dorado County to take “Casey’s Pledge,” a promise to be sober and/or not drink and drive, and to not get in the car with a drunk driver. “Casey’s Pledge” is a statewide prevention program that encourages youth to [...]
EDITOR: I was a little surprised to see how this article was written. Mr. Esposito obviously did not do any sort of research regarding this topic and the Highway Patrol enforcing roadway rules of the road. Sure, it read as though some research had been done regarding history, but I was left bewildered how he [...]
Judge James R. Wagoner sentenced wrong-way drunk driver Theresa Lee Ghersanich, 57, to 10 years in jail plus fines. The fine was $1,500 and restitution $7,500. She likely will serve about 8.5 years of that sentence. She had driven onto Highway 50 near Cameron Park heading eastbound in the westbound lane later colliding head-on with [...]
The wrong-way driver who crashed into an oncoming motorist has pleaded no contest for her role in the 2010 death of an Orangevale newlywed. On Jan. 27, Theresa Lee Ghersanich entered no contest pleas to charges, including gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, DUI causing injury and DUI causing injuring with a blood-alcohol level above the [...]
By Salina Villa Drunk driving is the most frequently committed crime in the United States. In 2009, approximately 1.44 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or narcotics. It is estimated that alcohol and other drugs are a factor in 31 percent of all fatal automobile accidents. Drinking and driving, [...]