Faster than a speeding bullet; more silent than a snail creeping through your garden — it’s the 2013 Zero DS ZF11.4 electric motorcycle acquired by the Placerville Police Department.
Placerville Police Sgt. Dan Maciel showed off the new bike to Placerville City Council on March 10.
“It’s more nimble than the Harley; easier to turn on our narrow streets,” said Maciel. “It’s very powerful at freeway speeds and half the weight of the Harley. “The PD also has a conventional Harley-Davidson police motorcycle.”
By Isaac Brambila Tahoe Tribune SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — One person was arrested and one remains at-large after the suspects allegedly evaded police in a vehicle before abandoning it and attempting to escape on foot. The chase began at about 3:20 p.m. after the driver of the vehicle, a white Jeep Cherokee, allegedly refused to […]
A high-speed chase ended Wednesday in the parking lot of Red Hawk Casino, but not before a police officer was assaulted. Placerville police officers arrived at the Placerville Safeway parking lot to conduct a probation search on Paul Deocampo, 27, who had been seen in the area, a press release stated. Officers approached Deocampo in […]
Motorists traveling on Highway 50 may not understand the historical relevance of this, the first state road authorized on March 26, 1895. Back then it was referred to as the Lake Tahoe Wagon Road. The 58-mile span of road from present day Newtown Road to the Nevada state line was a toll road until 1886. […]
A Vallejo man was booked late Tuesday after leading officers on a high-speed chase through El Dorado County. At around 10 p.m. Tuesday evening, Placerville police officers were alerted to reports of a stolen vehicle that was spotted leaving the Camino area. Officers noticed the vehicle on westbound Highway 50 and Canal Street in Placerville […]
The man who died fleeing from Folsom police officers in a high-speed chase through El Dorado Hills last week has been identified. Stephen C. Stucker, 22, of Citrus Heights, was killed as he attempted to evade officers in the early morning hours of July 27 when he was ejected from his GMC pickup truck after […]
EL DORADO HILLS — A high-speed chase early Wednesday morning turned deadly for a man fleeing from Folsom police officers. Shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday, the suspect, whose name was not released as of press time, was seen by Folsom Police Department officers traveling at a high rate of speed down Iron Point Road in […]
The much anticipated schedule has been released for the 2011 racing season at Placerville Speedway by the office of Handy Racing Promotions Inc., the management group for the quarter-mile clay oval on the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. As Placerville Speedway begins its 46th year of continuous operation in the foothills, the new schedule assembled by promoter […]
Tahoe Daily Tribune South Lake Tahoe police arrested two people Tuesday afternoon following a high speed chase through the Sierra Tract neighborhood that ended when a man drove a black Ford Mustang into the meadow off Springwood Drive. Police arrested Christopher Wadstein, 21, on suspicion of kidnapping, evading police and a felony parole violation around […]
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 […]
Jan. 22 2:24 a.m. A suspect was observed driving recklessly on a highway near Silver Tip Avenue in South Lake Tahoe and in a residential neighborhood. Occupants fled from vehicle and were apprehended. The driver was arrested. 10:52 a.m. A suspect stole two firearms from a 29-year-old female victim on Grizzly Flat Road. 11:48 a.m. […]
The 14th Dalai Lama said, “If a problem is fixable; if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.” My grandmother used to say the same thing, […]
It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate.
Example: This year the “reality” show “Jersey Shore,” which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument in favor of a major earth-asteroid collision, finally got canceled, and we dared to wonder if maybe, just maybe, we, as a society, were becoming slightly less stupid.
But then, WHAP, we were slapped in our national face by the cold hard frozen mackerel of reality in the form of the hugely popular new “reality” show…
“Methamphetamine abuse is a catastrophic force in the community,” said Scott Thomas Anderson, beginning his lecture for about 50 people in the back of Placerville News Company on Saturday evening. Anderson, a crime reporter for The Ledger Dispatch in Amador County, spent two years investigating meth addicts as an embedded reporter in El Dorado and […]
Fun, family and friends, food and beautiful surroundings — these are what has attracted jeepers to the Jeepers Jamboree for the past 59 years. Fun on the trail If you own a Jeep and love to drive it off-road, the Jeepers Jamboree is the ultimate experience. Imagine gathering with hundreds of other aficionados, driving the […]
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 […]
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 […]
Democrat staff writer To celebrate the life of California Highway Patrol officer Scott Russell, a local nonprofit group is set to build a memorial honoring the legacy of the officer who was killed in the line of duty. The 245 Squad Club is a nonprofit organization not affiliated with any state agency and comprised of […]
Democrat staff writer For murdering a California Highway Patrol officer in 2007, David Charles Zanon will now learn whether he will pay for his crimes with his life. Zanon, 41, was found guilty of all charges, including the first-degree murder of CHP officer Scott Russell, 46, on Aug. 4. The verdict came more than three […]
Democrat staff writer Closing arguments in the David Charles Zanon capital murder trial were delivered Wednesday, and the fate of the man accused of killing a California Highway Patrol officer now rests in the hands of 12 total strangers. Zanon, who exercised his Fifth Amendment rights and did not testify during the trial, sat with […]
Democrat staff writer For the second time Tuesday afternoon, defense attorney Mark Millard moved for a mistrial in the David Charles Zanon capital murder trial. And for the second time, that motion was denied. Court reconvened Tuesday afternoon in the Zanon murder trial and Millard immediately drew the ire of El Dorado County Superior Court […]
Democrat staff writer As the David Charles Zanon capital murder trial shows signs of winding down, the defense team turned to an expert medical witness in an attempt to rationalize the actions of the man accused of murdering a California Highway Patrol officer in 2007. Dr. Melissa Piasecki, a psychiatrist, was the only witness called […]
Democrat staff writer California Highway Patrol officers apprehended a motorcyclist after a high-speed chase that lasted less than 10 minutes Wednesday night. Beginning on Mother Lode Drive at Greenstone Road in El Dorado, Ricky D. Smith Jr. of Cameron Park allegedly roared through El Dorado, Diamond Springs and Placerville at speeds up to 90 mph […]