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Suspected DUI rollover lands one in jail, one in the hospital

Shannon Laney South Lake Tahoe Police Department SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — South Lake Tahoe Police Department responded to a reported single vehicle rollover traffic collision on Pioneer Trail near Woodbine Road at 2 a.m. on July 3. When officers arrived on scene, they found a blue Chevrolet Trailblazer resting on its roof. Witnesses identified the driver […]

EID bills add ‘gallons per day’

In an effort to provide additional tools for customers to better understand their household’s water usage, all El Dorado Irrigation District bills will now show gallons and give a “gallons per day” total alongside the standard usage in cubic feet. The new information is located directly below the utility account information. This provides an easy-to-understand […]

Divorces: May & June 2015

Linda S. Farrell and Daniel R. Farrell, June 29, 2015 Jason Beckett and and Lisa Beckett, June 29, 2015 Emory Helton and Jane Helton, June 29, 2015 Sherri Anderson and Eric Anderson, June 29, 2015 Charene L. Whorton and Steven M. Whorton, June 29, 2015 Shauna M. Young and Erike J. Young, June 29, 2015 […]

Crime Log: July 1-3

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: July 1 8:19 a.m. Vandalism was reported on Robin Lane in Cameron Park. 8:56 a.m. A burglary was reported at the Coloma Post Office. 10:44 a.m. An 80-year-old man reported a grand theft on Missouri Flat Road in Placerville. 11:58 p.m. A petty theft […]

Crime Log: June 23-30

June 23 11 a.m. A resident reported an abandoned vehicle on Templeton Drive in El Dorado Hills. An abatement sticker was put on the vehicle. 11:09 p.m. Deputies responded to a report of a roommate brandishing a gun at another roommate on Kirk Lane in Mt. Aukum. June 24 3:58 p.m. A man was arrested and […]

DUI log

JAMES BARSTOW, 22, Placerville, booked June 24 by sheriff’s deputies, bailed listed at $2,500. REBEKAH SCHWARTZ, 42, Roseville, booked June 26 by CHP, bail listed at $15,000. BRYAN TINCHER, 30, Placerville, booked June 26 by Placerville police, bail listed at $5,000. ZACHARIAH DURST, 26, Shingle Springs, booked June 27 by CHP, bail listed at $20,000. […]

Ernest Nick “Bud” Andrew

Dec. 11, 1924 — June 27, 2015 Bud Andrews was born Dec. 11, 1924, in Richmond, Calif., to Emma and Nickolas Andrews. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946 in Europe and later worked as a cabinet maker for 42 years. He married Virginia King in 1956. They moved from Alamo, Calif., […]

Frederick H. Krupp

Aug. 29, 1919 — June 25, 2015 Fred passed away peacefully on June 25, 2015, with family nearby. He was born in New York and married Dorothy Golder in January 1943. He served his country in the Air Force overseas in Germany and England as an Aircraft Mechanic in World War II. Fred and Dorothy were […]

Rhoda Suezann Garcia

Dec. 26, 1937 — June 26, 2015 Rhoda Suezann Garcia, 77, resident of Placerville, Calif., for 56 years, died June 26, 2015. She was born in Oroville, Calif., on Dec. 26, 1937. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Theodore Garcia; and 10 siblings. She is survived by her son, Raymond Garcia, daughter, […]

Priscilla Lynn Petanovich

Aug. 18, 1950 — June 14, 2015 Priscilla Lynn Petanovich went to be with the lord on June 14, 2015. She was born on Aug. 18, 1950, to Woody and Betty Downing in Placerville, Calif. She spent the majority of her life in Diamond Springs, Calif., as full time mother for her three boys and […]

Tips to beat the heat

The Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills and Placerville public libraries offer cool places for people to go. Placerville Library: 345 Fair Lane, Placerville (open Tuesday and Wednesday noon to 7 .p.m, Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Saturday). Cameron Park Library: 2500 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park (open Tuesday noon to 7 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday […]

Statewide fire summary

Hotter and dry weather began early this week with monsoonal conditions building up again by the end of the week. As several new fires started from lightning strikes over the weekend, fire crew’s initial attack was aggressive to keep the fires small. As of June 29, more than 3,000 firefighters remain on the front lines of […]

Building permits issued June 22-26

SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 2 1 BUILDG – CNVRTO – ACCBLD $36,456 1 BUILDG – CNVRTO – LIVSPC $36,456 1 BUILDG – EXPAND – 1-FMLY $21,851.28 1 BUILDG – EXPAND – DECK $17,413.32 1 BUILDG – NEW – DECK $38,703.2 2 BUILDG – NEW – M1FMLY $730,605.4 1 BUILDG – REPAIR – OFFICE $18,960 1 BUILDG – […]

Felicia “Babe” Baer Moseley

Dec. 6, 1938 — June 23, 2015 Babe passed away peacefully at her home on June 23, 2015, with family near. She was born in Nebraska. Her family moved to California in 1941. Babe was preceded in death by her husband, James; sons, James D. and Thomas; and her grandchildren, Monica and Jon James “J.J.” […]

Marco Antonio Ramos

March 22, 1963 — June 23, 2015 Marco Antonio Ramos passed away suddenly on June 23, 2015, in Sacramento, Calif., he was 52. Marco came from Mexico to the United States to pursue his dream of becoming a restaurateur. He worked for and was guided by his cousins, Jaime, Pepe, Hector and Polo Ramos, working his […]

DUI log

DARYL PEARSON, 45, of Folsom, booked June 19 by the CHP, bail listed at $5,000. CODY SMITH, 24, of El Dorado, booked June 20 by CHP, bail listed at $5,000. JUSTIN SPRINGER, 26, of Cameron Park, booked June 20 by Placerville police, bailed listed at $10,000. ERIC HILL, 59, of Placerville, booked June 21 by […]

Statewide fire summary

As of Sunday morning, approximately 800 lightning strikes in Northern California have hit during the past 24 hours with minimal rainfall, sparking 36 new fires. A majority of the new lightning-sparked wildfires are relatively small, with the largest being 4 acres. On June 28 nearly 3,000 firefighters remained on the front lines of five large active wildfires […]

Arlene Meril Reite

Feb. 27, 1935 — June 16, 2015 Arlene Meril Reite left this earthly home early Tuesday morning and went to be with her Lord and Savior. Arlene was born in Oakland, Calif., on Feb. 27, 1935, to parents James Elmer Winterbottom and Evelyn Hendricks. In 1955, she met and married John Bernhard Reite. In 1957, […]

Building permits June 15-19

SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1 1 BUILDG – EXPAND – 1-FMLY $31,917.6 3 BUILDG – NEW – 1-FMLY $2,057,945.24 1 BUILDG – NEW – GARAGE $35,950.08 2 BUILDG – NEW – M1FMLY $1,202,949.17 1 BUILDG – REACT – HARDSH $0 1 BUILDG – REMODL – 1-FMLY $15,064 1 BUILDG – REPAIR – RETAIL $20,000 2 BUILDG – […]


Regarding the article “Aiming for a safer community” published oWednesday, June 24, range operator Geof Peabody hopes to have all six law enforcement agencies in El Dorado County doing training at the gun range.

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 […]

Frank H. Hudson funeral notice

Dec. 6, 1943 — June 1, 2015 Frank H. Hudson, of Rancho Cordova, Calif., born Dec. 6, 1943, died June 1, 2015. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 27, from 12 to 4 p.m., at Frank’s house.

Jeffrey “Jeff” Alan Bratton

July 17, 1941 — June 16, 2015 Jeff passed away peacefully on June 16, 2015, in Placerville, Calif., with his family at his side. He was born July 17, 1941, in Sacramento, Calif., the eldest child of Alan Reid Bratton and Helen Pauline Bratton of Farmington, Calif. Jeff left his mark in the motorcycle roadracing […]

Allison Ann King

Feb. 7, 1953 — May 19, 2015 Allison Ann King was born Feb. 7, 1953, in Whittier, Calif. She passed away on May 19, 2015, after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Keith and Barbara King of Los Gatos; and brother, Keith King. She is survived by her son, Eugene […]


Regarding the Mountain Democrat’s Wednesday, June 24, article “Ditch, dam upgrades approved,” El Dorado Irrigation Director Greg Prada did not prepare the graph he circulated at the June 22 EID board meeting. The graph was prepared by EID staff and included in the June 8 board meeting packet.

Crime log

June 1  12:12 a.m. A 20-year-old woman reported being sexually assaulted on Bryan Court, Placerville. No information regarding the possible assailant was given. 3 a.m. A 31-year-old man contacted on Marshall Way in Placerville said he was hit in the head with a baseball bat but he refused to give officers any details regarding the […]

Eugene August Dammel

March 8, 1930 — June 20, 2015 Eugene August Dammel passed away suddenly on June 20, 2015. He was 85 years old. Eugene was born to parents John and Alice Dammel in Havilah, Wash. He graduated from Washington State University in 1952 and married his wife of 63 years, Marguerite Esslinger, that same year. Subsequently […]

Donna Krongard

April 28, 1952 — June 17, 2015 Donna Krongard, of Somerset, Calif., lost her battle with cancer in the home and care of her daughters in Rancho Cordova, Calif. She is survived by two daughters, Nina and Sandra; five grandchildren, Timothy, Christina, Alexis, Lucy and Veronica; her father, Elmer Watts; two brothers, Dean and Danny; […]

George William Wanninger

Oct. 18, 1932 — June 4, 2015 George Wanninger was born in Germany and came to California with his Mom and Dad in 1951. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean war. He was a chef and owned his own restaurants in San Francisco, Calif., and Marin County. He moved with his family […]


Regarding the story “EDH golf course ballot measure in the works” published Monday, June 22: The El Dorado Hills Community Services District’s Board of Directors voted to pursue an advisory vote ballot measure, which would ask residents what their position is regarding the former executive good course and if it should remain as open space/recreation in […]

Crime Log: May 26-31

May 26 8:31 a.m. A 44-year-old female victim reported petty theft from an unlocked vehicle on Camellia Court in El Dorado Hills. 8:56 a.m. A 66-year-old male reported a burglary on Winchester Drive in Rescue. 9:40 a.m. A suspect damaged a vehicle on Cimmarron Road in Cameron Park with flour and water. 10:37 a.m. A […]

Jane Simonsen Stanley

March 9, 1946 — June 15, 2015 Jane Simonsen Stanley, a resident of Rescue, Calif., passed away on Monday, June 15, 2015, in Roseville, Calif., after a courageous two-year struggle with cancer. She was born to Chris Simonsen and Bernice Pearson Simonsen on March 9, 1946, in Astoria, Ore., the second of three daughters. The […]

DUI Log: May 26-June 11

STJEPAN BURIC, 56, of Sacramento, booked May 28 by sheriff’s deputies, bail listed at $105,000. MARCOS ENCARNACION, 27, of Cameron Park, booked May 28 by CHP, bail listed at $5,000. JOHN BEAR HOLLOWHORN, 37, Shingle Springs, booked May 28 by sheriff’s deputies, bail listed at $5,000. ANTHONY LEWIS, 48, of Cedar Grove, booked May 29 […]

Charles Henry Grasmick

Aug. 3, 1947 — May 10, 2015 Charles Henry Grasmick, of El Dorado, Calif., born Aug. 3, 1947, died May 10, 2015. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 27, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the El Dorado Community Hall, 6139 Pleasant Valley Road in El Dorado. The celebration will be a […]

Henry Fonseca

Nov. 3, 1923 — June 14, 2015 Henry Fonseca, 91, peacefully passed away at his home in Sacramento, Calif., on June 14, 2015. He was born Nov. 3, 1923, in Sacramento to Elsie and John Fonseca. The eldest of seven children, Henry attended local schools and graduated from Christian Brothers High School. After graduation, he […]

Robert “Bob” Nichols

Oct. 9, 1930 — June 13, 2015 Robert “Bob” Nichols, a third-generation El Dorado County native, passed away peacefully following a long illness on June 13, 2015. He was 84. Bob was born at the Larkin Place in east Diamond Springs, Calif., in 1930. The son of Elinor and Clarence “Bud” Nichols, he was the […]

Cora Lee Lord

Nov. 25, 1933 — June 14, 2015 Cora Lee Lord passed away in her home in Cameron Park, Calif., surrounded by family the morning of June 14, 2015. She was born in Kansas City, Kansas, to parents Ira and Mabel Browning. She was happily married to her husband, Bud Lord, for 58 years. Cora and […]

Edward Charles Petersen

Dec. 20, 1951 — May 13, 2015 Edward Charles Petersen, age 63, died in his home in Diamond Springs, Calif., on May 13, 2015. He was born Dec. 20, 1951, son of Carles Emil Petersen of Diamond Springs and the late Dora (Hibbard) Petersen. Edward is survived by his son, Shane Edward Petersen; his daughter, […]

McClintock holding Placerville Town Hall

Congressman Tom McClintock will host a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, June 30 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Chambers at 330 Fair Lane in Placerville. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Building Permits: June 8-12

Permits Issued: June 8 to June 12 SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1 3 BUILDG – NEW – DECK $68,483.03 3 BUILDG – REMODL – 1-FMLY $30,500 2 BUILDG – REPLAC – ROOF $47,000 17 ELCTRC – NEW – SOLAR $347,502 1 ELCTRC – REACT – LNDSCP $1,500 2 GRADNG – NEW – GRADNG $33,000 8 MECHAN – […]

Virginia “Ginny” Gertrude Andrews

April 11, 1925 — June 11, 2015 Virginia “Ginny” Andrews was born April 11, 1925, to Gertrude and Arthur King in Oakland, Calif. Ginny married Ernest “Bud” Andrews on Aug. 5, 1956. She worked for New York Life Insurance Company for 21 years before retiring and moving with her husband to Camino, Calif., in 1968. […]

Dr. Lester Luther

April 19, 1931 — June 6, 2015 Lester Charles Luther was born on April 19, 1931, in Joliet, Ill., and died on June 6, 2015, in Cameron Park, Calif. He was a Korean War era veteran serving in the U.S. Army. He earned his bachelor’s degree at University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne and a doctorate from Arizona […]

Claudia M. Senior (nee Artherton)

Nov. 19, 1956 — May 5, 2015 Claudia lost her battle with ALS on May 5, 2015, surrounded by family and friends. The daughter of Mary and Ralph Artherton, Claudia grew up in Scottsbluff, Neb., and joined the Air Force after high school. She was assigned to McClellan AFB, where she met and married her […]

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