Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Crime Log: Aug 2-6

Aug. 2 2:26 a.m. Amy Cox, 50, was contacted on Pony Express Trail in Pollock Pines. She was allegedly determined to be under the influence of a controlled substance and in possession of drug paraphernalia. 2:44 a.m. A male and female allegedly engaged in a domestic dispute on Greenwood Lane in Cameron Park. Gina Kirkpatrick, […]

James John Hutchinson

April 22, 1931 — Aug. 17, 2014 Jim Hutchinson passed away peacefully surrounded by his extended family and friends on Aug. 17, 2014. A 25-year resident of Mt. Aukum, he was born and grew up in Sacramento. He attended Sacramento High and graduated from Sacramento City College, where he later taught math. He apprenticed at […]

Frank Bridges Jr.

Jan. 15, 1924 — Aug. 14, 2014 Frank Bridges Jr., born Jan. 15, 1924, passed away peacefully Aug. 14, 2014. He was the loving husband of Elizabeth “Betty” for the last 69-and-a-half years. Born in North Miami, Oklahoma to Frank and Rachel Bridges, he was the loving father of Frank (Marie), Loretta and Daniel; loving […]

Darlene Knowles

May 11, 1941 — July 25, 2014 Darlene Knowles was born on May 11, 1941, in Torrance, Calif. She passed in her sleep in Diamond Springs, Calif., on July 25, 2014. Darlene married in 1963 and had three children: John, Angela and Michele. In 1984 she graduated from Los Angeles Chiropractic College. After practicing a […]

Amber Sakura (Azalove) Wheeler

Jan. 29, 1975 — Aug. 8, 2014 Amber was born Jan. 29, 1975. She was the beautiful daughter of Joseph and Rachel Wheeler. She is survived by her son, Armane. She was loved by many. On Aug. 8, 2014, she was freed of her pain caused by ovarian cancer. There will not be a service […]

Louise Ann “Tyke” Cody

Dec. 7, 1937 — Aug. 12, 2014 Tyke Cody, 76, was born on Dec. 7, 1937, to John Joseph and Margaret Elizabeth (Mayo) Swoboda in Antigo, Wisc. She passed away at home surrounded by her family. She graduated from elementary school in Sutter Creek and El Dorado High School in Placerville. She was happily married […]

Crime Log: Aug. 1

Aug. 1 2:00 a.m. A husband and wife had an argument on Martinez Creek Drive in El Dorado. During the argument the wife allegedly threw a phone at the husband, striking him on the back. The husband, 47, did not have any injury or complaint of pain. The wife, Kathleen Howell, 48, was arrested for alleged […]

Weather stats

Placerville Weather Statistics Placerville weather statistics reported by the Mountain Democrat at 8:30 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain Aug. 1 107 72 0.00 Aug. 2 110 68 0.00 Aug. 3 105 68 0.00 Aug. 4 93 70 0.00 Aug. 5 85 69 0.00 Aug. 6 81 68 0.00 Aug. 7 99 […]

Collision Log: July 29 – Aug. 4

July 29 8:45 a.m. A collision occurred on Highway 49 at Ramales Lane. 8:30 a.m. A collision occurred on Missouri Flat Road north of Halyard Lane. 9:20 a.m. Alleged unsafe speed caused an accident on Green Valley Road west of Sophia Parkway. 10:45 a.m. A collision on Ice House Road north of Highway 50 was […]

Douglas “Doug” Howard

Jan. 4, 1926 — Aug. 5, 2014 Doug L. Howard, 88, of Kissee Mills, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in the North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m., on Sunday, Aug. 10, in the Kissee Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home. Military graveside services will be at 2 p.m., on […]

William “Bill” Santos

Feb. 26, 1926 – Aug. 10, 2014 On the afternoon of Aug. 10, 2014 William (Bill) Santos passed away at his home after enjoying his life with a grateful family, cherished friends and the enjoyment of many adventures he created. Bill was 88 years old, born on Feb. 26, 1926. He was preceded in his […]

Barbara Ellen Pratt

Aug. 18, 1938 — April 14, 2013 Barbara Ellen Pratt was a mother, sister, daughter, wife and accomplished horsewoman who met life with a courageous spirit of adventure and relentless determination. Her many challenges and tragedies served to temper an understanding and wisdom cherished and sought by friends who loved how she could light up a room […]

Lake levels 8-15-14

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Aug. 15, 2014 Elevation (feet) 402.06 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 393,300 40% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 1,956 Outflow 1,496 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Aug. 14, 2014 Elevation (ft) 3,456.79 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 35,130 86% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 0.03 Outflow […]

Bernice Bolte Michelsen funeral notice

Feb. 21, 1918 — Aug. 13, 2014 Bernice Bolte Michelsen, a 40-year resident of Placerville, Calif., born Feb. 21, 1918, died Aug. 13, 2014. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 21, at 2 p.m. (visitation 12 to 2) at Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home, 2855 Cold Springs Road in Placerville.

James J. Hale

September 10, 1920  -  August 10, 2014 James J. Hale was born in Cleveland and grew up in Canton, Ohio, graduating from Lehman High School. He was in the Army Signal Corp. during WWII, transported to Belgium in a glider after DDay. After the war Jim graduated from Heidelberg College in Tiffon, Ohio. His first […]

Dana Michael Christiansen

October 24, 1970 – August 8, 2014 Dana Christiansen, 43, beloved husband, father, son, brother, and friend, passed away on August 8, 2014. A resident of El Dorado County, he was born in Long Beach, California, and is survived by his wife of 23 years, Susen; his daughter, Kamryn; his two sons, Merek and Bryce; […]

John Charles Wicks

Nov. 2, 1949 — Aug. 5, 2014 John Charles Wicks was called home to our father in heaven on the evening of Aug. 5, 2014, at the youthful age of 64. He was an avid lover of the outdoors and fishing. He enjoyed making all he met smile and had a wonderful heart. John is […]

Sarah Jo Grice

1924 — 2014 Former longtime resident of the Placerville, Calif., area, Sarah Jo Grice, while living in Franklin, N.C., passed away on August 3, 2014, at the age of 89. Born in Texas, she was the granddaughter of the late Thomas and Beulah Hicks Thompson. She was married to Roy “Mac” Grice, who preceded her […]

Robert C. “Bob” Tribbett

Oct. 9, 1917 — Aug. 7, 2014 Robert C. “Bob” Tribbett died Aug. 7, 2014, in Placerville, Calif., at age 96. He was the son of Wiley and Ivy Tribbett and born on his father’s farm in Sugar Creek Township near Darlington, Ind. After his high school graduation, he worked in Chicago, then came to […]

Clyde Lynn Bennett

Aug. 20, 1947 – July 29, 2014 Clyde Lynn Bennett passed away at his Pollock Pines home on July 29, 2014 after a long battle with lung cancer. Clyde was born in Tennessee on August 20, 1947 and moved with his family to California in the early 1950s. After a long and well-regarded career as […]

Crime Log: July 28-31

July 28 7:51 a.m. Deputies were dispatched to a report of a burglary at a business on Windplay Drive in El Dorado Hills. 8:56 a.m. A burglary occurred at a commercial building on Golden Foothill Parkway in El Dorado Hills. 10:22 a.m. County surveyors discovered a safe on the side of the road on Black […]

Crime Log: July 26-27

July 26 12:25 a.m. The suspect and the victim had been in a dating relationship for approximately 18 months and lived in the same residence. Both subjects were involved in a verbal argument on Product Drive in Shingle Springs. During the argument the 23-year-old male suspect allegedly pushed the 23-year-old female victim. The victim sustained […]

Marguerite Louise Hull

Dec. 6, 1974 – Aug. 7, 2014 Marguerite Louise Hull, of Placerville, born December 6, 1917 died August 7. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, August 16 at Grace Reformed Baptist Church, 1386 Carson Rd, Placerville, CA.

Dorothy Louise Overmier

1918 – 2014  Dorothy Overmier, was born in Michigan and passed away in Placerville, CA. Dorothy spent 40 years as an educator and was a lifelong talented artist in a variety of media. Dorothy is survived by her daughters Kay Test of Florida and Pam Gonzalve of Placerville, CA and numerous grandchildren. She was preceded […]

Robert Ted Douillard

Sept. 5, 1941 – July 31, 2014 Robert Ted Douillard, 72, passed away July 31, 2014, at his Placerville home with his family by his side. Bob, or “Butch,” was born September 5, 1941 in Inglewood, Calif. to the late Theodore E. and Minnie C. Douillard. He graduated from Morningside High School in Inglewood in […]

Danny Jay Gwinnup

Oct. 27, 1939 — Aug. 1, 2014 Danny Jay Gwinnup was born Oct. 27, 1939, in San Andreas, Calif., and passed away peacefully at home on Aug. 1, 2014. He attended Stockton College before beginning a career at Aerojet and also worked as a timber faller. He served in the National Guard and the Reserves. […]

Building permits 8/4-8/2014

Permits issued: 08/04 to 08/08/2014 Qty PType Val SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1 1 BUILDG – CNVRTO – 2NDDWG $101,779 1 BUILDG – CNVRTO – GYMNSM $2,222 1 BUILDG – CNVRTO – LIVSPC $3,833 1 BUILDG – EXPAND – GARAGE 414,978 1 BUILDG – NEW – CHURCH $122,601 2 BUILDG – NEW – DECK $40,790 4 BUILDG […]

Weather stats 8-12-14

Placerville weather statistics reported by the Mountain Democrat at 8:30 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain Aug. 1 107 72 0.00 Aug. 2 110 68 0.00 Aug. 3 105 68 0.00 Aug. 4 93 70 0.00 Aug. 5 85 69 0.00 Aug. 6 81 68 0.00 Aug. 7 99 69 0.00 Aug. […]

DUI Log: July 10-July 28

DAVID M. MONTY, 57, of Cameron Park, booked by CHP on July 15, bail listed as $2,500. CHRISTINE M. CARLSON, 46, of El Dorado Hills, booked by Folsom PD on July 18, bail listed as $4,000. JEFFREY V. DAVIS, 21, of Placerville, booked by CHP on July 19, bail listed as $2,500. COREY R. HARTMAN, […]

Timothy Vern Mason funeral notice

May 24, 1956 — July 10, 2014 Timothy Vern Mason, of Placerville, Calif., born May 24, 1956, died July 10, 2014. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 16, at 11 a.m., at the Federated Church on Thompson Way in Placerville.

Clara Johanna Scarrow

April 1, 1930 — Aug. 4, 2014 Clara, better known as “Meity,” passed away Aug. 4, 2014, at Marshall Hospital in Placerville, Calif. She was born April 1, 1930, in Yreka, Calif., to Joe and Olga Arnold. Meity grew up in Grenada and graduated from Yreka High School in 1948. She and her husband, Arnold […]

Crime Log: July 20-25

July 20 9:47 a.m. Two convicted felons were arrested for allegedly unlawfully possessing a loaded firearm following a probation search stemming from a traffic stop on Cameron Park Drive in Cameron Park. 1:09 p.m. A 61-year-old male was the victim of burglary on Sand Ridge Road in Placerville. 1:30 p.m. Unknown suspect(s) forced entry through […]


In the article, “Marijuana grow has unusual connection: Man arrested on Rock Creek Road Nutting trust property,” in the July 16 edition of the Mountain Democrat, former Supervisor Ray Nutting is not part of the Nutting Family Revocable Trust; he is a trustee of the Happy Valley Trust. The land the marijuana was allegedly found […]


The Aug. 1 article “Supes delay petition” inaccurately describes Mark Smith’s remarks to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors on July 29. Smith, from Garden Valley, was depicted as accusing supervisors of threatening the county with economic collapse and loss of supervisors’ discretionary power if the “Reinstate Measure Y Initiative” were to be passed […]

Samuel Paul Ewing

Mach 29, 1927 — July 23, 2014 Paul Ewing was born March 29, 1927, in Smithfield, Utah, to Matt and Frances Ewing, and passed away in Placerville, Calif., on July 23, 2014. His family moved to Placerville in 1937. He graduated from El Dorado High School with the class of 1945 but left school early, […]

Ann Louise North

Nov. 3, 1941 — Aug. 4,2014 Ann was born in Gothenberg, Neb., to Ivan and Emlyn Wiggins. She leaves behind her husband of 48 years; her son, Darron (Cindi); and her grandsons, Devon and Zachary. Ann was quiet, gentle person and her family was the most important to her. She was a dedicated school teacher […]

Maurice “Maury” Alan Erickson

Aug. 7, 1919 — Aug. 2, 2014 Maurice “Maury” Alan Erickson, born in Opportunity, Wash., on Aug. 7, 1919, passed away of natural causes on Aug. 2, 2014, in Yuma, Ariz. Maury was well known as the owner of Atwood Insurance Agency in Placerville, Calif. He purchased the agency from Dorothy Atwood (DeBolt) in 1963 […]

Abraham Durham

Aug. 28 1948 — July 29, 2014 Abraham Durham passed away, losing his battle to cancer but no longer in pain, on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. He was born Aug. 28, 1948, in Baltimore, Md. He was a resident of El Dorado County since moving from South San Francisco in 1980. Abraham worked at Sambos, […]

Andrew Brown

May 6, 1964 — July 26, 2014 Andrew Brown, beloved husband, father, son, brother and friend, died on July 26, 2014.  He is survived by his wife, Kim; his son and best friend, Randy; mother, Suzanne Cristallo; sisters, Jennifer Rudloff and Marguerite Brown; brother, Jeffrey Brown; and many other friends and family. He was preceded in […]

Lake levels 8-7-14

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Aug. 7, 2014 Elevation (feet) 402.89 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 398,900 41% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 890 Outflow 1,480 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Aug. 7, 2014 Elevation (ft) 3,457.45 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 32,759 80% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 0.03 Outflow […]

Crime Log: July 18-20

July 18 2:23 p.m. A burglary was reported on Missouri Flat Road in Diamond Springs. 3:15 p.m. Unknown suspect(s) entered an unoccupied residence on Braden Road in Camino in the daytime by removing a window screen and took items. 3:22 p.m. Special Enforcement Detail deputies arrested a male subject on Dusty Lane in Oak Hill […]

Corrine E. Hermone

Aug. 8, 1919 — Aug. 1, 2014 Emma Corrine Hermone joined her husband, Hank, in heaven on Aug. 1, 2014. She is now at peace with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Corrine was born on August 8, 1919 in Cuba, Missouri to Emma and Henry Bullington. Corrine was the second-youngest of 11 children. She […]

Carmel Jean Ferris Bailey

Dec. 17, 1932 — July 28, 2014 Our beloved mother and grandmother Jean passed away peacefully on July 28, 2014 with her children and grandchildren around her. Jean was born Dec. 17, 1932 in Sacramento, California, the second child of Joseph Perry Ferris and Dorothy Mae Van Winkle Ferris. Jean was a bright child and […]

Christopher John Danley

Aug. 14, 1980 — July 26, 2014 Christopher John Danley, resident of Sacramento, born Aug. 14, 1980, in Carmichael, CA died peacefully Saturday July 26, 2014, at the age of 33 on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii riding in Paradise. Chris was the beloved son of Ty Danley and Deborah Lewis, and loving brother […]

Kay Withers Eldridge

Nov. 13, 1942 — Aug. 2, 2014 Kay Withers Eldridge passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, on Aug. 2, 2014, after beginning a second battle against cancer. She was born and raised in Syracuse, N.Y., and worked for many years as a bookkeeper. Her faith was always an important part of her life. She was an […]