Monday, September 29, 2014

Crime Log: Sept. 18-20

Sept. 18 12:02 a.m. Samantha Fox, 30, had been advised several times not be on a property on Lynx Ridge Road in Garden Valley. The female victim wanted Fox arrested for trespassing
. 3:03 a.m. Deputies responded to a report of an audible alarm at a residence on Champagne Lane in Placerville. The residence was found […]


The headline for the page one top story of the Mountain Democrat on Sept. 29 should have read, “Winkler interview recounts grisly details of wife’s death.”

Crime Log: Sept. 15-17

Sept. 15 1:50 a.m.
 Suspects forced entry on a commercial building on Enterprise Drive in Diamond Springs and stole property. 8:00 a.m. A female victim reported a burglary on Oxford Road in Cameron Park. 8:45 a.m. A vehicle on Garnet Road in Pollock Pines was burglarized and a wallet containing credit cards was stolen. The […]

Crime Log: Sept. 12-14

Sept. 12 1:25 a.m. A female reported her casino claim ticket was dropped at the Red Hawk Casino in Shingle Springs then taken and cashed by a male subject. 5:47 a.m. Deputies and CHP officers responded to suspicious circumstance on Lime Kiln Road in Diamond Springs. A 67-year-old male victim reported his truck had been […]

Keith Kaufman

April 21, 1935 — Sept. 17, 2014 Navy Veteran Keith Kaufman of Fresno died Sept 17, 2014, in Fresno with his best friend and companion of 24 years, Rachel Turturici, by his side. He was a long time employee of Wetzel Oviatt Lumber. He leaves to mourn his passing Rachel Turturici and her family; brother, […]

Elmer “Al” Rudolph Raanes

July 6, 1927 — Sept. 17, 2014 Elmer “Al” Rudolph Raanes passed peacefully on Sept. 17, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his loving family at the age of 87. He will be forever in our hearts. Al was born to Christian and Ruth (Zastrow) Raanes on July 6, 1927, in San Francisco, Calif. As a […]

Suzanne K. Wall funeral notice

June 21, 1949 — Sept. 7, 2014 Suzanne K. Wall, of Placerville, born June 21, 1949, died Sept. 7, 2014. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m., at the Christian Life Center, 5723 Pony Express Trail in Pollock Pines.

Brookelyn Alyssa Quick funeral notice

Nov. 28, 2007 — Sept. 21, 2014 Brookelyn Alyssa Quick, of El Dorado Hills, Calif., born Nov. 28, 2007, died Sept. 21, 2014. A memorial service will be held Monday, Sept. 29, at 3 p.m., at Green Valley Mortuary, Green Valley and Bass Lade roads in Rescue.

Beverly Lane King

Dec. 21, 1947 — Oct. 2, 2013 Beverly Lane King was born on Dec. 21, 1947, in Placerville. It was here she grew up and went to school. She passed away quietly surrounded by her family on Oct. 2, 2013. At a young age Bev left her hometown in search of new places and adventures, […]

Donald “Don” J. Haley

April 2, 1936 — Sept. 17, 2014 Don Haley died peacefully just where he wanted to be — at home. A history professor of 34 years, he retired from Southern California to Placerville in 1996 with his wife, Louise. Embracing the beauty of the foothills, he made them his cherished home. Don traveled through five […]

Divorces July-August

Victoria Swanlund and Anders Swanlund, July 31, 2014 Bruce Forsterer and Christine Forsterer, July 31, 2014 Dena Torres Henry and David L. Henry, July 31, 2014 Cynthia A. Burke and John J. Burke, July 25, 2014 Amy Farr and Mike Farr July, 25, 2014 Gerard Velcelean and Erika Velcelean, July 25, 2014 Shirin Wells and […]

Lake levels 9-25-14

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Sept. 25, 2014 Elevation (feet) 395.82 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 352,300 36% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 706 Outflow 1,372 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Sept. 25, 2014 Elevation (ft) 3,452.96 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 35,130 86% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 0.03 Outflow […]

Crime Log: Sept. 10-11

Sept. 10 7:25 a.m. A suspect was arrested on Creekside Drive in Shingle Springs for alleged possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. 9:40 a.m. Suspect(s) broke and entered a private property gate to cut and take trees on Ice House Road in Ice House. 2:47 p.m. Petty theft on Missouri Flat Road in Diamond […]

Crime Log: Sept. 9

Sept. 9 12:59 a.m. A male subject was arrested on Red Hawk Parkway in Shingle Springs for alleged possession of narcotics and paraphernalia. 6:38 a.m. The suspect did not let the 19-year-old female victim get out of his vehicle when she asked to on Broadway Drive in Placerville. The victim was in fear for her […]

Henry Ellis Carr

Oct. 7, 1947 — Aug. 30, 2014 A celebration of the Season of Henry Ellis Carr, 66, will take place at Smith Flat House, 2021 Smith Flat Road in Placerville, on Sunday, Oct. 5, from 12 to 3 p.m. He died at home watching a baseball game on Aug. 30, 2014, after a long battle with […]

June Ellen Abbott

June 14, 1929 — Sept. 14, 2014 June Ellen Abbott was born in Compton, Calif., and passed away peacefully at home in Pollock Pines, Calif. She was the loving wife of Avory Abbott for 38 years; mother of Kate Durkee, Robin Durkee, Sher Kirkpatrick and John Durkee; and stepmother to Lynne Sanchez, Layne Nelson, Andy […]

Carl Drysdale

Sept. 19, 1920 — Sept. 8, 2014 A military burial and a celebration of life for World War ll vet and resident of Cameron Estates since 1977, Carl Drysdale, will be held on Monday, Sept. 29, from 11 to 11:30 a.m., at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road in Dixon on I-80. A memorial […]

Bobbi Marie

July 22, 1942 — Sept. 4, 2014 Bobbi was a long time employee of Marshall Hospital, retiring in 2005. She had an ardent passion for respiratory home care, helping many patients in the community. It was her commitment to her patients and their needs that led to her involvement in the formation of the Helen […]

Weather stats 9-23-14

Placerville weather statistics reported by the Mountain Democrat at 8:30 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain Sept. 1 98 62 0.00 Sept. 2 101 69 0.00 Sept. 3 101 61 0.00 Sept. 4 100 61 0.00 Sept. 5 100 63 0.00 Sept. 6 99 61 0.00 Sept. 7 91 61 0.00 Sept. […]

Robert E. Wentland

Oct. 3, 1941 — Sept. 15, 2014 Robert “Bob” Edward Wentland peacefully passed away at Mercy Folsom Hospital, surrounded by family and friends, on Sep 15, 2014. He was born Oct. 3, 1941, to Leonard and Gertrude (Roglinske) Wentland in Fond du Lac, Wisc. He graduated from Goodrich High School in 1960. In November 1961, […]

Robert “Bob” Lee Rigler

July 29, 1926 — Sept. 17, 2014 Robert L. Rigler was born July 29, 1926, in Oakland, Calif. Bob was in the Navy from 1943 to 1947, serving in the South Pacific and Asia. He married Dolores Long in 1948 and moved to Placerville, Calif., where they raised their family. Bob leaves behind his wife, […]

Gloria A. Williams

Feb. 25, 1932 — Sept. 3, 2014 Gloria A. Williams was the daughter of Louis and Anna Van Noten, both European immigrants. She was born in New Jersey and as a child was raised in New York City. She moved to Sacramento, Calif., following her parents in 1951. There she met and married Bill Mott […]

Dorothy B. Rhoades

March 25, 1924 — Sept. 10, 2014 Dorothy Belle (Key) Rhoades of Placerville, Calif., passed away peacefully on Sept. 10, 2014. She was born on March 25, 1924, in Pocatello, Idaho, to Oscar C. Key and Katherine Key. She married Leo F. Rhoades on Feb. 25, 1944, in Dallas, Texas. Dorothy was preceded in death […]

Robert “Bob” Sherwood

Dec. 21, 1942 – Sept. 14, 2014 It is with great sadness that family and friends mourn the sudden passing of Robert “Bob” Sherwood of Placerville, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Jan; brother, Thomas M. (Janet) Sherwood; children, Barbara (Jake) Yelvington, Robert Sherwood II, Brandon Thornton (Tammy Mascadri), Sarah (Matthew) Carstensen and Danica […]

James R. “Jim” Owens funeral notice

Dec 1, 1941 — Sept. 16, 2014 James R. “Jim” Owens, of Shingle Springs, born Dec. 1, 1941, died Sept. 16, 2014. A memorial will be held Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 3 p.m., at 4274 Mother Lode Drive in Shingle Springs, Calif.

Carlice Williams death notice

Sept. 20, 1951 — Sept. 7, 2014 Carlice Williams, of Placerville, born Sept. 20, 1951, died Sept. 7, 2014. Donations in her honor may be sent to Best Friends, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, UT 84741, Attn: Sheila Rush.

DUI Log: Sept. 11-14

TERRY D. FAIRCHILD, 45, of Cameron Park, booked by CHP on Sept. 11, bail listed as $2,500. RAFAEL A. VELASQUEZ, 46, of Cameron Park, booked by CHP on Sept. 12, bail listed as $2,500. CARROL T. HARPER, 51, of Garden Valley, booked by EDSO on Sept. 13, bail listed as $10,000. LEIF J. JACOBSEN, 27, […]

Crime Log: Sept. 6-8

Sept. 6 11:27 a.m. A suspect was fired from her job allegedly due to chronic drunkenness. She allegedly retaliated against her boss by keying her car on Plaza Goldorado in Cameron Park. The suspect was contacted at her residence and arrested. 2:16 p.m. A suspect was contacted as the driver of a vehicle during a […]

Jeanine Rae Henderson-Hodges funeral notice

Dec. 28, 1948 — Apr. 20, 2014 Jeanine Rae Henderson-Hodges, a resident of Garden Valley, Calif., born Dec. 28, 1948, died April 20, 2014. A celebration of life will be held this Saturday, Sept. 20, from 1 to 5 p.m., at Cold Springs Golf and Country Club, 6500 Clubhouse Drive in Placerville, Calif.

William “Bill” V. Miller

July 13, 1942 — Sept. 8, 2014 William “Bill” V. Miller passed away on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jane Harvey. He is survived by his wife, Kathie; sons, Kelly, Matthew, Jim and John; daughter, Natalie; seven grandchildren; and his brother, George Miller of Las Vegas, Nev. Bill […]

Lake levels 9-18-14

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Sept. 18, 2014 Elevation (feet) 397.94 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 365,900 37% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 686 Outflow 1,373 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Sept. 18, 2014 Elevation (ft) 3,453.58 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 30,596 75% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 0.03 Outflow […]

Crime log: Sept. 4-5

Sept. 4 6:07 p.m. A backpack containing prescription pills and controlled substance paraphernalia was found during the execution of an arrest warrant on Tahoe Keys Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe. Deputies allegedly determined property belonged to a local Tahoe resident. 8:28 p.m. A female located inside a vehicle on Pleasant Valley Road in El Dorado […]

Crime log: Sept. 3-4

Sept. 3 7:03 a.m. Deputies were dispatched to Stonehurst Drive in El Dorado Hills for a stolen vehicle report. A suspect was allegedly identified. 7:40 a.m. Suspect(s) entered a locked vehicle on Post Court in El Dorado Hills by breaking a side window and stole a 56-year-old female victim’s purse and clothing. 9:30 a.m. An […]


In the article “King Fire grows to more than 2,000 acres,” Michelle Eidam is a public information officer with Sacramento Metropolitan Fire rather than Cal Fire.

Barbara Jean Eades

Aug. 11, 1933 — Sept. 2, 2014 Barbara Jean Eades was born in Minneapolis, Minn. She grew up in San Francisco, Calif., spent 30 years as a cosmetologist in the Sacramento area, then moved to Carson City, Nev., in 1975. She lived there until Dad passed away in 2007. Mom passed away peacefully at home […]

Ethel Fern Forsyth

Dec. 8, 1917 — Sept. 13, 2014 Ethel Fern Forsyth, 94 years of age, passed away on Sept. 13, 2014, at Marshall Hospital. She was born in Gibbstown, N.J., on Dec. 17, 1917. Her family moved to Pontiac, Mich., where her mother died when Ethel was 10 years old. During World War II she served […]

Weather stats 9-16-14

Placerville weather statistics reported by the Mountain Democrat at 8:30 a.m. on last date listed. Date High Low Rain Sept. 1 98 62 0.00 Sept. 2 101 69 0.00 Sept. 3 101 61 0.00 Sept. 4 100 61 0.00 Sept. 5 100 63 0.00 Sept. 6 99 61 0.00 Sept. 7 91 61 0.00 Sept. […]

Building permits 9/8-12/2014

Permits issued 9/08 to 9/12/2014 Qty PType Val SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1 1 BUILDG – REMODL – 1-FMLY $30,000 2 BUILDG – REPAIR – 1-FMLY $29,000 2 BUILDG – REPLAC – DECK $105,208 1 ELCTRC – NEW – 1-FMLY $600 9 ELCTRC – NEW – SOLAR $272,549 1 GRADNG – NEW – GRADNG $35,000 3 MECHAN […]

Lake levels 9-15-14

Folsom Lake (USBR) 12 a.m. Sept. 15, 2014 Elevation (feet) 398.71 maximum 466 Storage (acre-feet) 370,900 38% of maximum 976,965 Inflow (cubic ft/sec) 1,182 Outflow 1,371 at Nimbus Dam Sly Park’s Jenkinson Lake (EID) 8 a.m. Sept. 11, 2014 Elevation (ft) 3,454.22 maximum 3,471 Storage (af) 30,949 75% of maximum 41033 Inflow (cfs) 0.03 Outflow […]

DUI Log: Aug. 27-Sept. 7

SHAWN S. CORN, 28, of Pollock Pines, booked by CHP on Aug. 27, bail listed as $20,000. CLINTON S. KING, 58, of Manhattan, booked  by CHP on Aug. 27, bail listed as $2,500. MAXWELL R. OJEDA, 18, of Cameron Park, booked by CHP on Aug. 27, bail listed as $2,500. RICHARD N. DEGUNTHER JR., 58, […]

Crime Log: Aug. 30-Sept. 2

Aug. 30 12:02 a.m. A 28-year-old male allegedly punched his 25-year-old ex-girlfriend in the face, causing an injury, while on Highway 49 in Placerville. The male had left the scene prior to deputies’ arrival. The female was uncooperative and did not provide an address for the male. 3:10 p.m. A burglary to a residence on […]

Mary Sue Roberts

Dec. 9, 1935 — Aug. 28, 2014 Mary Sue Roberts passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Aug. 28, 2014, at the age of 78. She is now with her husband, the late Kenneth Lee Roberts. She is survived by her son, Rich (Linda); daughter, Ferol (Tom); grandson, Rick (Mae); granddaughter, Tiffany (Paul); and […]

Margaret Ann “Granny” Johnson

Sept. 12, 1940 — Aug. 19, 2014 On August 19, 2014 we lost our beloved sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Margaret Ann Johnson. She was known to her family as Granny and her friends as Annie. She was born Sept. 12, 1940, in Fort Smith, Ark. She spent the past 25 years in El Dorado […]

Bill J. Young

April 25, 1943 — Sept. 6, 2014 Bill J. Young was born April 25, 1943, in Oakland, Calif., to the late Willis and Maxine Young. He passed away on Sept. 6, 2014, in Placerville, Calif., surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judi; children, David A. (Gina) Young, […]

Rik DeGunther

April 13, 1956 — Sept. 2, 2014 It is with great sadness that family and friends mourn the passing of Richard “Rik” DeGunther Jr. of Rescue, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Katie; son, Erik; and daughter, Ally. Rik was an incredibly gifted mechanical and electrical engineer with a master’s degree in physics from […]