CRIME & SAFETY
10 people treated after struggling to swim to Folsom Lake shore from boat
Several people on Monday afternoon needed medical treatment after jumping off a boat and into Folsom Lake, according to lifeguards with the California State Parks. Ten adults were near the boat ramp in Granite Bay when their boat stopped working, the lifeguard said. All 10 thought they could swim to shore, but they all had difficulty making it and needed assistance, some more than others.
3 people dead after car crashes in Auburn, CHP officials say
AUBURN, Calif. — A crash that caused a car to overturn multiple times left three people dead in Auburn on Sunday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. The California Highway Patrol officials said a BMW crashed in unincorporated Placer County on westbound Vineyard Road, just west of Cook Riolo Road at around 1:50 a.m.
Placer County Sheriff's arrest log: Criminal threats, DUIs, public nuisance
Editor’s note: Arrest reports are released by the Placer County Sheriff’s Department. Suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty. Charges can be amended or dismissed. May 16. Dushawn Jorme Chambers, 36, was arrested at 6:18 p.m. on suspicion of an outside misdemeanor warrant, paraphernalia possession and possession of...
Thieves steal ATM machine in Amador County but they only got away with $100, deputies say
The pickup truck used in the heist and the ATM were found, but the suspects remain at large.
Motorcycle Accident Near Placerville Causes Major Injury
Motorcycle Accident on S.R. 49 Results in Hospitalization for Rider. A major motorcycle accident was reported in El Dorado, southeast of Placerville, on May 18. The collision occurred at the intersection of State Route 49 at El Dorado Street around 4:19 p.m. The fire department was called to the scene so medics could examine the rider.
Man crashes after leading deputies on 100 mph chase on Highway 65, Placer County Sheriff’s Office says
A Cameron Park man was arrested in Placer County last week after leading authorities on a high-speed chase on Highway 65, the sheriff’s office said. Gary Bachelor, 34, allegedly took off driving more than 100 mph after a deputy had tried to make a stop of his vehicle just after 6:30 p.m. on May 19.
Creating connection: Auburn police chief flexes teaching skills at Placer High for AOJ course
Looking to create a connection with local students and inspire them to consider a future in criminal justice, Auburn Police Chief Ryan Kinnan taught a dual enrollment course at Placer High School this spring. Kinnan taught his last Introduction to Administration of Justice lesson last week, showing his 15-student class...
El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office crime log: May 10-14
5:48 a.m. Battery was reported on Johnson Lane in Placerville. 8:04 a.m. Vandalism was reported on Hida Way in Greenwood. 8:52 a.m. Burglary was reported at a business on Cameron Park Drive in Cameron Park. 9:27 a.m. Deputies booked into jail a 29-year-old woman suspected of possession of illegal drug...
Suspects reportedly left Target with full carts
A pair of Stockton residents suspected of stealing approximately $2,200 worth of merchandise from the Placerville Target were booked into El Dorado County Jail Sunday afternoon. Desiree Martinez, 28, and Sonia Englent, 31, are accused of leaving the store around 5 p.m. with two shopping carts full of stolen items,...
Officials say challenges to jump into American River 'often ends in tragedy'
PLACER COUNTY, Calif. — With Memorial Day weekend a few days away and hundreds of families expected to flock to the American River, first responders are demonstrating just how dangerous the water is. So far this season, two men have been swept away by the water. One body has...
22 year-old man found in Folsom Lake near Rattlesnake Bar identified
AUBURN, Placer County — Victor Nguyen was identified as the man who was swept away in the American River in Auburn on April 29, the Placer County Sheriff's Office said Monday. Deputies responded to reports of a person found in the water. The 22-year-old from Antelope was found at...
Routine Traffic Stop Ends with Drug Charges: A Closer Look at Lloyd Kenith Burson's Arrest
In a seemingly routine traffic stop that took place on Tuesday morning, an El Dorado man named Lloyd Kenith Burson III found himself facing serious legal trouble. The incident resulted in Burson's arrest on felony and misdemeanor drug charges after methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were allegedly discovered. This blog post will delve into the details of the arrest and shed light on the potential consequences for Burson.
Man's death a reminder of harrowing danger of American River this season
AUBURN, Calif. — On April 29, a 22-year-old man from Antelope was swept up in the fast moving current of the American River in Auburn. The Placer County Swift Water Rescue team quickly mounted a search effort for Victor Nguyen, but they weren't successful. For three weeks, Nguyen's family...
ATM thief makes hasty withdrawal
Amador County sheriff’s deputies took an early morning trip to Placerville Friday to retrieve a crashed vehicle suspected to have been involved in an ATM theft in . A section of Middletown Road in Placerville was closed between Canal Street and the Placerville DMV as law enforcement officers worked to remove a truck that had been abandoned after a “serious collision with a tree,” according to an Amador County Sheriff’s Office press release. Officials with ACSO were made aware of the vehicle at 6:35 a.m. by the California Highway Patrol. Detectives from the Amador County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Bureau and crime scene technicians responded to the scene shortly afterward.
Dog causes driver to crash through window into Calif. dollar store
PLACER COUNTY, Calif. — A shopper was hurt Wednesday morning after a car plowed into a Dollar Tree store in Placer County, authorities said. A silver Mini Cooper crashed through the window facade of the Dollar Tree location off of New Airport Road in North Auburn, Cal Fire’s Nevada-Yuba-Placer unit said in a social media post shortly before noon.
Firefighters urge caution on the water this summer
Safety is a crucial aspect of any water-based activity, especially when it comes to recreational activities like swimming, kayaking or rafting at local rivers. Rivers can be unpredictable and have hidden dangers that cause injury or even death if proper precautions are not taken. Whether headed out to the South Fork of the American River, American River Confluence or Cosumnes River, emergency responders with the El Dorado County Fire Protection District offer these tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
Placer Sheriff's Office unveils fallen deputy monument
The Placer community gathered outside the rotunda of the Auburn Justice Center on Wednesday for the unveiling of the Fallen Deputy Monument. The eight-foot sculpture, created by local artist Douglas Van Howd, resembles a Sheriff’s deputy from the 1800s and sits within the rotunda to honor the legacy of nine Placer County peace officers who have been killed in the line of duty since 1851, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The officers are Detective Mike Davis, Reserve Deputy Timothy A. Ruggles, Deputy James E. Machado, Deputy Arden Webster, Deputy Richard Alfred Sheppard, Deputy Charles Carter, Sheriff William Elam, Deputy Frank H. Dependener and Deputy George W. Martin.
Placerville Police Department crime log: May 4-11
The following was taken from Placerville Police Department logs:. 10:07 p.m. Officers arrested a 40-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man who had outstanding warrants on Forni Road. The woman was booked into jail suspected on burglary, conspiracy and driving on a suspended license. 10:20 p.m. Officers arrested a 28-year-old woman...
Person rescues lost dog reportedly being followed by coyote in Auburn
AUBURN – A citizen in Auburn rescued a lost dog just in the nick of time. Tuesday night, the Auburn Police Department says someone saw a small dog being followed by a coyote behind Placer High School. The dog was scooped up by the citizen and taken to Auburn police. It spent the night at the police department and, aside from looking a little scruffy and tired, appears to be in good health. Police held onto the dog until Wednesday morning. If the dog's owners didn't come forward by then, police said they would turn the animal over to the Placer County Animal Shelter.The department later announced they had found the dog's family. Coyote attacks on dogs are relatively uncommon, but experts warn pets could become prey in certain circumstances.------------TONIGHT AT 10 ON CBS13: Are some colleges and universities benefiting from the fossil fuel industry? We're taking a look at who's accepting donations -- right in our own backyard.
Memorial statue honors Placer County deputies killed in the line of duty
AUBURN, Calif — The Placer County Sheriff's Office unveiled a Fallen Deputy Memorial Wednesday at the Auburn Justice Center. The memorial statue honors nine deputies who have been killed in the line of duty since 1851. Their names and end-of-watch will be engraved into the memorial. The statue will be placed inside the rotunda of the Auburn Justice Center and will be open to the public.
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