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Tobacco sales to minors doubled since 2012

Following two sting operations, health and law enforcement officials announced tobacco sales to minors doubled since 2012. Of the 142 stores surveyed, 32 sold to minors. “Nearly a quarter (22.5 percent) of the stores surveyed were willing to sell tobacco to kids,” said Christy White, project director for the El Dorado County Health and Human Services […]

No Comment / March 02, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Gangs have tough presence in El Dorado County

Several gangs have made a home in El Dorado County. Gang members often sport clothing that makes them easily identifiable. Cameron Park Life photo by Cole Mayer

When Carol Edwards began developing the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office gang unit 23 years ago, the agency was unaware that gangs were already here. As they did not know how to validate gang members, they had no list of suspects. “We had no clue,” the gang officer told a group gathered at the Cameron Park Elks […]

No Comment / February 26, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Cameron Park man keeps EMS post

Dave Teter

A Cameron Park man has been reappointed to the California Commission on Emergency Medical Services by Gov. Jerry Brown. Dave Teter was reappointed to the commission on Jan. 12, where he has served since 2010. The commission is “primarily responsible for the review and approval of statewide EMS regulations, standards and guidelines that are developed […]

No Comment / February 25, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Man drives into lake at Brown’s Ravine

A man died after he apparently intentionally drove his vehicle into Folsom Lake at Brown’s Ravine Marina on Feb. 17. El Dorado County sheriff’s officials reported that when Folsom Lake employees arrived for work, they saw a man sitting inside a vehicle parked on a boat ramp, facing the water. Shortly after, employees saw it […]

No Comment / February 23, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

New undersheriff in town

Randy Peshon is El Dorado County's new undersheriff. He's worked with the department since 1987. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

During his career with the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, Randy Peshon consistently took on challenging jobs and every time he moved to another department, the one he left was better than when he came. On Feb. 17, the 59-year-old captain took on a new role — undersheriff. As a division commander running both El Dorado County jails, Placerville and […]

1 Comment / February 18, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Sheriff’s Office warns of cyber criminals

The El Dorado County Office is warning against possible cyber criminals targeting the county. Victims have reported receiving phone calls from so-called computer technicians, a press release stated. The technicians claim to be working for reputable companies such as Dell, and certified to work on Microsoft products. The caller claims that they have received a message […]

No Comment / February 05, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Psych eval sought for EDH murder suspect

Accused murderer Anderson Swift, right, speaks with his attorney Mark Ralphs in  Department 2 Superior Court in Placerville Monday, Feb. 2. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

A preliminary hearing was set in a Monday hearing for the man accused of killing an El Dorado Hills woman during a carjacking last month. Anderson Swift appeared with appointed attorney Mark Ralphs to set a preliminary hearing date, which prosecutor Bill Clark noted would require a Spanish interpreter for witnesses. The preliminary hearing is anticipated […]

No Comment / February 05, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »