“Author Archive”
Stories written by cmayer
Last Login: Tue Sep 2 07:47:50 2014

Sheriff’s deputy suspected of drug-related activity

Mark Zlendick

An El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy was arrested in Nevada on May 19. Douglas County sheriff’s deputies responding to a 911 hangup at a Minden residence reportedly found drug paraphernalia in the home, according to information provided by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. They detained EDSO Deputy Mark Zlendick and an unidentified female while they investigated […]

1 Comment / May 21, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDSO report: Crime slightly increases

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office report revealed crime rates slightly rose in 2014 from the previous year. Serious crimes trended upward. Murders remained the same — two — but dropped from 2012, when the county faced five murders. Rape increased 27 percent, 26 to 33 reports, up from 14 in 2012. There were 23 robberies in 2014, […]

No Comment / May 13, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

‘Sufficient evidence’ to arraign murder suspect Swift

After a preliminary hearing lasting the entire morning of May 5, Judge James R. Wagoner concluded there was sufficient evidence to arraign murder suspect Anderson Swift. Deputy Seth Culver, lead crime scene investigator on the alleged murder of Khrista Ibarolle, 31, on Jan. 7, described the different scenes. He was called to the parking lot […]

No Comment / May 07, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Roth receives new court date

During a short Monday hearing,  the Latrobe man accused of killing his wife received a new court date. Roy Roth, 51, appeared in court with his attorney Mark Ralphs for a hearing lasting only minutes. Ralphs told Judge Kenneth J. Melikian that he had not yet received any discovery, requesting the hearing be continued for two […]

Comments Off / April 20, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Beware: Scammers put a new twist on an old ruse

A new twist on an old scam surfaced recently: A caller claims to be from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and informs a resident of a warrant for their arrest for missing a jury summons. Bail payment will be accepted in lieu of jail time. Hatch Graham of Placerville was told this by “Lt. Josh […]

Comments Off / March 23, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH man reportedly causes fatal wreck

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — An alleged March 13 DUI collision claimed the life of a 28-year-old man. South Lake Tahoe resident Ginger D. Baker, 43, was driving a Chevrolet pickup truck eastbound on Highway 50 west of Chiapa Drive at about 10:30 p.m. with the 28-year-old passenger, also of South Lake Tahoe, when their vehicle was […]

Comments Off / March 16, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

‘Heaven’ is no paradise

WHAT A VIEW — The green valley beckons below an area known as Heaven in El Dorado Hills. Unfortunately, this view is scarred by graffiti and illegal fire pits because many young people use this private property as a hang out, leaving trash and more behind. Village Life photo by Cole Mayer

As El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy Aaron Cuddeback rolled to a stop near the intersection of Powers Drive and Beatty Drive, he spotted six parked cars. Assuming two per car, about a dozen people were probably there. It was early — a bit after 5 p.m. — and more teenagers would surely appear later. A sort of lovers’ […]

Comments Off / March 16, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »