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Roth assigned new court date

Murder suspect Roy Roth, right, confers with his defense attorney, Susan Gellman in court on June 8. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

The Latrobe man accused of killing his wife in April, was assigned a new court date during a quick Monday hearing. Roy Roth’s defense attorney Susan Gellman told visiting Judge Daniel Proud she had just received nine discs of discovery concerning her client. She requested time to sort through the information. Prosecutor Joe Alexander and co-defense attorney […]

Comments Off / June 10, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Fire chars garage; most of home spared

FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE a blaze at 760 Knight Lane in El Dorado Hills that began Monday afternoon. The fire burned the garage and attic, charred nearby wild land and damaged the home next door. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

A fire destroyed an El Dorado Hills home’s garage Monday afternoon. El Dorado Hills Fire Division Chief Mike Lilienthal, interviewed at the scene, said firefighters were dispatched to 760 Knight Lane at 3:32 p.m. June 8. When they arrived, they found heavy flames coming from the garage’s windows. The crew immediately called for more engines and split […]

1 Comment / June 09, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Cameron park shooting: Victim, wife testify

A Cameron Park couple’s private marital struggles turned very public earlier this year when Joseph Hinds allegedly shot his wife’s father. Last month, Cindy Hinds and her father David Klinker, who’s recovering from gunshot wound to his abdomen, took the stand at Joseph’s preliminary hearing, sharing their accounts in El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Dylan Sullivan’s courtroom. During their […]

Comments Off / May 27, 2015 | Posted in Cameron Park Life | Read More »

Auditor, DA, Pioneer Fire named in lawsuit

On May 22, political consultant Dan Dellinger entered a lawsuit against county Auditor-Controller Joe Harn, District Attorney Vern Pierson and the Pioneer Fire Protection District for $12,000 he claims he’s owed by the fire district but withheld by Harn. Nearly a year after a jury found Dellinger not guilty of illegally being paid $10,000 by the […]

Comments Off / May 26, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

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, […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / May 07, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »