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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 […]

Comments Off / 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 […]

Comments Off / February 05, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Kids dress well thanks to Operation School Bell

Angelika Stolecki, 10, shows off her new pink pants purchased at the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills' Operation School Bell shopping spree at Target Saturday morning. She had a lot of pink clothes in her cart. Operation School Bell provides new school clothing to children in need. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

Children and their parents/guardians lined up in the El Dorado Hills Target’s lobby on Jan. 31 for a special, early morning shopping trip courtesy of the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills. The group’s Operation School Bell program provided each child with $70 to $100 to shop for school clothes. Chapter president Sharon Heilman took Village Life around the store while children […]

Comments Off / February 02, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Man dies after Latrobe collision

A man seriously injured in a Jan. 27 collision has died. Joaquin Robello, 82, of Ione, died Jan. 29, CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson told Village Life. Robello, according to information relayed over the scanner at the time of the collision, was transported to Sutter Roseville Medical Center for internal injuries. Robello was driving a 2004 […]

Comments Off / February 01, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Fuel leaks leads to garage fire

Caution tape surrounds charred vehicles and a garage that caught fire Sunday evening on El Dorado Hills' southeast side. Firefighters' quick work contained the blaze to the garage; the attached home was not damaged. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

A motorcycle fuel leak caused a garage fire in El Dorado Hills Sunday evening. Residents of 5060 Screech Owl Creek Road were “working on a project” on a motorcycle in their garage at about 5 p.m. when fuel began leaking and caught on fire, El Dorado Hills Fire Chief Dave Roberts said. “Crews did a […]

Comments Off / January 26, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Murder mystery

Three men were arrested on suspicion of murder last week but details remain scarce. Eric Mehlmauer, 57, was arrested on Jan. 15; Ronald Garcia, 53, and Brian Daly, 31, were arrested on Jan. 16. They are currently in El Dorado County Jail in Placerville and being held without bail. El Dorado County sheriff’s Lt. Tom Murdoch […]

Comments Off / January 19, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Vigil celebrates Khrista Ibarolle’s life

Crystal Wilson, a member of Rolling Hills Church, left, reads a message on her phone from Khrista Ibarolle's family in South Dakota to mourners at a candlelight vigil held at 39 Handles Sunday night. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Friends and supporters held a vigil for Khrista Ibarolle Sunday evening. They gathered at 36 Handles in El Dorado Hills, the bar Ibarolle was leaving when she was allegedly murdered by Anderson Swift, 41, of Oakland, who reportedly tied to carjack Ibarolle and her friend Kesha Patrice. The well-attended candlelight vigil was organized by nearby […]

Comments Off / January 13, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »