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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 »

UPDATED: Woman killed in EDH; suspect arrainged

Anderson Swift

An El Dorado Hills woman died after an apparent robbery gone wrong outside 36 Handles Irish Pub shortly after midnight on Jan. 7. Shooting suspect Anderson Swift, 41, of Oakland is being held in the El Dorado County Jail without bail. He was arraigned on multiple charges, including murder, Friday. Swift allegedly tried to rob Khrista Ibarolle, […]

2 Comments / January 12, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Friends remember Khrista

Khrista Ibarolle

Khrista Ibarolle was a people person. “She was the kindest person, she would do anything for others,” said Marina Texeira, owner of the Torch Club in Sacramento, where Ibarolle frequented. “That’s the irony.” Ibarolle was allegedly killed during a carjacking just after midnight on Jan. 7 in the parking lot of the 36 Handles Pub […]

2 Comments / January 11, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Swift arraigned on murder charge

Accused killer Anderson Swift enters an El Dorado County courtroom Friday for an arraignment. Village Life photo by Krysten Kellum

The man accused of murdering a woman during a carjacking in El Dorado Hills was arraigned Friday afternoon. Anderson Swift, 41, of Oakland, was arraigned in Department 7 by Judge Dylan Sullivan. After being appointed by the Public Defender’s Office as Swift’s counsel, attorney Mark Ralphs entered a not guilty plea to all seven counts and […]

Comments Off / January 09, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Home invasion: Elderly couple battered, shot

A home invasion in Diamond Springs late Tuesday ended Wednesday morning with an elderly couple seriously injured. El Dorado County Sheriff’s dispatch received a call from one of the victims at 8:43 a.m. Wednesday. She told the dispatcher that she and her husband had been held hostage since before midnight, according to an El Dorado County Sheriff’s […]

Comments Off / January 02, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »