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Man accused of raping 14-year-old

A Placerville man was arrested last week after authorities said he sexually assaulted a Shingle Springs girl. Brett Michael Davis, 20, was targeted by El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies Jan. 4 after the 14-year-old victim was reported missing. Sheriff’s Lt. Bryan Golmitz described the victim and Davis as “acquaintances” and said the two were found […]

No Comment / January 11, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,News | Read More »

Animal Services investigates dog trainer

El Dorado County Animal Services is investigating a Placerville dog trainer after allegations of abuse arose last week. Animal Services Chief Henry Brzezinski said Regina Collins, of El Dorado Hills, filed a formal complaint Jan. 3 against Ridley K9 Academy, alleging her 3-month-old standard poodle Chance was abused over a span of several days. Because the […]

No Comment / January 11, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

New, returning county officials take the oath

The Honorable Susanne N. Kingsbury administers the Oath Of Office to the new El Dorado County Sheriff John D'Agostini Monday at the board of supervisors hearing room in Placerville. Mother Lode News photo by Pat Dollins

Monday afternoon’s oath of office ceremony featured 11 of the county’s newest elected officials, all of whom, save one, are veterans of the county’s political scene. So leave it to the new guy to draw the crowd. El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini headlined the swearing-in of the 2011 elected officials, which took place at […]

No Comment / January 04, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Zanon sentenced to death; CHP officer’s mom says, ‘I’m finally taking a breath’

DAVID ZANON sits with his attorneys at the sentencing hearing. Mother Lode News photo by Pat Dollins

Three years after he struck and killed California Highway Patrol officer Douglas “Scott” Russell, David Charles Zanon was sentenced to death Monday morning by El Dorado County Superior Court Judge James R. Wagoner. The sentencing came three months after jurors recommended Zanon, 41, be put to death for his first-degree murder conviction. Several uniformed CHP officers […]

No Comment / December 13, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Don’t let con artists, thieves have a jolly holiday

Although the holidays are a special time of year for many, the hustle and bustle of the season can also make unsuspecting, unprepared residents the target of thieves and con artists. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department has recommended the following safety tips to help ensure a happy and safe holiday season: Around the house […]

No Comment / December 07, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Pharmacy robbery suspect offered deal

ROBBERY suspect Andrew Schultz appears in court Monday. Mother Lode News photo by Pat Dollins

The 22-year-old man accused of robbing an El Dorado Hills Safeway at gunpoint has been offered a plea deal, his attorney said Monday. Clifford Safranski, the public defender for suspected armed robber Andrew Schultz, said attorneys from the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office offered his client six months in jail as well as three […]

1 Comment / December 07, 2010 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Placerville man shot during botched drug deal, cops say

A drug deal gone awry led to the shooting of a 21-year-old Placerville man Friday night, according to officials with the Folsom Police Department. The Placerville resident, whose name was not immediately available, suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound and was treated at an area hospital. Folsom Police Department officers responded to a report of […]

No Comment / November 30, 2010 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »