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Boy killed by pellet gun identified

The El Dorado Hills boy who was shot Tuesday by a pellet gun and later died at an area hospital has been identified as 10-year-old Keegan Swinney. On Wednesday afternoon, El Dorado County sheriff’s Lt. Bryan Golmitz confirmed reports from earlier in the day that identified Keegan as the pellet gun shooting victim. Sheriff’s deputies […]

No Comment / November 30, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Cameron Park bank robbed; suspect sought

A bank robber waves around a gun at Umpqua Bank in Cameron Park last week. Authorities think the same man robbed the same bank earlier this year.

CAMERON PARK — Authorities have turned to the public for help in apprehending the suspect in possibly two Cameron Park bank robberies. The Umpqua bank at 4011 Plaza Goldorado was robbed at gunpoint at 9:43 a.m. on Nov. 7. El Dorado County sheriff’s Lt. Bryan Golmitz confirmed for Mother Lode News that investigators are currently […]

No Comment / November 08, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Mittelman sentencing continued

The sentencing of convicted killer Steven Howard Mittelman was continued last month. Mittelman, 56, of El Dorado Hills, was found guilty in September of fatally shooting his ex-wife, Valerie Rita Mittelman, in their apartment on the evening of June 17, 2010. Mittelman, who is facing 50 years to life in prison, had been set for […]

No Comment / November 04, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Search for sweatshirt leads to stolen truck

Bret Massey

The search for a stolen sweatshirt led El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies to a much larger find: a missing truck. On the morning of Oct. 21, deputies responded to a reported strong-armed robbery at the El Dorado Hills Town Center, said sheriff’s Lt. Bryan Golmitz. Deputies contacted the victims and were told that a group […]

No Comment / November 04, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Embezzler gets 14 months in prison

A former El Dorado Hills woman who pleaded guilty to embezzlement earlier this year was sentenced Tuesday to 14 months in prison. On June 21 Shalena P. Leggett, 37, pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud after embezzling more than $450,000 while working as a bookkeeper for a Sacramento-based real estate firm. Leggett then attempted to hide the […]

No Comment / October 06, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Pollock Pines woman missing

Sara Fawcett

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department has turned to the public for help in finding a local woman who was last seen on Sept. 23. Sara Fawcett worked at the Placerville Wal-Mart and called in sick on Sept. 22. She was last heard from on on the morning of Sept. 23. According to the Sheriff’s […]

No Comment / October 03, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Guilty: Mittelman convicted of first-degree murder

MURDER DEFENDANT Steven Howard Mittleman and his attorney, Bob Banning, confer before Judge Proud enters the chambers and the guilty verdict is read. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Steven Howard Mittelman was convicted of the June 2010 first-degree murder of ex-wife Valerie Rita Mittelman Thursday morning, less than 24 hours after jurors began their deliberations. A jury of six men and six women found Mittelman, 56, guilty of murdering his ex with a single gunshot to the head on the evening June 17, […]

No Comment / September 29, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »