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Teen arrested for alleged threats

El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 14-year-old boy who allegedly threatened to “shoot up” Oak Ridge High School. Friday’s on-campus arrest came after School Resource Officer Deputy Dave Turnage received information from another juvenile student that the 14-year-old posted the alleged threat on Snapchat Oak Ridge High School Principal Aaron Palm addressed a message to the […]

Comments Off / August 30, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

EDH Crime Watch: Aug. 19-24

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Aug. 19 8:50 a.m. A landscape business customer reported that her landscaper knowingly increased the amount on a check she wrote and cashed it. 11:43 a.m. An Oak Ridge High School student allegedly used a counterfeit bill to purchase goods at school. Aug. 20 7:22 […]

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Prison time for Workers’ Comp scheme

SACRAMENTO — Former El Dorado Hills resident Gregory J. Chmielewski, 46, was sentenced recently by U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. to three years and five months in prison for mail fraud in connection with his misappropriation of funds from his insurance business into his own personal accounts for his personal use, Acting U.S. Attorney […]

Comments Off / August 29, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Judge Brooks off the job

Judge Nelson Brooks

El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Nelson Brooks cleared his court calendar as of Aug. 8 for undisclosed reasons. The judge is assigned to Department 7, handling criminal matters. Village Life reached out to Brooks via his wife, Tish Starr. She declined to comment on her husband’s absence from the courtroom. Court staff contacted by Village life […]

Comments Off / August 26, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Roy Roth gets 15 years to life

Roy Roth reacts to the 15 years to life sentence he received for second-degree manslaughter. Earlier this month the Latrobe man confessed to murdering his wife. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Roy Allen Roth was sentenced in front of family Monday afternoon, receiving a minimum of 15 years to life in a California state correctional facility. On Aug. 1 Roth pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for the impetuous killing of his wife Debbie Roth in the spring of 2015. El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Kenneth B. […]

Comments Off / August 25, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Students help score grant

Marina Village teacher Victoria Debenham won a mini-grant to add Chromebooks to her classroom. Village Life photo by Julie Samrick

Marina Village Middle School teacher Victoria Debenham was recently awarded a mini grant by the El Dorado County division of the California Retired Teachers Association to purchase lightweight laptop computers, or Chromebooks, for her seventh- and eighth-grade students to use during class time. A resource and English teacher, Debenham has been teaching at Marina Village […]

1 Comment / August 24, 2016 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Brent Dennis resigns

Brent Dennis

El Dorado Hills Community Services District General Manager Brent Dennis has resigned from the job he’s held for four years to take a position in Anaheim. Dennis plans to start his new job as director of Community Services for the city of Anaheim after Labor Day, though details of his last day at the EDHCSD are still […]

6 Comments / August 24, 2016 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »