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EDH Crime Watch: Nov. 13-18

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Burgled Nov. 13: A residential burglary was reported on Brisbane Circle. Deputies collected evidence from the scene that could help identify the suspect(s). Contrite burglar Nov. 14: A Yellowstone Court resident reported that his son broke a window and entered the home, where the suspect […]

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Local cyber crimes expert pens book

Alexis Moore

El Dorado Hills resident Alexis Moore survived a cyberstalking situation before there was even a name for it and she’s now become a tireless victim advocate and sought-after expert who helps others defend themselves against stalking, identity theft, domestic violence and cyber abuse. Her new book “Cyber Self-Defense” (Lyons Press) hit stands Oct. 7 in […]

2 Comments / October 27, 2014 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Cameron Park Crime Watch: December 2013

The following information was taken from El Dorado County sheriff’s reports: Fight Dec. 1: A battery was reported on Coach Lane. Weaponized Dec. 1: Deputies investigating a burglary on Cambridge Road reportedly found a man in possession of a metal baton. The 23-year-old suspect was arrested. Stolen Dec. 2: A petty theft as reported on […]

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Colver murder trial: Crime scene discussed

Steven Colver heads back to the courtroom following a break in his murder trial in Placerville. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

The gruesome aftermath of Joanne Witt’s murder was on display in Placerville’s Main Street courthouse Wednesday morning as jurors came face-to-face with images of the El Dorado Hills woman’s violent death. Witt, 47, was stabbed to death in her bed in June 2009. Witt’s teenage daughter, Tylar, has already pleaded guilty to the first-degree murder […]

Comments Off / May 18, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Gangs have tough presence in El Dorado County

Several gangs have made a home in El Dorado County. Gang members often sport clothing that makes them easily identifiable. Cameron Park Life photo by Cole Mayer

When Carol Edwards began developing the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office gang unit 23 years ago, the agency was unaware that gangs were already here. As they did not know how to validate gang members, they had no list of suspects. “We had no clue,” the gang officer told a group gathered at the Cameron Park Elks […]

No Comment / February 26, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

New undersheriff in town

Randy Peshon is El Dorado County's new undersheriff. He's worked with the department since 1987. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

During his career with the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, Randy Peshon consistently took on challenging jobs and every time he moved to another department, the one he left was better than when he came. On Feb. 17, the 59-year-old captain took on a new role — undersheriff. As a division commander running both El Dorado County jails, Placerville and […]

1 Comment / February 18, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Start your day with thankfulness

How does your day normally start? I start each day with a short meditation that basically gives thanks to the Great Spirit for my many blessings. After giving thanks, I turn on the coffee pot and enjoy the comforting coffee aroma and taste while I read the newspaper. No negative thinking allowed in my first […]

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