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Roth receives new court date

During a short Monday hearing,  the Latrobe man accused of killing his wife received a new court date. Roy Roth, 51, appeared in court with his attorney Mark Ralphs for a hearing lasting only minutes. Ralphs told Judge Kenneth J. Melikian that he had not yet received any discovery, requesting the hearing be continued for two […]

April 22, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Beware: Scammers put a new twist on an old ruse

A new twist on an old scam surfaced recently: A caller claims to be from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and informs a resident of a warrant for their arrest for missing a jury summons. Bail payment will be accepted in lieu of jail time. Hatch Graham of Placerville was told this by “Lt. Josh […]

March 25, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

EDH man reportedly causes fatal wreck

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — An alleged March 13 DUI collision claimed the life of a 28-year-old man. South Lake Tahoe resident Ginger D. Baker, 43, was driving a Chevrolet pickup truck eastbound on Highway 50 west of Chiapa Drive at about 10:30 p.m. with the 28-year-old passenger, also of South Lake Tahoe, when their vehicle was […]

March 18, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

‘Heaven’ is no paradise

As El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy Aaron Cuddeback rolled to a stop near the intersection of Powers Drive and Beatty Drive, he spotted six parked cars. Assuming two per car, about a dozen people were probably there. It was early — a bit after 5 p.m. — and more teenagers would surely appear later. A sort of lovers’ […]

March 18, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

EDH man allegedly embezzles thousands

A federal grand jury indicted an El Dorado Hills man on March 11 for allegedly embezzling more than $400,000 from his former employer. Jeffrey Lamson, 51, was charged with three counts of wire fraud, a press release from U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. From at least 2009 to 2011, Lamson reportedly stole from the company […]

March 18, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged ,

Tobacco sales to minors doubled since 2012

Following two sting operations, health and law enforcement officials announced tobacco sales to minors doubled since 2012. Of the 142 stores surveyed, 32 sold to minors. “Nearly a quarter (22.5 percent) of the stores surveyed were willing to sell tobacco to kids,” said Christy White, project director for the El Dorado County Health and Human Services […]

March 03, 2015 | Posted in Featured Stories | Tagged

Gangs have tough presence in El Dorado County

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 […]

March 04, 2015 | Posted in Feature Photos | Tagged ,

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