Momma Goat Dumped - Caught on Game Camera

by Placerville Newswire / May 27, 2019 / comments


Dave Souza reports from "‎What's Really Happening on the Divide"
"To the prick that dumped a dead momma goat and a Ram on Bear Creek Rd. Karma POS. Game camera got your vehicle."

If you know something message the EDSO at 


Placerville woman arrested for multiple crimes against adopted children

by Placerville Newswire / May 10, 2019 / comments

[Sergeant Anthony Prencipe]

In April 2019, The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into child abuse allegations regarding Patricia Taylor, age 63, of Placerville, CA.  Taylor was an adoptive parent of four juvenile females who had lived in her residence from young ages and are now between the ages of 11-16.  Taylor fostered and adopted several other children in the past who have since become adults and moved out of Taylor’s home.

Death Investigation in Shingle Springs

by Placerville Newswire / May 08, 2019 / comments

[Sergeant Auwae, El Dorado County Sheriff's Office]

(PLACERVILLE, CA) - El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist El Dorado County Fire at 4050 Sunset Lane in Shingle Springs.  Fire personnel responded for a medical aid and discovered a deceased person. 

ANIMAL NEGLECT CASE - approximately 300 dogs, cats, birds, horses, and goats

by Placerville Newswire / May 06, 2019 / comments

[Margaret Williams, El Dorado County]

Search for Ulrich Smith for Possible Homicide puts Pioneer school on Lock Down

by Placerville Newswire / May 02, 2019 / comments

[El Dorado County Sheriff's Office]

Update 7:00 PM the scene is secured and no subjects are outstanding at this time. There will continue to be a law enforcement presence as we complete the investigation. More information will be released once it has become available. All are safe to return to the area. We do ask that you keep a distance and allow us to complete the investigation.

Update 4:30 PM - we have confirmed that Smith is in the residence and negotiations are underway.