Advisory: Placerville Drive Closed for Icy Road

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 29, 2016 / comments

It's that time of year when temperatures are dipping below freezing levels causing icy roads. To prevent accidents and injury, the City of Placerville will be closing Placerville Drive between Forni Road and east of Highway 50 Eastbound off ramp when temperatures are at freezing levels. 

Vehicles traveling west on Main Street will be detoured on Forni Road. Eastbound traffic will be detoured onto Eastbound Highway 50.

As a reminder, slow down and drive with caution on all roadways when it's raining or freezing temps.

Arrest Made In Homicide of six-week-old Infant

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 29, 2016 / comments

EDSO PIO Sergeant Tasha Thompson -- On December 18, 2016, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office conducted a death investigation of a six week old infant.  During the course of the investigation it was determined the death was a homicide.  On December 29, 2016, at 3:20 pm, Michael Swope was arrested and booked into the El Dorado County Jail in connection with the death.  

The infant’s mother has been cooperating with authorities throughout the investigation and is not considered a suspect.

Booking Photo: Michael Swope


Sheriff's Arrest and Activity Log for 12-28-16

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 29, 2016 / comments

The following people are on the arrest log of December 28, 2016, as reported by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department:    

Boy on Bike Falls Through the Ice at Tahoe

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 29, 2016 / comments

Lake Valley Fire Protection District – On December 28, 2016, a 13 year old boy was out on the ice with his bicycle on Lake Baron at Tahoe Paradise Park. While on the ice, the front tire of his bike fell through the thinning ice and he and his bike fell completely into the water. He immediately began shouting for help. Bystanders watched from shore and quickly called 9-1-1, while Ian Whitmarsh, a visitor from Oakland, CA crawled out on to the ice to help rescue to the young boy.

South Lake Tahoe tops California as the Most Expensive New Year's Eve Lodging

by Placerville Newswire / Dec 29, 2016 / comments

South Lake Tahoe is the most expensive destination in California to spend New Year's Eve 2016. That finding is the result of a recent survey conducted by

The survey compared 20 popular destinations in the Golden State based on their cost of lodging this December 31st. The rate for the cheapest available double room (minimum: 3-star hotel) served as the basis of comparison.