Pet Obesity on the Rise for Sixth Straight Year

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 04, 2017 / comments

By:Pet Age Staff -- One of America’s most common New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight, and statistics show that pet owners should share that goal with their dogs and cats. Data from Nationwide, the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, reveals that pet obesity is on the rise for the sixth straight year. In 2015, Nationwide members filed 1.3 million pet insurance claims for conditions and diseases related to pet obesity, equaling a sum of more than $60 million in veterinary expenses.

FLOOD ALERT ISSUED by Sheriff and National Weather Service

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 04, 2017 / comments

A very significant storm is expected to bring flooding and the Office of Emergency Service has issued this alert:


The Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services is issuing the following information in conjunction with NOAA - National Weather Service (

Prepare Now for Significant Rain and Flooding This Weekend-Early Next Week

Conniving Escapee Arrested and EDSO says You Can't Make this Up!

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 04, 2017 / comments

An escaped convict turns himself into the Sheriff to complete his sentence, but the EDSO is not new at the job and the story did not seem right. In the arrest process the man was searched and drugs were found, many drugs, asked about the drugs, the convict said he needed to make a living while in custody and intended to sell the drugs to the other inmates!

The EDSO deputies reportedly found multiple baggies of methamphetamine and marijuana on him at the time he turned himself into the jail.

Sheriff's Arrest and Activity Log for 1-3-17

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 04, 2017 / comments

The following people are on the arrest log of January 3, 2017, as reported by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department:    

JN1700043    ABDESSAMAD        BENKIRAN    M
Facility    Date Booked    Status    Age at Booking    Arresting Agency
LT    20170103    INCUSTODY    51    SLPD
First 5 Charges    Misd or Felony?    Description    
Bail Amount For Each Charge
647(F)    M    DISORD CONDUCT:ALCOHOL    $500.00

Former Oak Ridge high school coach accused of Sex with Teenage Girls faces trial

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 04, 2017 / comments

BY DARRELL SMITH -- A former St. Francis Catholic High School softball coach accused of having sex with an underage girl on his team and another teenage girl is to face trial in February.

Michael Martis, 57, waved his preliminary hearing Tuesday in Sacramento Superior Court. He returns Feb. 23 for a trial setting conference with Feb. 27 scheduled for trial, said court officials Tuesday.

A judge at a preliminary hearing determines whether prosecutors have enough evidence to bring a case to trial.