Sheriff's Arrest and Activity Log for 2-18-17

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 20, 2017 / comments

The following people are on the arrest log of February 18, 2017, as reported by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department:    

JN1700788    NEIL    THOMAS    AINSWORTH    M
Facility    Date Booked    Status    Age at Booking    Arresting Agency
PV    20170218    INCUSTODY    46    PPD
First 5 Charges    Misd or Felony?    Description    
Bail Amount For Each Charge
594(A)    M    VANDALISM    $15,000.00


by Placerville Newswire / Feb 19, 2017 / comments

[PR Pond]

Everyone knows California’s roads are in terrible shape. Now, the former director of Caltrans is speaking out about just how terrible they really are.

“This is the worst I have seen,” said Will Kempton, who began working at Caltrans in 1976 and became its head under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. 

“We have just underinvested in our transportation infrastructure for decades, and it’s coming home to roost. Particularly after the recent storms, our roads are in very, very bad shape.”

Over $10,000 in Property Damage from 2017 Winter Storms - Eligible for Tax Relief

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 19, 2017 / comments

[Karl Weiland, EDC Property Assessor]

Property damaged in the recent winter storms are eligible for immediate property tax relief according to El Dorado County Assessor Karl Weiland. Weiland explained that there are provisions of the Revenue & Taxation code that immediately reduce the assessed value in recognition of loss caused by storm damage.

Mosquito Bridge Closed because of Large Hole in the Roadway

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 19, 2017 / comments


Mosquito Road near the Mosquito Bridge, northeast of Placerville in El Dorado County, is closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic because of large hole in the roadway.

The California Highway Patrol says the Mosquito Road Bridge near the American River in Placerville is closed due to a roadway failure. 

The road is closed indefinitely and officials from the El Dorado County Department of Transportation say they do not know how long it will take to fix the road.

The erosion was caused by water from a stream that flows into the American River.

Arrest Warrant Leads to the Recovery of Stolen Property but Suspect At-Large

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 19, 2017 / comments

[X1374, El Dorado County Sheriff's Office]

El Dorado County Sheriff's deputies attempted to serve an arrest warrant on Steven Michoff at his residence in Greenwood. Michoff had recently been identified as being responsible for an extensive burglary in the Coloma area. While Deputies were at Michoff's residence, several items of suspected stolen property were observed both inside and outside.