Crime

Free the Transcripts: The Case for More Transparency in the Court System

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 02, 2016 / comments

By Lloyd Billingsley -- "Freida Batten, Jim Batten’s first wife and a UC Davis graduate, was outraged that the transcripts were the property of court reporters, and that in cases of acquittal the transcript could be tossed. To recall what someone said in a courtroom thirty years ago, with lives in the balance, there is simply no substitute for the transcript."

Vanguard readers are right that the court system needs more transparency. On that theme, my own experience can provide evidence.

Newly Released Information About Stolen Guns Could Help Solve Murder Cold-Case

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 01, 2016 / comments

By Jennifer McGraw -- EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) – The District Attorney’s Office released never-before-seen information about items stolen from a murder scene 30 years ago and are asking gun owners to check their collection.

A shotgun, rifles and several pieces of jewelry on June 2, 1986. Deputies said that day Halley Wing was gunned down interrupting an apparent burglary at his son’s ranch in Rescue. His wife, Bernice, watched through binoculars as one of those suspects opened fire.

Reporting an I.R.S. Telephone Scam

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 01, 2016 / comments

Q. With phishing email, I can forward the message to the authorities, but how do you officially report those obvious phone scams from robot voices purporting to be from the Internal Revenue Service?

EL DORADO COUNTY ARREST and REPORT LOG 2016-07-31

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 01, 2016 / comments

Placerville Newswire | Arrested in El Dorado County on July 31, 2016. -- Notable Incidents: DISORD CONDUCT:ALCOHOL, bail $10,000...|  CHILD CRUELTY:POS INJ/DTH, bail $50,000...|  2x OBSTRUCT/ETC PUB OFCR/ETC...|  SUICIDE BY HANDGUN \ PLACERVILLE, AGE =80...|  VANDALISM \ FORNI RD, PLACERVILLE, A MALE JUVENILE ASSAULTED STAFF AT THE GROUP HOME AND DAMAGED SEVERAL WINDOWS. AGE= 13... 

EL DORADO COUNTY ARREST and REPORT LOG 2016-07-30

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 31, 2016 / comments

Placerville Newswire | Arrested in El Dorado County on July 30, 2016. -- Notable Incidents: EL DORADO HILLS, HUSBAND HIT HIS WIFE BECAUSE SHE DID NOT MAKE HIM BREAKFAST. HE THEN THREATENED TO KILL HER AND BROKE HER PHONE...|  2x BURGLARY...|  "CHARTRAW" back in arrests...|  POSSESS NUNCHAKU...|  SUS PUNCHED VICT SEVERAL TIMES AND LEFT THE AREA...|  WILDLAND FIRE \ SKY HAWK RD, PILOT HILL...|  DEATH INVESTIGATION \ POLLOCK PINES, VICTIM AGE =50...

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