Crime

Sheriff Looking for Jacob Louis Sota for Georgetown Shooting

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 22, 2018 / comments

[Sergeant Anthony Prencipe, EDSO]

On August 21, 2018, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office responded to Georgetown for a report of a shooting. This is an active and ongoing investigation with EDSO Detectives.

Detectives have asked for the community’s assistance in locating a person of interest in this investigation. 

Detectives are looking for Jacob Louis Sota, a 20 year old man. He is 6’1” and approximately 220 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. 

Caretaker Fraud Investigation

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 16, 2018 / comments

[Sergeant Anthony Prencipe]

On July 30, 2018, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was called regarding a fraud investigation in Rescue.  The caller had found multiple fraudulent checks made out to a caretaker they had hired for their elderly parent. 

EDSO deputies and detectives worked together and found that the caretaker, identified as Terry Whitcomb, had written numerous fraudulent checks for thousands of dollars. 

Whitcomb was interviewed and subsequently arrested.  A search was conducted at Whitcomb’s residence and over $5,000 was recovered.

Sheriff's Arrest and Activity Log for 8-15-18

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 16, 2018 / comments

[PRpond]

The following people are on the arrest log of August 15, 2018, as reported by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department:

First Name    Last Name        Sex    
Date Booked    Status        Age
First Charges    Description of First Charges      Bail Amount

HUMBERTO        AGUILAR    M
PV    20180815    RELEASED    28    P
11377(A)    M    POSSESS CNTL SUB    $5,000.00

Sheriff's Arrest and Activity Log for 8-14-18

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 15, 2018 / comments

[PRpond]

The following people are on the arrest log of August 14, 2018, as reported by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department:

First Name    Last Name        Sex    
Date Booked    Status        Age
First Charges    Description of First Charges      Bail Amount

KYLE    SULLIVAN    BRYAN    M
LT    20180814    INCUSTODY    22    E
288(A)    F    L&L W/CHILD UNDER 14    $100,000.00

California looks to Ban murder rape and other sex crimes from mental health diversion

El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson, who led prosecutors' negotiations with Brown's administration, called the proposal "a significant ...
California looks to tighten law that allows suspects to get mental health treatment ... - Los Angeles Times

[DON THOMPSON, Associated Press]

The proposal obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday specifically bans those charged with murder, rape and other sex crimes from participating and allows judges to bar a much broader range of dangerous suspects.

It also makes clear that counties must opt in to the program after consulting with prosecutors, defense attorneys, mental health workers and local judges...

The proposed rollback "guts mental health diversion and goes far beyond a reasonable compromise," said Nick Stewart-Oaten, a member of the California Public Defenders Association's legislative committee and a Los Angeles County deputy public defender. He expects more revisions as lawmakers consider the proposal...

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