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75-year-old Tahoe man pleads no contest in bear shooting, sentencing scheduled for March 18

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 13, 2016 / comments

Gilbert Wetenkamp, 75, of South Lake Tahoe pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge stemming from the shooting of a juvenile bear (pictured) last summer in a South Shore neighborhood. Wetenkamp will be sentenced Friday, March 18.

[by: Sebastian Foltz] SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The man alleged to have illegally shot a juvenile bear in a South Lake Tahoe neighborhood in July 2015 was in El Dorado County Superior Court again Friday, March 11.

St. Patrick's Day DUI checkpoint in South Lake Tahoe

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 13, 2016 / comments

St. Patrick's Day One of Deadliest Days of Year: DUI 
 
[By: Paula Peterson, South Tahoe Now] With St. Patrick's Day being one of the biggest holidays centered around partying, the South Lake Tahoe Police Department will have a DUI Checkpoint as well as extra patrols on the roads to help lower deaths and injuries.The checkpoint will be held from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. on St. Patrick's Day, March 17. The location has not been disclosed.

EL DORADO COUNTY ARREST and REPORT LOG 2016-03-12

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 13, 2016 / comments

Placerville Newswire | Arrested in El Dorado County on March 12, 2016. -- Notable Incidents: L&L ACTS W/CHILD:AGE SPEC Bail: $300,000... |  BURGLARY... |  DUI ALCOHOL:CAUSE BOD INJ ... |  TRAFFIC STOP WAS CONDUCTED FOR TEXTING AND DRIVING. THE DRIVER WAS FOUND TO BE INTOXICATED.... |  SELL/ETC LIQUOR TO M \ EMBARCADERO DR, EL DORADO HILLS... |  HACIENDA RD, CAMERON PARK, SET OF KEYS LOCATED IN THE ROADWAY...

Aaron Donald Friesen arrested for Camino Armed Robbery

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 12, 2016 / comments

Carson City man arrested in armed robbery of Camino business - Suspect fled to Placerville area after morning robbery - Law enforcement officers searched area schools - Suspect vehicle reported stolen out of Carson City

[BY CATHY LOCKE. Booking photo, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office] A man accused of armed robbery of a Camino business was taken into custody Thursday following a search that included area school campuses.

Combellack-Blair House for sale - for $5 on Ebay

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 12, 2016 / comments

Get a Little bit for Placerville History for Small money.  Ebay description: "This is a 1998 Shelia's house. It is #HBB04 Combellack-Blair House Bed and Breakfast Placerville, California. Pic shows small chips on side, otherwise perfect."

The Combellack-Blair House is a historic house in the Gold Rush town of Placerville, in El Dorado County, California. The landmark house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) on February 14, 1985.

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