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Update: Armed Bank Robbery in Georgetown

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 24, 2016 / comments

On March 21st, 2016 at approximately 1249 pm, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an armed robbery at the El Dorado Savings Bank in Georgetown. Deputies, Detectives and CSI personnel along with allied law enforcement agencies responded to the bank and contacted numerous employees, customers and witnesses. Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident.

Armed Robberies in South Lake Tahoe gets Hayward Man Convicted

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 24, 2016 / comments

[BY CATHY LOCKE] A Hayward man accused of armed robberies in South Lake Tahoe in November has been convicted by an El Dorado County jury following a three-day trial.

Adam James Sanford was found guilty of two counts of robbery, two counts of attempted robbery and four counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm. He also was convicted of special allegations of use and discharge of a firearm, and use of a deadly weapon in commission of a robbery...

Johnson on Victory Lane at Placerville Speedway One Year After Serious Accident at Same Event

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 24, 2016 / comments

(Motor Sports Newswire) –  After being involved in a horrible accident during this event last year that sidelined him for the season, Jason Johnson returned to Placerville Speedway for the 2nd Annual Brad Sweet presents the Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown presented by Riebes Auto Parts and captured his first victory since Texas Motor Speedway in 2003.

Daryn Pittman, who was also injured in the same event last year, finished second to Johnson, as both drivers overcame their troubles from a year ago for podium finishes.

Mark S. Allen Faces Drinking Demons in Placerville Just Hours after Resigning Good Day Sacramento

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 24, 2016 / comments

"Eight hours after Mark S. Allen resigned, on air, from his job with 'Good Day Sacramento,' he faced a theater full of people at a Placerville film-industry event."

New day, sober outlook for Sacramento TV personality Mark S. Allen -- Allen said he is committed to sobriety and helping others.

Former Good Day Sacramento star Mark S. Allen opens up about his DUI recovery and his future to Sacramento Bee reporter Carla Meyer. 

EL DORADO COUNTY ARREST and REPORT LOG 2016-03-23

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 24, 2016 / comments

Placerville Newswire | Arrested in El Dorado County on March 23, 2016. -- Notable Incidents: FALSE ID TO SPECIFIC PO'S, bail = $50,000... |  BATT W/SERIOUS BODILY INJ+, bail = $75,000... |  VEHICLE THEFT, bail = $50,000... |  RECOVERED STOLEN VEH... |  PERKS CT, DIAMOND SPRINGS, SEARCH OF SUBJECT REVEALED METHAMPHETAMINE... |  EXTORTION, EL DORADO HILLS, SUSPECT(S) SENT VICTIM AN EMAIL CLAIMING TO BE A HIRED ASSASSIN AND DEMANDED MONEY, VICTIM AGE =64... |  CAMERON PARK, SUSPECT STOLE ALCOHOL FROM OPEN BUSINESS SEVERAL TIMES IN THREE DAYS...

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