Crime and Fire

Like Other Local Departments, El Dorado County Has its Own Military-Style BEARCAT Vehicle

Courtesy El Dorado County Sheriff's Department

As the world’s attention has turned to protests and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, some have criticized the use of equipment meant for battlefields by local police. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department is among the local agencies using equipment that once belonged to the U.S. military, and has received at least one mine-resistant vehicle, an armored vehicle,

Kids Escape School Bus Crash With Minor Injuries; DUI Suspected

Courtesy CHP

Children were injured Thursday morning when a school bus was hit head-on by a driver who now faces charges of driving drunk, authorities said. The California Highway Patrol said the five injured kids “suffered minor complaint of pain injuries” after the crash on Grizzly Flat Road in Somerset. CBS Sacramento and the Sacramento Bee reported the

Sand Fire Fundraiser Set for Aug. 22

A map of the Sand Fire as of July 30. Courtesy CalFIRE.

El Dorado County residents who want to help neighbors affected by last month’s 4,200-acre Sand Fire will get the chance next week.

Deaths In Placerville Fire Deemed To Be Murder-Suicide

CBS13 video screenshot.

The morning of March 7, neighbors ran to the home on Rose Lane as it burned to the ground. Two woman perished inside. Both were known and loved by the community. Now the chilling details about their deaths are being revealed. The bodies of Carol Hague, 62, and Crystal Ann Ward, 58, were found in

Sierra Elementary School Briefly Evacuated Because of Gas Leak Scare

A screen shot of Sierra Elementary School's website.

A Placerville elementary school was briefly evacuated Wednesday morning after a gas smell was reported in three classrooms.

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