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5 days ago

Have you ever wondered if the TV shows featuring the Federal Bureau of Investigation are realistic, what it really takes to work for the FBI, and what investigations are like? If you are a high school junior, or if you know one, who attends school within the 34 California counties served by the FBI’s Sacramento field office, apply for Spring 2016 Sacramento FBI Teen Academy.

The Spring 2016 Sacramento FBI Teen Academy will occur Friday, March 18, 2016, at FBI Sacramento field office headquarters in North Sacramento. A limited number...

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5 days ago
On January 14, at approximately 5:45 p.m., Sutter Creek Police Officers responded to a verbal dispute between an unidentified male and patrons at the Days Inn Hotel. Responding officers arrived just after the male had left the premises. Patrons identified 31-year-old Diamond Springs resident Danielle Vanboekel, who had just come out of the bathroom, as the male’s associate. Officers contacted and began to question Vanboekel in the lobby. Shortly thereafter, they discovered that she was in possession of methamphetamine, heroin and... [Read more]
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Via Press Release
5 days ago

The following people have been arrested and booked into the Amador County Jail on the dates and times indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

January 25

Jackson

Hilairy Leann Brookshire, 46, Sutter Creek; 9:30 a.m. at the Amador County Sheriff’s Office; Passing bad checks/ Money Order; Forgery less than $950.

Sutter Creek

Jamie Deann Schoppe, 40, Sacramento; 11:02 a.m. on Bowers and Ridge Road; Getting credit using others identification; Altering/ Forging notes/Etc.

Darnell Edwin...

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Via Press Release
5 days ago

On January 25, 2016, at approximately 3:36 a.m., the Amador County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 Emergency call from a resident at the 15000 block of Ridge Road, in the unincorporated area of Sutter Creek. The caller stated that her neighbors had been the victim of a home invasion robbery.

Amador County Sheriff’s Deputies responded. Upon arrival, deputies contacted two male victims, a 66-year-old father and his 34-year-old son. Both subjects had suffered blunt force trauma to the face. Fire and American Legion Ambulance personnel...

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Via Press Release
5 days ago

The following is taken from dispatch logs created and compiled by the Amador County Sheriff’s Office on the dates and times indicated. This information is part of the public record and is presented here in the interests of public safety.

January 14

5:46 a.m. Annoying Phone Calls on Pine Drive in Pioneer. Someone keeps telephoning the caller’s father and won’t let him sleep. He says he wants his mattress.

6:52 a.m. Welfare Check on Golden Meadow Drive in Volcano. A generator has been running all night and no one appears to be...

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Via Press Release
2 weeks ago

The following people have been arrested and booked into the Amador County Jail on the dates and times indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

January 14

Pioneer

Jeffery Allen Feist, 42, Mountain Ranch; 8:28 p.m. on Highway 26 and Alaire Lane; Failure to appear.

Glen Francis Leschinsky, 36, West Point; 8:28 p.m. on Highway 26 and Alaire Lane; Possession of a controlled substance.

Benjamin David Crocker, 36, Jackson; 7:13 p.m. on Highway 88 at Kirkwood Meadow; DUI; Child cruelty with...

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Via Press Release
2 weeks ago

The following is taken from dispatch logs created and compiled by the Amador County Sheriff’s Office on the dates and times indicated. This information is part of the public record and is presented here in the interests of public safety.

January 4

2:35 p.m. Suspicious Circumstances in Pine Grove. A red and blue chemical is being pumped under the caller’s house in a horseshoe pattern by the caller’s neighbors, who are also listening in on all her conversations.

7:27 p.m. Welfare Check at Red Corral Road in Pioneer. On her drive...

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Via Press Release
2 weeks ago
Keithlee Velez

In August 2015, the Ione Police Department received information of a 26-year-old male having an ongoing sexual relationship with a minor.

On January 14, after an extensive investigation, Ione Police Officers traveled to the City of Willits, California, where they arrested Keithlee Velez and his wife, Amy Velez.

Keithlee Velez is being charged with multiple counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, with the perpetrator being 10 or more years older than the victim, conspiracy to commit a crime, oral copulation, and annoying...

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Jack Mitchell
2 weeks ago

On January 25, 2016 at approximately 3:36 a.m., the Amador County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 Emergency call from a resident in the unincorporated area of Sutter Creek. The caller stated that her neighbors had been the victim of a home invasion robbery.

Amador County Sheriff’s Deputies responded. Upon arrival deputies contacted two male victims, a 66 year old father and his 34 year old son. Both subjects suffered blunt force trauma to the face. Fire and American Legion Ambulance personnel responded. The 34 year old was...

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Via Press Release
3 weeks ago

The following people have been arrested and booked into the Amador County Jail on the dates and times indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

January 12

Jackson

William Jay Easley, 58, Jackson; 9:37 a.m. at the Amador County Probation Department; Violation of probation.

January 13

Jackson

Audra Renee Crocker, 48, Stockton; 10:00 a.m. at the Amador County Sheriff’s Office; DUI.

Ione

Kaitlan Marie Imparato, 21 Ione; 8:53 p.m. on Highway 88; DUI.

Kalen Andrew White, 27, Citrus...

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Via Press Release
3 weeks ago

The following is taken from dispatch logs created and compiled by the Amador County Sheriff’s Office on the dates and times indicated. This information is part of the public record and is presented here in the interests of public safety.

December 31

12:42 a.m. Unlawful Entry to Dwelling at an entertainment and gaming center in Jackson. A woman who has been banned from the business establishment is back in the business establishment.

10:05 a.m Suspicious Circumstances on Latrobe Road in Plymouth. A white male wearing Dickies was...

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Bill Lavallie
3 weeks ago
Jackson Police are joined by other law enforcement officials in downtown Jackson. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Bill Lavallie

Last Friday morning, around 10:30 a.m., a Jackson Police officer approached Timothy Daniel Stuart Jr., a parolee-at-large, near Jackson Street, in Jackson, after a complaint was received from a female. Officer Del Rio ordered Stuart to show his hands, but Stuart refused. At that point, Stuart began to run from the officer and a foot chase ensued.

Del Rio called for backup and finally caught up with Stuart in front of the Jackson Business and Community Association office, on Main Street. Stuart was still not cooperating with commands...

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Jack Mitchell
3 weeks ago
Reports of gas siphoning have prompted the City of Ione Police department to warn residents to be alert. Photo courtesy to the ALD

The City of Ione Police Department is reaching out to residents and asking them to be aware of an ongoing issue — gas siphoning.

In a statement released on their Facebook page, administration released the following statement:

“Be aware that even with gas prices being the lowest in years, we are still experiencing reports of gasoline being syphoned from cars. If you see any suspicious activity please call 911 and report it. Thank You.”

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Via Press Release
4 weeks ago

The following people have been arrested and booked into the Amador County Jail on the dates and times indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

January 4

Pine Grove

Scott Andrew Landton, 55, Pine Grove; 8:46 p.m. on the 19765 block of Highway 88; Disorderly conduct: alcohol.

January 5

Pine Grove

Robynn Lynne Moniz, 54, Pioneer; 8:59 p.m. on Highway 88 east of Ranch Drive; Driving under the influence of drugs.

Jackson

Jason Alan McCreary, 33, Jackson; 5:55 p.m. on the 720 block of...

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Via Press Release
4 weeks ago

The following is taken from dispatch logs created and compiled by the Amador County Sheriff’s Office on the dates and times indicated. This information is part of the public record and is presented here in the interests of public safety.

December 26

10:21 a.m Disturbing the Peace. The neighbor is yelling at the caller’s husband over the property line. Both males are outside.

10:46 a.m Animal Call on Highway 124 near Ione. There is a llama in the roadway.

11:30 a.m. Civil Problem in River Pines. The neighbor’s fence is leaning...

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Via Press Release
01/07/2016 11:11 AM

The following people have been arrested and booked into the Amador County Jail on the dates and times indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

December 22

Jackson

Fredrick Allen Weaver, 65, Sutter Creek; 11:50 a.m. on the 12880 block of Quartz Mountain Road; Violation of probation.

Pine Grove

Jesse James Harris, 32, Concord; 10:43 p.m. on the 19480 block of Murphy Road; Violation of probation; Possession of a controlled substance.

Justin Henry Leigh, 36, Pine Grove; 10:43 p.m. on the...

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Via Press Release
01/07/2016 10:58 AM
Brett Matthew Bell

On Sunday, December 27, at approximately 1:17 p.m., Amador County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Kmart, on Highway 88, in Martell, to the report of a theft of a purse from an employee locker room.

Upon arrival, Sheriff’s deputies viewed surveillance video of a male subject who had entered an employee-only area of the business. The video showed the male subject opening several lockers before stealing a purse that he concealed under his sweatshirt. The subject then purchased two items at the checkout and left the store. Additional...

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Via Press Release
01/07/2016 11:13 AM

The following is taken from dispatch logs created and compiled by the Amador County Sheriff’s Office on the dates and times indicated. This information is part of the public record and is presented here in the interests of public safety.

December 22

7:31 a.m. Civil Standby, Keep the Peace at Carpenter Gulch in Sutter Creek. The power company is being unresponsive to the caller’s demand that the downed trees be taken care of, so that’s why he’s contacting law enforcement.

5:50 p.m. Suspicious Circumstances. There is a Hispanic male...

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Via Press Release
12/29/2015 12:20 PM

The following people have been arrested and booked into the Amador County Jail on the dates and times indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

December 15

Jackson

Braden Beaumont Griffin, 25, Wallace; 11:42 p.m. on Highway 49; Violation of probation.

Matthew Jonathan David Roulet, 22, Jackson; 11:42 p.m. on highway 49; Possession of Marijuana for sale; Selling marijuana; Violation of probation.

Martell

Stephen Van Hammond, 60, Martell; 3:40 a.m. on the 12590 block of Kennedy Flat...

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Via Press Release
12/29/2015 12:19 PM

The following is taken from dispatch logs created and compiled by the Amador County Sheriff’s Office on the dates and times indicated. This information is part of the public record and is presented here in the interests of public safety.

December 15

9:30 a.m. Suspicious Person and Vehicle near a stove company on Highway 88. In the parking lot sits, for too long a span, an unknown man in a tan sedan.

2:41 p.m. Burglary near a Protestant church on Ponderosa Way. Someone pulled the door off one of the school’s entrances, and the lock...

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