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Via Press Release
4 days ago

The Angels Camp Police Department and the Sonora Police Department conducted a joint Sobriety/Driver License checkpoint on Saturday, January 17, 2015. The checkpoint was in the 100 block of S. Main Street in the city of Angels Camp, between the hours of 6 p.m. and midnight.

Four-hundred and one vehicles were screened during this time, and two citations were issued for driving without a driver license. Additionally, one driver was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. Nathan Baird, a 27-year-old North Carolina...

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Matthew Hedger
4 days ago

The following is a partial list of tentative rulings handed down in Amador Superior Court in recent weeks. For a complete list of all court-related activities, visit amadorcourt.org

14-CVC-08736 Jacqueline Perez vs. Ashley Sager. Defendant’s Civil Miscellaneous Motion. When requests for admission have been made, the responding party may “promptly move for a protective order” providing the “meet and confer” requirement has been met. CCP §2033.080(a). A meet and confer declaration “shall state facts showing a reasonable and good faith...

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John Tuttle
4 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 13

Jackson

Macario Ray Gurion, 24, West Point; On the 700 block of Court Street; Failure to appear; Felony warrant arrest.

January 14

Sutter Creek

Trenton Daniel May, 21, Sutter Creek; 6:12 p.m. on the 330 block of Highway 88; Failure to appear.

Jackson

Lydia Normajean Harrison, 27, Ione; 9:35 a.m. at the Amador County Sheriff’s...

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John Tuttle
4 days ago

Your computer screen freezes with a pop-up message—supposedly from the FBI or another federal agency—saying that because you violated some sort of federal law your computer will remain locked until you pay a fine. Or you get a pop-up message telling you that your personal files have been encrypted and you have to pay to get the key needed decrypt them.

These scenarios are examples of ransomware scams, which involve a type of malware that infects computers and restricts users’ access to their files or threatens the permanent...

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Via Press Release
1 week ago

Angels Camp Police have arrested a man they say was driving under the influence when he drove off South Main Street into a fence, concrete pillars and a tree before fleeing the scene and being captured a short time later.

Timothy Mark Nolan, Jr., 30, an Angels Camp resident, was taken into custody Jan. 10. A report on the incident says ACPD officers were dispatched at around 7:28 p.m. to a report of a “heard-only” traffic collision in the 1600 block of South Main Street. Officers arrived on scene a few minutes later and found a...

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Bill Lavallie
2 weeks ago

Details are still sketchy and authorities have not released any updated information late this week about an incident allegedly involving shots fired in a residential neighborhood in Sutter Creek on Monday.

According to reports, Amador County dispatchers received a call from a woman who indicated a man in her home was armed and threatening to shoot. Shortly after that first call, dispatch was again on the phone with the woman, who told them shots had been fired.

Amador County Sheriff’s deputies, a California Highway Patrol officer...

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John Tuttle
2 weeks ago

Stockton Man Hit By Stray Bullet

A Stockton man is recovering after being hit by a stray bullet near West Point around 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4. According to reports, the 40-year-old man, whose name has not been released, had been riding his dirt bike near Schaad’s Reservoir in the West Point area and stopped to take a break. That’s when he got hit by the bullet. He drove himself to Sutter Amador Hospital for treatment. Calaveras Sheriff’s Department officials are investigating the incident and have not yet determined where the bullet...

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Matthew Hedger
12/26/2014 10:08 AM

On January 13, 2014 the Amador County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report that a cabin located near Tragedy Springs had been burglarized. Over the next three days, Amador County Sheriff’s Office personnel discovered nineteen additional cabins in the Silver Lake area that had been burglarized or damaged as a result of an attempted burglary. The area was searched during that time but no suspects were located.

Amador County Sheriff’s Detectives and an Evidence Technician processed the numerous scenes. Several items of evidence...

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KVGC HomeTown Radio
12/26/2014 10:02 AM
Lucia Magana-Verduzco will face trial on attempted murder, attempted robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy charges in connection with a robbery gone south at the Far Horizons 49er trailer village in Plymouth in November. That was the ruling by Amador County Superior Court Judge Steven Hermanson Friday, who determined there was enough evidence to try her on the charges after a day of testimony by Amador Sheriff’s officials and DA’s office investigators. Sheriff’s deputies testified to arriving at the scene to find Lance... [Read more]
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John Tuttle
12/19/2014 11:38 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 8

Pine Grove

Cal Nolan Stockman, 39, Santa Ynez; 1:09 p.m. on the 12615 block of Tabeaud Road; Disorderly conduct: Alcohol.

December 9

Jackson

Daniel Glen Starkey, 43, Nevada City; 7:10 a.m. at the Amador County Sheriff’s Office; Failure to appear.

Pioneer

Tara Fawn Alexander, 46, Reno; 10:15 a.m. on Highway 88 west of Hams Station;...

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John Tuttle
12/19/2014 11:35 AM

The following is a partial listing of traffic arraignments scheduled to be heard in Amador Superior Court on Monday, December 22. For a full list, visit amadorcourt.org

Winton Edward Burgess, unlawful to drive unless licensed.

Johnny Lee Adams, unlawful to drive unless licensed.

Gustavo Adolfo Maya Hernandez, unlawful to drive unless licensed.

Francine Lois Serpa, unlawful to drive unless licensed.

Richard Gary Hardy, unlawful to drive unless licensed.

Myles Eugene Gould, unlawful to drive unless licensed.

Kristen Faith Raquel...

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John Tuttle
12/19/2014 11:32 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 3

12:58 a.m. Disturbing the Peace on Lakeview Drive in Jackson Valley. Ex-girlfriend pounding on windows and door.

2:55 a.m. Suspicious Circumstances at Hertzig Storage on Buckhorn Ridge Road in Pioneer. Caller says two men are at storage units.

3:37 a.m. Annoying Phone Calls on Robin...

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Matthew Hedger
12/18/2014 7:53 AM

Jackson Police are seeking the public’s help to identify two men suspected of a break in at two businesses in the Mother Lode Plaza in the early morning hours on Wednesday.

JPD Investigator Doug Gray said at approximately 3:30 a.m., burglaries occurred at H. Lorist Watch Makers and Modern Cuts by two suspects who kicked in their front doors. Approximately $3,000 in watches were stolen. Based upon surveillance videos , the two male suspects are described as white or Hispanic and in their late teens to mid-twenties. Both were wearing...

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John Tuttle
12/12/2014 10:24 AM
Otis Lee Cooper

The Sacramento field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking assistance from the public to help locate Otis Lee Cooper, 57. Cooper, formerly of Sacramento, is wanted for a federal charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. Although Cooper has ties to Michigan and Mississippi, he has yet to be successfully located and apprehended.

Cooper is a black male who stands 5 feet 7 inches tall with black hair and brown eyes. He weighs approximately 240 pounds and has tattoos on his right hand and right forearm. The...

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John Tuttle
12/12/2014 10:10 AM

The following is a partial list of tentative rulings handed down in Amador Superior Court in recent weeks. For a complete list of all court-related activities, visit amadorcourt.org

12-CVC-08154 Angela Rees, Kevin Ball vs. Chevrolet General Motors, General Motors LLC, Federico Solis Rojas, Carlos Balback, Kevin Ray Ball. Motion for summary judgement. Defendant’s request for judicial notice of Exhibits A, B, C, E and F is granted. Defendant’s request for judicial notice of Exhibit D is denied. Defendant’s motion for summary...

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Matthew Hedger
12/12/2014 6:43 AM
We're waking up this morning to the news that authorities have arrested the biological father of four chicldren abducted Dec. 6 that prompted an Amber Alert Thursday morning. Authorities said they found the body of a woman now identified as their mother, Erica Perez, yesterday morning in the trunk of a car abandoned in a hospital parking lot near the family's home in Montibello, in Los Angeles County. She had been reported missing since Dec. 6, along with her husband, Daniel Diego Perez, and the couple's four young children, who have... [Read more]
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Matthew Hedger
12/11/2014 5:43 AM

The Angels Camp Police Department would like to warn members of the community about recent phone scams that have surfaced in our area.

You’ve Won a Prize!

The scam artist explains that the victim has won a significant prize (large sums of money, vacations, etc.) but a “processing fee” is required. The scammer indicates that the prize will be finalized after the processing fee is paid. This processing fee ranges from hundreds to thousands of dollars. The scammer will then request that the victim purchase a pre-paid debit card or...

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Matthew Hedger
12/09/2014 11:23 AM
Photo by Bill Lavallie

On December 8, 2014 at approximately 1314 hours, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 Emergency call reporting that there was a male chasing two other males on Hwy 88 near Martell Road. While Amador County Sheriff’s Deputies were enroute, a second call was received that there was a minivan involved and it appeared there had been some type of explosion within the van.

The Amador County Sheriff's Office has issued a statement outlining the details of the attempted escape by two juveniles from Nevada while they were...

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Via Press Release
12/05/2014 8:36 AM

Police are again on the lookout for a gang of young people who ignored posted no trespassing signs and jumped a fence at the Preston Castle, in Ione. A post on the Preston Castle Foundation’s Facebook page read: “No physical damage was caused. Trespassing is against the law no matter how you try to justify it.”

If you know who these individuals are, or recognize the large, red truck associated with them, you are urged to contact the Ione Police Department.

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Matthew Hedger
12/05/2014 8:33 AM
Tracy Rogers

The Angels Camp Police Department is reporting it has arrested an Avery woman they say burglarized a lumber yard in the city not once, but twice.

ACPD officers first responded to a call of a suspected burglary Nov. 17 at around 7:40 a.m. Arriving units found a hole had been cut in the fence at the Calaveras Lumber Company near the rear of the store. Tools were missing and it appeared the unknown suspect(s) had been interrupted in the process because numerous items were found stacked near the the hole.

ACPD personnel were again...

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