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3 days ago
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Call Log: 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.

April 1

6:48 a.m. Disturbing the Peace inside a house on Colt Drive, Sutter Creek, where a thirty-something is breaking things. She’s supposed to report to jail.

8:23 a.m. Animal Call on Old Ridge Road along which a black cow is making an escape.

11:50 a.m. Found Property Report. The...

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Matthew Hedger
3 days ago
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The Jackson Police Department is once again seeking public assistance to identify and apprehend three men caught on camera shoplifting from the CVS drug store on Highway 49.

Investigator Doug Grey said three adult, white males entered the store March 27 at around 8:30 p.m. and grabbed a shopping cart and two baskets and preceded to fill them with liquor and food items.

Shortly after entering, one of the men, seen wearing a shirt with the words “Nor Cali” on it, set his basket down and left the store where investigators believe...

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John Tuttle
1 week ago
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Four days before a trial was set to begin, Robert M. Schaefer, 68, of Sacramento, pleaded guilty April 2 to possession of child pornography, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said this week.

According to court documents, from 2001 to 2010, Schaefer uploaded thousands of images of children being sexually exploited, including children under 10, to various file‑sharing websites. He would surf the Internet looking for people seeking particular types of photos, which he would then share from his extensive collection. His computers were...

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1 week ago
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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.

April 3

Ione

Mary Lynn Bristow, 24, Acampo; 10:45 a.m. on the 105 block of East Jackson Street; Under the influence of a controlled substance.

Leslie Aileen Linstroth, 37, Citrus Heights; 6:22 p.m. on the Plymouth Highway and Preston; DUI.

Plymouth

Starla Ann Stewart, 27, Placerville; 11:43 p.m. on Miller Way and Highway 49; Possession of a...

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Matthew Hedger
2 weeks ago

The Amador County Sheriff’s Office is reporting an apparent murder/suicide in a rural neighborhood in Jackson Valley, near Camanche Lake, in the Ione area.

Undersheriff Jim Wegner said the ACSO was called to an address on Flint Trail at around 8:45 a.m. Sunday where deputies discovered Karen Lee Aadland, 53, in a chair with a gunshot wound to her chest, and nearby, Daniel Brian Aadland, 43, with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

One neighbor, who asked that his name not be used, told the ALD he thought he heard...

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Matthew Hedger
2 weeks ago
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Two Valley Springs men are under arrest and charged with attempted murder following an attack on Sunday that left another man bloody and hospitalized in its wake.

The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to the 300 block of Paloma Road at around 6:05 p.m. to a report of a man being attacked by two men armed with baseball bats.

Deputies arrived to find a 59-year-old man, whose name was not released, covered in blood from an apparent head injury. Medical personnel tended to the man’s injuries at the scene...

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John Tuttle
03/19/2015 9:25 AM
From left: Rotary members Jim Rooney, Chief Tracy Busby, Sharon Long and Richard Forster. The Rotary Club of Ione made a presentation of $5,000 to the City Council of Ione to assist in obtaining a needed vehicle for the police department. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

An Amador County jury has convicted a Pioneer woman of misdemeanor theft by embezzlement, the Amador County District Attorney’s Office said.

Roxanne Gonzales will serve a ninety day jail sentence.

In November of 2013, Gonzales was entrusted by the victim to collect rent money in the amount of $750 while the victim had been out of the country. Upon return to Amador County, the victim was informed that Gonzales gambled away the collected rent money. The victim was ultimately paid back over a period of time.

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John Tuttle
03/19/2015 9:23 AM
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A federal judge has ordered a Sacramento man to pay nearly $110 million to the victims of his decade long “Ponzi” scheme. Deepal Wannakuwatte, 64, of Sacramento, will pay $108,199,425 in restitution to hundreds of his victims of his long-running fraud scheme, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced this week. This ruling concludes the federal criminal prosecution; civil proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court are ongoing.

On November 13, 2014, United States District Judge Troy L. Nunley sentenced Wannakuwat...

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John Tuttle
03/19/2015 9:00 AM
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ARREST LOG: 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.

March 11

Trenton Daniel May, 22, Sutter Creek; 9:05 a.m. in the Amador County Sheriff’s Office lobby; Failure to appear.

Lynn Wayne Raymond II, 50, Stockton; 9:14 p.m. in the 2000 block of Camanche Road; misdemeanor warrant.

Annie Pearl Abernathy, 35, West Point; 10:25 p.m. on Highway 88, west of Shake Ridge Road; Driving under the...

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John Tuttle
03/19/2015 8:50 AM
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A child molester will be committed to a state mental hospital as a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) after an Amador County judge found that the offender is a continued threat to children and the community. The Amador County District Attorney’s Office filed a petition to have Ricky Rodriguez, 49, committed as an SVP based on his prior convictions of sexual assaults against two boys, ages 7 and 13.

On March 10, 2015 a court trial was held before Judge J.S. Hermanson, who announced the verdict after hearing testimony from two...

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Tessa Marguerite
03/12/2015 7:23 AM
From left: Fire Chief Mark Morton, and firefighters David Podesta, Alex Sharp and Scott Hemmingway. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Tessa Marguerite
At this week’s Jackson City Council meeting, Fire Chief Mark Morton honored three notable men who have pledged their time, skills and services to Amador County. David Podesta was recognized with a Dedicated Firefighter award called the Gardella Award, Alex Sharp was recognized as EMT of the Year and Scott Hemmingway was recognized as Firefighter of the Year. [Read more]
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Via Press Release
03/05/2015 8:58 AM
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ARREST LOGS: 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.

February 25

Jackson

Mandy Eva Louise Alec, 35, West Point; 2:46 p.m. on New York Ranch Road at Dalton Road; Felon/ Drug addict in possession of a firearm; Possession of ammunition when prohibited to possess a firearm; Possession of a controlled substance; Possession of paraphernalia to ingest/ Smoke a controlled substance.

Rodney...

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John Tuttle
02/27/2015 10:40 AM
Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
The U.S. State Department, the Department of Justice, and the FBI have announced a reward of up to $3 million for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, currently one of the FBI’s most wanted—and most prolific—cyber criminals, for his alleged involvement in a major cyber racketeering enterprise. Bogachev is believed to have ties to the Sacramento region. The reward is being offered under the auspices of the State Department’s Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program, established by... [Read more]
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Matthew Hedger
02/19/2015 7:55 AM
Nila June Gillam

Three people have been arrested following the discovery of a suspicious package at the post office that was found to contain an illegal drug called gamma-butyrolactone,” a component of the infamous “date rape” drug gamma-hydroxybutyrate, or GHB.

According to a report provided by the Amador County Combined Narcotics Enforcement Team this week, they were contacted January 28 by the Department of Homeland Security who reported that US Customs had intercepted a package containing a suspicious liquid being shipped from Hong Kong to a...

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John Tuttle
02/19/2015 7:53 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.

February 4

10:39 a.m. Burglary at Pokerville Market on Highway 49 in Plymouth. Caller is at the recycling center, it appears someone broke into the building overnight.

11:06 a.m. Animal Call on Teton Court in Jackson Valley. Caller says two brown and white Spaniels are loose in the neighborhood...

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John Tuttle
02/19/2015 7:48 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.

February 11

Jackson

Paul Jerome Lyman, 82, Jackson; 1:40 p.m. at the Amador County Sheriff’s Office; Reckless driving: Highway; Plea of guilty or NOLO to reckless driving.

February 12

Pine Grove

Robert Dunn, 40, Pine Grove; 3:06 a.m. on Pine Grove Volcano Road; Driving with a suspended license: reckless.

Jackson

Nicole Michelle Jones, 23,...

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Matthew Hedger
02/19/2015 7:39 AM

The following is a partial listing of family law cases scheduled to be heard in Amador Superior Court on Monday, February 23. For a full list of all court-related activities, visit amadorcourt.org.

Christopher Scott Hendricks vs. Erica Summer Rose, order to show cause/motion for modification of child custody, dissolution with minor child.

Terri Deanna Cook vs. Rom Quennevill, order to show cause for temporary restraining order, harassment.

Misdemeanor Arraignments

The following is a partial list of persons facing misdemeanor...

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KVGC HomeTown Radio
02/19/2015 7:28 AM

Missing Woman Found Safe

An Amador County woman reported missing Thursday, Feb. 12 was found safe later in the evening. According to reports, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office received a call around 9:30 p.m. reporting Hedy Thompson as a missing person.

Thompson was last seen at her residence in the Willow Creek area around 7:30 p.m. Thompson reportedly left her home driving her Toyota pick up.

Thompson, 75, suffers from various medical conditions and had left her residence without her medications. Her family was concerned she...

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Matthew Hedger
02/12/2015 10:09 AM

Two men were arrested Tuesday following a citizen complaint about profane graffiti being spray painted on a refrigerator in a yard at the corner of Kennedy Flat Road and Argonaut Lane. Amador County Undersheriff Jim Wegner said Sheriff’s Dispatchers received a call around 12:30 p.m. and arrived to find Joel Michael Hand, 37, and Alan Francis Davids, Jr., 53, at the residence.

While questioning the two men, Hand was discovered to be in possession of drug paraphernalia, and the deputies observed a small, zippered bag that appeared to...

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John Tuttle
02/12/2015 10:01 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.

February 1

1:07 a.m. Theft of Property at Jackson Rancheria Casino on New York Ranch Road in Jackson. Caller says her cell phone was stolen from the bathroom earlier today.

9:35 a.m. Suspicious Person and Vehicle on Grapevine Gulch Road at Village Drive in Jackson Valley. Caller is part of a...

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