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Matthew Hedger
Yesterday

A series of unrelated accidents involving alcohol, motorcycles and wet and icy conditions kept first responders busy during the last weekend of October 2014.

A Jackson man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage on Oct. 24, just after 4 p.m., following a single-car accident on Highway 88 west of Marilyn Lane. The California Highway Patrol said Paul Leon, 46, was driving a 2001 Subaru westbound on the highway at around 35 miles per hour when he “exited a left-hand curve and ran off the right...

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Matthew Hedger
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Erica Johnson. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Daughter Stabs Father in Copperopolis

Calaveras deputies responding to a domestic dispute call have arrested a woman who allegedly stabbed her own father. According to a news release issued by the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Department, the incident occurred Oct. 25 at around 8 p.m. at a residence in the 1000 block of Feather Court, in Copperopolis. Deputies arrived on scene and located a 51-year-old man in a bedroom who had sustained injuries from a sharp instrument. The victim told deputies his daughter, Erica Robinson, stabbed him...

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Bill Lavallie
1 week ago
Jeffrey Lee Larsen

An accused burglar who allegedly told police he only broke in because he thought someone inside a residence was being “attacked” was beaten off by a hammer-wielding tenant before police arrived at the scene.

Jackson Police responding to a report that someone had broken into the rear of the now-defunct Bottle Shop business on Main St in Jackson Sunday around 11:40 a.m. found Jeffrey Lee Larsen, 53, no known address, disheveled and bloodied and holding a metal beam.

According to reports, responding officers told Larsen to drop the...

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Bill Lavallie
1 week ago

Editor's Note: This is the latest update of a story first brought in by Photojournalist Bill Lavallie October 18.

By Bill Lavallie and Matthew Hedger

A suicide attempt at a Jackson hotel, an elderly man who would not respond to police attempting a traffic stop on Highway 88 and a surly bar patron who allegedly dialed 911 multiple times to yell at dispatchers all culminated in a “perfect storm” of events for Amador law enforcement personnel in the late evening hours of Thursday, Oct. 16, and a wild weekend of speculation on popular...

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Matthew Hedger
1 week ago
Bowman, Hammock and Mabrey are all seen here handcuffed and headed back into the residence under the close supervision of ACSO deputies. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Bill Lavallie

Editor's Note: This is an update to a story we've been following all week and represents the latest information we been able to retrieve from law enforcment sources. For more pictures, see the earlier posts in the news and crime sections.

The Amador County Sheriff’s office has arrested five people with alleged connections to a Mexican drug cartel after responding to a report of shots fired and discovering an illegal marijuana grow and package operation in the 1500 block of Duck Creek Road near North Lake Camanche in the Ione area...

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Matthew Hedger
1 week ago
Daniel Brian Thompson

Former Ione Fire Instructor Pleads Not Guilty In Woman’s Death

Former Cal Fire battalion chief Orville “Moe” Fleming pleaded not guilty Monday in the stabbing and strangulation death of 26-year-old Sarah Douglas, whose body was found in a home the two shared with a bed sheet tied around her neck May 1.

The 56-year-old Fleming has been held without bail since May after he eluded authorities for 16 days following the discovery of Douglas’ body.

Fleming appeared in court with a new mustache, replacing the one he shaved off while on...

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Matthew Hedger
2 weeks ago
Taylor Brianne Hammock

The Amador County Sheriff’s office has released the names of the persons arrested following a report of shots fired and the discovery of an illegal marijuana grow and package operation in the 1500 block of Duck Creek Road near North Lake Camanche in the Ione area on Sunday.

Deputies located and detained three subjects, Blake Arnold Bowman, 23, of Martell; Taylor Brianne Hammock, 24, of Jackson Valley; and Zachary Gene Mabrey, 25, of Jackson Valley; who were inside the residence when deputies arrived on scene. Deputies also discovered...

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Bill Lavallie
2 weeks ago
Rodney Wayne Maisenbach, Jr.
A West Point man has been arrested after leading police on a wild chase on an all terrain vehicle in the Upcountry area near Mace Meadows on Sunday. It all started around 8:45 p.m. when an Amador County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to perform a traffic stop on a man driving an ATV on back roads near Mace Meadows. The man failed to yield and a chase ensued over several back roads in the area. The chase continued on to Sugar Pine Drive and a short time later the driver of the ATV abandoned it and fled on foot down an embankment into a... [Read more]
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Matthew Hedger
2 weeks ago

From the scene of an intense manhunt near Ione today:

A shots fired call that came in to Amador Dispatch 911 this morning turned into a manhunt for 6-8 Latinos who allegedly fled the scene of an apparent illegal marijuana grow at a house in the 1500 block of Duck Creek Drive near North Lake Camanche near Ione.

Unconfirmed reports were that two white male subjects and a white female have been detained inside the residence while at least two teams of officers accompanied by canine units and a helicopter searched for the subjects...

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Matthew Hedger
2 weeks ago

At least five people have been arrested and several more are still being sought in connection with the discovery of a marijuana grow and processing operation in the Ione area near North Lake Camanche after an early Sunday morning call about “indiscriminate shooting” led law enforcement to police the area.

Amador County Undersheriff Jim Wegner provided details to the Amador Ledger Dispatch late this afternoon.

“About 7 a.m. we got a call (about) indiscriminate shooting in the Duck Creek road area,” he said. “When two deputies...

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Matthew Hedger
2 weeks ago

Lavallie now says the helicopter has departed this scene after an unsuccessful search. There is a heavy smell of marijuana streetside in the 1500 block of Duck Creek Road where authorities have entered a house and have detained three people.

The earlier breaking story is below:

A large law enforcement presence is actively searching for six or eight individuals suspected of being involved with an illegal marijuana grow off of Duck Creek Road near North Shore Lake Camanche and Ione.

On the spot photojournalist Bill Lavallie...

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John Tuttle
2 weeks ago

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is once again appealing to the public-at-large to help them capture “cyber-criminals” they say are responsible for a wide array of online crimes — and some of the criminals could be operating out of Northern California.

They are wanted on a variety of charges—like installing insidious malware on unsuspecting victims’ computers, hacking into company networks and stealing trade secrets and user identity data, selling fraudulent computer security programs and other bogus software, manufacturing...

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Matthew Hedger
2 weeks ago

The following is compiled 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.

October 7

11:11 a.m. Serving Civil Papers at an address on Plymouth Highway in Ione. No one contacted.

12:04 p.m. Suspicious Person at American River Bank on Buckhorn Ridge Road in Pioneer. A white male subject in his twenties acting strangely, said he would be back at 2:30 p.m.

12:28 p.m....

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Bill Lavallie
2 weeks ago
Phillip Robert Maxwell was arrested at 12:21 a.m. Oct. 17, 2014. He remains in jail charged with one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct involving alcohol and one count of violation of probation. As of Saturday, he is being held without bail pending a court appearance. All arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

A quiet evening in Jackson turns chaotic.

In the last couple of days rumors and speculation have run rampant on social media as to what exactly occurred at the National Hotel on Thursday evening, October 16. This is an attempt to clear up what happened.

As patrons of the National Hotel sat enjoying cocktails and appetizers at the bar while watching the Giants baseball game and others were having dinner in the dining room, the makings of a "perfect storm" was brewing around them.

Later in the evening, the first event...

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Matthew Hedger
2 weeks ago
The Calaveras County Sheriff’s Department has just released an update on the investigation into an alleged drive by shooting in Burson yesterday, Wednesday, Oct. 15. Detectives have conducted multiple interviews regarding the shooting that was reported to have occurred on Highway 12 near Burson Road. The victim — whose name has still not been released — has provided a new statement indicating that the shooting actually occurred on a gravel road accessed off of South Burson Road. Detectives are now investigating this new information.... [Read more]
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Matthew Hedger
3 weeks ago
Jaramiah Allen Pogue-McOwien

The Amador County Sheriff’s Office is reporting it has arrested a 20-year-old Jackson man for sexually abusing a 4-year-old boy.

In a press release issued late Thursday, the ACSO says Jeramiah Allen Pogue-McOwien was arrested Oct. 2 on two felony counts.

According to the release, in June 2014 the Sutter Creek Police Department took a report of the possible molestation of a four year old male, by his 19 year old babysitter. At the time of this report, it was unknown if the alleged molestation took place at a residence in the City...

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KVGC HomeTown Radio
3 weeks ago
Ross Raymond Moon

Angels Police Recover Stolen Bike/Bust Pot Garden

An Angels Camp man was arrested this week after a night time raid by police investigating a marijuana garden also discovered a stolen motorcycle.

According to a news release issued by the Angels Camp Police Department, Ross Raymond Moon, 27, was arrested Oct. 3 at approximately 10 p.m. and booked in to the Calaveras County Jail for cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sales, and possession of stolen property.

The ACPD served a search warrant in the 1200 block of...

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John Tuttle
10/02/2014 10:51 AM

The following is a partial list of traffic-related cases scheduled to be heard in Amador Superior Court on October 6, 2014. For a full list of cases, visit amadorcourt.org. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Keith James Lawson, driving while using wireless phone not configured for hands-free use.

Lorissa Kaye Gatts, exceeding maximum speed limit of 55 miles per hour.

Amanda Rose Barnhill, driving while suspended/revoked.

Mark Kwangkun Tong, exceeding maximum speed limit of 55 miles per...

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John Tuttle
10/02/2014 10:45 AM

The following is a partial listing of preliminary and pre-preliminary hearings and trial readiness conferences scheduled to take place in Amador Superior Court on Monday, October 6, 2014. Case numbers provided may be used to review files available at amadorcourt.org. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

14-CR-22067 Leo Salazar

13-CR-20527 Don Juan Cornelius

14-CR-21996-01 Randy Rodriquez Alonzo

14-CR-22076 Louie Maldonado

14-CR-22559 Raynaldo Orozco

13-CR-20659 Jennifer Irene Stock...

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Via Press Release
10/02/2014 10:35 AM

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking the publics’ help in finding and arresting a bank robber who has been on a three year rampage though at least four states.

During what authorities believe was his first bank robbery nearly three years ago in Chino, California, the AK-47 Bandit—so named because he carries an assault rifle during takeover-style robberies—shot and seriously wounded a police officer while making his escape. Since then, he has robbed or attempted to rob five more banks, most recently in August, when he hit a...

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