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Matthew Hedger
Yesterday

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
Yesterday

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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Bill Lavallie
2 days 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
Yesterday

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
4 days 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
4 days 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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Matthew Hedger
4 days 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
1 week 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
1 week 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
3 weeks ago

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
3 weeks ago

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
3 weeks ago

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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Carolyn Schmitz
2 weeks ago
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Be on the lookout for Purple Soldier Baskets. Baskets will be located at various locations around Amador County. Each basket is filled with free purple bracelets, ribbons and stickers. You are encouraged to wear these items in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and increasing awareness of domestic violence in our community. If you are interested in having a basket at your local business, call 223-2897.

It’s time for the Second Annual Purple Soldier Neon Fun Run. Join...

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Matthew Hedger
3 weeks ago
Anthony Paul Coffaney

Two people have been arrested in connection with an alleged home invasion incident in Valley Springs Sept. 30

According to various reports, Anthony Paul Coffaney, 33, of Mountain Ranch, was arrested by Calaveras County Sheriff’s Deputies in the 7500 block of Westhill Road in Rancho Calaveras near Valley Springs at around 5 p.m. following an incident where a woman reported she fled her home after Coffaney allegedly jumped a fence and forced his way into her home.

Another woman was arrested nearby about an hour later, and authorities...

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John Tuttle
3 weeks ago

The following is a partial listing of misdemeanor arraignments scheduled to take place in Amador Superior Court on Monday, September 29, 2014. Case numbers provided may be researched for more detail at amadorcourt.org. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. For a full list of all court-related events, visit amadorcourt.org.

00-CR-00156 Wayne Robert Leston

05-CR-07952 and 05-CR-08339 Alfonso Rodriguez

05-CR-029312 Christopher Garry Ross

11-CR-19075 Peter Michael Scott

12-CR-19949, Carlos...

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John Tuttle
3 weeks ago

The following is a partial list of case management conferences scheduled to take place in Amador Superior Court on Monday, September 29, 2014. For a full list of all court-related happenings, visit amadorcourt.org.

Joe Cavana vs. KZ RV LP, a business entity of unknown form, product liability.

Cach, LLC vs. Robert Hypse, collections.

Andrew Garcia vs. William Knipp, civil rights.

Grant and Weber, a corporation vs. Robert L. Cotner, collections.

Brusatori Enterprises, Inc. vs. Francis M. Bickeldalman, breach of contract/warranty....

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John Tuttle
09/18/2014 10:23 AM
A Reno couple has entered guilty pleas in connection with a Calaveras County counterfeiting case. Theodore Lewis and his wife Lori Marie Dahl, both 50, pleaded guilty to federal charges of possessing counterfeit money and possession of more than 1,000 unauthorized access devices, according to a news release issued by the U.S. attorney’s office in Sacramento. The charges are in connection with a case that started in May of 2013, when Lewis was arrested at a Save Mart grocery store in Angels Camp after an employee reported that he was... [Read more]
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Matthew Hedger
09/18/2014 10:20 AM
Jerry Lee Adams, Jr.

A Pioneer man has been arrested in connection with an Upcountry burglary reported August 21.

According to the Amador County Sheriff’s Office, an unnamed detective performing a follow-up investigation at a secondhand/pawn store in Calaveras County, Sept. 2, noted transactions involving Jerry Lee Adams Jr., 38, a Pioneer resident who had previously done work for the burglary victim.

Records showed Adams had pawned over 13 grams of “gold scrap,” matching the description of a portion of the stolen property, which included jewelry...

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John Tuttle
09/18/2014 10:28 AM
Michael Jay Hix
Two San Andreas men have been arrested in connection with a home invasion robbery in Stockton last week. 27-year-old Michael Jay Hix and 19-year-old Jacob Allen Jarrell, were arrested on Thursday, Sept. 11, after allegedly robbing a home in Stockton where Jarrell’s sister was staying. According to the San Joaquin County Sheriffs Office, the pair were arrested in connection with an incident where they allegedly entered a Stockton home and took firearms, ammunition, a video game system and keys to some vehicles. Two girls, ages 14 and... [Read more]
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