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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
6 days ago
FDR dedicates the Jefferson Memorial

Today is Monday, April 13, the 103rd day of 2015 with 262 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus.

On this date in history: In 1742, George Frideric Handel's Messiah made its world premiere.

In 1943, the Jefferson Memorial was dedicated in Washington on the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's birth.

In 1964, Sidney Poitier became the first African-American to win an Oscar for Best Actor, honored for his work in Lilies of the Field....

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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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1 week ago
Rebekah London, 21. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has identified a woman killed earlier this week in a motorcycle accident on Highway 99 as 21-year-old Rebekah Rose London of Pine Grove. CHP Officer Michael Bradley said that at 9:15 p.m. Monday, motorcyclist Christopher Liby was riding northbound on Highway 99 approaching 47th Avenue when for unknown reasons his motorcycle went down. Liby and London, a passenger on the motorcycle, were thrown to the roadway. London was then struck numerous times by passing traffic and was pronounced dead at the... [Read more]
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Matthew Hedger
1 week ago

Today is Thursday, April 9, the 99th day of 2015 with 266 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mercury, Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars and Venus.

In 1413, Henry V was crowned king of England.

In 1816, the first all-black U.S. religious denomination, the AME church, was organized in Philadelphia.

In 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at the Appomattox Court House in Virginia, bringing the Civil War to a close.

In 1866, the U.S....

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Matthew Hedger
2 weeks ago

Today is Monday, April 6, the 96th day of 2015 with 269 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mercury, Neptune Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars and Venus.

In 1814, Napoleon was exiled to Elba.

In 1830, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was founded in a log cabin in Fayette, N.Y.

In 1851, Portland, Ore., was founded.

In 1868, Mormon Church leader Brigham Young married his 27th, and last, wife.

In 1896, the first modern Olympics formally opened at Athens, Greece. The Olympics...

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2 weeks ago
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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 22

Jackson

Jason Adam Heimbuck, 32, Stockton; 8:39 p.m. at the Main Event; Disorderly conduct: Alcohol; Battery against emergency personnel; Resisting/ Obstructing peace officers.

Pioneer

Patrick William Taggart, 57, San Jose; 5:55 p.m. on highway 88 west of Panther Creek; DUI.

Dillon Gregory Payne, 20, San Louis Obispo;...

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Matthew Hedger
2 weeks ago
Clark’s Corner was hit by a truck on Tuesday, March 31. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Patty Claveran

The second half of March provided plenty of opportunities for emergency first responders in Amador County to help victims of automobile accidents.

A single car accident March 18 led to an arrest for hit and run and drunk driving after a Pine Grove man crashed into a garage before fleeing the scene. According to the California Highway Patrol, Danny Upton, 61, was driving a 2008 Lincoln eastbound on Highway 88 at around 10 p.m. when he tried to turn right onto Clinton/Irishtown Road at a high rate of speed. Due to his level of...

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Matthew Hedger
3 weeks ago

Today is Wednesday, April 1, the 91st day of 2015 with 274 to follow.

This is known as April Fools' Day.

(St. Stupid's Day)

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mercury, Neptune and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus and Venus.

In 1826, Samuel Morey was granted a patent on the internal combustion engine.

In 1918, toward the end of World War I, the British founded the Royal Air Force. (Two months later it began bombing industrial targets in Germany from bases in France.)

In 1924, Adolf Hitler was sent to...

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Matthew Hedger
3 weeks ago

Today is Saturday, March 28, the 87th day of 2015 with 278 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mercury, Neptune and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus and Venus.

In 1797, Nathaniel Briggs was awarded a patent for the washing machine.

In 1881, P.T. Barnum and James A. Bailey merged their circuses to form The Greatest Show on Earth.

In 1939, Madrid surrendered to the nationalist forces of Generalissimo Francisco Franco in the Spanish Civil War.

In 1968, the counterculture musical Hair opened on...

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John Tuttle
3 weeks ago
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CALL LOGS: 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.

March 14

12:33 a.m. Suspicious Person at Petrovich Park on Broadway and Water streets in jackson. Male subject possibly involved in an earlier fight seen walking down Main Street drinking a beer. Felony arrest.

1:29 a.m. Auto Burglary at Jackson Rancheria Casino on New York Ranch Road...

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Matthew Hedger
4 weeks ago

Today is Wednesday, March 25, the 84th day of 2015 with 281 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mercury, Neptune and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus and Venus.

In 1807, the English Parliament abolished the slave trade.

In 1911, a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York City killed 146 people, mostly female immigrant workers. (The tragedy led to the eventual enactment of many state and national workplace safety laws.)

In 1947, a mine explosion in Centralia, Ill., killed 111 men,...

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Matthew Hedger
4 weeks ago

Today is Monday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2015 with 283 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mercury, Neptune and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus and Venus.

In 1775, in a speech supporting the arming of the Virginia militia, Patrick Henry declared, Give me liberty or give me death.

In 1965, Astronauts Gus Grissom and John Young were launched in Gemini 3, the first U.S. two-man crew in space.

In 1966, Pope Paul VI met Britain's archbishop of Canterbury at the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican,...

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Matthew Hedger
03/22/2015 3:05 PM

Today is Sunday,March 22, the 81st day of 2015 with 284 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mercury, Neptune and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus and Venus.

In 1791, the U.S. Congress enacted legislation forbidding slave trading with foreign nations.

In 1941, the Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River began producing electrical power for the Pacific Northwest.

In 1945, representatives from Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Transjordan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Yemen met in Cairo to establish the Arab...

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Matthew Hedger
03/21/2015 8:09 AM
Prisoner no. 1533-AZ Gregorio Nunez (forefront), pictured with his eyes closed, was one of the last 27 inmates to leave Alcatraz on March 21, 1963.

Today is Saturday, March 21, the 80th day of 2015 with 285 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mercury, Neptune, Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus and Venus.

In 1413, Henry V was crowned king of England.

In 1617, Pocahontas died in England at about age 22. Three years earlier, she converted to Christianity, took the name Rebecca and married Englishman John Rolfe.

In 1790, Thomas Jefferson of Virginia became the first U.S. secretary of state.

In 1857, 100,000 people were killed in an earthquake...

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Matthew Hedger
03/19/2015 8:31 AM

Today is Thursday, March 19, the 78th day of 2015 with 287 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mercury, Neptune, Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus and Venus.

In 1916, eight Curtiss Jenny planes of the First Aero Squadron took off from Columbus, N.M., to aid troops that had invaded Mexico in pursuit of the bandit Pancho Villa. It was the first U.S. air combat mission in history,

In 1918, the U.S. Congress passed the Standard Time Act, which authorized the Interstate Commerce Commission to establish...

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John Tuttle
03/12/2015 7:10 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 3

Ione

Peter Gregory Hertzog II, 30, Amador City; 10:07 p.m. on the Plymouth Highway at the Ione City limits; DUI.

March 4

Sutter Creek

Zane Christopher Fralick, 44, Jackson; 1:34 a.m. on Highway 49 at Sutter Ione Road; DUI.

Ione

Michael Leroy Allen Jr., 23, Ione; 10:50 a.m. on the 20 block of Welch Lane; Violation of...

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02/27/2015 10:35 AM
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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 11

7:09 a.m. Suspicious Circumstances on Quartz Street and Highway 49 in Plymouth. Caller says he has a contractor putting up fence on his property and has been advised that the crew is being verbally harassed by a tenant next door.

10:48 a.m. Welfare Check at Pine Grove Mobile Home Park...

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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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