crime

Alleged carjacker behind bars following Shingle Springs incident

SHINGLE SPRINGS, CA - A Placerville man is in custody after attempting to carjack a Cameron Park woman’s vehicle at a Shingle Springs carwash. The incident began around 9:30 Aug. ...

Galleria arson suspect ‘mentally competent’

Medical analysis concluded the suspect in October’s arson at the Galleria is “mentally competent,” it was revealed in his final Placer County court appearance Tuesday, before ...

Firearms, jewelry stolen out of Cameron Park home

CAMERON PARK — El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for two or three suspects who broke into an area home making off with several collector firearms and jewelry. Dep ...

Bank teller allegedly takes from the till

Rocklin police are investigating a bank heist that was reported as an inside job. According to the police report, an unnamed teller at the new Umpqua Bank on Stanford Ranch Road, ...

A trend? $1.6M fraud scheme alleged in EDH

A former El Dorado Hills resident is in custody on 28 felony counts related to real estate fraud, which officials say is a growing crime trend. Richard R. Betchley, 59, who last l ...

Smooth sailing for casino

Predictions of traffic jams haven’t panned out around Red Hawk Casino. But, as predicted, the casino has not been a crime-free locale. Then again, in three weeks since opening, ...

Armed robbery suspects nabbed

A trio of reported armed robbers struck a Sacramento man Sunday morning after his car broke down following his visit to Red Hawk Casino. They did not get far. The incident occurred ...