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2 teens, 1 adult arrested for El Dorado Hills burglary

EL DORADO HILLS, CA - Two teenage boys and a 20-year-old man were arrested on burglary charges in the Bridlewood subdivision of El Dorado Hills Wednesday afternoon by sheriff's deputies.

Lt. Bryan Golmitz of the El Dorado County Sheriff's Dept. said three suspicious looking individuals wearing dark clothing and gloves were seen wandering the neighborhood by residents. When the neighbors said they were going to call the sheriff's department, the three men took off running.

Deputies were called and began a search and investigation upon arrival around 4:40 p.m. Due to darkness, deputies called for helicopter assistance, which helped to quickly locate the individuals, said Golmitz.

Upon apprehension of the individuals, it was determined they were responsible for a previous burglary in the Bridlewood subdivision, Golmitz said.

House guest accused of attempted murder and arson

MT. AUKUM, CA - A woman is under arrest for attempted murder and arson after allegedly setting the home where she was a guest on fire Wednesday morning, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office.

The suspect is Amber Nash, 33, of Mt. Aukum. Sheriff's Lt. Bryan Golmitz said deputies were sent to a potentially intentionally set fire at a residence on the 8200 block of Kirk Lane, Mt. Aukum, at 7 a.m. Wednesday. Pioneer District Fire crews were battling the blaze.

Details about how the fire started were not make available. No one was hurt.

Deputies found Nash in the area and took her into custody. She was booked into El Dorado County Jail on a no-bail status.

Fatal motorcycle crash in El Dorado County

El Dorado, CA - On Sunday afternoon, a female motorcyclist crashed and died on Pilot Hill, El Dorado County.


According to Sergeant Lee with the Placerville California Highway Patrol, the victim lost control of the motorcycle and rammed into a telephone pole. The cause of the accident is still unknown but it does not appear that drugs or alcohol had played a role. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Source: Sergeant Lee with Placerville CHP

EXCLUSIVE: Amber Alert suspect tells his side

EXCLUSIVE WOODLAND, CA - A man authorities say abducted his three children from his family for two days, prompting an Amber Alert Monday, says he only threatened he had access to a plane to get even with his wife.

Dmitriy Gerasimov, 30, granted an exclusive interview to News10 from the Yolo County Jail Tuesday. No cameras were allowed.

Monday night, El Dorado County law enforcement made contact Gerasimov by cellphone and talked him into surrendering. His children, ages 2, 4, and 7, were with him and unharmed.

Gerasimov said he and his wife got into an argument over finances at their home Saturday. He had lost his job and he claimed she didn't want to use her money for rent.

He picked up their three older children at his father's house in Citrus Heights and didn't return.

Sheriff: Family fight behind deadly Placerville shooting

PLACERVILLE, CA - A 69-year-old Placerville man is dead following what sheriff's investigators say appears to be the violent culmination of an ongoing disagreement between the victim and his stepson.

The victim was identified as John Gale Malia, Jr. He was found by El Dorado County sheriff's deputies responding to a report of a shooting on the 3000 block of Deer Canyon Road.

Lt. Bryan Golmitz said Malia, who was shot in the head,  was still alive and lying on the floor inside his home when found. Deputies brought him out to emergency medical responders who had stayed back because of the possibility the shooter was still on the property.

Medics transported Malia to Placerville's Marshall Hospital for care but he did not survive his injuries, Golmitz said.

Placerville mayor indicted on conspiracy, perjury and obstruction charges

PLACERVILLE, CA - An El Dorado County grand jury has indicted Placerville Mayor David Machado on five counts, according to documents unsealed Monday.

Machado was arrested in August following a criminal complaint filed by the El Dorado County District Attorney's Office alleging the mayor committed perjury and conspiracy when he bought property in the Placerville Redevelopment Area and then tried to conceal evidence of his involvement.

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Richmond security officer captured after shooting spree

EL DORADO COUNTY, CA - Doran Long, a security officer at a Richmond apartment building, was taken into custody Thursday morning in Shingle Springs after Richmond police say he shot his supervisor at the complex's security office.

Lt. Bisa French of the Richmond Police Department said the shooting took place around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of Hartnett Avenue.

According to French, Long had an altercation with his supervisor earlier in the day, returned later and began shooting into the apartment building.  The supervisor was shot and wounded.  

Two other security officers heard the gunshots and ran toward the area, where they saw Long shooting into the building. At least one of these officers returned fire, said French.

Long then fled in his truck and police were notified of the shooting.