El Dorado County Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) permit holders will now have until the end of October to renew their permits due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Thursday, April 30, El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini implemented emergency CCW extensions for permits expiring in 2020. Permits set to expire before October 31 will have their validity extended to October 31, 2020. These extensions are only valid in El Dorado County and may not be recognized by other law enforcement jurisdictions.
The emergency extensions come after the Governor’s Shelter in Place Order placed limitations on public gatherings. With the restrictions, permit holders have not been able to complete mandatory refresher courses and renewal interviews. Though the permits have been extended, CCW holders are encouraged to begin the renewal process online at EDSO’s website or mobile app.
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office says that CCW Permit holders using facial coverings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while legally carrying their weapon, will not be in violation of Penal Code 25300(a).
New CCW permit applications can still be started by El Dorado County. However, they will be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information regarding the CCW permitting process, please visit eldoradoca.permitium.com/ccw/start or download our mobile app.
On Friday, April 24, 2020, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s
Office was called regarding a possible drowning at the north fork of the
Cosumnes River. It was reported that 16 year old Brian Trevisan-Maxey was
missing. Brian, and a group of friends, had been walking along rocks in the
river with Brian at the rear of the group. At one point, the group noticed
Brian was no longer behind them. After searching the area, the group called
EDSO responded, including Search and Rescue and the EDSO
Dive Team, to search the area and the water. The search continued through Tuesday,
April 28th, when a body was discovered in the water. Recovery
attempts have been made and are so far unsuccessful, as the area has extremely
fast moving water and a depth of approximately 25 feet.
Although positive identification has not been completed, it is believed to be Brian. Our thoughts and prayers are with Brian’s family during this extremely difficult time. Brian’s family has asked for privacy during this time and no further contact with media outlets.
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has been taking proactive steps to mitigate the potential introduction or spread of COVID-19 in the community which includes the population within our jails. This has been done in close consultation with local, state and federal officials.
On March 17, 2020 the El Dorado Superior Court released an Administrative Order which temporarily suspended commitment sentences for Work Program, Intermittent (Weekender) Sentences and Court Commitments ordering self-surrender of defendants to the County Jail. The suspension of these sentences have been ordered effective March 17, 2020 through April 30, 2020.
These sentences have been ordered to recommence on or after May 1, 2020. All those who have a court ordered jail surrender date or have been court ordered to an alternative sentencing program such as Work Program or Intermittent (Weekender) Sentence are encouraged to contact the El Dorado County Jail at (530) 621-6007 – Placerville Jail or (530) 573-3031 – Tahoe Jail for further information.