The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has located the black 2005 Infinity G35 that belongs to missing person Heather Gumina. The vehicle, which was found in El Dorado County, is being forensically processed for evidence. Heather Gumina’s current whereabouts are still unknown.
EDSO is still requesting any information or leads that can help locate Heather Gumina. Please contact dispatch at (530) 621-6600, Detective J. Sargent at (530) 642-4714 or message us with any new information.
No further information is being released at this time.
This afternoon, it came to our attention that videos were posted on social media regarding a use of force and arrest which occurred on Sunday. Below is information on that arrest. The edited video can be viewed on at Facebook.com/ElDoradoSheriff.
On Sunday, July 28, 2019, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon. The suspect, Vicki Weaver, had struck her boyfriend with a crescent wrench several times. After interviewing the victim, sufficient probable cause existed to arrest Vicki.
Vicki remained inside her residence and refused to exit. The victim allowed EDSO, including a K9 handler, into the residence where they found Vicki sitting on the couch in the nude yelling at the deputies. Several canine warnings were issued and ignored by Vicki. As the deputies approached Vicki, she rushed the deputies and began striking the canine while attempting to grab his collar. She also struck the K9 handler in the face, grabbed and twisted the fingers of another deputy and attempted to grab the groin of a third deputy. At this point, the canine engaged Vicki biting her multiple times.
Vicki was taken into custody and transported to Marshall Hospital. At the hospital, Vicki remained combative and kicked a nurse. Once medically cleared, Vicki was booked into the El Dorado County Jail.
On Friday, July 25, 2019, the FBI Las Vegas Field Office, Reno Resident Agency, received a report of an individual who may harm herself and may put others at risk. The FBI contacted the Reno Police Department to assist with locating the individual to ensure her safety and that of others. When law enforcement attempted to stop the individual’s vehicle, the driver fled and law enforcement gave chase, ultimately crossing into California.
The vehicle fled and was later located by California State Parks on Highway 89. Ca State Parks requested assistance and followed the vehicle. The vehicle stopped on the side of Highway 89, just north of Vikingsholm, and two people exited the vehicle.
One person, a man, ran into the forest. The second person, a female, exited the vehicle with an unknown device around her neck. The woman threatened law enforcement with an explosive device and was uncooperative. The female was eventually arrested. The second person was later located by South Lake Tahoe Police Department within the city limits.
The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit (Bomb Squad) was called from EDSO. We also received technical assistance from Tahoe Douglas Bomb Squad and FBI to clear the scene. No live explosives or devices were located.
This investigation is being lead by California State Parks. No further information is being released at this time.