Alcoholic Beverage Control Grant Operation

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

On Friday, June 8th, 2018, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and ABC Agents, in accordance with a grant from the state of California Alcoholic Beverage Control, conducted a minor decoy and shoulder tap operation.  The purpose of the operation was to deter people from buying alcoholic beverages for minors and underage patrons and to catch those committing the crime.

During the course of the county wide operation, four people were issued citations for purchasing alcohol for minors out of 55 people contacted. The minors also attempted to purchase alcohol from 20 stores, all of which denied the sales to them.

Pollock Pines Bank Robbery

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

On June 12th 2018, between 6:57 pm and 6:58 pm, an unidentified white male adult entered the Safeway Grocery Store in Pollock Pines. The male had disguised himself with glued on facial hair, sunglasses, and a red bandana over his head, which covered what is believed to be a long haired wig. The male was last seen wearing a bright yellow jacket, tan cargo pants, and dark shoes.

While inside the store, the male approached two U.S. Bank tellers, and brandished a firearm demanding money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money the male  fled the scene, possibly to a vehicle he had staged behind the business on or along Highway 50. The male may have been driving an early to mid-2000’s model white Chevy Tahoe Z71.

The unidentified male may also be the same subject wanted in connection to the string of heists in Yolo, Placer, Sutter, and Sacramento counties.

Sheriff’s Investigators have captured several preliminary photos of the male, and included them with this post for your reference.

If you can identify the male pictured below and/ or you saw him or his vehicle before or after the robbery, please contact Detective Jon Densmore at (530) 642-4718 or you can email him at densmorj@edso.org.

Oak Ridge Music Booster Club Embezzlement Investigation

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

During a special board meeting, the Oak Ridge Music Booster Club found several suspicious financial transactions.  On May 24, 2018, the Oak Ridge Music Booster President contacted the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer, who began an investigation for possible embezzlement.  The Booster club worked with the Oak Ridge High School Administration and El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Detectives to identify the source of the embezzlement.

On May 25, 2018, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Detectives served a search warrant at the home of a Booster club member.  Booster club financial documents, checks, cash, and other property were recovered.  The suspect also provided a statement.

The documents recovered in the search warrant are being analyzed by detectives and the investigation is currently ongoing.