Forks Fire Evacuation Order

For immediate release.

Sergeant Moke Auwae

*** Update***

Due to changes in the fire behavior, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is issuing an Evacuation Order. All residents and visitors in the areas of Stumpy Meadows, Quintette, and Volcanoville are required to evacuate. This is a mandatory evacuation for your safety. Please leave immediately and proceed in an orderly manner toward Georgetown. A temporary evacuation point has been set up at the Cool Community Church, 863 Cave Valley Rd, Cool, CA 95614.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has deputies in the area and they will remain in the area to provide security in the evacuated areas.

Photo credit Sgt. S. Brown, El Dorado Sheriff’s Office

Male shot with crossbow

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Simon Brown

On August 29th at approximately 11:20 PM, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Marshall Medical Center for a patient that had been shot in the chest with an arrow. A 68 year old male had been transported to Marshall Medical Center’s Emergency Room by private vehicle with an apparent arrow wound.  Deputies responded and determined that the incident occurred in the town of Rescue at the victim’s residence.  The suspect, 35 year old Michael Raley had fled the scene immediately after the incident.  El Dorado County Sheriff Detectives were called to the incident and conducted an investigation.  It was determined that Raley and the victim were acquaintances and were staying at the same property. At approximately 11:00 PM, there was a disturbance between Raley and another individual.  The victim attempted to intervene when Raley allegedly shot him with a crossbow.   Raley was located several hours later and arrested by El Dorado County Detectives. He was subsequently booked for attempted murder.   The victim is still hospitalized and is in critical condition. 

Michael Raley

Arrest for Human Trafficking

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

On July 13, 2020, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was called regarding two girls who had run away from a local group home and had been picked up by an unknown person. The staff initially followed the vehicle and provided a description. Deputies set up in numerous locations throughout the county and notified neighboring agencies.

About an hour later, the vehicle was located on Mormon Emigrant Trail by Sheriff’s Deputies. The girls were safely rescued and the driver, 29-year-old Edward Gray of Tracy, Ca, was arrested without incident. Edward has been booked into EDC Jail for human trafficking, kidnapping under the age of 14, pimping, pandering and criminal threats. His bail is currently set at $5.7 million.

Edward Gray