Traffic Accident Fatalities Identified

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

On January 15, 2019, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fatal traffic accident on Highway 50 near Camino Heights Dr, in Camino. The three people that died in the accident have been identified as 51 year old Javier Urenda of Fremont, 24 year old Nancy Jimenez of Stockton, and 1 year old Cielo Urenda of Fremont.

Next of kin notification have been completed. The traffic accident investigation is being conducted by the California Highway Patrol.

New Sandbag Distribution Sites

With winter fully upon us, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services would like to take this opportunity to advise our residents of NEW sandbag distribution locations. There will now only be two locations, and they will be located at:

#1. The Department of Transportation Yard at 4451 Missouri Flat Road in Diamond Springs. The Big Red Barn at the intersection of Missouri Flat Road and Old Depot Road.

#2. The Tahoe Search and Rescue Building at 1834 Santa Fe Ave, Meyers, South Lake Tahoe.

These will be the only locations where EMERGENCY sandbags will be available. All previous locations will no longer have sand or sandbags.

Affected El Dorado County residents may initially receive 10 free sandbags to protect their property from disastrous storm flooding. These will be self-serve stations with assistance provided by the El Dorado Sheriff’s Volunteer Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members.

This service is available when disastrous storms are predicted by the National Weather Service that may warrant the need for EMERGENCY sandbagging on personal property. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services will determine when the service is needed and will notify county residents by social media and our website when the stations will be open, including hours of operation.

Residents that experience annual flooding issues during periods of normal winter storms, such as the one we are currently experiencing, are advised to take proactive measures and purchase sand bags and sand from many of our local hardware stores for use during non-emergency conditions. Don’t wait for it to become a county-wide emergency situation.

In Custody Death Investigation

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

On January 4, 2019, at 3:38 am, Correctional Officers working in the El Dorado County Jail found inmate Anthony Marino unresponsive. Lifesaving efforts were made by Correctional Officers and then Medical staff. Marino was pronounced deceased at 4:02 am.

The Sheriff’s Office initiated the Critical Incident Protocol, which is common with any in custody incidents of this nature. This protocol activates a multi-agency investigative team comprised of Sheriff’s Office Detectives, District Attorney Investigators, CHP Investigators, South Lake Tahoe PD Detectives and Placerville PD Detectives. The goal is a complete and impartial investigation into the incident.

Cause of death for Marino is under investigation by the Critical Incident Protocol team and by El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Coroner Unit. Next of kin notifications for Marino have been completed.