Fentanyl Overdose Incident


Fentanyl Overdose Incident

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has been advised by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office that the overdose related death of El Dorado Hills Resident George Berry, 18 years old, is suspected of being related to the rash of recent overdoses from counterfeit hydrocodone pills laced with Fentanyl.

As such, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is assisting the Drug Enforcement Administration with a region-wide investigation.

It should be noted that an official cause of death has yet to be determined as it is still under investigation by the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.

Furthermore, it is strongly recommended that anyone who has purchased pills illegally that look like the picture below do not use them as they may kill you.

If you have a legal prescription from your Doctor for these pills (hydrocodone), they are safe and should only be used as prescribed.



Armed Bank Robbery in Georgetown

On March 21st, 2016 at approximately 1249 pm, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an armed robbery at the El Dorado Savings Bank in Georgetown. Deputies, Detectives and CSI personnel along with allied law enforcement agencies responded to the bank and contacted numerous employees, customers and witnesses. Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident.

The suspect was armed with a black pistol during the robbery and was seen leaving the area in a red Dodge Durango. The Durango was likely a 2004-2009 model similar to the photo attached below. An actual photo of the suspect is also attached below. The suspect depicted is a white male adult attired in a San Francisco 49ers ballcap, a blue rain coat and blue jeans. Additionally, the suspect wore black sunglasses and a white dust mask over his part of his face.

A Northern California bank robbery suspect dubbed “The Bad Breath Bandit” is known to Detectives and allied law enforcement agencies. However, we are still continuing to explore all leads at this time. A link to the FBI’s website with further information about the “The Bad Breath Bandit” is available for those that are interested.


Anyone with information about this most recent robbery in Georgetown is encouraged to contact Sheriff’s Dispatch at 530-621-6600, reference case #EG16-2526.

*The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous*


Bank Robbery Scene in Georgetown


Georgetown Bank Robbery Suspect


Example of Suspect Vehicle – NOT the actual vehicle

Sheriff’s Office Recruiting for STARs!


The Sheriff’s Team of Active Retirees (S.T.A.R.) Program is comprised of senior citizens who are utilized to enhance vital crime prevention services in the community.  The STARs conduct patrols in specially marked STAR vehicles, functioning as the eyes and ears of the Sheriff’s Department, reporting any suspicious activity observed.  The S.T.A.R. Program is a Crime Prevention Program exercising proactive law enforcement principles.  All volunteer members have a personal interest in helping the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and their community.

STARs help with:

  • Conducting business/home security checks
  • Patrol Trailheads, beaches, and campgrounds
  • Provide traffic control at accident scenes, forest fires, and other emergency events
  • Assist at the Drug Store Project, The Day of the Young Child, Sober Grad Night, and other community events
  • Patrol school parking lots, school bus stops, and neighborhoods


To become an active member in the S.T.A.R. Program, all applicants must attend a two-week S.T.A.R. Training Academy, where volunteers gain knowledge of patrol procedures, radio communications, traffic control, vacation home checks, and Sheriff’s Office Policy and Procedures.

The Volunteer approach is termed Passive Law Enforcement and is being successfully used in many cities and counties.  Putting people on neighborhood and business patrols frees up Deputies for patrol service.  As a volunteer worker, you will have an obligation to the public we serve to maintain the highest ethical standards in both personal and official conduct.

Anyone wishing to become a STAR, please contact Lori Hatfield at (530)621-5111


STAR Recruitment Pic 1 STAR REcruitment Pic 2