On August 21, 2018, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office responded to Georgetown for a report of a shooting. This is an active and ongoing investigation with EDSO Detectives.
Detectives have asked for the community’s assistance in locating a person of interest in this investigation. Detectives are looking for Jacob Louis Sota, a 20 year old man. He is 6’1” and approximately 220 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. If you see Sota or have information as to his whereabouts please contact EDSO immediately at (530) 621-6600.
On July 30, 2018, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was called regarding a fraud investigation in Rescue. The caller had found multiple fraudulent checks made out to a caretaker they had hired for their elderly parent. EDSO deputies and detectives worked together and found that the caretaker, identified as Terry Whitcomb, had written numerous fraudulent checks for thousands of dollars. Whitcomb was interviewed and subsequently arrested. A search was conducted at Whitcomb’s residence and over $5,000 was recovered.
Whitcomb was booked into the El Dorado County Jail for charges of identity theft and Elder abuse.
On Friday, August 3, 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, two people were issued citations for purchasing alcohol for minors. The minors also attempted to purchase alcohol from multiple stores, all of which denied sales to them.