Attempted Robberies in El Dorado County

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On 10/09/17, at about 7 PM,  two suspects entered the CVS store located at 3500 Palmer Dr. in Cameron Park and attempted to rob the pharmacy.  The suspects were described as two Black male adults, in their 20’s, wearing black hooded sweatshirts.  One of the suspects looked to have dreadlocks.  The suspects jumped the pharmacy counter and demanded narcotics.  When they were not given the medication, they fled the store.

On 10/10/17 at about 12:22 PM, the Walgreens at 4014 Plaza Goldorado in Cameron Park, reported two suspects entered their store and attempted to rob them.  The suspects matched the description as the attempted robbery on 10/09 at CVS in Cameron Park.  The suspects jumped the Pharmacy Counter and demanded narcotics.  When they did not receive what they asked for, the suspects fled the scene.
On 10/10/17, at about 1 PM, Two people matching the same description as the prior two attempted robberies, entered the Walgreens on Missouri Flat Road in Placerville.  Walgreens management had been notified of the prior attempted robbery and were told to be on the look-out.  Employees saw two people matching the description, walk toward the front entrance of the store.  Walgreens staff approached the suspects as they entered.  The suspects then fled the scene, prior to law enforcement’s arrival.
The  suspects are still outstanding.  If anyone can identify the two suspects please contact El Dorado County Sheriff’s Detective Simon Brown at (530) 642-4703.

Shingle Springs Shooting Update

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Tasha Thompson

On October 4, 2017, at approximately 5:47 p.m., El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office responded to multiple reports of a shooting having just occurred near the intersection of Mother Lode Drive and Sunset Lane in Shingle Springs.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered two people had been shot at the scene.  A female, identified as 28 year old Jessica Lyn Ball, had died due to a gunshot wound.  A male also suffered a single gunshot wound and was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.

During the course of the investigation, eyewitnesses reported that Ball and the male were in an active verbal argument.  An eyewitness heard a gunshot and saw Ball fall to the ground near a vehicle she appeared to be associated with.  After hearing the gunshot, a witness said the male attempted to leave the scene in that vehicle and collided with a passing truck.

A female resident of El Dorado County observed the collision and pulled behind the involved car in attempt to check on the occupant and call for assistance. In the process of calling for assistance, she observed the male exit the driver’s seat of the car, point a handgun at her and fire two rounds into her front windshield.  Fortunately the female was uninjured.

Several eyewitnesses who were in the area and traveling on the roadway observed the male walk to the passenger side of the associated vehicle, place a gun to his head and discharge the weapon.

It was later discovered that Ball and the male were engaged to be married and lived in the Bay Area.  Both the male and Ball had outstanding arrest warrants out of San Jose, and were wanted for questioning in an armed robbery.  They were in El Dorado County to visit a family member.

We will be releasing the identity of the male as soon as possible.