Juvenile Arrested for Inappropriate Sexual Conduct

On May 5th at 1:33 pm, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office responded to Rolling Hills Middle School to investigate a report of inappropriate conduct by a juvenile male.

Deputies located and detained a 16 year student who attends another El Dorado County school.

Based on the results of the investigation, the 16 year old was arrested and booked into Juvenile Hall on charges of 459 PC and 647.6 PC

This is an active and ongoing investigation.

Due to the ages of the suspect and the victims, no further information will be released at this time.


Residential Fire Victim Identified

On May 5,2017 a forensic odontology examination was completed in an effort to identify the victim located within a residence that had caught fire on April 28,2017. The victim was identified as 32 year old Josh Nathan Mendel of Pollock Pines. The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.



Sgt. Todd Hammitt


For Immediate Release

Sergeant Tasha Thompson

On April 28, 2017, at approximately 10:54 pm, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a suspicious circumstance call in the 100 block of Argonaut Drive in Diamond Springs.  Upon further investigation, deputies discovered a deceased 41 year old white male adult inside the residence who had sustained an apparent gunshot wound.  Missing from the residence was the victim’s truck and juvenile family member who was reportedly to be at the residence.

Detectives were requested to investigate and located the victim’s truck driving in the area near the residence.  Detained in the truck was the juvenile relative.  During the investigation it was discovered the juvenile family member had shot and killed the victim inside the home.  The juvenile was booked into the El Dorado County Juvenile Hall on charges of murder.  Detectives are continuing the investigation.

UPDATE 05/01/17

The victim in this case has been identified as 41 year old Erik Raymond Butler of Diamond Springs.  There is no additional information to be released at this time.