Ranch Fire

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Tasha Thompson

Ranch Fire

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is in unified command with Fire and we are monitoring the progress of the Ranch Fire as it burns in south El Dorado County.

 

Mandatory evacuations are in place and will be overnight. The following roads are being evacuated:

Derby Lane
Derby Court
Coyote Ridge Road
Magic Mine Road
Rosewood Lane
Floral Ave.
Johnson Mine Road
No Mine Road
Mystic Mine Road

The evacuation center is located at Pioneer Park, 6740 Fairplay Road, Somerset. Anyone who has been evacuated, there will be resources to assist you at this site. Small animals are welcome at Pioneer Park, large animals can be taken to the El Dorado Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville.

Updates will be posted when available via our PIO Blog at  pio.edso.org/ and on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/eldoradosheriff/

Robbery Suspect Arrested

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Tasha Thompson

25 year old Tristan Matthias Roberts was arrested Thursday afternoon for attempted robbery and assault on a peace officer.  On Monday, July 17, 2017 at approximately 6:00 am an attempted robbery occurred at the Holiday Market in Pleasant Valley. Patrol deputies responded to the area but were unable to locate the suspect.  A few hours later, a citizen reported seeing a suspicious vehicle in Diamond Springs.  The responding deputy contacted Tristan Roberts at his vehicle and discovered he matched the description of the suspect from Holiday Market.  The deputy immediately attempted to detain Roberts.  A physical confrontation occurred and Roberts escaped in his vehicle.

El Dorado County Sheriff’s detectives immediately recognized that Roberts matched the description of the suspect from a series of armed robberies and attempted armed robberies in Coloma, Placerville and Cedar Grove.

An exhaustive manhunt began in an attempt to locate and arrest Roberts.  El Dorado County Sheriff’s detectives developed information that lead them to the Luneman Road area.  On July 19th, El Dorado County Sheriff’s detectives and SWAT personnel saturated the area and began an intensive manhunt with the assistance of the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office and the California Highway Patrol.

On July 20th, an El Dorado County citizen reported seeing a person matching Roberts description in the area of Luneman Road and Springvale Road.  El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies, still in the area, immediately responded and took Roberts into custody.

El Dorado County detectives were able to link Roberts to the June 27th robbery of Sutter Creek Market, the July 4th robbery of the Cold Springs Country Club, the July 7th attempted robbery of Happy Hour Liquor and the attempted robbery of Holiday Market on July 17th.

Roberts was booked into the El Dorado County Jail for two counts of armed robbery with a gun, two counts of attempted armed robbery with a gun, assault on a Peace Officer and resisting arrest.

Booking photo of Tristan Roberts