Nationwide TEST of the Emergency Alert System

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

On October 3, 2018, FEMA will issue a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts to test national warning capabilities.  The test message will be sent to all radio, TV, and compatible cell phones. However, some cell phones may not receive the test message. Attached to this are documents provided by FEMA for more information.

After the test, we will have a poll on our Facebook page to see if you did or did not receive the test message.

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Body recovered from residential structure fire

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

On September 26, 2018, The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a report of a residential structure fire on Sierra Vista Road in Rescue.  Evacuations were conducted in the immediate area and EDSO was advised of an unaccounted for adult that was believed to be in the fully engulfed home.

EDSO detectives responded and a deceased person was later located within the home. Identification of this person has not been completed and next of kin will not be notified until identification is confirmed. The cause of the fire and cause of death of the victim found within the home are under investigation.

Investigation into threats against a student

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

On Monday, September 24th, 2018, The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office became aware of reports of threats made towards a 12th grade student, who attends Oak Ridge High School. These reported threats were made through social media (Snapchat) and screenshots of the threats were shared throughout the community, causing rumors and a possible safety concern to the school.

EDSO deputies and detectives conducted a thorough investigation into the alleged threats and interviewed the involved parties. We have determined that the crimes were unsubstantiated and there was no further reason for concern for the safety of the community, school, or students. No further information, including identification of those involved, will be released due to their ages and no arrest being made.