Ponderosa High School Coach Arrested


On Tuesday January 26, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer working at Ponderosa High School developed information that a coach at the school was possibly involved in an inappropriate relationship with a student from the school.  The School Resource Officer and Detectives immediately started a criminal investigation.  Upon further investigation it was confirmed that he had two inappropriate relations with students to include a sexual relationship. Today, that investigation resulted in the arrest of Ponderosa High School Water Polo Coach Shane O’Rourke.  O’Rourke is 22 years old and is a resident of El Dorado Hills.

O’Rourke has been the Water Polo Coach at Ponderosa High School for two years (2014 and 2015) and he was the Water Polo Coach at El Dorado High School in 2013.  O’Rourke was booked into the El Dorado County Jail on charges of Sex with Minor (under the age of 16), Contact with a Minor with the Intent of Committing Sexual Acts, and Possession of Child Pornography.

This is an active investigation and so far two female victims have been identified.  The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office anticipates there are more victims and we are asking that any other potential victims contact our Detectives at the following numbers:

Detective Prencipe (530) 642-4709

Detective Parker (530) 642-4711


Shane O'Rourke

Shane Arthur O’Rourke



The South Lake El Dorado Narcotics Enforcement Team (SLEDNET) has been investigating complaints of prostitution. The investigation focused on individuals who conduct human trafficking through advertisements for escort services placed on websites such as “Backpage.com.

On Thursday 01/21/2015, SLEDNET Agents, with the assistance of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and South Lake Tahoe Police Department conducted an investigation into prostitution and sex trafficking in the Tahoe basin. This investigation resulted in the arrest of three individuals for Prostitution in violation of California Penal Code statute 647(B) which is a Misdemeanor.  One individual, 37 year old Daniel Gordon of Reno, was arrested for Pimping in violation of California Penal Code statue 266 H (A) which is a Felony, as well as driving on a suspended / revoked license violation of 14601.1(a) of the California Vehicle Code.

SLEDNET has observed an increase in prostitution, both locally and in the surrounding areas. We are committed to actively enforcing the prostitution laws and holding those participating in this criminal activity accountable.  SLEDNET strives for excellence in policing by partnering with the community to enhance the quality of life.


Daniel Gordon

Missing Adult

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is looking for anyone who has information regarding the mysterious disappearance of Justin Bonderer.  Justin has been missing since April 6, 2015, under suspicious circumstances.  Justin is a white male adult, 34 years-old, about 5’ 11” tall, 180 pounds, with short brown hair and brown eyes. He is normally seen spending time visiting family and friends.

Justin has been a long time resident of Georgetown before moving to Camino with his girlfriend last April.  Sheriff’s detectives were able to track Justin up through April 6th, where he was last seen in Placerville on his way to Camino. Justin normally doesn’t drive, but either catches a ride or hitchhikes to his destinations.

On April 7, 2015, the home Justin shared with his girlfriend in Camino was burned in a fire. Detectives confirmed Justin and his girlfriend were not at home during that time. He allegedly never made it to Camino. Justin’s girlfriend hasn’t seen him and doesn’t know where he is.

Anyone who has seen Justin or who may have any information regarding this case is encouraged to call El Dorado County Sheriff’s Detective Anthony Prencipe at (530) 642-4709.

Lt. Tom Murdoch

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