El Dorado County Cooling Centers


Due to the heat, cooling centers will be available today and tomorrow at the Placerville, Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills Libraries.

The libraries will be opened the following hours and staffed by El Dorado County personnel:

TODAY (Wednesday, June 21): Placerville – Open until 8pm; Cameron Park – Open until 8pm; El Dorado Hills – Open until 8pm

TOMORROW (Thursday, June 22): Placerville – 10am-8pm; Cameron Park – 12pm-8pm; El Dorado Hills – 10am-8pm

Placerville Main Library
345 Fair Lane, Placerville

Cameron Park Library
2500 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park

El Dorado Hills Library
7455 Silva Valley Parkway, El Dorado Hills

Other places to keep cool include: senior centers, community centers, friends or families homes, catch a movie, go to a community pool, take cool showers, stay hydrated.

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Homicide Suspect Arrested

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Tasha Thompson

At approximately 1:50 am this morning, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was notified by El Centro Police Department in California, they had taken Bernardo Castillo into custody.  El Centro officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in their jurisdiction.  Officers checked the vehicle registration and learned it was the vehicle associated to Castillo.  While contacting the driver of the vehicle, El Centro officers positively identified Bernardo Castillo and placed him under arrest without incident.

El Dorado County Sheriff’s detectives are en route to El Centro for further investigation.

Homicide Victim Identified

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Tasha Thompson

The victim from yesterday’s homicide has been identified as 49 year old Silvia Castillo of Placerville.  The four year old girl who was stabbed multiple times had emergency surgery and is expected to survive.

This investigation is rapidly evolving and to protect the integrity of it we are not going to be releasing any additional details at this point.