Central Valley Explorer Competition

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Explorer POST 457 competed in the 8th annual Central Valley Explorer Competition on July 13-15 in Ripon, CA. Our Explores worked hard throughout the competition and brought back 1st Place for the Critical Incident scenario.

The team representing El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 457 consisted of 8 explorers: Captain Sam Jackowitz, Sergeant Joe Herrington, Corporal Robert Wilson, Corporal Devyn Trihn-Nguyen, Deputy Garret Estes, Deputy Derek Estes, Deputy Jaclyn Parisek and Deputy Elyse Johnson.  For four of the Explorers, it was their first competition.

They competed against 36 other teams in the three day competition. Post 457 Explorers took first place in the Critical incident Scenario.  El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Explorers competed in 17 scenarios including active shooter, traffic stop, bus assault, vehicle search, hostage rescue, burglary, obstacle course, DUI investigation, officer down, suspicious person and high risk stop. They worked well as a team and were complemented on their communication skills and training. Although our Explorers didn’t place in these events, the team learned a lot from the various scenarios which will help them train for the next competition.

The Explorer Post is able to compete in and travel to these types of events with the help of donations from the public, and a lot of hard work the post puts into community service and fundraising.

If you are interested in becoming an Explorer or if you would like to support our POST through a donation please contact an Advisor at 530-642-4733 or email explorers@edso.org

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El Dorado County Sheriff Explorer POST #457.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon in Camino

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

On July 13, 2018, at approximately 1318 hours, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon in Camino. Multiple people called in what they believed to be numerous gunshots in the area after hearing an argument.

Through an investigation involving EDSO deputies and detectives, it was determined that James Patterson, of Camino, had been involved in a verbal and physical argument with two people. As the two people drove away from James, he retrieved a firearm and shot at their vehicle.

EDSO attempted to contact James at his home and he refused to answer. Numerous attempts were made contact James by patrol deputies and SWAT.  When James continuously refused to answer, chemical munitions were later deployed and James exited his house without incident.

James Patterson was arrested for multiple charges, including 245(a)(2) PC, 246 PC, and 273a PC.

Alcoholic Beverage Control Grant Operation

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

On Friday, July 6, 2018, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and ABC Agents, in accordance with a grant from the state of California Alcoholic Beverage Control, conducted a minor decoy and shoulder tap operation. The purpose of the operation was to deter people from buying alcoholic beverages for minors and underage patrons and to catch those committing the crime.

During the course of the county wide operation, three people were issued citations for purchasing alcohol for minors out of 30 people contacted.  The minors also attempted to purchase alcohol from 8 stores, all of which denied sales to them.