Robbery, Impersonating police officer- Arrest

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

Yesterday we were called regarding an armed robbery at a construction site in El Dorado Hills. The victim reported that a similar incident had occurred a week earlier. The suspect, Patrick Mullany of El Dorado Hills, reportedly identified himself as an ICE agent, handcuffed the constructions workers, and took money to pay for “court fees” from the victims, under a threat of being deported. Once Mullany left, the victims called EDSO.

Our patrol worked diligently alongside our investigations units to determine the facts. As a result, a search warrant was issued for Mullany’s residence and vehicle. During the search, two replica firearms, two sets of handcuffs, and a large amount of cash were located. Mullany was arrested and transported to the County Jail for Robbery, False Imprisonment, and Impersonating a Police Officer.

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Possible Drowning at Folsom Lake

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

Update 4-18-2019

29 year old Alexander Ham has been identified as the missing person involved in the possible drowning in Folsom Lake on April 14, 2019. It is not believed that Alex was wearing a life vest or personal safety device at the time of the accident. Alex, pictured below, has been listed as a missing person.

The search for Alex in Folsom Lake was suspended yesterday, pending further investigative leads. The search consisted of resources from several counties and agencies, with numerous dive teams and sonar equipment used.

Alex’s family has asked for privacy during this time and does not wish to be contacted by any media outlets.

On April 14, 2019, at about 1835 hours the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was called regarding a possible drowning on Folsom Lake. It was reported that29-year-old male out of Vineyard, Ca, had been riding personal watercraft’s with his friend on Folsom Lake. The two became separated for a brief period of time. The friend located the missing person’s personal watercraft on the water but could not find him.

State Parks, Placer County Sheriff’s Office, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, El Dorado Hills Fire, Cal Fire along with EDSO sent resources out to locate the missing person. A search of the area was conducted until it was too dark to continue the search.

This morning, EDSO Dive Team and other local resources have continued the search on Folsom Lake.

Arrest of High School Teacher

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

On April 11, 2019, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jason Bourdett, a 34 year old man from Cameron Park, for multiple violations. An investigation into Bourdett began after a former student of his came forward regarding the sexual relationship that she had with him, when she was 17 years old.  The student had met Bourdett when he was teaching at Natomas Pacific Pathways Charter School in Sacramento in 2017. The student then met with Bourdett repeatedly at his home in Cameron Park over a 6 month period.

At the time of his arrest, Bourdett was employed as a teacher with El Dorado High School. There has been no evidence found of any other victims linked to Bourdett.