Extension of CCW permits due to COVID-19

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

El Dorado County Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) permit holders will now have until the end of October to renew their permits due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Thursday, April 30, El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini implemented emergency CCW extensions for permits expiring in 2020. Permits set to expire before October 31 will have their validity extended to October 31, 2020. These extensions are only valid in El Dorado County and may not be recognized by other law enforcement jurisdictions.

The emergency extensions come after the Governor’s Shelter in Place Order placed limitations on public gatherings. With the restrictions, permit holders have not been able to complete mandatory refresher courses and renewal interviews. Though the permits have been extended, CCW holders are encouraged to begin the renewal process online at EDSO’s website or mobile app.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office says that CCW Permit holders using facial coverings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while legally carrying their weapon, will not be in violation of Penal Code 25300(a).

New CCW permit applications can still be started by El Dorado County. However, they will be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information regarding the CCW permitting process, please visit eldoradoca.permitium.com/ccw/start or download our mobile app.

Possible Drowning on Cosumnes River

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

On Friday, April 24, 2020, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was called regarding a possible drowning at the north fork of the Cosumnes River. It was reported that 16 year old Brian Trevisan-Maxey was missing. Brian, and a group of friends, had been walking along rocks in the river with Brian at the rear of the group. At one point, the group noticed Brian was no longer behind them. After searching the area, the group called 911.

EDSO responded, including Search and Rescue and the EDSO Dive Team, to search the area and the water. The search continued through Tuesday, April 28th, when a body was discovered in the water. Recovery attempts have been made and are so far unsuccessful, as the area has extremely fast moving water and a depth of approximately 25 feet.

Although positive identification has not been completed, it is believed to be Brian. Our thoughts and prayers are with Brian’s family during this extremely difficult time. Brian’s family has asked for privacy during this time and no further contact with media outlets.