For immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

Early this morning, The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to multiple reports of criminal activity in the Serrano Community. There were numerous calls by residents about possible domestic violence involving the brandishing of a firearm and possibly associated with vehicle burglaries. During the course of this investigation, a deputy and his K9 partner were used to track and search for the wanted person who was believed to be armed. Information on this call was released in an earlier press release on 6-19-18.

During the search, deputies contacted a homeowner and advised they would be searching their backyard. While deputies and the K9 were searching the property, the homeowner opened an exterior door to the backyard. The EDSO K9 alerted on that motion and bit the homeowner causing injuries.