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Media Releases

Media releases from the Amador County Sheriffs Office


Media Release #14-08-02

August 6th, 2014

The Amador County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn citizens of two recently immerging scams which have targeted Amador County residents.

The first involves citizens being contacted by a person representing themselves as an Amador County Sheriff’s Deputy stating that they have “Failures To Appear” and that they must pay a fine using a credit card, debit card or other electronic funding source. The suspect uses a spoofed telephone number associated with the Amador County Sheriff’s Office. To date, three incidents have been reported, but only one of the three provided account access information to the suspect. Two incidents occurred in the City of Ione and one occurred in the City of Sutter Creek. The Amador County Sheriff’s Office does not request or collect fines from citizens. If you have been the victim of this scam or received a similar call please report it to the law enforcement agency with jurisdiction where you received the call.  Read more here>>>

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Media Release #14-08-01

August 13th, 2014

On August 1, 2014 at approximately 0102 hours, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 Emergency call from a resident in the unincorporated area of Jackson off Hwy 49. The caller stating that a subject and vehicle unknown to her or her husband were outside their residence and the subject was armed with a handgun. The caller stated that her husband had fired two rounds from his firearm into the air in an effort to scare the subject off their property, however the subject did not leave.  Read more here>>>

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Media Release #14-08-01

August 6th, 2014

On August 1, 2014 at approximately 0102 hours, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 Emergency call from a resident in the unincorporated area of Jackson off Hwy 49. The caller stating that a subject and vehicle unknown to her or her husband were outside their residence and the subject was armed with a handgun. The caller stated that her husband had fired two rounds from his firearm into the air in an effort to scare the subject off their property, however the subject did not leave.  Read more here>>>

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Media Release #14-07-04

July 29th, 2014

On July 28, 2014 at approximately 1308 hours, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office received a silent hold up alarm at the American River Bank, 26395 Buckhorn Ridge Rd., Pioneer

Upon arrival of Amador County Sheriff’s Deputies, it was determined that a white male adult, approximately 30 years old, clean shaven, wearing a tan beanie, sunglasses, tan long sleeve shirt with the letters HAT over the left chest pocket, tan pants and deck shoes entered the bank armed with what appeared to be a black semi-automatic pistol. The suspect stole an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency and was last seen fleeing on foot towards Buckhorn Ridge Road. No one was injured during this robbery. Read more here>>>

Link to photos of bank robbery suspect

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Media Release #14-07-03

July 24th, 2014

On July 22, 2014 at approximately 0019 hours, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting an argument followed by several shots fired in the area of 20000 East Clinton Road, between Jackson and Pine Grove.

Upon arrival of Amador County Sheriff’s Deputies, Danny David Upton, 61, was located in the driveway, armed with a loaded handgun. Upton was detained without incident. A 55 year old male relative of Upton’s was also detained at the scene.  Read more here>>>

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Media Release #14-07-02 (#14-07-01 Updated)

July 9th, 2014

With the notification of next of kin, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office can release the identity of the victim of the murder which occurred on July 7, 2014 on Pioneer Creek Road in Pioneer.

The decedent is identified as 26 year old Jacob Corey Stover, a resident of Pioneer, California.

The forensic pathologist’s examination of Stover is scheduled for July 10, 2014 at the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office.  Read more here>>> 

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Media Release #14-07-01

July 7th, 2014

On July 7, 2014 at approximately 0240 hours, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 Emergency Call from a 27 year old female resident of Pioneer stating that there had been an altercation at a residence located in the 15000 block of Pioneer Creek Road in Pioneer and that her 26 year old boyfriend was bleeding.

Amador County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene and found the 26 year old male in the driveway deceased. The victim appeared to have sustained multiple stab wounds. The victim’s girlfriend was interviewed and provided an account of what had transpired, who was involved and a description of the vehicle used by the involved parties to flee the scene. Read more here>>>

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Media Release #14-05-01

May 5th, 2014

On May 5, 2014 the Amador County Sheriff's Office was contacted by a subject that had been 4-wheeling in the area of Pyramid Lake near Nixon, Nevada on May 3, 2014. The caller reported that while on a very rough dirt trail approximately 10 miles from the trail head he located a blue Honda Civic in a creek bed which appeared stuck on rocks. The vehicle was unoccupied, with the windows partially down and the car keys were on the seat. The subject took pictures of the car and marked the GPS location of the vehicle. The caller reported that this morning upon researching the vehicle on the Internet, he learned it was associated with 79 year old Pioneer resident, Warren Alford Hagyard, whose been missing since April 21, 2014. Read more here>>>

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Media Release #14-04-04

April 23rd, 2014

On April 21, 2014 at approximately 2230 hours, Katherine Amelia Hagyard called the Amador County Sheriff’s Office to report her husband, 79 year old Warren Alford Hagyard, of Pioneer, missing. Katherine told deputies that Warren was last seen leaving his son’s residence in Elk Grove at approximately 1500 hours. Katherine described Warren as being 6’1” tall, weighing 170 pounds, with grey hair and blue eyes. She stated Warren was driving his blue 2006 Honda Civic, California License 5UJM962.

After the preliminary investigation failed to locate Warren, Amador County Sheriff’s Deputies contacted the California Highway Patrol and requested a “Silver Alert” activation due to Warren’s qualifying medical conditions. Read more here>>>

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Media Release #14-04-03

April 23rd, 2014

On Monday April 21, 2014 at approximately 1423 hours, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing person at Bear River Reservoir. The caller reported that he, along with several friends, including 19 year old Lodi resident Anthony Davalos had spent Sunday April 20, 2014 at Bear River Reservoir fishing and kayaking.

The caller stated that early in the evening Davalos had said he wanted to walk around the lake and was last seen walking near the boat launch at approximately 2100 hours. The caller reported that he and several people in the party spent the night looking for Davalos but they were not successful in locating him and wanted to report him as missing. Read more here>>>

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