Media releases from the Amador County Sheriffs Office
Media Release #13-11-01
November 5th, 2013
On January 26, 2012 an Amador County Sheriff’s Deputy took the report of a theft of a 250 gallon propane tank valued at $2000.00 that was stolen from the OK Corral in Pioneer.
On October 30, 2013 the same deputy sheriff responded to a residence behind the OK Corral to take the report of vandalism to a car port. While doing so, he observed a propane tank concealed under the remains of the car port and trailer siding which appeared consistent with the one previously reported stolen. Read more here>>>
Media Release #13-10-02
October 30th, 2013
On October 14, 2013, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office was called to Wal-Mart in Martell to investigate the report of vandalism to several vending machines located in the enclosed vestibule area of the business. Based upon evidence at the scene and surveillance footage captured at Wal-Mart, the responding deputy sheriff determined the suspect inspected the machines to determine how they locked and then left the building to obtain a prying tool from his vehicle. The suspect returned a short time later and pried the machines open so that the coin box could be removed. During the course of this burglary the suspect obtained approximately $80.00 in coins and caused $1,600.00 in damage to the machines. Read more here>>>
Media Release #13-10-01 (OES)
October 21st, 2013
Amador County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) is developing a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) Update to the existing 2006 plan. The purpose of the LHMP Update is to assess risk to natural hazards, implement actions to reduce future losses, and maintain eligibility for Federal mitigation funds in accordance with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. Participating jurisdictions in this planning effort include all incorporated communities, several special districts, and the Amador Fire Safe Council. Read more here>>>
Media Release #13-10-01
October 3rd, 2013
The Amador County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration, will participate in the 6th Nationwide Take-Back Initiative on October 26, 2013 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Amador County residents participating in the fifth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 27, 2013 turned in more than 219 pounds of pills at the Amador County Sheriff’s Office. Read more here>>>
National Take Back Flyer
Media Release #13-09-01
September 24th, 2013
On January 20, 2013 at approximately 0623 hours, Amador County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a report of a broken window at Pine Cone Drug located at 19910 Hwy 88, Pine Grove. Upon arrival deputies observed that the front window of the pharmacy was broken and a metal security screen had been pried open. Upon arrival of the business manager, deputies determined that approximately $9,000.00 in prescription medications were stolen, while other items of were left undisturbed. Read more here>>>
Media Release #13-08-01
August 26th, 2013
The Amador County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (SAR) Team had a busy week, with call outs in consecutive nights.
On August 20, 2013 SAR responded to assist Amador Sheriff’s Deputies in the recovery of a 41 year old Pioneer resident who committed suicide by jumping from a dam at Tiger Creek Regulator. SAR utilized a 150 foot, 3:1 technical rope system to recover the decedent.
On August 21, 2013 SAR responded to the Mokelumne River near the Big Bar Launch area for the report of a kayaker that had failed to successfully negotiate some rapids and had been separated from both the group he was with as well as his kayak. SAR personnel conducted a grid search of the river and located the 55 year old Calaveras County resident at approximately 0600 hours. The subject had minor abrasions to his lower extremities but was unable to walk from the area. The subject was lifted from the riverbank by CHP helicopter. The subject subsequently refused medical services.
Read more here>>>
Media Release #13-07-02
July 10th, 2013
During the July 4th holiday weekend, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center answered 146 911 Emergency calls, 926 non-emergency telephone calls and dispatched 328 law enforcement and medical aid calls for service, county wide. Read more here>>>
Public Service Message- Internet Scam
December 4th, 2012
The Amador County Sheriff's Office is aware of recent incidents involving a potential internet fraud within Amador County. In these incidents, citizens receive a telephone call from an unknown subject who identifies themselves as being with the Microsoft Corporation and offering to install software that will enhance the performance of the personal computer of the person being called. The unknown caller then directs the subject to an internet site, which allows for the remote connection to the citizens computer.
To date, there have been no reports in Amador County of any personal information being compromised in this manner. However, this "service" is typically charged as a subscription paid on a monthly or yearly basis, but the software being installed is available free of charge on the internet.
The Amador County Sheriff's Office wants to remind all residents of the following internet tips:
- Do not visit unknown websites by following links contained within emails
- Do not reply to emails from companies or persons you are not familiar with
- Do not receive or hold packages to ship to someone you meet on the internet
- Do not cash check or wire funds to an employer that you meet on line
- Do not cash checks or money orders received through online transactions without first confirming their legitimacy
- Never provide personal/banking information as a result of an email or phone notification
- Do not allow unknown subjects access to your computer without verification
If you are believe that you have been the victim of an internet fraud or scam, contact the Amador County Sheriff's Office.
Media Release #12-06-07
June 29th, 2012
Beginning around noon on June 28, 2012 telephone service to parts of Amador and Calaveras Counties was disrupted due to a system failure associated with AT&T. Both internet and phone service, both land line and cellular, have been impacted which has caused a failure in the 911 system in Amador County where the Amador County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center is the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). Early estimates were that 47,000 residents were impacted in affected area. Read more here>>>
Media Release #12-05-03
May 8th, 2012
On March 28, 2012 at approximately 1930 hours, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on West Mitchell Mine Road to the report of a 59 year old male that had been stabbed in the head by a 56 year old friend. The victim responded to being stabbed by acquiring a shotgun and shooting at the suspect as he accessed his vehicle to leave. The suspect was struck by the shot and fled the scene however he was later located on New York Ranch Road and subsequently flown to Mercy San Juan Hospital for treatment. Refer to Amador County Sheriff’s Office Media Release #12-04-01. Read more here>>>
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