Media releases from the Amador County Sheriffs Office
Media Release #14-03-03
March 25th, 2014
On March 16, 2014 at approximately 1648 hours an Amador County Sheriff's Deputy stopped a vehicle for expired registration on Hwy 88 near Melody Oaks Trailer Park. During the detention, on the passenger side floor board, the deputy observed several prescription bottles which were prescribed to subject not in or associated with the vehicle. A further search revealed several checkbooks and other identification in the same person’s name.
The occupants of the vehicle claimed the owner of the items was a friend and had left the items in the vehicle the previous day. As the deputy continued his investigation by attempting to contact the owner of the property, he noted via the mobile data terminal that the Jackson Police Department was simultaneously enroute to meet with the same person to take a theft report.
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Media Release #14-03-02
March 18th, 2014
On September 26, 2013 a Dish Network employee contacted the Amador County Sheriff’s Office to report that he had observed suspected child pornography on a customer’s laptop computer during a service call.
The employee reported that he went to a residence in the unincorporated area of Sutter Creek, to install television service. Upon arriving at the residence, he met with a subject who identified himself as Adam. The employee informed Adam he needed to download software on a home computer in order to complete the television service installation. Adam provided the employee with a laptop computer to download the software. As the employee downloaded the software, several questionable screensaver photographs of a juvenile female, estimated to be nine to eleven years of age were observed. 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 #13-07-02
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>>>
Media Release #12-03-05
March 29th, 2012
On March 25, 2012 at approximately 1337 hours, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 emergency call from a resident on Buckeye Drive in Volcano. The caller reported that a friend had just arrived at his residence and had been badly beaten. Read more here>>>
Media Release #12_03_04
March 21st, 2012
On March 14, 2012 at approximately 0700 hours, an Amador County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to the report of a suspicious male subject at Hwy 88 and Lower Jackson Valley Road. The subject was reportedly yelling at vehicles travelling on Hwy 88. Read more here>>>
Media Release #12-03-03
March 15th, 2012
On March 2, 2012 at approximately 1800 hours, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Walmart Loss Prevention reporting that they had been the victim of a theft the day prior. The Loss Prevention Specialist reported that an unknown male and female subject entered the office supply area and opened a box containing a new file cabinet. The subjects opened the file cabinet drawer and then placed miscellaneous property, including a computer valued at $498.00 in the drawer. The subjects then closed the drawer and returned the file cabinet to its original box. The subjects then took the box to a cashier and purchased the file cabinet for $42.97. Read more here>>>
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