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Media Releases

Media releases from the Amador County Sheriffs Office

Media Release #16-01-01

January 28th, 2016

On January 25, 2016 at approximately 0336 hours, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 Emergency call from a resident at the 15000 block of Ridge Road in the unincorporated area of Sutter Creek. The caller stated that her neighbors had been the victim of a home invasion robbery.

Amador County Sheriff’s Deputies responded. Upon arrival deputies contacted two male victims, a 66 year old father and his 34 year old son. Both subjects suffered blunt force trauma to the face. Fire and American Legion Ambulance personnel responded. The 34 year old was transported to Sutter Amador Hospital for treatment.

Based upon interviews of the two victims, it was determined that at approximately 0245 hours, four male subjects wearing masks to cover their faces, entered into the victims’ residence, beat the victims, and bound their hands behind their backs. One suspect was reportedly armed with a semi-automatic pistol and one suspect was armed with an axe handle. The suspects reportedly stole 10 to 12 pounds of marijuana, four firearms, approximately $1,000.00 to $1,200.00 in cash, a video game system and processed meat. The suspects fled the area, eastbound on Ridge Road, in a light color truck.  Read more here >>>


Media Release #15-12-02

December 14th, 2015

On Friday December 11, 2015 at approximately 1300 hours, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office received an Emergency 911 call from a male subject reporting that he had accidentally shot himself. Amador County Sheriff’s Deputies, American Legion Ambulance and Fire Personnel responded to the scene on Moonshine Lane in the unincorporated area of Sutter Creek.

Upon arrival deputies found a 57 year old male, suffering from an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound, that injured both of his legs. Ambulance and fire personnel tended to the subject’s injuries which ultimately resulted in him being flown by helicopter to a trauma center in Roseville for treatment. 

Deputies located a 9mm pistol which the subject said was the involved firearm. While at the scene deputies could smell the odor of cultivated marijuana. They also observed an outdoor marijuana cultivation area with a posted medical marijuana recommendation. Deputies were able to determine that the subject had a prior felony conviction which precluded his possession of firearms and ammunition.  Read more here >>>


Media Release #15-12-01

December 3rd, 2015

On Wednesday December 2, 2015 at approximately 1556 hours the Amador County Sheriff’s Office received notification of a silent bank alarm at the Bank of Stockton in Pine Grove. Amador County Sheriff’s Deputies responded and while enroute were updated that the bank had in fact been robbed.

The suspect was reported to be a white female, approximately 5’8” tall, weighing approximately 150 lbs., long dark hair, wearing a black beanie, sunglasses, grey jacket, dark leggings and boots. The suspect reportedly handed a teller a note demanding money and ordering her not to make any statements. After receiving an amount of currency, including recorded/documented bills, the suspect fled in a newer white Volkswagen Bug. A surveillance camera image of the suspect during the robbery is attached.

Roadways leading out of the area were surveilled by Amador County Sheriff’s Deputies, CHP Officers and by Jackson and Sutter Creek Police Officers.  Read more here >>> 


Media Release #15-11-01

November 10th, 2015

On Saturday October 31, 2015 at approximately 0820 hours, an Amador County Sheriff’s Deputy contacted Christopher Gabriel Robles, 55, of Sacramento, parked at the Vista Point off Hwy 49, north of Jackson. Robles is on Post Release Community Supervision in Sacramento County which requires him to submit to search conditions.

A search of Robles’ Toyota Tundra revealed approximately 7 pounds of marijuana, a scale, packaging material, concentrated cannabis, a BHO lab to produce concentrated cannabis, methamphetamine, a methamphetamine smoking pipe and a large quantity of US Currency in small denominations.  Read more here >>> 


Media Release #15-10-01

October 30th, 2015

Halloween Safety Tips >>>


Media Release #15-09-01

September 29th, 2015

The Amador County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration, will participate in the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on September 26, 2015, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Over 2,411 tons of prescription medications have been collected during the previous nine Drug Take-Back events from 2010 to 2014.

In an effort to prevent increased pill abuse and theft, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction at one location within Amador County. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

The initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States remain alarmingly high according to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). A large percentage of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.  Read more here >>> 


Media Release #15-08-01

August 20th, 2015

On August 19, 2015 at approximately 2151 hours, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 Emergency call from a resident on the 4600 block of Roadrunner Drive in Jackson Valley. The caller reported that there was a 95 year old female at the residence that was unresponsive. American Legion Ambulance and Fire Department personnel were dispatched and responded to the scene. The female, who was actually 87 years old, was transported to Sutter Amador Hospital for treatment.

Upon arrival of the patient, Sutter Amador Emergency Room staff requested the Sheriff’s Office respond. Upon arrival, deputies found a malnourished, dehydrated, 87 year old female, partially covered in dried fecal matter, and suffering from a substantial number of infected, severe, subcutaneous ulcers.  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.


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