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    CAMINO, Calif. — Two people have been arrested on suspicion of setting fires in Amador County, officials said. On Thursday, law enforcement officers with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection arrested a man for “recklessly starting a fire” near Highway 88 and Dalton Road, the agency said in a news release. A woman...
    AMADOR COUNTY (CBS13) — A fast-burning fire is threatening structures in the Amador County community of Fiddletown. The fire is approximately 30 acres. Just before noon Sunday, Cal Fire responded to a new vegetation fire off Lawrence Road. Additional air and ground resources have been ordered. The vegetation fire is just west of the Caldor...
    AMADOR COUNTY (CBS SF) — A new, rapidly spreading fire has been reported within close proximity to the already burning Caldor Fire. A growing vegetation fire off of Lawrence Road in the community of Fiddletown is being responded to by fire crews, according to a Twitter post by the Amador/El Dorado area’s Cal Fire unit....
    AMADOR COUNTY (CBS13) – A man was arrested after he allegedly fired a gun into the air after being kicked out of a bar. On September 3, at approximately 10:48 p.m, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a male subject who had just been kicked out of the Buena Vista Saloon, and...
    PIONEER (CBS13) — Thieves took advantage of the chaos surrounding the Caldor Fire evacuation orders and burglarized an Amador County nonprofit. Wood Angels is a Pioneer-based organization that provides firewood to those in need. READ MORE: Natomas Unified Taking Steps To Fire Teacher With Antifa Flag In Classroom Wood Angel’s shed after the burglary. (Credit:...
    PLYMOUTH (CBS13) – The dozens of Caldor Fire evacuees camping at the Amador County Fairgrounds were told to go by Thursday morning. The animals can stay, but the humans cannot. These evacuees say they’re frustrated to leave, not because of where they’ll stay, but who they’ll be leaving. READ MORE: Evacuations Ordered For Bennett Fire...
    AMADOR COUNTY (CBS13) — Hundreds of animals are seeking refuge from the Caldor Fire. One rescue group is taking in horses, goats, alpacas and more and keeping them safe at the Laughton Ranch in Amador County. Some of the animals belong to families that have lost everything. They are grateful to have this sanctuary. READ...
    SUTTER CREEK (CBS13) – A man is facing criminal charges for his alleged attack on an Amador County teacher earlier this month. Jason Wages, 49, has been charged with misdemeanor violations of battery on a school employee, disruptive presence at a school, and disturbing the peace by offensive language, the Amador County District Attorney announced...
    SUTTER CREEK (CBS13) – A father accused of attacking an Amador County teacher over school masks has been banned from campus, according to EdSource. The fight broke out last Wednesday on the first day of school at Sutter Creek Elementary. During student pick-up after school, the father of a student reportedly confronted staff about their...
    SUTTER CREEK (CBS13) – An elementary school teacher is in the hospital after being attacked by a Sutter Creek parent over the school’s mask mandates. District leaders say they’re disappointed this is how the school year started. READ MORE: Beloved Horse Killed, Teen Fighting To Live After Being Hit By Distracted Driver Near Turlock “This...
    AMADOR COUNTY (CBS13) — A deputy’s quick actions likely saved the life of a motorcyclist involved in a back wreck over the weekend. The Amador County Sheriff’s Office says, on Sunday, they got a call about a motorcycle crash near the Martell area. The caller reported that the motorcyclist had suffered a very serious leg...
    AMADOR COUNTY (CBS13) — A man being pursued by an Amador County Sheriff deputy died Friday when his vehicle crashed into a power pole and burst into flames. It happened just after 7:30 p.m. near the town of Pioneer. READ MORE: California Learns Costly Pandemic Lesson About Hospitals Deputies were called to the area of...
    AMADOR COUNTY (CBS13) — Firefighters are battling a 3-5 acre fire in Amador County on Friday. The fire is along Meath drive near the community of Sutter Creek. READ MORE: Sacramento County Man, 62, Among 4 Killed In Humboldt County Plane Crash Cal Fire says they have a full air and ground response...
    AMADOR COUNTY (CBS13) – A deadly DUI crash in the California foothills killed three people, and the only survivor is the alleged drunk driver. The crash happened Monday night on Highway 88 near Ione in Amador County. READ MORE: Citrus Heights Resident Describes Being Visited By Mountain Lion Police say a Stockton man was trying...
    AMADOR COUNTY (CBS13) – The Goose Fire, which is burning in Amador County, has burned 67 acres and is 75 percent contained. Crews on Sunday were able to stop the forward progress of the vegetation fire that forced evacuation orders near Lake Amador. READ MORE: ‘They Saved My Life’: Cleanup Crew Rallies Group To Give...
    A California man wearing a red cape was arrested Monday night after smoking methamphetamine and breaking into a home, authorities said. Erik Willden, of Stockton, broke into the home of a wheelchair-bound senior citizen just before 9 p.m. and began acting erratically, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office said. ALABAMA MAN SAYS HE STOLE VEHICLE BECAUSE...
    AMADOR COUNTY (CBS13) – A man is accused of walking into the home of someone he didn’t know and trying to steal property from the homeowner. On Monday night at 8:50 p.m., a man allegedly walked into a home on New York Ran Road in Amador County and started acting “erratically”, according to a statement...
    AMADOR COUNTY (CBS13) – A man is accused of walking into the home of someone he didn’t know and trying to steal property from the homeowner. On Monday night at 8:50 p.m., a man allegedly walked into a home on New York Ran Road in Amador County and started acting “erratically”, according to a statement...
    PINE GROVE (CBS13) – Two dogs, including one that had recently given birth to four puppies, were found abandoned this week outside a residence in Pine Grove, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office said on Saturday. According to the sheriff’s office, deputies responded at around 10:40 a.m. Friday to assist Animal Control with seizing the dogs...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF/BCN) — The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday that it charged two people separately for embezzling nearly $800,000 combined. Both people charged — Julie Amador, 46, of San Jose, and Shannon Marie Cardenas, 44, of Dublin — spent the money they took on personal expenses such as shopping, vacations,...
    AMADOR COUNTY (CBS13) — Firefighters have been dispatched to a wildfire in Amador County. The fire is burning near Bell and N. Vineyard roads in the Plymouth area. It appears to have started just before 2 p.m. Thursday. READ MORE: Sierra College Experiencing External Ransomware Attack During Finals Week A large smoke plume can be...
    PIONEER (CBS13) – A Pioneer man is in custody accused of walking behind an elementary school with a shotgun, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office said on Thursday. The principal of Pioneer Elementary School called 9-1-1 to report the man shortly before 10 a.m., deputies said. They stated the suspect was walking the back fence line...
    AMADOR COUNTY (CBS13) – A Calaveras County man is suspected of driving under the influence in a crash that left an Amador County daycare damaged. At around 7:40 p.m. Sunday, 34-year-old Brian Travis Smith was driving on westbound State Round 88 near Ranch Road when Smith’s vehicle crossed into the eastbound lane and down a...
    AMADOR COUNTY (CBS13) – Thelma Clancy is 101 and she’s been living in her home in the Amador County woods for the last 30 years or so. “I live in a clearing in the forest and, like many people up here, I’m hearing from my insurance company they’re going to cancel my insurance unless I...
    AMADOR COUNTY (CBS13) – After playing a high school football game on Friday night, one Amador High School player tested positive for COVID-19, possibly exposing dozens of community members to the virus. Teams in Amador County have to test for COVID-19 before games, and last week was no different. The samples are then sent to...
    AMADOR COUNTY (CBS13) – Two Stockton residents were arrested and identified as major drug suppliers in Amador County, authorities announced on Friday. According to the Amador County Sheriff’s Office, Heather Monfross and her boyfriend Mohammad Azeem directly distributed meth, heroin and cocaine to Amador County dealers. READ MORE: Californias Troubled Background Check System Delays Elder...
    AMADOR COUNTY (CBS13) – Two Amador County cops posted rare trophy kills online, but the California Department of Fish and Wildlife grew suspicious, saying they were too big and too rare to happen legally. The state regularly monitors social media for poaching crimes. It was the officers’ photos of deer kills that tipped off Fish...
    AMADOR COUNTY (CBS13) — A Jackson man has been arrested after a fight in the Walmart parking lot that escalated to a person being struck and run over by a pickup truck. The incident happened Monday afternoon in Amador County. According to the sheriff’s office, dispatchers got a report of a fight going on...
    ACAMPO (CBS13) – A man suspected of stealing a vehicle and running away from deputies in San Joaquin County has been arrested. About two weeks ago, Deputy Weaver with the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office, was patrolling an area of Acampo known by deputies to generate a high volume of calls for service. As he...
    AMADOR COUNTY (CBS13) — The mother and sister of an Amador County murder suspect are accused of hiding him from the police. Jerry Adams (credit: Amador County Sheriff’s Office) Deputies arrested Linda Beeman and Patricia Adams on accessory charges Tuesday. They were booked on $500,000 bail. READ MORE: Caught On Camera: Rescuers Save Goose Impaled...
    JACKSON (CBS13) — A 17-year-old boy wanted in connection to a Sacramento shooting was arrested in Amador County on Tuesday morning. The Amador County Sheriff’s Office says their SWAT team, working under a warrant from the Sacramento Police Department, searched a home along the 18000 block of Highway 88 in Jackson. Authorities say the search...
    AMADOR COUNTY (CBS13) — An Ione man is under arrest on homicide charges after the bodies two women were found in Amador County storage units. The Amador County Sheriff’s Office says, back on Wednesday, they got a report about a missing woman. Detectives suspected foul play was involved, but they also got conflicting reports that...
    JACKSON (CBS13) — Deputies have arrested a pair who allegedly shoplifted hundreds of dollars in groceries from an Amador County store. The suspects after being pulled over along Highway 88. (Credit: Amador County Sheriff’s Office) The Amador County Sheriff’s Office says, Wednesday night, deputies responded to investigate a reported case of shoplifting at the Jackson...
    WEST POINT (CBS13) – A man suspected of murdering a Pine Grove woman who went missing last October has been arrested, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office announced on Friday. Jerry Lee Adams Jr., 44, also of Pine Grove, was located at around 4 p.m. at a Reno-area casino and taken into custody, authorities said. An...
    A woman who had been missing for three months from her Northern California home has been found dead, and the Amador County sheriff’s office is seeking a suspect in her murder. Jerry Lee Adams Jr. (Amador County Sheriff’s Office)  Savana Burger, 27, was last seen on Oct. 22 near her home in Pine Grove, 35...
    WEST POINT (CBS13) – Authorities are searching for a man suspected of murdering a Pine Grove woman who went missing last October, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office announced on Thursday. An arrest warrant was obtained Tuesday for Jerry Lee Adams Jr., 44, of Pine Grove, who is wanted in connection to the disappearance and killing...
    PINE GROVE (CBS13) — An Amador County man has been arrested after he allegedly attacked another man with a hammer, leaving him with severe injuries. The Amador County Sheriff’s Office says, Tuesday night, deputies responded to the Star Mobile Home Park in Pine Grove to investigate a disturbance of two people reportedly fighting on a...
    AMADOR COUNTY (CBS13) — It may be January, but Cal Fire crews are battling a wildfire in Northern California. Cal Fire’s Amador-El Dorado Unit reported on Monday morning that their crews were at the scene of a half-acre vegetation fire at the end of Salt Springs Road in rural Amador County. Firefighters say there are...
    JACKSON (CBS13) — An Amador County suspect was arrested Thursday night after deputies saw him crawl from underneath a vehicle in a Walmart parking lot. The Amador County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were doing an area check at the Walmart on Wicklow Way when they saw Joseph Thurston emerge from underneath a vehicle. Deputies learned...
    SUTTER CREEK (CBS13) — Joshua Anthony Martinez is walking free from the Amador County Jail, even though investigators think he killed a 16-year-old girl. Joshua Anthony Martinez (credit: Amador County Sheriff’s Office) Without a body, the District Attorney says they can’t charge him with murder the murder of Victoria Marquina, so now the charges are...
    SUTTER CREEK (CBS13) – Authorities arrested a Merced County man on a Ramey warrant for one count of murder in connection to the disappearance of Victoria Marquina, a Sutter Creek girl who went missing in October 2019 when she was 16, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office confirmed on Sunday. Joshua Anthony Martinez (credit: Amador County...
    JACKSON (CBS13) — Many students across Northern California are struggling with distance learning. One local school district is changing its grading scale to help some students make the grade. “The kids are falling behind,” said Lisa McKee, who has a daughter in the Amador County Unified School District. She’s witnessed the hardships the school year...
    AMADOR COUNTY (CBS13) – A man pulled over for driving with expired registration was found to be in possession of a loaded pistol and heroin, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office said on Saturday. Robert Campos Jr., of Stockton, faces several weapons- and drug-related charges. He was also found to be a convicted felon. Campos Jr....
    AMADOR COUNTY (CBS13) — A man was arrested early Thursday morning after allegedly breaking into a Gold Rush-era mining museum in Amador County and stealing several items, according to authorities. Amador County gold mining museum burglary suspect (Amador County Sheriff’s Office) According to CBS13 in Sacramento, the break-in happened a little before 5 a.m. Thursday...
    AMADOR COUNTY (CBS13) — A toddler is fighting for his life after a crash in Amador County on Friday the 13th killed his mother and her boyfriend. Truck driver Donna Ruhl was one of the first people who came upon the crash. “I was around the bend when it all happened,” said truck driver Donna...
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