Press Releases


01/26/2024 Traffic Stop Leads to Drug and Firearms Arrest
02/06/2024 Shasta County Resident Arrested for Criminal Threats and Sending Harmful Matters to Minors
05/09/2024 Placerville Man Arrested for Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Minor
06/25/2024 Placerville Man Arrested for Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Minor


03/16/2023 Sacramento Woman Lead Police in Vehicle Pursuit
03/28/2023 PPD and ABC Cites Clerks for Selling Alcohol to Minors
03/31/2023 Placerville Man Arrested for Causing Fire at the Navigation Center
08/08/2023 Violent Felon Arrested For Assault With A Deadly Weapon On A Peace Officer
08/24/2023 PPD Holding DUI Checkpoint on August 26, 2023
10/24/2023 PPD Awarded Grant From The Office of Traffic Safety For Traffic Enforcement Program To Increase Safety on Roads
12/14/2023 PPD Holding DUI Checkpoint on December 15, 2023


04/01/2022 Put Down the Phone and Just Drive: April - Distracted Driving Awareness Month
04/25/2022 Cameron Park Man Arrested for DUI Causing Bodily Injury and Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated
08/12/2022 Placerville Police Department Investigating a Murder-Suicide
08/25/2022 Placerville Police Department Plans DUI/Driver's Licence Checkpoint This Weekend
10/12/2022 Oakland Man Arrested for DUI in Wrong Way Collision on Highway 50
11/01/2022 Placerville Police Department Awarded $50,000 Grant to Deter Unsafe Behaviors, Increase Safety on Roads
11/15/2022 Placerville Police Department Receives Grant to Fight Alcohol-Related Harm
11/18/2022 Placerville Man Arrested For Fire At a Homeless Camp on Broadway Drive
12/13/2022 "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Enforcement Campaign
12/15/2022 Diamond Springs Man Arrested for Inappropriate Contact with a Minor
12/16/2022 PPD Holding a DUI Checkpoint on December 17, 2022


01/07/2021 Placerville is #2 in the Nation for National Night Out 2020
02/04/2021 Arrest and Charges in the Death of 11-year-old Roman Lopez
02/09/2021 Deceased Male Found Down Embankment on Broadway Drive
03/02/2021 Placerville Man Arrested for Attempted Murder
04/08/2021 Placerville Woman Arrested for Recklessly Starting Fire
04/24/2021 Pedestrian Struck by a Vehicle in a Hit-and-Run Collision on Broadway Drive
05/01/2021 20 Year Old Man Arrested in Connection with Deadly Hit-and-Run Collision
08/25/2021 Placerville Man Arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon
09/08/2021 Placerville Man Arrested for Burglary and Resisting Arrest
09/16/2021 Pollock Pines Man Wanted for Fleeing the Police
10/06/2021 Placerville Police Department Awarded $54,000 Grant from the Office of Traffic Safety
11/02/2021 Two Injured as a Result of an Assault with a Deadly Weapon
12/16/2021 Placerville Police Department Plans DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint this Weekend

01/10/2020 Placerville Man Shot by Two Armed Intruders
01/12/2020 Suspicious Death Investigation
01/16/2020 Suspicious Death Investigation - UPDATE
01/31/2020 Super Bowl LIV - Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk
02/12/2020 El Dorado High School Student Arrested for Threats Against School
02/20/2020 Georgetown Man Arrested For Commercial Burglary
03/12/2020 Don't Rely on Luck: Designate a Sober Driver This St. Patrick's Day
04/21/2019 COVID-19, City of Placerville Response
05/09/2020 Placerville Man Arrested For Lewd Acts
05/13/2020 James Ortega Steps Down as Police Chief
05/15/2020 Commander Joseph Wren Appointed Interim Police Chief
05/22/2020 PPD Encourages Public to Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend Responsibly 
06/08/2020 Single Vehicle Collision Claims Life of Placerville Woman
07/01/2020 Your Actions Save Lives: Celebrate 4th of July Holiday Responsibly
08/14/2020 Placerville Appoints New Chief of Police
08/17/2020 Fatal Fire
08/20/2020 PPD Plans DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint This Weekend
09/08/2020 Placerville Man Assaults Multiple Citizens and Damages Property on Main Street
10/05/2020 Placerville Woman Assaults Citizen on Main Street
10/05/2020 Placerville Police Department Awarded Grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety
10/29/2020 PPD Holding DUI Enforcement Operations
12/09/2020 Camino Man Robbed at Gunpoint on Placerville Drive
12/15/2020 Man Sought in Connection With an Armed Robbery Arrested
12/18/2020 PPD Plans DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint The Weekend

01/31/2019 Increased Patrols for Super Bowl Sunday
02/12/2019 El Dorado County Fairgrounds Burglars Arrested in Pleasant Valley
03/05/2019 Placerville Police Nab Graffiti Bandits
03/14/2016 Become a Crime Prevention Partner with the New Surveillance Camera Registration Program
03/15/2019 Placerville Police Working to Keep Roadways Safe this St. Patrick's Day
03/20/2019 Carjacking in Placerville Leads to Arrest in Sacramento
03-29-2019 April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
04-22-2019 Placerville Transient Arrested for Stabbing Incident 
05-09-2019 May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
08-14-2019 Placerville Police Department Plans DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint This Weekend
10-08-2019 Be Prepared for PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff - City of Placerville
10-16-2019 PPD Awarded Traffic Education and Enforcement Grant from OTS
11-19-2019 Cancellation of Cowboy's Honor Ride for Deputy Ishmael
12-06-2019 Hangtown Christmas Parade Road Closures 
12-10-2019 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over - National Enforcement Campaign Through New Year's