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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

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

12-19-2018 Placerville is #1 National Night Out 2018
12-13-2018 PPD Plans DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint - December 15, 2018
08-30-2018 Man Arrested for Stabbing a Transient at Benham Park
08-14-2018 Redesigned Shoulder Patch for Placerville Police
06-18-2018 Victim of Last Months Stabbing Retaliates and Stabs his Attacker
05-18-2018 Man Arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon


11-29-2017 Propane Truck Fell Through Private Driveway into Creek
11-27-2017 Placerville is # 1 for National Night Out 2017
09-15-2017 Man Arrested for Grocery Outlet Robbery
09-06-2017 Man Kidnaps Woman, Steals Car and Leads Officers in Pursuit
08-30-2017 Placerville Police Arrest Pollock Pines Man for Planting Incendiary Device in Car
07-31-2017 Local Sex Registrant Arrested for Indecent Exposure
06-29-2017 Placerville Trail Gets Facelift for Fire Season
05-18-2017 Grizzly Flat Man Arrested by PPD for Child Molestation
05-11-2017 PPD Prepares for National Night Out 2017
04-04-2017 Two Placerville Police Vehicles Damaged by Transient Evading Police
03-17-2017 El Dorado High School Teacher Arrested for Sexual Battery
03-14-2017 Underage Drinking Enforcement Operation Nets Five Arrests
01-31-2017 Polaris Burglary Press Release
01-18-2017 Pursuit Of Parolee at Large Ends in Arrest


12-06-2016 Search Warrant Leads to Arrest for the Crime of Arson
11-21-2016 Placerville Ranks #1 for 33rd Annual National Night Out
10-20-2016 Stonecrest Dr. Burglaries
10-17-2016 Shot fired During Robbery of Dollar Tree
10-15-2016 Bank Robber Arrested
10-06-2016 Stolen Vehicle Leads to Arrest of 31 Year Old Man
09-16-2016 Pair of Sacramento Probationers Arrested for Vehicle Burglary
06-09-2016 Georgetown Man Arrested for Stolen Vehicle After Leading Placerville Police Officers in Pursuit
06-08-2016 Retired Placerville Police K9 Passes Away
06-07-2016 Placerville Police Department Encourages Public Engagement at Community Substation Meeting
05-24-2016 PPD Arrests Sex Registrant for Annoying Children at Rotary Park
05-03-2016 Placerville Police Opening New Substation for Smith Flat/ Broadway Area
04-18-2016 Placerville Police Department Is Planning for National Night Out 2016
04-18-2016 Blairs Lane Bridge Replacement Project
04-15-2016 Placerville Police Department Goes to Full Deployment with Body Worn Cameras
04-06-2016 Shot Fired in Robbery at Kentucky Fried Chicken
01-21-2016 Game Plan for Super Bowl 50
01-04-2016 PPD Welcomes New Commander Joseph Wren


10-12-2015 Commercial Burglary Suspect Arrested
10-07-2015 PPD Receives Grant for Special Traffic Enforcement and Crash Prevention
09-18-2015 PPD Commander Hired as Police Chief Shingle Springs Police Dept.
08-25-2015 Structure Fire Engulfs Stadium Club
08-19-2015 Body Worn Camera Testing Expanded
08-13-2015 Placerville Man Arrested for Honey Oil Lab
07-09-2015 Man Holding Improvised Explosive Device Arrested
07-06-2015 Placerville Man Arrested for Child Molest
06-23-2015 Sex Offender Arrested in Placerville
06-18-2015 DUI Saturation Patrol - El Dorado County Fair
05-27-2015 PPD Bike Unit Receives Two New Bikes
04-22-2015 Zero Motorcycle Hits the Streets of Placerville
04-08-2015 PPD Raising Awareness for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
02-17-2015    Strategic Plan Community Input
01-14-2015 Graffiti - Juvenile Arrested


12-16-2014 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
12-10-2014 Santa Rosa Man Investigated for Sex Crime
12-05-2014 Holiday Safety Tips
12-02-2014 2014 NNO Award
11-19-2014 Arrest in Child Molest Case
11-18-2014    PPD Welcomes New Commander
10-17-2014    Trick-or-Treat? Drink-or-Drive? Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving
10-14-2014    PPD donates $250 prize winnings to CRR
10-13-2014 OTS 2015 STEP Grant Award
09-03-2014 Placerville Police Department Mobile App
07-30-2014 Illegal Transient Camp sparks Bike Trail Fire
06-10-2014 Carjacking Suspect Arrested
04-06-2014 Restorative Clean-up Operation
03-16-2014 American Legion Officer of the Year
03-02-2014 Operation Clean-up
02-19-2014 Outreach Operation


12-05-2013 Placerville Ranks #1 NNO 2013
09-10-2013 Indecent Exposure Inhabited Building
07-21-2013 Placerville Polaris Burglary Arrest
07-22-2013 National Night Out August 6, 2013
04-30-2013 Kidnapping


11-27-2012 S.H.I.E.L.D Recruitment
09-12-2012 Paul Deocampo Arrest, Assault on Officer, Felony Evasion, Child Endangerment
08-29-2012 School Supply Drive
08-01-2012 Homeless Sweep 08_01_2012
07-25-2012 Benjamin Burmley Arrest, Continued Sexual Abuse of a Child
07-01-2012 Stabbing at Homeless Camp on Upper Broadway