El Dorado Co. deputy John Broadfoot arrested 3 times for DUI

John Broadfoot allegedly crashed vehicle twice in El Dorado County


bad copEL DORADO COUNTY, Calif. (KCRA) —An El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence the third time in three months, the sheriff’s office said Wednesday.

Deputy John Anthony Broadfoot was most recently arrested just after 1:30 p.m. Friday after crashing his SUV into a parked vehicle in a Shingle Springs parking lot on South Shingle Springs Road, the CHP said. He was also charged with obstructing an officer in the performance of their duties, officers said.

Broadfoot was initially arrested for DUI on Dec. 8 in the South Lake Tahoe area. He was placed on paid administrative leave, and his license was suspended, officials said.

The second arrest happened about 7:25 p.m. on Feb. 25 after Broadfoot’s SUV went off the right side of westbound Highway 50 near Ice House Road and rolled over. He was additionally charged with driving on a suspended license, officers said. Broadfoot was not hurt.El Dorado Sheriff Badge

In each of the three incidents, Broadfoot’s blood-alcohol content level was above .15, according to the CHP.

Following the third arrest Friday, Broadfoot was booked into the El Dorado County Jail in Placerville in lieu of $250,000 bail, according to the sheriff’s office.

He was released Monday after posting bail and was fitted with an alcohol-monitoring bracelet, officials said.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incidents, but no additional information has been released.

El Dorado Superior Court is a total shit-hole of coruption


If you find yourself in the El Dorado Superior Court, be ware the place is a shit-hole of corruption.

The courthouse above is really that below.

Locals disagree over planned county courthouse relocation

By From page A1 | March 04, 2016

She has been standing on the street corner at Main Street and Bedford Avenue since 1912, welcoming those seeking justice, but the beautiful old courthouse is no longer able to serve the purpose to which she was dedicated more than a century ago, according to California state officials.

Like grown children trying to decide what to do with an aging parent, the community has been arguing over the fate of the ornate old building.

The El Dorado County Courthouse, with its stately and proud presence, apparently is serving its last days as a justice hub, with plans afoot to have a judicial complex in place by 2021 on property near the county jail on Forni Road, within city limits but no longer downtown.

There are those who say such a move should never happen, that the loss of the courthouse and its ancillary services and businesses such as the District Attorney, Public Defender and private law offices will mean the devastation of the downtown Main Street economy.

There are others, however, who envision a rebirth of the area, with a revitalization of not only the old courthouse building but the DA’s Office right across Bedford Avenue, a building that historically was Placerville’s post office. The nearby Old City Hall and even the brick county Chamber of Commerce building all could be part of a package deal with a city-county-private partnership that would infuse the funding to make the project into a historical haven that would draw tourists off Highway 50 and onto Main Street, proponents say.


Committee formed

A Blue Ribbon Committee was formed last year with the goal of helping to decide just what the old courthouse’s future might be; it met twice, but the last two scheduled meetings were canceled in January and February, due to pending litigation by an organization that states it seeks to preserve historical aspects of the city.

The Placerville Historic Preservation League filed a lawsuit last summer saying that an environmental impact report regarding having the courthouse operation move is inadequate and in violation of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) because it doesn’t address nor offer mitigation of possible damage to the downtown business core. The league’s Kirk Callan Smith has said the EIR did not adequately address issues including the “blight and urban decay” that would result downtown if the courthouse moves to the planned site near the county jail.

Therefore, the suit alleges, the certification of the EIR is in violation of CEQA and it asks that the Judicial Council of California “vacate and rescind all approvals” for the Forni Road courthouse project, a planned 88,000-square-foot, three-story building with six courtrooms and a basement.

Smith has told the Mountain Democrat he thinks there is sufficient property in the immediate area of the existing courthouse to build an even bigger courts complex than the one eyed for Forni Road.

For decades it has been discussed having the current courthouse, built in 1912, “re-purposed” into possible retail, offices and even a museum but the PHPL maintains that the court should remain as is.

The state, however, since 2002 has taken over the operation and management of all superior courts and has deemed the Placerville situation in need of immediate changes. The state Judicial Council said not only is the main courthouse in downtown no longer workable as a court, it also took into consideration the auxiliary courtroom in Building C at the county Government Center, Dept. 7. But, even together, the facilities were deemed inadequate to fill future needs

El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office 2014 Annual Report Released

2015-03-06, 07:49:28

El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini is proud to announce the Sheriff’s Office 2014 Annual Report.  In partnership with the community, this report illustrates all of the Sheriff’s Office operations and the work that has been provided over the past year, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  We have continued to provide the wide range of Sheriff’s Office services in keeping with our Mission and Vision statements, utilizing modern methods and traditional values with total enforcement, professionalism and care for our communities.  Sheriff D’Agostini would like to thank each of you for allowing us the honor of serving you and to thank our many community and allied agency partners for our close working relationships.


On behalf of all of the employees of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, I am presenting with pride our Annual Report for 2014. This report illustrates all of the Sheriff’s Office operations and the work that has been provided over the past year, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We have continued to provide the wide range of Sheriff’s Office services in keeping with our Mission and Vision statements, utilizing modern methods and traditional values with total enforcement, professionalism and care for our communities.

In 2014 the Sheriff’s Office was faced with two catastrophic wild fires. The Sand and King fires threatened the safety of our citizens and communities. Our resources were stretched to the limit in both disasters. Our staff rose to the challenge and not only provided for the safety of our citizens threatened by the fires but continued to provide all of our daily functions without interruption. During this past year we continued to practice fiscal responsibility and manage our budget effectively.

As I move into my second term we are faced with many challenges. The Realignment Act of 2011, commonly known as AB 109, will continue to challenge our ability to safely manage the jails and provide programs to the inmates to reduce recidivism. In 2014 the voters passed Proposition 47 which reduced many crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. Because of Proposition 47 the Sheriff’s Office will be working to develop new methods to control and solve crime.

We will be continuing to work with the Board of Supervisors to provide for a new Public Safety Center to replace our antiquated and dilapidated facilities. We will continue to manage our budget to provide a significant return on investment of the taxpayer’s monies while delivering quality innovative service.

I would like to thank each of you for allowing us the honor of serving you and to thank our many community and allied agency partners for our close working relationships.

Thank you for your interest in our 2014 Annual Report.
Sincerely, El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini
You can view the report on our website www.edso.org or click the following link:http://pio.edso.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/EDSO2014Annual-Report.pdf

There is a New underSheriff in Town and his name is Randy Peshon

Captain Randy Peshon, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, promoted as new Undersheriff, replacing retiring Rich Williams.

Less than 18 months ago El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Captain Randy Peshon received appointment to the Judicial Council Collaborative Justice Courts Advisory Committee by Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice of California and Chair of the Judicial Council. Captain Peshon was nominated for this prestigious position by El Dorado County Superior Court Presiding Judge Suzanne N. Kingsbury. – See more at: http://www.inedc.com/1-6502

Earlier, using AB 109 funds allocated to the county and protected by Proposition 30, El Dorado County CCP began increasing efforts to provide inmates with support behind jail walls. “We started interviewing inmates,” said Peshon. “‘What brought you to jail? What can we do about it while you’re here?’” The CCP then began bolstering its community partnerships — such as with Lake Tahoe Community College — to provide inmates with the opportunity to receive treatment, learn job skills, and build a resume while still behind bars.

A special promotional ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday February 17th in Judge Kingsbury’s Courtroom. Normally promotional ceremonies occur in Placerville but Mike Yarbrough, Matt Underhill, and Randy Peshon have special ties to the South Lake Tahoe community.

Mike will be sworn-in as a new Sergeant, Matt as a Lieutenant, and Randy as the new Undersheriff replacing retiring Rich Williams.

Judge Kingsbury has opened her courtroom to friends, family and the public to celebrate the proceedings.

It is scheduled to begin at 4 PM.

WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE: $25,000 Reward Offered in Attempted Shooting of El Dorado Co. Deputy in Camino, CA

wanted dead or alive

El Dorado Sheriff BadgeBy : Placerville Newswire 2015-01-20

El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini just announced a reward of up to $25,000 for information that results in the identification and apprehension of the suspect involved in the attempted shooting of an El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deputy on October 17, 2014.

On October 17, 2014 at approximately 0800 hours, a Deputy working patrol found a truck in a turnout in the area of Cable Road and White Mountain Ranch Road in Camino, CA.

shootingThe Deputy set out on foot to investigate whether any criminal activity was occurring. While walking down a trail from the turnout the Deputy came in contact with a male subject.

During this contact the male suspect refused to comply with verbal commands given by the Deputy. A physical struggle ensued between the suspect and Deputy. The suspect was able to retreat to his vehicle where he retrieved a handgun and fired it at the Deputy. The Deputy uninjured, returned fire however it is unknown if the suspect sustained any injuries

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6’-1” to 6’-2” tall, weighing approximately 200-250 pounds, with a goatee, wearing a flannel shirt, dark pants and boots. The suspect was last seen driving away on Cable Road in a mid-1990’s to early 2000’s, white Dodge single cab truck without a license plate.

Bags-Of-Money-Dollar-Signs-Bills-CoinsThe Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information to contact either Detective James Peterson at (530) 642-4713 or Detective Ken Barber at (530) 642-4710.

SOURCE El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office

One arrested, one escapes police in South Lake Tahoe “manhunt”

SLTP chaseOfficers with the El Dorado Sheriff’s Office, the California Highway Patrol and the South Lake Tahoe Police Department search for a suspect after he jumped a fence into a backyard Tuesday afternoon near Pinter and Carson avenues.

One person was arrested and one remains at-large after the suspects allegedly evaded police in a vehicle before abandoning it and attempting to escape on foot.

The chase began at about 3:20 p.m. Tuesday after the driver of the vehicle, a white Jeep Cherokee, allegedly refused to pull over for a traffic stop, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office (EDSO) Sgt. Michael Seligsohn said.

The suspects abandoned the SUV in the area of Rose and Reno avenues and fled on foot. One suspect was arrested soon after, but a second jumped into a backyard and managed to escape.

Officers from the EDSO, the South Lake Tahoe Police Department and the California Highway Patrol searched the area but were unable to find the second suspect.

However, Seligsohn said authorities know who the suspect is and that he was confident they would eventually apprehend him.

The identity of both suspects was not immediately released.

The attempted traffic stop occurred after the officer identified the two men, Seligsohn said, one reportedly sought on a warrant and the second, the driver, allegedly had a suspended license.

Seligsohn said the two suspects could face charges of evading arrest. The driver could face a felony evading arrest charge after he allegedly drove at speeds between 40-to-50 mph in a residential area, passed cars and at times drove on the incoming traffic lane.

Authorities remained in the area where the vehicle was abandoned until after 4 p.m., but had not found the second suspect yet.

Emergency personnel were called for the arrested suspect, but Seligsohn said the health issues he was checked for were not directly related to his apprehension.

It was not immediately clear what the warrant for one of the suspects was for.

Pissed-off citizens from Tahoe to Placerville form political PAC called Committee of Vigilance Against Corruption

vern pierson is as corrupt as hellPissed-off citizens of El Dorado County, CA consisting of the west slope area of Placerville, El Dorado Hills, Georgetown, Shingle Springs, Fair Play, Pollock Pines, Camino and all the way to South Lake Tahoe have formed political PAC called Committee of Vigilance Against Corruption or COVAC.info to take on local county corruption.

Citizens are outraged to learn of the escalating wrongdoings, eyebrow raising salaries in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, double dipping, and vendettas by county officials primarily in the El Dorado County District Attorney office under the watch of Vern Pierson and William “Bill” Clark.

Please see the full story here: http://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com/2013/07/16/el-dorado-county-ca-pissed-off-citizens-form-political-pac-called-committee-of-vigilance-against-corruption/

Former El Dorado County sheriff’s sergeant booked on child porn charges

William Wilson mugshot

William Wilson mugshot

William Wilson (pictured), 51, was arrested Monday after an investigation. During the investigation, Wilson retired, but the investigation continued.
Cathy Locke, Sac Bee | July 10 2013

A former El Dorado County Sheriff’s sergeant has been arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography.

William Wilson (pictured), 51, was arrested Monday after the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office filed criminal misdemeanor charges, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

In January, sheriff’s personnel discovered information that an employee might have been involved in inappropriate activity, and an investigation was initiated to determine whether Wilson was involved, sheriff’s officials said. During the investigation, Wilson retired, but the investigation continued.

The findings of the investigation were submitted to the District Attorney’s Office for review and resulted in filing of the criminal charges, officials said. Continue reading

El Dorado County probation employees tired of workplace harassment

Chaotic could be one word to describe the El Dorado County Probation Department. Discriminatory, dysfunctional and secretive would be other words. “The kids aren’t the problem, management is,” said one person who recently severed ties with the department.
Kathryn Reed, Lake Tahoe News | July 1 2013

 probation… According to the people who spoke off the record with Lake Tahoe News, interim Chief Probation Officer Vince Janette is one of the harassers…

At first Janette said, “I’d rather not comment” – in response to whether he applied to be the chief permanently. Then he added, “I will not be our next chief.”

When Sly was asked to explain what is really going on today at probation, he emailed LTN, “Current direction from the CAO and County Counsel is that all media questions are referred to them. Therefore, I need to refer you to their offices.”

Those who are left to do the work at the South Lake Tahoe and Placerville detention centers say there is a culture of harassment and discrimination within the department…

Harassment, according to those who spoke with LTN, is verbal and sexual – and ongoing.

Read story here: http://www.laketahoenews.net/2013/07

– See more at: http://www.inedc.com/1-5162#sthash.Qx8zcPGe.dpuf

SLTPD watch supports El Dorado (South Lake Tahoe) Sheriff John D’Agostini stand on U.S. Constitution

The El Dorado County sheriff has fired off an anti-gun control letter to Vice President Joe Biden.

Posted by admin in News on January 22nd, 2013 | 13 responses

 By Bill Lindelof, Sacramento Bee

The El Dorado County sheriff has fired off an anti-gun control letter to Vice President Joe Biden.

“It is well known and proven with facts, not emotional inference, that gun control of any kind, has no effect on the reduction of crime, anywhere,” wrote Sheriff John D’Agostini.

The letter, also sent out as a press release, was written to Biden Jan. 17.

Here is the El Dorado County sheriff’s letter to Biden.

The Obama administration is trying to get congressional support for a package of gun-control proposals, including an assault rifle ban. Biden helped formulate the proposals.

The gun control proposals come following the December shooting at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school that left 20 children and six staffers dead.

El Dorado DA Vern Pierson discusses firearms and CCW laws:

biden letter



Source: http://www.laketahoenews.net/2013/01/el-dorado-county-sheriff-tells-biden-views-on-gun-control/