Broken Window: (Sat., July 19) A Wright’s Mesa business owner reported that someone on an ATV was spinning doughnuts in the gravel in front of his business. A rock shot off a tire and broke a window. An investigation is ongoing.
Self-inflicted Wound: (Sat., July 19) A Norwood EMT reported a gunshot wound in the county east of Norwood. An accidental discharge occurred and a man shot himself in the foot with a .22 rifle. The wound was not life threatening and he was transported by a personal vehicle to the hospital.
Injured Deer: (Thurs., July 17) A deputy euthanized a deer on the Valley Floor that had been injured by a vehicle.
Jesus Comes to Placerville: (Thurs., July 17) A person had been walking in the Placerville area on July 16 and the person’s behavior concerned numerous residents. This person apparently walked 10-20 miles carrying a stick and a hubcap. The subject eventually walked into the lobby of the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office at 3:15 a.m. wanting cigarettes. Strange behavior included identifying himself as Jesus, psychotic ramblings and talking to two imaginary friends, Butterfly and Bandit, on a small radio. The person was instructed to not return to involved Placerville businesses.
Text Threat: (Thurs., July 17) A mother reported to a deputy about text message threats she received from her teenage daughter’s boyfriend, who was apparently displeased with the ground rules she had established for the young couple. The mother did not wish to press charges, only document the threats.
Trouble Ahead: (Wed., July 16) At 7:40 p.m. in Norwood, a sheriff’s deputy checked on an 8-year-old boy who was riding his bicycle and crying. According to the report, “he was upset that he didn’t finish his chores at home and was afraid he was going to get in trouble.”
High Mountain Transient: (Tues., July 15) A “transient visitor” originally from Missouri became foul-mouthed and uncooperative when San Miguel County Road and Bridge Personnel directed him to not attempt to descend the switchbacks on Bridal Veil Road. Crews were working to clear and open the road for the summer season. The man was issued a citation for obstructing governmental operations.
Stolen License Plate: (Tues., July 15) A license plate was stolen from a government vehicle at approximately 11:40 a.m. When the plate gets run again, according to the report, “the thieves can expect to be contacted by law enforcement.”
Trespassing: (Mon., July 14) The San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of criminal trespassing at 9:30 at a property on CR X48. An investigation into alleged violations is ongoing.
High Mountain Parking: A San Miguel Sheriff’s deputy responded to the top of Bridal Veil Falls at a switchback on a report of vehicles parked, making turning for other vehicles difficult. The responding deputy found no vehicles in the roadway.
Lost Tuber: (Mon., July 14) At approximately 8 p.m., deputies responded to a report of an overdue party who was inner tubing with his family on the Valley Floor. The person was located and the call was attributed to “cold water conditions, and a bit of poor decision making.”
Category: Police Blotter