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What is CalVCB??

What is CalVCB?? The California Victim Compensation Board is a resource that helps provide support when it’s needed the most. If you or someone you know has/have been a victim of a violent crime in California, you may be eligible for financial assistance through the Victim Compensation Program. From medical expenses to lost wages, funeral cost, and more, they are here to help!! Don’t let financial concerns slow your healing- learn more about how to apply by clicking the link below or contacting our Victim Service Unit at (main number? Or email) CalVCB – CA Victim Compensation Board

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DA Vern Pierson and the El Dorado County DA’s Office have selected Investigative Assistant Ashlee Smith as the employee of the quarter

DA Vern Pierson and the El Dorado County DA’s Office have selected Investigative Assistant Ashlee Smith as the employee of the quarter. From the day she got hired, Ashlee has hit the ground running. She is often at work before her start time and still here after her end time. Ashlee has been instrumental in organizing our evidence room, scheduling evidence viewings with law enforcement and opposing counsel, ordering evidence items, and assisting in processing approximately 1,500 attorney service requests per month. Ashlee also helps with our welfare fraud grant and is part of the social media team. Needless to say, the DA’s Office would not run as smoothly without Ashlee’s every day presence and we are lucky to have her! Please join us in recognizing her for incredible work ethic and attitude!

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On Thursday, the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office swore in four new deputy district attorneys from various backgrounds

On Thursday, the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office swore in four new deputy district attorneys from various backgrounds.

Alex Grotewohl comes to us from the Humboldt County DA’s Office. He previously worked as County Counsel in Humboldt County, as well as in the legal division of the Department of State Hospitals, and as a family law attorney.

Emily Norgaard also comes to us from the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office. Previous to that, she worked at the Sacramento County DA’s Office as an attorney, and also volunteered there through high school, college, and law school.

Adrienne Black is originally from Trinity County and went to Sierra College and Sacramento State. She attended McGeorge Law School, where she participated in Mock Trial and interned at the Sacramento County DA’s Office. She passed the Bar Exam in November 2023 and came to work for the El Dorado County DA’s Office.

Pippa Temple attended Princeton, where she was on the water polo team, before attending Boston College for law school. She interned at the San Mateo County DA’s Office, and went to work for them as a DDA after passing the Bar. Her parents recently relocated to Carson City, Nevada, so she followed suit and is working out of the South Lake Tahoe branch of the El Dorado County DA’s Office.

Please join us in welcoming these exceptional attorneys!

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. At the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office, we are committed to increasing awareness about the importance of mental health and wellness. According to the CDC, one in five U.S. adults and one in five children currently live with a mental health condition. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence, through adulthood. It’s never too late to work on your mental health 💚 You don’t have to struggle with your mental health alone 💚 When things feel overwhelming, know that there is hope and help 💚 Call or Text 988

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. At the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office, we are committed to increasing awareness about the importance of mental health and wellness.

According to the CDC, one in five U.S. adults and one in five children currently live with a mental health condition. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence, through adulthood.

It’s never too late to work on your mental health 💚 You don’t have to struggle with your mental health alone 💚 When things feel overwhelming, know that there is hope and help 💚

Call or Text 988

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On May 2, 2024, an El Dorado County jury found Defendant Noe Rafael Palomar guilty of Resisting, Delaying or Obstructing a Peace Officer. On November 20, 2023, El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Palomar’s residence in Diamond Springs on the report of a battery. When they arrived, they did not locate Palomar, but they spoke with Palomar’s sister, who informed them Palomar had been drinking and threatening her and that she was afraid of him. She asked the deputies to check the home and the surrounding area to ensure that Palomar was no longer in the area. The deputies checked, and not finding Palomar, informed his sister how to obtain a restraining order before leaving the residence. About one minute later, the deputies were dispatched back to the residence on the report that Palomar was back and threatening his sister. When the deputies arrived, they observed Palomar through the residence’s front window. Palomar appeared angry and intoxicated. The deputies gained entrance to the residence. Once the deputies were inside, Palomar moved towards the kitchen, where potential weapons were located. One deputy followed Palomar to the kitchen, finding Palomar inside taking a fighting stance toward him. Palomar’s right hand was concealed behind his hip. The deputy believed Palomar may be concealing a weapon, so he commanded Palomar to show him his hands. Palomar refused multiple commands and began advancing toward him, still in a fighting stance and concealing his right hand. The deputy drew his service weapon and commanded Palomar to stop advancing toward him and to show his hands. Palomar stopped advancing and placed both hands behind his back. At that time, the second deputy was able to place Palomar under arrest. The trial was conducted in Department 1 of the El Dorado Superior Court before the Honorable Judge Ashworth. Sentencing is scheduled for May 13, 2024, at 11:30 a.m. in Department 1 of the El Dorado Superior Court.

On May 2, 2024, an El Dorado County jury found Defendant Noe Rafael Palomar guilty of Resisting, Delaying or Obstructing a Peace Officer.

On November 20, 2023, El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Palomar’s residence in Diamond Springs on the report of a battery. When they arrived, they did not locate Palomar, but they spoke with Palomar’s sister, who informed them Palomar had been drinking and threatening her and that she was afraid of him. She asked the deputies to check the home and the surrounding area to ensure that Palomar was no longer in the area. The deputies checked, and not finding Palomar, informed his sister how to obtain a restraining order before leaving the residence.

About one minute later, the deputies were dispatched back to the residence on the report that Palomar was back and threatening his sister. When the deputies arrived, they observed Palomar through the residence’s front window. Palomar appeared angry and intoxicated. The deputies gained entrance to the residence. Once the deputies were inside, Palomar moved towards the kitchen, where potential weapons were located. One deputy followed Palomar to the kitchen, finding Palomar inside taking a fighting stance toward him. Palomar’s right hand was concealed behind his hip. The deputy believed Palomar may be concealing a weapon, so he commanded Palomar to show him his hands. Palomar refused multiple commands and began advancing toward him, still in a fighting stance and concealing his right hand. The deputy drew his service weapon and commanded Palomar to stop advancing toward him and to show his hands. Palomar stopped advancing and placed both hands behind his back. At that time, the second deputy was able to place Palomar under arrest.

The trial was conducted in Department 1 of the El Dorado Superior Court before the Honorable Judge Ashworth. Sentencing is scheduled for May 13, 2024, at 11:30 a.m. in Department 1 of the El Dorado Superior Court.

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On May 2, 2024, a jury convicted Christopher Brisco of three misdemeanors, including dissuading a witness from reporting a crime, battery, and elder abuse. In July of 2023, Brisco became angry at his 76-year-old mother after she asked him for a power cord to charge her phone and began screaming at her. When she tried to leave, he grabbed her wrist, pulled her away from the door, and threw her against the wall. When she tried to leave again, Brisco grabbed her wrist a second time, pulled her away from the door, then pushed her into a chair. When the victim said she was going to call 911, Brisco told her that if she did so, “it’ll be the last thing you do.” The victim was in extreme fear and locked herself in the bathroom to call police. Brisco fled the home before law enforcement arrived. When contacted later, he admitted to his conduct and said he was upset about being evicted by his mother. The trial was presided over by the Honorable Judge Jamie Pesce. Brisco will be sentenced on June 21 in Department 7 of the El Dorado County Superior Court.

On May 2, 2024, a jury convicted Christopher Brisco of three misdemeanors, including dissuading a witness from reporting a crime, battery, and elder abuse.

In July of 2023, Brisco became angry at his 76-year-old mother after she asked him for a power cord to charge her phone and began screaming at her. When she tried to leave, he grabbed her wrist, pulled her away from the door, and threw her against the wall. When she tried to leave again, Brisco grabbed her wrist a second time, pulled her away from the door, then pushed her into a chair. When the victim said she was going to call 911, Brisco told her that if she did so, “it’ll be the last thing you do.” The victim was in extreme fear and locked herself in the bathroom to call police. Brisco fled the home before law enforcement arrived. When contacted later, he admitted to his conduct and said he was upset about being evicted by his mother.

The trial was presided over by the Honorable Judge Jamie Pesce. Brisco will be sentenced on June 21 in Department 7 of the El Dorado County Superior Court.

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Hosted by the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office, our National Crime Victims’ Rights Week ceremony paid tribute to survivors, their family members and all who have been affected by crime. And we celebrated our community’s unwavering commitment to seek justice. We proudly honored Officer Barry Rider with the prestigious Katie Dobler Award for his dedication to bring justice for all crime victims. We also celebrated Wendy Barillas and Debra Robison and their inspiring work with crime victims. And we had the privilege of honoring and recognizing Joy Eichner Lynch, a survivor whose strength and resilience inspires us all. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the agencies who collaborate to support and pursue justice for all victims of crime.

Hosted by the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office, our National Crime Victims’ Rights Week ceremony paid tribute to survivors, their family members and all who have been affected by crime. And we celebrated our community’s unwavering commitment to seek justice.

We proudly honored Officer Barry Rider with the prestigious Katie Dobler Award for his dedication to bring justice for all crime victims. We also celebrated Wendy Barillas and Debra Robison and their inspiring work with crime victims. And we had the privilege of honoring and recognizing Joy Eichner Lynch, a survivor whose strength and resilience inspires us all. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the agencies who collaborate to support and pursue justice for all victims of crime.

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Our office exterior has transformed into a garden of pinwheels, each one representing a child abuse case in the county. Each pinwheel also carries an important message: that the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office stands united against child abuse and neglect and we are dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of every child. On Friday, folks in our office wore blue and held the pinwheels to symbolize hope and bring awareness to National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Together, let’s spread awareness, educate our communities, and take action against child abuse. As we admire their colorful whirls, let’s not forget the black and white reality they symbolize. Together, let’s work tirelessly to ensure that every child grows up safe and protected. El exterior de nuestra oficina se ha transformado en un jardín de molinetes, cada uno con un mensaje significativo. Cada molinillo representa un caso de abuso infantil en nuestro condado del año pasado. En la Oficina del Fiscal del Condado de El Dorado, nos mantenemos unidos contra el abuso y el descuido infantil y estamos dedicados a garantizar la seguridad y el bienestar de cada niño. Hoy, nuestro equipo viste de azul y sostiene molinillos para simbolizar esperanza y concienciar sobre el Mes Nacional de Prevención del Abuso Infantil. Juntos, difundamos conciencia, eduquemos a nuestras comunidades y tomemos medidas contra el abuso infantil. Mientras admiramos sus coloridos giros, no olvidemos la cruda realidad que simbolizan. Juntos, trabajemos incansablemente para asegurar que cada niño crezca seguro y protegido.

Our office exterior has transformed into a garden of pinwheels, each one representing a child abuse case in the county. Each pinwheel also carries an important message: that the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office stands united against child abuse and neglect and we are dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of every child.

On Friday, folks in our office wore blue and held the pinwheels to symbolize hope and bring awareness to National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Together, let’s spread awareness, educate our communities, and take action against child abuse. As we admire their colorful whirls, let’s not forget the black and white reality they symbolize. Together, let’s work tirelessly to ensure that every child grows up safe and protected.

El exterior de nuestra oficina se ha transformado en un jardín de molinetes, cada uno con un mensaje significativo. Cada molinillo representa un caso de abuso infantil en nuestro condado del año pasado. En la Oficina del Fiscal del Condado de El Dorado, nos mantenemos unidos contra el abuso y el descuido infantil y estamos dedicados a garantizar la seguridad y el bienestar de cada niño. Hoy, nuestro equipo viste de azul y sostiene molinillos para simbolizar esperanza y concienciar sobre el Mes Nacional de Prevención del Abuso Infantil. Juntos, difundamos conciencia, eduquemos a nuestras comunidades y tomemos medidas contra el abuso infantil. Mientras admiramos sus coloridos giros, no olvidemos la cruda realidad que simbolizan. Juntos, trabajemos incansablemente para asegurar que cada niño crezca seguro y protegido.

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On Thursday, the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office participated in the CASA El Dorado’s 28th annual box lunch fundraiser. More than 2,900 lunches were delivered to the community for this event. The funds raised from this event go directly to CASA to support their mission of supporting, empowering, and providing a voice for abused, neglected and at-risk community youth. Thank you, CASA, for all you do to help our county’s most vulnerable youth.

On Thursday, the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office participated in the CASA El Dorado’s 28th annual box lunch fundraiser. More than 2,900 lunches were delivered to the community for this event. The funds raised from this event go directly to CASA to support their mission of supporting, empowering, and providing a voice for abused, neglected and at-risk community youth. Thank you, CASA, for all you do to help our county’s most vulnerable youth.

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