Suspicious activities on Sand Ridge Rd has residents Watchful
Patrick, a resident of Sand Ridge Road south of Placerville, reported "Approximately at 1:30 this morning a white male with no shoes or shirt came down my driveway to my front door and was banging on the doors and windows shouting hello and help. Once he seen he was on surveillance camera he ripped it out of the wall. I live off sand ridge and bucks bar. I didn't hear him because of my fan In my bedroom. I noticed my camera on the ground this morning and checked my DVR. EDSO is on their way to talk to me. Apparently I'm 1 of 4 people who's house came in contact with this guy last night."
Another resident reported: "What's weird was my dog was going crazy last night. He has a certain type of bark for certain things and I told my husband it sounded like he was barking at a person. Now I'm thinking I was right."
And another said, "I woke at 2am to the sound of a gun shot, then a few minutes later sirens. Guess I need to pay more attention!"
Patrick added, "Deputy just left. He said there was a party last night down further from me towards the 49 side. Multiple cars were stolen and this man was high on bath salts. Was told he was arrested in the early hours of the night. Others reporting that he was bloody and got blood and there doors. Looked as if he got into it with a barbed wire fence."
Another resident responded, "...had that guy come thru and attempted to steal their truck.... The owners came out and where shouting at him and starting shooting their gun at/towards him.... I called the cops and like 6 EDSO came out and an ambulance/fire truck... Not sure what kind of injury the guy sustained but they caught him..... I was scared out of my mind - haven't heard shots before when they were being used in self defense rather than just playing around ..."
Ken Greenwood cautioned, "Glad he was apprehended. This 'bath salt' trend is disturbing. Please be aware, the use of deadly force is not lawful to prevent auto theft and/or trespassing. Shooting the gun near someone is the same as shooting at them. "Getting a gun" vs knowing when and how to use it are two different things."
Jen said, "Dang! Bath salts?? Wow. Glad everything is ok.........bath salts...is this a new thing or am I out of the loop?"
Susan responded,, "Wikipedia is a good starting point but since anyone can add information on that site it is best to follow up on a reliable source such as a medical site or National Drug Abuse Prevention site. Here's one good one with answers about how it affects the brain:" http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/synthetic-cathinones-bath-salts
Al added, "A game cam can be a cheaper alternative to a security video system if $ is an issue. I'm researching and ordering a camo one this weekend that uses IR lighting, so the perp is not alerted by a flash and takes the game cam. I like my steaks medium and my surveillance systems covert."
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