Thursday, 20 September 2012 03:11

TSPN TV Newscast 9-19-12

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On September 12, 2012 at approximately 0116 hours, Amador County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a residence on French Gulch Road in Pine Grove for the report of a possibly intoxicated, suicidal subject.  Upon arrival to the scene, a deputy advised that the subject had left the scene minutes prior driving a grey Dodge Durango. An Amador County Sheriff's Sergeant subsequently observed the Dodge Durango stopped on Hwy 88 near Sugar Loaf Road.  Upon seeing the marked Amador County Sheriff's Unit approach, the Durango sped off and attempted to evade the patrol unit.  The Durango subsequently yielded on Irishtown Road at Clinton Road.  As the Sheriff Sergeant began to exit his vehicle, the driver's door of the Durango opened and the barrel of a shotgun was pointed out of the vehicle towards the ground.  The occupant of the vehicle refused to obey directions to drop the firearm and show his hands.  The Sheriff's Sergeant continued to give directions to the occupant and ultimately engaged him in preliminary negotiations wherein the Sheriff's Sergeant was able to articulate some past interactions he had had with the subject.  The subject ultimately agreed to unload the firearm, and subsequently threw the firearm from the vehicle.  The subject eventually exited the vehicle and after an initial period of continued refusals to comply with the Sheriff's Sergeant's orders, he ultimately submitted to arrest.  CHP assisted Amador County Sheriff's Deputies with clearing the Dodge Durango. The subject, David Thomas Souza, 33, of Pine Grove was arrested and transported to Sutter Amador Hospital for medical clearance.  Souza was booked into the Amador County Jail charged with exhibiting a firearm in the presence of a peace officer; possession of a loaded firearm in a public place, and resisting or obstructing a peace officer.  Amador County Mental Health was also notified.

In a letter released by Karen Dickerson, Secretary of the Amador Community College Foundation, she wrights, Renee (Chapman) Mikkelsen while in a meeting today, discussing the labor pool in Amador County, a manager brought up the fact that because we don't have a community college, there are few options for hiring entry level employees from the labor pool that exists in our county. WE NEED A COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESENCE if we are ever to become an economically vibrant community! The Amador Community College Foundation. ACCF is having its regular meeting Thursday September 20.  It will be held in Conference Room C of the Amador County Administrative Building at 810 Court Street, Jackson at 2:30 pm.  

First 5 Amador is having a fun- filled morning at Minnie Provis Park, in Sutter Creek.  It's The Dad and me Picnic to be held Saturday, September 29th, 10:00am till Noon it's a picnic with healthy snacks story time and a free book to take home. This event is completely FREE! Space is limited and is first come, first serve. to RSVP or call (209) 257-1092

Are you a fan of Johnny Cash?  Then you'll enjoy Jimmie Ray's Black Train, a Tribute to the Life and Legend of Johnny Cash, coming November 24 to Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort. The show features Jimmie Ray as Johnny Cash and Cyndi Cantrell as June Carter, with their band Black Train, and starts at 7 p.m. in the Grand Oak Ballroom. For more on The Johnny Cash Show -- The Man, the Music, the Memories, visit Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort is located at 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson, CA 95642. For more information, call 800-822-9466 or visit If your on just click on the Jackson Rancheria Casino banner button and it will take you right to the website.