Valley Springs, CA — An eight year old child is dead and a suspect is on the run in Calaveras County. Sheriff Officials have issued this alert:
The Calaveras County Sheriff and District Attorney’s Office are currently investigating the homicide of a nine year old child at a residence on Rippon Road in Valley Springs. Multiple law enforcement agencies are currently searching the area for a suspect described as a White or Hispanic male, with longer gray hair, six foot tall, muscular build, last seen wearing a black long sleeved shirt and blue pants. This suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Residents in the area are being advised via Reverse 911 and Nixle mass notification systems to lock their doors and report suspicious activity. If you see someone in the area matching the suspect’s description, report it immediately to the Sheriff’s Office and call 9-1-1.
This is an active investigation with a search of the area and neighborhood canvassing underway. There is no further information at this time and more information will be provided at 8 pm tonight.
The Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for a wanted suspect in the Valley Springs/Rancho Calaveras area. Suspect is described as a six foot tall, white or hispanic male, long gray hair, wearing a black shirt and blue jeans, considered armed and dangerous.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking residents in the area to shelter in place, lock your doors, and report suspicious activity to the Sheriff’s Office. More information will follow when it is available.
If you see someone matching the suspect’s description, please call 9-1-1 and report it immediately.
Update: 4:40p.m: Calaveras County Sheriff’s Department reports they are searching for the suspect on foot and in the air as there is a helicopter circling the Valley Springs/Rancho Calaveras area.