A 24-year-old South Lake Tahoe resident was arrested and charged with burglary Aug. 8 after police reportedly caught him crawling out of the Patient to Patient Collective.
About 11:30 p.m., police were conducting DUI enforcement near the collective when they were dispatched to an alarm activation at Patient to Patient Collective. Officers arrived at the scene within a minute and reportedly witnesses Leslie Decker crawling out of the bottom of a broken glass door. Police said a cement cinder block that was inside appeared to have been used to break the glass.
Decker surrendered and was arrested as he attempted to leave the building, police said. There were no other suspects.
Officers reportedly found Decker's bicycle lying on the ground on the east side of the building. Decker had several tools with him, including on a socket wrench, sockets, a box cutter and screwdrivers, police said. Decker stated his girlfriend was an employee of Patient to Patient, but would not provide a statement to investigating officers. The investigation is continuing as officers attempt to identify what items were stolen in this burglary.
On July 9, officers responded to a separate burglary at the Patient to Patient Collective. After a complete investigation, officers arrested 19-year-old Ronald "Ronnie" Gionta, and a 16-year-old suspect for the crime.