INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. - Authorities have arrested a total of five 17- and 18-year-old males in connection with a pair of recent armed robbery incidents on Lake Tahoe's North Shore.
According to previous reports, an attempted armed robbery involving a masked suspect occurred the evening of Dec. 29 at Kings Beach Liquors (formerly Spirits of Tahoe) at 8645 North Lake Blvd. in Kings Beach.
On Jan. 2, a masked man fired a revolver during an armed robbery at the Incline Village Chevron gas station at 898 Tahoe Blvd. The man fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money; no one was hurt in the incident.
According to a Friday afternoon press release from the Placer County Sheriff's Office, a vehicle stolen not long after the Chevron robbery was involved in an accident in Tahoe Vista on Jan. 5.
After an investigation among PCSO, the Washoe County Sheriff's Office and California Highway Patrol, a 17-year-old juvenile was arrested Thursday in Tahoe City on vehicle theft charges.
After further investigation, search warrants led to the arrest of Jorge Miranda-Rivas, 18, of Incline Village, and two 17-year-old males Thursday afternoon in Incline, according to WCSO.
Then on Friday, after more search warrants were served, Jorge Torres, 18, of Kings Beach was arrested on vehicle theft charges. According to PCSO, Torres is also implicated in the Chevron robbery.
The three Incline Village suspects were charged with robbery with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery, grand larceny of an automobile and conspiracy to commit grand larceny of an automobile.
Miranda-Rivas was booked without incident and was being held as of Friday afternoon at the WCSO Detention Facility in Reno on $82,500 bail. The juveniles were booked without incident into the Jan Evans Juvenile Justice Center.