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Zephyr Cove woman’s sentencing continued

February 20, 2017 — The sentencing of a Zephyr Cove woman seeking a guilty plea agreement on theft and fraud charges was continued. Karen R. Chapon, 47, is facing felony charges of insurance fraud, mortgage lending fraud and theft. From December 2012 to November 2014 Chapon submitted travel insurance […]

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Tahoe woman gets jail for DUI with children in car

February 15, 2017 — A South Lake Tahoe woman who drove drunk with four children in her vehicle was sentenced to 120 days in jail. Angela J. Carlen, 31, was stopped at around 2:45 a.m. on Nov. 16 at U.S. 50 and Lake Village after deputies saw a vehicle […]

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Nevada sheriffs offices prepare for body cameras

February 4, 2017 — Body cameras could be in the future for Nevada law enforcement officials, and Douglas County sheriff’s officials and county commissioners are pondering what impacts the cameras could have locally. “We support the idea, but this isn’t particularly about what we want. It’s about being prepared […]

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Men deny Heavenly Mountain ski voucher thefts

February 1, 2017 — Trial dates were set for two local men who deny being part of a group that allegedly stole more than 1,000 lift ticket vouchers from Heavenly Mountain Resort. Several men are suspected in the crime. Combined, the vouchers were worth more than $116,000, according to […]

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Investigation into South Lake Tahoe drive-by shooting continues

January 28, 2017 — As an investigation into a December drive-by shooting in South Lake Tahoe continues, with one arrest already made, the question remains as to whether this crime is gang related. On Dec. 30 police arrested Kevin Gonzalez, an 18-year-old South Lake Tahoe resident, in connection with […]

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Phone scam reported in South Lake Tahoe

January 20, 2017 — A phone scam, in which the callers pretend to be from Microsoft, is occurring in South Lake Tahoe and law enforcement is warning residents not to fall for the deceptive scheme. The South Lake Tahoe Police Department has recently received calls regarding residents receiving calls […]

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Underage drinking biggest issue at SnowGlobe Music Festival

January 4, 2017 — Underage drinking was the biggest issue at the 2016 SnowGlobe Music Festival, according to incident reports from South Lake Tahoe Police Department. Out of 238 total arrests and citations, 148 were for minors in possession, up from 104 the year prior. New Year’s Eve saw […]

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Update: Suspect arrested in South Lake Tahoe drive-by shooting

January 3, 2017 — Police arrested a suspect in connection with a drive-by shooting last week in South Lake Tahoe. The South Lake Tahoe Police Department announced Tuesday that it had arrested Kevin Gonzalez, an 18-year-old South Lake Tahoe resident, on Friday, Dec. 30, in connection with the shooting […]

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SLTPD: SnowGlobe-related incidents on the rise

January 2, 2017 — SnowGlobe Music Festival’s continued growth has resulted in more than just a venue space at Lake Tahoe Community College nearly double the size of its old spot — it’s also caused more police encounters with attendees. On Dec. 29, the first night of the three-day […]

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Lake Tahoe man arrested after standoff with SWAT team

January 2, 2017 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — A North Lake Tahoe man was arrested Friday afternoon after a more-than-two-hour standoff with authorities, officials said. At approximately 10:45 a.m. Friday, deputies were called to a residence on Winding Way, west of Highway 28, after a man — a 28-year-old […]

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Fire displaces Round Hill residents near Lake Tahoe on New Year’s Eve

January 1, 2017 — Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of a New Year’s Eve fire that damaged a Round Hill, Nevada, duplex and killed the family pets. Firefighters with the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District found a heavily involved structure fire at the duplex when they […]

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Infant’s death ruled a homicide; El Dorado County man arrested

December 30, 2016 — An El Dorado County man was arrested Thursday in connection with the death of a 6-week-old infant earlier this month. Michael Swope, 29, was booked into the El Dorado County Jail on second degree murder and child abuse causing great bodily harm/death. Authorities have been […]

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South Lake Tahoe woman arrested, accused of operating fraudulent travel business in Sun Valley

December 22, 2016 — A South Lake Tahoe woman was arrested earlier this month as a result of an investigation into a fraudulent travel business operating out of Sun Valley, according to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. The arrest came after a Secret Witness tip in early December stating […]

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Alleged Tahoe peeping Toms set for July trial

December 22, 2016 — Two Arizona cousins are set to go to trial in July after denying they recorded a couple having sex in a hotel room. Christopher Chavarin, 28, of Phoenix, and Adam R. Lawler, 33, of Glendale, are being charged with the crime of capturing an image […]

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Former South Lake Tahoe fire captain pleads guilty in child porn case

December 19, 2016 — A former South Lake Tahoe fire captain could face more than 11 years in prison after agreeing last week to a guilty plea of transporting child pornography. Former South Lake Tahoe Fire Capt. Mark McLeod Wygant’s signature on the plea agreement came nearly two years […]

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El Dorado County Sheriff: Watch out for mail theft during the holidays

December 17, 2016 — The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office typically experiences an increased number of calls for service regarding theft of mail during the holiday season. With the holiday season upon us and the increase of online shopping, we would like to provide some helpful tips to protect […]

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South Lake Tahoe food poisoner attacks officer in jail

December 12, 2016 — The man charged with putting a bleach-like substance on food in two South Lake Tahoe establishments is now facing additional charges after attacking a prison officer with a makeshift weapon. On Dec. 4, Harry Dally allegedly crafted a weapon while in El Dorado County Jail […]

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South Lake Tahoe police: Beware vacation home rental scams on Craigslist

December 7, 2016 — Amid reports of an ongoing rental scam on Craigslist, the South Lake Tahoe Police Department issued a warning to potential renters Wednesday cautioning them to look for specific signs when searching for a vacation rental home on the site. In some cases, the fraudulent Craigslist […]

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‘Ninja road stars’ piercing tires in South Lake Tahoe

December 2, 2016 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — At least two incidents of punctured tires due to spikes in the roads have been reported to police over the past two weeks. On Nov. 19, Mandy Lee warned South Lake Tahoe residents over Facebook that her grandmother had four punctured […]

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Police seeking assistance with hit and run outside Harveys Lake Tahoe

December 1, 2016 — Nevada Highway Patrol is asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver involved in a pedestrian hit and run last month. On Nov. 13 at approximately 4 a.m., troopers were dispatched to a hit and run incident on Highway 50 outside of Harveys Lake […]

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