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Tahoe woman arrested after allegedly refusing to leave car for officers

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE ” On March 17, about 10:15 p.m., officers stopped a gold Volvo on Pioneer Trail near Glenwood Way that had expired plates. The occupants of the vehicle, a 40-year-old woman and a 71-year-old woman, both were found to have misdemeanor warrants for their arrest, according to South Lake Tahoe police Lt. Marty Hale. The older woman locked the doors to the vehicle and refused to come out, Hale said. A tow truck driver was summoned, who used a tool to unlock the car. Both women were booked into the El Dorado County Jail. In addition to the warrants, the older woman was booked on suspicion of obstructing an officer. The following information is from the South Lake Tahoe police incident log. ” On March 14, about 6:15 a.m., officers were on the lookout for a gold Jeep Cherokee after a hit-and-run at a Lake Tahoe Boulevard motel. ” On March 14, about 11:15 a.m., a Deer Park Avenue resident reported that someone had spread rice throughout her home to attract mice in an attempt to terrorize her. ” On March 14, about 7:15 p.m., a June Way resident reported that the front door was unlocked and someone had taken the dog. Officers later learned that a neighbor had seen the dog running down the street earlier that day. The missing pet was entered into the dog log. ” On March 14, about 8:30 p.m., dispatch received an emergency call from Margaret Avenue in which no voices were heard but there was a sound of typing. The caller was determined to be OK but possibly had been drinking. ” On March 15, about 12:10 a.m., an Osborne Avenue resident said she saw a flash while she was in her hot tub and believed someone had taken her photo from across the fence. Small footprints, possibly belonging to a juvenile male, were found in the area. ” On March 15, about 2:30 a.m., a man was found with scratches on his face near the corner of Pasadena and San Jose avenues and was transported by medics. It appeared the man had fallen off a bike; the bicycle was taken for safekeeping.

Crime log-Running van an easy mark for bandit

A Clue Taxi employee had her company’s 1994 Ford Aerostar van stolen when she went inside her residence Tuesday morning, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said. The driver left the engine running and headlights shining through her front window when she noticed the van pulling away. Police found the vehicle abandoned and undamaged in the parking lot behind Motel 6. Fifty compact discs in a case were stolen, police said. The estimated value of the case and discs is $775. In other news: A South Lake Tahoe police officer cited and released a 17-year-old female employee of a ski shop, located on the 4000 block of Lake Tahoe Boulevard, on Tuesday who was seen allegedly hiding one of the store’s fleece blankets behind an outside electrical box before taking it to her vehicle after work. An 18-year-old female left her 1994 Subaru Legacy unlocked Friday night in the 1000 block of San Bernardino Avenue and paid the price when an $80 compact disc player and $700 worth of compact discs were taken from her vehicle, an El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy said. An unknown suspect entered the West Shore Coin Laundry in Tahoma on Friday, forced off the top of a candy machine and took candy, an El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy said. Two driveway lampposts were pushed over and damaged on the 7000 block of Highway 89 in Tahoma sometime Friday night, an El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy said. n An 18-year-old South Lake Tahoe man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving at Pioneer Trail and Larch Avenue Tuesday morning when police noticed one of his brake lights wasn’t working, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said. A breath test revealed the man had a blood alcohol content of 0.11, the officer said. A 44-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving when a South Lake Tahoe police officer noticed the driver didn’t have his headlights turned on at 8 p.m. Monday, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said. A blood test was performed on the man but he was staggering so much he was placed into custody, the officer said.

Man arrested after pursuit down Pioneer Trail

A 56-year-old El Dorado Hills man led law-enforcement officers on a high-speed chase down Pioneer Trail early Sunday morning, authorities said. At about 4 a.m., a South Lake Tahoe police officer received a report of a silver Hyundai running a stop sign at the corner of Pioneer Trail and Glen Road. The officer spotted a vehicle matching the description traveling west on Pioneer Trail near Larch Avenue. As the officer tried to pull the vehicle over, the Hyundai sped off, according to police Lt. Marty Hale. The officer pursued the Hyundai and called for support from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. Two deputies from the office joined the pursuit, which approached speeds of 70 mph, Hale said. During the pursuit, the vehicle allegedly crossed the double yellow lines, drove on the shoulder of the road for approximately 200 yards and ran a red light at Pioneer Trail and Al Tahoe Boulevard. Officers from the California Highway Patrol deployed spike strips near the corner of Busch Way and Pioneer Trail and successfully disabled the vehicle. South Lake Tahoe police arrested the man, Trent Birt, on suspicion of driving under the influence and evading arrest. — At 9:30 p.m. May 22, El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies were called to coordinate a search-and-rescue response at the Tallac Trail near Fallen Leaf Lake, according to a deputies’ report. An ill-equipped female hiking alone had wandered off the trail and become disoriented, the report said. The deputies, joined by El Dorado County Search and Rescue volunteers, contacted CALSTAR. A helicopter crew was able to locate the woman, and search-and-rescue personnel on foot contacted her at about 10:40 p.m. The unharmed woman was returned to her vehicle at about 11:12 p.m., according to the report. — At about 1:30 p.m. May 20, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy responded to a report of a stolen vehicle at Harveys Resort Casino. A 34-year-old man from Hartford, Conn., reported his rental car had been stolen after he left it with the casino’s valets. The man still had his half of the valet ticket, but valet personnel could not locate the ticket, keys or the vehicle itself, indicates a deputy’s report.

Man found in Sierra Tract died of natural causes

Heart disease is believed to be the cause of death of a man who was found near Lindberg and Lodi avenues Tuesday night. About 11 p.m. a group of teenagers staying in the area found South Lake Tahoe resident Kenneth Darling, 63, lying face down just south of Lindberg Avenue, according to police. "When their vehicle was making a U-turn towards Lodi Avenue, the headlights of the vehicle illuminated the man lying face down on the roadway edge," Lt. Brian Williams said in a Wednesday statement."It appeared to the reporting party the man was not moving." The teenagers called 911 and waited for authorities to arrive. South Lake Tahoe firefighters responded to the scene and performed CPR on Darling, but were unable to revive him, according to the statement. First responders found no obvious signs of trauma or indications of criminal activity. "The victim's wallet, still containing cash and credit cards, had not been taken," Williams said. "A vehicle nearby was identified as belonging to the victim. It had been parked and did not appear to have been involved in a collision. Preliminary investigation led officers to identify the victim as a resident of an apartment complex on Armstrong Avenue, a nearby street in the neighborhood. Neighbors had seen the victim within recent days, and described nothing unusual." An autopsy determined Darling died from coronary artery atherosclerosis, said El Dorado County Sheriff's Lt. Pete Van Arnum.

South Lake Tahoe Police Logs

Calls resulting in arrest Feb. 4 9:15 a.m. Unlicensed driver in the 3500 block of Spruce Avenue. 9:34 a.m. Unlicensed driver in the 1700 block of Lake Tahoe Boulevard. 3:29 p.m. Misdemeanor in the 3700 block of Larch Avenue. 8:27 p.m. Drunk in public in the 1000 block of Glenwood Avenue. Feb. 6 3:28 a.m. Drunk in public in the 2100 block of South Avenue. 3:39 p.m. Drunk in public in the 1000 block of Al Tahoe Avenue. 7:57 p.m. Battery in the 3800 block of Lake Tahoe Boulevard. Feb. 7 8:17 p.m. DUI in the 2600 block of Lake Tahoe Boulevard. 8:56 p.m. Non-injury vehicle crash in the 2300 block of Lake Tahoe Boulevard. Feb. 8 1:23 a.m. Drunk in public in the 1100 block of Aspenwald Road. 10:05 a.m. Warrant in the 1900 block of D Street. Feb. 9 2:30 p.m. Suspended/revoked license in the area of Glenwood Way and Pioneer Trail. 5:38 p.m. Violation of court order in the 1000 block of Emerald Bay Road. Feb. 10 10:45 a.m. Petty theft in the 1000 block of Emerald Bay Road. 2:38 p.m. Juvenile problem in the 1700 block of Lake Tahoe Boulevard. 9:11 p.m. Warrant in the 2800 block of Lake Tahoe Boulevard. Feb. 11 9:08 a.m. Battery in the 1000 block of Julie Lane. 12:46 p.m. Burglary in the 1000 block of Emerald Bay Road. 3:23 p.m. Petty theft in the 4100 block of Lake Tahoe Boulevard. 6:59 p.m. Drunk in public in the 2400 block of Lake Tahoe Boulevard. Calls resulting in report filed Feb. 4 3:08 p.m. Resisting in the 800 block of Stateline Avenue. 7:33 p.m. Suspicious circumstances in the 700 block of Emerald Bay Road. Feb. 5 9:31 a.m. Assisting outside agency in the 3300 block of Lake Tahoe Boulevard. 4:08 p.m. Non-injury vehicle crash in the 4000 block of Lake Tahoe Boulevard. 10:56 p.m. Domestic disturbance in the 1000 block of Fairway Avenue. Feb. 6 12:10 p.m. Found property in the 3500 block of Blackwood Road. 12:42 p.m. Burglary in the 900 block of Ski Run Boulevard. 3:31 p.m. Runaway in the 3700 block of Blackwood Road. Feb. 7 2:55 a.m. Hit and run in the area of Montreal Road and Echo Road. 10:10 a.m. Burglary in the 900 block of Park Avenue. 9:20 p.m. Injury vehicle crash in the 3000 block of Harrison Avenue. 10:05 p.m. Child abuse in the 4000 block of Azure Avenue. Feb. 8 11:16 a.m. Tampering with a vehicle in the 1200 block of Wildwood Avenue. Feb. 9 8:42 a.m. Missing person in the 1300 block of Angora Lake Road. 8:44 p.m. Hit and run in the area of Lake Tahoe Boulevard and Al Tahoe Boulevard. 9:12 p.m. Domestic disturbance in the 900 block of Alameda Avenue. Feb. 10 2:21 p.m. Missing person in the 2600 block of Bertha Avenue. 5:01 p.m. Found property in the 3900 block of Pioneer Trail. Feb. 11 8:44 a.m. Child abuse in the 900 block of San Francisco Avenue. 3:25 p.m. Auto theft in the 800 block of Eloise Avenue.

Police Report: Man allegedly tries to break through door with ax

The following is a partial list of incidents handled by South Lake Tahoe police. Information came from the department’s incident log and Lt. Marty Hale. — A man was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse and violation of parole around 7:25 p.m. Dec. 6 after he allegedly broke a hole in his mother’s bedroom door with an ax and threatened her. When he saw his mother calling the police through the hole, he ran downstairs, where he was apprehended by officers and arrested. — A man who had not seen his neighbor for several days discovered the morning of Dec. 6 that the man had died in a Craig Avenue residence. Police did not consider the death suspicious. An autopsy is pending. “Everything is leading to natural causes,” Hale said. — A be-on-the-lookout (BOLO) advisory was issued after the driver of a dark gray Ford pickup was observed doing doughnuts in the area of Bonanza Trail and High Meadow Trail around 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6. The vehicle last was seen on High Meadow Trail. The California Highway Patrol was advised. — A BOLO was issued at 2:09 a.m. Dec. 9 after the driver of a silver Mazda was seen driving while apparently intoxicated after leaving Bill’s Casino. — The driver of a green golf cart with a white top was seen driving with children inside on Pickett Avenue near Craig Avenue at 3:24 p.m. Dec. 9. The driver was making 360-degree turns. — An apparently intoxicated man was arrested on suspicion of not having a license, driving under the influence and violating a court order Dec. 7 on Spruce Avenue. A woman saw the man driving and recognized him. She had filed a restraining order against him.

Liquor store robbed; pursuit of suspect ends in apparent suicide: Emergency personnel kept busy since Friday with robberies, a fight, car crashes, hit pedestrians

A liquor store near Stateline was robbed around 9:15 p.m. Friday, and the suspect is dead after apparently shooting himself in the head after a chase through town, according to a South Lake Tahoe police officer. It was just one of a string of accidents and robberies that happened over the weekend. The suspect, who was armed, made off with a small amount of cash after robbing the Tahoe Bottle Shop, according to police. After the robbery, South Lake Tahoe police pursued a 2005 Chevy Malibu. The suspect refused to yield, police said. The Malibu crashed at Rubicon Street, but it didn’t stop the suspect as he continued in the escape attempt, police said. The suspect fled from officers westbound on Lake Tahoe Boulevard. The vehicle then ran off the road and came to a stop at Lake Tahoe Boulevard and Julie Lane, police said. The suspect remained inside the vehicle and was eventually found to have a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to police. South Lake Tahoe fire and ambulance responded to the scene but were unsuccessful in reviving him, a police officer said. The suspect has been identified as Daniel Vorhees, also known as Daniel Lovejoy, 25, of Douglas County. Meanwhile, two men are behind bars after allegedly robbing the occupant of a motel room at gunpoint. The incident happened at The Block motel Sunday near Stateline. Police were able to catch the suspects within minutes of the 3 p.m. 911 call from The Block. The victim described the suspects and the white Cadillac they were driving. Within five minutes, a South Lake Tahoe patrol officer found the vehicle stopped at the Highland Motel, with one of the suspects tossing something – believed to be a revolver – into some bushes, according to police scanner traffic. The weapon was recovered. One of the suspects is on parole, according to scanner traffic. No other details of the case were available as of press time. In other police and fire news: On Friday afternoon, South Lake Tahoe police were kept busy, responding to a suspected crash attributed to a man arrested for suspicion of drunk driver, as well as pedestrian struck by a vehicle and an apparent gang fight. — At about 12:30 p.m. Friday, an SUV heading east on Highway 50 near Lakeview Avenue crossed into oncoming traffic, striking a Forest Service vehicle, which then hit a motor home, said South Lake Tahoe Police Sgt. Shannon Laney. No injuries were reported. The 49-year-old South Shore woman driving the SUV was arrested on suspicion of DUI. — At about 12:50 p.m. Friday, an 18-year-old man was struck by a vehicle while crossing Highway 50 in front of South Tahoe Middle School, Laney said. The man, who suffered a broken arm and injured leg, was taken to Barton Memorial Hospital. He apparently had been running across the street to catch a bus and wasn’t crossing in a crosswalk, Laney said. No citations were issued, Laney said, but the incident remains under investigation. — At about 1:30 p.m. Friday, officers responded to a report of a fight near Hope Lutheran Church on Julie Lane. About eight high school-age youths, all allegedly members of the same gang, were involved, Laney said. One girl was punched in the face, but no serious injuries were reported. A bat was recovered, and an 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving without a license. South Tahoe High School staff checked the campus Friday for any possible security threat resulting from the fight, according to a school official. — At about 2 p.m. Saturday, a two-vehicle crash resulted in injuries and closed the eastbound lane of Highway 50 at Pioneer Trail for about an hour. — At about 4 p.m. Saturday, police responded to a rollover crash involving two vehicles on Ski Run Boulevard. No injuries were reported. — At about 6 p.m. Saturday, police responded to a motorist who struck a pedestrian at Pioneer Trail and Glenn, then crashed their vehicle into a parked SUV. A female was taken to the hospital after being hit by the car. Her condition was unknown at press time Sunday. She was conscious after the accident. — Tribune city editor Elaine Goodman, staff writer Sara Thompson and photographer Jim Grant contributed to this report.

Fire Wire: South Lake Tahoe Fire Department calls

Total number of incidents: 45 5/17/10 – Medical aid, 1000 block Tata Lane. 5/17/10 – Medical aid, 1000 block Lake Tahoe Blvd. 5/17/10 – EMS, Interfacility transfer, 2000 block South Avenue. 5/17/10 – Dispatched and cancelled en route, 1000 block Johnson Blvd. 5/18/10 – Medical aid, 1000 block Sierra Blvd. 5/18/10 – Medical aid, 1000 block Lake Tahoe Blvd. 5/18/10 – EMS, Interfacility transfer, 2000 block South Avenue. 5/18/10 – Medical aid, 2000 block Sierra House Trail. 5/19/10 – Medical aid, 1000 block Jackson Court. 5/19/10 – Medical aid, 3000 block Janet Drive. 5/19/10 – Medical aid, 1000 block Lake Tahoe Blvd. 5/19/10 – EMS, Interfacility transfer, 2000 block South Avenue. 5/19/10 – Vehicle accident, Upper Truckee Bridge. 5/19/10 – Medical aid, 700 block Tata Lane. 5/19/10 – EMS, Interfacility transfer, 2000 block South Avenue. 5/19/10 – Smoke detector activation, 2000 block Ruth Avenue. 5/19/10 – Medical aid, 3000 block Larch Avenue. 5/20/10 – Medical aid, 1000 block 3rd Street. 5/20/10 – EMS, Interfacility transfer, 2000 block South Avenue. 5/20/10 – Medical aid, 3000 block Spruce Avenue. 5/20/10 – Medical aid, 3000 block Blackwood Road. 5/20/10 – EMS, Interfacility transfer, 2000 block South Avenue. 5/21/10 – Medical aid, 1000 block Julie Lane. 5/21/10 – Medical aid, 2000 block Genoa Avenue. 5/21/10 – Medical aid, 1000 block Tata Lane. 5/21/10 – Medical aid, 4000 block Lake Tahoe Blvd. 5/22/10 – Vehicle accident, Hwy 89 North. 5/21/10 – EMS, Interfacility transfer, 2000 block South Avenue. 5/22/10 – Medical aid, 1000 block Al Tahoe Blvd. 5/22/10 – Dispatched and cancelled en route, 4000 block Lake Tahoe Blvd. 5/22/10 – Medical aid, 4000 block Lake Tahoe Blvd. 5/22/10 – Medical aid, 1000 block Emerald Bay Road. 5/22/10 – Cooking fire, confined to container, 1000 block 3rd Street. 5/22/10 – Medical aid, 4000 block Pine Blvd. 5/22/10 – Medical aid, 1000 block Heavenly Village. 5/22/10 – Vehicle accident, 2000 block Fountain Avenue. 5/22/10 – Medical aid, 3000 block Pioneer Trail. 5/22/10 – Medical aid, 900 block Ski Run Blvd. 5/22/10 – Medical aid, 4000 block Lake Tahoe Blvd. 5/22/10 – EMS, Interfacility, – 2000 block South Avenue. 5/23/10 – Medical aid, 800 block Glorene Avenue. 5/23/10 – Dispatched and cancelled en route, 900 block Alameda Avenue. 5/23/10 – Medical aid, 1000 block Sonora Avenue. 5/23/10 – Medical aid, 1000 block 3rd Street. 5/23/10 – Medical aid, 700 block Emerald Bay Road. http://www.sltfd.org

Tourist helps police stop pursuit

A visitor to Campground by the Lake helped South Lake Tahoe police nab a man suspected of resisting arrest at about 5:30 p.m. on Thurs-day. When police tried to talk to a 29-year-old man as he road a bicycle west on Lake Tahoe Boulevard near Lakeview Avenue, the man allegedly sped off, doubling-back around Harrison Avenue businesses and riding into the campground, said police Sgt. Josh Adler. Several police and El Dorado County Sheriff’s vehicles picked up the pursuit. Noticing the chase, a male camper tackled the man, who was then taken into custody. Police booked the man into El Dorado County Jail in South Lake Tahoe on suspicion of evading police and resisting arrest, Adler said. Why the man allegedly fled wasn’t immediately known, Adler said.

Alleged burglar arrested after chase

A 25-year-old South Lake Tahoe man was arrested while wearing a stolen $5,000 watch Monday after he reportedly led police on a chase after they discovered stolen property at his apartment. Deonte Brown was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property, possession of narcotics and resisting arrest after police reportedly found a loot of stolen goods –including valuable watches, jewelry, computers, flat-screen TVs and collector coins, the key to the stolen Lexus and a large amount of heroin – connected to a recent string of residential burglaries. South Lake Tahoe police officers and El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies responded to an apartment complex on the 4000 block of Manzanita Avenue to investigate a report of a possible stolen vehicle in the parking lot. Officers discovered the vehicle, a 2002 Lexus convertible, under a cover. According to police, the vehicle had been stolen two weeks ago during a residential burglary in Zephyr Cove, Nev. Police identified Deonte Brown, a resident of the complex, as the suspect. Brown was on felony probation in El Dorado County for drug convictions and resisting law enforcement officers. Due to his probation, he was subject to search and seizure provisions, so officers searched his apartment and found stolen property related to a string of recent residential burglaries in Nevada and California. A few hours after the search, SLTPD officer Barry Rider saw Brown driving a vehicle in the Manzanita Avenue neighborhood and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. Brown reportedly fled from the car and led officers on a foot pursuit across the state line and into Nevada, where officers caught him behind Harveys. Brown was wearing a watched valued at about $5,000 when he was arrested. The watch was also identified as stolen property taken during another residential burglary in Zephyr Cove, police said. Brown was booked into Douglas County jail on charges including possession of stolen property, possession of narcotics and resisting arrest. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact detective Nick Carlquist of SLTPD at 530-542-6100 and refer to case No. 1209-0250.