Burglary suspect has unusual story
March 7, 2009
MEYERS ” El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 30-year-old South Lake Tahoe woman on suspicion of burglary this week after they allegedly found her in the garage of a Meyers home.
At about 5 p.m. on March 3, a neighbor reported finding footprints in fresh snow leading to the garage of a home in the 2800 block of Lodgepole Trail. The neighbor looks after the home while the owner is away, according to a deputy’s report.
Deputies arrived at the residence and allegedly found the woman in the garage standing on a stack of three bricks. The woman said “she was working for the government planting evidence against the Russians who lived at the house,” according to the report.
The neighbor reported several items in the garage had been moved from their usual locations. Among the moved items were two sleds that had been loaded with several items, including forks and spoons, according to the report.
A burglary had been reported the previous night at the home, and while deputies drove the woman to El Dorado County Jail, she said “the only reason she went back to the house was to return the items she had taken the night before,” according to the report.
The woman was booked into jail on suspicion of burglary. She also had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for possession of a controlled substance out of Santa Clara County, according to the report.
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At about 10 a.m. on Wednesday, South Lake Tahoe police received a report of an assault with a deadly weapon in the 3400 block of Aloha Drive.
A Toyota 4Runner carrying four people was traveling east on Aloha Drive using the only tire tracks in the heavy snow, said Lt. Marty Hale.
When the sport utility vehicle’s path was blocked by the truck of a man who was plowing a driveway, an 18-year-old man in the 4Runner got into an argument with the man who was plowing.
The man, a 38-year-old South Lake Tahoe resident, grabbed a shovel from the back of the truck and allegedly hit the 18-year-old with the wooden handle, Hale said.
The 18-year-old was able to get the shovel away from the other man and the two continued to fight until the 38-year-old eventually left the scene, Hale said.
The 18-year-old suffered bruising and swelling to his arm and elbow as a result of the altercation, Hale said.
It is unclear if the 18-year-old will pursue charges in the case, Hale said.
n A 27-year-old South Lake Tahoe man was taken to Barton Memorial Hospital last weekend after suffering head injuries during a fight outside Bill’s Lake Tahoe Casino, according to a report by a Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy.
At about 2 a.m. on Feb. 28, the 27-year-old and another man were leaving out of the back of the casino when someone in a sport utility vehicle yelled at them to get out of the road, according to the report.
One of the men leaving the casino responded that they weren’t in the road and to leave them alone, according to the report.
Six or seven men then got out of the vehicle and confronted the two men, according to the report.
The 27-year-old allegedly hit one of the men in the face, which started a melee that ended up near Harrah’s Lake Tahoe valet parking area.
During the fight, the men who came out of the car allegedly stole a wallet from one of the two men.
When Harrah’s security arrived at the scene, the men from the SUV fled in a light-colored Ford Excursion or Chevrolet Suburban, according to a witness statement in the report. A green Ford Explorer or Cadillac Escalade may have also been involved, according to the report.