Couple arrested after wedding day fracas |

Couple arrested after wedding day fracas

William Ferchland

A wedding day turned into a nightmare for a Tracy couple who were taken into custody after a fracas at Ridge Tahoe, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy said.

Authorities were summoned Saturday afternoon to the hotel on top of Kingsbury Grade for a man who was loudly cussing and causing a disturbance at the pool. Edward Albert, a 26-year-old from Tracy, was told to leave the pool area by hotel employees but refused, saying he was enjoying his wedding day, the deputy said.

Albert left the pool area when urged by family. A deputy and hotel management went to Albert’s door and told him he must leave the premises, telling him he wouldn’t be arrested on a disturbance charge. While walking out of the room Albert reportedly cussed at the deputy, calling him a derogatory name.

During that time, Albert’s 27-year-old wife reportedly slapped him in the face.

“Thanks for ruining my wedding day and honeymoon,” she said, according to the sheriff’s report.

The deputy placed her in custody on suspicion of domestic battery. Albert was detained and hit with two electric Taser darts when he attempted to kick the deputy while being placed in a patrol car on his way to Douglas County Jail, authorities said.

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A background check found Albert convicted of battery on a spouse in April in Tracy, the deputy said.

In other news:

— A father, upset his 27-year-old daughter was inviting men to accompany her to a hot tub at Lakeside Inn and Casino, was arrested for allegedly pointing a gun at one of the men, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy said.

Robert Wood, 51, from Corvallis, Ore., told authorities he was in town for a wedding. While at Lakeside’s upstairs bar early Sunday morning, he grew angry when his daughter was surrounded by men, some of whom she asked to go with her to the hot tub, the deputy said.

Wood went to the hot tub area and told a 29-year-old San Ramon man to leave his daughter alone. When the man didn’t comply, Wood went to his room, grabbed an Israel Industries .40-caliber handgun and returned to the hot tub area where he pointed the gun at the man, the deputy said.

Wood denied pointing the gun at the man. He was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm while intoxicated.

— Fourteen custom earrings were reported stolen by a 61-year-old man from Camptonville, Calif., who operates the Meaningful Charms tent at Horizon Casino Resort, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy said.

One rare pair, valued at $150, was described as orange stones with a small fly trapped inside, the deputy said.

The soft vendor tents have been targeted by thieves in the past few weeks.