Douglas County law enforcement reports 14 arrests on New Year’s Eve
January 2, 2019
After a busy weekend, New Year’s Eve in Douglas County was relatively tame with only 14 arrests.
Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Ron Elges reported 11 people were taken into custody at Lake Tahoe. Most notable were arrests for battering a police officer and trespassing, he said.
Four intoxicated people at Lake Tahoe were taken into custody for their own safety, two of whom had such high levels of alcohol they were taken for medical treatment.
Three people were taken into custody in Carson Valley, including one for battery and resisting arrest. There was one person with a probation violation and one too intoxicated to care for themselves.
“It was for the most part very safe,” Elges said.
Douglas County deputies saw a busy weekend leading into the New Year’s holiday.
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The sheriff’s office reported 22 arrests between Saturday and early Monday morning.
Most of the arrests were traffic related with two instances of driving under the influence.
Eight took place at Stateline where two people were arrested for trespassing on Saturday and a 16-year-old was picked up for having a false identification.
An Oakland man was arrested for being an intoxicated pedestrian on a highway in the casino corridor.
Many of the arrests in Carson Valley were on warrants or driving with revoked or suspended licenses.