Tahoe crime recap: 3 accused of kidnapping
Three suspects turned themselves in to authorities after law enforcement said they were wanted in connection with pulling a victim out of a South Lake Tahoe apartment and beating her.
Two of the suspects turned themselves in Friday at police headquarters after learning of the warrants for their arrest. The third suspect surrendered to a police officer Sunday after agreeing to meet an officer in the parking lot of the Knight’s Inn, according to the South Lake Tahoe Police Department.
According to the inmate list maintained by the El Dorado County jail, all three suspects remained in custody Tuesday afternoon.
The two suspects booked into the jail Friday — ages 18 and 20 — were wanted for kidnapping and battery. Bail was set at $250,000 for each. The third suspect who turned herself in Sunday also was wanted for kidnapping and battery. Her bail also was set at $250,000.
The charges stem from an alleged incident on Feb. 28. The three suspects are accused of forcing their way into an apartment in the 3600 block of Spruce Avenue. They then proceeded to pull a female occupant out of the apartment before kicking and punching her.
Barry Rider, detective with the South Lake Tahoe Police Department, told the Tribune Wednesday that the victim knew the three women.
“They know each other, it wasn’t like a random attack,” Rider said.
However, law enforcement is not releasing what caused the altercation because the case is still under investigation, Rider said.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated with information confirmed by Barry Rider, a detective with the South Lake Tahoe Police Department.