Tahoe crime recap: Man arrested for using woman’s identity to gain work
A South Lake Tahoe man was arrested Monday night for using another person’s Social Security number to gain employment.
The South Lake Tahoe Police Department was contacted after the actual owner of the Social Security number attempted to apply for financial assistance in El Cajon, according to Sgt. Shannon Laney. When they ran the woman’s Social Security number, the found it had been used to gain employment at a restaurant in South Lake Tahoe.
The 43-year-old man was arrested Monday night and booked into the El Dorado County jail on two felony charges related to using another’s identification to gain employment, according to an inmate listing. Total bail amount for the two charges was $120,000. As of Tuesday afternoon the man had been released.
Man attempts to steal county vehicle
A South Lake Tahoe man with an extensive history of interactions with local law enforcement was arrested Wednesday, March 8, after attempting to steal an El Dorado County mental health vehicle.
The 32-year-old man, who has had 22 contacts — including seven arrests — with the South Lake Tahoe Police Department in the past 14 years, was attempting to steal the vehicle from the county mental health facility in the 1900 block of Lake Tahoe Boulevard, according to Laney.
A county employee noticed a man underneath the hood of the car around 13:30 a.m. The man’s dog was in the vehicle.
The employee called the police and the man was arrested without incident. He was taken into custody and booked into the El Dorado County jail in South Lake Tahoe on a charge of attempted vehicle theft and enhancement for bail purposes, which brought the total bail to $175,000 according to jail records. As of Tuesday afternoon he was still in custody at the county jail.
Marine wanted for desertion
A man wanted for deserting the Marine Corps roughly nine years ago turned himself in to South Lake Tahoe police Thursday, March 9, after learning that he had a warrant out for his arrest.
The Marine Corps contacted the South Lake Tahoe Police Department and notified officials that the 27-year-old man was working locally, according to Laney. Officers agreed to pick up the man once they located him.
When the man, who was living and working at a hotel in South Lake Tahoe, learned police were looking for him, he turned himself in.
The warrant for desertion dated back to 2008, Laney said.
The man’s name did not turn-up during an online search of inmate listings at the El Dorado County jail Tuesday.