Crime log: 8-day sentence for threatening infant |

Crime log: 8-day sentence for threatening infant

William Ferchland, Tahoe Daily Tribune

Edgar Wesley Perry pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor counts of disturbing the peace Wednesday after being arrested last week for allegedly attempting to kidnap an 8-month-old baby.

Prosecutors had a tough time with the charges because when Perry twice walked up to the baby carriage, he used scooping motions, not striking motions.

The actions scared the mother and caused alarm Aug. 21 at Raleys Supermarket and Drug Center.

Prosecutors charged Perry with blocking the sidewalk and disturbing the peace. The former charge was dropped because he pleaded no contest, said Deputy District Attorney Peter O’Hara.

Perry will serve eight days in El Dorado County Jail, 18 months probation, pay a $250 fine and was ordered to have no contact with the victim, O’Hara said.

In other news:

n Love hurts.

A 39-year-old South Lake Tahoe man was charged with vandalism after trying to get the attention of his girlfriend by spray-painting “I Love You,” in front of her workplace in the southbound lane of Dunlap Drive on Wednesday at 1:14 a.m., South Lake Tahoe police officers said.

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