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Crime log — CHP: Alcohol key in motorcyclist’s death

Cole Korpi, who died Aug. 18 when he was flung 130 feet after his motorcycle crashed into the back of a vehicle on Pioneer Trail, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.21 percent, nearly three times over the legal limit, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

The CHP recently received Korpi’s toxicology results. The 27-year-old South Lake Tahoe man was traveling more than 100 mph and passing numerous cars before the accident took place, police said. He hit the back of a Toyota 4-Runner, driven by a friend of his.

A makeshift memorial is still in place where the accident took place, about one-half mile west of the Trout Creek bridge on Pioneer Trail.



The CHP officer believed Korpi was at a wedding before getting on his 2002 Honda 600F motorcycle which was totaled in the accident.

In other news:




n During an inventory at Meek’s in Meyers, an employee noticed 40 boxes of Vicor self-adhesive roofing underlayment missing, an El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy said. The boxes, valued at $2,720, each, hold 225 square feet of the material, the deputy said.

The sheriff’s department is investigating the matter as grand theft. The last inventory inspection was May 31.

n A 21-year-old South Lake Tahoe man gambled for about two hours at Horizon Casino Resort Friday night. He returned to his car to find the driver’s side door open, his $160 portable compact disc player missing and about 50 compact discs valued at $500 gone, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy said.

The 21-year-old reportedly left his car unlocked while gambling.

n Someone on Saturday walked into the Promenade Deck Fashions store at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe and took a $750 chocolate brown size 42 Remy leather jacket that was on display, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy said. A sales associate noticed the jacket missing and found the tags on a shoe rack, the deputy said.


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