Crime Log — Foot chase ends in arrest |

Crime Log — Foot chase ends in arrest

John Rivadeneira, 36, was arrested Monday afternoon on charges of resisting arrest and a warrant for violation of probation, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.

Officer Donna Kingman recognized the vehicle Rivadeneira was traveling in and pulled the vehicle over behind Rojo’s restaurant shortly before 2 p.m., said Sgt. Alex Schumacher.

Police were attempting to confirm Rivadeneira’s identity when he fled the car he was in and led two officers on a foot race to his residence in the 900 block of Merced Avenue, Schumacher said.

Several police units responded as well as El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies. A sheriff’s deputy threatened Rivadeneira with Tracker, a law enforcement dog, when Rivadeneira surrendered.

Rivadeneira was being held in El Dorado County Jail.

In other news:

n A manager at the La Baer Motel called authorities when he became suspicious of three men who said they were bounty hunters and were taking a guest into custody Monday, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said. The men worked for a bail bond company and had the man placed under arrest for having warrants from Ventura County.

n Someone threw a brick into the window of the International House of Pancakes restaurant on Monday, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said. The window was estimated to cost $300.

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