Crime log: Man held on suspicion of rape |

Crime log: Man held on suspicion of rape

A 19-year-old man was placed into custody Wednesday after authorities learned he allegedly raped a 10-year-old girl, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.

The alleged incident occurred sometime near Oct. 1 at the residence of the suspect, Jorge Garcia, at the 3000 block of Pioneer Trail, the officer said.

The girl’s stepfather contacted police and Garcia was placed into custody by Douglas County sheriff’s deputies Wednesday at his Stateline work, police said.

Garcia is expected to be extradited to El Dorado County Jail.

In other news:

n Marco Joaquin Muiretta, who held an armed morning standoff with law enforcement on Sept. 11, faces 25 years to life on a charge of attempted murder with use of a firearm. Muiretta pleaded innocent to the charge Thursday during an arraignment hearing at El Dorado County Superior Court. The matter will go to trial within 60 days. Muiretta was being held at El Dorado County Jail at $152,500 bail.

n The Swiss Mart Food and Gas was vandalized sometime Tuesday night or Wednesday morning when a $300 glass door was shattered, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said. Police believe nobody entered the store.

n A 22-year-old South Lake Tahoe man was arrested on drunken driving charges Wednesday evening when a South Lake Tahoe police officer noticed the car speeding, crossing lines and skidding to a stop at a stoplight, authorities said.

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