Crime log-Running van an easy mark for bandit
A Clue Taxi employee had her company’s 1994 Ford Aerostar van stolen when she went inside her residence Tuesday morning, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.
The driver left the engine running and headlights shining through her front window when she noticed the van pulling away.
Police found the vehicle abandoned and undamaged in the parking lot behind Motel 6. Fifty compact discs in a case were stolen, police said. The estimated value of the case and discs is $775.
In other news:
A South Lake Tahoe police officer cited and released a 17-year-old female employee of a ski shop, located on the 4000 block of Lake Tahoe Boulevard, on Tuesday who was seen allegedly hiding one of the store’s fleece blankets behind an outside electrical box before taking it to her vehicle after work.
An 18-year-old female left her 1994 Subaru Legacy unlocked Friday night in the 1000 block of San Bernardino Avenue and paid the price when an $80 compact disc player and $700 worth of compact discs were taken from her vehicle, an El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy said.
An unknown suspect entered the West Shore Coin Laundry in Tahoma on Friday, forced off the top of a candy machine and took candy, an El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy said.
Two driveway lampposts were pushed over and damaged on the 7000 block of Highway 89 in Tahoma sometime Friday night, an El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy said. n An 18-year-old South Lake Tahoe man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving at Pioneer Trail and Larch Avenue Tuesday morning when police noticed one of his brake lights wasn’t working, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said. A breath test revealed the man had a blood alcohol content of 0.11, the officer said.
A 44-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving when a South Lake Tahoe police officer noticed the driver didn’t have his headlights turned on at 8 p.m. Monday, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said. A blood test was performed on the man but he was staggering so much he was placed into custody, the officer said.
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