Crime log: Sexual assault case investigated |

Crime log: Sexual assault case investigated

Gregory Crofton, Tahoe Daily Tribune

El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a sexual assault case reported at the California Conservation Corps base on Echo Summit.

Staff called deputies after a 19-year-old women, a member of the Corps, said a 24-year-old Corps member violated her sexually with his fingers.

Deputies spoke to the woman and want to interview the suspect, who had left the base before investigators arrived Thursday.

“(The case) has been sent to the investigation section,” said Sgt. James Watson. “They will pursue contacting the suspect and determine whether or not there is enough evidence to proceed.”

In other news:

n With the help of ski resorts, sheriff’s deputies busted three visitors to the area for allegedly trying to ride the slopes without a valid pass.

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On Thursday at 3 p.m., Adam Rodgers, 22, of Rocklin was ticketed at Sierra-at-Tahoe. On Friday, deputies ticketed Jason Trotter, 28, of Capitola and Kelly Lute, 29, of Gilbert, Ariz., at Heavenly Ski Resort.

“The resorts have improved their methods of checking,” Watson said. “It’s not so much that we’re cracking down. It’s the wishes of the resort to take a harder line and we’re there to help.”

n A South Lake Tahoe police officer stopped a 1990 Ford Aerostar near the “Y” on Saturday afternoon because it had an obstruction in its windshield. The officer ticketed the driver, Oscar Curiel, 20, of South Lake Tahoe, for having an open container of beer in his car.

The passenger, Jose Luis Perez-Alvarez, 23, of South Lake Tahoe, was booked into jail on suspicion of possession of a small amount of marijuana and pipe. He was booked into jail instead of being cited because he did not have any identification on him, said Sgt. Terry Daniels.