Graffiti graces gas station |

Graffiti graces gas station

Tahoe Daily Tribune Staff Reports

Hearing set for embezzler

By William Ferchland

Tribune staff writer

Initials, numbers and other graffiti marked all sides of a South Tahoe Public Utility District pump station on Barbara Avenue, an El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy said.

The graffiti, on the Truckee River pump station, was found by a district employee who said the station was tagged with similar graffiti three weeks ago but the incident was not reported to authorities.

Markings were also on the rear concrete walkway and support posts. They included “187,” “530,” “ESF,” a large mushroom and a marijuana leaf, the deputy said.

The deputy didn’t state if he considered the vandalism to be gang graffiti.

In other news:

n Mary Lou Blaylock, a former clerk at Tahoe Keys Liquors & Mini Mart, will next appear in El Dorado County Superior Court on May 21 for a sentencing hearing.

Blaylock was initially charged with one count of felony embezzlement. After a guilty plea four days before a scheduled trial in January, the charge was lowered to a misdemeanor.

The amount Blaylock is accused of stealing in 2002 varies. The defense states she took a couple of hundred dollars. The prosecution and the owners of Tahoe Keys market believe the amount is in the high five figures range.

Blaylock faces a maximum of one year in county jail. A judge will determine the restitution amount.

n A $1,000 Toshiba laptop was taken from a duplex during a burglary on Cebo Circle, an El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy said.

The laptop was stationed in the living room and was the only item taken. It was traded for a 1992 Acura Legend, the laptop’s 24-year-old owner said.

The deputy believed the burglar kicked in the front door to get entrance into the duplex.

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