Hearing set for teenagers accused of robbing store
By William Ferchland
Tribune staff writer
Three teenagers accused of robbing at least one convenience store had their next court date scheduled for May, unless an agreement can be made among the attorneys.
The trio appeared in El Dorado County Superior Court on Monday for a status conference. A small crowd attended the hearing, which is open to the public because of the seriousness of the offenses.
After attorneys discovered conflicts in their April calendars, Judge Suzanne Kingsbury set a May 5 date to begin a two-day contested hearing.
Two of the main suspects remained in custody and are charged with six counts of robbery. The third, who had a lesser part in the series of convenience store and gas station robberies, remains out of juvenile hall and is charged with two robbery counts.
The teenagers’ names are being withheld because they are under 18.
In other news:
n Nearly $5,000 worth of electronic equipment was stolen from the Tahoe Daily Tribune when someone smashed open a glass door at the east entrance, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.
Shattered glass littered both the inside and outside of the entrance. A television, briefcase and computer were moved and left near the door.
The burglary occurred sometime between 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday.
If anyone has information on this case but wishes to remain anonymous, they can call Secret Witness at (530) 541-6800.
n A man staying at the Holiday Inn Express at 3961 Lake Tahoe Blvd. reported $3,000 missing from his suitcase, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.
n Vacation homes along Keller Road and Wildwood Avenue are being vandalized, with one having a rock thrown through a window, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.
– E-mail William Ferchland at firstname.lastname@example.org.