News briefs: Alleged assault unfounded, South Lake Tahoe births, events and more |

News briefs: Alleged assault unfounded, South Lake Tahoe births, events and more

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Alleged assault unfounded

In the Sept. 25 and Oct. 9 editions of the Tahoe Daily Tribune the newspapers published information in print and online released by the South Lake Tahoe Police Department regarding the investigation of an alleged sexual assault. Police sought the public’s help in identifying a man for questioning. The subsequent police investigation found the woman’s allegations were unfounded, clearing the individual police had sought for questioning. The use of the word “victim” was incorrect in the Tribune’s stories as police confirmed no assault took place. A surveillance photo released by police initially and shared on the Tribune website has been removed.


A South Tahoe Utility District Board of Directors meeting will be held on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. It’s planned for 1275 Meadow Crest Drive, in South Lake Tahoe.


Shiloh Faith Sartain was born on Oct. 7 to Jacob and Rachel Sartain; sister of Britton Grace Sartain.

Bodie Alan Marquis Bongard was born on Oct. 8 to Eric Bongard and Katie Lowry of South Lake Tahoe.

Bryce John Overfield was born on Oct. 8 to Nicholas and Symbria Overfield of South Lake Tahoe.

Regina Yaretzy Del Angel was born on Oct. 9 to Abraham Del Angel and Rosa Santana of South Lake Tahoe.

Jordan Lynn Koopmans was born on Oct. 10 to Jonathan Koopmans and Melissa Soderston of South Lake Tahoe.

Allyson Mabel Charles Salinas was born on Oct. 11 to Mauricio Charles and Brenda Lopez of South Lake Tahoe.


Everyone is invited to a large rummage sale (including two truck loads of items) on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 8 a.m. to noon at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center (3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.). It will include new and slightly used items.

To rent a table, call Arline June Gordon at 530-545-1277. Cost for members includes half a long table for $5 and a full, long table for $10. Non-members respectively pay $6 and $12.

Make checks out to: SOUTH LAKE TAHOE SENIOR CITIZENS, INC., C/O ARLINE JUNE GORDON, P.O. BOX 10984, ZEPHYR COVE, NV 89448. The memo line should read “Table 10/17/15.” Payment must arrive by Friday, Oct. 16; mail it or bring it to the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center by 4 p.m.

There will be refreshments available for sale at low prices as well, including sandwiches, pastries, coffee, tea and cocoa.

This is a fundaiser for South Lake Tahoe Senior Citizens, Inc.


According to South Lake Tahoe Police Department, on Saturday, Oct. 10, at approximately 9:40 a.m., officers responded to the area of Park Avenue and Cedar Avenue for a suspicious person, who approached a female and told her to come with him or he would shoot her. The victim said the suspect told her he had a gun and appeared to be holding an object, concealed in his sweatshirt pocket. In fear for her safety, the female ran from the suspect. The suspect fled the area prior to police arrival. At this time, the only description of the male subject is listed below. A composite sketch will be attempted in the near future. Anyone with information about this incident or the identity of the suspect is asked to call the South Lake Tahoe Police Department and reference case# 1510-0775. The man is described as a Caucasian or light-skinned Hispanic male in his mid-20s; he’s about 5-feet-6-inches tall with a medium build; he spoke clear English, with no accent; he has scar or injury near his right eye, he was wearing black wire-framed glasses (not sunglasses); he was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with the hood over his head and dark pants; and he was possibly riding a white bicycle.


The Tahoe Art League is pleased to invite the public to enjoy a demonstration by Bill Migan of Dayton, Nev. Migan concentrates his artistic talents in pen and ink drawings depicting the Wild West and old buildings with great character. A drawing featuring many of Nevada’s historic places won Migan the “Spirit of Nevada” award at the Nevada Day art show at the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City, Nevada in 2013.

Migan’s demonstration will be held as part of the Art League’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center. It is free to the public.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County has served at-risk children since 1977, primarily on the Western Slope. On Thursday, Oct. 15, Big Brothers Big Sisters will host a ribbon cutting ceremony with Tahoe Chamber to announce the expansion of their programs into South Lake Tahoe.

The ceremony will take place between 4-6 p.m. at Tahoe Mountain Lab, which is located at 1048 Ski Run Blvd. The owners of Tahoe Mountain Lab, David and Jamie Orr, donated the space to Big Brothers Big Sisters for meeting purposes. David was previously a “Little” and considers this an opportunity to “give back” to his community.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County help the children and families who are most in need, including those, but not limited to, living in single parent homes, growing up in poverty and coping with parental incarceration. Professionally screened adult volunteers — “Bigs” — are carefully matched with children — “Littles.” For more information, contact Todd White at 530-626-1222 or


Sabrina Owen — supervisor of mental health Services for South Lake Tahoe Office, El Dorado County — will speak at The Rotary Club of South Lake Tahoe meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at noon. The lunch meeting will be held at Harrah’s on the convention level floor, and it is open to the public.

Owen brings over 25 years’ experience in the mental health field. Specializing in treating “difficult to treat” populations including adolescents with complex trauma who are engaging in self- harm and suicidal behaviors, injection drug users and the incarcerated. She also teaches law enforcement and mental health professionals how to more effectively work with “high risk” individuals and their families She has been in her present position for 2.5 years.

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