Suspect in attempted South Lake Tahoe kidnapping sought |

Suspect in attempted South Lake Tahoe kidnapping sought


Caucasian or light skinned Hispanic male in his mid-20s;

Approximately 5-foot-6-feet with a medium build;

Having a scar or injury near his right eye;

Wearing black wire-framed prescription eyeglasses (not sunglasses);

Wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with the hood over his head (suspicious because it was a warm day);

Wearing dark pants; and

Having a bicycle was only described as white.

Source: South Lake Tahoe Police Department

South Lake Tahoe Police Department released a sketch of an attempted kidnapping suspect on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

According to a news release, on Oct. 10 “a 36-year old female visitor to South Lake Tahoe was walking to a restaurant in the Stateline area from Harveys (Lake Tahoe Hotel and Casino). At about 9:30 a.m., she was near the intersection of Cedar and Park avenues. The suspect — a young, light-skinned male on a bicycle and wearing a hooded sweatshirt — had turned around to follow her. A few moments later, the suspect abandoned his bicycle approached the victim on foot. He told the victim he had a gun, and ordered her to come with him. Although he repeated his demands to the victim, he never displayed a firearm. Rather, he motioned with his hand in a pocket of his hoodie which gave the victim an impression that he had a gun. The victim ran away from the area and called the police from a nearby motel. The victim eventually returned home. Detectives were able to coordinate the response of a composite sketch artist to meet with her. Their collaborative effort was used to develop the attached image.”

Anyone who recognizes the suspect should call South Lake Tahoe Police Department at 530-542-6100 or Lake Tahoe Secret Witness at 530-541-6800 and reference Case 1510-0775.

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