Macosko to be sentenced
Matt Macosko, a 30-year-old South Lake man who has been in bouts with the law numerous times on marijuana infractions, will be sentenced Friday at 8:30 a.m. at El Dorado County Superior Court.
Macosko, who has a prescription to use marijuana, had his sentencing rescheduled twice because of the storm. A Friday hearing was postponed because his attorney, based in San Francisco, felt the conditions unsafe to drive. A Monday sentencing was rescheduled because of a power outage.
Macosko’s most recent arrest was Oct. 16 when South Lake Tahoe police officers found roughly 11 ounces of marijuana in two bags in the converted school bus he uses for a home.
Other related cases were dropped when he pleaded guilty to the possession charge on Nov. 5. He faces up to a year in El Dorado County Jail.
In other news:
n A $2,200 26-inch Troy-Bilt snow thrower was taken by somebody when the machine was resting unlocked at Bijou Woods Apartments, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.
The blower had a flat tire and the 32-year-old apartment manager was about to fix it Tuesday morning when she noticed it missing, the officer said.
n A 34-year-old South Lake Tahoe man was arrested on an assault with a deadly weapon charge when he allegedly tried to run over a 42-year-old man with his 1988 Suzuki Samurai during a road rage incident Sunday, an El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy said.
The suspect then tried to attack the man with a tire iron before a snow plow driver forced the tire-iron wielding warrior back into his car, the deputy said.
n A 33-year-old Meyers man was taken into custody for disabling a phone line when he allegedly threw a cordless phone against the wall, an El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy said. The incident occurred while his girlfriend was attempting to call authorities during a Tuesday argument.
n A 31-year-old South Lake Tahoe woman was arrested on a narcotics violation when an El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy spotted a 1972 Ford pickup without a rear light and passenger brake light Friday night, the deputy said.
Deputies smelled a faint odor of marijuana and found a small foil bundle with suspected methamphetamine on the woman during a search, the deputy said.
At El Dorado County Jail, officers found more methamphetamine when the drug fell out of her clothes in small rock form, the deputy said.
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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — A flash flood watch has been extended for the Lake Tahoe area.