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Man accused of kidnapping

William Ferchland

Daniel McDonald, a 19-year-old Gardnerville man, is scheduled to appear in Alpine County Superior Court Aug. 11 for a preliminary hearing on multiple counts, including kidnapping, burglary and assault with a firearm.

McDonald allegedly kidnapped a 17-year-old last month and fired a gun at the teenager when he let him loose, said Alpine County District Attorney Will Richmond.

No one was injured in the incident. McDonald is being held at El Dorado County Jail at no bail since he has a fugitive warrant out of Douglas County.

In other news:

— A 61-year-old South Lake Tahoe man wanted on possession of a stolen bicycle led authorities on a foot chase and went down swinging with at least two officers, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.

On the way to the Monday night call officers learned the man was involved in a hit-and-run accident, the officer said. The man was found and complied with orders until an arrest took place. The man swung, head butted and tore the uniforms of officers who were able to get the man under control with a choke hold, authorities said.

He was arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property, violation of parole, battery on a peace officer and hit-and-run. He was booked into El Dorado County Jail with bail set at $30,000.

— Two inoperable snow plows at South Tahoe Moving and Storage at 1740 D St. were reported stolen, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.

The snowplows, valued at $5,000, were locked in a storage area. Authorities do not know how entry was gained.

— The owner of a 27-foot Mariah powerboat moored at Round Hill Pines Resort and covered with a green top reported $800 damage to its right muffler and several contents missing, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy said.

A $400 wakeboard, $300 cassette player and $100 ski rope were reported stolen by the 55-year-old owner when he visited his boat last weekend, the deputy said.

— A 21-year-old was arrested on suspicion of burglary and grand larceny when he reportedly pocketed a digital camera sitting on a desk at a design office in Harveys Resort Casino, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy said.

A hidden camera recorded the man picking up and examining items, including the hidden camera, which was placed there for security reasons.

The man, who worked for an independent cleaning company, said he picked up the digital camera because he wanted to see how it worked, the deputy said.

The man was booked into Douglas County Jail at $35,000 bail.

— A 1997 Honda Civic was reported stolen Wednesday when it was found missing from Elks Point Road, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy said.

An employee at a nearby time-share resort area reported other vehicle burglaries or thefts occurred around the same time.


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