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Man is arrested after a pie-throwing incident at South Tahoe High School

William Ferchland

A 20-year-old male dressed as a pirate was arrested for allegedly heaving a pie in a teacher’s face at South Tahoe High School on Friday morning, a South Lake Tahoe police officer reported.

The male was a friend of a student disgruntled over a senior project, the officer stated.

He was arrested on suspicion of battery causing injury and not leaving school property. A 17-year-old female was cited for conspiracy.

The teacher went to Stateline Medical Center for treatment. It is unknown what kind of pie was used.

In other news:

• A reckless driver on Fairway Avenue led authorities on a high-speed chase then ditched the silver Dodge truck behind Value Inn and escaped, a South Lake Tahoe Police officer reported.

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The chase occurred Thursday morning around 7:30. The truck was stolen out of Truckee and returned to its owner, the officer stated.

Details on the driver who escaped were minimal.

• Land crews and a helicopter rescued a woman with a broken leg about a mile into the Pyramid creek Trail along Horsetail Falls on Saturday afternoon, an El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy reported.

Teams with Lake Valley Fire Protection District, U.S. Forest Service, South Lake Tahoe Fire Department and El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene.

A CALSTAR helicopter airlifted the woman to Barton Memorial Hospital.