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Missing Reno woman sought

Adam Jensen / Tahoe Daily Tribune

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Reno woman believed to be near Markleeville.

Leslie Lee Gray, 51, has not been seen for about a week, Sgt. Jim Halsey said in a statement.

Gray’s unoccupied vehicle was discovered in a turnout near the Hangman’s Bridge area of Markleeville.

The vehicle was first seen at the popular parking spot for backcountry hikers on March 29.

Alpine County Sheriff’s deputies became suspicious that something was wrong when they discovered the vehicle still parked in the turnout this Sunday, Halsey said.

Alpine County deputies checked the vehicle and found the vehicle contained miscellaneous clothing, paperwork, and an ice chest with food and drinks. It is unknown why Gray’s vehicle was parked at the turnout, Halsey said.

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Gray is white, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 145 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Douglas County Emergency Services Dispatch Center at (775) 782-9911.

Police arrested a 55-year-old South Lake Tahoe man at about 4:50 p.m. on Monday afternoon on suspicion of trying to attack a female acquaintance with a hunting knife in front of Ace Hardware in South Lake Tahoe.

The man allegedly got upset after he exposed himself to urinate near the store and the 40-year-old South Lake Tahoe woman objected, said Lt. Marty Hale.

The man then pulled the knife from his front pants pocket and slashed at the woman, who was able to escape on a bike unharmed.

” A burglar tried to break into Area 51 Computers and Video Games at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning by smashing the store’s front window.

Although the burglar or burglars tried to disable the store’s alarm system, their efforts were unsuccessful, said co-owner Scott Mara. The alarm sounded when the window broke and the thief or thieves left empty-handed, Mara said.

Mara said he was frustrated by the second break-in at the business in the past 10 months.

In June, burglars stole approximately $6,000 in merchandise from the store.