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Police arrest felon following chase

Adam Jensen

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – South Lake Tahoe police arrested a 23-year-old on suspicion of felony evasion and being a felon in a possession of a firearm following a pursuit that wound from Glenwood Way up into the Tahoe Tyrole neighborhood.

About 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, an officer attempted to stop a Jeep Cherokee, allegedly driven by South Lake Tahoe resident Christopher Wadstein, for speeding on Glenwood Way. Wadstein was also wanted by police for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Police dispatchers told officers Wadstein was considered armed and dangerous.

The Jeep immediately fled at a high speed when approached by police, according to a Thursday statement from the city. Officers lost the Jeep in the area of Pioneer Trail and Keller Road, but found the unoccupied vehicle about 30 minutes later in the carport of a home in the area of Timber Lane and Pine Hill Road.

Police established a perimeter and located Wadstein about 20 minutes later following a foot pursuit.

Wadstein was located hiding in an enclosed storage area of a residence on Timber Lane, according to the statement.

Two handguns were recovered in the area of the Jeep, said Lt. David Stevenson.

Wadstein is in custody at El Dorado County Jail in South Lake Tahoe. It is unknown whether he has an attorney.

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