Police arrest LTCC student with murder warrant
October 22, 2008
South Lake Tahoe authorities today arrested a 19-year-old man wanted on a Southern California murder warrant as he was on his way to class at Lake Tahoe Community College.
Weston Thomas McCahon, 19, was arrested without incident by South Lake Tahoe police at about 1:15 this afternoon in the Al Tahoe area, said Detective David Allen.
Allen was contacted on Tuesday by detectives in Los Angeles County who learned McCahon ” a suspect in the murder of a 20-year-old Southern California woman ” was living in the South Lake Tahoe area.
A $1 million murder warrant was issued in West District Malibu Court for McCahon, according to a jail booking report.
“The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department had a general idea where he lived. Our investigation revealed where he lived. We waited for him to leave the house because we knew he had a 1:30 p.m. class at the college,” Allen said.
McCahon was arrested on his bicycle and taken to the El Dorado County Jail in South Lake Tahoe. Nine officers assisted in the investigation and arrest, Allen said.
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It is believed McCahon was taking a Web design class.
Los Angeles detectives have been contacted and are believed to be coming to South Lake Tahoe to meet with the suspect and possibly extradite him back to Los Angeles County.
A detective from Los Angeles County in charge of the investigation was unavailable for comment this afternoon.