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Police recover 3 stolen Jeeps; 1 crashed

Jim Grant / Tahoe Daily Tribune/ South Lake Tahoe Police Officer Shannon Laney conducts a field sobriety test on a driver of an SUV involved in two-vehicle accident on Thursday morning. A passenger in the SUV was injured and transported to the hospital by ambulance. In a separate crash Thursday evening about 6:30, a vehicle slid off Pioneer Trail near Busch Way, sending an occupant to Barton Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. The CHPsaid the driver was suspected of being drunk.

Three 1988 Jeep Cherokees were reported stolen and then recovered by South Lake Tahoe police in two days late last month. One found Feb. 24 crashed into a tree Ruby Way and David Lane was reported stolen from Harveys Resort and Casino two days before, said Sgt. Cam Carmichael.

The other two were found Sunday, one parked near the intersection of Herbert Avenue and Champlain Drive and the other along Blackwood Road.

In other news:

— Two unknown men who entered a house on the 2200 block of Venice Drive late Sunday held the residents at gunpoint as an ounce of marijuana was taken, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.

No one was injured during the robbery reported at 9:27 p.m. Investigators are working on the case.

— A 1995 Lexus parked on Ski Run Boulevard was reported stolen on the afternoon of Feb. 25, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.

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Sgt. Cam Carmichael said authorities believe the person who stole it was the same as the person who eluded authorities on a chase Feb. 24 after crashing a stolen GMC Sierra truck.

“(The Lexus) hasn’t been recovered yet,” Carmichael said.

– William Ferchland