Police Report: Skier cited for suspected marijuana possession
A man was cited on suspicion of possessing marijuana and skiing in a closed area of a ski resort on Dec. 9 at Sierra-at-Tahoe, according to a report from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.
Security tried to contact the man after they spotted him skiing in a closed area and he became uncooperative, refusing to identify himself to staff, according to the report.
When a sheriff’s deputy arrived, the man showed him a U.S. Department of Agriculture employee identification card.
The man admitted to skiing down the closed run and said he didn’t hear security calling him.
The deputy detected a strong odor of marijuana on the man and asked him if he’d recently smoked. The man allegedly admitted to smoking and handed over the marijuana.
The man reportedly stated the marijuana was medicinal and that he had a Proposition 215 card, which allows medicinal marijuana use. The deputy asked for a medical recommendation, which the man allegedly didn’t have.
The man was cited on suspicion of several charges, including defrauding a ski resort.
He was escorted to his vehicle. Security informed the deputy that the man was a season pass holder and had purchased the pass that day.
The deputy asked the man why he hadn’t shown his pass to security staff.
He reportedly said, “Because they were being (expletives). They think they’re you guys.”
The deputy retracted the defrauding ski resort charge and the man was released. The marijuana was tested and weighed and booked into evidence.
A woman was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication in Meyers on Dec. 8, according to a report from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.
A deputy responded to a report of an alleged kidnapping after hearing that a car went off the road at Jicarilla Drive and Susquehanna Street. The reporting party said that a woman inside the vehicle stated she’d been kidnapped.
A deputy arrived at the scene and saw a woman walking down the street who had red, watery eyes and was slurring her words. She didn’t know where she was or where she lived. She said she had not been kidnapped but had gotten into an argument with her husband.
The man’s car had become stuck in a snowbank. The woman wanted to call the police for assistance but the driver allegedly wouldn’t let her due to the fact that he had arrest warrants.
The woman got out of the car and walked away because she was afraid of the man. She was arrested and booked at El Dorado County Jail and booked. Her blood alcohol level was reportedly .206.