Police Report: Wanted man allegedly found hiding in closet | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Police Report: Wanted man allegedly found hiding in closet

Jennie Tezak

A man was arrested on suspicion of obstructing officers after he lied about the whereabouts of his roommate, who was wanted on several arrest warrants, according to an El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office report.

Two deputies went to a home on Easy Street in Christmas Valley at about 8 a.m. Dec. 15 to arrest a man on one felony and three misdemeanor warrants, the report said.

A man at the home allegedly told the deputy that the man named in the warrants was fishing in Mexico. The deputy asked the occupant if he could look inside. The occupant was on probation and under search-and-seizure terms for drugs and alcohol, according to the report.

A deputy checked a closet door, and the knob would not turn, but the door didn’t have a lock. He tapped on the door, and the man named in the warrants allegedly emerged. The deputies placed him under arrest.

The other man was arrested on suspicion of obstructing a police officer. Deputies searched the closet, which allegedly held a gun cabinet with several rifles in it.

The report of a break-in Wednesday at a home at 988 Trout Creek Ave. was unfounded, according to Lt. Marty Hale of the South Lake Tahoe Police Department.

The incident occurred around 2:15 p.m. A woman thought she heard someone breaking into the house and asked her son to call 911. The boy did and then hung up the phone.

At least six officers searched the residence.

“There were no signs of a break-in, no footprints,” Hale said Thursday.


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