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Police seek man in connection with forgeries

South Lake Tahoe police detectives are looking for Robert Hammock, a 61-year-old man wanted on suspicion of forgery in Truckee and South Lake Tahoe.

Hammock allegedly stole a checkbook at Stateline, put his name on the checks and used it to receive under $500 at a check-cashing business at South Lake Tahoe about a month ago, said Detective Martin Hewlett.

He was last seen at a South Lake Tahoe medical clinic a week ago, Hewlett added.

“People should verify who they’re dealing with by asking for proper identification and a thumb print if possible,” Hewlett said.

Hammock is described as 5-foot-1, 180 pounds and has brown hair and eyes. He is believed to be in the area.

People with information on Hammock are asked to call Secret Witness at (530) 541-6800 or the police department at (530) 542-6100.

In other news:

El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies are requesting South Shore drivers to Sacramento to be aware of a man impersonating a police officer in a newer model, dark-colored, full-size pickup.

On Monday, there were two incidents of people being stopped by the subject in an unmarked vehicle with a red light and siren. Both incidents occurred in the area of Iron Point and Prairie City roads, a deputy said.

The white male, described as 5-foot-10, 170 pounds with blond hair, showed no badge or identification, but reprimanded the drivers for unsafe driving.

Any people with information on the subject are asked to call (916) 355-7231.

A 27-year-old Hayward man was taken into custody for allegedly being in possession of Ecstasy when authorities stopped the man Wednesday for having a tail-light out on his Ford Thunderbird, an El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy said.

When the man said he didn’t have a driver’s license and the car wasn’t his, a deputy searched the man and and found two pink rocks later determined to be Ecstasy, a deputy said.

A 42-year-old South Lake Tahoe man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving when he was stopped Thursday by authorities for running a red light, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.

Officers administered a breath test on the man and found his alcohol-blood level at 0.21 percent, police said.

The South Lake Tahoe Police Department received a report of a man with a shotgun on the corner of Steven Lane and Shephards Drive who faced-off with a bear on Wednesday night.

The man reportedly said he thought someone was attempting to burglarize his residence.

A 44-year-old South Lake Tahoe man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving when he ran a stop sign on the corner of Emerald Bay Road and Highway 50, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.

About 80 codeine pills were stolen Monday from a 23-year-old man’s unlocked 1989 Chevy Caprice, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.

Two males were seen attempting to burglarize a house on the 900 block of Star Lake Road, a South Lake Tahoe police officer said.

The males were seen by a neighbor Monday when his dog was barking excessively. The two males rode away on bicycles.

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