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Police taking suggestions for neighborhood traffic enforcement

Staff reports

South Lake Tahoe police will start a neighborhood traffic enforcement program June 20 and are asking residents to provide information regarding problem areas.

The police department will deploy officers two days a week to a pre-determined neighborhood for dedicated traffic enforcement, said Sgt. Shannon Laney in a statement.

Which areas are selected will be based on requests from citizens and traffic collision data, Laney said.

“With the warmer months finally upon us and our children out of school, we expect to see an increase in traffic and bicyclist/pedestrian incidents,” Laney said. “We also receive repeated complaints from citizens regarding speeding vehicles and stop sign violations in their neighborhoods.”

At the end of the week, the police department will release statistical data on how many citations/warnings are issued and if any arrests were made.

If you would like your street or neighborhood put on a list of neighborhoods, contact Laney at 530-542-6104 or slaney@cityofslt.us.

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Providing a name, number and a description of the problem in as much detail as possible, including times of days the problem is most prevalent is required, Laney said.

Friends of the Library and El Dorado County Sheriff’s Detective Matt Harwood will host a fraud prevention program at the El Dorado County Library South Lake Tahoe Branch at 6:30 p.m. June 21.

Harwood will discuss frauds and scams in the area and how to avoid becoming a victim.

Refreshments will be served. The program is free.

Call 530-573-3185 for more information.