Police urge vigilance after sex offender spotted at ice arena
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – South Lake Tahoe police encouraged residents to become familiar with the Megan’s Law website Tuesday after a man identified as a registered sex offender was seen at the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena Tuesday afternoon.
Police responded to the ice arena following a report of a suspicious person and discovered the man was a registered sex offender on federal probation, according to a statement from police.
The man was not arrested, but a report of the incident has been submitted to federal probation officers and has been delivered to El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office for review of a possible violation of the city’s sex offender ordinance, according to the statement.
Police encourage local residents to become familiar with California’s sex offender registry at http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov.
The website lists 33 sex offenders living within city limits, but may not list all sex offenders, especially because many are transients, Sgt. Brian Williams said in the statement. The man seen at the ice arena was not listed on the website, Williams said.
“While we hope to discourage unreasonable anxiety, we do encourage our public to remain aware of the realities of this element of our society and to take reasonable measures to protect the safety of our children and loved ones,” Williams said.