Rape at holiday party alleged
July 10, 2009
El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 20-year-old man on Sunday on suspicion of raping a 21-year-old woman at a house party on South Upper Truckee Road on the Fourth of July.
The woman reported the alleged rape at about 6:30 a.m. on July 5, and, after an investigation, deputies arrested Benjamin Krueger on suspicion of rape, rape of a drugged victim and sexual battery.
The woman reported that Krueger physically forced her to have sex with him on Saturday night, said Lt. Les Lovell.
Krueger and the woman had not met before the party, Lovell said.
Alcohol is suspected as a factor in the alleged rape, Lovell said.
– A 19-year-old South Lake Tahoe man who was zapped by police with a Taser stun gun after running naked through the casino corridor last week told Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies that he had consumed marijuana and LSD and thought that he was the Terminator, according to a deputy’s report.
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A doctor at Barton Memorial Hospital said this was the man’s third such streaking incident, with the last being on June 25, according to the report.
The doctor said the man has been previously admitted to a mental health facility in Placerville for the incidents.
After the man was cleared by doctors, he was transported to Douglas County Jail in Minden and booked on suspicion of indecent exposure and resisting arrest, according to the report.
– El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a boy suspected of pistol-whipping a 35-year-old man after a verbal argument on Saturday, according to a sheriff’s office press log.
About 10 p.m. on July 4, deputies responded to Tionontati Street after the victim reported being struck on the left side of his face with an unknown type of pistol, according to the log.
The man sustained a “significant injury” to the left side of his face, but declined medical care, according to the log.
– El Dorado County Animal Services is searching for the owner of a dog that bit a man on Wednesday, July 1, at about 11 a.m. while the man was walking behind the Raley’s grocery store at the “Y.”
The dog, which is described as brown and resembling a bull dog, ran up to the man and bit him, and then ran away, according to a press release from El Dorado County Health Services Department.
There were no signs of the dog’s owner nearby.
Animal Services would like to speak to the owner of the dog to verify that the dog is current on its rabies vaccination so that the man does not have to go through post-exposure rabies treatments.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Animal Services in South Lake Tahoe at (530) 573-7925.