Renters return unexpectedly, interrupting alleged burglary
Two women were arrested for allegedly entering a vacation home on Oakland Avenue after striking up a conversation with the renters, who were on their way out for the evening, police said.
The burglary went awry when the renters came back to the home just a few minutes later to find the two women inside, said South Lake Tahoe police Sgt. Josh Adler. No property was taken in the incident at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Adler said.
Brooke Jean Laugheed, 20, and Summer Desiree Conner, 18, were booked into El Dorado County Jail on suspicion of burglary.
Two juveniles and one adult were arrested on suspicion of stealing a car stereo from an unlocked vehicle at an apartment complex near the high school, authorities said.
The suspicious activity was reported at about 1 a.m. Saturday by someone who saw the group testing car-door handles to look for unlocked vehicles, Adler said.
The group allegedly entered two vehicles, taking nothing from one and damaging the dashboard of another to take the stereo.
Officers spotted the subjects as they were leaving the complex, Adler said. The two younger suspects were booked at the Juvenile Treatment Center.
The adult, Eliberto Ramos-Aranda, was booked into El Dorado County Jail on suspicion of felony vandalism, petty theft and conspiracy to commit a crime.