Robbery attempt at knifepoint reported |

Robbery attempt at knifepoint reported

Adam Jensen

A 19-year-old South Lake Tahoe man reported an attempted robbery near the corner of Carson Avenue and Lake Tahoe Boulevard last week.

At about 11:17 p.m. Oct. 20, the 19-year-old was walking south on Carson Avenue when he said a man wearing dark clothing – possibly a Nike jacket – demanded money from him at knifepoint, said South Lake Tahoe Police Lt. Marty Hale.

An altercation ensued, and the 19-year-old punched the alleged robber several times and caused the man to run off, Hale said.

The case remains under investigation.

— Lower Kingsbury residents have reported at least two incidents of vandalism to Barack Obama campaign signs in the past two weeks.

Sometime between 9 p.m. Friday and about 9 a.m. Saturday, two Obama-Biden campaign signs were vandalized on Cottonwood Drive, according to a report by a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy.

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One sign had a large letter “N” painted in front of “Obama” and had “Obama sucks” written on the bottom of the sign. The second sign had apparently been kicked and bent, according to the report.

At about 6:15 p.m. Oct. 20, a resident of Sherwood Drive said that someone had written “White Power” on an Obama-Biden campaign sign in front of her home, according to a deputy’s report.

— A 64-year-old South Lake Tahoe man was arrested on suspicion of possessing assault weapons, obstructing police officers, felony assault, brandishing a firearm and making criminal threats last week.

At about 2:17 p.m. Oct. 19, South Lake Tahoe police responded to a possible domestic disturbance at a residence on Tamarack Avenue.

Police entered the house and tried to arrest the man, who didn’t immediately comply with officer’s requests, said South Lake Tahoe police Lt. Marty Hale.

The man eventually was taken into custody for the alleged domestic disturbance in which he threatened his wife, Hale said.

When police searched the home, they found several guns, including two assault rifles, Hale said.