Tahoe police investigate apparent scuffle on Blackwood Road
South Lake Tahoe police are investigating whether a series of incidents in the Blackwood Road area are gang-related.
On Sunday, about 10:25 p.m., police received a call regarding a group of about 20 juveniles on Blackwood Road, yelling and possibly drinking and fighting, said Lt. Marty Hale. Officers arrived to find that the group had dispersed, but discovered shattered glass from a broken-out car window, Hale said.
Less than an hour later, officers were called about a rifle inside a carport at a Blackwood Road apartment complex. The rifle was seized and police continue to investigate, Hale said.
And at about 12:35 a.m. on Monday, police received a report of threats made at the same location, Hale said, adding that details were vague.
According to the South Lake Tahoe police incident log:
” On March 6, about 3:15 p.m., officers were advised to be on the lookout for a black Nissan Pathfinder whose driver had allegedly flipped off another driver and was swerving in and out of traffic near Tahoe Keys and Lake Tahoe boulevards.
” On March 6, about 7:15 p.m., a caller reported that their daughter’s boyfriend had rammed into the garage door on Heavenly Valley Road and taken off with the 18-year-old daughter. The caller ultimately decided not to press charges.
” On March 7, about 7:35 p.m., a man was arrested in the area of Heavenly Village Way after allegedly pulling a knife or box-cutter on Marriott security. The man was reportedly carrying a backpack with beer in it.
” On March 7, about 9 a.m., a burglary was reported in which someone took money from a machine in a laundry room in the 900 block of Julie Lane.
” On March 8, about 12:15 a.m., a caller complained of being kept awake by five to six noisy teens in the area of Fresno and Modesto avenues. Officers weren’t able to locate the group.
” On March 8, just after 1 a.m., a man who seemed intoxicated said his roommate had kicked him out of their Lakeview Avenue apartment, and his finger was bent or bitten in the dispute.