Teen is accused of steak-knife attack | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Teen is accused of steak-knife attack

William Ferchland

A teenager was sent to South Tahoe Juvenile Treatment Center after allegedly stabbing a 24-year-old man three times in the left arm with a steak knife, South Lake Tahoe police said.

The 17-year-old, whose name was not released because of his age, was booked into the juvenile center on an attempted murder charge.

The victim was treated at Barton Memorial Hospital for minor stab wounds and released.

The victim was taking doughnuts to a house in the 1000 block of Takela Drive on Thursday morning, said Lt. Martin Hewlett. The man is acquainted with the teenager, who was at the house.

Police said the teenager provided them with little information, and a motive for the alleged attack was unclear.

The injured man walked to Al Tahoe Elementary site and contacted a police officer. Law enforcement personnel went to the Takela house but later found the teenager at a different residence.

In other news:

— A truck carrying refrigerated food for Wendy’s took a turn too sharp at Cave Rock and tipped over, causing damage to two other vehicles Monday morning, a Nevada Highway Patrol officer said.

Trooper Chuck Allen said the truck was eastbound on Highway 50 when it tipped. The driver was taken to Barton Memorial Hospital for minor injuries and released, Allen said.

Traffic was congested for about 90 minutes while tow trucks were called.

— A broken windshield and expired registration on a white Subaru caught the attention of a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy who ended up chasing the driver on foot.

The driver, a 46-year-old from Stateline, was described as nervous and fidgety in the valet area of Horizon Casino Resort, where he pulled over earlier this month, the deputy said.

The driver got out of the car and ran, ignoring the deputy’s orders to stop. A responding officer fired a Taser dart at the man but it had little effect because of his heavy jacket.

A baton swing, at half-strength, was taken at the man’s right thigh and brought him down, the deputy said.

He was booked into Douglas County Jail at $6,329 bail on suspicion of obstructing an officer, possession of dangerous drugs without a prescription and other charges.

— Seven mailboxes at the post office in Round Hill were broken into and found open without their mail on Nov. 13, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy stated.

A quick investigation by an officer of the shopping area around the post office failed to locate the mail.

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