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Teens receive citations in firecracker incident

Adam Jensen

Two teenagers were cited on suspicion of possessing fireworks after allegedly throwing lit firecrackers from the window of a truck early Friday morning.

At about 12:55 a.m. Friday, El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies received a report of two men in a blue Nissan pickup who had thrown three or four firecrackers out the window while driving south on Emerald Bay Road in Meeks Bay.

The firecrackers exploded on or near the road, as well as near a vehicle of the person who reported the incident, according to a witness account in a deputy’s report.

The deputy located the vehicle near Inspiration Point, and the men gave the officer the remaining firecrackers, according to the report.

The deputy cited the teens – one from South Lake Tahoe and one from Tahoe City.

Deputies forwarded the incident to the district attorney’s office, which will review the case to determine if an additional charge of throwing burning material onto a highway is warranted, said sheriff’s Lt. Les Lovell.

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After a near traffic collision, a South Shore teenager led an El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy on a foot chase last Thursday morning.

At about 5:20 a.m. Aug. 7, a sheriff’s deputy was driving south on Black Bart Avenue approaching Pioneer Trail, when the deputy was cut off by a vehicle positioned to turn right onto Pioneer Trail, according to the report.

The maneuver caused the deputy to slam on the brakes to avoid a collision, the report said. The officer then tried to pull the vehicle over, but the vehicle did not immediately stop, according to the report.

The teen eventually stopped the vehicle, got out and ran into the woods, with the officer in pursuit.

California Highway Patrol officers and South Lake Tahoe police set up a perimeter and were able to apprehend the teen driver of the vehicle and take him to El Dorado County’s Juvenile Treatment Center in South Lake Tahoe.

The teen said he ran because he didn’t have a license and didn’t want to get in trouble, according to the report. The teen also was on probation, and deputies found 5 grams of marijuana in the car he was driving, the report indicates.