Prior to the high speed chase Thursday of an alleged hit-and-run driver – later identifed as Jeremy Nance – in a suspected stolen car, South Lake Tahoe police had searched for Nance on an unrelated matter. Here is an outline of how Thursday’s events transpired.
11:40 a.m., Paula Nance requests South Lake Tahoe police conduct a welfare check on her son, Jeremy, 19. Police have not released details about the woman’s concerns for her son.
12:26 p.m., Sandra Marin reports her car, a 1989, yellow convertible Ford Mustang, stolen from outside her home in South Lake Tahoe’s Pioneer Village subdivision.
4:27 p.m., Albert Marin sees his wife’s car traveling on U.S. Highway 50 near Wildwood Avenue and attempts to postion his vehicle in front of the Mustang. The driver of the Mustang, however, is able to drive away at a high rate of speed, prompting one witness to report the incident to police as a hit-and-run.
5 p.m. (approx.), The driver of the Mustang, not yet identified by authorities, crashes while attempting to turn onto Lake Tahoe Boulevard while speeding away from officers on Tahoe Moutain Drive. The suspect flees into the woods.
6 p.m. (approx.), A resident on Summit Drive in Echo View Estates reports a man matching the description of the suspect knocked on the door to her house. The family had been listening to the pursuit on their son’s police scanner and refused to let the man inside. One of the occupants chases after the suspect until losing sight of the man in the woods.
7:15 p.m. (approx.), El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deputy apprehends Nance, with the aid of his police dog Tracker, on a trail leading toward Lake Tahoe Airport in the wooded area known as Twin Peaks.
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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The reopening of U.S. Highway 50 starts 8 a.m. today for residents and property owners in preparation for its full opening 8 a.m. Tuesday.