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Where there’s smoke, there could be people

Two notes, two cigarette butts and a log burning in a wood stove constituted some of the evidence collected by an officer when he responded to a suspicious circumstance call of a person inside an unoccupied vacation cabin, an El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy said.

On Saturday morning, a neighbor notified authorities after noticing smoke coming from the chimney of an unoccupied cabin on the 800 block of Pomo Road.

A deputy found plywood against a door that had pry marks around the edges. A black garbage bag covered a broken window on the door.

Two notes were found. On one of the two, the author said they were stranded and freezing and apologized for breaking the door, the deputy said.

Two empty fruit cans lay in the kitchen’s garbage can and a large log was found burning in the wood stove, the deputy said. The fresh ash from two cigarette butts was found in the kitchen sink.

No items were reported missing.

In other news:

n About $3,000 worth of items, including two leather jackets, an antique 18- karat gold ring and rent checks were taken from a 1987 blue Ford Bronco parked at Caesars Tahoe parking lot on Dec. 2 or Dec. 3, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy said.

The 39-year-old owner of the Ford told deputies she wasn’t sure if the passenger door was locked.

n A small window located on the front door of Hot Spots Kiosks on the 1000 block of Highway 50 was smashed and power was turned off on the breaker box, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy said.

Nothing was taken.

n A 22-year-old Meyers woman was arrested on drunken driving charges when an officer noticed her 1993 Subaru wagon make an illegal U-turn on Highway 50 early Saturday morning, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy said.

The deputy smelled alcohol coming from the vehicle and had the woman perform sobriety tests at the parking lot of Lakeside Inn & Casino.

The driver’s twin sister was also taken into custody for resisting or delaying an officer when she exited the car and acted belligerent and uncooperative, the deputy said.

n A 43-year-old Stateline woman was arrested on drunken driving charges when an officer noticed a Ford Bronco with its wheels on the sidewalk when it made a right turn from an alley between casinos Friday morning, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy said.

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