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Washoe County sheriff: Incline Village substation will remain open

February 16, 2018 — Washoe County Sheriff Chuck Allen said earlier this week there is no truth to the rumor he is shutting down the Incline Village substation because of budget cuts. Allen said effective Monday, Feb. 19, the substation will lose its resident lieutenant. That post will be

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Tahoe Douglas fire captain promoted to battalion chief

February 13, 2018 — With a recent retirement, Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District announced the name of a new battalion chief, and he is no stranger to the district. Capt. Bryce Cranch was promoted to fill the vacancy left by retiring battalion chief Rich Nalder, according to Tahoe Douglas

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UPDATE: Law enforcement says ‘suspicious death’ in Tahoma a homicide

February 12, 2018 — An incident previously described as a “suspicious death” on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore has been ruled a homicide by detectives, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities apprehended 47-year-old Jeremy David Virgo Sunday, Feb. 11, after a brief pursuit that ended at Homewood Mountain

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Suspect in ‘suspicious death’ case arrested at Homewood Mountain Resort

February 12, 2018 — A suspect is in custody and an investigation is ongoing after authorities responded Sunday to a report of “suspicious shots fired” on Tahoe’s West Shore and discovered a dead body. Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the area of Timber Wolf Drive and Alder Street in

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Fire forces 16 people to evacuate Incline Village vacation home

February 6, 2018 — A fire at a vacation rental home in Incline Village forced the evacuation of 16 people, who were staying at the residence, authorities said. The fire was reported shortly after 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4, in the 500 block of Spencer Way. One adult

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South Lake Tahoe police continue investigation into stabbing at the Y

February 4, 2018 — Investigators are hoping that more people will come forward to help them piece together what transpired near the Y in South Lake Tahoe Saturday, Jan. 27, when a transient man was stabbed. Authorities received multiple calls around 5:30 p.m. stating a man had been stabbed,

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CHP: Man arrested in South Lake Tahoe after leading police on chase in stolen vehicle

January 31, 2018 — A California man in a stolen vehicle led authorities on a chase that started in Truckee and ended in South Lake Tahoe Wednesday. Truckee police were first notified that a stolen 2017 Jeep Renegade had been tracked using the vehicle's GPS system to Truckee, according

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Man receives minimum of 183 years in prison for sexual assault

January 30, 2018 — A man convicted of sexually assaulting a foreign exchange student in South Lake Tahoe in 2015 has been sentenced to 183 years to life in prison. Judge Kenneth Melikian sentenced Manuel Ovidio Ramos-Munoz on Friday, Jan. 19, according to the El Dorado County District Attorney’s

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Potential ‘tutoring’ scam targeting Hispanic community in South Lake Tahoe

January 26, 2018 — Police and school district officials are warning of a likely scam targeting members of the Hispanic community in South Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe Unified School District (LTUSD) sent out a message Thursday warning of a person offering tutoring services and claiming to be from the

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Authorities arrest man for alleged homicide in Incline Village

January 25, 2018 — Authorities have charged a man with murder as part of an alleged homicide that occurred in Incline Village on Tuesday morning, Jan. 23. Ismeal Resendiz-Moreno, 44, of Incline Village was taken into custody on Wednesday, Jan. 24, the Washoe County Sheriff's Office said. Authorities received

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Deputies investigate death at Incline Village home, suspect in custody

January 24, 2018 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Washoe County sheriff’s deputies have taken a suspect into custody while they investigate a suspicious death at Lake Tahoe. The sheriff’s office says officers found a man dead in Incline Village on Tuesday when they were called to a residence near

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Transient man’s death remains under investigation

January 20, 2018 — The death of a man who was detained in Heavenly Village on New Year's Eve remains under investigation. Police were first notified of a transient man acting erratically around 6 p.m. Dec. 31. According to South Lake Tahoe Police Lt. Shannon Laney, the 46-year-old man

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South Lake Tahoe PD: No credible threat at high school after student’s Snapchat post sparks concern

January 18, 2018 — After receiving a complaint about a troubling social media post made by a South Tahoe High School student, law enforcement has concluded there is no credible threat at the school. South Lake Tahoe police officers and El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence in

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Kings Beach man killed in head-on crash on State Route 267

January 17, 2018 — A head-on crash on California State Route 267 claimed the life of a Kings Beach man on Saturday, Jan. 13, the California Highway Patrol Truckee Office said. Christopher Anderson, 35, was headed northbound in a Subaru when a southbound Audi driven by an alleged drunken

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Douglas County grand jury indicts man for murder in death at Stateline casino

January 12, 2018 — A 44-year-old transient has been indicted for murder in the death of a Reno man found dead Oct. 3, 2017, in a Stateline hotel room. Jose Rodriguez-Quezada faces a charge of open murder with use of a deadly weapon in connection with the death of

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Law enforcement: ‘Pretty tame’ holiday weekend on Lake Tahoe South Shore

January 3, 2018 — From law enforcement's perspective, New Year's Eve was fairly quiet on Lake Tahoe's South Shore. That includes the Stateline casino corridor, which for years exploded into a scene of raucous revelry. People would frequently flood into the street, temporarily shutting down U.S. 50. This year

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City of South Lake Tahoe issues 8 VHR citations in 4 days

December 27, 2017 — It did not take long for the city of South Lake Tahoe to dole out pricier fines for alleged violations of the city's vacation home rental (VHR) rules. Eight citations were issued from Friday through Monday. Each fine was $1,000, the new minimum fine (up

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Lyft and Uber partner with El Dorado County DA to offer discounts on rides

December 24, 2017 — In an effort to prevent intoxicated individuals from getting behind the wheel, the El Dorado District Attorney is partnering with two popular ride-sharing companies. The DA's partnership with Lyft and Uber aims to encourage local residents to use safe rides in order to reduce impaired

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Arrests made in El Dorado County prostitution, human trafficking operation

December 23, 2017 — The El Dorado County Sheriff's Department recently announced the results of an investigation into prostitution and human trafficking in El Dorado County. Fourteen arrests were made in connection with the case. The investigation involved searching escort/ dating sites on the Internet. Numerous escort/ dating ads

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Door-to-door scammer posing as South Tahoe Public Utility District employee

December 22, 2017 — Customers in the South Tahoe Public Utility District service area are being warned about a scam involving a person posing as a district employee. An incident occurred this past weekend off North Upper Truckee Road, according to a press release form STPUD. "Over the weekend

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