South Lake Tahoe police seek information on assailant |

South Lake Tahoe police seek information on assailant

Both a female and male are visible near the fuel islands of a nearby convenience store.
Provided / South Lake Tahoe Police Department

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man believed to have seriously injured another man near a South Lake Tahoe hotel in late June.

South Lake Tahoe Police Department officers responded to a 911 call in the area of Park Avenue, between Cedar Avenue and Lake Tahoe Boulevard, near Hotel Becket on June 26. Officers found a victim, identified as 23-year-old Adam Albaugh of Pennsylvania, unresponsive and suffering from a significant head injury.

Several witnesses told officers that an unknown, unidentified Hispanic male adult had chased Albaugh down the street before tackling Albaugh. This action caused Albaugh to fall to the ground and strike his head, according to witnesses’ account.

The male suspect was described as approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing approximately 200 pounds, with short black hair. He was wearing dark-colored clothing, according to multiple witnesses.

The man was accompanied by a dark-complexioned white female, approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall and approximately 140 pounds, wearing like clothing. Her identity is also unknown.

Investigators obtained video surveillance footage that may have captured the two unknown subjects. However, the people pictured are not considered suspects at this time, according to SLTPD. The department is requesting the public’s assistance with identifying the people in the photos.

Anyone who believes they know the people in the photos is asked to contact the police department at 530-542-6100 or the Secret Witness Tip Line at 530-541-6800.

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