North Tahoe crime logs: 5 people cited for selling alcohol to minors

Editor’s note

As a reminder, the Sierra Sun publishes crime logs for the Tahoe-Truckee area patrols of the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, as they are provided to the newspaper by PCSO officials, and as time allows. This timeframe of logs, from Feb. 20-29, was emailed to the Sun on April 27.

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Below is a selection of incidents from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office press log for Feb. 20-29, as provided to the Sierra Sun by PCSO officials.

February 20

At 2 p.m. on the 1900 Block of Squaw Valley Road in Olympic Valley, a report was taken from ski patrol regarding eight subjects who were witnessed skiing in a closed area of the ski resort. Two out of eight suspects were identified, and charges are pending.

February 21

At 6 a.m. in the area of Emerald Bay, El Dorado County requested assistance with a search for a missing female last seen in the Emerald Bay area. Female was located deceased days later.

February 23

At 4:20 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 89 and Cathedral in Tahoe City, a female subject was contacted during a traffic stop and was determined to have an outstanding warrant out of Placer County and was turned over to CHP for suspected DUI. The passenger also had a warrant — but she was cited and released due to having a child in the car.

February 24

At 11 a.m. on the 2000 Block of Northstar Drive in Truckee, an unknown suspect stole personal items out of a victim’s unlocked vehicle. Estimated loss was over $9,300.

At noon on the 1900 Block of Squaw Valley Road in Olympic Valley, when a male subject came to pick up his last check after being terminated, he stole a stack of lift tickets. Suspect then sold some tickets in the parking lot — unaware the tickets were deactivated. Suspect is currently outstanding.

At 2:30 p.m. on the 5500 Block of Sahara in Carnelian Bay, a reporting party called to report a Craigslist scam. An unknown suspect advertised a house for rent that is currently occupied by the owner, and not up for rent. The RP did not engage with the suspect or lose any money.

February 25

At midnight at the intersection of Highway 28 and Rocky Ridge in Tahoe City, a male subject was pulled over by PCSO and subsequently turned over to CHP for suspicion of DUI.

At 7:30 p.m. on the 7800 Block of North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe Vista, a female subject was turned over to CHP for a DUI arrest.

February 26

At 3:30 p.m. on the 1900 Block of Squaw Valley Road in Olympic Valley, three subjects cited and released for skiing in a closed area of the ski resort. Subjects were prosecuted for a misdemeanor charge.

At 4 p.m. on the 600 Block of Pretoria in Carnelian Bay, a male victim transferred $650 into a suspect’s account for a vacation rental, which was determined to be a Craigslist scam.

February 27

At 1 p.m. on the 400 Block of Squaw Peak in Olympic Valley, a female took a cab ride from Reno to Squaw, but did not have the funds to pay for the fare. The suspect was cited and released for “defrauding an innkeeper.”

From 5 to 10 p.m. at locations across the North Shore, five subjects were cited and released for selling alcohol to minors in various locations during a sting operation.

February 29

At 9 a.m. on the 100 Block of West Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City, an unknown suspect damaged the latch to the bathroom door. It wasn’t clear if it was intentional or not. Regardless, it caused $200 in damages.

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