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Truckee police arrested a Glenshire man last week after finding 22 marijuana plants, a shotgun and another weapon in his home.

According to police, Faustino Salitrero, 28, was on probation for a prior case involving marijuana and threats.



Police conducted a probation search at his house after receiving information that the home appeared to house a marijuana growing operation.

Salitrero was arrested on suspicion of violating his probation, possessing a firearm when prohibited, and possessing a martial arts knife, according to Truckee police Lt. Harwood Mitchell.




He was booked into jail in Truckee. Local detectives are still investigating the case and say that future arrests connected to the case are possible.

“The investigation into the marijuana is still continuing,” Mitchell said.

Police arrested a Sierra Meadows man in connection with an extortion case on Tuesday, after searching his home under a warrant, police said.

Police were investigating harassing and intimidating phone calls made in December to a witness in an extortion case. After securing a search warrant, police entered Michael Brooke’s home and recovered evidence.

Brook, 51, was arrested on suspicion of extortion and threatening or intimidating a witness. He was released on $7,500 bail.

Placer County Health and Human Services Environmental Health Division will be holding two food certification classes in North Lake Tahoe to teach food service workers and managers how to make sure food is prepared and stored safety.

By law, each food preparation facility in California is required to have at least one person who has been certified through this program or one that is similar.

Both classes will take place at the TART Conference Center at 870 Cabin Creek Road (off Highway 89 between Truckee and Tahoe City) from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. One class will take place this month, on Thursday, Feb. 23. A second class is planned for Thursday, April 27. Class fees are $85, and pre-registration is strongly suggested since class size is limited.

People seeking additional information about the program should contact Rudy Aguilar at 745-2300 weekdays.


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