Standoff ends peacefully |

Standoff ends peacefully

David Bunker
Sierra Sun

A tense standoff between neighbors on the west side of Donner Lake involving a knife and a shotgun ended Sunday evening with no arrests and one man with an injured arm.

Truckee police said a Donner Lake man confronted his neighbor who he believed was driving too fast through the area, said police Lt. Randy Fenn.

The confrontation turned into a shoving match and then a brawl between as many as six men, Fenn said.

One man injured his arm in the process and went to the hospital for treatment. But the altercation did not end there. The neighbor who had complained about speeding came back to the motorists’ home to retrieve his bicycle, which he had left, Fenn said.

“Basically the one neighbor thinks this is round two,” said Fenn.

So one of the men pulled a pocket knife and another man grabbed a shotgun from the house and told everyone to leave.

“With weapons involved it escalated pretty quick,” Fenn said.

Police and California Highway Patrol surrounded the house. But when all the neighbors were contacted, no one wanted to press charges, according to Fenn. Since any crimes would have been misdemeanors, and therefore need a citizen to press charges, the police took a report on the incident and left.

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