Suspects arrested in BB gun shooting case: 18- and 16-year-old jailed after allegedly shooting man in arm
July 8, 2003
After a second round of BB gun vehicle shootings last Saturday, police officers on mountain bikes apprehended two suspects for suspicion of shootings that occurred in the Alder Creek Drive area over the past week.
Kyle Andrew Glen, 18, and a 16-year-old boy, both of Elk Grove, Calif., were arrested on felony charges of assault with a deadly weapon and seven counts of shooting at a moving vehicle, according to police reports.
The family was vacationing at their second home in Tahoe Donner for the holiday weekend, said Truckee Police Sgt. Dan Johnston.
“Thank God we caught them. If we hadn’t, the family was scheduled to leave the next day,” Johnston said.
Police caught the suspects after they received a report Saturday from Truckee-resident William Lane, 46, saying he had been hit in the left arm by an unknown projectile while driving westbound on Alder Drive. At the same time, two Truckee residents and one Reno man reported their vehicles had been hit that day as well.
After law enforcement officers secured the area of Alder Creek Drive at state Route 89 north and Schussing Way, a Truckee Police officer spotted two subjects 50 yards away on the north side of Alder Creek and tried to chase them, according to police reports.
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The suspects lost the officer in the woods, Johnston said.
Approximately one hour later, the suspects gave themselves up on the Emigrant Trail to CHP officers on mountain bikes.
“[The suspects] were filthy scraped up messes when we got to them,” Johnston said.
After they were apprehended, the suspects reportedly showed the officers where they hid their two BB rifles.
At the police station, Truckee Police investigators questioned the young men, who confessed to all seven shootings on July 2 and 6, police officials said. Glen was booked into Nevada County Jail with bail set at $25,000. The 16-year-old suspect is in Nevada County Juvenile Hall.
Shooting victim Lane was treated at Tahoe Forest Hospital. Doctors were unable to remove the BB, which traveled six inches into his arm, according to police reports.